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Valley and State

‘Beachfront’ resort coming to next to Cardinals’ stadium in 2022

A beach resort experience is coming to the West Valley. Crystal Lagoons is building an Island Resort that will have hotels, retail, offices and entertainment venues surrounding an 11-acre man-made …

Ducey, US Census head push for complete Arizona count

PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey and the head of the U.S. Census Bureau encouraged Arizonans on Thursday to complete their census forms as statistics showed more than 10% of the state’s …

Report: Arizona teens paid to file social media posts for Trump campaign

WASHINGTON — Facebook and Twitter opened investigations this week into a number of Arizona teenagers’ social media accounts for operating fraudulent profiles and spreading misinformation …

Lights fight viruses; SRP rebates germ-killing ultraviolet tech for Arizona businesses

Some area businesses can cash in on valuable rebates for employing technology that uses ultraviolet radiation to scrub germs from the air in their facilities.

Study: Ending census early will cost Florida, Montana seats

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ending the 2020 census at the end of September instead of the end of October, could cost Florida and Montana congressional seats. It could also result in Texas, Florida, …
First responders
PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities said Wednesday they found around 65 immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally while serving drug-related search warrants at two Phoenix-area …
A teenage boy was arrested Thursday for shooting at two state troopers in Phoenix. Authorities are still searching for a second suspect, who was driving the car the shooter was in.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man accused of opening fire earlier this week on a security officer outside the federal courthouse in downtown Phoenix has agreed to remain jailed on assault and weapons …
More sports

Gundogan the latest Man City player to contract coronavirus

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ilkay Gundogan has become the latest Manchester City player to test positive for the coronavirus. The Premier League club gave no details of Gundogan's condition on …

DeChambeau carves up US Open one divot-sized slice at a time

Golfers like to say they win when it’s their week, when a swing adjustment suddenly clicks or because they’re driving the ball and putting it just that little better than everyone else. Bryson …

Column: Another grim chapter for Atlanta's sports history

ATLANTA (AP) — As the ball spun slowly along the turf at Jerry’s World, the black-clad players backing away like it was a live grenade, Atlanta’s grim sports history flooded the …

On Football: Week 2 not for the weak as injuries hit NFL

As careful as the NFL has been about preventing an outbreak of the coronavirus within the league, one thing it can’t control is a rash of major on-field injuries. And that’s what it got …
Nation

The Latest: Trump says he's narrowed court list to 4 or 5

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (all times local): 8:56 a.m. President Donald Trump says he’s narrowed his list …

Alabama Archives faces its legacy as Confederate 'attic'

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of memorials glorifying the Confederacy had been erected by the time Marie Bankhead Owen built what may have been the grandest: The Alabama Department of Archives …

Trump: Court finalists at 4 or 5, announcement by week's end

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court on Friday or Saturday, after funeral services for Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He told “Fox & …

Election 2020 Today: Fighting over Supreme Court and suburbs

Here’s what’s happening Monday in Election 2020, 43 days until Election Day: ON THE TRAIL: President Donald Trump visits Ohio. HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on …

4 people killed in single-engine airplane crash in Texas

HILLTOP LAKES, Texas (AP) — Four people from Louisiana were killed when their single-engine airplane crashed in a Texas pasture while attempting an emergency landing, authorities said. The crash …
World

Large US political donor in jail in Lithuania

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A dual American and Lebanese citizen charged in the U.S. with conspiring to conceal the source of more than $3.5 million in donations during the 2016 U.S. presidential …

AP Photos: Mothers-to-be face challenges in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The birth of a first baby is usually a source of immense joy for couples. In Venezuela, however, the worries can override the excitement. Twenty-four-year-old Adaimar …

Italians turn out in droves despite virus for referendum

ROME (AP) — Italians turned out in droves to vote in regional elections and on a referendum on cutting the number of lawmakers by a third, despite the coronavirus pandemic and strict hygiene …

Navalny says nerve agent was found 'in and on' his body

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny demanded Monday that Russia return the clothes he was wearing on the day he fell into a coma in Siberia, calling it “a crucial piece of …

Lebanese president warns of 'hell' if no new gov't formed

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's president warned Monday that the crisis-hit country could be going to “hell” if a new government was not formed soon. In a televised address, President Michel Aoun …
Entertainment

