News archive from 18 May 2017

Private jet crashes west of Mexico City, killing 2

MEXICO CITY –  Mexican aviation authorities say a private jet has crashed near the airport of Toluca, killing two people on board. The Toluca International Airport says in a statement that the Learjet 25B owned by Aerotransportes Huitzilin went down...


US: Venezuela crisis worsening, wants to prevent new Syria

UNITED NATIONS –  The United States called Wednesday's first-ever U.N. Security Council consultations on Venezuela because the crisis is getting worse and the Trump administration wants to prevent another conflict like Syria, North Korea or South...

Tests for lead poisoning may be faulty, US regulators warn

Tests for lead poisoning may be faulty, US regulators warn

U.S. health agencies on Wednesday warned that certain blood tests for lead poisoning may give results lower than the actual level of lead. As a result, some children under 6, along with pregnant and nursing women, may need retesting, the Food and Drug...

Chron, 19:13 in Health

Soldier who lost leg in Iraq on bid for Congress: 'DC does not intimidate me'

Clayton Hinchman lost his right leg while on a combat mission in Iraq. So the political scene in Washington D.C. won't be a daunting encounter should the Huntsville businessman win election to Congress next year. "I know what a battlefield is...


Inmate escapes Mobile County job site Wednesday morning, authorities searching

The Alabama Department of Corrections is asking for the public's help finding an inmate who escaped near Mobile. Billie Joe Turner, 39, escaped at approximately 11 a.m. Wednesday from his assigned job site in Creola. Turner was described as a white...


NBA mock draft: Doug Haller's second edition

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare WATCH THE LATEST SUNS AND NBA VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSShot Clock: Lottery therapy; ASU's starting QB? | 2:02azcentral sports' Jay Dieffenbach and Doug Haller discuss the NBA lottery and the ASU football quarterback...

AZCentral, 19:31 in Sport

ASU athletics adds another administrator to senior staff

Arizona State is adding yet another senior associate athletic director to a senior staff that has greatly expanded under Vice President for Athletics Ray Anderson. Natesh "Tesh" Rao will start at ASU on June 26. His responsibilities are to...

AZCentral, 19:40 in Sport

Daryl Washington speaks, says three-year NFL suspension made him better football player

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare WATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSBruce Arians on Deone Bucannon, John Brown, more | 1:24Arizona Cardinals Bruce Arians addresses the media following the first day of OTAs. SkipxEmbed xShare...

AZCentral, 19:52 in Sport

Cardinals receiver 'Smoke' Brown ready to catch fire again?

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Arizona Cardinals Bruce Arians addresses the media following the first day of OTAs. Two indicators give the Cardinals hope receiver John Brown has overcome the health maladies that caused a dive in his production last...

AZCentral, 19:52 in Sport
Teen hit while crossing the street in west Phoenix

Teen hit while crossing the street in west Phoenix

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Do you know what to do if you're in an accident? A teenage girl was struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in west Phoenix Wednesday afternoon, the Phoenix Police Department said. Sgt. Vince Lewis said the collision...


Teens held in San Tan Valley man's death will be charged as adults

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? Two teens suspected in the killing of a 20-year-old man who left a Mother's Day card before he died will be charged as adults, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office said. ...

Sparring over vouchers could kill school finance reforms

Sparring over vouchers could kill school finance reforms

AUSTIN —  Texas's House education chairman wants the Senate to scrap its push for a narrowed school voucher plan for students with disabilities and instead find other ways to help children with special needs. At the same time, senators made it clear...

Chron, 20:52 in Politics

Man held in Mesa bomb threat faces 27 counts

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare A Mesa officer was involved in a shooting following a call where the suspect threatened to use a bomb on May 9, 2017. The suspect was sent to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. A man who attempted...


Alligator spotted Monday on Maxwell Air Force Base golf course

Maxwell Air Force Base had a visitor Monday, and he wasn't looking to join the military. In videos posted on the base's Facebook page yesterday, an alligator walks across the Cypress Tree Golf Course before jumping in a nearby pond. One of the gator...


Family of missing Phoenix mom: 'We fear the worst'

A north Phoenix mother of two young girls still has not been located a week after she went missing, leaving behind her cellphone, keys and purse, police said.  Christine Mustafa, 34, is described as a hard-working and dedicated mom by her family,...


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