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Maricopa County accepting applications for remainder of official's term

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications for the position of County Assessor. The Board officially accepted the resignation of Paul Petersen on Jan. 8 and determined …

Official says Phoenix airport ride-hailing fee is illegal

PHOENIX (AP) — A new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from the Phoenix airport is “very likely” unconstitutional, the state attorney general said Thursday, upping the ante in the showdown …

US senator from Arizona calls CNN reporter 'liberal hack'

Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona lashed out Thursday at a CNN reporter who asked her about the impeachment of President Donald Trump. McSally called CNN reporter Manu Raju a …

Trial on Border Patrol conditions continues after inspection

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The trial to examine allegations of unsafe and freezing conditions in some Border Patrol facilities in Arizona continued Thursday as a federal judge gave a brief synopsis of …

Joe Arpaio leads in fundraising in race for Maricopa County sheriff

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Joe Arpaio is leading all candidates in the Maricopa County sheriff's race in fundraising.
First responders
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 …
A 23-year veteran of the Glendale Police Department has been promoted to  assistant chief of the agency. Chief Chris Briggs announced that Colby Brandt will be the assistant chief effective …
PHOENIX (AP) — A female Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections officer has been fired and arrested after authorities say she had sex with a male teenage offender now on parole. Officials …
Top sports story

Friday Sports in Brief

NFL NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Garrett is headed to the other side of the Giants-Cowboys rivalry. New York announced Friday night that the former Dallas coach will join new coach Joe Judge's staff …
More sports

Canadian network kicks off 6 NHL broadcasts in Plains Cree

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Clarence Iron believes he is on a divine mission to revitalize the Plains Cree language through hockey. He will be the play-by-play announcer with host Earl Wood and …

College Basketball Scores

Friday, Jan. 17 Hartwick 70, Alfred 61 Houghton 83, Elmira 77 Nazareth 83, Sage 63 St. John Fisher 90, Utica 80 Valley Forge 105, Christendom 80 Hawaii 65, Cal Poly 61 ___

Federer, Nadal seem sure all will be OK at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As messages on video boards cautioned Australian Open spectators to "be aware we are expecting a reduction in air quality" Saturday, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal …

Rybakina warms up for Aussie Open with title run in Hobart

HOBART, Australia (AP) — A year after failing to qualify for the Australian Open, Elena Rybakina will enter the season's first major with a seeding and fresh off a title after beating Zhang Shuai …
Daily Independent
Nation

4 killed, 1 injured in shooting in Salt Lake City suburb

GRANTSVILLE, Utah (AP) — Four people were killed and one injured in a shooting Friday night in a Salt Lake City suburb, local media report. The suspected shooter was taken into custody by …

Who's who on Trump's legal team for impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal advocates for his Senate impeachment trial will include a pair of well-known attorneys who have vigorously defended Trump on television and played …

How Trump's impeachment differs from a criminal trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yes, it's a trial — but the Senate's impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump won't resemble anything Americans have seen on Court TV. In Trump's trial, the …

Anti-Trump protests have shrunk. What’s it mean for 2020?

CHICAGO (AP) — Days after President Donald Trump killed an Iranian general and said he was sending more soldiers to the Middle East, about 100 protesters stood on a pedestrian bridge over …

Amid hacking fears, key caucus states to use app for results

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two of the first three states to vote in the Democratic presidential race will use new mobile apps to gather results from thousands of caucus sites — technology intended to …
World

Putin's moves leave Russian opposition with few options

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin played it differently this time. Instead of openly declaring plans to extend his rule like he did in 2011, Putin proposed constitutional amendments …

SUV on grounds of Beijing's Forbidden City sparks outrage

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese woman sparked social media outrage in her country by posting photos of herself and a friend with a Mercedes-Benz on the grounds of Beijing's Forbidden City. The reaction …

AP Photos: Taal volcano emits ash, threatening more eruption

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Taal volcano near the Philippine capital emitted more ash clouds on Saturday, posing the threat of another eruption. The ash and steam explosions have gotten …

Migrants, troops slowly build up on Guatemala-Mexico border

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — More than 200 mostly Honduran migrants rested on a bridge at the Guatemala-Mexico border waiting for the arrival of others and hoping sheer numbers will improve their …

