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Phoenix Council votes 5-4 for civilian oversight of police

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix City Council members Tuesday voted 5-4 to approve a citizen review board with the power to investigate police after a raucous meeting that stretched five hours into the …

Court closes courthouse door on slain Mexican teen's family

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday, in a 5-4 ruling, closed the courthouse door on the parents of a Mexican teenager who was shot dead over the border by an American agent. The …

Supreme Court upholds Arizona death sentence

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence for an Arizona inmate who was convicted of killing two people in home burglaries nearly 30 years …

People urged to give blood in March for Red Cross Month

The American Red Cross urges the public to join its lifesaving mission by giving blood or platelets this March in celebration of Red Cross Month. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are …

Alzheimer's informative sessions coming up at 3 Valley locations

This spring training season, community members are invited to attend informative sessions with “Heavy Hitters” experts at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Banner Sun Health Research Institute.
First responders
An 18-month-old boy is in the hospital after he was pulled from a pool at his home in Glendale. Around 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, Glendale police and fire officials responded to a home near 67th …
Two people were released from the hospital after the vehicle they were in crashed into a home in Surprise.
A man is accused of stabbing his son and trying to injure a police K-9 in Avondale.
Top sports story

As luge season winds down, USA's Emily Sweeney looking ahead

Luge’s World Cup campaign ends this weekend in Germany, where most of the best 100 sliders in the sport will be looking to close their international seasons on a high note. Emily Sweeney won’t …
More sports

Flynn, No. 5 San Diego State rally to beat Rams 66-60

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Malachi Flynn scored 10 of San Diego State’s last 17 points and the No. 5 Aztecs rallied from a seven-point deficit to beat Colorado State 66-60 Tuesday night and rebound from …

LeBron's 40 bests Zion, sends Lakers past Pelicans 118-109

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James had 40 points and eight rebounds in his first career meeting with Zion Williamson while leading the Los Angeles Lakers to their sixth straight victory, 118-109 over …

Milano scores twice, helps Ducks stop Oilers 4-3 in OT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Sonny Milano had an ideal debut with the Anaheim Ducks. Milano netted the winning goal in overtime and finished with two goals, leading the Ducks to a 4-3 win over the …

Kings send Warriors to 7th straight home loss, 112-94

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Sacramento Kings came out of the All-Star break knowing they had little margin for error if they wanted to make a playoff push. Three straight wins to begin the stretch …
Daily Independent
Nation

Parents say daughter, 7, died 1 minute into tonsil surgery

CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — Parents of a 7-year-old South Carolina girl said she died one minute into a surgery to have her tonsils removed. Paisley Elizabeth Grace Cogsdill died Friday at a medical …

Police: Man accused of Maryland syringe attack arrested

CHURCHTON, Md. (AP) — Police arrested a man accused of stabbing a woman with a syringe at a Maryland grocery store in an attack caught on surveillance video. Thomas Bryon Stemen was arrested …

Generic drugmakers sold most opioids during overdose crisis

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals doled out lavish perks for top U.S. employees who hit or beat sales goals for prescription opioids and other drugs: six-figure bonuses and a chance to snag a coveted …

Barr, DeVos addressing National Religious Broadcasters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. AttorneyGeneral William Barr will be a featured speaker Wednesday at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Tennessee. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos …

California wildfire victims fear they'll be last in payout

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A $13.5 billion settlement between victims of California's catastrophic wildfires and the utility blamed for causing them was supposed to bring some peace and hope to people …
World

South Korea reports 115 more cases of the new virus, raising its total to 1,261

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reports 115 more cases of the new virus, raising its total to 1,261.

Bus crashes into river in India, killing 24 people

NEW DELHI (AP) — A bus plunged into a river in western India on Wednesday, killing at least 24 people from a wedding party, police said. The driver lost control of the bus after one of the …

Malaysian king meets more lawmakers to end political vaccum

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king held unusual consultations with lawmakers for a second day Wednesday to resolve a political vacuum caused by the abrupt collapse of the ruling …

How deadly is new coronavirus? It's still too early to tell

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists can’t tell yet how deadly the new virus that’s spreading around the globe really is — and deepening the mystery, the fatality rate differs even within …

Australian and Israeli leaders discuss extradition wrangle

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister and Israel’s president on Wednesday discussed an extradition request for a former school principal whose alleged abuse of dozens of …
Entertainment
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020 file photo, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas arrive at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, in Los Angeles, California. Hollywood power couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are set to return to Israel as co-hosts of this year’s prestigious Genesis Prize ceremony. The Genesis Prize Foundation announced Wednesday, Feb 25, 2020, that the pair would co-host the June 18 event, where former Soviet dissident and Israeli politician Natan Sharansky is to be honored as the 2020 laureate. Douglas himself was the 2015 winner of the $1 million prize, granted each year in recognition of professional achievement, contribution to humanity and commitment to Jewish values and Israel. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Michael Douglas, Zeta-Jones to co-host Jerusalem ceremony

