News archive from 12 February 2018

How much will the third row in Lexus' RX SUV cost you?

CLOSE Chadwick Boseman stars in this Black Panther themed Lexus LS 500 Super Bowl ad. Toyota's Lexus division has a created a three-row version of its popular RX hybrid crossover. So how much will that extra space for more passengers cost you? About...


Phoenix could see 'significant chance' of rain between Monday and Friday

CLOSE Arizona has seen it all: record snow and rain, floods and drought, and the searing heat of summer. The Phoenix area will likely see rain sometime this week, according to the National Weather Service — though if it does, it won't be much. Rain is...


Coyotes defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson remembers Stanley Cup runs with Blackhawks fondly

Growing up, Niklas Hjalmarsson didn't dream of winning a Stanley Cup. Hjalmarsson - who was born in Eksjo, Sweden - tempered his aspirations, setting his goals toward reaching the NHL and instead worrying about hoisting the hardware once he...

AZCentral, 19:20 in Sport

Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis shows grit in chase for Olympic gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Those deeply invested in snowboarding likely feel there is nothing new to know about Lindsey Jacobellis. Then the 32-year-old tells a story about how before traveling to her fourth Olympics, she installed new ducts in her...

AZCentral, 19:20 in Sport

Four tantalizing new mysteries to keep you inside this winter

Mysteries up and down the East Coast: an unexpected Russian spy in D.C., drifters in Delaware, a magical survivor in the Adirondacks, and best friends in New York City bound by lies. Novelist Charles Finch takes you through some of the most intriguing...


White puts up first ad in Democratic gubernatorial primary

AUSTIN — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew White, taking to the small screen to bolster his chance to win the crowded March 6 primary, on Sunday announced he will start running a 30-second television ad for the next four weeks. The TV ad that...

Chron, 20:27 in Politics

Grand Canyon helicopter crash: Experts say crowded airspace is 'a recipe for disaster'

CLOSE Hualapai Police Chief Francis Bradley gives an update on the Grand Canyon helicopter crash that killed three. Michael Chow/ A day after a tour flight crashed in the Grand Canyon, killing three people and injuring four others,...


'A life that mattered': Arizona civil-rights leader Bill Straus dies at 69

Longtime civil-rights leader Bill Straus died Saturday night after a prolonged battle with cancer, leaving behind memories of a man who spoke the truth even when it was hard to hear.  He was 69.  The former radio personality never shied away from...


Shaun White, Kelly Clark serve as models to U.S. snowboarding teammates at PyeongChang Olympic Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Shaun White is old enough and wildly successful enough to appreciate how his career could have gone the other way. He was, after all, anointed as The Next long ago, when he was 7 and signed his first sponsorship deal with...

AZCentral, 23:14 in Sport

Trump's big promises on drug costs followed by modest steps

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump makes big promises to reduce prescription drug costs, but his administration is gravitating to relatively modest steps such as letting Medicare patients share in manufacturer rebates. Those ideas would...

Chron, 00:54 in Health

Trump to unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 trillion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals, but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding....

Chron, 01:15 in Politics

Trump aide confident Democratic memo will be released

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are prepared to black out parts of their memo about the FBI's Russia investigation to ensure there's no harmful spilling of secrets, then try again to get President Donald Trump to let it...

Chron, 01:15 in Politics

White House response reflects obstacles facing abused women

Now Playing: President Donald Trump says he was suprised about domestic violence accusations against a top White House aide. (Feb. 9) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — When Jennifer Willoughby and Colbie Holderness stepped forward to tell the...

Chron, 01:15 in Politics

Congress takes on immigration issue amid election pressures

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate begins a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the "Dreamer" immigrants on Monday, and Republican senators say they'll introduce President Donald Trump's plan. Though his proposal has no chance...

Chron, 01:27 in Politics

Trump's $4 trillion budget helps move deficit sharply higher

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's is proposing a $4 trillion-plus budget for next year that projects a $1 trillion or so federal deficit and — unlike the plan he released last year — never comes close to promising a balanced federal ledger...

Chron, 01:41 in Politics

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