• Rural-Metro FD responds to fire at scrap metal yard

    The fire was confined to a pile of scrap metal and did not get to any structures.
  • Racist chants prompt brief suspension of Serie A soccer game

    PARMA, Italy (AP) — Racist chants have prompted a brief suspension during an Italian league soccer match between Atalanta and Fiorentina.
    The referee ordered a warning to be read over the stadium’s loudspeaker after the chants were apparently made by Atalanta fans toward Fiorentina fullback Dalbert Henrique, a Brazilian player who is black.
    Toward the half-hour mark, Dalbert stopped and glared at the direction where the chants appeared to come from, and he then spoke to the referee.
  • Willett wins at home for 1st time at BMW PGA Championship

    VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Danny Willett has won a European Tour event on home soil for the first time in his career with a three-shot victory at the BMW PGA Championship.
    The 31-year-old Englishman finished three strokes ahead of nearest challenger Jon Rahm in the final round.
    Willett shot a 5-under 67 to finish 20 under overall and collected his seventh European Tour title. He dropped only one shot Sunday on the par-4th 11th which could have been much worse.
    Rahm shared the overnight
  • Pompeo: Resist China’s demands to repatriate fleeing Uighurs

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — America’s top diplomat says Central Asian nations should reject Chinese demands to repatriate ethnic minorities to China, where they face repression.
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh) says Beijing’s detention of Uighur (WEE’-gur) Muslims in western China has nothing to do with terrorism, as China claims, but is an attempt “to erase” minority cultures and religions.
    He says it’s important for all countries “to
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  • Area 51 festival wraps up in Nevada; Earthlings head home

    HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Festivals are over and Earthlings are heading home from the Nevada desert, where people from around the globe took selfies — but didn’t actually “storm” — a remote U.S. military base long the focus of UFO and space alien lore.
    They left in peace. Authorities reported no overnight incidents at Area 51 base gates and no arrests or disturbances after an “Alienstock” festival ended at the Little A’Le’Inn in Rachel.
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  • The Latest: Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Gantz for PM

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli elections (all times local):
    7:26 p.m.
    The Arab bloc in Israel’s parliament has endorsed Blue and White party chairman Benny Gantz for prime minister.
    With that nod, Gantz looks to edge by incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu in the number of lawmakers who will endorse him.
    Representatives of the Joint List of Arab parties told President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday that they recommend the former military chief. This is the first time since 1992 that Ara
  • Wolves ends losing run with draw at Crystal Palace

    LONDON (AP) — Diogo Jota’s stoppage-time goal eased some pressure on Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo by clinching a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday.
    Roy Hodgson’s team looked set for another home win at Selhurst Park after taking the lead through Leander Dendoncker’s own-goal in the 46th minute, but a mistake at the back saw the visitors level with virtually the last kick of the game.
    It halted a run of three straight losses
  • Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Benny Gantz for prime minister, giving him an edge over incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Benny Gantz for prime minister, giving him an edge over incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu.
    The post Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Benny Gantz for prime minister, giving him an edge over incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu appeared first on KVOA.com.
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  • Israel qualifies for Olympic baseball for 1st time

    Israel qualified for the Olympic baseball tournament for the first time, with former major leaguer Danny Valencia hitting a three-run homer in an 11-1, eight-inning rout of South Africa on Sunday at Parma, Italy.
    Israel earned the Europe/Africa berth and joined host Japan in the six-nation Olympic event, to be played from July 29 to Aug. 8 at Fukushima and Yokohama, Japan, as part of the Tokyo Games.
    Valencia, 35, was released by Baltimore after the 2018 season. The nine-year big league veteran,
  • Fatal collision shuts down section of Golf Links and Swan

    Tucson Police Dept. says parts of Golf Links and Swan are closed while authorities investigate a fatal collision.
    Eastbound traffic on Golf Links is closed from Alvernon/Aviation to Swan.
    TPD has also closed southbound Swan at 29th Street.
    Authorities ask for motorists to avoid the area if possible.
    We’ll update this story as we receive more information. @Tucson_Police Traffic Detectives are investigating a fatal collision at Golf Links/Swan (Single vehicle).
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  • Man United loses 2-0 at West Ham in Premier League

