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Pinnacle West Reports 2020 Third-Quarter Earnings

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 30, 2020-- (NYSE: PNW) today reported consolidated net income attributable to common shareholders for the 2020 third quarter of $346.4 million, or $3.07 per diluted …

Kennedy Wilson Acquires Western U.S. Multifamily Portfolio in Off-Market Transaction for $198 Million

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 30, 2020-- Kennedy Wilson (NYSE:KW) (“KW”) announced today the acquisition of 880 units across three multifamily properties in an off-market …
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Saguaro Scottsdale reopens anew for Arizona tourism season

The Saguaro hotel in Scottsdale opened its doors earlier this month after closing down earlier this year in late March in response to the unfolding global COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last five …

#ChalkTheVote: Arizona families hit the sidewalks to encourage voting

PHOENIX — Divya Yoder and her family were out on the sidewalk in front of their home one recent Sunday, writing chalk messages to encourage their neighbors to vote. “Vote early,” …

Biden shuns easy virus answers; Trump, in Arizona, vows to ‘vanquish’ it

BULLHEAD CITY — Joe Biden vowed Wednesday not to campaign “on the false promises of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch,” pledging instead to prioritize science, …
First responders
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Public Safety has never accepted responsibility for falsely arresting a landscaper in shootings five years ago on metro Phoenix’s freeways that …
PHOENIX (AP) — Police on Tuesday released the names of a man who was fatally shot after a domestic violence incident in Phoenix that left a woman dead and a teenager injured. They said …
A fire and possible explosion in Sun City left two people displaced and another person in the hospital. The fire was called in some time before 8 a.m. Tuesday at a duplex home at 10410 W. Prairie …
More sports

Tokyo Olympics to give refunds to ticket buyers in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Fans living in Japan who bought tickets for the postponed Tokyo Olympics have been guaranteed refunds, the local organizing committee said Friday. This does not apply to fans who …

Do Not Score! How to avoid touchdowns defenses celebrate

When the defense is celebrating having allowed a touchdown, something has most definitely gone wrong for the offense. In two games last weekend, one college and one pro, the team with the ball …

Week 9: Ohio State faces its biggest test; Florida returns

The potential Big Ten game of the year lost some luster last week. No. 18 Penn State was upset by Indiana so instead of returning to Happy Valley to host No. 3 Ohio State with an unbeaten record, …

Rivers' 164 total yards, 3 TDs lead Fresno St by Colorado St

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Jake Haener set career highs with 311 yards passing and three touchdowns, Ronnie Rivers tied his career best with three scores, and Fresno State scored 31 unanswered points in …
Nation

Time for a change to America, on our clocks and watches

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's time for for most of the United States. The clock is running out once more for daylight saving time. Standard time begins at 2 a.m. local time Sunday. Until almost next …

Timeline of case against Michael Skakel in 1975 killing

Prosecutors announced Friday they were a new murder trial for Michael Skakel, the nephew of Robert F. Kennedy’s widow, Ethel Kennedy. Here is a timeline of key developments in the case: — Oct. …

Prosecutor asks judge to overturn murder conviction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee prosecutor's office is asking a judge to overturn the conviction of man serving life in a 1998 slaying after finding new evidence. The Davidson County …

Final Georgia Senate debate canceled after Perdue drops out

ATLANTA (AP) — The final debate between Republican Sen. David Perdue and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff, scheduled for Sunday, has been canceled after Perdue dropped out to attend a campaign …

Curious about going to a movie theater? 7 things to know

It’s been over two months since , but there is still a fair amount of consumer confusion about moviegoing in the COVID-19 era. Movie studios and theater owners have found themselves in the …
World

Most Canadians hope for Trump defeat after insults, attacks

TORONTO (AP) — Donald Trump called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “weak” and “dishonest” and attacked Canada's vital trade. He threatened tariffs on cars and imposed them on steel. The …

Thai king hands out diplomas at protest movement stronghold

BANGKOK (AP) — A university graduation ceremony presided over by Thailand’s king was held Friday after pro-democracy activists issued a call for students to boycott it. There was no way to …

'Gruesome' crash kills 21, mostly young children, in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s president is expressing sadness over a “gruesome vehicle accident” in which 21 people, most of them young school children, were killed. The accident …

Kenyan court sentences 2 for Westgate attack that killed 67

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court on Friday sentenced two men to 26 and 11 years in prison for supporting the days-long 2013 attack on Nairobi’s upscale Westgate Mall that left 67 people …

EU: WHO should have more power to investigate outbreaks

LONDON (AP) — European countries are calling for the World Health Organization to be given greater powers to independently investigate outbreaks and compel countries to provide more data, after the …
Business

Federal Reserve expands Main Street program to smaller firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve will reduce the minimum loan level in a small business lending program and waive some fees to try to boost participation in a program that has so far provided …

Mexico's economy grows in 3Q, but still well below last year

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s estimated gross domestic product in the third quarter of the year was 8.6% below that for the same July to September period the previous year, but showed signs of …

Airbnb sets up endowment, council for hosts

Airbnb is setting up an endowment fund to support its hosts as part of its upcoming initial public offering. The San Francisco-based home-sharing company said it will set aside 9.2 million shares …

2 more ex-eBay employees admit to roles in harassment scheme

BOSTON (AP) — Two more former eBay Inc. employees have admitted to their roles in a campaign to terrorize a Massachusetts couple with threatening social media messages and disturbing deliveries of …

Travel

Sans gala or red carpet, a stylish fashion show at the Met

NEW YORK (AP) — The annual hoopla around the celebrity-studded Met Gala is so intense, it's often forgotten who the real star is: the fashion exhibit inside. This year, it's the only star. A …

Global travel and tourism projected to shed 174 million jobs

LONDON (AP) — The global travel and tourism industry is on course to lose 174 million jobs this year if current restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus remain in place, a leading …

After wolves rebound across US West, future up to voters

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The saucer-sized footprints in the mud around the bloody, disemboweled bison carcass were unmistakable: wolves. A pack of 35 named after a nearby …

After wolves rebound across US West, future up to voters

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The saucer-sized footprints in the mud around the bloody, disemboweled bison carcass were unmistakable: wolves. A pack of 35 named after a nearby …

Things to do

Drive Thru Fair Food open for another weekend in Phoenix

Officials at the Arizona State Fair announced that due to overwhelming demand, they're continuing Drive Thru Fair Food for one final weekend, beginning on Thursday.

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.

Valley Voices
Katt McKinney

Stop Arizona police brutality, debate Sen. Tim Scott’s bill

By many accounts, Black Lives Matter is the largest protest movement in U.S. history.

Kvaran: Calls for democracy, not division

Rich Andrews’ latest letter to the editor (“Hopes for close election, more division,” Daily Independent, Oct. 22, 2020) was horrifying to me. Not only does Andrews clearly feel that …
Julie Gunnigle

Gunnigle: Brewer wrong about what county needs

Following her continuous string of nationally embarrassing comments, former Gov. Jan Brewer has decided to weigh in on the Maricopa County Attorney’s race — I wear her non-endorsement as a badge of pride.
Jan Brewer

Brewer: Adel best choice for Maricopa County Attorney

My entire career, I have been committed to the safety and well-being of our children. It is critical that we have leaders at every level of government who are committed to the rule of law and …

Smith: Calls out falsehoods in TV ads

I recently received a mass mailing paid for by the Arizona Republican Party. It stated, “Under Biden’s tax plan, 82% or Americans would face higher taxes.” I went to …
Entertainment
In this photo provided by Bidyanondo Foundation, a doctor examines a patient after arriving at Banishanta village near Mongla seaport in southwestern region of Bangladesh, on Sept. 1, 2020. A Bangladeshi charity has set up a floating hospital turning a small tourist boat into a healthcare facility to provide services to thousands of people affected by this year's devastating floods that marooned millions. (Bidyanondo Foundation via AP)

Bangladeshi floating hospital treats flood-ravaged community

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — In late July, volunteers from a Bangladeshi charity started getting calls seeking support from people from the country’s vast coastal region that had been flooded for …
FILE - This May 12, 2020 file photo shows Carnegie Hall in New York. Carnegie Hall has extended its closure due to the novel coranavirus pandemic through April 5, 2021. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Carnegie Hall to remain closed through April 5

NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall has extended its closure due to the coronavirus pandemic through April 5. The decision announced Thursday leaves only the possibility of performances at the very …
Paris Jackson poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Oct. 27, 2020, to promote her debut solo album "Wilted," releasing on Nov. 13. Her new single “Let Down” drops Friday, Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Paris Jackson excited and nervous on eve of debut solo album

NEW YORK (AP) — It started in her bedroom with just a guitar, but Paris Jackson has turned coping with the heartache after a recent break up into her debut solo album. Jackson, 22, has been a …

JetBlue is the latest airline to retreat from blocking seats

The days of airlines blocking seats to make passengers feel safer about flying during the pandemic are coming closer to an end. JetBlue is the latest to indicate it is rethinking the issue. A …
FILE - Judge Judy Sheindlin arrives at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif., on May 5, 2019. Sheindlin, whose long-running syndicated courtroom show “Judge Judy” will end production in 2021,  will be dispensing justice on an exclusive show in the U.S. for IMDb TV. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Judge Judy to move her gavel to streaming service IMDb TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everyone's going to streaming, including Judge Judy. The broadcast TV staple's next act will be with IMDb TV, Amazon's free digital service. Judith Sheindlin, whose …