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Mega Broadband Investments and Cable One Announce Strategic Partnership

SHAWNEE, Okla. & PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 28, 2020-- Mega Broadband Investments Holdings LLC ("MBI" or the “Company”) and Cable One, Inc. (NYSE: CABO) (“Cable One”) announced today …

Judge: Man charged in 2006 Iraq slayings to remain jailed

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Arizona has ruled that an Iraqi immigrant arrested on charges of participating in the 2006 killings of two police officers in Iraq will remain jailed until his extradition …

Phoenix plans 156-acre fresh food complex

A 156-acre fresh food haven is planned for a site in south Phoenix that aims to provide the community with fresh food and lead in food industry innovation. In the project’s first development …

Arizona transportation officials warn of scam ‘DMV’ websites

Transportation officials warn Arizona motorists to avoid scam ‘DMV’ websites.
Tech

In time of novel coronavirus, remote workplaces become a common 21st Century trend

As concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis have driven a wave of U.S. workers to embrace the work-from-home trend.
First responders
Fred Cuthbertson was not happy when a fellow police officer shared Apple’s voice talk assistant, Siri, answered a question about terrorists by directing users to police departments. The …
PHOENIX — Prosecutors have declined to criminally charge an Arizona state trooper in the fatal shooting of a Black man during a roadside struggle nearly four months ago that inspired protests …
PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities said Wednesday they found around 65 immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally while serving drug-related search warrants at two Phoenix-area …
More sports

Not 1 for aged: Stars come up short of Stanley Cup title

All those old guys couldn't get the Dallas Stars another Stanley Cup championship. Rick Bowness is the 65-year-old interim head coach who has been behind NHL benches in parts of five different …

Point scores, Lightning lead Stars 1-0 after 1st in Game 6

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Penalties continue to hurt the Dallas Stars, and the Tampa Bay Lightning's power play keeps making them pay in the Stanley Cup Final. The Lightning led the Stars 1-0 …

LEADING OFF: Playoffs begin, Bieber vs Cole in prime matchup

A look at what's happening around the majors on Tuesday: MARQUEE MATCHUP Shane Bieber dominated this year for Cleveland, leading the American League in wins (8), ERA (1.63) and strikeouts …

Chiefs DE Alex Okafor inactive for KC against Ravens

BALTIMORE (AP) — Chiefs injured defensive end Alex Okafor has been placed on the inactive list for Monday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens. Okafor played only 10 snaps in Kansas City's …
Nation

Woman expected in court over driving into California rally

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizer of a Southern California rally against racism who drove into a crowd of counterprotesters had asked police for help from a hostile crowd but was ignored, her lawyer …

NYC elementary schools reopen in big back-to-school test

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of elementary school students are heading back to classrooms Tuesday as New York City enters a high-stakes stage of resuming in-person learning during the …

Georgia voters choose short-term successor to John Lewis

ATLANTA (AP) — Seven candidates are facing off in Tuesday's special election to become the short-term successor to the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis in Georgia. The winner will fill those big shoes …

Dying winds give crews hope in Northern California fires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters say they hoped dying winds would enable them to bear down on a wildfire that exploded in the Northern California wine country, prompting tens of thousands of …

Ethics experts see national security concern in Trump's debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Revelations that President Donald Trump is personally liable for more than $400 million in debt are casting a shadow that ethics experts say raises national security concerns he …
World

Pompeo visits naval base on Crete on day 2 of regional tour

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited a U.S. naval base at Souda Bay on the southern Greek island of Crete Tuesday, ahead of a meeting with Greece's prime minister on …

US, Australia, India ministers to meet in Japan next week

TOKYO (AP) — Top diplomats from the U.S., Australia and India will gather in Tokyo next week for “quad” talks to discuss their common regional concerns, such as China's increasingly assertive …

AP PHOTOS: Remnants of East Germany, 30 years after its end

EISENACH, Germany (AP) — Thirty years after Germany was reunited, many once-decrepit city centers in the formerly communist east have been painstakingly restored and new factories have sprung …

Amnesty Int'l halts India operations, citing gov't reprisals

NEW DELHI (AP) — Human rights watchdog Amnesty International said Tuesday that it was halting its operation in India, citing reprisals from the government and the freezing of its bank accounts by …

AP Analysis: Dark days ahead for Lebanon as crisis bites

BEIRUT (AP) — The past year has been nothing short of an earthquake for Lebanon, hit by an economic meltdown, mass protests, financial collapse, a virus outbreak and a cataclysmic explosion that …
Entertainment
A man wearing a face mask attaches social distancing signs on the floor at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. The museum reopened Monday after having been closed for six weeks as a precaution against the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asia Today: South Korea's daily virus cases at another low

