News archive from 18 January 2017

Trump education pick DeVos promotes school choice at confirmation hearing

Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos voiced strong support for public school alternatives at her confirmation hearing Tuesday, telling senators that "parents no longer believe that a one-size-fits-all model of learning fits the needs of every...

Fox News, 19:03 in Politics
 
With clemency for Manning, attention turns to WikiLeaks head

With clemency for Manning, attention turns to WikiLeaks head

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker's case: Julian Assange. On Twitter last week, Assange's anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks...

Chron, 19:23 in Politics
 

Aborigine promoted in Australian Cabinet reshuffle

CANBERRA, Australia –  Australia's prime minister has announced a limited reshuffle of his Cabinet in which he appointed the nation's first aboriginal federal minister. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Wednesday that the indigenous lawmaker Ken...

 

WikiLeaks hails Manning clemency, makes no mention of pledge

LONDON –  WikiLeaks said President Barack Obama may have saved Chelsea Manning's life by granting clemency to the former Army intelligence analyst Tuesday. But the secret-spilling site said little about founder Julian Assange's promise that he would...

 

Former headmaster of Ashford Academy wanted for taking $37,000 from school

The former headmaster of Ashford Academy is wanted by the Houston County Sheriff's office for allegedly taking more than $37,000 of the academy's funds. Warrants were obtained for Douglas John Bauer's arrest on Friday after a lengthy investigation...

 
Fire breaks out in restroom at Phoenix Carl's Jr.

Fire breaks out in restroom at Phoenix Carl's Jr.

A Carl's Jr. restaurant in Phoenix was temporarily closed after a fire in the women's restroom Tuesday afternoon. Capt. Rob McDade said a faulty fan motor that overheated is believed to have sparked the fire. Restaurant employees and customers were...

 
Can Trump boost our pocketbooks in 2017?

Can Trump boost our pocketbooks in 2017?

Editor's Note: The Republic asked Valley leaders to share their take on events that will happen in 2017, including fiscal changes under a new president. There are reasons to be hopeful about the jobs and economic growth 2017 may bring. After years of...

 
Scottsdale woman returns from swap meet to find husband shot; man held without bond on murder charge

Scottsdale woman returns from swap meet to find husband shot; man held without bond on murder charge

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Anthony David Stephens was ordered held without bond in an initial court appearance Jan. 17, 2017. He was taken into custody on suspicion of first-degree murder. Maricopa County Superior Court A missing truck. A gate...

 
Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker 'needs to be on the court more'

Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker 'needs to be on the court more'

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare WATCH THE LATEST SUNS AND NBA VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSDevin Booker talks loss to Utah Jazz | 1:11Phoenix Suns' guard Devin Booker discusses 106-101 home loss to Utah Jazz, Jan. 16, 2017. (Doug Haller/azcentral...

AZCentral, 20:14 in Sport
 

Police: Daughters taken 3 decades ago found, mom arrested

SCITUATE, R.I. — Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday. An anonymous tip two days before Christmas led...

 
Arizona Diamondbacks' philosophy illuminated by catching moves

Arizona Diamondbacks' philosophy illuminated by catching moves

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare WATCH THE LATEST VIDEOS FROM THE DIAMONDBACKS AND THE MLB2017 Baseball Hall of Fame candidates | 1:32The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame class is announced Jan. 18 and here are some of the top candidates. 1 of 11CLOSESkip in...

AZCentral, 20:29 in Sport
 

Steve Hayes on Manning commutation: 'It's a disgrace and it's not a surprise'

Steve Hayes told viewers Tuesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that when it comes to President Obama’s decision to commute the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, “it’s a disgrace and it’s not a surprise from this president.” “The damage that...

Fox News, 20:40 in Politics
 

2 males hospitalized after Ensley shooting

Authorities are investigating a shooting in Birmingham after a male arrived at a hospital with a gunshot wound Tuesday night. Birmingham police said one of the victims drove himself to Princeton Baptist Medical Center after 7 p.m. and told hospital...

 

2 males hospitalized after Ensley shooting

Authorities are investigating a shooting in Birmingham after a male arrived at a hospital with a gunshot wound Tuesday night. Birmingham police said one of the victims drove himself to Princeton Baptist Medical Center after 7 p.m. and told hospital...

 
Not accepting losing part of Arizona Coyotes' learning curve

Not accepting losing part of Arizona Coyotes' learning curve

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare WATCH THE LATEST ARIZONA COYOTES VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSSarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Oilers | 0:35Coyotes insider Sarah McLellan looks at the plus and minus in the 3-1 loss to the Oilers. SkipxEmbed...

AZCentral, 21:19 in Sport
 

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