News archive from 7 March 2018

More than Metta World Peace's son: Jeron Artest making a name at Hillcrest Prep

CLOSE Hillcrest Prep guard Jeron Artest, son of Ron Artest - aka Metta World Peace - is forging his own basketball path. Jeron Artest has a picture of his father's NBA championship ring on his Facebook page. He knows if it wasn't for Metta World Peace...

AZCentral, 19:28 in Sport

Pac-12 Insider: A favorite, a dark horse and potential chaos in Pac-12 Tournament

CLOSE Who's the favorite? Who's the dark horse? Will there be chaos at the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas? This Pac-12 season has been wild. To start, the program's top teams - Arizona and USC - lost assistant coaches amid an FBI investigation into...

AZCentral, 20:23 in Sport

Valdez, White lead Democrats in early gubernatorial primary results

AUSTIN -- Houston entrepreneur Andrew White and former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez took an early lead Tuesday toward a possible runoff for the Democratic nomination for governor, leading a crowded field of seven other candidates who want to oust...

Chron, 20:31 in Politics

Coach Eric Kibler leads Horizon baseball to its 800th win

A program he began 38 years ago reached a new height on Tuesday when coach Eric Kibler's Scottsdale Horizon baseball team won its 800th game. Horizon beat Avondale La Joya Community 13-1 by the mercy rule in five innings. That's an average of more...

AZCentral, 20:56 in Sport

Bickley: Bubba Wallace is exactly the kind of star that NASCAR needs

Racial barriers are a tired subject in American sports. They link us to generations of ignorance and hatred, to indigestible failures of the human spirit. They force us to confront the sins of our ancestors, a history we can't escape. But it's a...

AZCentral, 21:33 in Sport

Porn star sues Trump over nondisclosure agreement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An adult film actress is suing President Donald Trump and wants a California judge to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles, alleges the...

Chron, 21:39 in Politics

Adrian Garcia poised for easy victory Democratic primary for county commissioner

Former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia was poised to easily avoid a runoff Tuesday in his bid to become the Democratic nominee for Harris County Commissioner Precinct 2, setting the stage for what could be one of the Houston area’s highest-profile...

Chron, 21:56 in Politics

State Rep. Sarah Davis takes lead over Abbott-backed challenger in GOP primary

AUSTIN — State Rep. Sarah Davis, trying to stave off a Republican primary challenge backed by Gov. Greg Abbott, was leading his favored candidate in a southwest Houston election that he spent hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to influence....

Chron, 21:56 in Politics

Miller takes lead over challenger in agriculture commissioner’s race

AUSTIN — The popular big-hat-wearing rodeo cowboy who roped himself into a string of controversies in his first term took the lead among early voters in the Republican Party primary race for agriculture commissioner Tuesday, winning approval over a...

Chron, 21:56 in Politics

Sylvia Garcia looks to make history in 29th Congressional District

For the first time in its history, Houston is on the cusp of electing a Latina to Congress. Early returns in the race for the 29th Congressional District showed Democrat Sylvia Garcia with a commanding lead over Beaumont businessman Tahir Javed that,...

Chron, 21:56 in Politics

George P. Bush poised to lock up Republican nomination for Land Commissioner

AUSTIN — Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush appeared headed for a victory in the Republican primary, edging past former commissioner Jerry Patterson and two other candidates as he worked to head into the November election without a runoff. In...

Chron, 22:36 in Politics

Roberts, Wall appear headed for runoff in GOP race to replace retiring congressman Ted Poe

Republican voters apparently will get another two months to determine who will win the party’s nomination for the 2nd Congressional District seat of retiring U.S. Rep. Ted Poe. Kevin Roberts, a state legislator, and Kathaleen Wall, a big GOP...

Chron, 22:36 in Politics

Wave of exits from West Wing sparks talk of brain drain

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump once presided over a reality show in which a key cast member exited each week. The same thing seems to be happening in his White House. Trump's West Wing has descended into a period of unparalleled tumult amid...

Chron, 00:42 in Politics

More warnings come in response to Trump's tariff plans

Now Playing: House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's encouraged the White House may reconsider blanket tariffs on steel and aluminum as he urges President Donald Trump take a more "surgical" approach on China and other countries. (March 6) Media:...

Chron, 00:42 in Politics

Trump administration sues California over sanctuary laws

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is taking the fight over the nation's immigration policy directly to California by suing to block state laws that extend protections to people living in the U.S. illegally. He is expected...

Chron, 02:23 in Politics

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