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The Latest: Al-Shabab claims Somalia blasts that kill 18


MOGADISHU, Somalia /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the attack in Somalia’s capital (all times local): 10:40 p.m. The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab is claiming responsibility for the twin blasts in Mogadishu that

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Graham’s spiritual journey began and ended in North Carolina


MONTREAT, N.C. /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — While the Rev. Billy Graham’s travels took him as far away as the Soviet Union and China, he always came back to his native North Carolina, a place

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Man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defense in dispute


SOUTH NYACK, N.Y. /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A New York man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defense after the comedian climbed into a vehicle and tried to punch him during a profanity-laced traffic

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House Buyers of America Starts 2018 with a 75% Increase in Same Month Sales


CHANTILLY, Va./ February 23, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — House Buyers of America is pleased to announce a positive 75% increase in same month sales, from January 2017 to January 2018. “The new year started off with

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Luke List sets target on tough scoring day at Honda Classic


PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla/February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Luke List dropped only one shot in his round of 4-under 66 in a tough Honda Classic with a shrinking number of players under par. Tiger Woods

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US companies distance themselves from NRA as pressure mounts


NEW YORK/February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the National Rifle Association, after the latest school

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Federal judges to hear Pennsylvania district map challenge


HARRISBURG, Pa./February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A request by eight GOP congressmen in Pennsylvania to halt the use of a new congressional district map in this year’s elections was placed in the hands of three

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The Latest: S. Carolina pledges cooperation on investigation


NEW YORK /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the corruption scandal in college basketball (all times Eastern): 12:45 p.m. South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner says he had not heard the latest allegations

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Sensing collateral damage, US companies split with NRA


NEW YORK/February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the National Rifle Association, after the latest

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English FA charges Guardiola for political Catalonia ribbon


LONDON /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The English Football Association has charged Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola for promoting a political message by wearing a ribbon in support of imprisoned and ousted pro-independence Catalan politicians. Guardiola

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Report: FBI probe docs list range of payments to top players


NEW YORK /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Bank records and other expense reports that are part of a federal probe into college basketball list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least

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Wall Street player with gun investments seeks dialogue


NEW YORK/February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A large Wall Street money manager wants to engage with major weapons manufacturers about their response to the school massacre in Parkland, Florida. Blackrock Inc. is among the largest

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Russians get 1st gold, Germany tops Canada in Olympic hockey


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Russians finally won a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The Canadian men’s hockey team won’t even get the chance after losing to Germany. Alina Zagitova edged

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AP-NORC Poll: Most have dour outlook on America’s direction


WASHINGTON /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Chester Trayhan’s grandchildren are working, so he’s feeling better about the economy these days. But his view of the country’s overall direction is pretty grim, darkened by what he sees

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New execution date required for Alabama inmate after delay


MONTGOMERY, Ala. /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The state of Alabama must seek a new execution date for a condemned inmate if it still wants to execute him following an unexpected postponement. Prison officials halted

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Ivanka Trump to push for ‘maximum pressure’ on North Korea


SEOUL, South Korea /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Ivanka Trump told South Korea’s president on Friday that she will use her visit to the Winter Olympics to advocate maximum pressure on North Korea to halt

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Stores make push in scan and go tech, hope shoppers adopt it


NEW YORK/February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they’re done shopping? Old school. More stores are letting customer tally their choices with a phone app or store device

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Snowboarder eyes comeback after breaking neck at Olympics


VIENNA/February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Austrian snowboarder who broke his neck in a frightening crash at the Olympics last week is considering a return to the sport. “It’s the easiest way to get healthy

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Private Billionaire Oasis Sees First Bitcoin Luxury Listing by The Island Realty


MIAMI / February 23, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Fisher Island, one of America’s most exclusive ZIP codes and world’s wealthiest private island enclaves, is poised for its first bitcoin luxury listing. This is another move that

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APNewsBreak: Runner-on-2nd rule off for spring training


TAMPA, Fla. /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press a proposal collapsed that would have had a runner on second base at the start of 10th innings

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All Employees of IRA Financial Group & IRA Financial Trust – Leading Self-Directed IRA & Solo 401(k) Plan Providers – Receive Bonus in Cryptocurrency


NEW YORK/ February 23, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) –IRA Financial Group & IRA Financial Trust Company, the leading providers of self-directed IRA LLC and Solo 401(k) Plans for alternative assets, such as real estate and cryptocurrencies, has

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Missouri governor defiant after indictment linked to affair


LOUIS/February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens remains defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicted him for felony invasion of privacy, alleging the Republican took a

