News archive from 1 March 2018

Bobby Hurley on NCAA scandal: 'There will be brighter days as everything gets cleansed'

Bobby Hurley was on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM on Wednesday morning for his regularly-scheduled weekly radio interview. After spending most of the almost 11-minute interview on the Doug & Wolf Show talking his Sun Devils and the season they're having,...

AZCentral, 19:12 in Sport

Arizona Diamondbacks hope Jarrod Dyson lifts their running game to new level

About five minutes after Jarrod Dyson walked into the Diamondbacks' clubhouse at Salt River Fields for the first time, Dave McKay stopped at Dyson's locker and pulled up a chair. It looked like the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Dyson, the...

AZCentral, 19:45 in Sport

Ted Kennedy Jr. says he's not running for Connecticut Senate

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ted Kennedy Jr., son of the late Massachusetts senator, said Wednesday he will not seek a third term in the Connecticut Senate because he wants to focus on protecting disability rights, which he said are under "an enormous...

Chron, 20:26 in Health

Ex-Hamilton, ASU, NFL WR Kerry Taylor named Arcadia football coach

Former Chandler Hamilton, Arizona State and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Kerry Taylor is the new Phoenix Arcadia football coach. The school and Taylor both announced it Wednesday on social media. Taylor spent last football season at Oregon State,...

AZCentral, 20:34 in Sport

'Pharma Bro' asks judge for leniency, saying he was a fool

NEW YORK (AP) — "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli (SHKREL'-ee) has written a letter to a judge asking for leniency and admitting that he was wrong and a fool. The brash former pharmaceuticals company CEO tells the judge that if she gives him a...

Chron, 20:54 in Health

Bobby Hurley seeks answers as ASU approaches final regular-season week

Coach Bobby Hurley completed a radio interview and walked up the Wells Fargo Arena ramp Wednesday afternoon. Arizona State has lost three in a row. A team once in contention for a top NCAA Tournament seed has fallen closer and closer to the...

AZCentral, 21:37 in Sport

California college drops 'Trump' from impeachment class name

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State University is dropping President Donald Trump's name from the title of a class after public criticism. The name of the course? "Trump: Impeachment, Removal or Conviction?" The university announced Wednesday...

Chron, 21:49 in Politics

The Latest: Kushner Cos. got huge loans after WH meetings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on White House senior adviser Jared Kushner's downgraded security clearance (all times local): 10:30 p.m. The New York Times reports that two companies made loans worth more than half a billion dollars to Jared Kushner's...

Chron, 22:47 in Politics

Valley Vista girls basketball beats Xavier to repeat as 6A champions

After Surprise Valley Vista girls basketball won the 6A title last year, they immediately set out to show that it was not a one-off. Exactly one year later, they proved just that. The No. 2 Monsoon defeated the No. 5 Phoenix Xavier Prep Gators, 68-55,...

AZCentral, 23:02 in Sport

Pinnacle boys basketball dominates Mountain Pointe for 6A title

Phoenix Pinnacle guards were practically salivating at the thought of facing Phoenix Mountain Pointe's full-court pressure. Breaking it with ease, Pinnacle scored at the other end, mainly with open 3s. Making five 3s in the second quarter, No. 2...

AZCentral, 00:17 in Sport

Russian election assault poses quandary for 2018 campaigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Encrypted messages. Two-factor authentication. Real-time monitoring of social media for malicious internet bot activity. This is the new reality for candidates running in 2018, scared of email hacks and elaborate misinformation...

Chron, 01:01 in Politics

Hope Hicks leaving as Trump's communication director

Now Playing: White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump's most loyal aides, is resigning. (Feb. 28) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — White House communications director Hope Hicks, one of President Donald...

Chron, 01:01 in Politics

Kushner's security clearance may affect Mideast peace effort

Now Playing: President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law is now working with a downgraded security clearance. AP White House reporter Zeke Miller says that's set off rampant speculation that Kushner's days in the White House might be...

Chron, 01:01 in Politics

Trump says some lawmakers too fearful of NRA to take action

Now Playing: President Donald Trump is suggesting members of Congress are "afraid of the NRA" as he convenes a group of lawmakers to address the deadly Florida school shooting. (Feb. 28) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Putting...

Chron, 01:01 in Politics

The Latest: Trump cites some good, 'not so good' gun ideas

Now Playing: President Donald Trump suggested Republicans should focus on the background check bill, then load it up with other gun control and safety measures. (Feb. 28) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump,...

Chron, 07:48 in Politics

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