News archive from 14 February 2018

Swimmer Michael Phelps announces birth of baby boy Beckett Phelps

Michael Phelps and his wife announced the birth of their second child on Tuesday afternoon. Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, and his wife, Nicole, said on social media that Beckett Richard Phelps was born on Monday. "We had a...

AZCentral, 19:11 in Sport

Bickley: Suns should be seething over unprecedented humiliation

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInSuns' 2017-2018 season FullscreenPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Feb 12, 2018: Phoenix Suns guard Elfrid Payton (2) loses the ball between Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) and forward...

AZCentral, 19:11 in Sport

Colts owner Jim Irsay on Frank Reich: 'How could you not have seen this sooner?'

CLOSE Insider Stephen Holder and Gregg Doyel discuss the Colts' new coach, Frank Reich. INDIANAPOLIS - After his first extensive conversation with Frank Reich, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was left to ponder a single, burning question. It had...

Usa Today, 19:23 in Sport

Jodi Arias prosecutor manipulated women to get juror info, complaint alleges

CLOSE The Maricopa County prosecutor was already legendary in legal circles when he was appointed to the Jodi Arias murder case. Thomas Hawthorne/ Attorneys for convicted killer Jodi Arias have asked the State Bar of Arizona to reinstate...


San Diego Padres pitcher Jose Torres facing aggravated-assault charge in Phoenix

A San Diego Padres relief pitcher is facing charges after his arrest in December for pointing a gun at his wife in Phoenix, according to Maricopa County Superior Court records. Jose Torres, identified in records by his full name of Jose Marcos Torres...


Questions and answers about security clearances

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rob Porter, who resigned as President Donald Trump's staff secretary following allegations of spousal abuse, was one of as many as two dozen senior White House officials, including the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who hold...

Chron, 19:42 in Politics

Another Denise Birdwell hire, Scottsdale schools' top operations officer, resigns

Scottsdale schools Chief Operations Officer Louis Hartwell will resign at the end of the budget year, the second high-profile administrator in the district to resign in recent weeks.  Chief Financial Officer Laura Smith resigned last month amid a...


Doyel: Frank Reich is accidental Colts coach — a happy accident

CLOSE Insider Stephen Holder and Gregg Doyel discuss the Colts' new coach, Frank Reich. Buy Photo INDIANAPOLIS - In spite of himself, Frank Reich made it to the podium Tuesday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Smooth? This guy isn't smooth. He isn't slick. What...

Usa Today, 20:14 in Sport

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo preaches competition on eve of camp

CLOSE Japanese right-handed pitcher Yoshihisa Hirano speaks at an introductory press conference at Salt River Fields on Feb. 12, 2018. David Wallace/azcentral sports With about 10 minutes to spare between meetings, Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo...

AZCentral, 20:39 in Sport

Paxton's friends give $85,000 to his legal defense fund

AUSTIN -- Attorney General Ken Paxton's former legal clients and family friends gave him $84,000 last year to fuel his long-running legal fight against securities fraud accusations, marking a heavy drop-off in donations as the dispute drags on with no...

Chron, 20:42 in Politics

Man sought in Apache Junction sexual assault

Apache Junction police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who sexually assaulted a woman last month. The assault occurred on Jan. 28, about 4:30 a.m., police said. Police received a report about a woman who had returned home...


After backlash, Arizona prison raises minimum number of free pads for incarcerated women

A day after an Arizona lawmaker killed a bill to provide a free, unlimited supply of feminine-hygiene products to women in Arizona's state prison, the Arizona Department of Corrections announced Tuesday evening that it will change its policy on the...


Federal employees can't make political posts at work, per new social-media rules

CLOSE Try these three tips if you're worn out by all the political posts on your feeds. Federal employees who want to "resist" or "Make America Great Again" will have to keep it off social media while at work, if they want to keep...


Group helps parents of stillborn babies by donating equipment to Phoenix hospital

A Phoenix group that provides hospitals with cots designed to preserve the bodies of stillborn babies long enough for parents to say goodbye was honored as it made a donation to Banner-University Medical Center. Midnight Mammacitas provide support to...


Trump lawyer says he paid porn actress out of his own pocket

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006. Michael Cohen tells The New York Times he was not reimbursed by the...

Chron, 22:09 in Politics

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