Panama man pulled 2 children from clutches of killer cult

SANTIAGO, Panama (AP) — Indigenous farmer Jose González recalled how his pregnant wife and five of his children were taken from their home by cult members in the remote hamlet of El Terrón in …
Entertainment
FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, actress Oprah Winfrey poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film "A Wrinkle In Time" in London. Winfrey said Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, that Russell Simmons attempted to pressure her about her involvement with the documentary, “On the Record," in which several women detail sexual abuse allegations against the rap mogul, but his efforts were not what prompted her to leave the project. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey said Friday that Russell Simmons attempted to pressure her about her involvement with a documentary in …
FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019 file photo, Roberto Alvim, director of theater, dance and opera at the Brazil's National Arts Foundation, poses for pictures in Brasilia, Brazil. Brazil’s government has drawn criticism after launching a project that aims to revamp the country’s arts scene, with a focus on nationalism and religion, with Alvim being the driving force behind the initiative. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

Far-right Bolsonaro fires latest round in Brazil culture war

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's government has drawn criticism after launching a project that aims to revamp the country's arts …
Striking employees demonstrate outside the Louvre museum Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 in Paris. Paris' Louvre museum was closed Friday as dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Paris Louvre museum closed amid strikes over pension plans

PARIS (AP) — Paris' Louvre museum was closed Friday as dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government's …
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan participates in the 62nd Grammy Awards nominations news conference at Studio 43 at CBS Broadcast Center in New York. In a move announced late Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, the Recording Academy has placed Dugan on administrative leave following an allegation of unspecified misconduct by a senior leader. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

2 years after 'step up,' Grammys step into another mess

NEW YORK (AP) — The leadership at the Recording Academy thought they were in the clear: After the Academy's then-CEO made comments …
Photo by Lynda Balslev for Tastefood

The cold season’s answer to lettuce

When the weather is frigid, and the garden has hunkered down for the winter, it’s time to turn to chicories. These leafy vegetables …
Business
Plane slides off taxiway in icy weather; winter storm hits

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A plane slid off the taxiway at Kansas City International Airport on Friday due to icy conditions that also have closed schools, universities and government offices as a …

Billionaire Bloomberg is granted financial disclosure delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire Michael Bloomberg won't have to publicly disclose his finances until late March, well after voters in more than a dozen states take to the polls on Super …

Delta and its pilots ask mediator for help in contract talks

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines and its pilots want a federal mediator to step in after eight months of negotiations have failed to produce a contract agreement between the airline and the pilots’ …

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 …

AP Exclusive: AT&T under pressure to defy Maduro's censors

MIAMI (AP) — Last April, as a military uprising roiled Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government ordered pay TV providers to immediately cease transmission of CNN and the BBC. DirecTV, …

Travel
Spain's Balearic Isles crack down on pub crawls, happy hours

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain's tourist-magnet Balearic Islands are clamping down on binge-drinking tourism in three hot spots, introducing what they claim is the first law of its kind in …

Art experts confirm painting found hidden in Italian museum's walls is the stolen Klimt work "Portrait of a Lady."

ROME (AP) — Art experts confirm painting found hidden in Italian museum's walls is the stolen Klimt work "Portrait of a Lady.".

Hong Kong airline stops pregnancy tests for Saipan travelers

HONG KONG (AP) — The airline Hong Kong Express has apologized for having required some female passengers bound for the U.S. territory of Saipan to take pregnancy tests. The low-cost carrier said …

World's biggest yearly human migration begins again in China

BEIJING (AP) — As the Lunar New Year approaches, Chinese travelers flocked to train stations and airports Friday to take part in a nationwide ritual: the world's biggest annual human …

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Havana hosted the 35th …

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

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 …

More than ever, it pays to be optimistic

We’re experiencing challenges at every level from local issues to international relations and beyond. Times are tough and we don’t …

The Back Nine

I love it when readers send me emails that pertain to issues on aging. There is so much written, and every once in a while, there is a …

Are fossil fuels an ethical investment?

Saudi oil giant Aramco — the world’s most profitable company — issued its first public offering in December. The IPO has …

Home improvements can help save energy, money

Many improvements come with rebates from the utility companies. And most require no permits and inspections.
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