News archive from 1 August 2017

Could Phoenix Suns become NBA's next superteam?

Phoenix Suns fans have been waiting to make the playoffs for a long time. According to one NBA writer, that wait could pay off. Like really pay off. Big time. ESPN's Tom Haberstroh recently took a look at nine teams to watch as potential future NBA...

AZCentral, 12:23 in Sport
The Latest: Dem says Trump insurer payment threat childish

The Latest: Dem says Trump insurer payment threat childish

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Obama health law (all times local): 12 p.m. The Senate's top Democrat says President Donald Trump's threats to block federal payments to insurers are "not frankly...

Chron, 12:32 in Health
Turner, big city mayors want House to block anti-abortion bills

Turner, big city mayors want House to block anti-abortion bills

AUSTIN -- Mayors from the state's largest cities are leaning on House Speaker Joe Straus to find a way to kill special session bills aimed at Planned Parenthood.  Mayor Sylvester Turner and others from Austin, Dallas and San Antonio sent a letter to...

Chron, 12:37 in Politics

ASU Camp Tontozona report: WR Humphrey working out with defense

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST ASU FOOTBALL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSMonday at Camp T: ASU coach Todd Graham | 1:28Arizona State head coach Todd Graham talks about defensive back Chase Lucas at Camp Tontozona. 1 of 40Skip in...

AZCentral, 12:47 in Sport

Could Michael McCaul join Texas Trifecta of Trump cabinet secretaries?

WASHINGTON – Could another Texan be joining President Donald Trump's cabinet? With the appointment of General John Kelly to serve as White House Chief of Staff, that leaves open his former position as Secretary of Homeland Security. Cue up the...

Chron, 12:56 in Politics

2017 Arizona high school football previews: Top 10 defensive backs

Other than quarterback, maybe the most well-stocked position in Arizona is defensive back. There are so many, making it difficult to reduce the list of top 10 DBs in Arizona preps for the 2017 season to just 10. Here are my top 10 DBs. RELATED: Top 10...

AZCentral, 13:26 in Sport
Kushner says Trump campaign was too dysfunctional to collude

Kushner says Trump campaign was too dysfunctional to collude

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law told a group of congressional interns that the Trump campaign couldn't have colluded with Russia because the team was too dysfunctional and disorganized to coordinate with a foreign government. The...

Chron, 13:38 in Politics

Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep dynamic duo motivated playoff ban, injuries

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM ARIZONA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALLNotre Dame Prep football ready for season of renewal | 1:17After being banned from the 2016 high school football playoffs, Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep says it has...

AZCentral, 13:41 in Sport
Religious leaders show divide on bathroom bills

Religious leaders show divide on bathroom bills

AUSTIN -- Hundreds of religious leaders marched on the Texas Capitol on Tuesday in opposition to bathroom bills that they contend are discriminatory and cause harm to some of the most vulnerable people in society. For more than 45 minutes in the Texas...

Chron, 14:05 in Politics

Phoenix unlicensed contractor who went on run arrested in California

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE How to find the best contractor. In Arizona, you can search to find reports on contractors before you sign a contract. A Phoenix-area man accused of skipping out on contracting jobs after receiving payment and...


5 easy ways to market your freelance skills

I once read somewhere, “Entrepreneurs are the only people who work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40.” If you are a freelancer or running a small business, it’s likely you’re the most hard-working person you know. Even when there’s no client work to...


Motorcyclist dies in fiery crash with pickup truck in Phoenix

A man is dead after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck and caught fire Tuesday morning in Phoenix, officials said. The crash occurred near 12th Street and Missouri Avenue around 8:45 a.m. Bystanders extinguished the fire and pulled the...


LA Dodgers' Andre Ethier sells Gilbert mansion for $4.9M, but he's not leaving Phoenix

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier scored $4.9 million on the sale of his 9,326-square-foot Gilbert mansion with a tropical paradise backyard. The sale of the house with a batting cage, game room, soccer field, windmill and two-story closet...


Ford Mustang GT adds stealth mode for 2018

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Mustang sales have dipped in the U.S. so far this year, where industry sales are softening and consumers increasingly prefer SUVs. But the world remains captivated by the classic car, making it the best-selling sports...


Defensive tackle Josh Walker picks Arizona Wildcats over Notre Dame, ASU, others

Arizona reeled in its 10th recruit for 2018. Tuesday, defensive tackle Josh Walker announced his verbal commitment to Arizona's 2018 recruiting class. As part of a long message posted to Twitter, Walker said "I've decided to become a 'West Coast...

AZCentral, 15:16 in Sport

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