• Suit: Cops killed autistic teen by sitting on him, chokehold

    Suit: Cops killed autistic teen by sitting on him, chokehold
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawsuit against a Louisiana sheriff and seven deputies says deputies sat on and kept a chokehold on a shackled, obese, severely autistic 16-year-old for nine minutes until he died a year ago. The suit was filed Thursday in New Orleans by Donna Lou and her husband, Daren Parsa. It says they had to watch as their son, Eric Parsa, suffocated in a shopping center parking lot in suburban Metairie on Jan. 19, 2020. The sheriff’s office describes the suit as “rife
  • Lil Wayne, Kodak Black get clemency; Joe Exotic does not

    Lil Wayne, Kodak Black get clemency; Joe Exotic does not
    When President Donald Trump pardoned or commuted the sentences of more than 140 people in a last-minute clemency flurry the list included two rappers, Lil Wayne and Kodak Black. But the news was not as good for “Tiger King” Joe Exotic. Lil Wayne was facing potential jailtime in Florida for possessing a firearm by a convicted felon. Kodak Black is serving a three-year prison sentence for falsifying documents used to purchase weapons. Joe Exotic’s team was so confident in a pardo
  • Olympic champion’s abuse claim triggers debate in Greece

    Olympic champion’s abuse claim triggers debate in Greece
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou has appeared before a public prosecutor in Greece in relation to sexual assault accusations that have ignited a nationwide debate on misconduct and encouraged multiple victims to make their claims public. Bekatorou won a gold medal at the 2004 Athens Games. She has said a senior sailing federation official assaulted her in 1998. The official has not been identified by prosecuting authorities and he denies the claim. An outpouri
  • The Latest: Biden, Harris inauguration ceremony begins

    The Latest: Biden, Harris inauguration ceremony begins
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local):
    11:15 a.m.
    Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration ceremony has begun.
    Biden swears the oath of office at noon Wednesday, becoming the 46th president of the United States. The Democrat is preparing to take the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherit crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.
    History will be made at Biden’s side, as Kamala Harris becomes the first wo
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  • Inauguration ceremony for Joe Biden gets underway at US Capitol, 2 weeks after violent siege

    Inauguration ceremony for Joe Biden gets underway at US Capitol, 2 weeks after violent siege
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Inauguration ceremony for Joe Biden gets underway at US Capitol, 2 weeks after violent siege.The post Inauguration ceremony for Joe Biden gets underway at US Capitol, 2 weeks after violent siege appeared first on KVOA.
  • Wall Street hits records amid profit reports, DC changeover

    Wall Street hits records amid profit reports, DC changeover
    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rallying to records Wednesday on stronger-than-expected earnings reports and continued optimism that new leadership in Washington will mean more support for the struggling economy. The S&P 500 was 1.1% higher in morning trading and topped the record closing level it set earlier this month. Joe Biden will take the oath of office to become U.S. president later in the day, and he has already pitched a $1.9 trillion plan for the struggling economy. The hope
  • Iran’s telecom minister appears before prosecutor, released

    Iran’s telecom minister appears before prosecutor, released
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — State TV is reporting that Iran’s judiciary has released the country’s telecom minister on bail after he was summoned by Iran’s general prosecutor. The state media outlet quotes a spokesman for the telecommunications ministry as saying Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi appeared before a prosecutor Wednesday, was released and had already returned to his office. The office of the general prosecutor had summoned Jahromi for prosecution over his refusal to bloc
  • Ex-Arizona politician in adoption scheme must head to prison

    Ex-Arizona politician in adoption scheme must head to prison
    PHOENIX (AP) — A former Arizona politician must report to prison by midday Thursday to begin serving the first of what will be three sentences stemming from an illegal adoption scheme. Former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen acknowledged running the scheme involving pregnant women from the Marshall Islands in three U.S. states. Petersen was sentenced to 6 years in federal prison after pleading guilty in Arkansas to conspiring to commit human smuggling. Petersen is awaiting sentencing
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  • The Latest: Former Republican leaders attend Biden inaugural

    The Latest: Former Republican leaders attend Biden inaugural
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local):
    11 a.m.
    Former Republican leaders and lawmakers are among those gathering at the Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
    Former House Speaker Paul Ryan said he was attending the Wednesday ceremony to “honor the process” after a year that he said tested the nation’s institutions. He said he was there “out of respect for the peaceful transfer of power.&rd
  • Donald Trump lands in Florida in final hour of presidency, rejecting tradition by skipping Joe Biden’s swearing-in

    Donald Trump lands in Florida in final hour of presidency, rejecting tradition by skipping Joe Biden’s swearing-in
    WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — Donald Trump lands in Florida in final hour of presidency, rejecting tradition by skipping Joe Biden’s swearing-in.The post Donald Trump lands in Florida in final hour of presidency, rejecting tradition by skipping Joe Biden’s swearing-in appeared first on KVOA.
  • The Latest: Biden, Harris arrive at Capitol for inauguration

