News archive from 17 March 2017

Pentagon Seeks $30 Billion Extra in This Year's Budget

The Pentagon with White House support asked Congress Thursday to approve $30 billion in supplemental funding as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 defense budget to accelerate the anti-ISIS campaign, add more troops, replenish munitions and boost...

Fox News, 20:13 in Politics
 
Admitted Al Qaeda fighter convicted in NY terror case

Admitted Al Qaeda fighter convicted in NY terror case

NEW YORK –  An admitted Al Qaeda fighter was convicted on Thursday of federal terrorism charges for participating in a fierce firefight in Afghanistan that left two U.S. servicemen dead. A jury in federal court in Brooklyn deliberated for about two...

 
Senate toys with pre-K funding

Senate toys with pre-K funding

AUSTIN -- The future of Gov. Greg Abbott's signature pre-K program is in flux this session after lawmakers yanked its funding, signaling future jockeying over early education funds and the governor's priorities.  The Senate Finance Committee voted...

Chron, 20:27 in Politics
 

Phoenix College assistant Duane Eason to take over Mountain Pointe boys basketball program

Duane Eason hopes to use the same motivation he took from mentors in his life and lead Phoenix Mountain Pointe's boys basketball program back to prominence. Eason will succeed Hosea Graham as head coach, pending approval from the Tempe Union High...

AZCentral, 20:33 in Sport
 
Teen on bike hit by driver; Union Hills Boulevard closed in Glendale

Teen on bike hit by driver; Union Hills Boulevard closed in Glendale

Union Hills Boulevard was shut down around 59th Avenue after a vehicle struck a teenager on a bicycle, Glendale police said. About 3 p.m. Thursday, a male teenager was struck by a vehicle as the boy was riding across the street in the 5700 block of...

 

Alabama Senate postpones vote on state education budget

The Alabama Senate tonight postponed a vote on the 2018 education budget until after its two-week spring break after a north Alabama senator said he was prepared to offer 20 or 30 amendments. Sen. Paul Bussman, R-Cullman, said senators had not had...

 

Bickley: A letter to baseball, my first true love

Dear Baseball, Sorry I’ve strayed. That I’ve changed and you haven’t. How I felt compelled to find something faster and more exciting. But I miss you and our childhood romance, along with all those days we spent together in the park. And I think we...

AZCentral, 21:20 in Sport
 
Man, 20, shot in leg in Mesa

Man, 20, shot in leg in Mesa

A 20-year-old man was shot in the leg on Thursday afternoon while someone tried to steal his wallet, the man told Mesa police. Mesa officers responded to the call about 5 p.m. in the 400 block of West Brown Road, according to Sgt. Diana Williams, Mesa...

 

Stacy Lewis flirts with 59, shares Founders Cup lead

Stacy Lewis missed a chance to shoot the second 59 in LPGA Tour history, settling for an 8-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead Thursday in the Bank of Hope Founders Cup. Playing in low-90s heat in near-perfect conditions at Desert Ridge,...

AZCentral, 22:37 in Sport
 

Corps of Engineers: Study on Mobile channel will weigh environmental concerns

The concerns were close to the surface Thursday evening as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a public meeting in Daphne on a study that could lead to enlargement of the Mobile Ship Channel. The worries weren't aired in the style of a town hall...

 

Court rejects Arizona GOP lawmakers' Medicaid challenge

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare The Republic's political team on March 14, 2017, talks about how much of Arizona's delegation has been quiet about the "Obamacare" replacement, but even Republicans don't seem to like it. The Arizona Court of...

 

Dan Hurley finds March magic in Rhode Island

The aftermath of Rhode Island’s NCAA Tournament-clinching victory included snapshots every mid-level program can understand. There was head coach Dan Hurley herding everyone together so they could rush back to the team hotel, grab their belongings and...

AZCentral, 23:02 in Sport
 

Max Domi impacting Arizona Coyotes since return from injury

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare WATCH THE LATEST ARIZONA COYOTES VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSSarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Kings | 0:31Coyotes insider Sarah McLellan looks at the plus and minus in the 3-2 shootout win over the Kings, Mar. 14,...

AZCentral, 23:02 in Sport
 

ASU practice report: Quarterback depth at all-time high

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare WATCH THE LATEST ASU FOOTBALL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSTodd Graham on opening of ASU spring practice | 0:57Arizona State head coach Todd Graham discusses the first day of football spring practice on March 14, 2017 at...

AZCentral, 23:02 in Sport
 

Trump plays down employment figures, says 'I inherited a mess'

President Donald Trump told Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that last week's optimistic jobs figures were "not really the numbers" and said the economy was recovering from a "very, very weak" position. "When I...

Fox News, 23:10 in Politics
 

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