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Judge limits bid for damages in Phoenix freeway shootings arrest

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge presiding over a false-arrest lawsuit by a landscaper once charged in freeway shootings in metro Phoenix has said a jury could reasonably conclude police lacked probable …

Former border agent sentenced for striking migrant with car

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former Border Patrol agent who called migrants “savages” and “subhuman” in text messages less than a month before he used his vehicle to knock over a fleeing …

Events bring holiday cheer at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

At the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, the staff strives to bring a feeling of happiness to every child who has to stay over the holiday celebrations.

Arizona lawmaker seeks repeal of dating abuse law

PHOENIX — The vice chairman of the House Education Committee wants schools to teach students less about dating — but tighten up laws that require them to recite the Pledge of …

MCSO says missing Sun City man has been found

Authorities are seeking the public's help to locate a missing man from Sun City. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said Loren Hale Fisher, 87, was last seen around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday leaving …
First responders
Glendale police are seeking the public’s help in solving an assault case from September. According to police, around 10:30 p.m. Sept. 7, officers responded to a fight call at a bar in the …
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Fire Department says a woman and her dog are dead following a house fire Wednesday morning. The home is located near 39th Avenue and Cactus Road. The department …
Police are investigating after a woman was killed in a collision in Glendale. In addition, a pregnant woman was taken to the hospital with injuries. The incident happened before 7 a.m. Tuesday …
Top sports story

Fred Cox, former Vikings kicker, dies at age 80

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Vikings kicker Fred Cox, one of the last of the straight-on placekickers and a standout on several conference championship teams, has died. He was 80. The …
More sports

Webb Simpson shoots 7-under 65 to lead RSM Classic

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Webb Simpson birdied seven of his last 10 holes at the Plantation Course on Thursday for a 7-under 65 and the first-round lead in the RSM Classic, the final PGA Tour …

Johnson ready to end NASCAR grind and move on with life

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson handed out mini bottles of Patron at his retirement announcement — so perfectly on brand for the cool Californian who stormed to a record-tying seven NASCAR …

NCAA denies waiver appeal from Michigan State’s Joey Hauser

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was taught by his mentor, the late Heathcote, to give back to the game by being part of the National Association of Basketball …

Yale women’s soccer coach leaves amid report of misconduct

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University’s women’s soccer coach has left the school amid allegations of sexual misconduct by former players at a college where he previously coached. Yale …
Daily Independent
Nation

Suspected norovirus outbreak closes 46 Colorado schools

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Thousands of students in Colorado were out of school Thursday because of a suspected outbreak of norovirus. All 46 schools in the district serving Grand Junction and …

Police: Woman stabbed another in belief she was wearing fur

CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman with a history of attacks on people wearing fur has been charged with attempted murder for stabbing a woman she believed was wearing the material at a church outside …

Trucker in Colorado pileup that killed 4 pleads not guilty

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A truck driver accused of causing a fiery pileup that killed four people and seriously injured several others on a Colorado interstate pleaded not guilty Thursday to vehicular …

California lawmaker wants to ban sending unwanted nude pics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When she was first elected to the California state Assembly, Ling Ling Chang publicly posted her cellphone number to get feedback from her constituents. It worked, but …

The Latest: 2 airmen died while landing at Oklahoma base

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on the crash of two Air Force training jets in northwest Oklahoma that killed two airmen. (all times local): 4:45 p.m. An Air Force base commander says two …
World

Mexico strikes automatic child custody for divorced moms

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s high court has struck down a clause in the capital’s family code automatically granting custody of young children to mothers in divorce cases. The Supreme Court …

Iraqi officials: 1 killed in renewed clashes in central Baghdad, bringing day’s death toll to 8 with 90 wounded

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: 1 killed in renewed clashes in central Baghdad, bringing day’s death toll to 8 with 90 wounded.

