News archive from 13 March 2018

Suns' Devin Booker honors his 'angels' with on-court gesture

Devin Booker has this secret. Well, it's not a secret, really, because it plays out in public at every Phoenix Suns game. It's just that Booker hasn't told many people why he does it. His mother, he thinks. Maybe his older brother, Davon Wade. But...

AZCentral, 20:08 in Sport

ASU women's basketball receives No. 7 seed, opens NCAA Tournament against Nebraska

Arizona State women's basketball is returning to the NCAA Tournament for a fifth consecutive year. ASU (21-12) will open NCAA play as a No. 7 seed against Nebraska (21-10) on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Arizona time in Austin, Texas. If the Sun Devils...

AZCentral, 20:08 in Sport

Arizona State basketball faces tough test against Syracuse zone

CLOSE ASU coach Bobby Hurley discusses how proud and happy he is that the Sun Devils received an at-large bid for the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. In some ways, given Arizona State's up-and-down season, it's fitting the Sun Devils open the NCAA...

AZCentral, 20:26 in Sport

Arizona Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock soaking up his time as he enters final year of his contract

For A.J. Pollock, it's like he blinked and six years suddenly passed. He is thankful those years were spent with one organization. He knows his time could be nearing an end. Pollock, the Diamondbacks' longtime center fielder, is entering his final...

AZCentral, 21:41 in Sport

Harris County considering buying shuttered Riverside Hospital property in Third Ward

Harris County is considering purchasing the shuttered Riverside General Hospital property in Houston’s Third Ward and resurrecting it as a mental healthy facility, county documents and court records show. An approximately $5.3 million grant from the...

Chron, 21:55 in Politics

Protests to await Trump's visit to California border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Numerous rallies both for-and-against Donald Trump's "big beautiful border wall" are expected to mark his first visit to California as president, where he will examine prototypes for future towering barriers to separate the...

Chron, 22:08 in Politics

Moore: Arizona coach Sean Miller has Wildcats ready for Final Four run

TUCSON -- Arizona men's basketball coach Sean Miller knows his road to his first Final Four if everything goes as predicted: Buffalo. Kentucky. Virginia. Cincinnati. It might seem from the outside like he has a lot more to navigate than just these...

AZCentral, 23:00 in Sport

Tim Tebow's teammates appreciate his work ethic -- and fantasy football advice

CLOSE Tim Tebow discusses his modified swing PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - They all remember the dirt. With Tim Tebow and the Class A St. Lucie Mets coming to town last year, the Florida Fire Frogs ran a promotion that allowed fans to purchase a package that...

AZCentral, 00:05 in Sport

Venus Williams prevails over Serena in what could be one of last matches between Williams sisters

CLOSE Desert Sun sports columnist Shad Powers and tennis writer Andrew John tell know what's new to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for the up coming BNP Paribas Open. Buy Photo Monday night was supposed to be all about Serena Williams. At least that...

Usa Today, 00:32 in Sport

Tillerson casts poisoning as sign of more aggressive Russia

ABOARD A U.S. GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cast the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain as part of a "certain unleashing of activity" by Russia that the United States is struggling to understand. He warned...

Chron, 00:49 in Politics

Protests to await Trump's visit to California border

Now Playing: Numerous rallies both for-and-against Donald Trump's "big beautiful border wall" are expected to mark his first visit to California as president on Tuesday. About 250 people protested Trump in San Diego on Monday. (March 13)...

Chron, 03:07 in Politics

Hillary Clinton: US did not 'deserve' Trump presidency

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Hillary Clinton told an audience in India that the United States did not "deserve" Donald Trump's presidency and these are "perilous times." The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate spoke over the weekend at...

Chron, 07:03 in Politics

Houston's proposed floodplain development rules would have spared thousands during Harvey, city says

A Houston Public Works analysis of homes inundated by Hurricane Harvey in the city’s floodplains says 84 percent of the structures would have been spared if they had been built to the more stringent standards Mayor Sylvester Turner plans to put to a...

Chron, 07:15 in Politics

Tillerson out at State, to be replaced by CIA chief Pompeo

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ousted Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, tweeting in a surprise Tuesday morning announcement that Tillerson will be replaced by CIA director Mike Pompeo. A White House official said Trump wanted to have...

Chron, 09:06 in Politics

Trump's pick for new CIA director is female career spymaster

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice to be the first female director of the CIA is a career spymaster who once ran an agency prison in Thailand where terror suspects were subjected to a harsh interrogation technique that the president has...

Chron, 09:37 in Politics

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