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Wishes for Teachers builds bridge to close Arizona classroom funding gap

A fundamental keystone to what makes America a special place is equitable access to quality public education no matter where a young person calls home. But despite this agreed-upon truth, for …

Iron Mountain Executes Six Megawatt Pre-Lease with Fortune 100 Customer at AZP-2 Data Center in Phoenix

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 24, 2020-- Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management services company, today announced that it has signed a six megawatt data …

Arizona Metals Corp announces that Kay Mine drilling up-dip of the Hinge Zone intersects 39.9 m of 3.4% CuEq (incl. 3.5 m of 11.6% CuEq and 3.5 m of 6.6% CuEq) and down-dip hits 38.4 m of 2.9% CuEq, (incl. 12.5 m of 6.0 % CuEq)

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 24, 2020-- Arizona Metals Corp. (TSX.V:AMC) (the “Company” or “Arizona Metals”) is pleased to announce that all four recently completed holes at its Kay Mine …

Black man held at gunpoint by Arizona officer seeks $2.5M

PHOENIX (AP) — A Black man filed a $2.5 million claim Wednesday against the city of Tempe, Arizona, after a police officer held him at gunpoint while looking for a white suspect at a hotel. The …

Zero Mass Water Becomes SOURCE Global, PBC to Supply Renewable Drinking Water Around the World

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 23, 2020-- Zero Mass Water, Inc., the pioneering company making drinking water a renewable resource through its SOURCE® Hydropanels, today announced that …
First responders
Fred Cuthbertson was not happy when a fellow police officer shared Apple’s voice talk assistant, Siri, answered a question about terrorists by directing users to police departments. The …
PHOENIX — Prosecutors have declined to criminally charge an Arizona state trooper in the fatal shooting of a Black man during a roadside struggle nearly four months ago that inspired protests …
PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities said Wednesday they found around 65 immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally while serving drug-related search warrants at two Phoenix-area …
More sports

LEADING OFF: NL race down to final day — and maybe Monday

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ___ LET'S GET IT SETTLED St. Louis, Milwaukee, San Francisco and Philadelphia enter the last day of the regular season competing for two …

Giants need win, help to reach playoffs after loss to Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his 17th home run and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 6-2 on Saturday night, leaving the Giants in need of help to make the playoffs. San …

Rockies roll past Diamondbacks 10-3 despite four errors

PHOENIX (AP) — Elias Diaz and Ryan McMahon each hit two-run homers, German Márquez threw seven impressive innings and the Colorado Rockies overcame some sloppy fielding to beat the Arizona …

James, Lakers beat Nuggets in Game 5 to reach NBA Finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James is going to a 10th NBA Finals — and for the first time in a decade, so are the Los Angeles Lakers. James punctuated his 27th postseason triple-double …
Nation

Trump caps judiciary remake with choice of Barrett for court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and …

California will house transgender inmates by gender identity

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Saturday requiring California to house transgender inmates in prisons based on their gender identity — but only if the state does not …

Belarus tells UN sanctions would be 'harmful for everyone'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Belarus' foreign minister warned Western nations Saturday against imposing sanctions over the country's disputed presidential election and crackdown on protesters, saying …

Car injures 2 protesters during California demonstration

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Two people were struck by a car and injured Saturday during a Southern California demonstration involving members of Black Lives Matter and counter-protesters. The …

Syria minister calls Turkey region's main terrorism sponsor

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria’s foreign minister accused Turkey on Saturday of being “one of the main sponsors of terror” in his country and the region, and said it is guilty of “a war crime …
World

N Korea accuses S Korea of intrusion to find official's body

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea accused South Korea of sending ships across the disputed sea boundary to find the body of a man recently killed by North Korean troops, warning Sunday the …

Armani, Ferragamo premier short films for Milan Fashion Week

MILAN (AP) — To show or not to show: Each Milan fashion house had to make a difficult decision how to reach the fashion public this season under the safety constraints imposed by the …

North Macedonia: Roma protest against police brutality

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Hundreds of Roma protested against police brutality in North Macedonia's second-largest city Saturday. Chanting “No justice, no peace” and “Justice for the …

Greek police seize 500,000 ecstasy pills, arrest 3 people

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police said Saturday they have seized 500,000 ecstasy pills and arrested three people. The operation took place Friday in Thessaloniki, Greece’s …

