News archive from 30 April 2017

Pope's timely Egypt visit comforts grief-stricken Christians

CAIRO –  Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country's tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his support for the Christians of this Muslim majority Arab...

 

Pope repeats refugee 'concentration camps' remarks

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE –  Pope Francis repeated on Saturday that some migrant holding centers in Europe amount to "concentration camps," even after Jewish groups urged him to stop using the loaded term. A German reporter asked Francis if he...

 

The Latest: Heavyweight loyalty in London for title fight

LONDON –  The Latest on the Anthony Joshua-Wvladimir Klitschko heavyweight title fight in Wembley Stadium. (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Some heavyweight royalty is at ringside for the Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko heavyweight title fight. Former...

 

Pope warns of broad destruction if Korean tensions escalate

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE –  Pope Francis is warning that "a good part of humanity" will be destroyed if tensions with North Korea escalate, and he is calling for diplomacy and a revived United Nations to take the lead in negotiating a...

 

Pentagon: blast kills US service member outside Mosul

BAGHDAD –  The Pentagon says an explosive device has killed a U.S. service member outside Mosul. The Pentagon on Saturday did not provide any further details, stating further information would be released as appropriate. Saturday's incident marks the...

 

Fans come out for knockout artist Joshua against Klitschko

LONDON –  British boxing fans are turning out in force to cheer on their countryman, Anthony Joshua, in his title defense against longtime former champion Wladimir Klitschko. Some 90,000 are expected to fill the stadium Saturday night for what has...

 

Cuba military says plane crashes, 8 dead

HAVANA –  An official says a Cuban military plane has crashed in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight people. A source briefed on the situation says the plane belongs to Aerogaviota, an airline run by the Cuban military that serves Cuban...

 

Robbers steal diabetic strips at knifepoint from Phoenix CVS

Phoenix police are looking for two men who stole diabetic strips at knifepoint from a Phoenix CVS. The men walked into the CVS at 3440 W. Glendale Ave. at about 9:51 p.m. April 18. One of the men jumped over the pharmacy counter, pulled out a knife...

 

Phoenix police seek Little Caesars robbers

Phoenix police are searching for a couple who tried to rob a Little Caesars Pizza restaurant. A man and a woman at about 4:45 p.m. March 1 walked into the restaurant at 2434 E. Baseline Road and waited for all the customers to leave. They then walked...

 

Sparky joins ASU staff to surprise future Sun Devils

Arizona State University staff members, along with ASU mascot Sparky the Sun Devil, traveled to high schools around the Phoenix area on Thursday to surprise students who have been admitted to the university. The group is traversing the Valley in a...

 

Lin Sue Cooney: 6 myths of hospice care

As I walk through the cereal aisle at Safeway, someone taps me on the shoulder. I already know what’s coming. A lovely compliment about missing me on the news … and a question: How do you like working for Hospice of the Valley? They’re never prepared...

 

Parents of missing UK girl still hopeful she's 'out there'

LONDON –  The parents of Madeleine McCann, the 3-year-old British girl who vanished during a family vacation to Portugal in 2007, say they are still hopeful they will one day be reunited with their daughter as they mark the 10th anniversary of her...

 

Casey Benson coming home to play final season at GCU

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Take a look at the former Arizona high school basketball players switching college basketball teams. Casey Benson, who helped Oregon reach the NCAA Final Four in Glendale, is coming home. The former Tempe Corona del Sol...

AZCentral, 19:56 in Sport
 

Big bounce saves Pinnacle's baseball season

FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInPhotos: 2017 Arizona high school baseball state tournament FullscreenPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sandra Day O'Connor's Jake Vesecky (24) checks his swing on a low pitch against Pinnacle during a...

AZCentral, 20:18 in Sport
 

Arizona Coyotes fall 3 spots, receive No. 7 pick at NHL draft lottery

The worst-case scenario panned out for the Coyotes at the NHL draft lottery Saturday in Toronto as three teams below them in the standings jumped up to the top three picks, pushing the team to No. 7 in the draft order. New Jersey slotted first with...

AZCentral, 20:40 in Sport
 
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