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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 …

Activists removed from hearing on Arizona sanctuary policies

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Senate hearing on an effort to enshrine an existing ban on “sanctuary cities” in the state constitution erupted in shouting as immigrant rights activists called the …
First responders
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 man is accused of severely abusing a 20-month-old child who later died from her injuries. Luis Alvin Medina, 36, faces charges of first-degree murder and child abuse. On Sunday, Feb. 9, …
A man is accused of possessing child pornography and recording massages of his clients without their permission. And he allegedly did the latter using the oddest of items. Around 9 a.m. …
Top sports story

Turris scores late, Predators beat Blues 2-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Turris scored with 2:12 left, and the Nashville Predators beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 Sunday night to take the season series from the defending Stanley Cup …
More sports

Magic leads tribute for Kobe, Stern, All-Star Game underway

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game (all times local): 7:45 p.m. One more All-Star ovation for Kobe Bryant. And big cheers for David Stern, too. Hall of Famer …

Pile scores 20 to carry Omaha past Denver 85-62

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Matt Pile had 20 points and 11 rebounds as Omaha routed Denver 85-62 on Sunday. KJ Robinson had 17 points and six assists for Omaha (13-14, 6-6 Summit League), which snapped …

Martin heats up late to push Arizona State past Cal 80-75

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Remy Martin scored 15 of his 22 points over the final 11 minutes, and Arizona State pulled away late for its fifth straight win, beating California 80-75 on …

Adam Scott wins at Riviera, and this time it counts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Scott has another victory at Riviera, and this time it counts. Scott survived a calamitous Sunday with just enough clutch putts — for birdie, par, even a bogey — and …
Daily Independent
Nation

Another Mississippi inmate dies; no signs of injuries

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A 42-year-old inmate has died in Mississippi, making him at least the 18th prisoner to die in the state's troubled prison system since late December, corrections officials …

Trump taking in Daytona 500 before heading West

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump will give the command for drivers at the Daytona 500 to start their engines Sunday as he looks to win over NASCAR fans. And he will soon be off …

Mississippi braces for near-record flooding

Authorities in Mississippi were bracing Sunday for the possibility of catastrophic flooding in and around the state capital of Jackson as water levels rise precipitously in a river swollen by days of …

USS Arizona crew member, Pearl Harbor survivor dies age 97

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — One of the remaining USS Arizona crew members who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Donald Stratton passed away at his Colorado Springs home in his …

Technicality extinguishes sparkler record attempt in Wyoming

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — An attempt in Wyoming to break a world record for the most sparklers lit simultaneously failed on a technicality. Guinness World Records officials ruled each participant …
World

Clash between police, students at Mexican school injures 8

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police and students at a rural teachers' college in southern Mexican clashed Sunday leaving eight people injured in what authorities said was an operation to clear a road …

Mainland China sees slight upturn in new virus cases, death toll rises by 105 to 1,770

BEIJING (AP) — Mainland China sees slight upturn in new virus cases, death toll rises by 105 to 1,770.

Assad vows to defeat rebels, as forces capture new ground

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's President Bashar Assad said on Sunday his government was determined to win back all Syrian territories, as state media reported significant advances against the last …

China reports fall in new virus cases for 3rd straight day

BEIJING (AP) — China reported Sunday a drop in new virus cases for the third straight day, as it became apparent that the country's leadership was aware of the potential gravity of the situation …

French health minister to run for Paris mayor

PARIS (AP) — France's Health Minister Agnes Buzyn has been named the new candidate for mayor of Paris by the country's governing party, which scrambled to replace the original contender who …
Entertainment
Elton John, from left, David Furnish, and Bernie Taupin celebrate Elton John and Bernie Taupin winning an Academy Award as they arrive at the 2020 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

He's still standing: Elton John to finish New Zealand tour

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Elton John intends to play his remaining shows in New Zealand this week, his tour promoters said …
A model wears a creation by designer Tommy Hilfiger at the Autumn/Winter 2020 fashion week runway show in London, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020.(Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Glamour, glitz at London Fashion Week despite stormy weather

LONDON (AP) — Gale force winds and a deluge of rain may be causing havoc to much of Britain, but for the fashion crowd the show must …
FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, British TV personality Caroline Flack arrives for the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards in London.  The host controversial reality TV show “Love Island,” has died aged 40, according to a statement from her family Saturday Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, FILE)

Boyfriend of British TV presenter heartbroken by her death

LONDON (AP) — The boyfriend of Caroline Flack, the British TV host for the controversial reality show “Love Island,” said Sunday …
FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2020 file photo, Elton John arrives at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. An emotional John had to cut short a performance in New Zealand on Sunday, Feb. 16 after he lost his voice due to walking pneumonia and had to be assisted off stage.  John reached out to his fans on Instagram on Sunday, apologizing for ending his show at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium early.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Elton John, sick with pneumonia, cuts New Zealand show short

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — An emotional Elton John had to cut short a performance in New Zealand on Sunday after he lost his voice …
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in a scene from "Sonic the Hedgehog ." (Paramount Pictures/Sega of America via AP)

'Sonic' speeds to $57M debut; 'Parasite' sees big Oscar bump

NEW YORK (AP) — The redesigned “Sonic the Hedgehog” showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, …
Business
German court halts site preparation for Tesla factory

A German court has temporarily halted the site preparation for Tesla Inc.'s first electric car factory in Europe. The Higher Administrative Court for Berlin-Brandenburg ordered Tesla to stop …

New York attorney general drops T-Mobile-Sprint challenge

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general said Sunday the state will not appeal a judge's decision approving the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. Attorney General Letitia James and California …

Quicken Loans founder Gilbert back to work after stroke

DETROIT (AP) — Quicken Loans founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert is slowly returning to work eight months after suffering a stroke. Gilbert, 58, returned to his Detroit office early this year. He's …

Insider Q&A: Facebook VP of Messenger discusses privacy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At Facebook, Stan Chudnovsky oversees the Messenger chat app that's used by well over 1 billion people each month. He's playing a key role in helping Facebook integrate that …

Pot shops turn to highway sponsor signs amid strict ad rules

DENVER (AP) — Cannabis companies are using a loophole in Colorado's strict limits on marijuana advertising by sponsoring state highways and putting their names on roadside signs. Currently, 51 …

Travel
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 …

Bolsonaro addresses evangelicals amid Rio's pre-Carnival

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro addressed tens of thousands of evangelicals on a Rio de Janeiro beach Saturday, telling them Brazil's government is working to restore morality in …

Enormous waves race across Atlantic, UK braces for storm

LONDON (AP) — Enormous waves churned across the North Atlantic on Saturday as Britain braces for a second straight weekend of wild winter weather and flooding that's already seen the army deployed …

France announces 1st death in Europe of virus patient

PARIS (AP) — The French health minister has announced the first coronavirus death in Europe. French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn says Saturday that "I was informed last night of the death of an …

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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