News archive from 7 August 2017

Officials: Crash on I-17 south of New River snarls traffic for miles

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Do you know what to do if you're in an accident? Drivers heading south on Interstate 17 near New River Sunday afternoon should expect several miles of slow traffic following a crash. A crash briefly closed the left lane...


Mental health court provides alternative path for offenders on probation

FLORENCE — A specialized court has been established in Pinal County to give defendants with mental problems an alternative path and keep them out of the criminal justice system. Judge Stephen McCarville signed an administrative order last month...


Four Tontozona takeaways as Arizona State football returns to Tempe

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST ASU FOOTBALL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSCoach Todd Graham after final practice at Camp Tontozona | 2:16ASU head coach Todd Graham sums up the final day of practice at Camp Tontozona on Saturday. Tom...

AZCentral, 21:06 in Sport

Diamondbacks’ trip ends with series loss in San Francisco

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST VIDEOS FROM THE DIAMONDBACKS AND THE MLBTorey Lovullo on disappointing finish to D-Backs' trip | 1:58Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about the Diamondbacks' 6-3 loss to the Giants on Sunday,...

AZCentral, 22:24 in Sport
Pence: Story on possible 2020 presidential run 'disgraceful'

Pence: Story on possible 2020 presidential run 'disgraceful'

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has pushed back against a news report suggesting he is laying groundwork for a possible presidential bid in 2020 if President Donald Trump does not run. In a statement released by the White House,...

Chron, 03:16 in Politics
Trump seeks communications chief, but he has final word

Trump seeks communications chief, but he has final word

NEW YORK (AP) — For the third time in six months, President Donald Trump is on the hunt for a new communications director. But in practice, the job is filled. It's Trump who's the White House's leading expert and the final word on what and how he...

Chron, 03:21 in Politics
Wondering if your child is transgender? Here are some tips

Wondering if your child is transgender? Here are some tips

EL CERRITO, Calif. (AP) — How can a parent know if their child is transgender? What separates a young boy who might be transgender from one with a vivid imagination who likes to dress up in his sister's dresses? What do you do if your daughter tells...

Chron, 04:26 in Health
Transgender day camp among first to include 4-year-olds

Transgender day camp among first to include 4-year-olds

EL CERRITO, Calif. (AP) — In some ways, Rainbow Day Camp is very ordinary. Kids arrive with a packed lunch, make friendship bracelets, play basketball, sing songs and get silly. But it is also extraordinarily unique, from the moment campers arrive...

Chron, 04:26 in Health

Trump company applies for casino trademark in Macau

SHANGHAI (AP) — A Trump Organization company has applied for four new trademarks in the Asian gambling hub of Macau, including one for casinos, public records show. The new applications highlight the ethical complexity of maintaining the family...

Chron, 07:18 in Politics

Trump: My base is stronger than ever, despite 2020 rumblings

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is insisting his support is stronger than ever, despite a report that some Republicans are weighing a 2020 presidential run without him. In a flurry of early morning tweets Monday, Trump says "the...

Chron, 07:53 in Politics

No, they're not boys. But Madison soccer team endures criticism because players have short hair

When Mira Wilde was 8 years old, she wanted to cut her hair like one of her idols, Ellen DeGeneres. So she did. Fast forward two years, Mira, now 10, still has short hair — though now she's mimicking a new idol, Abby Wambach, the 2015 World Cup soccer...

Usa Today, 08:14 in Sport

Tesla issuing $1.5B in debt to fund Model 3 production

Facing the steep costs of expanding its manufacturing capacity to make its first mass-market electric car, Tesla plans to issue $1.5 billion in debt. The Silicon Valley automaker said Monday that it would borrow the money "to further strengthen...


Ahwatukee Foothills church gets ready to move as Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway nears

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Mountain Park Community Church is moving to a new location, as its old space was in the way of the new 202 South Mountain freeway. Heather Bennett, communications coordinator, and Allan Fuller, senior pastor, say it's a...


Luxury homes: Philanthropists of the year buy $3.4M Scottsdale condo

Lighted tennis courts, guest houses and home theaters are among the luxurious features in this week's priciest home sales in metro Phoenix. $3,479,263John and Carole Wooldrik philanthropists of the year for the Sedona Community Foundation paid cash...


Whoa, Nellie! Funding shortage could bring Arizona horse racing to a halt

Arizona horse racing could hit a dead end early next year because the state agency that regulates pari-mutuel wagering is running out of money. Kristian Fasching, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Gaming, said funding cuts by the Legislature...


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