    LONDON (AP) — Manchester United lost 2-0 at West Ham on Sunday to leave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side winless in seven Premier League matches on the road stretching back into last season.
    To compound United’s problems, Marcus Rashford limped off early in the second half after Andriy Yarmolenko had given the hosts the lead in the 44th minute. Aaron Cresswell completed the victory by curling in a free kick in the 84th.
    With Anthony Martial already missing through injury and youngst
  • Red Sox LHP David Price to have surgery for left wrist cyst

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price will have surgery Thursday to remove a cyst in his left wrist that ended his season early. The 2012 Cy Young winner is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.
    Price, who went 7-5 with a 4.28 ERA in 22 starts this season, last pitched on Sept. 1 and made just two appearances since the end of July.
    Boston manager Alex Cora said before Sunday’s game at Tampa Bay that Price should have a normal offseason on
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  • Human chain rings German cathedral to demand gender equality

    BERLIN (AP) — About 800 people have protested gender inequality in the Catholic Church by forming a human chain around Germany’s Cologne Cathedral.
    German news agency dpa reported that many of the protesters were women from an activist group called Maria 2.0.
    The group is pushing for the Catholic Church in Germany to allow women to have leadership roles within the church hierarchy.
    The protesters outside the cathedral on Sunday also demanded more transparent handling of child sex abu
  • 3 dead, 4 hospitalized in suspected drug overdose

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say three people are dead and four others are hospitalized in what they believe to be a mass drug overdose.
    Police said Sunday the victims appear to have taken narcotics at the same time and in the same location at a private residence on the city’s South Side.
    Authorities say they’re concerned about a “tainted, potentially deadly batch of drugs in the community.”
    Five of the victims were found in an apartment, one in an elevator o
  • In gun buyback talk, how do you round up so many weapons?

    Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s recent vow to take away people’s AR-15 and AK-47 rifles raises significant questions. Among them is how it might be possible to round up the millions of such guns that exist in the United States.
    The number of AR-15 and AK-47s in the U.S. is estimated at a staggering 16 million. That leads to logistical challenges. Many gun owners are also unwilling to turn over the weapons. And if the government offered to buy them all back at
  • Arizona State University gets OK for 4 construction projects

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona State University has gotten approval for several large construction projects including a new dormitory in downtown Phoenix, a pedestrian bridge on the Tempe campus and renovations to a historic building in Los Angeles.
    The state Board of Regents also approved an additional $17 million for a research building called ISTB 7 on the Tempe campus.
    The Arizona Republic reports a new pedestrian bridge that will cross University Drive near the Rural Road intersection is expe
  • Who are these guys? Obscure QBs and backups

    Who are these guys?
    Already, eight NFL teams are starting quarterbacks they didn’t plan to have behind center about a month ago. That’s one-quarter of the league.
    Included are two of the more obscure names: the Jets’ Luke Falk in for Sam Darnold (mononucleosis), and the Panthers’ Kyle Allen, starting Sunday for Cam Newton (foot). Falk actually is New York’s third-stringer; Trevor Siemian damaged his ankle in last Monday night’s loss to Cleveland.
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  • ‘Downton Abbey’ overpowers Brad Pitt, Rambo at box office

    NEW YORK (AP) — Brad Pitt’s “Ad Astra” and Sylvester Stallone’s “Rambo: Last Blood” were no match for “Downton Abbey” at the box office.
    The big-screen encore of the upstairs-downstairs TV series opened with an estimated $31 million in ticket sales over the weekend, handily overpowering a pair of less well-mannered movies.
    The Pitt-led father-son space drama “Ad Astra” debuted with $19.2 million. “Last Blood trailed slightly
  • Ex-cop’s murder trial for shooting neighbor set to start

    DALLAS (AP) — The murder trial for a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man in his Dallas apartment is set to begin.
    There is no dispute over whether Amber Guyger killed Botham Jean last year. But nearly every other aspect of the high-profile case is wreathed in controversy.
    Some see the shooting as a tragic accident with almost unbelievable circumstances. Others place it in pattern of white officers killing black men that, they say, points to systemic problems in Am
  • Trump says he discussed corruption with Ukraine’s president

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he spoke to Ukraine’s new president about his summer election and the fact that “we don’t want our people, like Vice President Biden and his son” contributing to corruption already happening in Ukraine.
    Trump appeared Sunday to stop short of acknowledging that he discussed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Biden’s son, Hunter, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, during a July 25 telephone co
  • Woman arrested after allegedly kicking dog in viral video

