News archive from 17 July 2017

Another lefty mystifies D-Backs hitters as Braves sweep series

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST VIDEOS FROM THE DIAMONDBACKS AND THE MLBPatrick Corbin goes five innings vs. Braves | 1:40Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin threw well, but was lifted early for a pinch-hitter on Saturday night vs....

AZCentral, 19:25 in Sport
 
With Trump's Afghanistan strategy murky, experts divided on future

With Trump's Afghanistan strategy murky, experts divided on future

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE President Donald Trump's administration still has yet to lay out a clear strategy for the now 16-year long war in Afghanistan, but there's increasing pressure from Washington lawmakers to offer some clarity. Approaching...

 

Neil Fingleton, 'Game of Thrones' giant and a former basketball player, dies at 36

Neil Fingleton, one of Britain’s tallest men and an actor who was best known for playing the giant Mag the Mighty on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” has died. The 7-foot-7-inch actor died Saturday, according to the Associated Press. He was 36. The cause of...

 

Arizona swimming hole flash flood: What we know now

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEDEADLY FLASH FLOOD NEAR PAYSONFamily members discuss deadly Payson flash flood | 0:40Carla Garnica, 22, lost family members in the tragic Payson flash flood. 1 of 5Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEDEADLY FLASH FLOOD NEAR...

 

100-year-old Iowa WWII vet honors West Point graduate grandson

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE John Neu, 100, of Des Moines, pins the second lieutenant bars on the shoulder of his grandson, Joseph Anchondo of Lockhart, Texas, in a family ceremony at the Iowa World War II Memorial in Des Moines. Buy Photo The old...

 

Correction

Correction: An article in Sunday’s Boston Herald about a fiery crash on Interstate 95 in Mansfield early Saturday morning incorrectly identified the driver of a Ford F-250 pickup truck who was killed, due to a reporting error. That man’s identity was...

 

Bobcat attacks two people, dog in Anthem

A bobcat attacked two people and one dog in Anthem on Sunday, according to the Daisy Mountain Fire Department. Officials said a man and his dog were being attacked by a bobcat when a bystander jumped in to help. The bobcat then attacked the Good...

 
Needles all over: What to do if you find syringes in public

Needles all over: What to do if you find syringes in public

Syringes left by drug users are increasingly turning up in public places, and authorities offer this advice if you or your children should encounter any: ___ DON'T PICK THEM UP You could get exposed to drugs or disease, or unwittingly dispose of them...

Chron, 01:17 in Health
 
'It's raining needles': Drug crisis creates pollution threat

'It's raining needles': Drug crisis creates pollution threat

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes left by drug users amid the heroin crisis...

Chron, 01:17 in Health
 
With 2018 looming, Democrats divided on their core message

With 2018 looming, Democrats divided on their core message

NEW YORK (AP) — House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley hesitated when asked about his party's core message to voters. "That message is being worked on," the New York congressman said in an interview this past week. "We're doing...

Chron, 03:13 in Politics
 

Thousands lose power as monsoon storms hit Phoenix area

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEARIZONA'S 2017 MONSOON SEASONRiding out a monsoon windstorm in Phoenix | 0:23A peach-faced lovebird rides out a monsoon windstorm in a mesquite tree in Phoenix on July 14, 2017. Rob Schumacher/azcentral.com SkipxEmbed...

 

How many have died in Arizona flash floods? More than you'd think

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Officials search for drowning victims following a flash flood at a popular swimming hole north of Payson that at least killed nine people from a Phoenix family. A flash flood claimed the lives of nine family members...

 

On Message: Democrats say they must do more than talk Russia

NEW YORK (AP) — As Democrats look to reverse Republicans' monopoly control in Washington and the GOP advantage in state capitals, the party is still looking for a crisp, simple message for voters. Here's a look at what some Democrats say about the...

Chron, 03:28 in Politics
 
Flynn returns to hometown, surfing in respite from scandal

Flynn returns to hometown, surfing in respite from scandal

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — Former national security adviser Michael Flynn, at the center of multiple probes into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, seeks sanctuary from the swirling eddy of news coverage in the beach town where he...

Chron, 03:51 in Politics
 
Montana faces double quandary over Medicaid expansion

Montana faces double quandary over Medicaid expansion

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — For all the uncertainty over the fate of a health care overhaul in Washington, tens of thousands of Montana's working poor are already in a double quandary: Even if Congress leaves Medicaid expansion mostly intact, the future of...

Chron, 03:55 in Health
 
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