Starbucks Corp. issued an apology to Tempe, Ariz., Police Chief Sylvia Moir and her department after six officers were asked to leave a store in the city following a request by a customer on July 4. The barista approached the officers as a customer didn’t feel safe in their presence, the Tempe Officers Association said in a series of tweets. They chose to depart the store after they were asked to leave or move out of that customer’s line of sight. “When those officers entered the store and a customer raised a concern over their presence, they should have been welcomed and treated with dignity and the utmost respect” by employees, Starbucks said in a statement. “Instead, they were made to feel unwelcome and disrespected, which is completely unacceptable.” … [Read more...] about Starbucks apologizes after Ariz. store asks police to leave
“You haven’t seen Sedona until you’ve seen Snoopy,” our 12-year-old son, Caleb, joked. He pointed at the towering rust-colored boulders shaped like the “Peanuts” cartoon beagle snoozing on his doghouse that glowed beneath a bright blue sky. Searching for red rock landmarks among the mystical spires that define this 19-square-mile city became a theme of our trip. We’d gone to Arizona in early January to escape the Twin Cities’ least sunny period on record since 1963. Like many Minnesotans, we found the lack of sunshine mentally tough, plus one of our kids had been especially hard hit with pneumonia. It was time to get outdoors, to rejuvenate our lungs by breathing in the dry warmth of the upper Sonoran Desert air. And Sedona, a town of over 10,000 that swells to 3 million tourists every year, was reputed to be a place that was good for the body and the soul. New Age enthusiasts believe its four main vortexes — spots where … [Read more...] about A magical family trip to Sedona, Ariz.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. • Deliveries from an Arizona grocery store will soon be arriving with no one behind the wheel.A fully autonomous vehicle is about to pilot public roads Tuesday with no back up driver, though it will be monitored by humans in another automobile.After almost a thousand test runs with humans aboard modified Prius vehicles, deliveries will be made Tuesday in Scottsdale, Arizona, using the R1, an automobile with no steering wheel and no seats for humans.The R1, when summoned, will travel within a one-mile radius of the Fry's Food grocery store just east of the Phoenix Zoo.It will travel up to 25 miles per hour on residential roads, but stay clear of main roads or highways, according to Pam Giannonatti at Kroger Co., which owns Fry's.Kroger has partnered with the tech company Nuro on the project."Through this exciting and innovative partnership, we are delivering a great customer experience and advancing Kroger's commitment to redefine the grocery experience by … [Read more...] about Driverless grocery delivery underway in Ariz.
Steve Peoples, Associated Press Updated 9:32 pm PST, Monday, November 12, 2018 Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Photo: Susan Walsh, AP U.S. Senator-elect Jacky Rosen meets with Las Vegas reporters to discuss her win and priorities as Nevada's next senator on … [Read more...] about More races go to Democrats, including Senate seat in Ariz.
By Sean Sullivan, The Washington Post Republicans cemented control of the Senate for two more years Tuesday and positioned themselves for a more conservative majority, with victories by candidates who aligned closely with President Donald Trump. » AJC Election Coverage » Ballot initiatives for Georgia’s Nov. 6 election » Election Day 2018: When will we see results; key races; what’s at stake; how to follow North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer and Indiana businessman Mike Braun, both staunch Trump allies, won seats held by Democrats. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican and another Trump loyalist, defeated a popular former governor in Tennessee. Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Georgia Elections 2018: Live voting results and news coverage 2 AJC Election Results: November 2018 Governor's Race 3 AJC Election Results: November 2018 Governor's Race The results held implications for … [Read more...] about Republicans lock down Senate control