News archive from 2 May 2018

Arizona high school athletes look to break state track records

Could state records fall this week on the track? One big record fell in the field early in the season when Goodyear Desert Edge senior Tyson Jones broke Dallas Long's 60-year-old state shot put record. Jones has broken that a record a few more times...

AZCentral, 19:46 in Sport

Houston housing lawyer tapped to replace Green as justice of the peace

Harris County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Reginald Fox, a Houston lawyer, to serve as a Justice-of-the-Peace, Precinct 7, Place 1, the seat recently vacated by Hilary Green. Green resigned in March amid accusations of...

Chron, 20:40 in Politics

Andrew White agrees to sell interest in border-security firm

AUSTIN — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew White, facing continuing controversy over his ownership in a Houston company with border-security ties, said Tuesday he plans to sell the firm if he wins his May 22 runoff election. White, who was...

Chron, 20:55 in Politics

Doctor in badly botched abortion is tried for manslaughter

NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who performed a badly botched abortion that caused a patient to bleed to death was characterized by prosecutors on Tuesday as careless, greedy and someone who operated far outside the medical norm. A jury in Queens heard...

Chron, 21:27 in Health

Moore: Phoenix fighters David, Jose Benavidez Jr. might be boxing's next big stars

Sampson Lewkowicz thinks he's discovered boxing's next big thing, a 21-year-old, 168-pounder from Phoenix, who smiles a lot - even when he's knocking people out. “Definitely, in the boxing business, we have a new star,” Lewkowicz said in a phone...

AZCentral, 22:29 in Sport

Diamondbacks 'have to be creative' with Robbie Ray replacement plan

The Diamondbacks are considering their options for replacing injured left-hander Robbie Ray, the second starting pitcher the organization has had to replace in the past two weeks. Right-hander Matt Koch, who made his third start against the Dodgers on...

AZCentral, 22:34 in Sport

Zach Martinez pitches Mountain Ridge into 6A state winner's bracket

Zach Martinez, who pitched in the 2A state tournament a year ago, stepped up big on the biggest stage Tuesday at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Martinez allowed only a single in six innings of work, as Glendale Mountain Ridge beat Mesa Red Mountain 5-0 to...

AZCentral, 00:24 in Sport

Corona Del Sol softball routs Cibola to advance in state tournament

Led by senior pitcher Mikaeli Davidson and an offensive outburst, Tempe Corona del Sol rolled to an 11-1, six-inning win over Yuma Cibola to advance out of the second round of the 6A state playoffs on Tuesday at Corona Del Sol High School. Davidson...

AZCentral, 00:46 in Sport

Special counsel team has floated idea of subpoena for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel leading the Russia investigation raised the prospect in March of issuing a grand jury subpoena for President Donald Trump, his former attorney said, confirming that investigators have floated the extraordinary...

Chron, 01:09 in Politics

No collusion? Leak shows Mueller wants to ask Trump about it

Now Playing: AP Reporter Eric Tucker examines the latest development in the Russia investigation, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's nearly fifty questions for President Donald Trump. Tucker says Mueller is focused on Trump's "state of mind and...

Chron, 01:09 in Politics

Trump's longtime doctor describes 'raid' to obtain records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said that President Donald Trump's former bodyguard did nothing out of the ordinary when he took possession of the president's medical records last year, despite a claim by Trump's former doctor that the episode felt...

Chron, 01:09 in Politics

Is Trump right about judges' leanings? Maybe, review shows

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump has called courts unfair and political and repeatedly assailed the 9th Circuit, the U.S. court system's westernmost division, where some of his key immigration policies have stalled. Other observers describe...

Chron, 01:09 in Politics

Unheralded cast, led by Silvino Bracho, helps Diamondbacks to another win

Silvino Bracho knows the drill. He ought to by now, he's been through it so many times. The undersized right-hander gets called to the major leagues, inserted into an often worn down Diamondbacks bullpen, then, a few days later, gets sent back to...

AZCentral, 02:53 in Sport

For a few thousand votes, you, too, could join Houston City Council

In Houston, each of the 11 district council members represents more than 200,000 people, but many of these contests have shockingly low turnout, meaning a few thousand votes can secure a fairly prominent elected post. This is never more true than with...

Chron, 07:16 in Politics

UK: 450,000 women missed out on breast cancer test

LONDON (AP) — Britain's health minister apologized Wednesday for what he called a "serious failure" that resulted in hundreds of thousands of women in England not being invited to a screening test for breast cancer. Jeremy Hunt said...

Chron, 10:09 in Health

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