News archive from 8 March 2018

Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker moves toward prominent leadership role

OKLAHOMA CITY - A defensive assignment was missed, interim coach Jay Triano called timeout and, as the Suns settled into their seats on the bench, Devin Booker exploded. Phoenix was well on its way to losing 125-103 to the Miami Heat on Monday and...

AZCentral, 19:17 in Sport

Mayor Turner blasts George P. Bush, state land office over Harvey recovery

Hours after Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush overcame an aggressive Republican primary challenge, Mayor Sylvester Turner put him back on the hot seat Wednesday, saying Bush’s office has frozen city officials out of talks on billions in Hurricane...

Chron, 19:24 in Politics

Lawsuit against California mirrors Arizona immigration fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration's lawsuit against California over state laws aimed at protecting immigrants makes the same argument the Obama administration made when it went after an Arizona law that sought to crack down on people in...

Chron, 19:35 in Politics

Moore: Phoenix Suns interim coach Jay Triano has earned chance to take job full time

There was evidence that Jay Triano would be good for the Phoenix Suns way back before he had drawn up a play or called a timeout. “Jay Triano!” The voice was familiar, if faint. Triano, the newly installed interim head coach, didn't hear it at first....

AZCentral, 19:51 in Sport

Democrats enjoy rise in turnout, but still lag far behind Republicans in Texas

AUSTIN — Democrats got the turnout boost they were hoping for in Tuesday’s primaries, topping the million-vote mark for the first time since 2002. While Democratic candidates and party officials were jubilant Wednesday, Republicans were quick to...

Chron, 19:52 in Politics

Arizona Wildcats don't have much to lose at Pac-12 Tournament, but still plenty to play for

You can book it: Whether the Wildcats win one game, two games, three games or none at all in the Pac-12 Tournament, they're almost certainly headed to San Diego for the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, with a seeding somewhere between Nos. 3 and...

AZCentral, 21:03 in Sport

The Latest: Trump goes out for dinner — but not to his hotel

Now Playing: Speaking to the Latino Coalition in Washington, President Donald Trump urged them to push Democrats towards immigration reform. "The Democrats are nowhere to be found," Trump said. (March 7) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON...

Chron, 21:21 in Politics

Phoenix Rising FC wraps challenging preseason, sets sights on USL title

For players and coaches at Phoenix Rising FC's media day, the goals for this season are not subtle. "This year, the motivation will be to be champions," head coach Patrice Carteron said. Carteron's confidence is tied to the fact that he now...

AZCentral, 23:32 in Sport

Game Day: Arizona Wildcats open Pac-12 Tournament against Colorado

With nothing to lose, but plenty still to play for, the Arizona Wildcats open their Pac-12 Tournament against Colorado, which beat Arizona State on Wednesday. Follow along for live updates throughout the game. Thursday's gameArizona vs. Colorado When:...

AZCentral, 23:46 in Sport

Lawmakers, business brace for rollout of Trump's tariff plan

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, 00:37 in Politics

What swamp? Lobbyists get ethics waivers to work for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate the very industries from which they previously collected paychecks, despite promising as a...

Chron, 01:06 in Politics

Sick Venezuelans flee to Colombia in mounting refugee crisis

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — In a cramped hospital near Colombia's border with Venezuela, migrants fill stretchers bearing the wounds of the deteriorating nation they left behind. An 18-year-old woman rubbed her swollen belly after fleeing with her infant...

Chron, 01:23 in Health

Views of Trump's trade adviser carry the day at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the squabbling Trump White House, no insider is ever above rebuke and no one blacklisted beyond redemption. Trade adviser Peter Navarro, once barred from sending private emails and spotted skulking in West Wing hallways, has...

Chron, 02:09 in Politics

US lawsuit over California immigration laws is warning shot

Now Playing: The mayor of Oakland, California responded to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions by repeating the 'How dare you?' phrase he used in remarks Wednesday in Sacramento, after she recently warned of a federal immigration raid. (March 7)...

Chron, 02:54 in Politics

Mississippi could test how soon state can restrict abortion

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — For decades, the U.S. Supreme Court has been telling states that they can't ban abortions before a fetus can survive outside the womb on its own. But states continue to try to restrict abortion before viability. One of the most...

Chron, 04:38 in Health

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