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NEWS ACROSS THE VALLEY
Valley and State

Ruling: Policy, not DNA, decides competing paternity claims

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona court says state law comes down in favor of a man who voluntarily acknowledged paternity of a child and not another man shown by DNA results to be the child's genetic …

Former finance manager at Tucson school indicted for theft

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The former finance manager for the Tucson Unified School District’s Pueblo High School bookstore has been indicted for theft and misuse of public monies, according to …

Navajo Nation reports 119 more COVID-19 cases, 9 more deaths

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Wednesday reported 119 more COVID-19 cases and nine additional deaths. It marked only the 10th time in the past 28 days that the tribe has reported …

Man dies after vehicle goes over Grand Canyon's western rim

PEACH SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) — A man is dead after driving a vehicle over the western rim of the Grand Canyon in an apparent suicide, authorities said Wednesday. Details were sketchy and the name, …

Man accused of robbing 23 banks in Arizona, Nevada arrested

PHOENIX (AP) — A man dubbed the “Back Again Bandit” who allegedly robbed 22 banks in Arizona and one in Nevada over a 10-month span has been arrested, the FBI said Wednesday. An FBI Violent …
First responders
The Mesa Police Department took the following reports of stolen vehicles Oct. 14-20: At a residence/home Oct. 15 in the 10100 block of East Point Twenty Two Boulevard. At a …
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office took the following reports of a vandalism, trespassing and other incidents in Gold Canyon Oct. 14-21: Vandalism — criminal damage, reported at 8 p.m. …
The Apache Junction Police Department took the following reports of sexual offenses Oct. 14-21: Sexual offense — child abuse, reported at 11:23 a.m. Oct. 18 in the 1100 block of West …
Opinions: Highlighting Valley Voices

Kaufman: When the weight of history gets out of balance

The idea of presenting “opposing views” with the Holocaust would be mortifying if the concept behind it weren’t so mind-boggling. The thought of such a ridiculous notion leaves me …

Bell: Let’s help Arizona's LGBTQ+ students find their own communities

We all remember trying to find our “group” in school. If we liked to write, there was yearbook. If we liked to perform, there was theater. Clubs on campus help students find the spaces …

Copple: Solar power's a real ‘win-win’ for the planet Earth

In the past 40 years, potential solar customers used RIO (return on investment) as one of the main criteria whether to invest in solar or not (RIO calculation is cost for total installed solar system …

Postgate: God will eternally damn the evil Democrats

I am a Christian. I was raised in the church. I have studied the Bible most of my life. One of the reasons I believe in God and the Bible is based on a law God made which said, “You will …

Cueva: Say no changes to Medicare

When I first tested positive for COVID-19, I was nervous, but figured I would be OK since I am young and healthy. Unfortunately, I was so wrong. I was hospitalized and even had to be intubated as …
More sports

McCollum has 25 points, Blazers beat Grizzlies 116-96

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With a productive third quarter, Damian Lillard began to find a groove again. Lillard, who has struggled to open the season, had 20 points and 10 assists in Portland's …

Villanova's Collin Gillespie heads list of notable seniors

Villanova’s Collin Gillespie is ready to make the most of his second chance at a senior season. Gillespie was the co-Big East player of the year last season but during a victory over Creighton …

With Manfred's support, Braves bring chop to World Series

ATLANTA (AP) — As the World Series shifts to Atlanta, some TV viewers may be offended to see Braves fans still chopping and chanting in force. After teams in the NFL and Major League Baseball …

Cavs win 92-79, 1st road victory over Clippers since 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Collin Sexton scored 26 points, Darius Garland added 16 and the Cleveland Cavaliers led all the way in beating the Los Angeles Clippers 92-79 on Wednesday night. It was the …

Flyers score twice in third for 5-3 win over Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Cam Atkinson scored a pair of goals as the Philadelphia Flyers prevailed in a 5-3 slugfest over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. Claude Giroux, Nate Thompson and …

Portland 116, Memphis 96

Percentages: FG .365, FT .474. 3-Point Goals: 17-50, .340 (Bane 4-7, Morant 3-6, Jones 2-4, Merrill 2-6, Tillman 1-1, Aldama 1-2, Anderson 1-2, Konchar 1-2, Williams 1-3, Jackson Jr. 1-7, Culver …
Most recent
Moscow starts nonworking period as infections, deaths soar

