News archive from 27 July 2017

Rich Rodriguez: My-King Johnson's sexual orientation should 'not be a story'

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Arizona Wildcats' My-King Johnson to make NCAA history as 1st openly gay football scholarship player. Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez met with the media at the Pac-12 Media Days on Wednesday and was asked...

Usa Today, 19:02 in Sport

Sedona man gets 120-year prison sentence in child porn case

  SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — A jewelry store owner in northern Arizona has been sentenced to 120 years in state prison for possessing and distributing child pornography. They say 44-year-old Samir Wadi of Sedona received a 1,440-month sentence without the...


Phoenix Suns' Alan Williams appreciates new 3-year contract

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST SUNS AND NBA VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSShot Clock: Jackson included in Irving rumors | 2:04azcentral sports' Dan Bickley and Jay Dieffenbach have different opinions on including Josh Jackson in a deal...

AZCentral, 19:47 in Sport

McCain wants these 3 things in the Senate health bill

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE The Senate has blocked a wide-ranging proposal by Republicans to repeal much of former President Barack Obama's health care law and replace it with a more restrictive plan. A day after he returned to Capitol Hill...

Trump to nominate Gov. Brownback to serve as ambassador

Trump to nominate Gov. Brownback to serve as ambassador

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will nominate Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to serve as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. If confirmed by the Senate, he'll run the State Department's Office of International Religious...

Chron, 20:28 in Politics

Video shows man lighting Phoenix LGBT youth center on fire

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE The Phoenix Fire Department releases surveillance footage of a man who officials say set on fire a center for LGBT youth in Phoenix on July 12, 2017. The Phoenix Fire Department announced Wednesday that a recent fire at...


Coyotes name John MacLean, Scott Allen assistant coaches

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST ARIZONA COYOTES VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSMoore, McLellan on the Coyotes entering a 'new era' | 1:35azcentral sports columnist Greg Moore and Sarah McLellan on the Coyotes' changes on and off the ice....

Usa Today, 20:32 in Sport

Judge warns Arizona Department of Corrections against prisoner retaliation

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE What is the difference between misdemeanors and felonies in Arizona? A U.S. District Court judge in Phoenix ordered the Arizona Department of Corrections not to "harass, intimidate, or otherwise retaliate"...


Pac-12 notes: What RichRod learned in win over ASU

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST ASU FOOTBALL VIDEOS FROM AZCENTRAL SPORTSPAC-12 media days: Washington has bullseye on its back | 1:53USA TODAY Sports' Paul Myerberg breaks down Day 1 of the PAC-12 media days. 1 of 32Skip in...

AZCentral, 20:53 in Sport

McCain takes on Trump over ban on transgender people in the military

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE In a series of tweets Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump announced that he would not allow transgender individuals to serve in the U.S. military in any capacity. President Donald Trump's policy announcement on...


Woman injured in west Phoenix shooting

A woman was injured in a west Phoenix shooting early Wednesday evening, the Phoenix Police Department said. Officers responded to reports of a shot fired at the 6500 block of west Van Buren Street around 6:15 p.m.  An ambulance was taking the woman to...


Feds indict three in Fiat Chrysler-UAW scam case

DETROIT -- The widow of a vice president of the United Auto Workers union and a former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles executive are accused of diverting millions of dollars of the automaker's funds to enrich themselves, according to a federal indictment....


Woman pawned 90 Scottsdale library DVDs -- and now faces theft charges, records say

A woman faces theft-related charges after she pawned 90 DVDs that her children borrowed from the Scottsdale Public Library, according to court documents. Joanna Marie Alvarez, 43, who lives on the Salt River Reservation, faces charges of theft and...


Diamondbacks' J.D. Martinez adjusting to life in the Valley after trade from Tigers

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE LATEST VIDEOS FROM THE DIAMONDBACKS AND THE MLBJ.D. Martinez on strong performance in win | 1:24Newly acquired Diamondbacks slugger J.D. Martinez on his play in Wednesday's win. SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSEWATCH THE...

AZCentral, 22:50 in Sport

Families of 3 victims in Hamilton High sex-assault case seek $20 million in damages

Families of three students allegedly sexually assaulted by Hamilton High School football players are seeking a total of $20 million in damages, alleging coaches took steps to cover up the hazing. The notices of claim against the Chandler Unified...


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