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hollywood power couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are set to return to Israel as co-hosts of this …
FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2009, file photo, Placido Domingo performs during a sound check prior to a free concert in Mexico City. In a statement released on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, he said, "I have taken time over the last several months to reflect on the allegations that various colleagues of mine have made against me. ... I respect that these women finally felt comfortable enough to speak out, and I want them to know that I am truly sorry for the hurt that I caused them. I accept full responsibility for my actions, and I have grown from this experience." (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Placido Domingo apology prompts new accuser to step forward

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The words "I am truly sorry" have not been uttered often in the #MeToo era. So when soprano Luz del Alba Rubio …
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020 file photo, Mimi Haleyi, right, arrives to testify in Harvey Weinstein's trial on charges of rape and sexual assault in New York.  Haleyi, one of the women Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexually assaulting,  said Tuesday, Feb. 25, that the verdict made her feel grateful to be “heard and believed.” Weinstein faces a possible sentence of five to 29 years after a Manhattan jury convicted him of sexually assaulting Haleyi and raping an aspiring actress in 2013. He was acquitted of first-degree rape and two counts of predatory sexual assault.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Weinstein accuser Haleyi grateful to be 'heard and believed'

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the women Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexually assaulting said Tuesday that the verdict made her feel …
This image released by 101 Studios shows Garrett Hedlund in a scene from "Burden. (101 Studios via AP)

Review: An unlikely friendship is at the heart of 'Burden'

It was only a matter of time before Hollywood came calling to adapt the real-life events surrounding a museum in South Carolina that …
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2010 file photo, British singer Duffy poses for photographs in West London. Duffy says she’s been out of the public limelight for years to focus on recovering from what she described as being “drugged and raped and held captive over some days.” She said in a revealing Instagram post Tuesday, feb. 25, 2020, that it has taken time to recovery and asked her fans to support her.  (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)

Singer Duffy says rape, captivity, led to her public retreat

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Duffy says she’s been out of the public limelight for years to focus on recovering from …
Business
Fake meat and a latte? Starbucks adds Beyond Meat in Canada

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks customers in Canada will soon be able to down fake meat with their Frappuccinos. The coffee chain said Wednesday that it will soon start selling a sandwich featuring a …

Reports: Panasonic, Tesla to scrap solar panels partnership

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics maker Panasonic declined to comment on reports Wednesday that it is planning to end its partnership with Tesla to produce solar panels at a factory in New York …

Hong Kong plans handouts, tax cuts to counter economic woes

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's government is proposing a nearly $1,300 cash handout for each resident over 18 years old to help alleviate hardships brought on by the spreading viral outbreak and …

Violence, industry co-exist in conservative Mexican state

IRAPUATO, Mexico (AP) — Mexico’s drug war has long played out in dusty northern border cities or the poppy fields of its southern mountains, but now the killings have moved to the conservative …

Stocks open slightly higher after worst drop in 2 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks opened slightly higher on Wall Street as the market claws back some of the ground it lost in a dramatic sell-off a day earlier. Home Depot and Macy's rose Tuesday after …

Travel
Canary Islands hotel quarantined after virus confirmed

MADRID (AP) — A tourist hotel on the Canary Island hotel of Tenerife was placed in quarantine Tuesday after an Italian doctor staying there tested positive for the new virus from China that has …

'Time is everything': World braces for spread of new virus

China's massive travel restrictions, house-to-house checks, huge isolation wards and lockdowns of entire cities bought the world valuable time to prepare for the global spread of the new …

As concern grows, China, South Korea report more virus cases

BEIJING (AP) — China and South Korea on Tuesday reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia but is creating worrisome, increasing clusters in the Middle East …

Brazilian politicians avoid Carnival as they become targets

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At Rio’s annual Carnival celebration Monday night, comedian and composer Marcelo Adnet stood atop a float for the Sao Clemente samba school dressed in a sequin suit …

New rail blockades in Canada emerge as talks continue

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Protesters erected new rail blockades Tuesday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government said it was working to calm tensions with a British Columbia First Nation at the …

Things to do
Things to Do in the Valley – Feb. 20-26

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Feb. 20-26. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Feb. 20-23 - PHOENIX: Cirque Du …

D-Backs ‘Fan Fest’ set for Saturday at Chase Field

Diamondbacks officials announced they will host the 16th Annual Arizona Diamondbacks Fan Fest 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix.

Things to Do in the Valley – Feb. 6-12

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Feb. 5-12. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Feb. 6 - SCOTTSDALE: Western Week …

Things to Do in the Valley – Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Jan. 31-Feb. 2 - GILBERT: …

Opinion

A healthy lifestyle is best defense against coronavirus

While the world is focused on a cure for coronavirus, not enough of the conversation is focused on the things people can do to avoid …

Watch for warning signs of teen suicide

Participants in a program called One Gilbert hope to unite the town’s residents behind an ambitious and much-needed goal: …

Walking Home

A favorite quote from Ram Dass says, “We’re all just walking each other home.” Did you ever walk home with a friend from school? …

New ‘Vista’ brings culture to West Valley venue

The Vista Center for the Arts, formally known as Valley Vista Performing Arts Center, has been rebranded as the regional entertainment …

We recognize the important work of engineers

It has been said that engineers solve problems you didn’t know you had in ways you don’t understand.
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