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Arpaio pushes bid to erase conviction pardoned by Trump

PHOENIX (AP) — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco will hear arguments Wednesday in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's bid to erase his now-pardoned contempt of court conviction from …

Shooter wants to prove civil rights violated in ousting from Arizona legislature

PHOENIX — Former Rep. Don Shooter has hired new legal help in his claim he was wrongfully ousted from the House, a firm that has built a reputation on defending civil rights of college students accused of sexual misconduct.

Governor orders flags lowered to honor fallen Peoria soldier

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff until sunset Tuesday in honor of a fallen soldier from Peoria. U.S. Army …

Arizona quietly suspends Medicaid work requirement

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona quietly suspended plans to require about 120,000 people to work, volunteer or go to school to receive Medicaid benefits, as courts have taken a dim view of similar mandates in other states.

Deadline this week to update credit card information for 2020 spring draw

The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds hunters who applied for 2020 spring hunt permit-tags that Thursday is the deadline to update credit card or debit card account information. The same …
First responders
PHOENIX (AP) — Two Phoenix police officers involved in separate incidents that drew national outrage have been fired.
As influenza activity picks up this fall, the American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood to ensure a strong blood supply for patients in need. The blood drive is …
Chandler police are looking for a dark-colored SUV with heavy front-end damage following a hit-and-run that killed a man and his 12-year-old son.
Top sports story

Italy's next move vs. racism: anti-terrorism listening tools

ROME (AP) — After five cases of racist chants in eight rounds of Serie A, the Italian soccer federation is considering employing advanced listening devices used in anti-terrorism operations to …
More sports

NFL cracks down on internal dissent over officiating

The NFL threw yellow flags on Rams linebacker Clay Matthews, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and Lions safety Tracy Walker, fining each $12,500 for criticizing officials. Matthews was …

Temple opens new era with former star McKie in place

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron McKie stayed up all night before he was set to address Temple for the first time as head coach. McKie thought hard for the right words as they raced through his mind, …

Beckham's stadium complex for Inter Miami taking shape

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Piles of steel sit at one end of the property, waited to be lifted into place. Workers were going in all directions, some pounding nails into wood, others ready to pour …

10 storylines to follow in the 2019-20 NBA season

The NBA season starts Tuesday night, and here are 10 storylines to follow for the 2019-20 campaign: ___ NO. 2 IN 3'S Golden State's Stephen Curry is about to become No. 2 on the league's …
Daily Independent
Nation

US highway deaths fall in 2018 for second straight year

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency says traffic deaths fell by a small amount for the second straight year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration attributed the …

Trump likens House impeachment inquiry to 'a lynching'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is comparing the House impeachment inquiry into his dealings with Ukraine to "a lynching." Trump and his Republican allies complain that the process …

Police: 2 officers hurt in shootout, 3 found dead in home

BURKE, Va. (AP) — Authorities have found three people dead inside a Virginia home following a shootout and a standoff. A Fairfax County police says officers were called Monday night to a home in …

Jimmy Carter hospitalized after fall at Georgia home

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is in the hospital again after falling and fracturing his pelvis Monday evening at his home in Plains, Georgia. Carter Center spokeswoman Deanne …

Teen accused of killing Wyoming girl waives speedy trial

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota teenager charged with fatally shooting a girl from Wyoming has waived his right to a speedy trial. The Argus Leader says the waiver means the 17-year-old …
World

The Latest: Greece pledges to toughen asylum procedure

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Latest on developments involving migrants to Europe (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Greece's government has promised to toughen the asylum application …

Oslo police open fire on man who reportedly drove into crowd

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian police opened fire on an armed man who stole an ambulance in Oslo and reportedly ran down several people Tuesday. Norwegian broadcaster NRK said that several …

Thailand bans use of paraquat and other toxic farm chemicals

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's government has agreed to ban the use of three farming chemicals widely regarded as dangerous to human health. The government's National Hazardous Substances Committee …

Lawsuit vs Sri Lankan presidential hopeful dismissed in US

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The daughter of a Sri Lankan journalist assassinated during the country's civil war says she'll appeal a U.S. court's decision to throw out her lawsuit against Gotabaya …

Palestinian court blocks 59 websites critical of government

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian court has blocked access to 59 websites critical of the Palestinian Authority, a decision that has drawn wide criticism. The court ruling, handed down on …
Entertainment
This cover image released by Little, Brown and Co. shows "The Night Fire," by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown and Co. via AP)

Review: Bosch and Ballard combine forces in "The Night Fire"

"The Night Fire," Little, Brown and Co., by Michael Connelly In "The Night Fire" by Michael Connelly, John Jack Thompson, Harry …
FILE - This Jan. 11, 2018 file photo shows Alexis Bledel at the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Cybersecurity firm McAfee on Monday crowned Bledel the most dangerous celebrity on the internet in 2019. No other celebrity was more likely to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

