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Maricopa County confirms first pediatric flu death in 2019

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health has confirmed the death of an infant due to influenza, saying the infant was too young to be immunized.

Border tunnel found in Arizona after 4 migrants caught

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Another border tunnel from Mexico to the United States has been discovered in Arizona after the U.S. Border Patrol arrested four migrants. Agents in Nogales, Arizona, found …

Hail drops on parts of metro Phoenix for 2nd time in 18 days

PHOENIX (AP) — For the second time in 18 days, large hail coated the desert in parts of the Phoenix metro area.

Pima County judge denies change of venue in Barksdales' case

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Pima County judge has denied a motion to change venue for a husband and wife accused of killing a Tucson man earlier this year. Prosecutors say the next court hearing …

Abrazo Arrowhead surpasses 5,000 surgical robotics procedures

GLENDALE — Surgeons at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus have completed more than 5,000 total robot-assisted surgical procedures, a milestone for the Northwest Valley hospital known for its surgical …
First responders
At least one suspect has been arrested in connection with a deadly drug deal in northeast Phoenix. Camden Oberndorfer, 19, was arrested Monday on charges of first-degree murder, armed robbery, and …
GILA COUNTY, Ariz. (AP) — Divers Saturday recovered the body of the fourth person to die in Tonto Creek in just over a week, according to media reports.
Phoenix police arrested a man who allegedly tried to steal a wheelchair from a woman while she was riding the light rail last month.
Top sports story

Shurmur wants to see Jones on field before deciding on QB

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning may have started his final game for the New York Giants. Giants coach Pat Shurmur on Tuesday said Daniel Jones will return as the …
More sports

Clemson RB Etienne, LB Simmons lead AP All-ACC teams

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Third-ranked Clemson once again dominated the Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams and individual awards released Tuesday. The five-time ACC champions swept …

Norvell says he won't coach No. 15 Memphis in Cotton Bowl

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former Memphis coach Mike Norvell says he won’t coach the Tigers in the Cotton Bowl now that he’s taken the Florida State job. Norvell said Tuesday that the …

Dallas Stars fire Jim Montgomery for unprofessional conduct

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday for what the team called unprofessional conduct. General manager Jim Nill said the Stars expect all employees to …

Patrick Reed still the talk of the Presidents Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As if being the first playing captain in 25 years at the Presidents Cup weren't enough, Tiger Woods filled yet another role Tuesday at Royal Melbourne. This wasn't …
Daily Independent
Nation

Judge to consider delaying trial start in Parkland massacre

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The judge overseeing the case of Florida school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz said Tuesday she will consider a defense request to delay the start of trial beyond late …

Chinese migrants found hiding in appliances at US crossing

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eleven Chinese migrants were discovered hiding in furniture and appliances inside a truck stopped by agents as it entered the U.S. from Mexico at a Southern California border …

Mexican ex-security chief charged in US in drug conspiracy

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who served as secretary of public security in Mexico from 2006 to 2012 has been indicted in New York City on drug charges alleging he accepted millions of dollars in bribes to …

Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico’s former public security secretary, arrested in US, charged in drug trafficking conspiracy

NEW YORK (AP) — Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico’s former public security secretary, arrested in US, charged in drug trafficking conspiracy.

Florida GOP Rep. Yoho announces retirement from Congress

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida announced Tuesday that he will not seek another term, saying he never meant to spend more than eight years in Congress. Democrats seized …
World

READ: Articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump

House Democrats on Tuesday against President Donald Trump that will serve as the basis for action by the House Judiciary Committee. One accuses Trump of abuse of power, and the other accuses him of …

Israeli lawmakers table bill to dissolve parliament

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli legislators submitted a bill Tuesday that would dissolve Parliament and trigger an unprecedented third national elections in less than a year. Israel has been mired in …

AP Interview: Afghanistan's Karzai: US cash fed corruption

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s former president argued Tuesday that Washington helped fuel corruption in his nation by spending hundreds of millions of dollars over the past two decades …

