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ADOT to host business transport expo March 12 in Glendale

The Arizona Department of Transportation and partner agencies are hosting an event highlighting project opportunities to owners of small businesses and companies qualifying for the agency’s …

Border Patrol ex-agent gets 6-year term for aiding smugglers

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former U.S. Border Patrol agent who admitted helping traffickers smuggle drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border has been sentenced to six years in prison on drug and bribery …

Former arms company engineer pleads guilty to weapons count

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A naturalized U.S. citizen from China who worked for 10 years for a Raytheon Corp. subsidiary as an electrical engineer has pleaded guilty to a federal arms exportation …

Trump wants $1.5B over 10 years to revive US uranium mining

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration is asking Congress for $1.5 billion over 10 years to create a new national stockpile of U.S.-mined uranium, saying that propping up U.S. uranium …

Winfrey holds TV discussion on 'American Dirt' in Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's soon-to-be televised discussion about the controversial novel “American Dirt” is drawing scrutiny for not inviting some of the book's harshest Latino …
First responders
The Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical department said goodbye to its chief of nearly nine years. Mark Nichols retired from the department Thursday, according to a tweet from the agency. Mr. …
A woman is accused of killing her husband during an argument over an extra-marital affair. Shatay Syreeta Johnson, 39, faces second-degree murder and concealment charges in the shooting death of …
A new multi-agency public safety video is focusing on the critical public safety message, “If You See Something, Say Something.” According to a release from the Surprise Police …
Top sports story

Mangiapane scores 3 times as Flames beat Ducks 6-4

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Andrew Mangiapane had three goals and an assist, and the Calgary Flames rallied for a 6-4 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday. Matthew Tkachuk had a goal and an …
More sports

Xavier closes with 8-0 run to beat St. John's 77-74 at MSG

NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Freemantle made the go-ahead basket with 10.4 seconds left and added two late free throws as Xavier scored the final eight points to rally past St. John’s 77-74 on Monday …

Bucknell snaps road streak, cruise past Holy Cross, 69-48

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Andrew Funk posted 19 points as Bucknell cruised past Holy Cross 69-48 on Monday night. John Meeks had 18 points and Avi Toomer added 10 for Bucknell (11-17, 7-8 Patriot …

No. 1 South Carolina pounds Vandy 95-44 for 19th straight

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Freshman Aliyah Boston had 12 points and 14 rebounds and No. 1 South Carolina used its relentless defense for a big run in the first quarter en route to its 19th straight win, …

Johnson fails to finish following wreck in final Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson tugged at his baseball cap, walked to a golf cart and sat backward on the dash for a ride out of the Daytona garage. After a Speedweeks where Johnson was …
Daily Independent
Nation

Daughter of man accused of killing 8 describes his abuse

MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) — The daughter of a Mississippi man on trial in the shooting deaths of eight people testified Monday that he was abusive and beat her frequently. My'Khyiah Godbolt took the …

UN: Impact of long Libya war on civilians is `incalculable'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N humanitarian coordinator for Libya said Monday the impact of the country’s nine-year war on civilians “is incalculable,” pointing to its intensity escalating …

Pete Buttigieg's next test: Winning over minority voters

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — So far, Pete Buttigieg has made it look easy. The once little-known former mayor of a midsize Midwestern city vaulted over a former vice president and several U.S. …

China sees rise in new virus cases, death toll rises by 105

BEIJING (AP) — Mainland China on Monday reported a slight upturn in new virus cases and an increase by 105 in deaths caused by the illness for a total of 1,770 since the outbreak began. The …

Pier 1 files for bankruptcy protection amid online challenge

Home goods retailer Pier 1 Imports Inc. said Monday that it has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Fort Worth, Texas-based company, which was founded in 1962, has been struggling with increased …
World

Beijing postpones major auto show in latest event canceled or delayed because of virus outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing postpones major auto show in latest event canceled or delayed because of virus outbreak.

