News archive from 4 June 2016

Phoenix police arrest repairman on 'Most Wanted Unlicensed Contractors' list on fraud charges

Phoenix police arrest repairman on 'Most Wanted Unlicensed Contractors' list on fraud charges

Phoenix police arrested one of the state's most-wanted unlicensed contractors Thursday on three felony charges, according to the Arizona Attorney General's Office. Phoenix resident Keith Edward Benevento operates under the business name How It's Done...

 

Raul Castrol spends 85th birthday preparing for summit

HAVANA –  Cuban President Raul Castro spent his 85th birthday preparing to host leaders of Caribbean countries who are meeting in Havana, although he did take a congratulatory phone call from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Castro generally doesn't...

 
Shaded splash oasis pops up at CityScape

Shaded splash oasis pops up at CityScape

If you're looking for a place to cool off the family during this heat wave, check out CityScape in downtown Phoenix. Downtown Phoenix Inc. has set up a little oasis around the water-play features in the center of CityScape. Now through Sunday, the...

 
Special education students had rights violated because of STAAR test glitches, a Texas district alleges

Special education students had rights violated because of STAAR test glitches, a Texas district alleges

The Seguin school district says many of its special education students failed their STAAR tests because the state made it impossible for them to take the test in the first place. The small school district northeast of San Antonio has filed a complaint...

 
Sharks' Logan Couture: 'Everyone cheats on faceoffs', not just Sidney Crosby

Sharks' Logan Couture: 'Everyone cheats on faceoffs', not just Sidney Crosby

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Logan Couture didn’t back off his Game 2 postgame claim that Sidney Crosby cheats in the faceoff circle. Instead, he admitted he cheated, too. “Everyone cheats on faceoffs,” the San Jose Sharks center said. “I cheat. Jumbo...

Usa Today, 19:25 in Sport
 

The Latest: 'Grim Sleeper' jury adjourns without verdict

LOS ANGELES –  The Latest on the death penalty trial of the man convicted of 10 murders in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings (all times local): 4:05 p.m. A Los Angeles jury weighing the fate of the serial killer known as the "Grim...

Fox News, 19:32 in Crime
 
Bottled water selling quickly after Alabama water warning

Bottled water selling quickly after Alabama water warning

COURTLAND, Ala. (AP) — Lisa Davis, a cashier at a Foodvalu grocery store in rural north Alabama, spent Friday ringing up bottled water sales after a local utility declared its tap water unfit to drink because of chemical contamination. Some customers...

Chron, 19:33 in Health
 
30 of Muhammad Ali's best quotes

30 of Muhammad Ali's best quotes

Skip AdAd Loading...xEmbed xShare Oscar de la Hoya, Bernard Hopkins and other boxers repeat quotes from Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali, considered to be the greatest heavyweight boxer, is in serious condition in a Phoenix-area hospital. Ali, who suffers...

Usa Today, 19:36 in Sport
 

Ex-Oppenheimer & Co. employee faces insider trading charges

NEW YORK –  A former Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. financial adviser has been arrested on insider trading charges. Authorities in New York say David Hobson teamed with a childhood friend at Pfizer Inc. to trade on secrets about potential Pfizer...

Fox News, 19:49 in Crime
 
Mark Salling pleads not guilty to federal porn charges

Mark Salling pleads not guilty to federal porn charges

LOS ANGELES  — An actor who starred on the musical dramedy Glee pleaded not guilty to federal pornography charges Friday and had his Internet usage and travel severely restricted. U.S. Magistrate Judge Rozella A. Oliver ruled Mark Salling can be...

 

Muhammad Ali: Family gathering at icon's bedside as he breathes on life support, reports say

Numerous reports are indicating that Muhammad Ali is on a ventilator, and that his family is gathering at his bedside in the Phoenix area hospital.  The former world heavyweight boxing champion and global icon has been battling Parkinson's disease for...

 
Putting ‘fair’in Fair Park

Putting ‘fair’in Fair Park

In the frenetic months of planning before the opening of the Texas Centennial Exposition in 1936, there was a considerable brouhaha as to who would design the centerpiece State of Texas Building (now Hall of State). It was a significant commission in...

 
The arts in Fair Park: Check in first with The King

The arts in Fair Park: Check in first with The King

When it comes to the history of the arts in Fair Park, one must start, of course, with The King, who picked Dallas to record a seminal moment in rock ’n’ roll. Elvis Presley drew 26,500 screaming fans to the Cotton Bowl on Oct. 11, 1956, weeks after...

 
It’s all about Carole as Abby Mueller digs into ‘Beautiful’

It’s all about Carole as Abby Mueller digs into ‘Beautiful’

Sisters Abby and Jessie Mueller are both Broadway veterans, but their talents usually lead them to different roles — with one notable exception: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. It won Jessie the 2014 Tony Award for best actress, and Abby is...

 
Bell: Warriors are in Cavaliers' heads after one NBA Finals game

Bell: Warriors are in Cavaliers' heads after one NBA Finals game

Skip AdAd Loading...xEmbed xShare USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt discuss the disappointing performance by the Cavaliers in Game 1 and what it means for the rest of the series. OAKLAND – Denial can be a virtue in times like these. You...

Usa Today, 20:03 in Sport
 

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