News archive from 9 May 2018

Porn star's lawyer says Russian paid Trump attorney Cohen

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stormy Daniels' lawyer says he has information showing that President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney received $500,000 from a Russian billionaire within months of paying hush money to Daniels. Daniels is a porn star who...

Chron, 19:19 in Politics

Are we getting close to an ASU-Grand Canyon basketball showdown?

Picture this: Arizona State and Grand Canyon squaring off each season, the contest alternating between GCU and Wells Fargo arenas. Or perhaps a basketball showcase in downtown Phoenix, a crosstown rivalry building tradition one year at a time. Maybe...

AZCentral, 20:47 in Sport

Skyline reaches 6A baseball final four for first time in history

Nobody expected Mesa Skyline to do much this season. It lost its ace, Boyd Vander Kooi, who was the state's Baseball Player of the Year last season. It doesn't have much power in the lineup. But resiliency has never been greater in the program, and...

AZCentral, 22:16 in Sport

Braden Shipley heads to DL as Diamondbacks’ rotation plans change

LOS ANGELES - In their search for a replacement for starter Robbie Ray, the Diamondbacks are moving to Plan C. As for who that is, however, manager Torey Lovullo wasn't ready to say. “This has kind of thrown everything in a little bit of chaos when it...

AZCentral, 22:24 in Sport

Diamondbacks balancing now and later in prospect deals

LOS ANGELES - When the Diamondbacks dealt a pair of minor-league pitchers to the Tampa Bay Rays last week to complete the Steven Souza Jr. deal, they were adding two names to a growing list of prospects traded away by the current regime. General...

AZCentral, 23:33 in Sport

CDC boss gets $165,300 pay cut from record-setting salary

NEW YORK (AP) — The new head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has gotten a big salary reduction. A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday that Dr. Robert Redfield Jr.'s new salary will be $209,700,...

Chron, 00:04 in Health

US allies lament Trump's decision to pull out of Iran deal

Now Playing: President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the U.S. will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, dealing a profound blow to U.S. allies and potentially deepening the president's isolation on the world stage. (May 8) Media:...

Chron, 01:24 in Politics

GOP voters in W.Va. reject ex-convict for Senate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican voters rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as "Trumpier than Trump" but was vigorously opposed by the president. GOP voters in Indiana, meanwhile,...

Chron, 02:05 in Politics

The Latest: Trump says GOP had 'great night' in primaries

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primaries in four states (all times local): 7:35 a.m. President Donald Trump says the GOP "had a great night," after West Virginia Republicans rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship in state's...

Chron, 08:05 in Politics

Daniel Descalso powers Diamondbacks to win over Dodgers in 12 innings

CLOSE Diamondbacks infielder Daniel Descalso talks about the three-run homer he hit in the 12th inning of Tuesday night's win over the Dodgers. LOS ANGELES - For those who haven't seen much of Daniel Descalso in recent years, the sight of him...

AZCentral, 10:41 in Sport

Canyon Athletic Association (CAA) state champions 2017-18

This is the list of the Canyon Athletic Association (CAA) state champions for the 2017-18 seasons. The CAA, according to its website, is made up of "member schools that include, but are not limited to, charter schools, public schools, home school...

AZCentral, 13:18 in Sport

Russian firm pleads not guilty to election meddling charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian company charged as part of a conspiracy to meddle in the 2016 presidential election has pleaded not guilty in federal court in Washington. The plea was the first by any of the Russian defendants charged by special counsel...

Chron, 14:43 in Politics

Treasury probing how Trump lawyer's bank records got out

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department's internal watchdog says it's investigating how detailed allegations about the banking records of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer became public. At issue is an account of bank transactions involving...

Chron, 15:06 in Politics

Australian, 104, sings cheerily on eve of assisted suicide

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — A 104-year-old Australian man who is set to take his life in Switzerland on Thursday cheerily sang a few bars of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony as he told reporters that assisted suicide should be more widely available. Scientist...

Chron, 15:20 in Health

Texas defends ‘revenge porn’ law, wants appellate court to rehear case

AUSTIN — Attorney General Ken Paxton is seeking to undo an appellate court’s decision to strike down Texas’ “revenge porn” law, arguing that the statute is clear that someone who didn’t know a sexually intimate photo was created in confidence cannot...

Chron, 15:22 in Politics

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