News archive from 4 April 2018

Paul Goldschmidt's bat has been quiet, but D-Backs' lineup picking up slack

For years, a simple axiom had come to define the Diamondbacks' lineup: As Paul Goldschmidt goes, so goes the offense. It wasn't always that cut and dry, but more often than not the statement rang true. The Diamondbacks are five games into their...

AZCentral, 02:42 in Sport

China vows 'same strength' measures against US tariffs

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday vowed to impose measures of the "same strength" in response to a proposed U.S. tariff hike on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods in a spiraling technology dispute that has fueled fears it might set back the...

Chron, 03:32 in Politics

Council to vote on nine southwest Houston home elevations

Houston City Council is slated to authorize nine home elevation contracts on Wednesday, part of a federal flood mitigation initiative that local leaders have criticized as slow and expensive. The nine houses -- most of them in Meyerland -- are in line...

Chron, 07:46 in Politics

It doesn't take a Harvey-style deluge to flood Houston

More than 1,300 homes in Harris County have a 50-50 shot of flooding every single year. That's one takeaway from a county Flood Control District database that uses the elevations of hundreds of thousands of homes in area floodplains to project the...

Chron, 07:46 in Politics

Army Corps of Engineers extends deadline for Addicks, Barker excavation proposals

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline on its request for input on possibly excavating soil out of the Addicks and Barker reservoirs. The new deadline is May 4. The original deadline for responses was Feb. 23, but it has been...

Chron, 07:46 in Politics

Trump wants US military to secure border until wall is built

Now Playing: President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants to use the military to secure the U.S.-Mexico border until his promised border wall is built and warned Mexico to halt the passage of "caravans" of immigrants or risk U.S. abandonment...

Chron, 08:44 in Politics

AP source: Mueller says Trump not criminal target currently

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has informed President Donald Trump's attorneys that the president is not currently considered a criminal target in the Russia investigation. That's according to a person familiar with the conversation,...

Chron, 09:30 in Politics

The Latest: Coats says decisions made on US troops in Syria

Now Playing: President Trump says he wants to pull U.S. troops out of war-torn Syria to bring them home. At a news conference with Baltic leaders, Trump also spoke about his relationship with Russia and using the military to protect the Mexico border....

Chron, 09:42 in Politics

White House calls on Yemeni rebels to cease 'escalation'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is calling on Yemen's Houthi rebels to "cease further escalation," after a Saudi-led coalition battling the rebels said they attacked a Saudi oil tanker. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a...

Chron, 09:42 in Politics

Top spy official: US will take more steps against Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. intelligence chief says America is considering taking additional retaliation against Russia for its actions against the United States and its allies. National Intelligence Director Dan Coats told reporters on Wednesday...

Chron, 10:32 in Politics

Survey: Partisan divide in US on views of sexual harassment

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats and Republicans, on the whole, have markedly different views about sexual harassment in the workplace, according to a new, large-scale survey by the Pew Research Center conducted against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement....

Chron, 12:19 in Politics

CVS Health eyes kidney patients for next expansion into care

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — CVS Health is now planning to treat kidney failure patients, as the national drugstore chain continues to branch deeper into monitoring and providing care. The company said Wednesday it will offer home dialysis for patients...

Chron, 12:34 in Health

Trump attending another super PAC dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be attending another dinner held by a super PAC. America First Action will be hosting the president as well as House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy at a dinner in Washington Wednesday night. That's...

Chron, 13:35 in Politics

'Brutal reality': ASU football's Manny Wilkins reacts to Herm Edwards' player cuts claims

CLOSE Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards says he may cut scholarship players after spring practice, if poor performance dictates it. ASU football coach Herm Edwards told his players before they began the fourth week of spring practice that cuts...

AZCentral, 13:42 in Sport

Gordie Howe's name will be stripped from Stanley Cup: Here's why

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInFans pay their respects to Gordie Howe FullscreenPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Tom Fowlow, 73 of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, looks over and reads various messages of love and support for Detroit Red...

Usa Today, 13:52 in Sport

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