• Delta, United, Alaska: No guns in luggage for DC flights

    Delta, United, Alaska: No guns in luggage for DC flights
    Airlines say they are stepping up security on flights to Washington before next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Delta, United and Alaska airlines said Thursday they will bar passengers flying to Washington from putting guns in checked bags. Other airlines announced more modest steps. American Airlines will stop serving alcohol on flights to and from the Washington area — a policy it imposed temporarily after the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of Presi
  • Hard Freeze Warning issued January 27 at 3:25AM MST until January 27 at 9:00AM MST by NWS Phoenix AZ

    Hard Freeze Warning issued January 27 at 3:25AM MST until January 27 at 9:00AM MST by NWS Phoenix AZ
    * WHAT…Temperatures in the upper 20s.
    * WHERE…Superior.
    * WHEN…Until 9 AM MST this morning.
    * IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, othersensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoorplumbing.Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To preventfreezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they shouldbe wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that havein-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover ab
  • Freeze Warning issued January 27 at 3:25AM MST until January 27 at 9:00AM MST by NWS Phoenix AZ

    Freeze Warning issued January 27 at 3:25AM MST until January 27 at 9:00AM MST by NWS Phoenix AZ
    * WHAT…Temperatures in the lower 30s.
    * WHERE…Apache Junction/Gold Canyon.
    * WHEN…Until 9 AM MST this morning.
    * IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, othersensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoorplumbing.Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To preventfreezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they shouldbe wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that havein-ground sprinkler systems should drai
  • Russian parliament OKs New START nuclear treaty extension

    Russian parliament OKs New START nuclear treaty extension
    MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of Russian parliament has approved the extension of the last remaining nuclear arms control pact days before it’s due to expire. The State Duma voted unanimously Wednesday to extend the New START treaty for five years. The vote came a day after a phone call between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, in which they voiced satisfaction with the exchange of diplomatic notes about extending the New START treaty. They agreed to comp
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  • Report: Israeli settler population surged during Trump era

    Report: Israeli settler population surged during Trump era
    JERUSALEM (AP) — A pro-settler group says Israel’s West Bank settler population has grown at a far higher rate than the country as a whole over the last four years. That period coincides with the Trump administration’s unprecedented acceptance of settlement activity. The report by West Bank Jewish Population Stats shows the settler population growing by around 13% since the start of 2017 to reach 475,481. During the same period, Israel’s population grew by around 8% to re
  • Russian parliament’s lower house approves extension of New START nuclear treaty with US

    Russian parliament’s lower house approves extension of New START nuclear treaty with US
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian parliament’s lower house approves extension of New START nuclear treaty with US.The post Russian parliament’s lower house approves extension of New START nuclear treaty with US appeared first on KVOA.
  • World shares mixed as focus turns to Federal Reserve meeting

    World shares mixed as focus turns to Federal Reserve meeting
    Stocks are mixed in Europe and Asia as markets focus on the Federal Reserve policy meeting that ends Wednesday. Shares advanced in Paris and Tokyo but fell in London and Hong Kong. Investors are weighing solid corporate earnings results against growing concerns over the pandemic. Many large companies are reporting this week from all parts of the economy, including American Express, Johnson & Johnson, Apple and General Electric. On Tuesday, shares were mostly lower on Wall Street, with the be
  • German woman charged with plotting attack on Muslims, others

    German woman charged with plotting attack on Muslims, others
    BERLIN (AP) — Munich prosecutors say a German woman has been charged with preparing a far-right attack and other crimes on allegations she was in the process of building a bomb to target Muslims and local politicians in Bavaria. Susanne G., whose last name wasn’t given in line with privacy laws, also faces charges of making threats and violations of weapons laws, among other things. Prosecutors alleged Wednesday that the woman started planning a firebombing attack no later than May 2
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  • AP PHOTOS: Designer Julien Fournie’s showcase is a movie

    AP PHOTOS: Designer Julien Fournie’s showcase is a movie
    PARIS (AP) — The new face of Paris Fashion Week is digital.  With shows taking place behind closed doors due to the virus pandemic, some designers such as Julien Fournie are becoming versatile: getting their designs out to the public by making a film of their collection and streaming it online. The designer says he started out learning how to draw, but now he realizes he also needs to learn how to become a filmmaker. He was speaking at a behind-the-scenes preview of his spring-summer
  • The Latest: France’s Sanofi to help make rival vaccine

    The Latest: France’s Sanofi to help make rival vaccine
    PARIS — French drug maker Sanofi says it will help manufacture 125 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine developed by rivals Pfizer and BioNTech, while its own vaccine candidate faces delays.
    Germany-based BioNTech will initially produce the vaccines at Sanofi facilities in Frankfurt, starting in the summer, according to a Sanofi statement Wednesday. The company did not reveal financial details of the agreement.
    The French government has been pressing Sanofi to use its facilities to hel
  • Myanmar health workers receive first COVID-19 vaccinations

