News archive from 13 April 2017

Elon Musk spars with investors who want independent Tesla board

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sparred Wednesday with a group of investors who called on the company to appoint more independent members to its board of directors. The billionaire entrepreneur and innovator said on Twitter that the investors "should buy...

 

Ecuador opposition candidate challenges election results

QUITO, Ecuador –  Opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso is challenging Ecuador election results showing he narrowly lost to President Rafael Correa's handpicked successor. The former banker filed his complaint with the National Electoral Council...

 

De'Quon Lake signs with ASU basketball, Kenny Wooten decommits

Power forward De'Quon Lake officially signed with Arizona State basketball Wednesday, becoming the third signee in ASU's 2017 recruiting class. The 6-10 Lake committed to ASU on March 27. He averaged 13.5 points and 7.2 rebounds as a sophomore at Iowa...

AZCentral, 19:25 in Sport
 
Sanders says Trump will be a one-term president

Sanders says Trump will be a one-term president

NEW YORK –  Promising to "expose the Republican Party for what it is," Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders predicted Wednesday that President Donald Trump would be a one-term president as the liberal icon prepared to launch a nationwide tour to...

Fox News, 19:28 in Politics
 

Buchholz's season with Phillies likely over after MRI reveals tear

PHILADELPHIA – Not even two starts into his Phillies career, it appears right-hander Clay Buchholz's season is over. An MRI Wednesday afternoon revealed a partial tear of the right flexor pronator mass. He will get a second opinion from Dr. James...

Usa Today, 19:41 in Sport
 

Kids in Crisis | Living without gender, working to survive to adulthood

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Since Sam Baum was about 6 or 7 years old, Baum has struggled with the notion of gender. Related to that struggle, also, have been Baum's mental health challenges, which at times have included suicidal thought and...

 

Sen. Perdue on Syria: 'We've got to stop ISIS, and that's job one'

Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., told Fox News' "The First 100 Days" Wednesday that defeating ISIS should be the Trump administration's first priority with its Syria policy.  "There are two things that need to happen in Syria," Perdue...

Fox News, 20:04 in Politics
 

Phoenix apartment fire leaves 8 displaced

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Phoenix firefighters stopped a fast-moving fire inside two apartments of a nine-unit, single-story apartment complex in the 5100 block of North 21st Avenue on April 12, 2017. Phoenix Fire Department Five adults and three...

 

Fatal crash closes I-10 east south of Phoenix area

A single-vehicle fatal accident shut down eastbound Interstate 10 south of the Phoenix area Wednesday afternoon, the Arizona Department of of Public Safety said. The accident occurred near the Sacaton Rest Area, which is on the Gila Indian Reservation...

 
Nelson asks Paxton to confirm budget accounting maneuver legal

Nelson asks Paxton to confirm budget accounting maneuver legal

AUSTIN -- The Senate's chief budget writer asked Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday whether an accounting maneuver that the Senate used to balance its budget is legal. If Paxton agrees, it would affirm the Senate's plan to delay for one month...

Chron, 20:06 in Politics
 

Suns look to 'loaded' draft; plenty of focus on Lonzo Ball

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare WATCH THE LATEST SUNS AND NBA VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSDoug Haller wraps up Suns' 2016-17 season | 2:05Doug Haller sums up interviews with Phoenix Suns management and players at Talking Stick Resort Arena on...

AZCentral, 20:09 in Sport
 

Athens mother charged with murder in 4-year-old daughter's death

An Athens mother was charged with capital murder in connection to the death of her 4-year-old child, Athens police said. Stephanie Dian Smith, also known as Stephanie Dian Cooper, 25, was arrested Wednesday at her home at 12166 Lakeview Street. She...

 

Phoenix firefighters knock on doors to prevent drownings

Phoenix firefighters took to the streets on Wednesday for their seventh annual W.A.V.E. campaign to promote drowning-prevention efforts. The department, joined by the Phoenix aquatics department, walked door to door distributing door hangers and other...

 

Luann de Lesseps: 'Real Housewives' keep spreading lies about my marriage

Some of the "Real Housewives of New York City" stars believe the Countess married a cheating Tom, but that's not the case, according to the proud Luann D’Agostino -- formerly Luann de Lesseps. “Things are solid,” said the 51-year-old reality...

 

Maricopa County installs new elections director

The Maricopa County Recorder's Office has appointed a new elections director, the latest top post named by Recorder Adrian Fontes as he remakes the agency. Reynaldo "Rey" Valenzuela, a 26-year veteran of the Maricopa County Elections...

 

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