    A Florida woman captured on video kicking a dog and choking it multiple times by pulling on a leash has been arrested on suspicion of felony animal cruelty, police said.
    The video shot Friday was posted to Facebook by concerned citizen Vincent Minutello and has racked up nearly 3,000 comments. A man’s voice can be heard admonishing the woman not to treat the dog that way.
    ** Thank you for all the support! For those who would have choose the violent route I understand your frustration. Howe
  • Legislative primary battle presents differing views for GOP

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona senator whose centrist voting record often frustrates her fellow Republicans has drawn a primary challenge from a conservative lawmaker.
    The GOP primary between Sen. Heather Carter and Rep. Nancy Barto is quickly shaping up to be an expensive and personal battle.
    Barto casts herself as the “conservative champion” for the district encompassing parts of north Phoenix and Cave Creek. She says Carter does not represent the district’s “freedoms
  • Trial approaching in California hospital antitrust case

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin in an antitrust lawsuit against one of California’s largest hospital systems.
    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and about 1,500 self-funded health plans have sued Sutter Health. The nonprofit health care system has 24 hospitals across Northern California.
    The lawsuit alleges Sutter Health uses anticompetitive practices to keep prices high. Becerra said it should not cost patients more money in Northern California for t
  • Olympians Chock and Bates win dance at US International

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Olympians Madison Chock and Evan Bates claimed the ice dance title at the U.S. International Classic, with a stunning Egyptian-themed free dance.
    The 2015 winners and five-time silver medalists at the national championships received more than 3.00 points for their execution on five of nine elements to total 122.22 points for their free dance. With an overall score of 202.40 points, Chock and Bates topped the field by a whopping 13.93 points to earn the gold medal.
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  • Slingsby steers Aussies to $1 million SailGP victory

    Team Australia skipper Tom Slingsby overcame an error at the start and passed Team Japan’s Nathan Outteridge approaching the penultimate mark to win the $1 million SailGP championship race Sunday in Marseille, France.
    Slingsby steered his foiling F50 catamaran into the starting box a few seconds early, drawing a penalty and forcing him to start just behind his friend and rival Outteridge.
    Outteridge tried to pinch off his countryman approaching the fourth gate but Slingsby sailed just clea
  • Vettel ends 13-month winless run; Ferrari 1-2 at Singapore

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel took advantage of an early pit stop to win the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday and end a 13-month winless streak in Formula One.
    Vettel, who started third on the grid, crossed the finish line 2.641 seconds ahead of Charles Leclerc — who was unhappy with team pit strategy — in a Ferrari 1-2.
    It was four-time F1 champion Vettel’s first win since the 2018 Belgian Grand Prix.
    “Obviously the start of the season has been dif
  • Trump’s Sunday: Modi rally in Texas, Morrison event in Ohio

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is joining a Texas welcome party for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (nah-REN’-drah MOH’-dee), who’s visiting the United States amid trade tensions between the allies.
    Tens of thousands of Indian Americans are expected at a Houston rally — “Howdy Modi!” — on Sunday.
    After Houston, Trump plans to stop in Ohio where he’ll join Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at an Australian-owned manufactur
  • Boris Johnson heads to UN, urging world to see beyond Brexit

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson is heading to the United Nations General Assembly in New York to argue that post-Brexit Britain will be a dynamic world power taking the lead on tackling climate change and an unstable Middle East.
    But Johnson will be dogged by Brexit throughout the three-day trip. He will hold talks with European Union leaders as he tries to persuade the bloc to give him a new withdrawal agreement.
    The EU says Britain hasn’t come up with workable solutions
  • Sabres demote 14 to minors, assign Ruotsalainen to Finland

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have assigned rookie forward Arttu Ruotsalainen to Ilves of the Finnish Elite League, part of a series of roster moves made 11 days before they open the season.
    The 21-year-old Ruotsalainen was an undrafted free agent who signed an entry-level contract with Buffalo in March after spending the past two years playing for Ilves. He is a promising prospect who had a team-leading 21 goals and 42 points last season.
    The Sabres also demoted 14 players to Ro
  • World leaders feel the heat in upcoming climate summit

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Saying humanity is waging war with the planet, the head of the United Nations isn’t planning to let just any world leader speak about climate change in Monday’s special “action summit.”
    Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says only those with new, specific and bold plans can command the podium and the ever-warming world’s attention.
    So sit down Brazil. Sit down Saudi Arabia.
    To underscore the seriousness of climate change, the U.N.’s

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