News archive from 19 September 2014

4 drivers try to claw their way up the Chase standings

Survive and advance. The familiar sports catch phrase used in the postseason now takes on a real meaning in NASCAR's new Chase for the Sprint Cup format. After the first race of the Chase last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, there are several drivers...

 

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s reality: Nagging soreness

There have been very few days since late March when Carolina panthers quarterback Cam Newton has not had to receive treatment for one of his ailments. For four months, it was for his surgically repaired ankle. For the past month, it’s been...

 
Police seek shooting suspect at Sky Harbor Airport

Police seek shooting suspect at Sky Harbor Airport

Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is on lockdown as police search for a Tempe shooting suspect Thursday afternoon. Police are not allowing any cars into Terminal 4 lot. A man whose girlfriend just landed said they are keeping...

 

Maduro says foreign media behind fears of epidemic

CARACAS, Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is accusing CNN and other international media of conspiring against Venezuela's government by publishing what he calls false reports of a mysterious illness. The head of the college of physicians in Maracay...

 

Roadside bombs kills 5 UN peacekeepers in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali A roadside bomb in northern Mali killed five U.N. peacekeepers and wounded several others on Thursday, a spokesman said of the latest in a string of deadly attacks on the force. A car carrying Chadian troops hit the explosive north of...

 
Senate approves Obama's Syria plan in funding bill

Senate approves Obama's Syria plan in funding bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate approved Thursday the House-passed resolution authorizing the arming and training of Syrian rebels in language tucked in to a short-term funding bill to keep the federal government open. Both the authorization and the funding...

 
Christie: Decision on presidential run will be early 2015

Christie: Decision on presidential run will be early 2015

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie isn't ready to say yet whether he's running for president in 2016, but he let slip that a decision is coming in early 2015. All of his recent campaign travels may help him make the choice of whether to seek the GOP...

 

British hostage John Cantlie, seized by Islamic State with James Foley, appears in new video

WASHINGTON A British freelance photographer whose kidnapping in Syria has been subject to a media blackout at the request of his family and the British government for nearly two years has appeared in an Islamic State video that was posted Thursday on...

 
All that's left is to count ballots as polls close on Scotland's independence vote

All that's left is to count ballots as polls close on Scotland's independence vote

EDINBURGH, Scotland James Wheldon woke early Thursday and hit the streets in a rented van plastered with posters urging voters to back Scottish independence and end a 307-year union with England that the world knows as the United Kingdom. Wheldon...

 

Islamic State opens major push to seize Kurdish-held town in northern Syria

ISTANBUL Islamic State forces have mounted a major offensive against Kurds in northern Syria, occupying more than a dozen villages in an apparent attempt to capture another border crossing with Turkey, the local government said Thursday. The villages...

 
Media coalition joins lawsuit over botched Arizona execution

Media coalition joins lawsuit over botched Arizona execution

In the wake of a botched execution, a coalition of Arizona TV, print and radio outlets has joined a lawsuit to compel the Arizona Department of Corrections to fully disclose information about how it executes death row prisoners and to allow the media...

 

Earlier is better for high school kickoffs

In September 2001, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools moved high school football kickoffs up 30 minutes to 7 p.m. Turns out that was a brilliant move. I remember back in the '80s, games started at 8 p.m. Back then, teams ran a lot and the clock ran a lot,...

 

In first days in office, Iraq's Abadi shows he's not Maliki

BAGHDAD New on the job, Iraq's prime minister, Haider al Abadi, cuts a very different figure from his dour and distant predecessor, Nouri al Maliki. He appears at state functions in an open jacket. He uses down-to-earth language. And he's pledged an...

 

Cowlishaw: Ron Washington's desire to return to baseball so soon only adds uncertainty

IRVING — There was something honorable in Ron Washington's presence at a Las Colinas hotel ballroom Thursday afternoon where, in an appearance lasting barely three minutes, he confessed his humiliation at having been unfaithful to his wife of 42...

Dallas News, 19:41 in Sport
 
Most viewed stories on azcentral: Week of Sept. 14

Most viewed stories on azcentral: Week of Sept. 14

A week after the storm of the century hit Arizona, weather still dominated the headlines as cities tried to clean up the damage and prepare for another potential storm from Hurricane Odile. Away from weather, two of Arizona's teams couldn't save...

 

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