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Phoenix police officer killed, 2 others injured in shooting

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police commander was killed and two other officers were injured Sunday night in a shooting on the city's north side during a domestic violence call, police said. Cmdr. …

Grandma is gone: Coronavirus keeps kids from older family

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A few weeks ago, Debbie Cameron saw her grandsons most days, playing the piano, making after-school snacks or singing nursery rhymes with the baby in her Chandler, Arizona, …

Leader of Arizona's response to the COVID-19 pandemic quits

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman who has been a key figure leading Arizona's response to the coronavirus pandemic has resigned after complaining she was being sidelined from her role.

Tribes say persistent efforts pay off in massive stimulus

FLAGSTAFF (AP) — The sweeping bill that President Donald Trump signed will help better equip health care systems that serve Native Americans, improve the emergency response time on tribal …

Arizona governor signs stripped-down $11.8B budget

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a stripped-down emergency state budget Saturday that contains $50 million in spending to help tenants, homeowners and small businesses weather the …
First responders
PHOENIX (AP) — A co-defendant in a human smuggling operation told police that a prostitution camp in the Marshall Islands provided many of the pregnant women involved in former Maricopa County …
Concern over the spread of COVID-19 has prompted innovation, cooperation and quick action between two West Valley fire departments. The Buckeye Fire Department and the Buckeye Valley Fire District …
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has been notified that one of its employees who works out of the Headquarters Building, 550 W. Jackson St., Phoenix, has been diagnosed with …
Top sports story

Tokyo Olympic head expects call from IOC's Bach on new date

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic President Yoshiro Mori said Monday he expects to talk with IOC President Thomas Bach this week about potential dates and other details for the rescheduled games next …
More sports

Mercedes F1 team helps to develop breathing aid in pandemic

LONDON (AP) — Formula One team Mercedes has helped to develop a breathing aid that could keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care and ease some pressure on Britain’s strained health …

Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony rescheduled for July 23, 2021; closing ceremony on Aug. 8

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony rescheduled for July 23, 2021; closing ceremony on Aug. 8.

Sports make political point for Belarus amid virus outbreak

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — With most sports around the world shutting down because of the coronavirus pandemic, longtime Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is proudly keeping soccer and hockey …

Tokyo's infection spike after Olympic delay sparks questions

TOKYO (AP) — Before the Olympics were postponed, Japan looked like it had coronavirus infections contained, even as they spread in neighboring countries. Now that the games have been pushed to next …
Daily Independent
Nation

Stocks open about 1% higher on Wall Street in more volatile trading amid uncertainty over economic pain of coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks open about 1% higher on Wall Street in more volatile trading amid uncertainty over economic pain of coronavirus.

How would overwhelmed hospitals decide who to treat first?

NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse with asthma, a grandfather with cancer and a homeless man with no known family are wracked with coronavirus-induced fevers. They are struggling to breathe, and a ventilator …

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

President Donald Trump is Trump extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public health experts who presented him with even more dire projections for the expanding …

Navy hospital ship set to arrive in NYC harbor

NEW YORK (AP) — A Navy hospital ship with 1,000 bedsis scheduled to arrive Monday morning in New York Harbor to help relieve the coronavirus crisis gripping the city's hospitals. The USNS …

Fauci says coronavirus deaths in US could top 100,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government's foremost infection disease expert says the United States could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus …
World

Spain passes China in infections; Trump extends US lockdown

MOSCOW (AP) — In an abrupt turnaround, President Donald Trump extended lockdown measures across the United States as deaths in New York from the new coronavirus passed 1,000. Spain on Monday became …

Gunmen kill New Zealand man near Indonesia's Freeport mine

TIMIKA, Indonesia (AP) — Gunmen shot to death a New Zealand miner and wounded six others on Monday near the world's largest gold mine in Indonesia's easternmost Papua region, police and company …

Spokesman: Kurdish forces end riots by IS prisoners in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish-led forces in Syria put down riots by Islamic State militants in a prison in the country's northeast on Monday, hours after the extremists knocked down doors and dug holes in …

Jobless UK flight attendants asked to work as medical staff

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Monday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of …

India marshals more resources to stop virus, but gaps remain

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is adding more resources to tackle the inevitable rise in its number of coronavirus cases by announcing that private hospitals may be requisitioned to help treat virus …
Entertainment
A cameraman films the glass door which was smashed during a break-in at the Singer Museum in Laren, Netherlands, Monday March 30, 2020. Police are investigating a break-in at a Dutch art museum that is currently closed because of restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, the museum and police said Monday. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Police investigate break-in at Dutch art museum

