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Arizona agency announces winners in wildlife photo contest

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has announced the winners of its 2019 wildlife photo contest.

Border Patrol agent shoots Russian man in Arizona

LUKEVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent shot and wounded a Russian man suspected of crossing the border illegally in Arizona. The agency said Friday that the man was flown …

Video of Arizona deputy restraining teen amputee spurs probe

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona prosecutors have dropped disorderly conduct charges against a 15-year-old quadruple amputee who was wrestled to the floor of a group home and restrained by a …

Arizona’s tiny desert owl has new chance for protection

PHOENIX (AP) — Environmental groups say a tiny desert owl that makes its nest inside cavities of Arizona’s saguaro cactus has a new chance for federal protection. The Tucson-based said …

KB Home Announces the Opening of Northern Ridge Estates, Its Latest New-Home Community in Glendale

GLENDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2019-- KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today announced the grand opening of Northern Ridge Estates, a new residential community in Glendale. The new community is …
First responders
A 14-year-old is dead after a vehicle struck him near Peoria High School.
A 34-year-old  man is dead after being struck by a Valley Metro bus in El Mirage.
A man was sentenced to life in prison following his attack on a corrections officer at a Buckeye prison last year. Leonard Bacon Jr., 51, was sentenced for the attempted murder of a corrections …
Top sports story

Alabama QB Tagovailoa knocked out of Mississippi State game

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was carted off the field after being dragged down by two Mississippi State defenders, a tackle that left him favoring his right leg and …
More sports

Senna celebrations at Brazilian GP 25 years after his death

SAO PAULO (AP) — With little at stake at this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, the Formula One race is an opportunity for fans to remember and celebrate home favorite Ayrton Senna, 25 years after …

NASCAR championship push tinged with sadness for Joe Gibbs

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs keeps mementos of his late son on his office desk. There's a photo of a little girl who could barely walk but whose day brightened when J.D. Gibbs surprised her …

Former No. 4 Tomas Berdych announces retirement from tennis

LONDON (AP) — Former Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych has announced his retirement from tennis. Berdych confirmed the decision at the ATP Finals on Saturday, having hinted on social media this …

Watson-Jackson showcase highlights Texans-Ravens matchup

Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson starred three years ago in one of the more meaningful and memorable games of that college football season. This weekend, the NFL gets to stage the show. Watson …
Daily Independent
Nation

Dayton gunman’s friend expected to plead to unrelated counts

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A friend of the gunman in the deadly Dayton mass shooting is expected to plead guilty to unrelated federal firearms charges. Court documents show 24-year-old Ethan Kollie …

Florida high-speed train strikes SUV, kills woman driver

AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a woman died when her SUV was hit by a high-speed train at a railroad crossing. Authorities told news outlets that a woman was driving a Mercedes …

Man pleads not guilty after son brings drugs to school

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded not guilty to drug charges after authorities said his 5-year-old son brought heroin to school and told his teacher that when he tastes the …

Study links Asian carp with Mississippi River fish drop

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Sport fish have declined significantly in portions of the Upper Mississippi River infested with Asian carp, adding evidence to fears about the invader’s threat to …

Husband of malnourished girl’s legal guardian charged

GEORGETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have charged the husband of a malnourished 11-year-old girl’s legal guardian. WXIX-TV 61-year-old Charles Breeze is in custody at a Cincinnati hospital. …
World

Young Venetians volunteer after flood of their lifetimes

VENICE, Italy (AP) — As soon as waters receded from this week’s devastating flood, about 50 young Venetians wearing rubber boots and gripped by a sense of determination showed up at the city’s …

Lebanese police to boost security near banks amid unrest

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security forces will boost measures near the country’s banks that have been closed for more than a week over fears by employees for their safety amid nationwide …

Cyprus police investigate Israeli owner’s ‘spy’ van

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot police have confiscated a van reportedly loaded with sophisticated surveillance equipment and have questioned its Israeli owner following media reports that the …

Crowds gather in Venezuelan’s capital for rival protests

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Swelling crowds of demonstrators carrying flags and blowing whistles gathered in Venezuela’s capital Saturday, led by opposition politician Juan Guaidó, who was urging …

Myanmar rejects international court’s jurisdiction

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's government has rejected the International Criminal Court's decision to allow prosecutors to open an investigation into crimes committed against the country's …
Entertainment
This combination of photos shows Olivia Colman portraying Queen Elizabeth II in a scene from the third season of "The Crown," left, and Queen Elizabeth II at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia on Oct. 20, 1973. The popular series based on the British royal family debuts Sunday on Netflix. (Netflix, left, and AP Photo)

