E-edition

E-edition

Read the latest print edition here.


View this issue

Browse other issues

Valley and State

Parts of Phoenix airport briefly evacuated; flights delayed

PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of travelers were temporarily evacuated from parts of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on Friday after American Airlines called police to deal with a disruptive passenger, airport …

Man cited for using fake skeleton to drive in HOV lane

PHOENIX (AP) — A 62-year-old man was cited in Arizona this week after trying to disguise a fake skeleton as a passenger just to use the HOV lane. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a …

Australia tries to recover bodies of 3 from US wildfire crew

SYDNEY (AP) — A tanker plane that crashed and killed its three American crew members as they fought wildfires in Australia had just dropped liquid to suppress the flames, investigators said …

Woman charged with killing kids faced child-welfare scrutiny

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman charged with murder in the deaths of her three young kids in Phoenix was the subject of several home visits by police and child-welfare authorities when she previously lived …

Desert Financial Credit Union Will Donate $3M To Phoenix Children’s ‘1 Darn Cool School’

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 24, 2020-- In early 2018, Desert Financial Credit Union made a big announcement -- it had committed $2M in funding over three years to ‘1 Darn Cool School’, the …
First responders
Sheriff's deputies are investigating after an 83-year-old man was pulled from a pond in Sun City.
Glendale police have made an arrest in an armed robbery at a liquor store in October. Samuel Robert Rivard, 31, faces charges of armed robbery and drug possession. The incident happened Oct. 15 …
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a known violent and wanted fugitive from California has been fatally shot by police in Mesa. Tempe police detectives who are part of the Fugitive Task …
Top sports story

The Latest: Kvitova 1st player into Australian Open quarters

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has become the first player to advance to the Australian …
More sports

Australian Open Glance: Nadal, Kyrgios duel in 4th round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open: LOOKAHEAD TO MONDAY All the ingredients are there for a classic fourth-round match between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios at …

Tennis Fed Cup event moved from China amid viral illness

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The International Tennis Federation has moved a regional Fed Cup qualifying event out of China because of concerns over the outbreak of a viral illness that has already …

Braathen stuns favorites in 1st run of World Cup slalom

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Norwegian skier Lucas Braathen stunned race favorites by posting the fastest time in the opening run of a men’s World Cup slalom on Sunday. Wearing start bib No. 34, …

Shiffrin wins super-G, 2 days after downhill triumph

BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin won a women’s World Cup super-G Sunday for her second triumph in a speed event in three days. The three-time overall champion from the United States …
Daily Independent
Nation

Coroner: 2 dead, 7 injured in South Carolina bar shooting

HARTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Two people were killed and seven people were injured early Sunday in a shooting at a bar in South Carolina, officials said. The shooting took place at Mac's Lounge in …

California patient is 3rd US case of new virus from China

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A patient in Southern California is third person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with the new pneumonia-like virus from China, health officials said. The Centers for Disease …

Netanyahu hopes to 'make history' with White House visit

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he hopes to “make history” during his upcoming trip to the White House for the expected unveiling of President Donald …

Democratic race in Iowa heats up as caucus approaches

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates have roared back into Iowa touting fresh endorsements, critiquing their rivals and predicting victories in the caucuses that will soon …

US Consulate to evacuate staff from epidemic-stricken Wuhan

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Consulate in the epidemic-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight Tuesday. A notice Sunday from the …
World

UN says 'blatant' violations of Libya arms embargo continue

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations decried “continued blatant violations” by several countries of an arms embargo on war-torn Libya, flying in the face of recent pledges made last week at an …

Burundi's ruling party picks general as presidential hopeful

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi's ruling party has chosen an army general to be its candidate in the presidential election set for May, signaling that the country's president will now retire after …

Italians vote in 2 regions; Salvini eyes return to power

ROME (AP) — Right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini is telling Italians who are voting in two regions to use their ballots to help his anti-migrant party return to national power. Voting …

Virus death toll in China rises to 56 with about 2,000 cases

BEIJING (AP) — The death toll from a new virus in China has risen to 56 with 1,975 total cases reported, as China's leader called the accelerating spread of the disease a grave situation. The …

Turkey hunts for earthquake survivors as death toll hits 31

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish rescue teams continued to pull survivors from collapsed buildings Sunday, more than a day and a half after a powerful earthquake hit the country's east, killing at …
Entertainment
Sean Combs walks on stage to accept the 2020 Industry Icon award at the Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Diddy calls out Grammys and demands change in fiery speech

