News archive from 8 May 2018

Trump to award Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL for daring rescue

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will award the Medal of Honor to a Navy SEAL who oversaw a daring 2002 assault and rescue mission on a snowy Afghanistan mountaintop. The White House says Trump will present the award this month to Master Chief...

Chron, 19:27 in Politics
 

Bernie Busken retiring from football coaching after 42 years

CLOSE Bernie Busken looks back at 42 years of coaching. Bernie Busken will finally get a summer vacation. After 42 years of football coaching, Busken announced Monday from his Phoenix North High classroom that he is retiring. "Right now, I don't...

AZCentral, 19:58 in Sport
 

As headlines swirl, Trump grows frustrated with Giuliani

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is growing increasingly irritated with lawyer Rudy Giuliani's frequently off-message media blitz. Giuliani has muddied the waters on hush money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels and made claims that could...

Chron, 19:59 in Politics
 

Mercury's Sandy Brondello: Becky Hammon can 'bring a lot' as potential NBA coach

Sandy Brondello knows firsthand what Becky Hammon can do on the basketball court. Because of that, the Phoenix Mercury coach has little doubt Hammon could succeed as the NBA's first female head coach. Hammon, 41, is expected to interview with the...

AZCentral, 20:14 in Sport
 

Once-cordial Houston congressional campaign turns testy

What started off as a relatively cordial campaign between two Republicans who want to represent parts of Houston in Congress has gotten downright testy as early voting looms. Eight weeks ago, Republicans Dan Crenshaw and Kevin Roberts were publicly...

Chron, 21:11 in Politics
 

California judge affirms ruling for coffee cancer warnings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A court ruling that gave coffee drinkers a jolt earlier this year was finalized Monday when a Los Angeles judge said coffee sold in California must carry cancer warnings. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said Starbucks Corp. and...

Chron, 23:49 in Health
 

GOP frets over West Virginia as 4 states decide primaries

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Voters in the heart of Trump country are ready to decide the fate of Don Blankenship, a brash West Virginia businessman and GOP outsider with a checkered past who is testing the appeal of President Donald Trump's outsider...

Chron, 00:17 in Politics
 

Trump to reveal Iran deal's fate amid low hopes for survival

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to tell the world whether he plans to follow through on his threat to pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran and almost surely ensure its collapse. There are no signs that European...

Chron, 00:36 in Politics
 

Trump considers benching Giuliani from doing TV interviews

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is growing increasingly irritated with lawyer Rudy Giuliani's frequently off-message media blitz, which has included muddying the waters on hush money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels and making claims that...

Chron, 00:36 in Politics
 

Trump: CIA needs Haspel to lead agency to 'glorious' future

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the Central Intelligence Agency needs Gina Haspel, his pick to head the agency, to "lead them into America's bright and glorious future!" On Twitter Tuesday, Trump reiterated his defense of...

Chron, 07:50 in Politics
 

Houston may require 'community benefits' from firms seeking tax breaks

Houston City Council this week will consider requiring companies seeking tax breaks to provide one of a specified list of "community benefits" for the first time as it undertakes a biennial update of its tax abatement ordinance. Applicants...

Chron, 07:50 in Politics
 

Trump says he'll speak Tuesday with President Xi of China

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll speak Tuesday with President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) of China. Trump tweets that they'll discuss trade, an area where he says "good things will happen." He says they'll also discuss...

Chron, 08:12 in Politics
 

The Latest: Republican attorney general candidate speaks out

Now Playing: New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced his resignation after four women accused him of physical abuse. Schneiderman had taken on high-profile roles as a women's issues advocate and an opponent of Trump administration...

Chron, 08:29 in Politics
 

Crime drops in Germany although citizens still feel unsafe

BERLIN (AP) — Germany saw a drop in hate crimes in 2017 amid an overall decrease in criminal activity, but statistics released Tuesday showed an increase in anti-Semitic incidents, primarily from far-right perpetrators. Interior Minister Horst...

Chron, 10:18 in Health
 

Winslow vs. Sahuarita set for 3A Arizona high school softball title

This game is the third of six championships in Arizona high school softball for the 2018 season to be staged this week and next. All the Arizona high school state softball title games will be at ASU Farrington, although the AIA has yet to announce the...

AZCentral, 11:44 in Sport
 
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