News archive from 19 May 2018

San Francisco to distribute addiction drug directly to users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's mayor plans to put medical teams on the streets to distribute a drug that curbs heroin cravings in opioid addicts, an initiative he says will be the first in the country. Mayor Mark Farrell announced Thursday he...

Chron, 19:06 in Health
 

ASU football: Nick Ralston, the perfect recruit and how a move to linebacker just might work

Near the end of spring practice, Arizona State defensive coordinator Danny Gonzales was asked about Nick Ralston, a determined junior from Texas who was a couple months into a position switch from running back to linebacker. The truth of it: Gonzales...

AZCentral, 20:10 in Sport
 

'It's time in Texas that we take action:' Governor, lawmakers vow to make schools safer

Elected officials from Gov. Greg Abbott to President Donald Trump promised to take immediate action to address school and gun safety in the aftermath of the school shooting in Santa Fe that left 10 dead and 10 more injured. "We need to do more...

Chron, 20:52 in Politics
 

Trump pushes for prison reform bill modeled on Texas

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump pressed Congress on Friday to deliver federal prison reform legislation modeled on innovations to reduce recidivism that were pioneered in Texas. "Get a bill to my desk and I will sign it," he said. In a...

Chron, 22:30 in Politics
 

Diamondbacks lose game to Mets, Steven Souza Jr. to injury

NEW YORK - The Diamondbacks found themselves caught between an opposing pitcher with indisputably dominant stuff and a recent skid that makes tipping their cap to him begrudgingly difficult. Their offense was throttled again on Friday night, shut down...

AZCentral, 00:14 in Sport
 

Diana Taurasi hits 1,000th career 3-pointer in Mercury's season-opening win

Now there is definite proof that it's better to not play basketball with a wedding hangover. The Phoenix Mercury tried that, not by choice, last season and managed all of 58 points in a 10-point loss to the Dallas Wings on the day after celebrating...

AZCentral, 00:36 in Sport
 

AP Explains: Where did Trump's claim of FBI mole come from?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his supporters are circulating an explosive theory: The FBI, they say, may have planted a mole, or "spy," inside the 2016 campaign to bring him down. The unverified allegation has lit up...

Chron, 00:54 in Politics
 

Trump: Justice Department planted spy in 2016 campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department of trying to frame him by planting a spy in his 2016 campaign — an allegation his own lawyer said might not be true. Promoting a theory that is circulating in conservative...

Chron, 00:54 in Politics
 

White House pushes ahead with Mideast peace plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is aiming to roll out its much-hyped but long-delayed Middle East peace plan next month amid signs it may further alienate the Palestinians by slashing millions of dollars in funding for humanitarian and...

Chron, 00:54 in Politics
 

Trump catches Wilkie off-guard with VA secretary nomination

Now Playing: President Donald Trump announced Friday he is nominating Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department. (May 18) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise announcement that...

Chron, 00:54 in Politics
 

Trump plans aggressive role in midterms, but is he welcome?

NEW YORK (AP) — He is the Republican Party's most powerful political weapon. Yet as the GOP fights to defend its delicate House and Senate majorities, President Donald Trump is not welcome everywhere. Some Republican candidates fear that the...

Chron, 01:03 in Politics
 

Arizona State softball shuts out New Mexico State to open postseason

Follow this page through the weekend as the Arizona State softball plays host the Tempe regional, a double-elimination event also featuring Ole Miss, Long Beach State and New Mexico State. Arizona State opened its 2018 postseason on Friday with a 2-0...

AZCentral, 01:28 in Sport
 

A look at past deadly gun incidents

Here’s a look at some recent U.S. school shootings and some of the deadliest of years past: Feb. 14, 2018: Authorities say a former student killed 17 people, including 14 children and three staff members, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in...

 

Arizona Wildcats open regional with win over St. Francis (Pa.)

Saint Francis is known for hitting home runs - it has the second-highest home run per game stats. The Red Flash on Friday night lost on, of all things, a home run. Sophomore Jessie Harper hit her 18th homer of the season in the fourth inning against...

AZCentral, 03:19 in Sport
 

Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people, Congo's health minister announced, as the spread of the hemorrhagic fever in an urban area raised alarm. The statement...

Chron, 05:00 in Health
 
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