The most dangerous celebrity online is revealed

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Alexis Bledel has been bookish and sweet on "Gilmore Girls" and "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." But the …
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer speaks during a news conference for baseball's World Series Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Houston. The Houston Astros face the Washington Nationals in Game 1 on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The eyes have it: Scherzer embraces 2 different eye colors

HOUSTON (AP) — Max Scherzer was taunted over his eyes as a kid. Now he treasures them. Washington's Game 1 starter in the World …

Hip-hopper Mally Mall guilty in Vegas prostitution biz case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The hip-hop music producer Mally Mall has pleaded guilty in Las Vegas to operating a prostitution enterprise …

Condoleezza Rice to headline Waste Management Phoenix Open tee-off luncheon

The Thunderbirds has announced the 66th United States Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, will be the headline guest for the Waste …
Business
FILE - In this July 1, 2016 file photo, drivers work their way out of Dallas during rush hour. The U.S. government's road safety agency says traffic deaths fell by a small amount for the second straight year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration attributed the 2.4% drop partially to technology in newer vehicles that can prevent crashes. The agency says the downward trend is continuing into 2019. First-half estimates show fatalities down 3.4%. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

US highway deaths fall in 2018 for second straight year

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency says traffic deaths fell by a small amount for the second straight …
FILE - In this March 31, 2011, file photo, Kevin Plank, founder and CEO of Under Armour, appears on the "America's Nightly Scoreboard" program on the Fox Business Network, in New York. Plank will step down as CEO in the new year to become the company’s executive chairman and brand chief. Patrik Frisk, president and chief operating officer, will become only the second CEO of Under Armour since the athletic gear company was founded in 1996.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Under Armour founder Kevin Plank relinquishes CEO post

BALTIMORE (AP) — Under Armour founder Kevin Plank will step down as CEO in the new year to become the company's executive chairman …
In this June 24, 2019, photo workers prepare to unload a UPS aircraft after it arrived at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas. United Parcel Service Inc. reports financial earns on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Demand for fast, online delivery drives UPS 3Q

ATLANTA (AP) — UPS is reporting strong third quarter earnings with e-commerce driving volumes higher, particularly next-day …

Swiss file their 1st charges in Petrobras-Odebrecht scandal

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss prosecutors have filed their first indictment in investigations related to Brazilian construction company …

Vatican denies risk of default over structural deficit

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A top Vatican administrator is denying the Holy See risks default over its structural deficit, saying claims in …
Travel
$416M luxury resort under construction at Big Sky

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The southern Montana resort community of Big Sky is getting a new $416 million luxury resort soon. The Billings Gazette that the new Montage Big Sky resort is under …

German cabin crew union strikes at Lufthansa subsidiaries

BERLIN (AP) — A German union representing cabin crew has called members at several Lufthansa subsidiaries out on strike — a walkout that was extended by 13 hours at short notice. The UFO union …

Nestor heads into Georgia after tornados damage Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nestor raced across Georgia as a post-tropical cyclone late Saturday, hours after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central …

Lost Pacific Crest Trail hiker rescued in snowstorm

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Robert Campbell was thoroughly soaked, shivering, his wet sleeping bag covering him in the only shelter he could find -- a pit toilet in a closed campground -- after getting lost …

Roadside Bigfoot: Georgia museum devoted to legendary beast

CHERRY LOG, Ga. (AP) — Along a bustling four-lane highway that winds through the north Georgia mountains, an unassuming wooden structure breaks the monotony of churches, billboards and stores …

Things to do
Harkins celebrates The Addams Family with free event Oct. 19

Oh snap! The Addams Family is back on the big screen with a brand-new animated comedy and Harkins is celebrating with a free event for the entire family. Join Harkins from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, …

Things to Do in the Valley – Oct. 17-23

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. 17 - PHOENIX: Steve Hackett …

Things to Do in the Valley – Oct. 10-16

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Oct. 10-16. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. Oct. 10 - PHOENIX: Bring Me The …

Opinion
Today’s drug development pipeline is a well-oiled machine. The FDA approved 59 novel drugs last year, targetting everything from cancers and lung diseases to migraines. Currently, nearly 6,700 projects are in clinical development.

How drug invention really works

The FDA just greenlit a new treatment for osteoporosis, a therapy for advanced bladder cancer, and a pill that can cure smallpox. All …

Yee: Arizona high school students will receive financial education this fall

By Kimberly Yee Special to the Independent As the back-to-school season is finally upon us, it is encouraging to think about all …

Chucri: Maricopa County elections are changing for the better

Building on a year’s worth of momentum, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors just took an important step to restore our …

INI launches Think Tank Initiative

I’ve been serving as your daily news editor at Independent Newsmedia for about 16 months. In that time, I’ve strived to bring a …