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Mueller report says Russian hacking once went through Arizona server

Austen Bundy Friday, April 19, 2019 Mueller report says Russian hacking once went through Arizona server PHOENIX – The road from Washington to St. Petersburg apparently passes through Arizona – at least the cyber-road does. That’s according to the long-awaited Mueller report on the two-year investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Buried in the 448-page report is a little more than a page that said Russian intelligence officers used a “leased computer” in Arizona to help funnel information that was stolen from hacked Democratic Party computers. About half of the page on the Arizona server is redacted because the information relates to an “investigative technique” – one of the areas blacked out from the report, along with information about grand jury testimony, ongoing investigation and privacy concerns. The unredacted portions do not reveal where in Arizona the leased computer was located or which company might have leased it. But the report echoes information that was cited in a June indictment filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office against 12 officers of the GRU, the Russian intelligence directorate. It said the 12 conspired to “gain unauthorized access (to ‘hack’) into the computers of U.S. persons and entities involved in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, steal documents from those computers, and stage releases of the stolen documents to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.” The indictment...

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Weekend forecast: Clear skies ahead

Bayne Froney Friday, April 19, 2019 Weekend forecast: Clear skies ahead PHOENIX – Metro Phoenix can expect highs in the 80s to low 90s with clear skies this weekend. Overnight temperatures in the Valley should bottom out Saturday at 65 degrees. Lows in northern Arizona will range from the high 30s to mid-50s, and in southern Arizona the 50s and 60s. Saturday afternoon, the entire state will be heating up. Highs up north will be in the 60s to 70s, and down south in the 80s and 90s. On Sunday, Valley temperatures are expected to drop back to the mid-80s, continuing through Tuesday. The 90s are expected to make a comeback Wednesday and last through next Friday, with clear skies throughout the week. Connect with us on Facebook...

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Better mental health services key to reducing police-involved shootings, Phoenix police say

Hailey Mensik Friday, April 19, 2019 Better mental health services key to reducing police-involved shootings, Phoenix police say PHOENIX – Police officials on Friday said a growing number of 911 calls involving people with mental health issues has led to a spike in officer-involved shootings. Mayor Kate Gallego, pointing to a National Police Foundation report on the use of deadly force, called for an increase in mental health services to better serve the community and mitigate police involvement. “It is something our officers deal with on a daily basis,” Gallego said at a news conference. “We responded to at least 4,100 suicide calls in the last year, and we had 12,500 people who we brought to behavioral health facilities. “The closest patrol officer is not always the best person to respond to some of these calls.” The city commissioned the report after averaging 21 officer-involved shootings a year from 2009 to 2017, which rose to an “alarming increase” to 44 last year. Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said many of the calls the department receives could be rerouted to better resources. “When we get calls such as a family member who says that their loved one is having a mental health episode, or he or she has forgotten to take medication or he or she is high on something, is that necessarily the right call that the Phoenix Police...

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Dreams coming true for ASU hockey player Joey Daccord

Nick Welter Friday, April 19, 2019 Dreams coming true for ASU hockey player Joey Daccord Arizona in Focus is a podcast from Cronkite News, the news division of Arizona PBS. Each season we dive deep into a particular topic or story to bring you stories you haven’t heard elsewhere. Check out the rest of our episodes here , and subscribe on Apple Podcasts , Google Podcasts , or Spotify . Drafted in 2015 by the Ottawa Senators, Joey Daccord came to Arizona State after many others denied him the opportunity to play. But Tempe gave him a platform to shine and he garnered national attention. Welter breaks down the incredible season that Daccord had at ASU. He led the Suns Devils to their first NCAA Tournament appearance, led the nation in shutouts and was nominated for collegiate goaltender of the year. Daccord shares his experience playing in his first NHL game for the Ottawa Senators and the emotions that he and his family felt. He also shares an embarrassing moment on the ice but you’ll have to listen in to find out what it is. He also talks about his plans to finish school while he chases his dreams and what he hopes he leaves behind for a program he’s worked so hard to help build. Listen to Arizona in Focus on our episodes here , and subscribe on...

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