News archive from 22 April 2016

It's closing time for the Caps, Stars and - uh oh - Sharks

It's closing time for the Caps, Stars and - uh oh - Sharks

Closing time is here for three Stanley Cup contenders. Washington, Dallas and San Jose could all move on to the second round with victories Friday night. The Capitals and the Stars are their conference's top seeds, and they're at home against...

Usa Today, 19:05 in Sport
 
5 railroad crossings with most incidents nationwide are in Phoenix, Glendale

5 railroad crossings with most incidents nationwide are in Phoenix, Glendale

Buy Photo WASHINGTON – Five of the 13 most dangerous railroad crossings in the country are in the Phoenix metro area, according to data released Thursday by the Federal Railroad Administration. The crossings with the first, second and fifth most...

 
Price can't hold off former team and Rays beat Red Sox 12-8

Price can't hold off former team and Rays beat Red Sox 12-8

BOSTON (AP) — David Price couldn't stop his former team, and neither could the Boston bullpen. Tampa Bay chased its ex-teammate in the fourth inning, tagging him with eight runs in 3 2/3 innings. But even after Boston came back to tie it, the Rays...

Usa Today, 19:07 in Sport
 
Report: Sheriff Joe Arpaio is slow to make changes in racial-profiling case

Report: Sheriff Joe Arpaio is slow to make changes in racial-profiling case

The office of Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been unacceptability slow in making court-ordered changes in an Arizona racial profiling case, according to an official appointed to monitor the reforms. The office lags in revamping training for its supervisors...

 
Trial underway for man accused in Mesa massage-parlor slaying

Trial underway for man accused in Mesa massage-parlor slaying

The trial of a Gilbert man accused in the 2010 murder of a recent Chinese immigrant and massage-parlor owner was underway Thursday morning in Maricopa County Superior Court. James Clayton Johnson, 32, faces charges of first-degree murder, first-degree...

 
Justice Department won't block CIA interrogation suit

Justice Department won't block CIA interrogation suit

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has signaled that it won’t try to block a lawsuit arising from the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques, leaving the door open for a court challenge over tactics that have since been discontinued and widely...

 
Stan Van Gundy met with Pistons' rookie Johnson about LeBron comments

Stan Van Gundy met with Pistons' rookie Johnson about LeBron comments

Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy acknowledged that he spoke with rookie Stanley Johnson in the wake of the 19-year-old’s comments on Cavs star LeBron James following the Pistons’ Game 2 loss. Johnson boasted, “I’m definitely in his head, that’s...

Usa Today, 19:19 in Sport
 
Fuel-less Solar Impulse 2 resumes its round-the-world flight, still plans to stop in Phoenix area

Fuel-less Solar Impulse 2 resumes its round-the-world flight, still plans to stop in Phoenix area

A solar-powered airplane that had been Phoenix-bound before a battery issue grounded it last July has resumed its flight around the world. Solar Impulse 2 took off Thursday morning from Hawaii and is headed for Mountain View, Calif. Depending on...

 
Diamondbacks complete road sweep of Giants with win

Diamondbacks complete road sweep of Giants with win

Yasmany Tomas hit a go-ahead home run in the fourth, Paul Goldschmidt drove in two runs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Thursday for a four-game sweep. Tyler Wagner (1-0) allowed two hits in five relief innings of...

AZCentral, 19:23 in Sport
 

A field trip just outside the front door taps into the mystery of spring

Peter Miller first tapped birch trees in spring as a fourth-grader at Pearl Creek Elementary School in Fairbanks. Now he's back at 25 with a degree in biology, volunteering to help teach second- and third-graders something about the science of the...

 

Kylie Jenner and Blac Chyna share selfie, say they’ve been friends the ‘whole time’ 

Blac Chyna won over Rob Kardashian and now it seems she’s she won over former enemy Kylie Jenner. The model—and now fiancée of the former recluse—continued her reign of success with the Kardashian family on Thursday as she shockingly shared a selfie...

 

Judge OKs additional DNA testing in Piedmont cold case

A judge Thursday allowed DNA evidence to be further tested in the trial of a Piedmont man charged with murder. The test will destroy the DNA, the judge was told, but the defense agreed to not later contest the previous results. Subscription Required...

 
Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler launches U.S. emissions probe

Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler launches U.S. emissions probe

German automaker Daimler, parent company to the Mercedes-Benz and Smart car brands in U.S., says it is conducting an investigation into how it certifies its emissions at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice. The disclosure comes as another...

 
Ticket snafu leaves Burning Man faces red

Ticket snafu leaves Burning Man faces red

RENO — An attempt to mitigate an online traffic jam for Burning Man tickets instead created another problem that left fans frustrated. Burning Man is a massive arts-and-counterculture event held in the Nevada desert, about two hours north of Reno....

 
Armour: NBA should move All-Star Game from North Carolina now

Armour: NBA should move All-Star Game from North Carolina now

Inaction can be just as damaging as taking the wrong action. NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Thursday that the All-Star Game won’t be played in Charlotte next February if hatred, bigotry and discrimination continue to be the law of the land in...

Usa Today, 19:40 in Sport
 

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