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Canada’s world champion women slump out of medal contention


GANGNEUNG, South Korea  /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Despite entering the Pyeongchang Olympics as world champions and the favorites to win gold, Canada’s women’s curling team has been eliminated from medal contention after a shocking

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Voracek’s 2 late goals rally Flyers past Canadiens in OT


PHILADELPHIA /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Suddenly short-handed, the Philadelphia Flyers aren’t going to let a few injuries stop them. Jakub Voracek scored the tying goal with 1:25 left in regulation and then got the

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The Latest: Nagasu stumbles; medal likely out of reach


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea  /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 1 p.m. Nine days after becoming the first U.S. woman and third overall to land a triple axel

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Asian shares gain on rosy Japan data, bucking Wall St losses


TOKYO /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Shares were higher in Asia on Wednesday, supported by rosy manufacturing data from Japan. The gains came despite losses on Wall Street, where a six-day winning streak was snapped by

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Sofia Goggia takes downhill gold; Lindsey Vonn earns bronze


JEONGSEON, South Korea /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Lindsey Vonn cast a quick glance toward the sky after finishing what was likely her final Olympic downhill run, shrugged her shoulders at seeing her time and

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Luck tells Indy fans he feels better, rules out more surgery


INDIANAPOLIS /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Andrew Luck delivered some good news to Indianapolis Colts fans on Tuesday. He feels better. He ruled out additional surgery. And he’s eager to play football after spending the

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Japan sees transfer at sea that may violate NKorea sanctions


TOKYO/February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Japan’s military has witnessed a ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that it “strongly suspects” violates U.N. sanctions on North Korea, in the third such incident reported by Japan in

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No. 2 Michigan St tops Illinois 81-61, seals share of title


EAST LANSING, Mich. /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Miles Bridges grabbed the Big Ten trophy, lifted it and flashed an ear-to-ear grin. Bridges scored 19 points, leading No. 2 Michigan State to an 81-61 win

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The Latest: Goggia wins downhill gold; Vonn gets bronze


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Sofia Goggia of Italy has won the women’s Olympic downhill, with good friend Lindsey Vonn taking the bronze.

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The Latest: American skater Tennell makes rare mistake


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10:40 a.m. American figure skater Bradie Tennell fell during the opening combination in her short program at the Pyeongchang

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3-team trade sends Drury to Yankees, Souza to Diamondbacks


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade that

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Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns


PARKLAND, Fla./February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Students who survived the Florida school shooting began a journey Tuesday to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but within hours the gun-friendly Legislature had

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The Latest: Shiffrin not racing but thinking of teammates


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Skier Mikaela Shiffrin is thinking of her American teammates even if she’s not racing with them

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Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018


UNITED NATIONS/February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ruled out the United States as a broker for peace with Israel on Tuesday, calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with the key goals

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro Opposes Re-Accreditation of For-Profit College Agency


HARRISBURG, PA (STL.News) In the wake of widespread fraud and abuse by predatory for-profit schools, Attorney General Josh Shapiro today formally opposed an application by a national accrediting agency for for-profit colleges and schools to

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The Latest: Media seeking open court proceedings in Florida


PARKLAND, Fla./February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 8:10 p.m. The Associated Press and other media organizations are seeking to ensure that court proceedings and

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Some fear California drought cuts could erase water rights


SACRAMENTO, Calif. /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A proposal to make California’s drought-era water restrictions permanent could allow the state to chip away at long-held water rights in an unprecedented power grab, representatives from water districts

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Week of reckoning on White House aides’ access to secrets


WASHINGTON/February 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —It’s a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent security clearances for the better part of a

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The Latest: American Tennell skates 1st in short program


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10:20 a.m. U.S. champion Bradie Tennell has taken the lead in the women’s short program at the Olympics. Of course,

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Australian PM heading to US for talks with Trump, governors


CANBERRA, Australia/February 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads to the United States on Wednesday accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the U.S. President Donald Trump’s softening opposition

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The Latest: US says Pence was ready to meet with N Korea


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 9:40 a.m. The Trump administration says Vice President Mike Pence was ready to meet with representatives from North

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New MLB rules: Pitching change a must for 7th mound visit


GLENDALE, Ariz/February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Managers or coaches must make a pitching change if they head to the mound for the seventh time in a game under baseball’s new pace of play rules. Commissioner

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Government bombing of Damascus suburbs kills more than 100


BEIRUT/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Government forces bombed the northeastern suburbs of the Syrian capital for a second straight day on Tuesday, killing more than 100 people and raising the specter of a full-scale offensive

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Toy makers turn to the toilet for poop-inspired toys


NEW YORK/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Toy makers have gone to the toilet for their latest creations. Mattel, a company best known for its clean-cut Barbie dolls, is set to release a game called Flushin’

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Democrats on House panel urge Equifax to extend protections


WASHINGTON/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Democratic lawmakers on a House investigative panel are asking the credit-monitoring company Equifax Inc. to provide free credit monitoring and identity theft protection for at least three years. Equifax has offered

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Messi scores vs Chelsea at 9th attempt to give Barca CL draw


