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Desperate Zimbabweans use cell phone transfers to get cash HARARE, Zimbabwe - With inflation soaring and cash in short supply, many Zimbabweans transfer funds using their mobile phones and pay a premium to get currency. Like many things that are in short supply in Zimbabwe, such as electricity, water and gas, cash is scarce and the country's economic problems are blamed for rising tensions.

German central bank chief warns against excessive pessimism BERLIN - The head of Germany's central bank is warning against taking an overly pessimistic view of the economy, days after the bank cautioned that Europe's biggest economy could enter a recession in the current quarter.

What we learned from Arizona’s loss to Hawaii For one, defenses have to respect that part of his game, the effect of which showed in the first half when a fake QB run led to a jump-pass touchdown to tight end Bryce Wolma. If there was a blip in Tate's performance is that he was erratic as a passer, going 22 for 39 for 361 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions.

The Latest: Macron to give message to Iran on behalf of G-7 BIARRITZ, France - The Latest on the Group of Seven leaders' summit :. Leaders of the G-7 countries agreed to allow French President Emmanuel Macron to address a message to Iran in their name.

Man who recorded pig's treatment banned from Iowa State Fair DES MOINES, Iowa - A Des Moines man who recorded what he says was the abuse of a show pig at the Iowa State Fair earlier this month has been banned from the fair for life. Wheaten Mather tells the Des Moines Register that he and a friend were at the fair Aug.

Sheriff: Trio of thieves thwarted by misleading gas jug - Authorities in Kentucky say three thieves thought they were stealing gasoline from a property for their broken down car until the car stopped working again. Laurel County Sheriff's Office on Facebook said the three stole a 5-gallon gasoline jug from a garage for their car.

Arrest warrant issued in ice cream-licking incident in Texas PORT ARTHUR, Texas - An arrest warrant has been issued for a 24-year-old man who authorities say posted social media video of himself licking ice cream from a carton in Texas and returning it to a supermarket freezer. The warrant charges D'Adrien Anderson of criminal mischief, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

Arizona starts bad, ends worse in season-opening loss at Hawaii The Arizona Wildcats arrived 45 minutes late to Aloha Stadium for their 2019 opener against Hawaii on Saturday, the result of their police escort mysteriously never showing up to the team hotel. It appears Arizona's gameplan was equally behind schedule, and the defense may have forgotten to get on the bus.

ERAU downs SAGU, Arizona Christian in home invitational PRESCOTT - Embry-Riddle volleyball flexed its muscles for the ERAU faithful at the team's home-opening doubleheader on Saturday, defeating SAGU-American Indian University 3-2 and Arizona Christian 3-1 as part of the Embry-Riddle Volleyball Invitational.

Koepka leads at East Lake as stars get some separation ATLANTA - A storm delay at the Tour Championship slowed the momentum of Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas, right when they were starting to pull ahead in the chase for the $15 million FedEx Cup. The final hour Friday showed how quickly it can change - and for Rory McIlroy, why no one is holding back in the season finale.

Prescott Public Works Department takes a number of steps to improve traffic flow While a temporary "pedestrian scramble" in downtown Prescott will likely be the highest-profile of pending traffic changes, it is not the only adjustment in the works.

Gov. Ducey to revisit vacation rentals legislation TUCSON - Acknowledging it hasn't quite worked as promoted, Gov. Doug Ducey wants to take a new look at legislation he signed three years ago that pretty much stripped cities of their ability to regulate vacation rentals. The governor said Thursday he still believes in the rights of individuals to be able to rent out rooms in their homes.

Prescott primary wraps up Tuesday; 41% of voters have already cast ballots Prescott voters now have just three days left to cast a ballot in the city's 2019 primary. And for those who have waited for the last week of the primary season, using the mail to return a ballot is no longer an option. "Wednesday was the last day to mail ballots," Yavapai County Registrar of Voters Laurin Custis said Friday, Aug.

Editorial: Kudos to local councils, county in local war on narcotics Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking officers are the boots on the ground in the battle against narcotics in Yavapai County - including opioids and deadly synthetics such as fentanyl. It was a shock then when Sheriff Scott Mascher saw a funding shortfall over the past year that threatened to sideline PANT's efforts.

Watch: Endurocross at Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley Top EnduroCross racers visited the Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley on Saturday night. Motorcycle racers made their way through a custom track filled with several obstacles in front of a big crowd.

'Pedestrian Scramble': Trial configuration set to start on Gurley / Montezuma Sept. 10 It was a pleasant summer evening in downtown Prescott: Music on the courthouse plaza, refreshments afterward. But local resident Kent V. Hart said the enjoyable atmosphere was jarred at about 9 p.m. Friday, Aug.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck announces his retirement at 29 Luck, a quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, said injuries played a role in his decision, something he said was one of the hardest decisions he's had to make. The announcement comes after Luck, 29, missed at least three practices and General Manager Chris Ballard said Luck had an ankle injury.

Increased humidity moderates Sheridan Fire behavior A slight rise in humidity in the Sheridan fire area has helped to moderate fire behavior and limit its growth, a Prescott National Forest Service release stated Saturday afternoon.

101-year-old Prescott resident, D-backs fan attends game for 1st time, meets Gov. Ducey Arizona Pioneers' Home 101-year-old resident and diehard Diamondbacks' fan Verna Swope Martin earned her place this week as the team's Most Valuable Cheerleader. Thanks to Gov. Doug Ducey, the energetic, baseball-loving centenarian was treated to an up-close-and - personal view of her favorite team playing at Chase Field in Phoenix.

Flowers: Chris Cuomo should chill out. 'Fredo' is not a racial slur CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was caught in a video screaming expletives when someone made the mistake of calling him "Fredo," referring to the fictional character Fredo Corleone from "The Godfather films." Fredo is portrayed as the gentle, but dim-witted brother, incompetent in the family's business but desperate for respect from his father.

Manieri: The real-time failure of Democratic socialism Harry Reid is starting to make sense. I was afraid this day would come. Perhaps it's an indication of the Apocalypse or, at the very least, that multiple blows to the head, received during my less-than-stellar amateur athletic career, have finally caught up with me.

Obituary: Joyce Irene Cummings Joyce Irene Cummings, passed away at the age of 93 on Aug. 20, 2019, in Prescott, Arizona. She was born in Bedford, Michigan, to parents Amos and Nina Aldrich and was the middle child of nine children.

Obituary: Robert Henry Bonhard & Pauline Simkins Bonhard Robert Henry Bonhard and Pauline Simkins Bonhard Laura Emily Pauline Simkins Bonhard passed away on May 16, 2019, in Prescott Valley, AZ. She was born in Dennison, Ohio, July 24, 1926, to Don Carlton Simkins and Emily Anna Simkins. Pauline held both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Bowling Green State University, OH.

Obituary: Jane Ellen "Janelle" Cooper Jane Ellen "Janelle" Cooper, age 99, of Paulden, Arizona, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 28, 2019. She died with as much grace as she lived, surrounded by family and dear friends. Janelle was born May 31, 1920, in Los Angeles, California, to Jasper Glenn Marks and Florence Pixley Marks, the second of two children.

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