Peaceful Uruguay heads to presidential runoff

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — It could have been a tense scene in any other country of South America: With an election nearing, campaigners for Uruguay’s governing left-wing Broad Front faced off in …

Amnesty reports violations by Chile’s security forces

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Amnesty International is denouncing what it calls serious human rights violations by security forces in Chile. The human rights group said in a report released Thursday …

Ukrainians mark 6th anniversary of mass protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 5,000 people have gathered on the central square of the Ukrainian capital to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the beginning of protests that led to the president …
Entertainment
This Oct. 8, 2019 image provided by Heritage Auctions shows a rare near mint condition copy of the first Marvel Comics comic book. Heritage Auctions says the 1939 comic book sold for $1,260,000 million on Thursday Nov. 21, 2019. (Heritage Auctions via AP)

First Marvel Comics issue sells in Texas for $1.26 million

DALLAS (AP) — A rare near-mint condition copy of the first Marvel Comics comic book has sold at auction in Dallas for $1.26 …

US approves expanding Delta venture with European airlines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department is letting Delta Air Lines, Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic expand their joint …
FILE - This Nov. 7, 2018 file photo shows James Taylor performing at JONI 75: A Birthday Celebration in Los Angeles. Taylor has a deal with the producer-distributor Audible for the audio-only “Break Shot,” focusing on his early years and end on “the cusp” of his 1970s fame. Scheduled for early 2020, the book features an interview with journalist Bill Flanagan and highlights from his music. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

James Taylor audio memoir coming early next year

NEW YORK (AP) — James Taylor isn’t working on a typical rock star memoir. The singer-songwriter has a deal with …
Natasha Lyonne, left, and Zazie Beetz announce the nominees for the 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards at the LINE Hotel on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

‘Uncut Gems,’ ‘The Lighthouse’ top Spirit Awards nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — The Safdie brothers’ Diamond District crime film “Uncut Gems” and Robert Eggers’ fever-dream period tale …
This Nov. 16, 2019 photo shows actress Ana de Armas posing for a portrait to promote her film "Knives Out" at The Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)

From ‘Knives Out’ to Bond, Ana de Armas is on the rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ana de Armas is fumbling with a packet of sugar and talking about her breakneck schedule on a recent afternoon in …
Business
Gap’s interim CEO promises to address ‘operational issues’

NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks after Gap Inc. ousted its CEO Art Peck, the company’s interim leader promised investors it would address “operational issues” that have been dragging down the …

How GM ended up suing its crosstown rival

DETROIT (AP) — Automakers sue each other on occasion, but no one in Detroit can remember one accusing another of bribing union officials to get an unfair labor cost advantage. Yet that’s what …

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Stocks closed slightly lower on Wall Street Thursday, giving the market its third straight drop. Technology stocks and companies that rely on consumer spending led the way lower. Those losses …

Macy’s, La-Z-Boy fall; L Brands, Charles Schwab rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday: Macy’s Inc., down 35 cents to $14.67. The department store operator cut its profit and sales forecast for the …

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade …

Travel
Study: Yellowstone bison mow, fertilize their own grass

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A study of grazing in Yellowstone National Park found that bison essentially mow and fertilize their own food. This allows them to graze in one area for two to three months …

Person shot by police at Vegas airport, reportedly on tarmac

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say a person was shot and injured by police at McCarran International Airport and media outlets are reporting that the shooting happened on the tarmac. A police …

British Airways says flights disrupted by ‘technical issue’

LONDON (AP) — British Airways says flights are being disrupted by a “technical issue.” Information from Heathrow, Britain’s busiest airport, shows some trans-Atlantic flights delayed …

Native Americans honor 50th anniversary of Alcatraz

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For Eloy Martinez, returning to Alcatraz Island meant a joyous reunion with people he hadn’t seen in decades. It also brought a renewed sense of pride and hope. Martinez …

Number of Chinese visitors to Hawaii continues to decline

HONOLULU (AP) — The number of Chinese visitors to Hawaii is decreasing in a trend that has continued for the past four years, officials said. The Hawaii Tourism Authority found Chinese visitors …

Things to do
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 …

Things to Do in the Valley – Oct. 24-30

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Oct. 17-23. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Oct. 24-27 - SCOTTSDALE: IGRA World …

Opinion

How Medicare can help you manage pain

If you have Medicare, there are covered options to help you manage pain safely and effectively.

Here is what the judge would do

I earlier wrote a guest commentary inviting you to be the judge. I told you that I’d follow-up and let you know how I address the …
Graduates line up at the Oct. 11 certificate ceremony for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s new full-time Construction Academy program in Camp Verde. The pre-apprenticeship program prepares workers across the state for highway construction jobs. [Courtesy of ADOT]

Construction Academy provides fast track to careers

The two-week Construction Academy offers free training that helps women, minorities, veterans and members of other disadvantaged …

What being Hispanic means to me

The military I know and work in today is a diverse force that encourages the promotion of people with different backgrounds.

How to stay heart healthy during the holidays

Being healthy over the holidays doesn’t mean giving up your favorite things. In fact, the American Heart Association wants you to …