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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Judge blocks transfer of citizen with ties to IS


WASHINGTON | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the fate of a U.S. citizen accused of working with Islamic State militants(all times local): 7:55 p.m. A federal judge is blocking the government from transferring

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U.S. Defense Department Moves Closer to Cloud Computing


WASHINGTON – The Defense Department’s information technology move to the cloud will rapidly deliver advantages to the battlefield by enabling new machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities, Dana W. White, chief Pentagon spokesperson, told reporters today.

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Rhode Island Attorney General Kilmartin Urges Congress: Don’t Give Lawyers a License to Use Abusive Debt Collection Practices


PROVIDENCE, RI – A bi-partisan coalition of 20 state attorneys general, including Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, submitted a letter today urging Congress to oppose the Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act of

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ATLANTA | Braves’ Freeman avoids second major injury to wrist


ATLANTA | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— One-half inch may have been the difference between Freddie Freeman facing another extended stay on the disabled list and remaining in the Atlanta Braves’ lineup. The first baseman avoided

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HAVANA | Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future


HAVANA | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— Raul Castro turned over Cuba’s presidency Thursday to a 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded

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LOS ANGELES | Evidence of an oil spill was obvious, but was it a crime?


LOS ANGELES | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — An acrid stink of petroleum sent Santa Barbara County firefighters scrambling three years ago in a search of a possible spill. When they arrived at Refugio State

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Florida Governor Scott Announces 68 Low Tax Opportunity Zone Designations for Miami Area


MIAMI, FL – Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced recommendations to designate 68 census tracts in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties as Low Tax Opportunity Zones.  Low Tax Opportunity Zones, as established in the federal Tax

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Texas Governor Abbott Appoints Three To The Upper Guadalupe River Authority


AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott reappointed D. Michael “Mike” Hughes and William R. “Bill” Rector, M.D., and appointed Margaret B. “Maggie” Snow to the Upper Guadalupe River Authority for terms set to expire

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Maine Governor LePage Recognizes Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for Economic Impact


AUGUSTA, ME – Maine Governor Paul R. LePage today issued a statement calling attention to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard’s (PNS) significant contribution to Maine’s economy. “Employing 3,679 Mainers with annual wages of almost $300 million, Portsmouth

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Kansas Attorney General Schmidt files new school-finance bill with Kansas Supreme Court


TOPEKA, KS − Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today officially filed the new school-funding bill passed by the Legislature with the Kansas Supreme Court.  The filing comes two days after Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer signed

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PITTSBURGH | Penguins, Predators look to lock up second round spots


PITTSBURGH | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— Mario Lemieux had one question for Sidney Crosby after the Pittsburgh star slipped past his boss as the Penguins’ career playoff scoring leader during a Game 4 romp over

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WASHINGTON | EPA watchdog opens latest investigation into Pruitt security


WASHINGTON | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)—The internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency has launched yet another investigation of travel and security spending involving embattled administrator Scott Pruitt. EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins wrote in

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AUSTIN, Texas | Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with US government


AUSTIN, Texas | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— Lance Armstrong reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was

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Stocks post first loss of the week as tech companies drop


April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Losses among technology and consumer products companies weighed on U.S. stocks Thursday, snapping a three-day winning streak for the market. Banks bucked the trend, rising along with bond yields. Energy

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MIAMI | 76ers center Joel Embiid now probable for Game 3 versus Heat


MIAMI | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— Joel Embiid’s status has been upgraded to probable for Game 3 of Philadelphia’s first-round series against Miami on Thursday night. Thursday started with Embiid listed as doubtful by the

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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio | Convicted ex-high school athlete wants off sex offender list


STEUBENVILLE, Ohio | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— A judge has heard arguments about whether a man convicted as a juvenile of raping a 16-year-old girl should be removed from Ohio’s sex offender registry. Judge Thomas

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WASHINGTON | Trump backs Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee GOP US Senate bid


WASHINGTON | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— President Donald Trump has endorsed Marsha Blackburn in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat from Tennessee. Trump tweeted Thursday that the sitting congresswoman is a “wonderful woman

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Delaware Governor Carney’s Statement on Bond Bill Committee Approval of Port of Wilmington Transaction


DOVER, DE – Delaware Governor John Carney on Thursday issued the following statement on the unanimous vote by the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Capital Improvement to move forward with the transaction to expand the

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SAN ANTONIO | NBA mourns death of Gregg Popovich’s wife, a ‘real star’


SAN ANTONIO | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — LeBron James fought back tears. Former President Bill Clinton offered condolences. Craig Sager’s daughter tweeted that she was “just sick” over the news. Such is the regard

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WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews reasons behind his 2016 win


WASHINGTON | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— President Donald Trump isn’t getting the facts straight when it comes to how he won the 2016 election. He’s denouncing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in

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INDIO, Calif | High winds delay opening of Coachella festival camping


INDIO, Calif | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— Gusty winds swept the mountains and deserts of Southern California on Thursday, forcing managers of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to close campgrounds where thousands of

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NEW DELHI | India hopes to host 3 sports events, including 2032 Olympics


NEW DELHI | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— The Indian Olympic Association says it will bid for three major sporting events — the 2026 Youth Olympics, the 2030 Asian Games and the 2032 Summer Olympics. The

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Large Corporations Are Leading America’s Surge in Solar Deployment


WASHINGTON/April 19, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — America’s top companies are investing in solar in record amounts, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association’s brand new Solar Means Business 2017 report, which tracks on-site commercial solar installations

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WASHINGTON | FBI offers $1M for info on US reporter missing in Syria