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police are investigating a break-in at a Dutch art museum that is currently closed because of …

Dutch museum says Vincent van Gogh painting stolen in overnight raid

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch museum says Vincent van Gogh painting stolen in overnight raid.
Kristen Stewart attends the special screening of "Underwater " at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 5-11

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 5-11: April 5: Horror filmmaker Roger Corman is 94. Country singer Tommy Cash is 80. …
People wearing protective clothings, masks and gloves, attend the funeral of a victim who died after being infected with the new coronavirus, at a cemetery just outside Tehran, Iran, Monday, March 30, 2020.The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Jordan releases travelers quarantined at Dead Sea hotels

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Monday began releasing releasing thousands of travelers who were quarantined for the last two weeks …
This undated photo provided by the Academy of American Poets shows Threa Almontaser, the 2020 Walt Whitman Award Winner. (Jawaher Ali/Threa Almontaser/Courtesy of Academy of American Poets via AP)

Yemeni-American poet Threa Almontaser wins Whitman award

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yemeni-American poet Threa Almontaser has won the Walt Whitman Award for best first book. Almontaser's “The …
Business
How to prep for and spend your government relief check

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives and finances of millions. A federal relief package aiming to provide payments to distressed consumers passed Friday — but that money is not likely to …

City at center of China's virus outbreak gradually revives

WUHAN, China (AP) — Shopkeepers in the city at the center of the virus outbreak in China were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls …

German experts say growth rebound could be relatively quick

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A group of leading economists say Germany, Europe's largest economy, will suffer a deep slump in the first half of this year but should rebound relatively quickly from the …

Liz Weston: Don't give your adult kids your house

Adding an adult child to your house deed, or giving them the home outright, might seem like a smart thing to do. It usually isn’t. Transferring your house to your kids while you’re alive may …

Bangladesh garment makers say $3B in orders lost to virus

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh garment manufacturers says fashion retailers have cancelled or put on hold more than $3 billion in orders due to the coronavirus outbreak, though a handful have …

Travel
German cruise passengers head home, 41 remain in Australia

PERTH, Australia (AP) — More than 800 cruise ship passengers and crew were heading home to Germany on chartered flights on Monday while 41 others infected with the coronavirus were admitted to an …

The Latest: New Zealand reports its 1st coronavirus death

The Latest on the pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump gets a reality check on coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — For weeks, President Donald Trump carved out a trail of groundless assurances about the coronavirus pandemic as health officials, governors and local officials sounded alarm about …

New York residents urged to avoid travel as virus spreads

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. health authorities urged millions of residents of the New York City region to avoid non-essential travel due to surging coronavirus infections there as deaths in the United …

Asian shares extend losses as toll from pandemic surges

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares started the week with fresh losses as countries reported surging numbers of infections from the coronavirus that has prompted shutdowns of travel and business in many …

Things to do
Fun at home: Hilarious movies & TV shows to watch online

While our communities practice social distancing waiting for the latest COVID-19 news updates (keep checking out this website for up-to-date coverage), we thought those suddenly forced to spend more time indoors could use some suggestions for funny, fun shows and movies currently available on popular video streaming services.

Goodyear, local artists develop virtual arts program

The spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, may have canceled events that bring Goodyear and Southwest Valley residents together at venues around the region, but it can’t stop the city from …

Superstition Mountain Museum closing temporarily

The Board of Directors of the Superstition Mountain Museum have announced that the museum will close to the public for the next several weeks. In an abundance of caution and concern for public …

Things to Do in the Valley – March 12-18

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of March 12-18. Event details are subject to change. Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events. March 12-15 - QUEEN CREEK: Roots …

Opinion

Newlon: Remote online notarization a critical need in Arizona

To help keep our communities healthy, the need for social distancing is imperative right now. As such, on March 18, two U.S. …

Medicare and coronavirus: What you need to know

Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to let you know the steps we’re taking to help …

Stay calm, stay connected during COVID-19 pandemic

Here’s the irony of this COVID-19 pandemic: we may be scrambling to isolate, but we need each other. In times of stress, human …
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, left, answers a question as he is joined by Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, right, as they provide an update on the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference at the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory Monday, March 23, 2020, in Phoenix.

We must work to protect American families

While the passage of the bipartisan Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act and the Families First …
Jackie Elliott

Elliott: All CAC instruction online for remainder of semester

The Central Arizona College campuses will be closed to the public with essential services moved to online, telephone or virtual …
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