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs called out the Grammy Awards for in a blazing speech that earned him a standing …
Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar poses with his trophy after winning the best film award for "Dolor y gloria" during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Malaga, southern Spain, early Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. The annual Goya Awards are Spain's main national film awards. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Almodóvar, Banderas triumph with “Pain and Glory” at Goyas

MADRID (AP) — Pedro Almodóvar’s “Pain and Glory” swept the top prizes at the Spanish Film Academy's Goya Awards, including …
In this photo taken on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, people in traditional costumes take part in the traditional "Las Carantonas" festival in Acehuche, Spain. The Carantonas involves men pulling on animal hides that make them look like Chewbacca. At the Carantoñas festival in Acehuche, men are helped to pull on hairy, bulky costumes and scary masks before they walk down streets of whitewashed houses looking like wild beasts ("carantoñas"). Women parade in colorful embroidered shawls and skirts as music plays. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

AP PHOTOS: Spanish towns embrace peculiar old festivals

ACEHUCHE, Spain (AP) — Spain has a rich tradition of colorful, and sometimes bizarre, festivals. The best-known ones are in the …
This undated photo provided by Chain Camera Pictures shows a scene from "On the Record." Without Oprah or Apple, the Russell Simmons documentary "On the Record" went ahead with its premiere Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at the Sundance Film Festival. (Omar Mullick/Chain Camera Pictures via AP)

Simmons doc, sans Oprah, receives huge ovation at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Without Oprah or Apple, the Russell Simmons documentary “On the Record” went ahead with its premiere …
This image released by Sesame Workshop shows, from left, Grover, Basma, Ma'zooza and Jad with Rami Delshad, who portrays Hadi in "Welcome Sesame," a new, locally produced Arabic TV program  for the hundreds of thousands of children dealing with displacement in Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon.  (Sesame Workshop via AP)

'Sesame Street' comforts children displaced by Syrian war

NEW YORK (AP) — “Sesame Street” in the past year has tackled everything from foster care to substance abuse. Now its latest …
Business
Britain's EU Journey: When the EU faced its biggest crisis

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult …

India, Brazil agree to boost ties in IT, biofuel and mining

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Brazil on Saturday agreed to boost trade and investment across a range of fields such as defense, mining, biofuel, cybersecurity, food, the environment and …

French automaker PSA Group says it will evacuate employees from Wuhan, take them out of China after a quarantine period.

PARIS (AP) — French automaker PSA Group says it will evacuate employees from Wuhan, take them out of China after a quarantine period.

Trump envoy hails deal to resume Serbia-Kosovo rail service

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s special envoy for Serbia and Kosovo said Saturday that an agreement to resume railway service between the two Balkan rivals is important for …

One year on, Brazilian city haunted by deadly dam collapse

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Like she has so many other nights, Ana María Gomes is awakened by the cries of her husband and tries to calm him as he shouts for help from his mine coworkers. She convinces …

Travel
Philippine volcano alert lowered, thousands can return home

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities on Sunday lowered the alert level at Taal Volcano, two weeks after it began spewing ash, steam and rocks, a move that will allow many of the more …

Outbreak casts pall over China new year as deaths surpass 40

BEIJING (AP) — China's most festive holiday began in the shadow of a worrying new virus Saturday as the death toll surpassed 40, an unprecedented lockdown kept 36 million people from traveling and …

Campaign crunch time forces progressives to eye private jets

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have spent the past year courting the Democratic Party's base with appeals to the working class and sweeping promises to curb climate …

First Alaska retail pot shops get OK to allow on-site use

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The first marijuana shops in Alaska where customers can partake on-site have gotten approval, putting them on the leading edge nationally. Visions for the spaces range from a …

For businesses, virus in China fans fear and uncertainty

China’s worst health crisis in years has sparked fear and uncertainty for businesses from North America to Asia that depend on trade in the affected region. Experts say it’s too soon to know …

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

A home-grown solution to rising rents in Arizona

Even working a second job in addition to teaching I have found it tough to find and afford quality housing and apartments to rent. …

CEO: APS committed to clean energy future

Imagine a world with 100 percent clean energy. We are. For more than 130 years, our company has been providing safe, affordable and …

Arizona must support the success of all students

Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget proposal begins to address many important funding needs, including a number of the short-term priorities …

Sky Harbor ride-sharing fees may violate Constitution

The Goldwater Institute has argued that the Phoenix City Council’s imposition of new ride-sharing fees at Sky Harbor Airport is …

Watson: Ducey education plan supports bright horizon for local educators

There are some big changes on the horizon for education in Maricopa County, if Gov. Ducey’s legislative agenda continues to get a …
X