WASHINGTON | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Federal authorities for the first time are offering a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. | Syracuse fraternity suspended after racist videos released


SYRACUSE, N.Y. | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Video showing a group of men laughing uproariously at performances punctuated by racist language against blacks, Jews and Hispanics and simulated sex acts has roiled the campus of

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PODGORICA, Montenegro | EU foreign policy chief praises Montenegro’s role in Balkans


PODGORICA, Montenegro | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The European Union foreign policy chief on Thursday hailed efforts by nations in Western Balkans to advance toward membership in the bloc, ending a tour of the volatile

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SALT LAKE CITY | Child of Utah family with TV show dies after house fire


SALT LAKE CITY | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Police say a 2-year-old boy whose polygamous family is featured on a reality TV show has died following a fire in a southeastern Utah home. The Deseret

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BOISE, Idaho | Anti-abortion politicians push efforts to prosecute women


BOISE, Idaho | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as a rush of officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such

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DALLAS | Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections


DALLAS | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an engine failure that left

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LAS VEGAS | Suspect in Vegas casino picnic shooting arrested in Texas


LAS VEGAS | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A former Las Vegas Strip casino dealer on the run for days after authorities say he opened fire on a picnic for a group of fellow employees, killing

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LONDON | Police: 2 die in light airplane crash in Northern Ireland


LONDON | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Police say two people have died in the crash of a light airplane in Northern Ireland. Police said Thursday the airplane crashed near Belfast International Airport. The Air Accident

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HAVANA | The Latest: US lawmaker sees no real change in Cuba


HAVANA | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on Raul Castro’s handover of Cuba’s presidency (all times local): 1:25 p.m. One of the fiercest congressional critics of Cuba’s government says the island’s new president is

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PALM BEACH, Florida | The Latest: Trump in Key West for drug trafficking briefing


PALM BEACH, Florida | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:00 p.m. Crowds are lining the streets of Key West, Florida, as President Donald Trump attends a briefing

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NEW YORK | Study shows TV employment exceeding newspapers


NEW YORK | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  For what is believed to be the first time, the number of journalists working in local television newsrooms exceeds that of people in newspaper offices. The Radio Television

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Expert: Benadryl, quaaludes could’ve affected Cosby accuser


NORRISTOWN, Pa. | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Bill Cosby’s chief accuser could have been made woozy either by the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl or by quaaludes, a prosecution expert testified Thursday at the comedian’s

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MONACO | Nadal advances at Monte Carlo as Djokovic goes out


MONACO | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Rafael Nadal remains on course to retain his Monte Carlo Masters title and won’t have Novak Djokovic standing in his way. The top-ranked Nadal beat big-hitting Russian Karen Khachanov

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SAN ANTONIO | The Latest: Spurs GM says Popovich overwhelmed by support


SAN ANTONIO | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on the San Antonio Spurs and coach Greg Popovich, whose wife died at 67 (all times local): 11:30 a.m. San Antonio Spurs general manager R.C. Buford

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WASHINGTON | After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern


WASHINGTON | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The drama of U.S. and allied missiles strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled. The U.S.

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LONDON | UK mulls plan to ban plastic straws and cut waste


LONDON | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Britain’s government wants to take action to ban plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds — and is urging other Commonwealth nations to follow suit. Prime Minister Theresa May

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PACE MY SPACE Offers New Clean Energy Renovation Program for Florida Homeowners


TAMPA, FLA./APRIL 19, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Commercial properties in Broward, Dade, Hernando, Hillsborough, and Manatee counties now have new options for financing improvements to meet Green Initiatives. New legislation was approved in early 2018 to

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BERLIN | Far-right cancels bid to shut Berlin’s Berghain techno club


BERLIN | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A far-right party has withdrawn its proposal to close down one of Berlin’s most famous techno clubs after the plan drew widespread ridicule in the laissez-faire German capital. Sibylle

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SAN ANTONIO | The Latest: Popovich won’t coach Game 3 after wife’s death


SAN ANTONIO | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on the San Antonio Spurs and coach Greg Popovich, whose wife died at 67 (all times local): 10:45 a.m. The San Antonio Spurs say Gregg Popovich

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TRENTON, N.J | Better than a beach photo: Christie spends $85K on portrait


TRENTON, N.J. | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s official portrait will cost $85,000, which is more than taxpayers shelled out for paintings of his three predecessors combined. The Record reports

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MINNEAPOLIS | The Latest: Prince’s doctor denies illegal prescription


MINNEAPOLIS | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on the investigation into Prince’s death (all times local): 10:25 a.m. An attorney for a Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a

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Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty Earns High Ranking on the REAL Trends 500


SAN FRANCISCO/ April 19, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce national recognition by REAL Trends, the most trusted source of news, analysis and information on the residential brokerage industry

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MINNEAPOLIS | Doctor who treated Prince pays $30K for illegal prescription


MINNEAPOLIS | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a week before the musician died from a fentanyl overdose has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a

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SAN ANTONIO | NBA mourns death of Gregg Popovich’s wife


SAN ANTONIO | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The NBA is paying tribute to the wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. Erin Popovich died Wednesday at 67, the team said. Her death came after

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WASHINGTON | Fate of US citizen with ties to IS in hands of judge


WASHINGTON | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A federal judge on Thursday is weighing the fate of a U.S. citizen who has been accused of working with Islamic State militants in Syria, but never charged. The

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BUCHAREST, Romania | Ancient coins, bracelets looted from Romania return home


BUCHAREST, Romania | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Coins and bracelets from the 1st century that were looted from western Romania years ago and smuggled out of the country were put on display Thursday after a

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