News archive from 12 December 2017

Fields are set in 2018 elections to remake Texas political landscape

Fields are set in 2018 elections to remake Texas political landscape

WASHINGTON – The first Texas congressional elections in the Donald Trump-era could be among of the state's most tumultuous, with a bevy of seats coming open in 2018 while U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke challenges incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz in a new test of...

Chron, 19:42 in Politics
 

Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson says he's transferring to Michigan

CLOSE Gifted Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson is set to take an official visit to Ann Arbor, along with Rebels safety Deontay Anderson, a source told SI. Shea Patterson is coming to Michigan. The former five-star prospect and No. 1-ranked...

AZCentral, 20:00 in Sport
 
New CDC Director questioned about financial conflicts

New CDC Director questioned about financial conflicts

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Senator is criticizing the director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for an apparent financial conflict of interest that the senator says may prevent the director from doing her job. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald became...

Chron, 20:16 in Health
 

Diamondbacks quiet as roster questions loom over winter meetings

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST VIDEOS FROM THE DIAMONDBACKS AND THE MLB Nick Piecoro, Bob Nightengale preview D-Backs' winter-meetings moves | 2:20azcentral sports Diamondbacks insider Nick Piecoro and USA TODAY Sports columnist Bob...

AZCentral, 21:03 in Sport
 

Clarification: Sweden-Synagogue-Arson story

HELSINKI — In a story Dec. 10, The Associated Press reported that the fire-bombing of a synagogue in Goteborg was the second anti-Jewish attack in Sweden in as many days. The story should have clarified that the first incident was a pro-Palestinian...

 

Clarification: Paradise Papers-Bono story

BERLIN — In a story Dec. 9, The Associated Press reported, based on an article written in German, that U2 frontman Bono told Munich newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung in an interview he would be at least as angry as fans "should anything fishy have...

 

Filing is over -- now the hard part begins for Texas political candidates

AUSTIN -- As the filing period closed Monday for who's in and who's not as candidates for next year's elections, incumbent Republicans picked up a long string of challengers, most of them Democrats. Incumbent Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has 10...

Chron, 21:12 in Politics
 

No decision yet on whether Phil Bennett will continue coaching at ASU

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST ASU FOOTBALL VIDEOS Phil Bennett on whether or not he'll return to ASU | 2:28Bennett: Meeting with Herm Edwards Saturday 1 of 34Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST ASU FOOTBALL VIDEOS ASU...

AZCentral, 21:34 in Sport
 

Police: Tucson man dies in motorcycle crash in New Mexico

DEMING, N.M. — New Mexico State Police say an Arizona man has died in a motorcycle crash near Deming. They say 57-year-old Richard Berry of Tucson was pronounced dead at the scene of Monday morning's accident. The crash occurred on Interstate 10 about...

 

'Conditions have not changed': Activists call for policy reforms in Maricopa County jails

Migrant-rights group Puente Arizona used National Human Rights Day to ask Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone to end what activists call an "Arpaio culture of hate." Leidy Robledo, a Puente spokeswoman, said the group is demanding that...

 
Late-night host Kimmel holds son, pleads for health care

Late-night host Kimmel holds son, pleads for health care

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy's heart surgery. Kimmel was crying from the first moment of his monologue Monday night as he pleaded with Congress to restore and...

Chron, 01:29 in Health
 

Russia says it supports its athletes competing in the Olympics under a neutral flag

Russian athletes are overwhelmingly in favor of competing at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games despite a ban on the national team, the country's Olympic committee said Monday. Sofia Velikaya said the Russian Olympic Committee's athletes' commission,...

 
India says Chinese construction on river dirtying water

India says Chinese construction on river dirtying water

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Officials in India's northeast are complaining that Chinese construction activity on the upper reaches of one of the largest rivers that flows into India are likely turning the waters downstream turbid and unfit for human...

Chron, 06:41 in Health
 

'The Usual Santas,' crime fiction that's both naughty and nice

It’s easy to forget, what with the tinsel and caroling and warm fuzzy feelings, that the original Christmas story was full of blood lust and intrigue. The manger, the wise men, the gifts — the nativity was just the happy ending for the pregnant woman...

 
Former state special education director says TEA knew about allegations against her

Former state special education director says TEA knew about allegations against her

AUSTIN — Texas Education Agency staff members were aware of misconduct allegations when they hired Laurie Kash, an Oregon educator, to lead the state's special education department, text messages provided to the Houston Chronicle show. TEA says it...

Chron, 07:22 in Politics
 
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