News archive from 19 February 2018

Grand Canyon helicopter crash: 'We should not have been up there,' Las Vegas pastor says

CLOSE A crashed helicopter burns in a remote section of the Grand Canyon on Feb. 10, 2018. Video courtesy of Teddy Fujimoto In the six years since he retired as an actor and started officiating weddings, Las Vegas pastor Lionel Douglass has performed...


Police investigate officer-involved shooting at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall

CLOSE Readers can send news tips to via the newspaper's social media channels, email or by calling the office. Police reported a shooting involving an officer at Scottsdale Fashion Square on Sunday. Further details about the shooting,...


Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto on 2018 season: 'Something needs to start changing'

CLOSE Each year, Joey Votto's first interview with the local press becomes a State of the Cincinnati Reds discussion. GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Each year, Joey Votto always makes his first appearance at camp the day position players are required to report....

Usa Today, 20:59 in Sport

Miguel Cabrera arrives at Detroit Tigers spring training, focused on staying healthy

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn2018 Detroit Tigers spring training, Part II FullscreenPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Tigers infielder Dixon Machado goes through drills during spring training on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Joker...

Usa Today, 21:04 in Sport

Ex-wife of former White House aide says Hatch has apologized

WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter says she has received a letter of apology from Sen. Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican who defended his former aide from "a vile attack" after two ex-wives accused...

Chron, 21:56 in Politics

'Our mission is to unite': Phoenix Chinese Week festival celebrates history, heritage

Thousands of people embraced Chinese history and heritage at the 28th Phoenix Chinese Week Culture & Cuisine Festival, held Friday through Sunday at Margaret T. Hance Park. The annual celebration marked the Chinese New Year, welcoming the Year of...


Police: 80-year-old man missing in Surprise

CLOSE What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? Surprise police on Sunday asked for the public's help in locating an 80-year-old man who went missing Saturday night. Paul Siniscal was last seen near 175th Avenue and Paradise Lane, police...


Joe Biden says Trump threatening America's role as a scientific leader

AUSTIN - Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday night focused an hour-long speech here on criticizing President Donald Trump's administration for undermining the nation's role as a scientific leader but offered no new hints about whether he'll run...

Chron, 23:18 in Politics

Trump stays quiet on shooting victims, fumes over Russia

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump spent the holiday weekend hunkered down at his Florida estate, watching cable television news, grousing to club members and advisers and fuming over the investigation of Russian election meddling. In...

Chron, 01:00 in Politics

Former VP Biden mulling another run for presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the...

Chron, 01:00 in Politics

Needle exchanges are on the rise across U.S. In Arizona, they're illegal (for now)

CLOSE Shot in the Dark is a non-profit needle-exchange program operating in the Phoenix area. Nick Oza/ A white, dinged-up minivan and a sedan pull into a darkened, nondescript parking lot in north Phoenix tucked between a convenience...


Her family saved for Disneyland. Then a Phoenix rental-car company ripped her off

Iris Andreas and her family scrimped for a year to go to Disneyland. They sold fry bread and Pima burgers and held yard sales on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation. "My family, we're not very well-off," Andreas, 59, said....


Kwok: Chandler Hamilton hazing scandal is a lose-lose for all

CLOSE Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery announces that there will be no charges for Hamilton High staff in a football hazing case that rocked the school community. David Wallace/The Republic The Hamilton High School football hazing scandal...

AZCentral, 09:11 in Sport

Winter Olympics: Sam McGuffie seems to have his athletic future mapped out

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Sam McGuffie goes fast, has for as long as he can remember, and there is no slowing down in sight. McGuffie, the former Michigan and Rice college football player who has transitioned to U.S. Olympic bobsledding, finished...

AZCentral, 09:24 in Sport

The Latest: Trump supports improving gun background checks

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:40 The White House says President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve the federal gun background check system after a school shooting in Florida that left 17...

Chron, 09:55 in Politics

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