News archive from 21 August 2017

2 arrested in fatal shooting of man in Phoenix parking lot, police say

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE What is a Silent Witness and how do you become one? One man was shot and killed Saturday night after a fight broke out in a Phoenix parking lot, Phoenix police said. Around 6:20 p.m., officers responded to a fight at an...


QB Brandon Dawkins likely solidifies starting role with performance in Arizona Wildcats’ scrimmage

Arizona Wildcats quarterback Brandon Dawkins didn't make any spectacular plays during the team's scrimmage Saturday, but that's OK. Dawkins generally took what the defense gave him, completing basic throws for first downs in a performance that...

AZCentral, 20:07 in Sport

Questionable Craigslist ad offers to pay actors to be Trump supporters in Phoenix

Two days before President Donald Trump arrives in Phoenix for his first "outside-the-swamp" rally in Arizona, a phantom Craigslist ad popped up.  “Actors needed,” itread. The ad, posted early on Sunday, wanted to hire people to pose as Trump...


Bullpen game backfires as Twins hammer Diamondbacks to complete sweep

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST VIDEOS FROM THE DIAMONDBACKS AND THE MLBTorey Lovullo after D-Backs are blown out, swept by Twins | 1:43Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team's three-game sweep at the hands of the...

AZCentral, 20:34 in Sport

Former Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin decides to retire, per report

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST CARDINALS AND NFL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSKent and Bob break down the Cardinals preseason loss to the Bears | 3:59Kent Somers and Bob McManaman talk Bruce Arian's decision to go for it with the game...

AZCentral, 20:45 in Sport

Santeria priest who fathered a child with woman found buried in yard is charged in her death

Maria Delrefugio Chavez turned to Pablo Pinto Mata, a Santeria spiritual leader, for healing. The El Monte woman met Mata — a self-proclaimed priest whose followers sometimes called him "El Padrino," or the Godfather — at a botánica he owned...


After a life looking skyward, Oregon astronomer shares eclipse with new generation

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Richard Berry is as influential as any amateur astronomer in the country, writing books and traveling the world for solar eclipses. Julius Lasin / Statesman Journal Buy Photo Crowded around a telescope pointed toward...


Phoenix Starbucks and 2 non-profits celebrate youth training program anniversary

The Starbucks near Seventh Avenue and Camelback Road in Phoenix isn't just known for its great service and coffee. Friday marked the 1-year anniversary of a partnership between the Starbucks location, Chicanos Por La Causa and Arizona Call-A-Teen...


McManaman: Never forget Anquan Boldin, the quarterback

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInFormer Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin retires FullscreenPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Newly acquired Buffalo Bills receiver Anquan Boldin makes a catch during passing drills at NFL football training...

AZCentral, 00:16 in Sport

Hundreds protest sale and possible renovation of the Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center

Hundreds gathered for a second Sunday in a row to protest the sale and possible renovation to the Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center. The cultural center, at 44th Street near State Route 202, was sold to True North Companies in June, which plans to...

Trump to outline Afghan strategy in national TV address

Trump to outline Afghan strategy in national TV address

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will use a nationally televised address to outline for a war-weary nation the strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan after 16 years of combat and lives...

Chron, 03:39 in Politics
Past health chiefs: insurance market stability is the goal

Past health chiefs: insurance market stability is the goal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't make things worse. That's the advice of former U.S. health secretaries of both parties to President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress, now that "Obamacare" seems here for the foreseeable future. The 2018 sign-up...

Chron, 04:03 in Health

The Latest: Kaine says US must be 'invested' in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and US policy in Afghanistan (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Sen. Tim Kaine says the United States needs to "make sure that Afghanistan is not a breeding ground for things that can come back and...

Chron, 08:13 in Politics

Chinese automaker sets sights on Jeep acquisition

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInChrysler through the years: Past and present FullscreenPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Walter P. Chrysler joined the Maxwell Motors Company in 1920 and five years later the company was reintroduced as...

US health chief lauds China for help with opioid control

US health chief lauds China for help with opioid control

BEIJING (AP) — China has been an "incredible partner" in cracking down on synthetic opioids seen as fueling fast-rising overdose deaths in the United States, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said Monday during a visit to...

Chron, 08:53 in Health

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