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian capital on Thursday started a nonworking period intended to stem contagion as daily infections and deaths from COVID-19 surged to all-time highs. The government …

Sony raises forecast as sales hold up amid COVID damage

Burst of rising prices tests European Central Bank

Facebook, Google, Twitter face grilling by UK lawmakers

Nation

Asian shares pull back, chilled by decline on Wall Street

Asian shares fell Thursday after a retreat on Wall Street as banks and health care companies pulled the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average back from their latest record highs. Shares …

Is it OK to go trick-or-treating during the pandemic?

NEW YORK (AP) — Is it OK to go trick-or-treating during the pandemic? It depends on the situation and your comfort level, but there are ways to minimize the risk of infection this …

Cheap antidepressant shows promise treating early COVID-19

A cheap antidepressant reduced the need for hospitalization among high-risk adults with COVID-19 in a study hunting for existing drugs that could be repurposed to treat coronavirus. Researchers …

An author's reminder: Philanthropy isn't defined by money

Lucy Bernholz talks about Chex Mix a lot. Bernholz, a senior research scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, doesn’t want people to think of only one type …

How some ‘Jewitches’ embrace both Judaism and witchcraft

(RNS) — In a scene from a recently released movie, three older women in a small room slowly walk clockwise around a table covered in candles, chanting curses softly. A scene from the latest …
World

Vaccine reluctance in Eastern Europe brings high COVID cost

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Truck driver Andriy Melnik never took the coronavirus seriously. With a friend, he bought a fake vaccination certificate so his travel documents would appear in order when he …

Turkey's Lake Tuz dries up due to climate change, farming

KONYA, Turkey (AP) — For centuries, Lake Tuz in central Turkey has hosted huge colonies of flamingos that migrate and breed there when the weather is warm, feeding on algae in the lake’s shallow …

Indonesia warily weighs holiday travel with virus concerns

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesians are looking ahead warily toward the holiday travel season, anxious for crucial tourist spending but worried an influx of visitors could spread the coronavirus …

Taiwan defense minister says island must defend itself

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's defense minister said Thursday that Taiwan must be prepared to defend itself and could not entirely depend on other countries to help if China were to launch an …

India tests nuclear-capable missile amid tensions with China

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has test-fired a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile with a range of 5,000 kilometers (3,125 miles) from an island off its east coast amid rising border …
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Business

Samsung reports robust profit thanks to chip demand

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics on Thursday reported its highest quarterly profit in three years as it continues to see robust global demand for its computer memory chips. The …

Starbucks raising US workers' pay as union effort looms

Starbucks said Wednesday it is raising its U.S. employees’ pay and making other changes to improve working conditions in its stores. The Seattle-based coffee giant said all of its U.S. workers …

Boeing posts Q3 loss as problems dog airliner, space capsule

Boeing Co. lost $109 million in the third quarter as it struggled to fix problems with its 787 Dreamliner, a large airliner designed for long routes, and a space capsule that would ferry astronauts …

Ransomware gang says it targeted National Rifle Association

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A ransomware gang believed to operate out of Russia says it hacked the National Rifle Association, the most powerful gun-rights group in the United States. The gang, which …

Neighbors

Shoes for success: Paradise Valley young leaders named as October Persons of Distinction

From extracurriculars to daily homework assignments, students are often too busy to give back to their community, however, three young Valley residents are working to help out less fortunate students …

Photos: Fit Families Mud Run held in Apache Junction

The Fit Families Mud Run Oct. 23 in Apache Junction gave families an opportunity to participate in such an event without the high level dangers of the mainstream mud runs. See more photos by …

Recovering from the explosion, coming out on top

As a fire fighter for the Peoria Fire-Medical Department, Capt. Hunter Clare was badly injured in an explosion at an APS battery facility in Surprise in April of 2019, and has yet to return to full duty work.