    Myanmar health workers receive first COVID-19 vaccinations
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Health workers in Myanmar are receiving the first COVID-19 vaccinations in the Southeast Asian country, five days after the first vaccines were delivered from India. Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, announced last week that front-line health workers would get priority for inoculations. India has donated 1.5 million doses to Myanmar, enough to inoculate 750,000 people. Suu Kyi observed vaccinations at a hospital and said the inoculation campaign must proceed
  • Class-action lawsuit claims French police discriminate often

    Class-action lawsuit claims French police discriminate often
    PARIS (AP) — Six nongovernmental organizations say they are opening the first-class action lawsuit against France for alleged systemic discrimination by police carrying out identity checks. The organizations, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, contend that French police use racial profiling in checks, targeting people who are Black or of Arab descent. The NGOs aren’t demanding monetary damages, but instead are seeking deep reforms to ensure that racial profiling
  • Shoah survivors to get vaccine on Auschwitz liberation day

    Shoah survivors to get vaccine on Auschwitz liberation day
    VIENNA (AP) — Hundreds of Holocaust survivors in Austria and Slovakia were poised to get their first coronavirus vaccinations. The shots Wednesday acknowledge their past suffering with a special tribute 76 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, where the Nazis killed more than 1 million Jews and others. Erika Jakubovits, the Jewish Community of Vienna organizer of the vaccination drive, says “We owe this to them.” More than 400 Austrian survivors, most in their
  • Iran’s president criticizes prosecution of telecom minister

    Iran’s president criticizes prosecution of telecom minister
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticized Iran’s hard-liner dominated judiciary over last week’s prosecution of the country’s telecommunications minister. Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi was released on bail after he was summoned for prosecution. Judiciary officials cited his refusal to block Instagram and impose limitations on the bandwidth of other foreign social media and messaging systems. Speaking in a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, Rouhani said im
  • POSTPONED: COVID-19 grabs Pima and UA women’s games

    POSTPONED: COVID-19 grabs Pima and UA women’s games
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    TUCSON (KVOA) -- Basketball is off this week for Pima College and the UA Women’s teams. The 10th ranked Wildcats announced late Tuesday night at their two Pac-12 games in Los Angeles will not be played this weekend. UA continues to deal with COVID-19 issues that forced the postponement of Sunday’s home game against Colorado and canceled the program’s practice on Tuesday. Head coach Adia Barnes, speaking on her weekly rad
  • Anaheim visits Arizona following shutout victory

    Anaheim visits Arizona following shutout victory
    Anaheim Ducks (3-2-2, fifth in the West Division) vs. Arizona Coyotes (2-4-1, eighth in the West Division)
    Glendale, Arizona; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST
    BOTTOM LINE: The Arizona Coyotes host Anaheim after the Ducks shut out Arizona 1-0. John Gibson earned the victory in the net for Anaheim after recording 31 saves.
    Arizona went 33-29-8 overall and 11-8-4 in division play in the 2019-20 season. The Coyotes scored 41 power play goals on 214 power play opportunities last season.
    Anaheim finished 29-33-9
  • France’s Sanofi to make vaccines from rival Pfizer-BioNTech

    France’s Sanofi to make vaccines from rival Pfizer-BioNTech
    PARIS (AP) — French drug maker Sanofi says it will help manufacture 125 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine developed by rivals Pfizer and BioNTech, while its own vaccine candidate faces delays. The Germany-based BioNTech will initially produce the vaccines at Sanofi facilities in Frankfurt. The company did not reveal financial details. The French government has been pressing Sanofi to use its facilities to help produce rival vaccines, given the high demand and problems with supplies.
  • Iran’s president criticizes summon of telecom minister

    Iran’s president criticizes summon of telecom minister
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticized the country’s hard-liner dominated judiciary over last week’s prosecution of the country’s telecommunications minister. Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi was released on bail after he was summoned for prosecution. Judiciary officials cited his refusal to block Instagram and impose limitations on the bandwidth of other foreign social media and messaging systems. Speaking in a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, Rouhani
  • Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online amid pandemic

    Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online amid pandemic
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Holocaust survivors will commemorate their lost loved ones and world leaders will issue pleas for tolerance on Wednesday as the world marks the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Nazi German extermination camp is the most notorious of the death camp’s operated by Adolf Hitler’s regime during World War II to carry out the planned destruction of Jews and the mass murder of many others, including Roma and Poles. The coronavirus pand
  • Health workers become 1st to get COVID-19 vaccine in Nepal

    Health workers become 1st to get COVID-19 vaccine in Nepal
    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of health workers lined up across Nepal to get the coronavirus vaccine as the Himalayan nation began a three-month vaccination campaign. At a Kathmandu hospital, doctors were encouraging hesitant colleagues to get the vaccine. One said, “We have to initiate this. If we will not take, then who will take this vaccine?” Nepal received 1 million doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford University vaccine from neighboring India and is trying to get more ship
  • Class-action lawsuit: French police discriminate in checks

