News archive from 12 February 2018, page 3

Phoenix weather: 10 driest winters in recorded history

CLOSE Raw footage of rain falling in the East Valley. Michael Chow/ While it may seem like Phoenix hasn’t had any rain this winter, that’s actually not the case. Admittedly, the little bit of rain we've had falls in the category of...


Trump cites potential value of selling DC-area airports

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's long-awaited infrastructure plan calls for giving government agencies the authority to sell off airports, roads and other federal assets. The president is calling for divesting assets when federal agencies...

Chron, 14:52 in Politics

Valentine's Day gift theft ends unexpectedly for 2 thieves

CLOSE We've got some ideas for those struggling to find a good restaurant for their V-Day date! *wink* An attempt to steal Valentine’s gifts from a roadside booth didn’t turn out the way the thieves had planned after the stolen merchandise was...


Game Day: Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet trying to teach pressure

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInPhotos: Arizona Coyotes 2017 season FullscreenPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Feb 10, 2018; Glendale, AZ, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Nolan Patrick (19) scores on Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti...

AZCentral, 15:32 in Sport

A rainy Valentine's Day? It could happen as clouds bring rain to Phoenix area

CLOSE Raw footage of rain falling in the East Valley. Michael Chow/ Light rain fell over the Fountain Hills area Monday morning, with more precipitation expected in the Phoenix area over the next few days, according to the National...


Democratic donors in Texas outspent Republicans in Alabama

AUSTIN -- One of the biggest upsets in recent political history came at least partially thanks to Texans and their wallets. Texas donors ended up giving nearly $1 million to Alabama Democrat Doug Jones, who narrowly defeated Republican Roy Moore in...

Chron, 15:54 in Politics

White House says Trump takes domestic violence seriously

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defending President Donald Trump's failure to acknowledge the women who accused former staff secretary Rob Porter of domestic violence. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders tells reporters that Trump and...

Chron, 16:29 in Politics

NKorea still holds the key after US shifts policy on talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has declared the U.S. is open for talks without preconditions with nuclear North Korea. His comments to The Washington Post subtly shift White House policy after Olympics-inspired gestures of respect between...

Chron, 16:29 in Politics

Gloria Steinem weighs in to save hometown abortion provider

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gloria Steinem weighed in Monday to try to save the last abortion clinic in her Ohio hometown. The 83-year-old feminist leader, who was born in and grew up in Toledo, issued a statement urging one of the city's private hospitals...

Chron, 16:53 in Health

Abbott to announce 'hundreds of millions' of dollars to mitigate future floods, disasters

AUSTIN — Cities and counties inundated by Hurricane Harvey will have an opportunity to tap hundreds of millions of dollars for disaster mitigation projects, the governor office plans to announce Tuesday. The program will offer city and county...

Chron, 17:07 in Politics

Grand Canyon helicopter crash: Aircraft will be taken to Phoenix for examination

Federal safety officials were on the scene of a downed helicopter in the Grand Canyon, and plan to move the aircraft itself to Phoenix soon for further investigation of what caused a fiery, fatal crash over the weekend.  "This a very...


What to know: ASU-Arizona basketball showdown, part II

Here we go again. Forty-seven days after meeting in Tucson, Arizona and Arizona State are set to clash Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena. Like last time, both are ranked in the AP Top 25. The Wildcats (20-6 and 10-3 in the Pac-12) are No. 17, while the...

AZCentral, 17:29 in Sport

Women mail pads, tampons to legislator stalling bill to give inmates free feminine products

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSETHE GAGGLE: TALKING POLITICS EVERY WEEK WITH THE AZCENTRAL.COM TEAM The Gaggle: Shooter expelled, Ducey wants tax collectors, Gosar clashes with Latino Democrats | 6:01The Republic's politics team talks the House's vote...


Arizona revokes charter for shuttered Goodyear school

CLOSE Attorney Quacy L. Smith on Feb. 5, 2018, talks about the hardship his clients face after Discovery Creemos Academy in Goodyear shut down last week with no notice to parents. Nick Oza/ The state’s charter board has formally shut down...


Judge gives Tempe 'squatter' 30 days to vacate land he claims is his

CLOSE Steve Sussex gives a tour of the property his family has occupied for 137 years on the corner of First Street and Farmer Avenue. Sussex is in a dispute with Tempe over rights to the parcel. Ben Moffat/ He has battled the state and...


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