News archive from 13 May 2018

Diamondbacks announce expanded return of popular Summer Pass ticket program at Chase Field

The Diamondbacks are bringing back an expanded version of their app-based subscription ticket program that last season reduced per-game costs and helped spark a 26-percent increase in attendance over the dog days of summer. The team's Summer Pass...

AZCentral, 20:28 in Sport

Diamondbacks' Summer Pass ticket program brings diehard Maryvale family to ballpark

Baseball is about family for Jude Romo. She played in the yard behind her grandmother's house as a kid in south Phoenix, “by the alley, kinda,” Romo said. She was surrounded by aunts, uncles and cousins. Her grandmother played, too. “Up until two...

AZCentral, 20:37 in Sport

Trump: Congress should get spending bills done before break

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is urging the Senate to get its work done on funding before the August break, "or NOT GO HOME." The president tweeted Saturday that "Wall and Border Security should be included." He also...

Chron, 20:40 in Politics

Diamondbacks finally lose first series of the season

It had to end sooner or later. You didn't really think the Diamondbacks were going to go the entire season without losing a single series, after all. As it was, it took them a month and a half before they assured themselves of dropping their first...

AZCentral, 21:04 in Sport
Finally 3! Franklin Park gorilla celebrates birthday

Finally 3! Franklin Park gorilla celebrates birthday

Azize, the youngest gorilla at Franklin Park Zoo, turned 3 and had a party yesterday to celebrate. Her habitat was decked out with streamers that made fun toys and her mom, Kiki was on hand for the event.


Eyes turn to Vermont as it sees success with health system

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont health care organization working to keep patients healthier while reducing costs is being closely watched because of its rate of success — it was within 1 percent of meeting its financial target in its first year and...

Chron, 09:40 in Health

Artist, poet publish book about heroin overdose victims

PLAISTOW, N.H. (AP) — A partnership between a poet and an artist who both lost loved ones to heroin overdoses started with similar phone calls at separate beaches four years ago. Mary Ellen D'Angelo-Lombardi was waiting out a rainstorm in July 2014...

Chron, 09:40 in Health

Trump tells Commerce Department to help Chinese company

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday he has instructed his Commerce Department to help get a Chinese telecommunications company "back into business" after the U.S. government cut off access to its American suppliers. At issue...

Chron, 12:07 in Politics

3 Americans freed by North Korea reunited with families

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says three Americans released by North Korea have left a Washington-area hospital and have reunited with their families. A Pentagon spokeswoman, Maj. Carla M. Gleason, says in a statement that the men "were...

Chron, 13:06 in Politics

High school baseball, softball championships set for Monday, Tuesday

It might not be the individual showdown that everybody has been waiting for. But it should bring out the scouts and the fans Tuesday night at 7, when Phoenix Sandra Day O'Connor and Glendale Mountain Ridge face off for the 6A baseball state...

AZCentral, 13:23 in Sport

Trump honors his late mother in Mother's Day video

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is paying tribute to his late mother, Mary MacLeod, in a Mother's Day video posted to his Twitter account. Trump says, "So much of what I've done and so much of what I've become is because of my mother. I...

Chron, 14:22 in Politics

Chad Bell pursues major league dream, but his wife is the All-Star

Allison Bell was asleep Friday night when the phone rang. OK. Maybe, that's not entirely accurate. A mother with a newborn doesn't sleep. She collapses from sheer exhaustion. A mother with two kids in diapers? She just doses off momentarily whenever...

Usa Today, 14:54 in Sport

Arizona Coaches Association Hall of Fame wrestling coach John Carlson dies

Almost a year to the date that he lost his leg to cancer, long-time Chandler sports fixture John Carlson died on Saturday. He was 70. On May 11, 2017, Carlson had his leg amputated from the hip down. The community rallied around him, raising money so...

AZCentral, 16:17 in Sport

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