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Freeport-McMoRan Third-Quarter 2020 Financial Results Release Available on its Website

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 22, 2020-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) today announced that it has posted its third-quarter 2020 financial and operating results press release on the Investor …

Ryder Creates New Used Vehicle Sales Channels

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 21, 2020-- Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in , , and commercial solutions, today announced the launch of its new fully responsive, mobile-friendly, used vehicle …

Arizona experts urge influenza vaccination in October

As the annual influenza season commences — the novel coronavirus crisis continues — public health officials and county leaders are urging residents to get their flu shots sooner than …

US spacecraft touches asteroid for rare rubble grab

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft descended to an asteroid Tuesday and, dodging boulders the size of buildings, momentarily touched the surface to collect a handful of cosmic rubble for …

Paradox Grows Executive Team, Adding DLA Piper Partner Stephanie King as Chief Legal Officer and Chief of Staff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 20, 2020-- Paradox, the conversational AI platform helping talent acquisition teams at organizations like McDonald’s, CVS Health, and Unilever create the …
First responders
A Phoenix man was arrested for charges including second-degree murder earlier this month after fatally shooting one man and non-fatally shooting another man in the group he was socializing …
DOUGLAS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents on a training mission diverted to collaborate with U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents last week to rescue a distressed undocumented alien surrounded by fire and smoke.
TUCSON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at the Port of Nogales’ Commercial Facility seized methamphetamine and fentanyl on Friday from a Mexican …
More sports

Column: Rays hungry for more after evening up World Series

Game 1 of the World Series was all about Mookie Betts and his quest to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a title and fans across the country a free taco. Game 2 gave us a $27.50 hot dog that could feed …

Lowe homers twice, Rays hold off Dodgers 6-4 to even Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brandon Lowe busted out early and Tampa Bay’s bullpen hung on late. Rays and Dodgers, tied in Texas. Lowe shook loose from his extended postseason slump with two …

Parade of pitchers not a merry-go-round for Dodgers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — More was not merrier for Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts went with an opener against the team that invented the concept, sending Tony Gonsolin …

Wanna go for a walk? Westminster dog show leaves NYC for '21

NEW YORK (AP) — The Westminster dog show is set to take a long walk. The nation’s top pooch pageant will be held outdoors at an estate about 25 miles north of Manhattan on June 12-13 because …
Nation

Stressing freedom, vaccine opponents rebranding in virus era

Years before this year's anti-mask and reopening demonstrations, vaccine opponents were working on reinventing their image around a rallying cry of civil liberties and medical freedom. Now, …

Do I need to wear a mask if I’m 6 feet away from others?

Do I need to wear a mask if I’m 6 feet away from others? Health experts recommend wearing masks in public and keeping your distance from others in most cases, but whether you should do both …

'Call them out': In Maine, Gideon asks voters to punish GOP

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — The last time Democrat Sara Gideon ran for office, she trounced her Republican challenger and spent a measly $4,299.99 doing it. Two years later, the Maine House speaker has …

AP Explains: What's next for the Supreme Court nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is speeding toward confirmation, with a majority of the Senate supporting her and a final vote expected Monday. She could be sworn in as a …

Viewer's Guide: After chaotic debate, Trump, Biden try again

After meeting last month in perhaps the most chaotic debate in modern history, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, will take the stage Thursday to give it another go. The …
World

Greek court imprisons far-right Golden Dawn party leadership

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court decided Thursday to imprison the leadership of the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn following their convictions for running the party like a criminal organization, …

Turkey slams joint declaration by Cyprus, Greece and Egypt

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s foreign ministry has slammed a joint statement by Greece, Cyprus and Egypt condemning Turkish actions in northern Cyprus and the eastern Mediterranean. The ministry, …

Vatican, China extend bishop agreement over US opposition

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and China extended a controversial accord on bishop nominations Thursday over strong opposition from the White House and conservative Catholics. The Holy See and …

EU awards human rights prize to Belarus opposition

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has awarded its top human rights prize to the Belarus opposition movement and its leader, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, for their challenge to President Alexander …

Leading European lawmaker says the EU has awarded its top human rights prize to the Belarus opposition movement

BRUSSELS (AP) — Leading European lawmaker says the EU has awarded its top human rights prize to the Belarus opposition movement.
Business

US jobless claims likely remain high as layoffs persist

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will provide its latest picture Thursday of the pace of job cuts in the United States, which remain elevated with the viral pandemic still impeding the economy …

British Airways parent company slashes passenger forecast

LONDON (AP) — The parent company of British Airways has cut its fourth-quarter passenger forecast to just 30% of last year’s level as government restrictions imposed to control a new wave of …

