News archive from 2 February 2018

Nurses with a mission: Send older ER patients home with help

Nurses with a mission: Send older ER patients home with help

Now Playing: The newest thing in emergency medicine is not an amazing device: Instead, it’s a new approach to older patients that helps them stay out of the hospital which can make them sicker. (Feb. 2) Media: Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — When...

Chron, 02:25 in Health
 
Philippines: 3 deaths may be linked to dengue vaccinations

Philippines: 3 deaths may be linked to dengue vaccinations

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine health officials said Friday that the deaths of three children injected with a Sanofi Pasteur dengue vaccine may have "causal association" to the inoculation, including two who may have died because the...

Chron, 03:43 in Health
 
Harvey not the only source of high Houston water bills

Harvey not the only source of high Houston water bills

Houston City Council this week agreed to forgive hundreds of thousands of dollars in water charges more than 6,000 flooded homeowners incurred during or after Hurricane Harvey. Public Works data show storms aren't the only thing driving residents to...

Chron, 07:26 in Politics
 
Super Bowl host committee pays Harris County $451K in reimbursement flap

Super Bowl host committee pays Harris County $451K in reimbursement flap

In the perennial tug-of-war between local government and professional sports, Harris County appears to have scored at least a partial victory. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said this week the county had received a $451,163 check from the Houston Super...

Chron, 07:26 in Politics
 
Merck reports 4Q loss

Merck reports 4Q loss

KENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) — Merck is reporting a fourth-quarter loss of $872 million, but its adjusted results topped Wall Street's view. The Kenilworth, New Jersey-based company had a loss of 32 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time costs and...

Chron, 08:01 in Health
 

Phoenix antique mall Zinnias at Melrose closing after nearly a decade

Zinnias at Melrose Mall, a treasure trove beloved by antique connoisseurs across metro Phoenix, is closing Feb. 28 after almost a decade in Phoenix’s Melrose District. The building boasts an exterior emblazoned with bright murals designed by local...

 

Arizona companies hiring 100 or more in February 2018

Here are more than 80 companies, government entities and non-profit organizations collectively advertising more than 24,000 open positions across Arizona this month. Each of these employers is looking to fill at least 100 jobs. Accenture, hiring 180....

 

Possible wrong-way crash closes northbound Loop 101 at Guadalupe

CLOSE Go inside the Phoenix Fire Department 911 call center to learn about what's going on when you call 911 in the Phoenix metro area. Hannah Gaber/azcentral.com A possible wrong-way crash closed Loop 101 northbound at Guadalupe Road early Friday....

 

Impairment suspected in wrong-way crash; Loop 101 re-opened at Guadalupe

CLOSE ADOT Alerts lets you know when wrong-way drivers are on the road and sends you traffic updates. Carly Henry/azcentral.com. Officials suspect impairment on the part of the driver who triggered a wrong-way crash that closed Loop 101 northbound at...

 

Should all drivers who cause fatal car accidents be drug tested?

CLOSE Steve and Tana Smith talk about the death of their son Joe and the subsequent investigation that led to no charges being filed against he driver of the semitruck that struck the car in which Joe was a passanger. David Kadlubowski/azcentral.com...

 

Larry Fitzgerald lobbies for Kirk Cousins, Drew Brees as next Arizona Cardinals quarterback

Larry Fitzgerald sidestepped questions about his future and talked about who he would like as the Cardinals next quarterback in an interview on the Dan Patrick Show on Friday. When asked by Patrick how many years he would like to have left in the NFL,...

AZCentral, 11:46 in Sport
 
Groundhog Day report: Flu's worsening shadow blanketing US

Groundhog Day report: Flu's worsening shadow blanketing US

NEW YORK (AP) — It looks like Groundhog Day for the nation's flu report, too: It's gotten worse, and there are weeks of suffering ahead. The government's latest report out Friday shows the flu season continued to intensify last week. One of every 14...

Chron, 11:50 in Health
 

Chicago Cubs co-owner to become GOP finance chair

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee is confirming billionaire Todd Ricketts as its next finance chair, replacing casino magnate Steve Wynn, who resigned last week over sexual misconduct allegations. At the RNC's winter meeting, the...

Chron, 11:57 in Politics
 

North Canyon soccer forfeits state tournament match for using ineligible players

Phoenix North Canyon's boys soccer season came to an abrupt end after two playoff wins. The school forfeited its 5A state quarterfinal match with Gilbert Campo Verde, scheduled for Saturday, after discovering it had two players involved in weekend...

AZCentral, 12:19 in Sport
 
Houston lawmakers press Senate for action on Harvey recovery funds

Houston lawmakers press Senate for action on Harvey recovery funds

WASHINGTON – In a sign of growing impatience, a group of Houston-area lawmakers from both political parties joined in a letter to Senate leaders Friday demanding "prompt" action on an $81 billion disaster relief package that has been held up...

Chron, 12:35 in Politics
 
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