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WASHINGTON | Barcelona easily wins historic 4th straight Copa del Rey


WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Now it’s President Donald Trump’s turn to pull off the ultimate charm offensive. Wined and dined on multiple state visits during his tour of Asia last year, Trump is

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WASHINGTON | Vive la France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner


WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Now it’s President Donald Trump’s turn to pull off the ultimate charm offensive. Wined and dined on multiple state visits during his tour of Asia last year, Trump

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WASHINGTON | Mnuchin expresses optimism for resolution of trade fights


WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday over efforts to resolve trade tensions that have rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook. Mnuchin held a

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NEW YORK | Roberta Flack leaves Harlem awards show after feeling ill


NEW YORK | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Roberta Flack is under observation at a Manhattan hospital after cutting short her appearance at Harlem’s Apollo Theater because she was not feeling well. TMZ reports the

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WEST PALM BEACH, Florida | Trump considering full pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson


WEST PALM BEACH, Florida | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —President Donald Trump says he’s considering “a Full Pardon!” for boxing’s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white

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WASHINGTON | Rep. Scalise out of hospital after surgery tied to shooting


WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The No. 3 House Republican leader has been released from a hospital after follow-up surgery related to the wounds he received from a shooting at a GOP baseball

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CHICAGO | White Sox reliever suffers brain hemorrhage during game


CHICAGO | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage during a game and is in stable but critical condition. Farquhar passed out in the dugout in the sixth inning

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SAN ANTONIO | Texas 8th-graders asked to list positives of slavery


SAN ANTONIO | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery.

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HOUSTON | Barbara Bush was ‘first lady of the greatest generation’


HOUSTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Barbara Bush was the “first lady of the greatest generation.” Historian Jon Meacham bestowed the title on Barbara Bush while speaking to former presidents, ambassadors and hundreds of

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LONDON | Man United prolongs FA Cup pain for Spurs by reaching final


LONDON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A third cup final with Manchester United for Jose Mourinho. More FA Cup semifinal misery for Tottenham. While Mauricio Pochettino wins admiration for his style of football, the

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BERLIN | Sancho stars for Dortmund, Hamburg gains hope in Bundesliga


BERLIN | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Jadon Sancho starred as Borussia Dortmund took a great stride toward Champions League qualification by thrashing Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 on Saturday. The English forward scored one goal –

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Business Highlights


April 21, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Wells Fargo fined $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to misconduct at its

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NEW YORK | Roberta Flack cuts short her appearance at Apollo Theater


NEW YORK | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Roberta Flack has been rushed to a hospital after cutting short her appearance at Harlem’s Apollo Theater because she was not feeling well. TMZ reports the 81-year-old singer

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SAN ANTONIO | Texas 8th-graders asked to list positives of slavery


SAN ANTONIO | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery.

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MONACO | Nadal wants extra practice after reaching Monte Carlo final


MONACO | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Rafael Nadal’s priority after reaching his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final was to whip out his phone and frantically text coach Carlos Moya. Despite a comfortable 6-4, 6-1 win

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LONDON | Herrera sends Man United into FA Cup final with win vs Spurs


LONDON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Ander Herrera kept Manchester United in with a shot of silverware this season by securing a place in the FA Cup final after beating Tottenham 2-1 on Saturday. Herrera

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Man who shot 2 deputies in Florida was mystery to neighbors


TRENTON, Fla./April 21, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — A man who investigators say killed two sheriff’s deputies in rural north Florida was a mystery figure in the small agricultural community rocked by the shooting. John Hubert Highnote,

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WASHINGTON | IMF says trade tensions, debt load threaten world economy


WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The International Monetary Fund’s policymaking committee said Saturday that a strong world economy is threatened by increasing tension over trade and countries’ heavy debt burden. Longer-term prospects are clouded

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DIEPPE, France | French nun known as allied troops ‘White Angel’ dies at 103


DIEPPE, France | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The mayor of a city in France’s Normandy region says a 103-year-old nun known as the “White Angel” to allied soldiers injured during a failed World War II

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TEHRAN, Iran | Iran’s president slams morality police’s tactics with women


TEHRAN, Iran | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Iran’s state TV is reporting that the country’s president has criticized the morality police’s use of violence against women failing to observe the national Islamic dress code. Hassan

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HOUSTON | The Latest: Barbara Bush’s casket wheeled out of church


HOUSTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Barbara Bush’s casket has been wheeled out of the Houston church

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Stars Group doubles down with purchase of Sky Betting


April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) By The Associated Press Canadian online-gambling company Stars Group Inc. says it is buying U.K.-based Sky Betting & Gaming in a deal worth $4.7 billion. Stars Group, which owns PokerStars, said Saturday

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MONACO | