• Northwest Fire: 2 adults, 3 dogs escape RV fire

    Two people and their pets in a home where the RV was parked were not hurt.
  • Pakistan urges China to ease pressure on Muslims minority

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is urging China to ease pressures on the country’s Muslim minority amid warnings by rights groups that the Uighurs in China face restrictions on religious activities and mass detentions in so-called “re-education camps.”
    The appeal comes as Pakistan has had traditionally good ties with its large neighbor.
    Pakistan’s minister for religious affairs, Noorul Haq Qadri, met Chinese envoy Yao Xing this week to discuss the situation of the Uighurs
  • Iran launches air maneuvers near strategic Strait of Hormuz

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s official IRNA news agency says the country’s air force is carrying out a drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, the passageway for nearly a third of all oil traded by sea.
    Friday’s report says the drill involves the military’s and Revolutionary Guard fighter jets, including U.S.-made F-4, French Mirage and Russian Sukhoi-22 planes. Five logistics and combat helicopters are also taking part in the exercise over the P
  • Polish leader resists view that he was disrespected by Trump

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s president is fighting back against criticism at home over a photo posted by Donald Trump that some say shows the Polish leader in a subservient role during a White House visit.
    Trump tweeted photos of himself with President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday, including one of them signing a strategic cooperation agreement in which Trump is sitting at his desk and Duda is standing.
    Critics of Duda, a conservative, have accused him of allowing himself and Poland to
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  • Death toll in Tanzania ferry sinking on Lake Victoria rises to 86, regional official says

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Death toll in Tanzania ferry sinking on Lake Victoria rises to 86, regional official says.
    The post Death toll in Tanzania ferry sinking on Lake Victoria rises to 86, regional official says appeared first on KVOA.com.
  • Libya says death toll from Tripoli clashes climbs to 96

    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan authorities say the death toll from fighting between rival armed groups in the capital of Tripoli has climbed to at least 96 people, including civilians.
    The Health Ministry said on Friday that clashes since Aug. 26 have also left 444 others wounded.
    It says 11 people, including eight civilians, were killed and 33 others were wounded on Thursday when fighting flared up again, breaking a U.N.-brokered cease-fire from earlier this month.
    The fighting between mil
  • UK media: May ‘humiliated’ after EU trashes her Brexit plan

    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit blueprint is in tatters after it was rejected by the European Union at a summit the U.K. media branded a “humiliation.”
    European Council President Donald Tusk said bluntly at a meeting in Salzburg, Austria, Thursday that parts of May’s plan simply “will not work,” while French President Emmanuel Macron called pro-Brexit U.K. politicians “liars.”
    A rattled May told reporters that Britai
  • Burkina Faso cracks down on motorbike-riding extremists

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Growing attacks by motorbike-riding extremists who flee into the forest have led Burkina Faso’s government to ban the use of motorbikes and bike carts from sunset to sunrise in its troubled east.
    The West African nation also announced this week it will monitor cars and trucks in the area near the border with Niger, which is fast becoming a hideout for extremist groups linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State organization.
    The government says some 20 m
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  • Aguero set for decade at City after signing 1-year extension

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero has signed a one-year contract extension at Manchester City, tying him to the Premier League club until 2021.
    If the Argentina striker sees out his new deal, he will have been at City for a decade after joining from Atletico Madrid in 2011.
    City announced the contract extension on Friday.
    Aguero is City’s all-time leading scorer with 204 goals, and has scored three times in five Premier League games this season.
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  • Barrier Reef tourists warned after 2 shark attacks in 2 days

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Tourists are being warned to keep out of the water in the Whitsunday Islands on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef after two swimmers were critically injured by shark attacks on consecutive days.
    Queensland Yacht Charter, which both victims used, said in a statement on Friday that tourists have been advised to refrain from swimming near the Whitsunday Islands for the foreseeable future.
    A 46-year-old woman was attacked on Wednesday and a 12-year-old girl was at
  • German energy company: saving threatened forest ‘illusion’

    BERLIN (AP) — A German energy executive whose company plans to clear an ancient forest to expand a lignite strip mine says it’s an “illusion” to think the woodland can be saved, and halting the project would cost his firm up to 5 billion euros ($5.9 billion).
    RWE wants to start cutting down half the Hambach forest in western Germany. Environmentalists want to prevent that.
    Authorities suspended the eviction of protesters Wednesday after a journalist fell to his death from
  • Kavanaugh allegation tests support of GOP women

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s choice of Brett Kavanaugh as his latest Supreme Court nominee was supposed to be a move that would drive up turnout among Republican voters ahead of this fall’s elections.
    But days before early voting begins in some key states, an allegation of sexual assault has hit like a ton of bricks. It leaves questions as to whether the allegation could turn off constituencies, including suburban women, who could be key to determini
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  • Catholic priest in Slovakia challenges celibacy rules

    KLAK, Slovakia (AP) — A priest in Slovakia is challenging the Roman Catholic Church’s celibacy rules in a rare instance of dissent in the conservative religious stronghold in Central and Eastern Europe.
    The Rev. Michal Lajcha has co-authored a book that asserts the church would benefit greatly if married men were allowed to be ordained and celibacy were made voluntary.
    In “The Tragedy of Celibacy — The Death of the Wife,” Lajcha called celibacy a “festering wo
  • Sahuarita wrestling legend & former MMA world champ to fight at Casino Del Sol

    Former UFC world champion & Sahuarita High school wrestling standout Anthony Birchak will be headling a fight cart for mixed martial arts at the Casino Del Sol.  It all goes down on October 13th.
    Here’s more as-seen-on-KVOA sportscast:Here’s more from the Public Relations team at “Combate America”:
    Combate Americas today announced the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) return of six-division world boxing champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (0-0-1), who will
  • Mueller probe gets info from ex-Trump lawyer Cohen

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer says he is providing “critical information” as part special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.
    Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance and other charges last month, said Thursday in a tweet that he is providing the information to prosecutors without a cooperation agree
  • Anti-India rebels abduct and kill 3 policemen in Kashmir

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say rebels fighting against Indian rule have abducted and killed three police officers in disputed Kashmir.
    The killings come days after the region’s largest rebel group asked officers to quit Kashmiri police forces and stay away from anti-militant operations.
    Police say nearly two dozen rebels raided over a dozen homes of police officers in two southern Kashmir villages early Friday and abducted three police officers and fourth person who had resigned f
  • Malaysian death sentences commuted for 3 Mexican brothers

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A lawyer for Mexican brothers convicted of drug trafficking in Malaysia say death sentences for the three men have been commuted to prison terms.
    Lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik said Friday the prison department confirmed the sentences had been commuted by the state sultan on March 26.
    They are serving new sentences of 30 years in prison, starting from the date of the royal pardon.
    The brothers said they had been cleaning the factory where they were arrested. Polic
  • Pascua Yaqui Runners make it to Tucson safely (400 miles strong)

    We have an update for you on the story we first brought you earlier in the week.  The group of Pascua Yaqui runners who trekked 400 miles in 5 days (from Vicam, Sonora -Mexico- to Tucson, AZ) arrived safely back home to Southern Arizona.  Here’s more as-seen on KVOA sportscast on Thursday night:Here’s the exclusive story of the Pascua Yaqui runners that first aired earlier in the week as News 4 Tucson traveled to the area near Imuris, Sonora -Mexico- to catch up with the ru
  • Ford Motor told to pay Thai customers for transmission woes

    BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has ordered Ford Motor Co. to pay 291 customers a total of about $720,000 in compensation for selling cars equipped with faulty transmissions.
    The Bangkok South Civil Court’s decision was welcomed Friday as a victory in a country where consumers rarely win redress.
    Most of the plaintiffs in the class action suit will get payments of $800 to $8,000 each depending on the number of times and length of time their cars took to be repaired. But 12 plaintiffs wer
  • For Kavanaugh, path forward could be like Clarence Thomas’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s path to the Supreme Court could be much like that taken by Clarence Thomas.
    Thomas arrived at the Supreme Court in 1991 after a bruising confirmation hearing in which his former employee Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment. Now, Kavanaugh could be confirmed following allegations he sexually assaulted a woman decades ago.
    Kavanaugh is scheduled to appear at a hearing Monday to address allegations by college professor Christine Blasey F
  • Iran’s domestic car market stalls as nuclear deal falters

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Cars are growing more expensive in Iran as its currency suffers precipitous falls against the dollar and foreign manufacturers increasingly pull out as the United States re-imposes sanctions on Tehran.
    That’s creating a problem for this Mideast country — one of the region’s biggest and home to 80 million people.
    Iran’s faltering nuclear deal with world powers may be what causes the country’s domestic automotive market to stall out.
    The auto
  • Grijalva praises state’s decision to put Southwest Key on notice

    The Arizona Department of Health Services said Thursday it’s closely monitoring the welfare of the roughly 1,600 children who are housed in the Southwest Key facilities across the state. 
    Tucson Congressman Raul Grijalva toured Southwest Key’s Tucson facility in July after some children were brought to the facility as a result of the Trump administration’s family separation policy.
    He praises the Arizona Department of Health Services after the agency puts Southwest Key and
  • Sen. Hirono in spotlight after call for men to ‘step up’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The often low-key Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono has been thrust into the spotlight as she has unexpectedly become one of the most outspoken senators in defense of a woman who says she was assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
    Kavanaugh denies that account, which Christine Blasey Ford says happened when they were teenagers. But Ford’s accusation has upended his confirmation process. Hirono said at a news conference Tuesday that she wanted the men in this cou
  • US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington’s U.S. Senate race pits a three-term Democratic incumbent against the former head of the state GOP.
    U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, the state’s junior senator, is seeking her fourth six-year term. She easily advanced through August’s top two primary, capturing more than 54 percent of the vote on a ballot with 28 challengers. Republican Susan Hutchison, a former local TV news anchor who most recently was the state party’s chairwoman, secure
  • N4T Investigators: Border Apprehension

    TUCSON –  The latest numbers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection show a record number of families were apprehended for illegally crossing the Southwest border in August.
    In the fight against drug and human smuggling, the Border Patrol’s Tucson sector is ground zero.
    And now, several videos from a Southern Arizona rancher shows how easy it is for migrants to sneak across the border.
    Jim Chilton, a fifth-generation cattle rancher, lives just south of Arivaca. “There are
  • Maldives prepares for polls seen as test for young democracy

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A decade after people took to the streets to welcome democracy to the Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago, voters head to the polls on Sunday in what has become a referendum on whether democracy will stay.
    The Maldives’ third multiparty presidential election is being held five years after incumbent President Yameen Abdul Gayoom began consolidating power, rolling back press and individual freedoms, asserting control over independent governmental institution
  • Kavanaugh accuser says she would testify under right terms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all. That word from her attorney could breathe new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown next week over Ford’s accusation that he assaulted her when both were in high school.
    The preference would be for Ford to testify next Thursday, and she doesn’t want Kavanaugh in the same room, her attorney told Judiciary Committee staff in a 30-minute call that also touche
  • Cooking with the Stars raises money for charity

    TUCSON – Several public figures worked as celebrity chefs to raise money for a good cause.
    The Easterseals Blake Foundation held its annual Cooking with the Stars charity event at Mr. An’s on Thursday.
    News 4 Tucson Sports Director Paul Cicala got to try his hand at the teppanyaki table.
    Other celebrity chefs included Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, University of Arizona Head Basketball Coach Sean Miller, and former Major League Baseball players Luis Gonzalez and Shelley Duncan.
    T
  • Christmas tree permits for Prescott forest available Nov. 17

    PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Officials say hundreds of permits for getting Christmas trees in the Prescott National Forest will be available starting in mid-November.
    The U.S. Forest Service says 600 over-the-counter permits will be for sale beginning Nov. 17.
    The permits, which cost $20 each, can be purchased at the Bradshaw Ranger and Chino Valley Ranger District offices. The Verde Ranger District will sell them beginning Nov. 19.
    Each permit allows its holder to cut down a tree up to 10 feet
  • Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61 due to illness

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died. He was 61.
    The official Vietnam News Agency says Quang died at the 108 Military Hospital in Hanoi on Friday due to a serious illness. It did not elaborate.
    Quang hosted President Donald Trump during his first state visit to the communist country last year.
    His last public appearance was at a Politburo meeting of the ruling Communist Party and a reception for a Chinese delegation on Wednesday.
    Quang did not appear in public

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