Mexico to pursue soldiers, federal police in abduction probe

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has issued 25 arrest warrants for those who carried out and knew about the abduction of 43 students in southern Mexico in 2014, including for the first time members of the …
Entertainment
Women share a light moment while attending a social gathering in a poor neighbourhood in Mbare, Harare, Friday, Sept,18, 2020. As Zimbabwe's coronavirus infections decline, strict lockdowns designed to curb the disease are being replaced by a return to relatively normal life. The threat has eased so much that many people see no need to be cautious, which has invited complacency. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Progress against virus brings complacency in parts of Africa

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — With Zimbabwe’s coronavirus infections on the decline, schools are reopening, along with churches, bars, restaurants, airports and tourist attractions. Strict lockdowns …
Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo (13) and Boston Celtics' Daniel Theis (27) battle for the ball during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Celtics control second half, top Heat to win Game 5 in East

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Their season saved for at least two more days, Boston coach Brad Stevens offered the most succinct assessment of his Celtics. “We're prideful," Stevens …
This cover image released by Asthmatic Kitty! shows "The Ascension" by Sufjan Stevens. (Asthmatic Kitty! via AP)

Review: Sufjan Stevens creates electronic world of inquiry

Sufjan Stevens, “The Ascension” (Asthmatic Kitty) Synthesized drums and dissected, distorted vocals open the upbeat electronic track “Lamentations” as Sufjan Stevens sings out: “I was …
This cover image released by Honey, You’re Gonna Be Late Records shows "Daughter" by Lydia Loveless. (Honey, You’re Gonna Be Late Records via AP)

Review: Lydia Loveless deals with tough times on ‘Daughter’

Lydia Loveless, “Daughter” (Honey, You’re Gonna Be Late Records) Lydia Loveless has been through much in the past few years and “Daughter,” her first original album since 2016, keeps her …
FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2018 file photo, singer Carrie Underwood poses with her husband Mike Fisher, and their son Isaiah Michael Fisher as they attend a ceremony honoring Underwood with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Los Angeles.  Underwood's son provided the adorable vocals on “Little Drummer Boy,” one of the 11 tracks on the country superstar’s new Christmas album, “My Gift,” out Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.  (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Q&A: Underwood on holiday album and her little drummer boy

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Award for cutest collaboration of the year goes to Carrie Underwood and her 5-year-old son Isaiah. He’s the little singing boy providing the adorable vocals on one …
Business

The Latest: Melbourne eases lockdown, reopens schools, work

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has further eased lockdown restrictions imposed after a surge in coronavirus cases, allowing most children to return to school …

Asia Today: Morrison vows 'titanic effort' to lift economy

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the Australian budget, to be delivered Oct. 6, will be a “titanic effort” to return the country to economic growth amid the …

New trial ordered for NY millionaire in autistic son's death

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a new trial for a self-made health care millionaire who was of fatally drugging her 8-year-old autistic son in a luxury New York City hotel room in …

Israel to hold US-mediated talks with Lebanon on sea border

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel will hold rare talks with Lebanon next month in an effort to resolve a longstanding maritime border dispute, an Israeli official said Saturday. The official said Energy …

Travel

Virus disrupting Rio's Carnival for first time in a century

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A cloud of uncertainty that has hung over Rio de Janeiro throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been lifted, but gloom remains — the annual Carnival parade of flamboyant …

Virus delays Rio's Carnival for first time in a century

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying Thursday night that the global spectacle cannot go ahead in February because of Brazil’s continued vulnerability to …

Groups decry proposal to roll back Alaska forest protections

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to exempt the country’s largest national forest from a ban on timber harvests and road building in roadless areas, a move conservation …

Park identifies hunter killed by bear in Alaska as Ohio man

COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) — The hunter killed by a grizzly bear last weekend in a remote part of Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve was identified Thursday by park officials as …

Things to do

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.

Arizona arts poised to stage a comeback

With innovative approaches and support from area patrons and other sources, local arts groups are adapting to continue their missions in the community.

Valley Voices

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on many stressors, including emotional hardships that can impact the overall health and mental well-being of Arizonans.

Greeney: Calls new development 'wasteful'

Who approved the “Beachfront Resort” in Glendale? Eleven-acre man-made lagoon with sandy beaches! Where is this water coming from? We live in a desert, man. Look around at the fires, …

Some tips to reduce risk of falls and injury

The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that’s still the same? Falling is not a normal part of aging.

Bialek: Calls on votes for Joe Biden

President Trump, you have had almost four years to lead the United States and have failed us by your own choosing. Whether it be in foreign policy or domestic policy, you have not protected the …

Adopt a Highway: National CleanUp day is in the bag

This year marked the third in a call to action for Adopt a Highway group participation on National CleanUp Day on Sept. 19, and more than 60 volunteer groups and hundreds of volunteers in 13 Arizona counties displayed community pride by caring for their adopted segments.