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Korda shoots course-record 62 to lead LPGA Thailand


CHONBURI, Thailand/February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Jessica Korda shot a course-record 62 at the LPGA Thailand on Friday to lead by four strokes after the second round. Playing her first tournament since having jaw surgery,

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Why millennials should care about Medicare right now


/February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Medicare provides basic health care to one out of six Americans, most of them 65 and older. Even people decades away from retirement, though, should be concerned about Congress meddling

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More deaths in Syria bombing campaign near Damascus


BEIRUT /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing five people, opposition activists and a

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January’s Cold Slowed Metro Chicago Homes Sales, but Didn’t Chill Rising Home Values or Market’s Fast Pace, RE/MAX Reports


CHICAGO/February 23, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — January home sales in the metropolitan Chicago area declined slightly from the prior year’s pace, as colder weather and a shrinking selection of homes for sale suppressed market activity, RE/MAX

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The Latest: Swiss curlers beat Canada for bronze medal


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 6:55 p.m. The Swiss men have won curling’s bronze medal, sending Canada to its worst finish ever in

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The Latest: $510 million pledged for West Africa’s Sahel


BRUSSELS  /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on European Union meeting on West Africa’s Sahel region (all times local): 1:05 p.m. The European Union’s top diplomat says donors have pledged 414 million euros ($510

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Donors pledge $510 million to West Africa’s Sahel region


BRUSSELS /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —International donors on Friday pledged 414 million euros ($510 million) to five impoverished countries in West Africa’s Sahel region, much of it to fund a new counterterror force. The 5,000-strong

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GOP, Dem governors push national health care compromise


COLUMBUS, Ohio /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A bipartisan group of governors working to strike compromise on hot-button policy issues will take on the health care question at an event Friday. Republican Gov. John Kasich,

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The Latest: Russians: Bobsledder failed test over heart drug


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 7:50 p.m. The Russian delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics says a bobsledder tested positive for a banned substance

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St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, February 23, 2018


St Louis Weather Conditions, Forecast & Air Quality Index readings published by STL.News ST LOUIS, MO (STL.News) St Louis weather conditions & forecast readings from the St. Louis Lambert International Airport at 4:51 a.m at

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The Latest: Nuis wins 1,000 to become double Olympic champ


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands has become a double Olympic champion after adding gold in the

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Ivanka Trump receives red-carpet welcome for Olympic visit


SEOUL, South Korea /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Ivanka Trump received a red-carpet welcome in South Korea on Friday as head of the U.S. delegation to this weekend’s closing ceremony for the Winter Olympics in

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A 2nd Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics


GANGNEUNG, South Korea /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A second Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, a day before the International Olympic Committee’s executive board is to decide whether to

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Trump Jr.’s foreign policy speech in India boosts concerns


NEW DELHI /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the U.S. president, will be pushing another ethics boundary on his whirlwind trip to India where he has been promoting Trump-brand

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AP Exclusive: Medal haul well short of USOC projections


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — It was a sweeping goal, spelled out on a colorful, full-screen slide and presented to leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee in a meeting last year. Sports

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Modi hugs Trudeau amid Indo-Canada invitation embarrassment


NEW DELHI /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Friday with a hug, one day after embarrassed Canadian diplomats had to revoke a party invitation for

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The Latest: France’s Fourcade goes for 4th Pyeongchang medal


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 6:40 p.m. France’s Martin Fourcade will go for his fourth Olympic gold medal on Friday night in the

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The Latest: Ivanka Trump arrives in South Korea for Olympics


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Ivanka Trump has landed in South Korea to attend this weekend’s closing ceremony for the Winter

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AP sources: Adelson offers to help pay for Jerusalem embassy


WASHINGTON /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told

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Ex-women’s player Mleczko to do color analysis for NHL game


GANGNEUNG, South Korea /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — AJ Mleczko understands there is not a lot of women’s hockey on television outside the Olympics. Mleczko took home Olympic gold with the U.S. in 1998 and

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US veterans can enjoy hockey gold before deciding futures


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Americans Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, twin sister Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Hilary Knight, Meghan Duggan, Gigi Marvin and Kacey Bellamy have a luxury their predecessors lacked after finally capturing the nation’s

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Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking marine protection


CURIEUSE ISLAND, Seychelles /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part

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A look at figure skating winners and how they earned medals


GANGNEUNG, South Korea /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A look at the medal winners in figure skating at the Pyeongchang Olympics and how they earned them. TEAM Gold: Canada — The heavy gold favorite with

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