News archive from 18 February 2018

Russian election plot touched even minor Trump supporters

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The request was simple: organize or attend a sign-waving rally supporting Donald Trump. But some of the Florida Republicans on the receiving end of those requests now know that they didn't come from Republican allies, but...

Chron, 19:07 in Politics

GCU baseball drops season opener to TCU

No. 4-ranked TCU scored three times in the ninth to rally past Grand Canyon, 3-2 in GCU's season opener on Friday. GCU opened their new stadium, Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark, in front of an announced crowd of 3,749. RELATED: GCU opens new baseball...

AZCentral, 19:25 in Sport

Mesa to consider ASU development in downtown...again. This time with film, gaming programs

CLOSE Mesa wants to create an innovation district in a revitalized downtown. What does that mean? A proposed Arizona State University development could bring programs in film, media, gaming, virtual reality and more to downtown Mesa.  Mesa City...


Milwaukee Brewers land Lorenzo Cain, Christian Yelich and they're all-in

It was shaping up to be a boring offseason until the Brewers showed up on Jan. 25, single-handedly igniting a stove that had been only lukewarm. In the same evening, the Brewers acquired free-agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain and traded for Miami Marlins...

AZCentral, 21:26 in Sport

Cindy McCain accepts award for Sen. John McCain at Munich Security Conference

Cindy McCain on Saturday accepted the Munich Security Conference's Ewald von Kleist Award on behalf of her husband, ailing U.S. Sen. John McCain. Former Vice President Joe Biden presented Cindy McCain the award, which recognizes contributions to...


Nothing but a World Series appearance acceptable for the Indians

For a team that won an American League pennant in 2016 and finished with the best record in the league in 2017, anything short of a World Series title feels like it would be a disappointment in 2018. The departure of first baseman/designated hitter...

AZCentral, 21:54 in Sport

After massive Mexico earthquake, fatal helicopter crash, Phoenix residents fear for family

CLOSE A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago. (Feb. 16) The massive...


Devin Booker sets NBA 3-point contest record with 28 points in win

When Devin Booker gets hot, look out. Booker flashed his streaking scoring ability en route to a record 28 points in the JBL Three-Point Contest at the NBA's All-Star Weekend on Saturday in Los Angeles. He hit 20 of his 30 shot attempts, including...

AZCentral, 22:09 in Sport

Oakland Athletics, slugger Khris Davis, primed for a step up

A last-place team in 2017, the offensively inclined Athletics may be poised to take a step forward this season. Oakland was a middle-of-the-pack offensive team last year, having ranked 17th in the majors with 4.56 runs per game. However, they posted...

AZCentral, 22:28 in Sport

Shadow Mountain rolls into 4A semifinals with relentless defense

CLOSE Mike Bibby and guards Jovan Blacksher and Jaelen House discuss Shadown Mountain's playoff victory Phoenix Shadow Mountain's ultimate goal is to get back to New York for the national tournament. First, it has to take care of business at home....

AZCentral, 23:08 in Sport

'We're not sure if there's a possibility of a better future for us,' DREAMer at Phoenix forum

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE'DREAMERS' AND IMMIGRATION Korina Iribe talks about being a DACA recipient | 2:47Iribe, 27, has a family, home and job in Arizona, but now fears that could all be coming to an end. 1 of 18Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare...


Trump criticizes FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI Saturday night, saying the agency "missed all of the many signals" sent by the suspect in the Florida school shooting and arguing they are "spending too much time...

Chron, 23:58 in Politics

'We're not alone in the universe': Man at Scottsdale UFO conference recalls alien abduction

CLOSE Travis Walton talks about his extraterrestrial encounter at the International UFO Congress on Feb. 17, 2018. If you get a rush from aliens, UFOs and hunting for any sign of paranormal evidence, Arizona is the place to be.  That's at least...


Texas Rangers seek to turn talent into title contention

Despite a high payroll and some serious star talent, the Rangers struggled on their way to a 78-84 record in 2017. Texas will look to their star-laden roster for a turnaround in the upcoming season. A pair of 24-year-olds make up the right side of the...

AZCentral, 00:58 in Sport

Trent Hudgens sends Moon Valley past Cactus Shadows to 4A semifinals

Phoenix Moon Valley held a 10-point lead over Cave Creek Cactus Shadows in the first half before falling behind by nine in the second. But after a fireworks-filled third quarter, one shot by Moon Valley sophomore Trent Hudgens proved to be the...

AZCentral, 02:08 in Sport

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