Deion Sanders set to become Jackson State's football coach

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders says he will become Jackson State's football coach. Sanders made the announcement Sunday night on the first episode of the “21st & …
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2015, file photo sportscaster Bryant Gumbel speaks on stage at HBO 2015 Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. Gumbel turns 72 on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.  (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3 Sept. 27: Today’s Birthdays: Actor Kathleen Nolan is 87. Actor Claude Jarman Jr. (“The Yearling”) is 86. Singer-guitarist Randy Bachman of …
This book caover image released by Ballantine shows "The Book of Two Ways" by Jodi Picoult. (Ballantine via AP)

Book Review: Two love affairs fuel 'The Book of Two Ways'

“The Book of Two Ways,” by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine) Jodi Picoult’s “The Book of Two Ways” follows Dawn Edelstein, a death doula with a physicist husband and a teenage daughter. Dawn’s …

330 elephants in Botswana may have died from toxic algae

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — The sudden deaths of some 330 elephants in northwestern Botswana earlier this year may have occurred because they drank water contaminated by toxic blue-green algae, the …
FILE - In this June 22, 2016 file photo, a waitress serves customers beer at a restaurant in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In mid-September 2020, Abu Dhabi, the conservative capital of the United Arab Emirates, eliminated its licensing system for alcohol purchases allowing Muslims previously barred from obtaining licenses to be able to purchase from retailers. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Abu Dhabi, UAE's conservative capital, ends alcohol licenses

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi, the conservative capital of the United Arab Emirates, is eliminating its licensing system for alcohol purchases for drinkers after Dubai repeatedly …
Business

Central bank head: Europe's recovery uncertain, incomplete

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank says that the economy is rebounding but that the recovery remains uncertain, incomplete and dependent on containig the virus …

Bank shares slide on reports of rampant money laundering

Shares of some major banks are tumbling before the market open Monday following a report alleging those including JPMorgan, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank and Bank of New York Mellon …

Founder of GM electric truck partner quits amid allegations

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shares in electric- and hydrogen-powered truck startup Nikola plunged on Monday after the company's founder resigned amid allegations of fraud - just two weeks after …

Key EU states worry South America trade pact may hurt Amazon

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU countries remained divided Monday on whether to approve a preliminary free trade deal drafted last year with South American countries because of concerns related to the Amazon …

Travel

Whale swims free of crocodile-filled Australian river

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A humpback whale has found its way back to sea weeks after it got lost in a murky, crocodile-infested river in northern Australia. There have been no previous recorded …

Amazon land grabbers assail ecotourism paradise in Brazil

ALTER DO CHAO, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s Alter do Chao, a sleepy village that blends rainforest and beaches, bet on tourism and scored big. Visitors flocked here to eat Amazonian river fish while …

Asia Today: Fewer cases in Melbourne, Korea; Japan travel up

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has moved close to easing severe lockdown restrictions after recording only 14 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. It was the …

UK official's bodyguard suspended after leaving gun on plane

LONDON (AP) — A bodyguard who was traveling with Britain’s foreign secretary has been suspended from duties after he reportedly left a loaded gun on a plane. British media reported Saturday …

Things to do

Honor first-responders at in-person, virtual events in the Phoenix metro area

This year marks the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The date is now …

Arizona volunteers sought for Adopt a Highway program

A lot has changed over the last few months, but there is still a need for volunteers to help keep Arizona looking its best.

Arizona arts poised to stage a comeback

With innovative approaches and support from area patrons and other sources, local arts groups are adapting to continue their missions in the community.

Country Thunder postponed until 2021

Fans of Country Thunder will have to wait until 2021 after organizers there canceled this year's event.

Valley Voices

Two Guns’ sordid history off Interstate 40

Along Interstate 40, nestled between Flagstaff and Winslow, is the ghost town of Two Guns. As you drive by, you may see the remnants of an old gas station, now nothing more than a repository of …

Mendivil: Supports Sen. McSally for Senate

I have been listening to the extremely aggressive and negative commercials that Mark Kelly is presenting against Sen. Martha McSally. I find them disturbing, especially when a lot of his quotes …

We’re moving a little faster back into the world

Well, not everyone is moving faster. Parents continue to juggle work and home-schooling responsibilities, many people are without jobs, too many business owners are struggling and the list goes on, …

Goncalves: Calls for president's reelection

An open letter to the person or persons who are stealing Trump lawn signs: I would like to know — what are you afraid of? Is the thought of President Donald Trump being reelected …

Importance of knowing safe surroundings

Do you know a safe person when you see one? Do you know the signs of an unsafe person? Do you know someone in your life who is always telling you what you should or shouldn’t do?