News archive from 26 April 2018

Trump lawyer says he'll plead the Fifth in porn actress case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he will exercise his constitutional right against self-incrimination in a lawsuit brought by a porn actress who said she had an affair with Trump. Michael Cohen filed papers in federal...

Chron, 19:19 in Politics

ASU, UA, GCU make NCAA women's golf postseason

Arizona State, the defending national champions, will be the No. 3 seed in the Madison Regional to open the NCAA Division I women's golf championship, May 7-9. Arizona is also in the field as the No. 3 seed in the Tallahassee Regional. Ten of 11...

AZCentral, 19:47 in Sport

NHL draft lottery preview: Arizona Coyotes weighing options and gathering information

There hasn't been much of an offseason for John Chayka. After a scouting trip to southeastern Russia, the 28-year-old Coyotes president of hockey operations and general manager arrived in Toronto on Tuesday night to prepare for Saturday's NHL draft...

AZCentral, 20:04 in Sport

Matt Koch’s curveball showing improvement for Diamondbacks

PHILADELPHIA - The Diamondbacks have a rotation filled with pitchers whose breaking balls have improved and turned into weapons. Right-hander Matt Koch's might not be that good - at least not yet - but his curveball at least has become a more useable...

AZCentral, 20:19 in Sport

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grows to 84 cases

PHOENIX (AP) — The E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce has grown and sickened 84 people from 19 states, U.S. health officials said Wednesday. At least another 31 cases are believed to be tied to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona,...

Chron, 20:48 in Health

Texas A&M wide receiver and Scottsdale native Christian Kirk ready for NFL draft

CLOSE Christian Kirk talks to Katherine Fitzgerald about his NFL draft prep and softball skills at the Larry Fitzgerald Celebrity Softball Game on Saturday. He was looking to warm up for a softball game, but instead, Christian Kirk was mostly fielding...

AZCentral, 21:34 in Sport

Emotions spill over in what may be Horizon coach Eric Kibler's final game

After Nick Gore's long fly ball was caught in center field for the final out in what could be Scottsdale Horizon baseball coach Eric Kibler's last game, emotions spilled over. It should have been the high point in Phoenix Brophy Prep head coach Josh...

AZCentral, 22:27 in Sport

Saguaro softball shuts out St. Mary's in home win

In a low-scoring affair, Scottsdale Saguaro softball shut out Phoenix St. Mary's 3-0 at home on Wednesday for a crucial win ahead of the playoffs next week. Sophomore Cassidy Christenson got Saguaro on the board early with an RBI hit in the first...

AZCentral, 22:49 in Sport

Dem governor candidates provide glimpse into runoff race

With just four weeks to go before the crucial runoff election, the two Democrats vying for the chance to replace Republican incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday night gave a hint of how the final days of their race will play out. Lupe Valdez, 70,...

Chron, 23:23 in Politics

VA nominee accused of drunken behavior, reckless prescribing

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House doctor Ronny Jackson exhibited a pattern of recklessly prescribing drugs and drunken behavior, including crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated and doling out such a large supply of a prescription opioid that...

Chron, 00:26 in Politics

Genetic sleuthing bolsters food poisoning searches

ATLANTA (AP) — Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, a technique that is revolutionizing the detection of germs in food. The genetic analysis is being used...

Chron, 01:14 in Health

Lawyer: Trump ready for role in raids' evidence review

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Donald Trump says the president is ready to offer his opinion on what evidence seized from his personal attorney's home and office are protected by attorney-client privilege. The lawyer, Joanna Hendon, will have the chance...

Chron, 02:25 in Politics

ASU baseball falls to New Mexico State, ending three-game win streak

Wednesday was exactly that kind of game that has bedeviled Arizona State baseball this season. Mid-week against a good hitting non-conference opponent, stretching ASU's thin pitching staff. Sure enough, ASU fell behind New Mexico State 8-4 through a...

AZCentral, 03:10 in Sport

SideTrack: Kristina and Patrick Lyons, Laurie David, Catherine Gildea and more...

OH, SNAP: Kristina and Patrick Lyons played host for an evening of poetry and prosecco at their store, Porto­bello Road in Chestnut Hill. Laurie David — book editor, noted film producer and environmental activist, who also happens to be Larry David’s...


The Latest: Official says VA nominee may withdraw

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's nominee to serve as Veterans Affairs secretary (all times local): 7:40 a.m. White House doctor Ronny Jackson is considering withdrawing his nomination to serve as secretary of...

Chron, 08:02 in Politics

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