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Valley and State

Arizona man guilty of making ammo sold to Las Vegas shooter

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on an Arizona man’s guilty plea in federal court to illegally manufacturing bullets found in a high-rise hotel suite where a gunman unleashed the Las Vegas Strip …

Prosecutors: Man held in 1979 killing is suspected of others

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Prosecutors are branding an Arizona man a serial killer in a bid to persuade a Nevada judge to deny him bail until his trial in the killing of a California woman more than 40 …

Arizona jury awards $58M to plaintiffs in used body parts suit

PHOENIX (AP) — The owner of a now-closed body donation facility was found civilly liable Tuesday for mishandling remains in about half of 21 cases filed by families of the dead. A jury awarded …

Lyft opposes fee hike, plans to end service at Phoenix airport

PHOENIX (AP) — The rideshare company Lyft is planning to end service to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in January over proposed fee increases. The current fee is $2.66 for …

MVD begins Sky Harbor Arizona Travel ID awareness campaign

If you see Arizona Department of Transportation employees at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix beginning this holiday travel season, don’t be surprised. They’re raising awareness about the …
First responders
Police are investigating after a woman was killed in a collision in Glendale. In addition, a pregnant woman was taken to the hospital with injuries. The incident happened before 7 a.m. Tuesday …
Authorities said three people were injured in a transformer fire in Glendale. The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday near 67th and Olive avenues. Glendale Fire said two people sustained …
PHOENIX — Mitzi Castro hears the light rail train pass by her home every 15 minutes, a grim reminder, she said, of her experience on Wednesday, when Phoenix police stopped her because she …
Top sports story

Wales seals final automatic qualifying place for Euro 2020

Wales claimed the last automatic spot remaining in qualifying for next year’s European Championship by beating Hungary 2-0 in a winner-takes-all match in Cardiff on Tuesday. Aaron Ramsey scored …
More sports

Suspect’s DNA sought in case of UFC fighter’s stepdaughter

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Investigators are seeking a DNA sample from a man charged in the kidnapping of a missing college student who’s the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris. Prosecutors …

Manfred says has broad authority for Astros discipline

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred hopes the investigation into sign stealing by the Houston Astros will be completed by next season and says he has broad authority to impose …

Antonio Brown apologizes to Patriots, owner Robert Kraft

BOSTON (AP) — Antonio Brown has apologized to the Patriots and team owner Robert Kraft for any negative attention he brought to the team during his brief stint in New England. The four-time …

All-America Watch: Florida’s Pitts one of nation’s top TEs

It was midway through the third quarter last Saturday, and Missouri had just cut Florida’s lead to 13-6, when Gators quarterback Kyle Trask dropped back and saw Kyle Pitts down the right …
Daily Independent
Nation

A Chicago woman accused in cut-from-womb case gives birth

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman charged in the death of a mother and the child cut from her womb has given birth. The Cook County Sheriff’s Department revealed Tuesday that 25-year-old Desiree …

US official denies knowing Ukraine aid linked to Biden probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former special envoy to Ukraine testified Tuesday he should have realized — as many of his colleagues did — that President Donald Trump was holding up military aid to …

Maryland auditors ‘hindered’ in medical board report

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An auditor for the state of Maryland says his office has been “hindered” repeatedly in an audit of the University of Maryland Medical System, which has been rocked by …

House passes short-term spending measure as talks falter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a short-term spending bill Tuesday that would keep federal agencies running for another month in hopes the additional time will help negotiators wrap up more than …

Teen charged in Kansas says he didn’t know gun was loaded

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A 13-year-old charged with murder in Kansas told investigators he didn’t know a gun was loaded when a 14-year-old was fatally shot. The Kansas City Star court documents …
World

Dutch authorities give medical assistance to stowaways

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch emergency services say they are giving medical assistance to a group of 25 stowaways found on board a ship that was heading to England. Emergency coordination …