    Class-action lawsuit: French police discriminate in checks
    PARIS (AP) — Six nongovernmental organizations say they are opening the first-class action lawsuit against France for alleged systemic discrimination by police carrying out identity checks. The organizations, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, contend that French police use racial profiling in checks, targeting people who are Black or of Arab descent. The NGOs aren’t demanding monetary damages, but instead are seeking deep reforms to ensure that racial profiling
  • Groups launch first class-action lawsuit against France for systemic racial discrimination by police in ID checks

    Groups launch first class-action lawsuit against France for systemic racial discrimination by police in ID checks
    PARIS (AP) — Groups launch first class-action lawsuit against France for systemic racial discrimination by police in ID checks.The post Groups launch first class-action lawsuit against France for systemic racial discrimination by police in ID checks appeared first on KVOA.
  • ‘Sloppy’ hockey is the name of the game early in NHL season

    ‘Sloppy’ hockey is the name of the game early in NHL season
    No exhibition games and for some teams no action at all for 10 months has made for a sloppy start to the NHL season. It’s plenty entertaining with all the odd-man rushes and goals, even if the hockey resembles junior or college games more than the pros. Teams have shuffled their lineups more early because of injuries and protocols. That has led to less continuity and more mistakes and penalties all over the ice. But goaltenders have also stepped up and shaken off the rust quicker to keep f
  • Google says North Korea-backed hackers sought cyber research

    Google says North Korea-backed hackers sought cyber research
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Google believes hackers backed by the North Korean government posed as computer security bloggers on social media while attempting to steal information from researchers in the field. Experts say the attacks targeting computer security experts reflect North Korean efforts to improve its cyber skills and be able to breach widely used computer products, such as Google’s Chrome browser and Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. A Google researcher says t
  • US says Eritrean forces should leave Tigray immediately

    US says Eritrean forces should leave Tigray immediately
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States says all soldiers from Eritrea should leave Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region immediately. A State Department spokesperson in an email to The Associated Press cites credible reports of looting, sexual violence, assaults in refugee camps and other human rights abuses. The spokesperson says there is also evidence of Eritrean soldiers forcibly returning Eritrean refugees from Tigray to Eritrea. The statement reflects new pressure by the Biden adm
  • Asian shares mixed as focus turns to Federal Reserve meeting

    Asian shares mixed as focus turns to Federal Reserve meeting
    Stocks are mixed in Asia as investors focus on the Federal Reserve policy meeting that ends Wednesday. Shares rose in Hong Kong and Tokyo but fell in Seoul and Sydney. Shanghai was little changed. Investors are weighing solid corporate earnings results against growing concerns over the pandemic. Many large companies are reporting this week from all parts of the economy, including American Express, Johnson & Johnson, Apple and General Electric. On Tuesday, shares were mostly lower on Wall Str
  • China: Military flights warn against interference in Taiwan

    China: Military flights warn against interference in Taiwan
    BEIJING (AP) — China says its military drills near Taiwan serve as a stern warning against foreign interference and independence moves in the self-governing island off its east coast. Taiwan Affairs Office spokesperson Zhu Fenglian made the remarks Wednesday in China’s first official comment on its flying of a dozen or more warplanes near Taiwan on two occasions last weekend. The U.S. responded to the first round of flights with a statement urging China “to cease its military,
  • Chandler man accused of shooting child, ex-girlfriend

    Chandler man accused of shooting child, ex-girlfriend
    CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Chandler say a man has been arrested and accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend and a child and firing shots at Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers. They say 33-year-old Christopher West was booked into jail Monday on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and burglary. Police say West is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment around 11 p.m. Monday. West allegedly shot the woman and the child and fled before offic
  • Co-founder of Make-A-Wish, ex-Arizona trooper dies

    Co-founder of Make-A-Wish, ex-Arizona trooper dies
    PHOENIX (AP) — Frank Shankwitz, a co-founder of the Make-A-Wish charity and a former Arizona state trooper, has died. The Make-A-Wish organization confirmed Shankwitz’s death on Monday. Details including a cause of death were not immediately given. He was 77. Make-A-Wish is known for granting the wishes of children dealing with critical illnesses. “Wishes” range from trips to day-long experiences. The organization was created in 1980 after Shankwitz and five others helped
  • Amid crisis, Hezbollah ‘bank’ a lifeline for some Lebanese

    Amid crisis, Hezbollah ‘bank’ a lifeline for some Lebanese
    BEIRUT (AP) — As more Lebanese fall into poverty in the country’s economic crisis, increasing numbers are turning to the financial arm of the militant Hezbollah group for help. The Hezbollah-run organization known as al-Qard al-Hasan provides small, interest-free loans in dollars at a time when Lebanese are desperate for hard currency and commercial banks are not lending. The organization says it has seen a significant jump in clients in the past year. It’s a sign of how Irania

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