• The Latest: 21,000 National Guard troops approved for DC

    The Latest: 21,000 National Guard troops approved for DC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s impeachment and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local):
    4:10 p.m.
    U.S. officials say Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy has approved bringing in 21,000 National Guard members to Washington, D.C., to assist with security surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
    Army officials have been grappling with requests for assistance from a number of law enforcement agencies
  • Genetic genealogy helps ID victim of Green River Killer

    Genetic genealogy helps ID victim of Green River Killer
    SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities in Washington state say genetic genealogy has helped identify the youngest known victim of the Green River Killer. The remains of 14-year-old Wendy Stephens were found nearly 37 years ago near a baseball field. Serial killer Gary Ridgway pleaded guilty in 2003 to murdering 48 women and girls in the 1980s. Four of them were unidentified, including Stephens. Researchers at the DNA Doe Project helped with the identification. The project uses publicly available DNA d
  • Check your tickets: $52K Fantasy 5 jackpot ticket sold in Tucson

    Check your tickets: $52K Fantasy 5 jackpot ticket sold in Tucson
    Arizona State Lottery
    TUCSON (KVOA) - Check your tickets! A winning $52,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot ticket was sold in Tucson Sunday.
    According to Arizona State Lottery officials, the winning ticket was sold at Fry's Food Store at 3770 W. Ina Rd.The winning numbers for Sunday's drawing were 4, 10, 12, 14, 18. The lucky individual matched five out of the five numbers. 
    The post Check your tickets: $52K Fantasy 5 jackpot ticket sold in Tucson appeared first on KVOA.
  • Biden orders COVID-19 travel restrictions, adds South Africa

    Biden orders COVID-19 travel restrictions, adds South Africa
    WASHINGTON (AP) —  President Joe Biden has reinstated COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders. He also added South Africa to the list, because of concerns about a variant of the coronavirus that has spread beyond that nation. Biden has reversed an order from President Donald Trump in his final days in office that called for the relaxation of the travel restrictions
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  • Twitter launches crowd-sourced fact-checking project

    Twitter launches crowd-sourced fact-checking project
    Twitter is enlisting its users to help combat misinformation on its service by flagging and notating misleading and false tweets. The pilot program, called Birdwatch, allows a preselected group of users who sign up through Twitter. People who want to sign up must have a U.S.-based phone carrier, verified email and phone number and no recent Twitter rule violations. Twitter says it wants both experts and non-experts to write Birdwatch notes. Twitter, along with other social media companies, has b
  • Emergency crews respond to house fire on Tucson’s south side

    Emergency crews respond to house fire on Tucson’s south side
    TUCSON (KVOA) - Crews are responding to a house fire on Tucson's south side Monday afternoon.
    Tucson Fire Department units were dispatched to the 800 block of W. Baffin Drive, near 12th Avenue.
    Motorists are asked to avoid the area.The post Emergency crews respond to house fire on Tucson’s south side appeared first on KVOA.
  • Amid stimulus talks, Biden signs order to help factories

    Amid stimulus talks, Biden signs order to help factories
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is taking whatever steps he can to galvanize the economy as he pushes Congress for a giant stimulus package. He plans to sign an executive order Monday to boost government buying from U.S. manufacturers. The executive order is among a flurry of moves by the Biden administration during its first full week to publicly show it’s taking swift action to heal an ailing economy. Biden’s aides have hammered the talking points that the country is in
  • Vail, Marana bring students back into the classrooms Monday

    Vail, Marana bring students back into the classrooms Monday
    TUCSON (KVOA) – Schools have struggled on how to perform throughout the pandemic. On Monday, two nearby districts brought students back into the classrooms, again.Both Marana Unified School District and Vail School District are the ones bringing students back into the classrooms.
    Each school district will introduce its hybrid formats yet again.Many area school districts have remained in fully-remote instruction since the holidays.
    And, many were only supposed to for two weeks but pushed it
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  • Effort to put Tubman on $20 bill restarted under Biden

    Effort to put Tubman on $20 bill restarted under Biden
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It looks like Harriet Tubman is once again headed to the front of the $20 bill. Biden press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put the 19th century abolitionist leader on the $20 bill. Obama administration Treasury Secretary Jack Lew had selected Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president, on the $20 bill. But Tubman’s fate had been in doubt since the 2016 presidential campaig
  • US Supreme Court won’t hear Nevada church’s COVID-19 case

    US Supreme Court won’t hear Nevada church’s COVID-19 case
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused a rural Nevada church’s request to weigh in on a legal battle over the government’s authority to limit the size of religious gatherings. The high court on Monday denied Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley’s petition seeking to review the case on its merits. Attorneys general from 19 other states had recently joined in support of the church east of Reno. They were urging the Supreme Court to rule on the Nevada case to help brin
  • Dutch police take to streets to prevent more rioting