China criticizes US media controls as 'political oppression'

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Thursday demanded Washington stop “political oppression” of Chinese media after more were ordered to register as foreign missions but gave no indication …

Banksy artwork sells for almost $10 million at auction

LONDON (AP) — Banksy’s playful take on a famous Impressionist painting has sold at auction for 7.6 million pounds ($9.8 million), the second-highest price ever paid for a work by the British …

Travel

California theme park closures hit jobs, shops, budget

California's amusement parks have been pining to reopen for months, hoping to bring back thousands of workers sent home in March when the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close their gates. Now …

US hits Chinese media with new restrictions, upping tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is hitting Chinese media outlets in the U.S. with new restrictions, a move that will further foment tensions in already deteriorating ties between the …

Nonprofit app aims to help unblock global air travel

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A public-interest foundation is testing a smartphone app that could make it easier for international airline passengers to securely show they've complied with COVID-19 …

Dutch king expresses regret at Greek family vacation

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch king issued a video message Wednesday saying he had “regret in the heart” and he shouldn't have flown to Greece for a family vacation last week, a trip …

Things to do

Drive Thru Fair Food open for another weekend in Phoenix

Officials at the Arizona State Fair announced that due to overwhelming demand, they're continuing Drive Thru Fair Food for one final weekend, beginning on Thursday.

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park continues reopening plans

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park reopened Sept. 3 with rave reviews from visitors and moved forward Sept. 19 with the second phase of their reopening plan.

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.

Valley Voices
Glenn Hamer

Hamer: I endorse Schweikert for U.S. House

I am proud to endorse Rep. David Schweikert to represent Arizona’s 6th Congressional District.
Joe Freeman

Freeman: I support Tipirneni for Congressional District 6

Arizonans are already casting their ballots, and voters in Arizona’s 6th Congressional District have a special opportunity this election cycle to send a fresh voice — Hiral …
Amy Coney Barrett

Andrews: Calls for confirmation of Barrett

I hope we soon see Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as an associate justice on our nation’s highest court. She then will be the third justice placed on the court of last resort by our president. …
Mary Kathleen Honne

Honne: Vote to restore integrity, accountability to Legislature

Mary Kathleen Honne is a lifelong Arizonan who grew up in Southern Arizona and has been married to her high school sweetheart for 27 years.
Wendy Garcia

Garcia: I will work only for you in Legislative District 22

Dear Northwest Valley neighbor: My name is Wendy Garcia. I am an experienced radio news director and the mother of two. I founded Indivisible Surprise and helped organize Save Our Schools locally. …
Entertainment
Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts celebrates their win against the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. The Dodgers defeated the Rays 8-3 to lead the series 1-0 games. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Dodgers, Rays draw record-low TV World Series audience

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers' victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 drew a record-low audience of television viewers for a World Series game. Los Angeles' 8-3 win received …
This image released by Netflix shows Armie Hammer, left, and Lily James in a scene from "Rebecca." (Kerry Brown/Netflix via AP)

Review: Did we need another 'Rebecca'? No, no we didn't.

It’s asking for trouble remaking Hitchcock, but with “Rebecca” you might be able to see a sliver of an opening. It’s justly revered as a ghostly Gothic masterpiece and the only film of …
Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif., on March 4, 2018, left, and  former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. on Nov. 20, 2016. Giuliani appears in a scene in the new “Borat” film. The scene, which was filmed in a New York hotel room in July, resulted in Giuliani calling police. (AP Photo)

Giuliani caught in hotel bedroom scene in new ‘Borat’ film

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is shown with his hand down his pants after flirting with an actress playing a young woman pretending to be a television journalist in a scene in Sacha Baron Cohen's …
Natalie Portman participates in the BUILD Speaker Series to discuss the film "Lucy in the Sky" in New York on Oct. 2, 2019, left, and the cover of "Natalie Portman's Fables," a book of popular children's fables with a friendlier, more gender inclusive twist. (AP Photo, left, Feiwel & Friends via AP)

Natalie Portman releases children's book of inclusive fables

New York (AP) — Natalie Portman is putting her body through the paces to get into fighting shape for her next Marvel movie. The Oscar winner, preparing to film “Thor: Love and Thunder” in …
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Octavia Spencer in a scene from "The Witches." (Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)

Review: Zemeckis makes Dahl’s ‘Witches’ a brighter affair

No matter how you cut it, “ ” is a really disturbing tale. Not that one should expect anything else from Roald Dahl, but for some reason this story about a group of grotesquely disfigured women …