LONDON /February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Lionel Messi finally managed one of the few things he had yet to achieve in football. At his ninth attempt, the five-time world player of the year finally scored

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Police: Man’s target practice leaves bulletholes in walls


CAPE CORAL, Fla./February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Authorities say a Florida man who was taking target practice in his home was arrested after bullets went through the wall into his neighbors’ apartment. A Cape Coral

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Stephen King in tweet slams congressman as “NRA sweetheart”


AUGUSTA, Maine /February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Author Stephen King is calling a Maine congressman an “NRA sweetheart” for receiving thousands of dollars from the gun rights advocacy group. King urges residents in a Tuesday

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Urged on by Trump, GOP to fight Pennsylvania’s district map


HARRISBURG, Pa./February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Urged on by President Donald Trump, Republicans vowed Tuesday to fight Pennsylvania’s new court-imposed map of congressional districts, as dozens of candidates assessed their chances under newly formed districts

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Trump awards Medal of Valor to 12 public safety officers


WASHINGTON/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A dozen public safety officers received the nation’s highest honor for bravery from President Donald Trump on Tuesday, including six individuals who responded after a married couple shot and killed

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Report: Hawaii wasn’t ready to handle missile threat alert


HONOLULU/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Hawaii’s nuclear missile scare showed that the state began testing alerts before fully developing a plan to address the ballistic missile threat and that a public outreach campaign months earlier

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Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest


CHICAGO/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A storm system that’s brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains was being blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four

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Hosmer joins Padres, wears number of late teammate Ventura


PEORIA, Ariz/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —For a few years now, the lowly San Diego Padres have preached about “the process” of their deep rebuild via the draft and signing international players after their win-now attempt with

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Welcome, JD: Red Sox not worried about making room in lineup


FORT MYERS, Fla./February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Boston Red Sox didn’t commit $110 million for J.D. Martinez to be a part-timer. When he lands in the middle of the order, some of the everyday

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Italy warns of election threat as rival parties court Russia


ROME/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Italian government officials are warning of possible foreign interference in the March 4 general election, sounding the alarm following the U.S. indictment of Russian trolls and evidence of Russian-sourced fake

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9 public and tribal housing authorities win $2.4 million


SEATTLE/February 20, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Nine public and tribal housing authorities in Washington state, Oregon and Idaho have been awarded $2.4 million in grants. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant is designed

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In wake of school shooting, Florida legislators vote down attempt to revive bill to ban assault rifles


PARKLAND, Fla/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — In wake of school shooting, Florida legislators vote down attempt to revive bill to ban assault rifles. By Associated Press – published on STL.News by St. Louis Media, LLC (US)

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Louisville must vacate basketball title, NCAA denies appeal


LOUISVILLE, Ky/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Louisville officials are not happy with the NCAA’s decision that mandates the school vacate its 2013 men’s basketball championship in the wake of an embarrassing sex scandal and interim President

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JLL completes sale of 17-building multistate medical office portfolio


CHICAGO/ Feb. 20, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — JLL’s Capital Markets experts today announced the company completed the sale of an institutional-quality, multistate medical office portfolio known as the PHT portfolio. JLL represented the seller, Bentall Kennedy,

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Late-afternoon sell-off steers US stocks toward lower close


February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A steep drop in Walmart‘s stock and losses in other sectors pulled U.S. indexes broadly lower Tuesday, placing the market on course to snap a six-day winning streak. A late-afternoon sell-off

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Oklahoma man gets life without parole for hate crime killing


TULSA, Oklahoma /February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A 63-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of murder and a hate crime in the fatal shooting of his Lebanese neighbor was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility

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Groups want details on Trump’s approval of Keystone pipeline


BILLINGS, Mont./February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada are asking a judge to force the U.S. government to turn over emails and other documents related to President

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Kerber easily advances to 2nd round in Dubai; Bellis wins


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates/February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber needed less than an hour to beat Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 Tuesday in the first round of the Dubai Championships.

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HUD and Census Bureau Report Residential Construction Activity in January 2018


WASHINGTON/February 20, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for January 2018. Building Permits: Privately owned housing units

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17 Turks reach Greek island, to apply for asylum in Greece


ATHENS, Greece /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A group of Turks who reached a Greek island by dinghy from Turkey are seeking political asylum in Greece, authorities in Athens said Tuesday. The 17 were reportedly Turkish

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Bears DB pleads guilty in northeast Iowa bar fracas


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa/February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A Chicago Bears defensive back pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors stemming from a fracas at a bar in northeast Iowa. Deiondre’ Hall and Green Bay Packers defensive back

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Pennsylvania Homebuyers Report Rapid Success In Finding A Home


LEMOYNE, Pa./ Feb. 20, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Half of new Pennsylvania homebuyers are finding their home in less than three months, according to the Welcome Home survey, conducted quarterly for the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®. And

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Trump plan: Less-comprehensive health plans at lower cost


WASHINGTON /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Trump administration Tuesday cleared the way for a lower-cost, limited alternative to the comprehensive individual medical plans required under former President Barack Obama’s health law. Proposed regulations from

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