Marr oversees change of leadership at Concord General Contracting

Leadership is the legacy that defines Dale Marr, who in 2021 is celebrating 40 years in the construction industry, 28 of those helping guide the growth of Concord General Contracting …

Things to do

48 LIVE Festival coming in November to Tempe Center for the Arts

Tempe Center for the Arts announces a new series to showcase the musical, theatrical, dance and visual artists from around Arizona with 48 LIVE. Perfect for all ages, the 48 LIVE Festival 5:30-9 …

Meet the Artist: Samo returns to Scottsdale for 2021 Canal Convergence

East Coast-based artist Sam Okerstrom-Lang — also known as Samo — is excitingly returning to Scottsdale this November to bring a large-scale interactive art installation to the annual …

Falcon Field Airport honors veterans with 80th anniversary events

Eighty years ago with the world at war, the city of Mesa opened its arms to young men from Britain and forged a bond that continues today. Mesa’s Falcon Field Airport is again welcoming friends …

Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Senior Expo Jan. 12

Seniors and families from Apache Junction, Gold Canyon and neighboring communities are invited to attend the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Senior Expo on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. Vendors are being …

Obituaries & Memorials

Elizabeth Smith Magoon

Longtime Sun City resident Elizabeth Smith Magoon died of cancer on October 8. Liz settled in Arizona in the late 1990s, when she was an organizational development consultant working with the …

The Rev. Fr. William K. Young + Olofson

Rev. Fr. William was born on June 21, 1938, in El Paso, Texas, to King William Young and Pat Fellers Young. He graduated from Ysleta HS in 1956 and received his BA from the University of Texas, El …

Connie B. Walker

Connie born in Wauseon, Ohio, January 4, 1938 artist (oil painter) and long-time resident of Apache Junction, Arizona, passed away peacefully at the age of 83. She was known for her paintings of a …

Joan Arlene Janis

A life well lived is precious. It is filled with hope, strength, grace and devotion. A life well lived is a legacy of joy, love and laughter that our hearts will always treasure. It is with …

William Michael “Mike” Sterry

William, died peacefully on July 16th 2021 at his home in Sun City West, AZ with his wife Linda at his bedside. He was 92 and his passing was the result of a 15 month struggle with congestive heart …
Entertainment
This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Keri Russell in a scene from "Antlers." (Searchlight Pictures via AP)

Review: Horror movie ‘Antlers’ is too dull and dreary

There’s nothing quite like a decaying industrial town in the middle of a chilly, grey-skied fall to set an immediately gloomy mood in a film. Not that Scott Cooper’s “ ” needs any help in …
Master of Jesus College Sonita Alleyne, left and  Director General of Nigeria's National Commission for Museums and Monuments Professor Abba Isa Tijani pose for a photo ahead of a ceremony at Jesus College Cambridge, where the looted bronze cockerel, known as the Okukur, will be returned to Nigeria, in Cambridge, England, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.  Jesus College announced in 2019 that it would return the Okukor, a statue that was taken from the Court of Benin in what is now Nigeria by British colonial forces in 1897.  (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

Colonial art: Cambridge hands over looted bronze to Nigeria

LONDON (AP) — A Cambridge University college handed over a bronze cockerel looted from Africa in the 19th century to Nigerian authorities on Wednesday, as part of a modest but growing effort in …
This cover image released by Decca shows “Voice of Nature — The Anthropocene," an album by soprano Renée Fleming and conductor and pianist Yannick Nézet-Séguin. (Decca via AP)

Fleming, Nézet-Séguin release recording on climate change

NEW YORK (AP) — Their travel and performance limited during the pandemic, soprano Renée Fleming and Yannick Nézet-Séguin brainstormed on songs they could perform together at a piano and …
This image released by CBS shows Utkarsh Ambudkar, foreground left, and Rose McIver in a scene from the comedy series "Ghosts."  (Cliff Lipson/CBS via AP)

TV's 'Ghosts,' 'Wonder Years' are long-view ratings winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At first glance, broadcast newcomers “Ghosts” and “The Wonder Years” have barely had a chance to prove themselves in the ratings. The CBS comedy “Ghosts” has shown …
This image released by Netflix shows Matthias Schweighöfer in "Army of Thieves." (Stanislav Honzik/Netflix via AP)

Review: Oddball safecracker charms in 'Army of Thieves'

One of the unlikeliest heroes to emerge from Zack Snyder’s horror-action flick “Army of the Dead” earlier this year was an oddball safecracker named Dieter. Part nerdy Eurotrash, part …