    The Latest: Biden, Harris arrive at Capitol for inauguration
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local):
    10:35 a.m.
    President-elect Joe Biden has arrived at the U.S. Capitol ahead of his inauguration as the United States’ 46th president.
    Biden and his wife, Jill, arrived at the complex on Wednesday morning, about 90 minutes before his noon swearing-in ceremony. They were accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, and were greeted by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuch
  • Southern AZ COVID-19 AM Roundup for Wednesday, Jan. 20: 262 New Deaths Pushes Total Toll Past 11,500; Nearly 5K New Cases Today Pushes State’s Total Past 690K; Teachers Can Get Vaccinated at UA; Hospital Pressure Remains High

    Southern AZ COVID-19 AM Roundup for Wednesday, Jan. 20: 262 New Deaths Pushes Total Toll Past 11,500; Nearly 5K New Cases Today Pushes State’s Total Past 690K; Teachers Can Get Vaccinated at UA; Hospital Pressure Remains High
    With more than 4,800 new cases reported today, the number of Arizona’s confirmed novel coronavirus cases topped 690,000 as of Wednesday, Jan 20, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.…
  • UN: 43 Europe-bound migrants drown in shipwreck off Libya

    UN: 43 Europe-bound migrants drown in shipwreck off Libya
    CAIRO (AP) — The U.N.’s migration agency says a “tragic” shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea off of Libya’s coast has killed at least 43 migrants bound for Europe. The International Organization for Migration said Wednesday the shipwreck that took place a day earlier was the first maritime disaster in 2021 involving migrants seeking better lives in Europe. The IOM said coastal security in Libya’s western town of Zuwara rescued 10 migrants and brought them to sh
  • Arizona reports over 260 COVID-19 related deaths, adds 4,845 new cases

    Arizona reports over 260 COVID-19 related deaths, adds 4,845 new cases
    PHOENIX (KVOA) – The Arizona Department of Health Services added 4,845 new COVID-19 cases to its dashboard Wednesday.
    The state reported over 260 new COVID-19 deaths. They say "193 are due to the death certificate matching process."So far, Arizona has seen 690,544 known cases of the virus and 11,528 total deaths.RELATED: When can I register for a COVID-19 vaccine?WHAT TO KNOW:Deaths are not recorded until the health department receives a death certificate naming&nb
  • Portugal sets records in one of world’s worst virus surges

    Portugal sets records in one of world’s worst virus surges
    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s new daily COVID-19 cases have jumped by more than 14,600 to set a new national record. Health authorities officially reported 14,647 new infections Wednesday. That was some 3,600 more than the previous daily record set four days ago, as the country weathers one of the worst pandemic surges in the world. The surge shows no sign of easing, with the government and health experts predicting it will peak only next week amid a new lockdown. The number of
  • The Latest: Joe Biden arrives at Capitol for inauguration

    The Latest: Joe Biden arrives at Capitol for inauguration
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local):
    10:35 a.m.
    President-elect Joe Biden has arrived at the U.S. Capitol ahead of his inauguration as the United States’ 46th president.
    Biden and his wife, Jill, arrived at the complex on Wednesday morning, about 90 minutes before his noon swearing-in ceremony. They were accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, and were greeted by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuch
  • Joe Biden, Kamala Harris arrive at US Capitol for inaugural ceremony and swearing-in

    Joe Biden, Kamala Harris arrive at US Capitol for inaugural ceremony and swearing-in
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden, Kamala Harris arrive at US Capitol for inaugural ceremony and swearing-in.The post Joe Biden, Kamala Harris arrive at US Capitol for inaugural ceremony and swearing-in appeared first on KVOA.
  • Work on Keystone XL pipeline suspended ahead of Biden action

    Work on Keystone XL pipeline suspended ahead of Biden action
    TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian company behind the Keystone XL oil pipeline says it has suspended work on the pipeline in in anticipation of incoming U.S. President Joe Biden revoking its permit. Biden’s Day One plans included moving to revoke a presidential permit for the pipeline. The 1,700-mile (2,735-kilometer) pipeline would carry roughly 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta to the Texas Gulf Coast, passing through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma. The compa
  • Next up: $730M Powerball prize after no Mega Millions winner

    Next up: $730M Powerball prize after no Mega Millions winner
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Thanks to math and bad luck, lottery players have another shot at a giant jackpot as a $730 million Powerball prize is on the line. The Powerball jackpot up for grabs Wednesday night is the fifth-largest ever. It will come only a day after nobody won the even-larger Mega Millions prize, which now stands at $970 million. It’s the first time both lottery jackpots have topped $700 million. No one has won either of the jackpots since mid-September, allowing the pr
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s fiction in his goodbye to Washington

    AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s fiction in his goodbye to Washington
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In his final remarks as president, Donald Trump tried to take credit for accomplishments of his predecessor and even those to come under President Joe Biden.
    Falsehoods suffused his farewell remarks Wednesday morning and the night before, though he was spot on with this: “We were not a regular administration.”
    As well, in noting Americans were “horrified” by the storming of the Capitol this month, he brushed past the encouragement he had given to t
  • Turkish pilots, official face 12 years jail for Ghosn flight

    Turkish pilots, official face 12 years jail for Ghosn flight
    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish prosecutors are seeking the maximum 12 years in prison each for a Turkish private airline company official and two pilots who are accused of helping former Nissan Motor Co. chairman flee Japan. State media reports said prosecutors on Wednesday requested that two other pilots be acquitted of the charge of smuggling a migrant and be put on trial for failing to report a crime. They recommended that charges against two flight attendants be dropped. The trial was adjourn
  • The Latest: Former presidents arrive for Biden inauguration

    The Latest: Former presidents arrive for Biden inauguration
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local):
    10:25 a.m.
    All of the former U.S. presidents attending President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration have arrived at the U.S. Capitol.
    George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, were first to arrive at the complex on Wednesday morning, several hours before Biden’s swearing-in ceremony.
    Barack and Michelle Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton followed shortly thereafter, with each couple arriving in
  • North Carolina cities OK ban on hairstyle discrimination

    North Carolina cities OK ban on hairstyle discrimination
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Two city councils in North Carolina have unanimously passed ordinances protecting against discrimination for wearing hairstyles such as braids, dreadlocks or afros. News outlets report the Durham City Council and The Greensboro City Council on Tuesday voted to ban employers from discriminating based on hairstyles. It’s an issue that Black people, especially women, say they’ve faced in their careers. The ordinances also protects residents from discrimination
  • Mayor: Madrid blast kills 2; apparently linked to gas leak

    Mayor: Madrid blast kills 2; apparently linked to gas leak
    MADRID (AP) — The mayor of Madrid says that at least two people died Wednesday in a blast that an initial assessment linked to a gas leak. The explosion partially destroyed a building. A nearby nursing home was evacuated although no injuries have been reported among the residents. José Luis Martínez Almeida, who visited the site of the blast, told the local Telemadrid news channel that he couldn’t confirm how many people had been injured. He said that no serious damage
  • Pakistan says test-fire of medium-range missile a success

    Pakistan says test-fire of medium-range missile a success
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military says it has successfully test-fired a surface-to-surface medium range ballistic missile. In a statement Wednesday, it said the Shaheen-III missile has a range of 2,750 kilometers (about 1,700 miles). The missile was launched from an undisclosed location. It said the test firing was aimed at “re-validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system.” Pakistan’s nuclear and missile program is primarily aimed at co
  • Madrid’s mayor says at least 2 people have died in a blast after an apparent gas leak

    Madrid’s mayor says at least 2 people have died in a blast after an apparent gas leak
    MADRID (AP) — Madrid’s mayor says at least 2 people have died in a blast after an apparent gas leak.The post Madrid’s mayor says at least 2 people have died in a blast after an apparent gas leak appeared first on KVOA.
  • Networks stick with Trump in his unusual goodbye speech

    Networks stick with Trump in his unusual goodbye speech
    NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks left the mute button unused as they covered Donald Trump’s goodbye speech at Joint Base Andrews, at the beginning of what promises to be an unusual Inauguration Day for his successor Joe Biden. Before the speech, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough raised the possibility of cutting the president off if he started spreading misinformation. The media promised full-day coverage of Biden’s inauguration. There ceremony is taking place without the usual
  • The Latest: Portugal leads in average virus cases per capita

    The Latest: Portugal leads in average virus cases per capita
    LISBON, Portugal — Portugal has the highest seven-day average rate of new cases per capita and the second-highest rate of new deaths in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University.
    The daily new cases per 100,000 population rose from 51 on Jan. 5 to 98 on Tuesday. The average daily deaths per capita rose from 0.75 to 1.63 during the same period.
    Portugal is in lockdown, but the government is reluctant to close schools. Authorities have launched a program of rapid coronavirus tests at
  • US stocks near records amid earnings reports, DC changeover

    US stocks near records amid earnings reports, DC changeover
    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising again Wednesday, climbing toward records on stronger-than-expected earnings reports and continued optimism that an economic recovery is on the way. The S&P 500 was 0.7% higher in early trading, brushing up against the record high it set earlier this month. Joe Biden will take the oath of office to become U.S. president later in the day, and he has already pitched a $1.9 billion plan for the struggling economy. The hope is that such stimulus will h
  • The Latest: Acting attorney general resigns as Biden enters

    The Latest: Acting attorney general resigns as Biden enters
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local):
    9:50 a.m.
    Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen will resign when President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office.The Justice Department says Rosen’s resignation goes into effect at noon Wednesday.Rosen has run the department since former Attorney General William Barr resigned on Dec. 23. He was previously the deputy attorney general and deputy transportation secretary.
    Rosen has kept a l

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