1 killed in Bolivia clashes near fuel plant

El ALTO, Bolivia (AP) — At least one person has been killed in clashes between Bolivian security forces and supporters of former President Evo Morales near a major fuel plant. The public …

Brazil police: officer fired stray bullet that killed girl

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities have identified a police officer as responsible for a stray bullet that killed an eight-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro state this year. Police on …

Iran will seek new fighter jets, tanks as 2020 embargo lifts

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. intelligence official says Iran will likely buy new advanced fighter jets and tanks next year when a U.N. Security Council arms embargo is scheduled to be …

Mexico City debates allowing children legal gender change

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A couple of hundred demonstrators have protested against a proposed Mexico City law that would allow children and adolescents to change the gender listed on their birth …
Entertainment

Nielsen's top programs for Nov. 11-17

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 11-17. Listings include the week's ranking and …
This Nov. 17, 2019 photo shows Marielle Heller, left, and Tom Hanks pose for a portrait in New York to promote their film, "A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood." (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)

Tom Hanks didn’t want to be Mr. Rogers. Then he met Marielle

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks has never played a superhero. But when the actor recently donned a very simple cardigan sweater, and the …
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) greets San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman after an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. The Seahawks won 27-24 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

CBS takes weekly Nielsen crown behind ’60 Minutes’

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS won the television ratings crown last week despite being without the most valuable ratings commodity in this …
This cover image released by Capitol Records shows "Hyperspace," a release by Beck. (Capitol Records via AP)

Review: Beck shoots into the galaxy for latest trippy album

Beck, “Hyperspace” (Capitol Records) We’ve heard Beck when he’s down. And we’ve heard Beck when he’s up. Now hear Beck …

Molly Solomon promoted to lead NBC Olympics coverage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Molly Solomon will lead NBC’s Olympics coverage, becoming the first woman to be an executive producer for a …
Business
Colorado brewery sold to international beverage company

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado brewery is being sold to an international beverage company after nearly 30 years in business, officials said. New Belgium Brewing Co. in Fort Collins is …

Uber’s chief product officer is latest executive to exit

NEW YORK (AP) — Another senior executive is leaving Uber as the company struggles to turn a profit. A company spokesman says Chief Product Officer Manik Gupta is stepping down after four years …

New York joins states suing e-cigarette maker Juul

NEW YORK (AP) — New York has joined the ranks of states suing the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, Juul Labs Inc., saying the company used deceptive marketing practices to reel in young …

Loughlin, Giannulli fighting new charges in admissions case

BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband are contesting expanded charges against them in the scandal. Lawyers for Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli …

Amazon tells senator it’s considered face-scanning doorbells

BOSTON (AP) — Amazon says it has considered adding facial recognition technology to its Ring doorbell cameras. The company is telling Congress that facial recognition is a “contemplated, but …

Travel
Small plane crashes on Utah highway for 2nd time, 3 injured

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a small plane that crashed on a Utah highway made an emergency landing on the same highway last year. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen …

A tour inside a Broadway theater is the place to geek out

NEW YORK (AP) — Walking into a Broadway theater at show time is something special — the electricity, the excited murmurs, the shared anticipation. But, it turns out, walking into an empty …

EasyJet says it will operate net-zero carbon flights

LONDON (AP) — European budget airline easyJet says it will become the first major carrier to operate net-zero carbon flights, offsetting carbon emissions from the fuel used on every flight. The …

Venice’s dwindling population faces mounting woes

VENICE, Italy (AP) — One of only four oar makers for Venice’s famed gondoliers, Paolo Brandolisio wades through his ground-floor workshop for the third time in a week of record-breaking floods, …

Hip waders on: Venice braces for another exceptional tide

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Venetians braced Sunday for the prospect of another exceptional tide in a season that is setting records. City officials shut down St. Mark’s Square, removing elevated …

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

How Medicare can help you manage pain

If you have Medicare, there are covered options to help you manage pain safely and effectively.

Here is what the judge would do

I earlier wrote a guest commentary inviting you to be the judge. I told you that I’d follow-up and let you know how I address the …
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 …