'The Long Good Friday' writer Barrie Keeffe dead at 74

LONDON (AP) — Barrie Keeffe, screenwriter of classic British gangster movie “The Long Good Friday,” has died. He was 74. Keeffe’s agent, Stephen Durbridge, said Keeffe died Tuesday in …

Handke takes Nobel Literature Prize amid protest

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Author Peter Handke received his Nobel Literature Prize on Tuesday amid criticism of him in Sweden and abroad as an apologist for Serb war crimes in the 1990s. Handke accepted …
Entertainment
FILE - This Oct. 27, 2018 file photo shows Lizzo performing at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans. The singer-rapper got up and twerked, revealing a cut out at the back of her short black T-shirt dress, and was shown on the stadium's huge television screens during Sunday night's Los Angeles Lakers game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Lizzo claps back with gratitude after twerking controversy

NEW YORK (AP) — Lizzo is going to keep doing Lizzo after social media exploded with fat shaming over her exposed, thong-covered …

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending December 6: Fiction: 1. Buried Deep by Margot Hunt, narrated by Therese Plummer …

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Apple Book charts for week ending December 8, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. The 19th Christmas by …

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending December 8, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Monopoly, …

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending December 8, 2019 1. Ad Astra 2. Rambo: Last Blood 3. Angel Has Fallen 4. …
Business
Loophole limited scrutiny before deadly NYC helicopter crash

NEW YORK (AP) — The helicopter company whose doors-off flight crashed in a New York City river last year, trapping all five passengers in their harnesses, exploited a regulatory loophole to avoid …

US sanctions individuals suspected of human rights abuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed economic sanctions on more than a dozen individuals suspected of human rights violations in six countries and banned two others from …

U of Phoenix agrees to $50M settlement over false ad claims

The University of Phoenix and its parent company have agreed to pay $50 million in cash and cancel $141 million in student debt to settle allegations of deceptive advertisement brought by the Federal …

Justices seem to favor insurers' Obamacare claims for $12B

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to rule that insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the federal government to cover their losses in the early years of the …

Parisians dodge strikes by logging on to share rides, bikes

ARGENTEUIL, France (AP) — Adrien Lachevre and Nailat Msoili live a few kilometers (miles) apart in Paris' northwest suburbs, but their paths had never crossed until Lachevre picked Msoili up in his …

Travel
'Rumors of War' statue to be installed in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Artist Kehinde Wiley’s monumental bronze sculpture of a young black man astride a galloping horse is set to be permanently installed in Virginia’s capital city, not far …

French pension strikes expand, police gird for new protests

PARIS (AP) — French airport workers, teachers and others joined nationwide strikes Tuesday as unions cranked up pressure on the government to scrap changes to the national retirement …

11 Australians missing, 13 injured in New Zealand eruption

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said on Tuesday 11 Australians remained unaccounted for and 13 had been hospitalized after a volcano eruption in New Zealand. Three …

Dominican Republic to require visas for Venezuelans

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic will require visas for Venezuelans, who have moved to the country by the thousands amid an economic and humanitarian crisis, …

Feds defend creation of fake school to fight visa fraud

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Federal agencies have pushed back against criticism that they entrapped hundreds of foreigners who enrolled in a fake school the agencies opened in an effort to fight …

Things to do
Things to Do in the Valley – Dec. 5-11

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Dec. 5-11. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Dec. 5 - PHOENIX: Moscow …

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 …

Opinion

Unconstitutional fees threaten ride-sharing at Sky Harbor

The city of Phoenix is attempting to raise rates by 200% for customers using ride-sharing platforms like Uber or Lyft when they travel …

Let’s end 2019 on a safe note

Before you head out on the road, it’s worth taking some time to plan ahead. If you’re attending a holiday party, please make sure …

Simple senior moment or something more serious?

As we become more aware of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as a society, we’re better equipped to spot the early warning …

Burke: Social Security benefits increase in 2020

Each year, we announce the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). By law, federal benefits increase when the cost of living rises, …

The 2020 census is on horizon

By law, the U.S. government is required to count the number of people living in the United States every 10 years. Getting an accurate …