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The Latest: India has another biggest 1-day jump in cases

NEW DELHI: India reported 9,971 new coronavirus cases Sunday in another biggest single-day spike, a day before it prepares to reopen shopping malls, hotels and religious places after a 10-week …

The Latest: India reports biggest single-day spike in cases

NEW DELHI — India surpassed Italy as the sixth worst-hit by the coronavirus pandemic after another biggest single-day spike in confirmed infections. The Health Ministry reported 9,887 new cases …

The Latest: India reports biggest single-day spike in cases

NEW DELHI: India on Friday registered more than 9,800 new cases of the coronavirus in another biggest single-day spike. The Health Ministry said the total number of confirmed cases touched 226,770 …

The Latest: Australians draw parallels to inequality in U.S.

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Australians …

Arizona attorney general says police reforms needed

GLENDALE (AP) — Arizona's Republican attorney general on Thursday called for a series of police reforms he said are needed in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Mark Brnovich sent a …
First responders
PHOENIX (AP) — Video shows at least four minutes passed before paramedics could provide medical assistance to an unarmed man fatally shot last week by an Arizona state trooper, drawing outrage …
The Maricopa County Correctional Health Services and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office are tracking and responding to a rise in COVID-19 cases inside jail facilities, according to a …
The new firestation being built in north Surprise will be known as much for the art in front of it as the building itself when it opens this fall at 24900 N. 163rd Ave.
More sports

Oval master: Allmendinger wins on NASCAR oval for 1st time

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — A.J. Allmendinger finally won on an oval. He might just retire. Taking advantage of mistakes by the three leaders, by nearly 2 seconds over pole-sitter Noah Gragson in the …

Season scrapped, England seeks to keep gains in women's game

Runners-up when the season was paused, champions without playing again. It's no surprise that Chelsea manager Emma Hayes was fine with the Women’s Super League season being curtailed. But …

NBA offers clarity on tiebreakers with uneven schedule

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has told teams that playoff seeding will be based on winning percentage, and that any tiebreakers necessary after that will follow the usual procedures. It was an issue that …

Colin Kaepernick: Timeline of a gesture and its echoes

Colin Kaepernick was a second-round draft pick in 2011. The next year lhe ed the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl. By 2016, he had begun kneeling on the sideline at games during the national …
Daily Independent
Nation

Deputy killed, 2 other officers shot in California ambush

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California sheriff’s deputy was killed and two law enforcement officers wounded Saturday when they were ambushed with gunfire and explosives while pursuing a …

The Latest: Statue of Gen. Wickham toppled in Richmond

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Statue of Confederate Gen. Wickham toppled in Richmond, Virginia — Police use flash bang devices, pepper spray to disperse Seattle protesters — Mayor of Portland, …

More protests set in NYC amid lingering tensions over curfew

NEW YORK (AP) — After another mostly peaceful night, more demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in New York City were planned for Saturday amid lingering tension between protesters and …

Washington protesters express optimism after week on edge

WASHINGTON (AP) — On Monday, they were forcibly removed from the street by law enforcement. On Saturday, they danced. The tens of thousands of racially diverse demonstrators who flooded …

Turning grief into change, movement targets racial injustice

Momentum for what many hope is a sustained movement aimed at tackling racial injustice and police reforms promised to grow Saturday as more protesters filled streets around the world and mourners …
World

India, China decide to continue efforts to defuse border row

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and China will press ahead with military and diplomatic engagements in a bid to resolve a standoff along their disputed Himalayan frontier, the foreign ministry in New Delhi …

Asia Today: South Korea's cases surpass 50 for 2nd day

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Sunday reported 57 additional cases of the coronavirus, marking a second day in a row that its daily jump is above 50 as authorities struggle to suppress a …

Brazil govt yanks virus death toll as data befuddles experts

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's government has stopped publishing a running total of coronavirus deaths and infections in an extraordinary move that critics call an attempt to hide the true toll of …

Former longtime Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader dies

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The former head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement died Saturday night after a long illness. He was 62. Ramadan Shalah had been in a coma for more than three …

Malta takes in 400 migrants held on pleasure boats, for now

ROME (AP) — Malta agreed Saturday to take in some 400 migrants who had been held on chartered pleasure boats at sea pending negotiations with European Union countries to accept them. The …
Entertainment

Philadelphia editor resigns over 'Buildings Matter' headline

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Inquirer's top editor is resigning after an uproar over a headline lamenting damage to …
FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo is Bret Baier during a Fox News town-hall style event, in Bethlehem, Pa. Fox News is apologizing for how it displayed a chart that was shown on the “Special Report with Bret Baier" comparing the stock market to the aftermath of controversial black deaths. In a statement Saturday, June 6, 2020, Fox said context was needed for the graphic that aired Friday to illustrate market reactions to historic periods of civil unrest. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Fox News: Black deaths, stock market graphic was insensitive

