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Phoenix police: 3 children found dead, mother arrested

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her three children, who were found dead inside the family home, authorities said Tuesday. The 22-year-old mother, whose …

GOP congressman who backed Nixon impeachment dead at 87

CHICAGO (AP) — Thomas Railsback, an Illinois Republican congressman who helped draw up articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon in 1974, has died at age 87. Railback died Monday …

US: Endangered fish on upswing in Colorado River basin

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An endangered fish found in the Colorado River basin is on the upswing, federal officials said Tuesday as they proposed reclassifying the humpback chub as threatened. The …

Everspin Releases Design Guide for using 1 Gb STT-MRAM with Xilinx DDR4 FPGA Controller

CHANDLER, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 21, 2020-- (NASDAQ: MRAM), the world's leading developer and manufacturer of Magnetoresistive RAM (MRAM), today announced a comprehensive design guide to …

Barrett-Jackson Celebrates Highest-Grossing Auction in 49-Year History With Over $141 Million in No Reserve Sales

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 20, 2020-- , The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, kicked off its “Road to 50” – a year-long celebration toward the company’s 50th …
First responders
A 22-year-old woman is in custody after her three children were found dead at a home in south Phoenix. According to the Phoenix Police Department, officers initially responded to a home near 24th …
Glendale fire officials confirmed the identity of a woman killed in a house fire earlier this week. The fire happened Monday morning at an apartment complex near 51st and Northern …
A 50-pound log is getting ready to roll through this weekend’s Rock ‘n Roll Marathon. But not exactly rolling. Koby McGrew of Surprise is running Sunday’s half-marathon …
Top sports story

Federer, Serena in action...Former coach returns...Beckham recovering from surgery

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Six-time champion Roger Federer plays his second-round match against Filip Krajinovic at the Australian Open on Day 3. Defending and seven-time Australian Open champion …
More sports

Officer suspended for shooting video of ex-NBA player West

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — A Maryland police officer has been suspended for shooting a video that shows former NBA player Delonte West as he was being questioned while shirtless and handcuffed, a police …

Free agent OF Ozuna, Braves reach $18 million, 1-year deal

ATLANTA (AP) — Free agent outfielder Marcell Ozuna and the Atlanta Braves reached an $18 million, one-year deal Tuesday that puts him on the team he helped beat in the playoffs last …

The Latest: Osaka starts play on Day 3 at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Play is underway on Day 3 at the Australian Open with defending champion Naomi Osaka playing Zheng …

Derek Jeter, Larry Walker elected to baseball Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick for the Hall of Fame while Larry Walker also earned baseball's highest honor on Tuesday. The longtime New York Yankees …
Daily Independent
Nation

Air bag woes force Honda, Toyota to recall 6M vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — Two different air bag glitches have forced Toyota and Honda to recall over 6 million vehicles worldwide, and both problems present different dangers to motorists. The Toyota …

Democratic candidates vow unity. But conflict escalates.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates have spent weeks reassuring voters they can unify the party, avoid the divisions that plagued the 2016 primary and defeat President Donald …

Impeachment trial to begins with rules fight, long days

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is set to unfold at the Capitol, a contentious proceeding to render judgment on his Ukraine actions as Americans form their own …

Boy survives attack by Southern California mountain lion

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy was in stable condition after suffering severe wounds in an attack by a mountain lion in a Southern California wilderness park, authorities said. The …

Deputies: North Carolina teen secretly taped woman for year

STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An 18-year-old secretly recorded a woman in her bedroom for nearly a year, a North Carolina sheriff's office said. The Iredell County Sheriff's Office said in a news …
World

Brazilian prosecutors accuse Glenn Greenwald in hacking case

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian prosecutors on Tuesday accused U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald of involvement in hacking the phones of officials involved in a corruption investigation, but said court …

Mexico questions police over disappeared butterfly activist

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in western Mexico have called in 53 local police for questioning in the Jan. 14 disappearance of a long-time promoter and protector of the wintering grounds of the …

Venezuela lawmakers again blocked from congress session

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan lawmakers opposed to President Nicolás Maduro called off an attempt to hold a session in the national congress building on Tuesday, saying they wanted to avoid …

Minnesota man exposed as commander of Nazi-led unit dies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander of a Nazi-led unit accused of war atrocities has died. Michael Karkoc, whose family …

Puerto Rico seeks more help from US after damaging quake

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez asked the U.S. government Tuesday to issue a major disaster declaration for 10 additional municipalities following the recent damaging …
Entertainment
FILE - This Oct. 8, 2019, file photo shows the Netflix app on an iPhone in New York. Netflix reports financial results Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Netflix holds its own in the streaming wars - for now

