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Arizona AG asking gyms to change in-person membership cancellation policies

Arizona's attorney general is calling for some of the biggest gyms in the state to allow members to cancel their plans in other ways than in person due to COVID-19.

ADDING MULTIMEDIA EyeOn LifeLine Deployed to Hospital ICUs to Offer Potentially Life-Saving Communication Tool for Intubated Patients to Combat COVID-19

MESA, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 2, 2020-- EyeTech Digital Systems, a leader in eyetracking for health, launches FDA-registered EyeOn LifeLine, a potentially life-saving eye tracking …

Arizona justices uphold Phoenix airport’s Uber, Lyft fees

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix airport can raise fees for Uber and Lyft to operate on its property, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The justices unanimously upheld the $4 pickup and …

Carvana Raises $600 Million to Continue Growing, Innovating Safer Way to Buy a Car

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 2, 2020-- (NYSE: CVNA), a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, is fully committed to ensuring consumers can easily purchase a vehicle in this …

EyeOn LifeLine Deployed to Hospital ICUs to Offer Potentially Life-Saving Communication Tool for Intubated Patients to Combat COVID-19

MESA, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 2, 2020-- EyeTech Digital Systems, a leader in eyetracking for health, launches FDA-registered EyeOn LifeLine, a potentially life-saving eye tracking …
First responders
Peoria Police Officer Kevin Daniel Moe, 35, was arrested by the Surprise Police Department for an alleged domestic violence related incident, according to a news release.
The 100 Club of Arizona is offering two mobile apps, sponsored by the Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation, to help first responders find mental health resources from a distance, as they cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
A woman was arrested in connection with the arson of her Glendale business last month. Claudia Ramirez, 44, faces one count of arson of an occupied structure. According to court documents, a …
More sports

Hockey players in the minors face uncertainty, job fears

Tom Parisi made the long drive from South Carolina to his home just south of Boston with a lot on his mind. The ECHL season had just been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the …

The Latest: Potential Asian Cup bidders given more time

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Potential hosts of soccer's 2027 Asian Cup have been given more time to enter the contest by the Asian …

Patriots use team plane to help Mass., fly N95 in from China

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker found himself in need of an assist to help the state fight the coronavirus pandemic. He called on the New England Patriots. The team’s private …

Study: Gonzaga, Michigan top academics-based NCAA brackets

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gonzaga and Michigan stood out in a study that seeded men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament brackets based on graduation rates, academic success and diversity in the …

The Waiting Game: For NBA coaches, that's the new schedule

MIAMI (AP) — Orlando’s Steve Clifford figures he’s like every other NBA coach right now: Wake up, go to whatever now serves as the office, study his own team, maybe think about possible …

Hoops dream: Florida walk-on relishes moment years in making

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Chris Sutherland was sitting near the end of Florida’s bench, sandwiched between teammates, when he heard the chants. They were faint at first, growing louder and clearer …

Survey: Athletic directors bracing for financial crisis

Athletic directors at the nation's biggest schools are bracing for a potential financial crisis related to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a survey conducted by LEAD1, an association of …
Daily Independent
Nation

Trump admin moves toward promoting broader use of face masks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many, if not almost all, Americans wear face coverings when leaving home, in an effort to slow the spread of …

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

More than k, far exceeding a record high set just last week, a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus. to stem the spread of the coronavirus despite his …

Double strike: Tornado, virus push Tennesseans to the limit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Jose Cojom's house collapsed around his family in a tornado that struck after midnight, he knew his life was going to get much harder. But that was just the beginning. …

States demand ventilators as feds ration limited supply

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks ago, the Pentagon promised to make as many as 2,000 military ventilators available as the federal government strains to contend with the coronavirus pandemic. As of …

US allowing longer shifts at nuclear plants in pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. nuclear plants will be allowed to keep workers on longer shifts to deal with staffing problems in the pandemic, raising worries among watchdogs and some families living near …
World

The Latest: Protective gear shortage hits Fukushima workers

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause …

New York virus toll doubles in 72 hours as hot spots spread

NEW YORK (AP) — New York rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in 72 hours to more than 1,900, while the global number of people …

In coastal Ecuador city families wait with the mounting dead

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Daniel Larrea died Monday after a week of high fever, struggling to breathe and steadily turning blue. Then a new nightmare began for his family. No one in their city on …

Spanish hospital personnel must improvise in a makeshift ICU

BADALONA, Spain (AP) — The tension is palpable. There is no non-essential talking. An orchestra of medical monitors marks the tempo with an endless series of soft, distinct beeps. Never have so …

Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court Thursday overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street journalist Daniel …
Entertainment
Two cruise ships are anchored offshore past a lifeguard tower, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Ill-fated cruise ships awaiting approval to dock in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two ill-fated cruise ships waited just off Fort Lauderdale's shores on Thursday to learn when they'll …
FILE - This Jan. 23, 2020 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the premiere of "Taylor Swift: Miss Americana" in Park City, Utah. Swift is helping out a Nashville record store closed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grimey's co-owner Doyle Davis said Thursday, April 2, 2020 that the store got a call last week from Swift's publicist asking how she could help. It was the just after Nashville's mayor issued a stay-at-home order and Davis was sending all the employees home.  (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Taylor Swift donation will help Nashville record store

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pop superstar Taylor Swift is helping out a Nashville record store closed by the pandemic. Grimey's …
FILE - In this April 1, 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, appears at the White House, in Washington. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum is creating a bobblehead of Dr. Fauci, wearing a suit, as he discusses the coronavirus pandemic. Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar says  they will donate $5 from every $25 Fauci bobblehead that's sold to the American Hospital Association. The funds will go toward getting masks and other protective equipment for health care workers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon File)

Dr. Fauci's face will soon be on a bobblehead

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The United States' top infectious disease specialist is getting his own bobblehead. The creation from the …
FILE - This Dec. 16, 2019 file photo shows composer and executive producer Andrew Lloyd Webber attending the world premiere of "Cats"  in New York. Webber is making some of his filmed musicals available for free on YouTube. On Friday, the 2000 West End adaption of “Joseph and he Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” starring Donny Osmond will be streamable, followed a week later by the rock classic “Jesus Christ Superstar” from the 2012 arena show starring Tim Minchin. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, FIle)

Andrew Lloyd Webber shares musicals online; actor diagnosed

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the …
FILE - This May 22, 2018 file photo shows Stephen King at the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. With independent bookstores shut down nationwide, a new online seller is offering help. In January, Andy Hunter launched Bookshop.org.  Simon & Schuster is adding buy buttons for Bookshop.org to all of its websites and promoting Bookshop through emails and elsewhere online. It also has enlisted numerous authors, among them Stephen King, Susan Orlean and Jason Reynolds, to get the word out about Bookshop on social media and elsewhere. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

New online store offers help to shuttered indie booksellers

Andy Hunter, founder of a new online sales outlet for independent booksellers, had seen a crisis building well before the coronavirus …
Business
How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Energy companies led stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday, giving the market its first gain in three days. The price of crude oil jumped 25%, bouncing further off an 18-year low, after …

Outbreak: bankruptcies, layoffs, quiet skies and empty rails

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Thursday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread …

Asian stocks mixed as economic toll of virus worsens

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Thursday after a White House warning that as many as 240,000 Americans might die of the coronavirus sent Wall Street tumbling and signs of the outbreak's …

Stimulus aid for 'small business' will go to some big chains

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — As the federal government prepares to launch a $349 billion loan program meant to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic, critics have growing concerns that …

Stocks open slightly higher even after applications for unemployment benefits surge as millions of jobs are lost

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks open slightly higher even after applications for unemployment benefits surge as millions of jobs are lost.

Travel
AP-NORC poll: Broad support for efforts to control outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll from finds that a majority of Republicans and Democrats alike approve of how state and local governments are handling the coronavirus outbreak. Fewer than half of …

Tourists stranded in India because of coronavirus lockdown

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tourists from Australia, Britain and Canada are stranded in India's capital after their vacations were abruptly ended by a three-week lockdown and international flights were halted …

The Latest: Experts say virus could kill up to 240,000 in US

The Latest on the pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe …

Migrant dies in Mexico detention center riot over virus fear

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan migrant died during a riot at an immigration detention center in Mexico, where detainees burned mattresses to protest conditions that they say could expose them to …

Things to do
Catch these 8 movie classics newly streaming for April

Have some free time on your hands? Here are 8 classic movies newly available to stream on Amazon Prime, Hulu and Netflix as of April 1.

Blues guitarist Carvin Jones to stream concert to raise money

      Blues guitarist Carvin Jones to stream concert to raise money Virtuoso on a mission to help elderly during COVID-19 shutdown By Steve Stockmar Independent …

Litchfield Park trio gets back to basics during downtime

If there is any sort of positive spirit to consider during social isolation’s downtime for an otherwise very active live band, it may be each individual’s renewed focus on …

Fun at home: Hilarious movies & TV shows to watch online

While our communities practice social distancing waiting for the latest COVID-19 news updates (keep checking out this website for up-to-date coverage), we thought those suddenly forced to spend more time indoors could use some suggestions for funny, fun shows and movies currently available on popular video streaming services.

Opinion

Quarantine burdens children and families

These are truly unchartered waters: Families are confined to quarters and avoiding interactions with others; while parents are working …

COVID-19: Tips to protect consumers, from price gouging to student loans

We urge consumers to be on the lookout for an escalating number of pandemic-related scams, hazards and financial challenges.

Abrazo hospitals observe National Doctors’ Day

Abrazo Health hospitals are celebrating National Doctors’ Day by paying tribute to physicians for their service, skill and …

Give docs the info needed to treat virus

In the tumult of the unprecedented coronavirus crisis, there is an enormous amount of confusion about potential treatments.

Newlon: Remote online notarization a critical need in Arizona

To help keep our communities healthy, the need for social distancing is imperative right now. As such, on March 18, two U.S. …
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