News archive from 28 May 2017

House approves $216.8 billion budget

House approves $216.8 billion budget

AUSTIN -- The Texas House gave it's final OK to a $216.8 billion spending plan for the next two years Saturday, including more money for children in crisis and mental health services, holds steady on border security funding and closes four prisons. ...

Chron, 19:03 in Politics
 

How the Predators built their roster for Stanley Cup success

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare VIDEOS: BEST OF PREDATORS' 2017 NHL PLAYOFFSPenguins will take on Predators in Stanley Cup Final | 1:01After beating the Ottawa Senators in an OT thriller, the Pittsburgh Penguins look to repeat as Stanley Cup champions...

Usa Today, 20:08 in Sport
 

Track modifications hope to put competitive spin on Coca-Cola 600

What does Martin Truex Jr. do when the pursuit of perfection becomes redundant? The odds will be overwhelmingly against him in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night. Truex led 392 of 400 laps last year, setting a record for...

 

Tucson police officers fatally shoot man in cemetery

TUCSON — Tucson police say two officers fatally shot a man who had been holding a gun to his head as he approached them and then lowered the weapon in the direction of officers. The weapon later was determined to be a BB gun. Police say the shooting...

 

Phoenix mural highlights history, achievements of Latinos in Arizona

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Phoenix community members came together with AARP Arizona and artist David Murietta to create a mural touting the accomplishments of the Latino community in Arizona. Accomplishments of the Latino community in Arizona are...

 

Baylor tops Arizona softball to force Game 3 in NCAA Super Regional

TUCSON - The Arizona Wildcats will have to play another day for a chance to get back to the Women's College World Series. Arizona lost to Baylor 6-4 after a sixth inning that saw the Wildcats go from a 4-2 to lead to a 6-4 deficit. The Wildcats scored...

AZCentral, 00:49 in Sport
 

Tony Stewart lets loose at Little 500, from a banana to a chugged Busch beer

ANDERSON - Tony Stewart is eating a banana. He's walking through the pits with no entourage. He's shaking hands with people who walk by. He's trying to be just another guy leading up to the Little 500 at Anderson Speedway. But he's not really just...

Usa Today, 00:58 in Sport
 

Tony Stewart lets loose at Little 500, from a banana to a chugged Busch beer

ANDERSON - Tony Stewart is eating a banana. He's walking through the pits with no entourage. He's shaking hands with people who walk by. He's trying to be just another guy leading up to the Little 500 at Anderson Speedway. But he's not really just...

AZCentral, 01:29 in Sport
 
AP source: Kushner sought secret communications with Russia

AP source: Kushner sought secret communications with Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with the Russian ambassador to the U.S....

Chron, 03:16 in Politics
 
Back home after foreign trip, Trump faces slew of challenges

Back home after foreign trip, Trump faces slew of challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — His whirlwind foreign trip complete, President Donald Trump faces a slew of political and policy challenges at home and mushrooming inquiries into allegations that Russia meddled in the U.S. election and had improper dealings with...

Chron, 03:16 in Politics
 
India reports its first 3 cases of the Zika virus

India reports its first 3 cases of the Zika virus

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has reported its first three cases of the Zika virus, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies. Health Ministry officials said Sunday that the three patients in western Gujarat state had recovered. "There...

Chron, 05:57 in Health
 

Hatchback cars stage a comeback

While cars sales plummet and buyers switch to SUVs, the underappreciated hatchback body style is enjoying a minor renaissance as a rush of new models go on sale. In 2017, compact and subcompact car sales are down 25%. But hatchbacks in those classes...

 

Books: New and noteworthy

USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 by David Sedaris (Little, Brown, non-fiction, on sale May 30) What it’s about: Daily diary “jottings” by the popular humorist, which his...

 

10 hot books you won't want to miss this summer

Don't fill up your beach bag just yet. Save space for these hot new summer books. Whether your taste runs to mysteries, romance, humor or sports, USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg has you covered. 1. I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Hart (37...

 
Minority advocates say Trump's budget will hurt their causes

Minority advocates say Trump's budget will hurt their causes

Clinton: Budget 'Attack of Unimaginable Cruelty' Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for minority communities say President Donald Trump's proposed budget answers the question he famously posed to black Americans during his campaign:...

Chron, 08:33 in Politics
 
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