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix added 8.8 million worldwide subscribers during its fourth quarter, surpassing expectations at a time …
FILE - This Nov. 30, 2012 file photo shows Deborah Dugan posing for a portrait in New York. Dugan, the ousted Grammys CEO has fired back at the Recording Academy with a complaint claiming she was retaliated against after reporting she was subjected to sexual harassment and gender discrimination during her six-month tenure. Lawyers for Dugan, who the academy placed on administrative leave last week, filed a discrimination case with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. In the complaint, she claims she was subjected to sexual harassment from the academy’s general counsel. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

Grammys CEO says she was ousted after reporting harassment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The ousted Grammys CEO has fired back at the Recording Academy with a complaint claiming she was retaliated …
Protesters stand outside the federal courthouse where a hearing was scheduled for Northeastern University student Shahab Dehghani, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Boston. Dehghani arrived on a flight into Boston on Monday but was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol at Logan International Airport and then was deported. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo)

Iranian attending college in Boston is denied entry to US

BOSTON (AP) — An Iranian student attending college in Boston was denied entry to the U.S. and ordered to immediately fly back to his …
This image released by the Sundance Institute shows Radha Blank in "The 40-Year-Old Version," an official selection of the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, running from Jan. 23 thru Feb. 2. (Jeong Park/Sundance Institute  via AP)

At Sundance, an annual rebirth for American movies

NEW YORK (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival, coming at the start of a new movie calendar, is an annual rite of renewal. New movies. …
In this image from video, the Senate votes on the amendment offered by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

CBS' early exit shows decisions networks face on impeachment

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS was the first major network to break away from President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate on …
Business
Airline stocks swoon on fear about virus outbreak in China

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of the three U.S. airlines that fly to China fell on Tuesday as fear grew about a virus that authorities say has killed six people and sickened 300 more. Investors seemed …

Wall Street slides on growing concern about China virus

Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as concern about the impact of a Chinese disease outbreak grows. Other global markets also dropped, with Hong Kong and Shanghai falling sharply. Chinese …

UK lays out tough child data privacy rules

LONDON (AP) — Social media sites, games and other online services won’t be allowed to “nudge” British kids into revealing personal details or lowering their privacy settings, under tough new …

US agency examining Tesla unintended acceleration complaint

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety agency is looking into allegations that all three of Tesla's electric vehicles can suddenly accelerate on their own. An unidentified person …

United Airlines boosts profit on more revenue, cheaper fuel

United Airlines reported Tuesday that higher revenue and cheaper fuel helped boost its fourth-quarter profit by nearly 40%, to $641 million. The airline's forecast of first-quarter earnings easily …

Travel
Science Says: What to know about the viral outbreak in China

Health officials around the world are keeping a close watch on an outbreak of a new virus in China. In response, governments are stepping up surveillance of airline passengers arriving from the …

Asian shares mostly higher before central banks' decisions

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday as investors awaited central bank decisions and earnings reports due out in coming weeks. U.S. stock markets will be closed in observance of the …

8 Indians die after falling unconscious at resort in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Eight Indian tourists were declared dead Tuesday after being found unconscious in their room at a mountain resort in Nepal, police said. Rescue helicopters were summoned …

Venetian islands revamp traditions to counter depopulation

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venetian island of Burano’s charms are rooted in its fishing legacy: the colorful fishermen's cottages, the traditional butter cookies that kept fishermen going at sea …

China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — China reported Monday a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus, including the first cases in the capital. The outbreak of viral pneumonia started in …

Things to do
Things to Do in the Valley – Jan. 16-22

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Jan. 16-22. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Jan. 16 - SCOTTSDALE: Demonstrate! …

Things to Do in the Valley – Jan. 9-15

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Jan. 9-15. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Jan. 10-12 - PHOENIX: 27th Annual …

Things to Do in the Valley – Jan. 2-8

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Jan. 2-8. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Jan. 2 - SIERRA VISTA: Patterson …

Turf Paradise to celebrate 64 years in Phoenix

Turf Paradise is celebrating 64 sensational seasons as Arizona’s first sports franchise with an anniversary party. The event is 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 11. Fans will get free long-sleeve …

Opinion

Sky Harbor ride-sharing fees may violate Constitution

The Goldwater Institute has argued that the Phoenix City Council’s imposition of new ride-sharing fees at Sky Harbor Airport is …

Watson: Ducey education plan supports bright horizon for local educators

There are some big changes on the horizon for education in Maricopa County, if Gov. Ducey’s legislative agenda continues to get a …

Gray: Raising airfare taxes would hurt Phoenix businesses

Sky Harbor International Airport just collected $3.6 million in taxpayer money from the Federal Aviation Administration to upgrade a …

Still time to change your Medicare health plan

Did you sign up for a Medicare Advantage health plan last year only to find that it doesn’t meet your needs? Not to worry. You still …

Gov. Ducey ensuring Arizona’s economic momentum continues

This week’s State of the State address was yet another welcome reminder that Gov. Ducey is focused like a laser-beam on ensuring …
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