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Thousands in Santa Cruz County without power after outage
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Thousands in Santa Cruz County without power after outage

Associated Press NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Crews were working to restore electricity Wednesday to thousands of customers in western Santa Cruz County. Officials with UniSource Energy said an estimated 20,000 customers lost power around 3 a.m. They said the outage was related to a transmission line and there was no immediate estimate when electricity would be restored. Schools, businesses, health clinics and government offices were forced to close Wednesday due to the outage south of Madera Canyon that includes Nogales and the towns of Rio Rico, Tubac, Patagonia and others. The Nogales School District canceled all classes for the day but the Nogales police and fire departments remained open.
UW System bans TikTok use on system devices
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UW System bans TikTok use on system devices

FILE - The TikTok app logo is pictured in Tokyo, Sept. 28, 2020. University of Wisconsin System officials said Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, that they will restrict the use of TikTok on system devices. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File) Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System officials said Tuesday that they will ban the use of TikTok on system devices. System spokesman Mark Pitsch told The Associated Press about the move in email statements. Nearly half of the states nationwide have blocked the popular social media app owned by a Chinese company. Earlier this month, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers banned the use of TikTok on Wisconsin state phones and other devices, citing potential risks to privacy, safety and security. The order didn't apply to th...
Justin Bieber sells rights to ‘Baby,’ rest of music catalog
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Justin Bieber sells rights to ‘Baby,’ rest of music catalog

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber's record-breaking pop hits from “Baby” to “Sorry” are no longer his after the superstar sold the rights to all his early career music. The Canadian-American pop star’s six albums, including his most recent album “Justice,” are part of the massive catalog sale deal with Hipgnosis, a U.K-based music investment company. Top artists like Sting, Bob Dylan and Shakira have in recent years sold rights to their catalogs for massive sums, but at 28 Bieber is the youngest superstar singer to do so. Hipgnosis acquired Shakira's catalog in 2018. Bieber's publishing copyrights, songwriter's ownership, master recordings and all rights of his entire catalog of recordings made through 2021 are now owned by Hipgnosis. That...
‘Rick and Morty’ creator dropped by Hulu after abuse charges
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‘Rick and Morty’ creator dropped by Hulu after abuse charges

FILE - Justin Roiland poses for a portrait to promote the television series "Rick and Morty" on day two of Comic-Con International, July 21, 2017, in San Diego. Roiland, who created the animated series “Rick and Morty” and provides the voices of the two title characters, is awaiting trial on charges of felony domestic violence against a former girlfriend. A criminal complaint obtained Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, by The Associated Press from prosecutors in Orange County, Calif., detailed the charges against him. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hulu on Wednesday became the second television company to cut ties with “Rick and Morty” creator Justin Roiland after felony domestic abuse charges against him were revealed. “We have en...
Sierra Leone president signs women’s rights bill into law
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Sierra Leone president signs women’s rights bill into law

By CLARICE ROY-MACAULAYAssociated Press A landmark bill mandating that women make up 30% of Sierra Leone's workforce and government positions went into effect on Friday along with paid maternity leave benefits extended to 14 weeks. The legislation signed by President Julius Maada Bio applies to all companies in the private sector that employ 25 or more people. It also includes civil service positions and Cabinet appointments. “The future of Sierra Leone is female,” Bio said at the signing of the bill approved by Parliament late last year. “We must do all it takes to facilitate the timely, full, and unconditional inclusion of women in our national life, governance, and development.” The new law's 30% rule doesn't include smaller businesses and those who are self-employed, eking...
Vegas goalie Lehner files for bankruptcy, cites $50M debt
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Vegas goalie Lehner files for bankruptcy, cites $50M debt

FILE - Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner skates before an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators, March 6, 2022, in Las Vegas. Lehner on Dec. 30, 2022, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Nevada. Lehner and his wife, Donya, say they owe up to $50 million to dozens of creditors. The filing offers a glimpse into the couple's financial problems despite Lehner's five-year, $25 million contract with the Knights. (AP Photo/David Becker, File) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner and his wife have filed for bankruptcy in Nevada, citing up to $50 million in debts to dozens of creditors. The Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing offers a glimpse into the couple's financial problems, including money owed to no fewer than 50 people and companies, the Las Vegas...
Cardinals hire Monti Ossenfort as team’s new general manager
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Cardinals hire Monti Ossenfort as team’s new general manager

By DAVID BRANDTAssociated Press Sports Writer TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have hired Monti Ossenfort as the team's new general manager. The franchise announced the hiring of Ossenfort on Monday, one week after owner Michael Bidwill announced that head coach Kliff Kingsbury and general manager Steve Keim would not return following a dreadful 4-13 season. The 44-year-old Ossenfort has spent the past three seasons as director of player personnel for the Tennessee Titans. Before that, he spent 15 seasons with the New England Patriots, helping the franchise win four Super Bowls. In 21 seasons, his teams have made the playoffs 16 times. “It was critically important for us to find the right person to lead us as general manager and there is no doubt in my mind ...
California releases its own plan for Colorado River cuts
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California releases its own plan for Colorado River cuts

FILE - Water flows along the All-American Canal Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, near Winterhaven, Calif. The canal conveys water from the Colorado River into the Imperial Valley. California released a plan Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, detailing how western states reliant on the Colorado River could save more water, a day after it was the only state that didn't sign a proposal agreed to by six states in the basin. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)FILE - People walk by cracked earth in an area once under the water of Lake Mead at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Jan. 27, 2023, near Boulder City, Nev. California released a plan Tuesday, Jan. 31, detailing how western states reliant on the Colorado River could save more water, a day after it was the only state that didn't sign a proposal agreed to by ...
Center for Biological Diversity wants jaguars reintroduced to US Southwest
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Center for Biological Diversity wants jaguars reintroduced to US Southwest

FILE - This image taken from video provided by Fort Huachuca shows a wild jaguar on Dec. 1, 2016, in southern Arizona. An environmental group on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help reintroduce the jaguar to the Southwest, where it once roamed for hundreds of thousands of years before being whittled down to just one of the big cats known to survive in the region. (Fort Huachuca via AP, File) By ANITA SNOWAssociated Press Pima Post Note: The Center for Biological Diversity is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. PHOENIX (AP) — An environmental group on Monday petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help reintroduce the jaguar to the Southwest, where it roamed for hundreds of thousands of years before being whittled down to just one of ...
FBI: Beware of SIM swapping
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FBI: Beware of SIM swapping

Brooke Brennan and Kevin SmithFBI Phoenix(623) 466-1999 ARIZONA—The FBI Phoenix Field Office wants to educate the public about the dangers of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) swapping by criminals to steal money from virtual currency accounts. How the scam works—Criminals first identify a victim who is likely to own large amounts of digital currency and obtain their phone number and mobile carrier. They then socially engineer a customer service representative to port the victim’s phone number to a SIM card and phone in their control. Once they obtain control, they will change the passwords to all accounts (email, cloud storage, and social media accounts) by using the password reset option. Criminals can defeat any SMS-based or mobile two-factor authentication on any user accounts...