AP PHOTOS: How ‘The Crown’ actors compare to real royals

The third season of “The Crown” welcomes a new cast as it tells the story of the modern British monarchy. The series starts off …

Judge says MASN should pay Nats based on MLB panel decision

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has ordered lawyers for the Nationals and Baltimore Orioles to submit a proposed judgment of what the …
Baked hot wings

Try baked wings for the big game

Sporting events provide great opportunities to gather with friends and family and enjoy some time together while watching a favorite …
This undated image released by the National Symphony Orchestra shows the orchestra performing  Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” in Washington. Entering his prime at age 55, conductor Gianandrea Noseda is lifting the reputation of the Washington's National Symphony Orchestra, where he is in his third season as music director. He also is principal guest conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and will become general music director of the Zurich Opera in the 2021-22 season. (Scott Suchman/National Symphony Orchestra via AP)

Noseda, in his prime, lifting National Symphony Orchestra

NEW YORK (AP) — After a piano rehearsal, two orchestra sessions and one concert performance together, soprano Christine Goerke …
This cover image released by Motown Records shows the soundtrack for "Queen & Slim." (Motown via AP)

‘Queen & Slim’ soundtrack a perfect mix of new and old songs

Various artists, “Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack” (Motown) The trailer for upcoming film “Queen & Slim” packs a ton — …
Business
Walmart alters disability reassignment policy to settle suit

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Walmart has agreed to change its national policy for reassigning disabled workers to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in …

Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books

A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has upended a longstanding legal roadblock that has given the gun industry far-reaching immunity from lawsuits in the aftermath of mass killings. The …

Utah school from ‘High School Musical’ may get tourist boost

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah high school where the Disney movie “High School Musical” was filmed over a decade ago has become a tourist destination, and the trend could grow with the premiere …

Microsoft hires ex-AG Holder to audit face-scanning firm

Microsoft is hiring former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to review its investment in a facial recognition startup that scans faces at Israeli military checkpoints. Microsoft said in a …

Boeing says it has to ‘re-earn’ public’s trust after crashes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A senior Boeing executive says the company knows it has to re-earn the public’s trust as it works to win approval from U.S. regulators to get its grounded 737 …

Travel
Venice flooded again 3 days after near-record high tide

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Waters are rising in Venice where the tide is reaching exceptional levels just three days after the Italian lagoon city experienced its worst flooding in more than 50 …

Hyatt will remove small bottles from hotel bathrooms by 2021

CHICAGO (AP) — Hyatt Hotels Corp. is the latest hotel company to say it’s removing small bottles from its bathrooms in an effort to reduce waste. Hyatt says it is shifting to large, multi-use …

Caltrans plans Highway 1 closures when storms are forecast

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — The California Department of Transportation plans to temporarily close landslide-plagued Highway 1 on the southern Big Sur coast when there are forecasts of significant rains …

Paella for one: Barcelona dazzles when you're traveling solo

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — They were on girls' trips, guys' trips, family vacations and honeymoons. They were on the train, sharing massive platters of seafood paella and packed into Anton Gaudí's …

Tourists, Venetians slosh through flooded lagoon city

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Tourists and Venetians alike have donned high boots and taken to raised walkways to slosh through the high water that has hit much of the lagoon city. Venice's tide forecast …

Things to do
Things to Do in the Valley – Nov. 14-20

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Nov. 14-20. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Nov. 14 - MESA: The Magic of Bill …

Things to Do in the Valley – Nov. 7-13

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Nov. 7-13. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Nov. 7 - SCOTTSDALE: Ferrari Club of …

Things to Do in the Valley – Oct. 31-Nov. 6

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Oct. 31 - MESA: Trick Or Treat …

Things to Do in the Valley – Oct. 24-30

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Oct. 17-23. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Oct. 24-27 - SCOTTSDALE: IGRA World …

Opinion
Graduates line up at the Oct. 11 certificate ceremony for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s new full-time Construction Academy program in Camp Verde. The pre-apprenticeship program prepares workers across the state for highway construction jobs. [Courtesy of ADOT]

Construction Academy provides fast track to careers

The two-week Construction Academy offers free training that helps women, minorities, veterans and members of other disadvantaged …

What being Hispanic means to me

The military I know and work in today is a diverse force that encourages the promotion of people with different backgrounds.

How to stay heart healthy during the holidays

Being healthy over the holidays doesn’t mean giving up your favorite things. In fact, the American Heart Association wants you to …

Shale oil boom makes Middle East war less likely

It looks like the decade-old U.S. shale oil boom may keep us out of war.

‘Made in Arizona’ is an international enterprise

I’ll sometimes hear a pundit lament that “Nothing is made in America anymore.” In reality, there are nearly 13 million …