    Dutch police take to streets to prevent more rioting
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police have taken to the streets of towns and cities across the Netherlands in an attempt to prevent a repeat of rioting a night earlier that saw clashes linked to the country’s coronavirus curfew. Before the curfew started Monday, two cities reported unrest. Police in the port city of Rotterdam reported youths took to a street “seeking a confrontation with police.” Riot officers attempted to break up the violence and made a number of a
  • The Latest: White House to resume public COVID-19 briefings

    The Latest: White House to resume public COVID-19 briefings
    WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the Biden administration will provide public briefings on the coronavirus pandemic starting Wednesday.
    The briefings will feature public health officials. Psaki says they will occur three times a week and provide details on the government’s response to addressing the pandemic.
    That’s a stark contrast to the Trump administration, which kept Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious-diseases expert, and other
  • White House adding sign language interpreter for briefings

    White House adding sign language interpreter for briefings
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is adding a sign language interpreter to its daily press briefings. White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced the move during Monday’s briefing, and an interpreter could be seen on the White House’s YouTube stream of the event. It marks a shift from the Trump administration, which had only sporadic press briefings and didn’t include an interpreter until late in President Donald Trump’s term. Last September, a federal
  • Former Colombian guerrillas shed their decades-old name

    Former Colombian guerrillas shed their decades-old name
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The demobilized guerrilla group known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia has changed the name of its political party in a bid to perform better with voters in next year’s congressional elections. The FARC’s party will now be known as Comunes, which translates roughly to commoners or commons. Leaders acknowledged that the FARC name “generates resistance in some sectors of society.” As part of a 2016 peace deal with Colombia’s
  • Police investigate serious-injury motorcycle collision on west side

    Police investigate serious-injury motorcycle collision on west side
    Tucson Police Department
    TUCSON (KVOA) - Police are investigating a serious-injury motorcycle collision on Tucson's west side Monday afternoon.
    The incident happened on Grant Road near Interstate 10, police say. The road is currently shut down from North Dragoon Street to North Freeway Road.
    No further details have been released at this time.The post Police investigate serious-injury motorcycle collision on west side appeared first on KVOA.
  • Winter storms bring relief to parched Arizona, New Mexico

    Winter storms bring relief to parched Arizona, New Mexico
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A series of winter storms have dropped more precipitation in Flagstaff than the city had during last summer’s monsoon season. The recent snow measured as water topped the amount of rain that fell from mid-June through September, the driest monsoon season on record. Arizona and New Mexico have been parched lately in the worst categories of drought. The storms brought some relief through much of Arizona and to a lesser degree in New Mexico. Forecasters say the m
  • ‘Soul,’ ‘Ma Rainey’s’ among AFI’s top 10 films of the year

    ‘Soul,’ ‘Ma Rainey’s’ among AFI’s top 10 films of the year
    The American Film Institute on Monday announced its top 10 films of the year, including Pixar’s jazz themed “Soul” and two of Chadwick Boseman’s final films: the August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and Spike Lee’s Vietnam drama “Da 5 Bloods,” both of which are Netflix films. Other selections included “Mank,” “Nomadland,” “One Night in Miami…,” “Minari” and “Jud
  • Italian premier to offer resignation as government wobbles

    Italian premier to offer resignation as government wobbles
    ROME (AP) — The office of Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says the leader will tell his wobbly government on Tuesday he intends to offer his resignation. Conte survived two confidence votes in Parliament last week but crucially lost his absolute majority in the Senate with the defection of a centrist ally. The premier’s office said Monday night that Conte will inform his Cabinet at a meeting Tuesday morning of his “will to go to the Quirinale (presidential palace) to hand in his
  • Cactus League asks MLB to delay spring training due to COVID

    Cactus League asks MLB to delay spring training due to COVID
    The Cactus League and Arizona community leaders have asked Major League Baseball to delay the start of spring training due to coronavirus concerns just over three weeks before pitchers and catchers are supposed to report. The Cactus League made the request in a letter to Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred obtained by The Associated Press. The letter was co-signed by the mayors of Mesa, Scottsdale, Surprise, Glendale, Goodyear and Peoria, as well as representatives from Phoenix and the Salt River
  • Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte’s office says he intends to resign as head of government weakened by ally’s defection

    Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte’s office says he intends to resign as head of government weakened by ally’s defection
    ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte’s office says he intends to resign as head of government weakened by ally’s defection.The post Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte’s office says he intends to resign as head of government weakened by ally’s defection appeared first on KVOA.
  • The Latest: Spain sees weekend record of new COVID-19 cases

