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BERLIN | German theater asks guests to wear swastikas for Hitler play


BERLIN | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)A theater in southern Germany is proceeding with plans to open a satirical play Friday about Adolf Hitler’s youth in which some patrons will be wearing swastika armbands, despite objections

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Nobel body: ‘unacceptable behavior’ not widely known


COPENHAGEN, Denmark | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Swedish Academy, which hands out the coveted Nobel Prize in Literature, says an investigation has found “unacceptable behavior in the form of unwanted intimacy” has taken place

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Gaza man killed by Israeli fire as 4th border protest begins


GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip| April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A Gaza man was killed on Friday by Israeli troops firing from across the strip’s border, health officials said, as hundreds of Palestinians flocked to the frontier

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ATMORE, Ala. | Alabama mail-bomber the oldest executed in US modern times


ATMORE, Ala. | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)An Alabama man convicted of sending mail bombs during a wave of Southern terror has been executed for killing a federal judge, becoming the oldest prisoner put to death

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NEW YORK | Ariana Grande releases new song, first since 2017 bombing


NEW YORK | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Ariana Grande has released her first song since a 2017 terrorist attack during her concert in the United Kingdom. The 24-year-old posted a video of “No Tears Left

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Intrigue, admiration, unrest: The Wenger years at Arsenal


| April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Initially there was intrigue. Then there was admiration, many years of it. Next came pity, followed by a mixture of anger and apathy. It has been a roller-coaster of emotions during

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St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, April 20, 2018


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

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | The Latest: Gaza ministry: Young protesters shot in the head


GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on the crisis along the Israel-Gaza border (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Gaza’s Health Ministry says a Palestinian youth participating in protests on Gaza’s

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JOHANNESBURG | South Africa’s leader cuts short UK visit after protests


JOHANNESBURG | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) South Africa’s president has cut short a visit to Britain to return home and deal with violent protests in a provincial capital. President Cyril Ramaphosa left the Commonwealth summit

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LONDON | Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal after 22 seasons in charge


LONDON | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Arsene Wenger is leaving Arsenal after 22 seasons in charge against the backdrop of growing disillusionment from fans as the team struggles to compete for the Premier League title.

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BERLIN | Large area of Berlin center evacuated for WWII bomb disposal


BERLIN | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Berlin police were evacuating thousands of people from a central area of the German capital Friday and shutting down the main train station in preparation for the removal of

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MADRID | Basque militant group ETA: ‘We really are sorry’


MADRID  | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The Basque militant group ETA on Friday offered an unprecedented apology for the pain caused during its more than four decades of armed campaign for independence from Spain and France,

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Israeli leaflets tell Gaza residents to shun border protest


GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Israeli military aircraft have dropped leaflets urging Palestinians to stay away from the Gaza-Israel border fence and warning that they endanger their lives if they follow

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SEOUL, South Korea | Koreas set up hotline between leaders ahead of summit


SEOUL, South Korea | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) North and South Korea installed a telephone hotline between their leaders Friday as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff

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JERUSALEM | Genesis Prize winner Portman pulls out of Israel ceremony


JERUSALEM | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) U.S. actress Natalie Portman, this year’s recipient of a prize dubbed the “Jewish Nobel,” has pulled out of the June awards ceremony in Israel because of extreme distress over

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TOKYO | Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years


TOKYO | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain. Mount Io spewed smoke and

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BANDA ACEH, Indonesia | Indonesia’s Aceh canes couples for public shows of affection


BANDA ACEH, Indonesia | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Indonesia’s deeply conservative Aceh province on Friday caned several unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution before an enthusiastic audience of hundreds.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Mahathir’s wife urges Malaysia’s women to be ‘queenmakers’


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The wife of former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad is urging women to support the opposition coalition in next month’s general election for a better future. Women account

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WASHINGTON | Lagarde urges countries to settle trade disputes, cut debt


WASHINGTON | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The head of the International Monetary Fund is urging countries to work out their differences over trade and take advantage of a healthy world economy to reduce debt before

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Former NFLer Chris Borland helps others adjust to retirement


| April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Chris Borland knows firsthand all about the challenges of early retirement, having stepped away from a promising football career after one year because of concerns over head injuries. Instead of playing

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AUSTIN, Texas | Barbara Bush believed literacy could cure other ills


AUSTIN, Texas | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) On a hot summer day in 1978, as her husband mulled his first presidential run, Barbara Bush headed to Houston’s leafy Memorial Park for a jog while she

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Killing renews concerns for homeless Native Americans


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The morning a homeless man was shot and killed in Albuquerque, police say surveillance videos showed him running down a street before sunrise, and then gunfire flash in the

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NEW YORK | Pacino, De Palma remember ‘Scarface’ at Tribeca reunion


NEW YORK| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Old “Scarface” friends said hello again at a 35th anniversary screening Thursday that reunited stars Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer and Steven Bauer and filmmaker Brian De Palma for an

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ANAHEIM, Calif. | Betts, Benintendi lead sizzling Red Sox past Angels, 8-2