Mexico attorney general says case of ex-oil chief 'symbolic'

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Until recently, Mexico had done little to pursue corruption revealed by the investigation into Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, which has ensnared politicians, business …

Killing of 7-year-old girl stokes anger in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The killing of a 7-year-old girl on the southern outskirts of Mexico City has stoked rising anger over brutal slayings of women, including one found stabbed to death and skinned …

Virus fears rise after Cambodia's acceptance of cruise ship

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading the deadly virus that began in China …

China reports 1,886 new virus cases, death toll up by 98 amid report 80% of cases have been mild

BEIJING (AP) — China reports 1,886 new virus cases, death toll up by 98 amid report 80% of cases have been mild.
Entertainment
Models wear creations by designer Burberry at the Autumn/Winter 2020 fashion week runway show in London, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Kendall Jenner headlines London Fashion Week's Burberry show

LONDON (AP) — Kendall Jenner and fellow super models unveiled Burberry's new season designs at London Fashion Week on Monday, a …

Kellye Nakahara Wallett of "M-A-S-H" dies at age 72

NEW YORK (AP) — Kellye Nakahara Wallett, a film and television actress best known for playing Lt. Nurse Kellye Yamato on …
In this image from a video taken on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, U.S. passengers who evacuated off the quarantined cruise ship the Diamond Princess and officials wait for the takeoff of a Kalitta Air airplane bound for the U.S., at Haneda airport in Tokyo.(Cheryl and Paul Molesky via AP)

Trading quarantines, Americans from cruise land in US

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — One of two charter flights carrying cruise ship passengers from Japan landed at a California …

Taylor Swift's father safe after fight with burglar

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Taylor Swift's father recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse, a …

'True Grit' novelist Charles Portis dies at age 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Charles Portis, a favorite among critics and writers for such shaggy dog stories as "Norwood" and "Gringos" …
Business
Former UAW President Owen Bieber dies aged 90

Owen Bieber, who led the United Auto Workers union from the auto industry's dark days of the early 1980s to the prosperity of the mid-1990s, has died. He was 90. Neither as charismatic as his …

Apple warns China virus will cut iPhone production, sales

Apple Inc. is warning investors that it won't meet its second-quarter financial guidance because the viral outbreak in China has cut production of iPhones. The Cupertino, California-based company …

Spokesman: Texas refinery fire under control, no injuries

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A fire that started Monday morning at a Citgo refinery in a South Texas city is under control and air-quality monitoring suggests it is safe for residents to leave …

UK to EU: we won't accept supervision in post-Brexit deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain's chief negotiator on Monday set out a clashing course in trade talks with the European Union, saying the 27-nation bloc has totally missed the point of Brexit if it thinks …

Tech-starved government seeks industry's best, brightest

Denver (AP) — In this post-impeachment era of divisiveness and deadlock in the nation’s capital, Uncle Sam has a message for top U.S. technologists: I Still Want You. A Washington-based …

Travel
British MP who leads Kashmir group denied entry to India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian officials denied a British lawmaker entry on Monday after she landed at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, according to an accompanying aide. Debbie …

Americans in Japan to trade one quarantine for another

TOKYO (AP) — Americans Cheryl and Paul Molesky are trading one coronavirus quarantine for another. The couple from Syracuse, New York, is cutting short a 14-day quarantine on the Diamond …

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The …

It's a day for dogs as Brazil ramps up for Carnival

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is ramping up toward the world's most famous Carnival celebrations and already the dogs have had their day. Dozens of costumed dogs joined their owners in a …

No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers who showed up were asked to refrain from …

Things to do
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: …

Ghosts and the Mariachis: Mexican heritage is alive in Mesilla

The magic of the land has already found you on the open road when the Camino Real, or the Royal Road, meets the American West. It is the glimmer of a sign that catches your eye and feeling of …

Opinion

Keep your heart healthy for you and your Valentine

Your heart may belong to your Valentine, but it’s truly yours to keep healthy.

Sleep plays an important role in maintaining a healthy heart

Most of us are aware that proper nutrition, exercise and maintaining a healthy weight play a key role in heart health, but what about …

We must rein in national debt

I am opposed to any further increase in the national debt no matter the party in power.

Setting record straight on Taliesin school closing

We want to set the record straight and offer facts and perspective to the heart-wrenching decision to close the School of Architecture …

With coronavirus spreading, no time for animal research restrictions

The World Health Organization has officially declared the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak a “public health emergency of international …
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