News archive from 11 September 2017, page 1

6 Surprise residents vie for 1 open council seat

6 Surprise residents vie for 1 open council seat

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE With a structural deficit projected in the coming years, city officials plan how they'll make up the difference. A former councilman, a former council candidate and four others were among the applicants interviewed to...


Amber Alert issued in Arizona for 3 New Mexico children in 'imminent danger'

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? An Amber Alert was issued for three children who went missing from New Mexico on Sunday morning, and officials say they are in "imminent danger" from the...


Attica Locke's mystery 'Bluebird' is a sharp take on race, injustice in Texas

  A rich sense of place and relentless feeling of dread permeate Attica Locke’s heartbreakingly resonant new novel about race and justice in America. The setting in Bluebird, Bluebird (Mulholland Books, 303 pp., ***½ out of four stars) is East Texas,...

Access to White House halted after objects thrown over fence

Access to White House halted after objects thrown over fence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says access to the White House has been halted after two people threw objects over the fence. Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House has been closed to pedestrians, along with Lafayette Park directly...

Chron, 11:49 in Politics

Former Scottsdale school employee sues district, says caring for sick dad got her fired

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Congress passed the Family and Medical Leave Act in 1993. Here's what it means. A former Arcadia High School employee is suing the Scottsdale Unified School District in federal court over an alleged breach of the Family...


Diesels on display in Frankfurt auto show despite scandal

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Chinese officials say they're deciding on a time frame to ban gas and diesel vehicles in favor of electric and intelligent cars. Video provided by Newsy FRANKFURT, Germany — Scandals. Recalls. Threats of bans. The...


Cardinals await word after David Johnson, D.J. Humphries MRIs

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTS Bickley and Somers on Cardinals' season-opening loss | 3:10Bickley and Somers discuss the Cardinals' 35-23 loss to the Lions on Sunday 1 of 48Skip in...

AZCentral, 13:05 in Sport

Shane Doan named Fiesta Bowl Parade Grand Marshal

Former Arizona Coyotes star Shane Doan has been named the 47th Annual National Bank of Arizona Fiesta Bowl Parade Grand Marshal. Doan, who recently announced his retirement from the NHL in a letter in The Arizona Republic, played 21 seasons in the...

AZCentral, 13:15 in Sport

Yolanda Hadid's battle to beat Lyme disease, and haters

If seeing is believing, where does that leave people whose pain is imperceptible? In Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease (St. Martin's Press), Yolanda Hadid, the former model and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star,...


Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz launch electric cars: 'anything Tesla can do we can do better'

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE The new version of VW's famous bus, called the I.D. Buzz, is fully-electric. German automakers Volkswagen Group and Daimler on Monday announced ambitious new plans to make long-range electric vehicles in a rapidly...


Tesla adding charging stations in city centers

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Nissan has unveiled the 2018 Leaf, a fully electric vehicle with autonomous features and an improved driving range. The Japanese automaker has priced the vehicle at $30,000. NEW YORK — Tesla Inc. is building electric...

U.S. Capitol tree to be planted for the late Texas Congressman Jack Brooks

U.S. Capitol tree to be planted for the late Texas Congressman Jack Brooks

WASHINGTON – The late Texas Congressman Jack Brooks will be memorialized with a tree planting Tuesday on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. Among the participants will be House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and U.S. Reps. Gene Green, a Houston...

Chron, 13:52 in Politics

Tesla offers Irma-fleeing owners a temporary range boost

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Tesla's given us a glimpse of its latest Model 3, and it's packed with slick improvements. The sensational ride handles itself quite well on all types of terrain. The interior matches Tesla's exceptional style. SAN...


DOJ prosecutors agree Arpaio case should be tossed after Trump pardon

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Republic reporters Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Michael Kiefer talk to former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in his home the night of his pardoning by President Donald Trump. Patrick Breen/ Federal...


White House: Trump was 'right' to fire Comey from FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump "was right" to fire former FBI Director James Comey, rejecting former White House adviser Steve Bannon's suggestion it was a major political mistake. White House spokeswoman Sarah...

Chron, 16:01 in Politics

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