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News apologized Saturday for how it displayed a chart correlating the stock market's performance with the …
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2009, file photo, co-chairman and chief executive officer Andrew Alexander sits onstage at The Second City in Chicago. Alexander said Friday, June 5, 2020, that he is stepping down after a former performer leveled accusations of racism against the comedy institution. Alexander vowed that he will be replaced as the company’s executive producer by a person of color. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Second City CEO steps down amid claims of racism at theater

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Alexander, the CEO and co-owner of famed The Second City improv theater, said he is stepping down after a …
This 2019 photo provided by Noel Rowe and Centre ValBio shows a golden bamboo lemur in Madagascar. Conservation isn’t work that can simply be dropped for a while, then picked up again, “because it depends so much on relationships with people and local communities," said Patricia Wright, a biologist at Stony Brook University who has spent three decades building a program to protect Madagascar’s lemurs, big-eyed primates that live only on the island. (Noel Rowe/Centre ValBio via AP)

Coronavirus disrupts global fight to save endangered species

WASHINGTON (AP) — Biologist Carlos Ruiz has spent a quarter-century working to save golden lion tamarins, the charismatic long-maned …
FILE - In this Dec. 31, 1968 file photo, Tom Jones performs at the "Bal Pare" in Munich, Germany. Jones, the Welsh star whose snake hips and stage presence earned comparisons to Elvis Presley, turns 80 on Sunday, June 7. (AP Photo, File)

AP Photos: Ahead of Tom Jones' 80th birthday, a look back

For nearly 60 years, Tom Jones has been delighting audiences with stunning stage performances and hits like “It's Not Unusual” and …
Business
Zuckerberg-funded scientists: Rein in Trump on Facebook

BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of scientists doing research funded by Mark Zuckerberg say Facebook should not be letting President Donald Trump use the social media platform to “spread both misinformation …

Kosovo lifts trade measures, hoping to resume Serbia talks

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The new Kosovo government on Saturday lifted some recently imposed measures on Serb goods entering the country, in an effort to pave the way to resuming dialogue to improve …

OPEC, allied nations extend nearly 10M barrel cut by a month

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — OPEC and allied nations agreed Saturday to extend a production cut of nearly 10 million barrels of oil a day through the end of July, hoping to boost energy …

New jobs report diminishes GOP appetite for more virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unexpectedly strong could further scramble an already uncertain picture for passing a fifth and possibly final coronavirus aid bill. The positive statistics are feeding the …

Travel
Asia Today: Most of 51 new SKorea cases linked to door sales

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Saturday reported 51 new cases of COVID-19, mostly in the densely populated capital region, as authorities scramble to stem transmissions among low-income …

China urges citizens to shun Australia as dispute simmers

BEIJING (AP) — China is advising its citizens not to visit Australia, citing racial discrimination and violence against Asians, in what appears to be Beijing’s latest attempt to punish the …

Nations try to get back on their feet but job cuts continue

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

Trump moves to allow commercial fishing in conservation area

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — President Donald Trump took action Friday to allow commercial fishing at a marine conservation area off the New England coast. “We are reopening the Northeast Canyons to …

Things to do
Free Fishing Day in Arizona is June 6

The Arizona Game and Fish Department invites you to fish at the state's waters for free Saturday, June 6, according to a release. Arizona’s Free Fishing Day is celebrated as part of National …

Desert Diamond casinos are reopening June 5

The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise will resume gaming operations at 1 p.m. Friday, June 5 at all four of its Desert Diamond Casinos near Glendale, Tucson, Sahuarita and Why (Ajo). The TOGE …

Fort McDowell Casino plans to reopen May 15

Fort McDowell Casino and the Wekopa Resort and Conference Center will tentatively have a reopening day of May 15. Casino doors will open at 10 a.m., according to the casino's website.

Gila River Hotels & Casinos reopening its locations May 15

Gila River Hotels & Casinos announced Monday that it will reopen its doors Friday, May 15. The Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte, and Vee Quiva properties will open at noon to the public, according to a release.

Opinion

The Salvation Army makes statement on death of Floyd and ongoing protests

The Salvation Army joins in the sorrow, anger and confusion felt by Americans all across the country following the death of George …

Northwest Valley Connect seeks your help

Many of us are feeling the need to do something purposeful these days. At Northwest Valley Connect we can connect you to a variety of …
The WHAM mobile arts studio was stolen in from the arts organization’s Surprise headquarters in April; but individual donations and financial support from other local nonprofit agencies provided the funding to replace what was taken. [Submitted photo/WHAM]

Generosity saved WHAM’s traveling arts studio

On April 5, WHAM’s Traveling Art Studio, which is used to take art to the communities of the West Valley, was stolen.
Mary Lynn Kasunic

Kasunic: Social-distancing can mask elder abuse

In a year with many distractions and stressful events, we must not forget that World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15. …

Proactive measures to ensure your care and safety

In these unsettling times of COVID-19, our advance preparation and putting what we learn into action have positioned us for success. …
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