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s daily coronavirus increase was the lowest in about 50 days Tuesday as new infections trend lower. Many experts have warned, however, that the virus …

Veterinarians refuse CDC request to deport bulldog puppies

CHICAGO (AP) — Veterinarians caring for 15 bulldog puppies rescued from a warehouse at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Monday refused to send the dogs back to the Middle East country …
In this photo provided by Kang Myoung Suk, Chung Seong-ran, 84, poses for a photo at her home in Uiseong, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. The coronavirus forced Chung to do something new to celebrate South Korea's Thanksgiving holiday instead of being visited by her daughter. With a welfare worker's help, Chung sent a video greeting to her daughter for the first time in her life. (Courtesy of Kang Myoung Suk via AP)

Coronavirus remakes South Koreans' Thanksgiving traditions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The coronavirus forced 84-year-old Chung Seong-ran to do something new to celebrate South Korea's Thanksgiving holiday instead of being visited by her daughter. With a …
Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, center left, hands the Eastern Conference trophy to Bam Adebayo (13) as they celebrate their NBA conference final playoff basketball game win over the Boston Celtics with the Eastern Final trophy Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Lakers, Heat start their preparations for NBA Finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Bam Adebayo woke up on Monday with the realization that only two teams still have a chance to win this season’s NBA championship. Goosebumps kicked in at the …
FILE - Former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch speaks at Georgetown University in Washington, on Feb. 12, 2020. Yovanovitch, who was forced out of her job last year by the Trump administration, is being honored by PEN America. The literary and human rights organization announced Monday, Sept. 28, that Yovanovitch has won the PEN/Benenson Courage Award. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Former US Ambassador to Ukraine to be honored by PEN America

NEW YORK (AP) — Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine who was forced out of her job last year by the Trump administration, is being honored by PEN America. The literary and …
Business

Duterte questions letting Facebook stay after accounts shut

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte questioned why he should allow Facebook to continue operating in the Philippines after the social media giant removed accounts he said was …

Japan's NTT Corp to spend $38 billion to buy out, take private its mobile unit NTT DoCoMo as it restructures for 5G era

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's NTT Corp to spend $38 billion to buy out, take private its mobile unit NTT DoCoMo as it restructures for 5G era.

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St rally ahead of US debate

Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street recovered some of this month's losses as investors looked ahead to a debate between President Donald Trump and his challenger in the November …

The Latest: UN chief says pandemic toll is 'mind-numbing'

UNITED NATIONS — United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says the loss of 1 million people to the coronavirus is an “agonizing milestone" that has been made worse by the “savageness …

Travel

Slave sale block set to be displayed in museum, with context

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A 176-year-old stone block that was used for slave auctions in Virginia will go on display at the Fredericksburg Area Museum, with signs explaining the context of recent …

Coronavirus outbreak on cruise ship sailing in Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say 12 crew members of a Maltese-flagged cruise ship on a Greek island tour with more than 1,500 people on board have tested positive to the coronavirus and …

Australian park owner fined $2.5M over 4 river ride deaths

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — An Australian theme park owner was fined 3.6 million Australian dollars ($2.5 million) on Monday for safety breaches that led to the deaths of four people on a river …

Morocco faces down COVID spread with tough rules

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — With air and sea borders closed for months and eight cities barring people from entering or leaving, Morocco has been pulling out the stops to stanch the spread of …

Things to do

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park continues reopening plans

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park reopened Sept. 3 with rave reviews from visitors and moved forward Sept. 19 with the second phase of their reopening plan.

Honor first-responders at in-person, virtual events in the Phoenix metro area

This year marks the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The date is now …

Arizona volunteers sought for Adopt a Highway program

A lot has changed over the last few months, but there is still a need for volunteers to help keep Arizona looking its best.

Arizona arts poised to stage a comeback

With innovative approaches and support from area patrons and other sources, local arts groups are adapting to continue their missions in the community.

Valley Voices

Seniors: Get your flu shot this fall — it’s important

Getting vaccinated for the flu this fall is more important than ever.

Swanson: Cruise set to support law enforcement

As I turned on the evening news, I learned that tragically two more law enforcement officers were shot today in the line of duty — this time in Louisville. Anyone in law enforcement today …

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on many stressors, including emotional hardships that can impact the overall health and mental well-being of Arizonans.

Greeney: Calls new development 'wasteful'

Who approved the “Beachfront Resort” in Glendale? Eleven-acre man-made lagoon with sandy beaches! Where is this water coming from? We live in a desert, man. Look around at the fires, …

Some tips to reduce risk of falls and injury

The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that’s still the same? Falling is not a normal part of aging.