ANAHEIM, Calif. | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Mookie Betts hit his second leadoff homer in three games, Andrew Benintendi homered and drove in three runs and the Boston Red Sox completed a dominant sweep of

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MINNEAPOLIS | As Prince’s health waned, alarm grew in inner circle


MINNEAPOLIS| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Some of Prince’s closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an

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TOKYO | Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years


TOKYO| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and the authorities have set up a no-go zone around the mountain. The Meteorological Agency said

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WASHINGTON | Mom who lost pink house, court case hopes for box office win


WASHINGTON| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Susette Kelo’s Supreme Court case now has a Hollywood ending, just not the one she hoped for. What Kelo wanted when she took her case to the high court more

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LOS ANGELES | Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case


LOS ANGELES| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) President Donald Trump’s lawyer is asking a federal judge in Los Angeles to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with

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WASHINGTON | Trump legal team in Russia probe gets Rudy Giuliani


WASHINGTON | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in

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PHILADELPHIA | 2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police


PHILADELPHIA| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn’t use the restroom because he wasn’t a paying customer. He thought nothing of it when he

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Cosby lawyers want jurors to hear from accuser’s confidante


NORRISTOWN, Pa. | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Bill Cosby’s lawyers are scrambling to make sure jurors at his sexual assault retrial hear from accuser Andrea Constand’s confidante before deliberations get underway next week — but

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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 that

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BEIJING | ZTE protests ‘unfair’ US penalty, says it’s seeking solution


BEIJING | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Chinese tech company ZTE said Friday it wouldn’t accept an “unfair” U.S. penalty in a case involving exports of telecoms equipment to North Korea and Iran, and is seeking

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SEOUL, South Korea | Asian shares fall back on trade worries, tech outlook


SEOUL, South Korea   | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Shares are lower in Asia after a major supplier to Apple forecast continued weak demand for mobile devices. A warning by the head of the IMF over

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NEW YORK | Reports: Wells Fargo to be fined $1B as early as Friday


NEW YORK  | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Federal regulators plan to fine Wells Fargo as much as $1 billion as early as Friday for abuses tied to its auto-lending and mortgage businesses, The New York

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NEW YORK | Bette Midler to return to ‘Hello, Dolly’ for a summer run


NEW YORK | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Bette Midler is not quite ready to say goodbye to her Dolly. The Divine Miss M is returning to the Tony Award-winning revival of “Hello, Dolly!” on July

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HAVANA | First clues emerge about Cuba’s future under new president


HAVANA | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas | Minnesota woman suspected of killing 2 captured in Texas


SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A Minnesota woman suspected of killing her husband and then a woman in southwest Florida was captured Thursday night at a South Texas resort. A U.S.

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Hundreds of school walkouts planned on Columbine anniversary


| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Another wave of student walkouts is expected to disrupt classes Friday at hundreds of schools across the U.S. as young activists press for tougher gun laws. The protests were chosen to

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WASHINGTON |The Latest: Trump claims vindication after memos released


WASHINGTON  | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey’s memos (all times local): 12:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is claiming vindication after the release of memos from former FBI Director

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SAN ANTONIO | Durant leads Warriors to 3-0 lead over mourning Spurs


SAN ANTONIO  | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat San Antonio 110-97 on Thursday night for a 3-0 series lead over

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ATMORE, Ala. | Alabama inmate becomes oldest executed in US modern times


ATMORE, Ala.  | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)An Alabama inmate convicted of the mail-bomb slaying of a federal judge during a wave of Southern terror in 1989 was executed by lethal injection Thursday, becoming the oldest

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NEW ORLEANS | Mirotic, Davis lead Pelicans to 3-0 series lead over Blazers


NEW ORLEANS | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Nikola Mirotic scored a career playoff-best 30 points to go with eight rebounds, three steals and a block, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Portland Trail Blazers 119-102

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WASHINGTON | In Comey memos, Trump fixates on ‘hookers,’ frets over Flynn


WASHINGTON | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about

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SAN ANTONIO | The Latest: Warriors lead Spurs 52-46 at halftime


SAN ANTONIO| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on the San Antonio Spurs and coach Gregg Popovich, whose wife died at 67 (all times local): ___ 10:00 p.m. The Golden State Warriors lead the San

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NEW YORK | Kushner Cos. subpoenaed by feds after AP report


NEW YORK| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The Kushner Cos. confirmed Thursday it was subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to an Associated Press report that the company filed dozens of false documents about its buildings

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HAVANA | The Latest: Pence tweets response to Cuba’s Raul Castro


HAVANA | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The Latest on Raul Castro’s handover of Cuba’s presidency (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence is responding to outgoing Cuban leader Raul Castro, telling him on Twitter

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. | At trial, experts debate drug Cosby gave to his accuser


NORRISTOWN, Pa.  | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)It’s long been one of the most enduring mysteries of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case: What drug did he give his chief accuser on the night she says he

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WASHINGTON |Fired FBI deputy chief Andrew McCabe faces criminal referral


WASHINGTON | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The Justice Department’s inspector general has sent a criminal referral about fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to federal prosecutors in Washington, his lawyer said Thursday. The referral to the

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