News archive from 15 July 2017

Chandler's Insys Therapeutics sued by insurers over marketing of its potent opioid drug

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEEXAMINING THE OPIOID EPIDEMICOpioid prescriptions have tripled since 1999 | 0:52Doctors are cutting back on opioid prescriptions but not by nearly enough, federal health officials said. 1 of 17Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare...


ASU football shows off new football facility at Sun Devil Stadium

Arizona State football players were treated to a walk-through of the new 118,669-square-foot facilities at Sun Devil Stadium. The upgrades are part of a $268 million stadium renovation that will eventually relocate the program's indoor and outdoor...

AZCentral, 20:25 in Sport
Trump, administration press Republicans to back health bill

Trump, administration press Republicans to back health bill

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell released his new but still-reeling health care bill bidding for conservative support by letting insurers sell low-cost, skimpy policies and reaching for moderates with added billions to combat opioid abuse and...

Chron, 20:25 in Health

Group suspends push to put citizen-initiative law on the Arizona ballot

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSETHE GAGGLE: TALKING POLITICS EVERY WEEK WITH THE AZCENTRAL.COM TEAMThe Gaggle: Health bill, school-voucher program | 4:37In this week's episode, reporters Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, Dan Nowicki and Rob Hansen discuss the...


Navajo committee rejects Grand Canyon Escalade bill, adding more questions about plans for gondola ride

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Navajo grazing permit leaseholders Marie and Ernest Peyketewa and Franklin Martin talk about the proposed Grand Canyon Escalade project at the confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado Rivers. Navajo Nation Council...


Grieving family of single dad killed at car wash asks public for tips

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Children of shooting victim Robert Jacobson and Glendale police spokeswoman Tiffany Smith ask the public for information about the July 8 incident. Thomas Hawthorne/ Robert Jacobson was a devoted father who...


Records: Navajo housing agency plans to build 15 homes, 15 rentals with $80 million grant

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSETHE NAVAJO HOUSING TRAGEDY: A REPUBLIC INVESTIGATIONNavajo housing review by HUD | 0:45The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development visits the Navajo Housing Authority to determine if federal housing funds have...


Brides in panic as wedding-dress retailer Alfred Angelo closes

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Imagine waking up weeks or days before a bride walks down the aisle only to hear that her dress may be held up in bankruptcy. Angeli Kakade (@angelikakade) has the story. Brides-to-be in Arizona and around the country...


Court record: Mesa man told police he shot girlfriend to end abuse

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Mesa police Detective Nik Rasheta talks about a fatal shooting that left a woman dead and a man in police custody on July 13, 2017. A man who told police he fatally shot his girlfriend after an early-morning argument on...


Louis Taylor, freed after 42 years in prison for deadly Tucson hotel fire, arrested again

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Louis Taylor, who served 42 years for a deadly fire at a Tucson hotel, has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery. When Louis Taylor’s conviction was overturned after four decades in prison for a deadly hotel...


Phoenix 18-year-old arrested in teen sister's fatal shooting

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Go inside the Phoenix Fire Department 911 call center to learn about what's going on when you call 911 in the Phoenix metro area. Hannah Gaber/ An 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with the fatal...

White House says budget deficit to be $99B higher this year

White House says budget deficit to be $99B higher this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says worsening tax revenues will cause the budget deficit to jump to $702 billion this year. That's a $99 billion spike from what was predicted less than two months ago. The report from the Office of Management and...

Chron, 02:41 in Politics
Lobbyist at Trump meeting says he's not with Russian intel

Lobbyist at Trump meeting says he's not with Russian intel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian-American lobbyist who attended a meeting at Trump Tower last year is a former military officer who has attracted congressional scrutiny over his political activities and has been shadowed by allegations of connections to...

Chron, 02:41 in Politics
Russian-American lobbyist says he was at Trump son's meeting

Russian-American lobbyist says he was at Trump son's meeting

A Russian-American lobbyist says he attended a June 2016 meeting with President Donald Trump's son, marking another shift in the account of a discussion that was billed as part of a Russian government effort to help Trump's campaign. (July 14) Media:...

Chron, 02:41 in Politics

Weekend picks for book lovers

  What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY’s picks for book lovers include The Force, a thriller about a corrupt NYPD cop. The Force by Don Winslow; William Morrow, 479 pp.; fiction Don Winslow’s new crime novel is a riveting ride-along with the...


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