    The Latest: Spain sees weekend record of new COVID-19 cases
    MADRID — Spain has logged a new weekend record of 93,822 new coronavirus infections, although authorities say that the increase that followed end-of-the-year celebrations is waning despite a more contagious variant steadily making inroads in the southern European country.
    The peak of the current surge was probably reached one week ago, said top coronavirus expert Fernando Simón on Monday, adding that even with a downward trend, pressure in hospitals and fatalities will keep increasi
  • US stock indexes wobble ahead of a busy earnings week

    US stock indexes wobble ahead of a busy earnings week
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks wobbled in afternoon trading on Monday as investors looked ahead to this week’s deluge of company earnings and remained concerned about the economic damage likely to be caused by a rise in coronavirus cases in some countries. The S&P 500 was up 0.1% after shifting between small gains and losses. Several big companies will report their results this week including Apple. Others include American Express, Johnson & Johnson, 3M and AT&T. Investors are we
  • UA Continues to Deliver a Limited Supply of COVID-19 Vaccines to Educators

    UA Continues to Deliver a Limited Supply of COVID-19 Vaccines to Educators
    The University of Arizona is Pima County’s vaccine distribution point for educators, and according to the university's President Dr. Robert C. Robbins, it delivered 1,296 doses through Friday, Jan. 22. …
  • UN chief: World faces ‘existential threats,’ fragilities

    UN chief: World faces ‘existential threats,’ fragilities
    NEW YORK (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning global leaders that the world not only faces a COVID-19 emergency and the worst economic crisis in nearly a century. Guterres said Monday the globe will also have to confront “existential threats” to the climate and biodiversity. He said it also faces the possibility of the largest economies, the United States and China, splitting the world in two. He told the World Economic Forum’s virtual meeting Monday
  • Swastikas found on home in historic Arizona neighborhood

    Swastikas found on home in historic Arizona neighborhood
    PHOENIX (AP) — A home in a historic Phoenix neighborhood was left vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti.
    AZFamily.com reported Sunday that neighbors in the Willo district gathered to help Alba Rodriguez paint over swastikas over the home of her and her fiancee.
    Rodriguez tells the TV station that the vandalism happened while they were out of town. She was notified that someone kept ringing her doorbell.
    Rodriguez asked neighbors to check on her home. One alerted her to the graffiti they fo
  • The Latest: NYC vaccination megasites stalled without supply

    The Latest: NYC vaccination megasites stalled without supply
    NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City could administer 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses a week if it had enough supply, but instead has been forced to put off opening mass vaccination sites as it waits for vaccine production to speed up.
    The Democratic mayor said at his daily coronavirus briefing Monday that the city has “megasites like Citi Field and Yankee Stadium ready to go” as 24-hour operations, but doesn’t have the supply. City officials had set a goal o
  • Teen held in Indiana killings of 5, including pregnant woman

    Teen held in Indiana killings of 5, including pregnant woman
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police have arrested a 17-year-old boy in the killings of five people, including a pregnant woman, who were shot to death inside a home. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement that the name of the suspect who was arrested Monday was “not being released at this time since the suspect is a juvenile.” Police earlier said the fatal shootings were discovered Sunday by police who had been called to investigate reports of a
  • Appeals court upholds convictions in Kansas bomb plot

    Appeals court upholds convictions in Kansas bomb plot
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions and sentences of three militia members facing decades in prison for their roles in a foiled 2016 plot to massacre Somali Muslims in southwest Kansas. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected all the arguments raised by attorneys for Gavin Wright, Curtis Allen and Patrick Stein. The appellate court was not swayed by claims the men were entrapped and that  the method of selecting jurors was flawed. Jurors convicte
  • Seeing smoke? Prescribed burning taking place at Sabino Canyon

    Seeing smoke? Prescribed burning taking place at Sabino Canyon
    TUCSON (KVOA) - Seeing smoke coming from the northeast corner of town? Well, there is no reason to worry.According to Rural Metro Fire Department, the U.S. Forest Service is performing a prescribed burning in the Sabino Canyon area.Details about how long the prescribed burns will be in effect are limited at this time.Stay with News 4 Tucson for the latest updates.The post Seeing smoke? Prescribed burning taking place at Sabino Canyon appeared first on KVOA.
  • ‘Operation Deep Freeze’ in effect at The Salvation Army

    ‘Operation Deep Freeze’ in effect at The Salvation Army
    TUCSON (KVOA) - 'Operation Deep Freeze' is on, The Salvation Army said Monday.
    When the temperature drops to 35 degrees or 40 with precipitation, they will open its doors to anyone seeking overnight shelter.The Salvation Army Tucson Hospitality House is located at 1002 N. Main Ave.The nonprofit also seeks donations to help those in need.Items needed include, coats, blankets, gloves, socks, and sweaters.  Donations can be dropped off at Naughton’s Plumbing, 6062 E. Speedway Blvd., Phon

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