News archive from 23 March 2017

More people are getting hurt by staying connected

More people are getting hurt by staying connected

Smartphone and computer technology has completely turned the world around, providing helps in all areas of life from scheduling work to planning the kids’ meals. However, these devices are distracting people like never before, and many are suffering...

Fox News, 20:02 in Health
 

IOC, L.A. and Paris involved in a high-stakes game of chicken over Olympics

The statement coming out of Paris this week did not seem to leave much wiggle room. With the French capital competing against Los Angeles to host the Summer Games, bid leaders appeared to shoot down a proposal by Olympic leaders to name two winners —...

 

UN: $864 million appeal for Somalia only 31 percent funded

UNITED NATIONS –  The United Nations says the $864 million U.N. humanitarian appeal for Somalia where a worsening drought threatens millions of people with famine is only 31 percent funded. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters Wednesday...

 

10 arrested for making bomb threats against Mobile schools, businesses

Mobile police arrested nine juveniles and one adult Wednesday for allegedly making bomb threats against schools and businesses. Investigators said they have received seven reports of threats over the past 11 days. The following individuals have been...

 

UK Parliament terror attack: Murdered officer named as PC Keith Palmer

A police officer who was among four victims of a terror attack in Westminster has been named as PC Keith Palmer. The 48-year-old husband and father was stabbed by a man armed with two knives in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament. Moments earlier...

 

Suns' Derrick Jones Jr. becomes a defensive project

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare WATCH THE LATEST SUNS AND NBA VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSJared Dudley on Suns' loss to Heat | 1:08Suns forward Jared Dudley discusses recent team injuries and how that impacts a team resting a few star players,...

AZCentral, 20:48 in Sport
 

Man arrested after 50 guns stolen from Athens pawn shop

A man who burglarizing an Athens' pawn shop and stole about 50 pistols has been arrested, Athens police said. Brian James Parker, 21, allegedly broke into Bradford's Pawn and Jewelry on South Marion Street between midnight and 2 a.m. Monday morning....

 

Phoenix area celebrates conservation on World Water Day via Twitter

Wednesday is World Water Day, which draws attention to conservation and innovations efforts around the globe. In Arizona, the issue is especially critical and the day did not go unnoticed by organizations and municipalities, who noted it on social...

 

Phoenix police: DNA evidence links 1985 sexual assault to Baseline Killer

More than 10 years after the Baseline Killer was arrested in connection nine murders and a series of sexual attacks that terrorized the Phoenix metro area, police said they have evidence that links him to a sexual assault case that is three decades...

 

Arizona Wildcats have come a long way since last Sweet 16 trip

SAN JOSE — Life is always pretty fluid at college basketball’s highest levels, and the Arizona Wildcats are no exception. That’s why, to them, their last Sweet 16 might seem like eons ago. Even if it’s only been two years. In 2014-15, the Wildcats had...

AZCentral, 21:15 in Sport
 
Steady fall in suicides offers glimmer of hope in Japan

Steady fall in suicides offers glimmer of hope in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Fewer Japanese are taking their own lives, a positive sign in a country with one of the world's highest suicide rates. The Health Ministry said Thursday that 21,897 people committed suicide in 2016, down from more than 30,000 in 2011 and...

Chron, 21:36 in Health
 

Convict released 2 months ago charged in abduction of Avondale woman who made dramatic trunk escape

A 28-year-old convicted robber released from prison just two months ago is back behind bars and accused in the kidnapping of a Birmingham woman who made a dramatic escape from the trunk of car after being held captive for hours. Birmingham police ...

 

Convict released 2 months ago charged in abduction of Avondale woman who made dramatic trunk escape

A 28-year-old convicted robber released from prison just two months ago is back behind bars and accused in the kidnapping of a Birmingham woman who made a dramatic escape from the trunk of car after being held captive for hours. Birmingham police ...

 

Arizona Wildcats' Kobi Simmons taking reduced role in stride

Kobi Simmons sat at his locker, eyes on his cellphone, as a horde of media stampeded past him following the Arizona Wildcats’ win over Saint Mary’s on Saturday night. Rawle Alkins was UA’s hero that night, playing with a fractured finger. Lauri...

AZCentral, 21:47 in Sport
 

Foley mother shoots daughter before taking her own life in Georgia hotel, police say

A mother from south Alabama shot and killed her daughter before taking her own life inside a hotel room in Georgia earlier this week, authorities said. Elizabeth Reissiger, 38, of Dacula, Georgia was found dead at Homewood Suites in Alpharetta,...

 

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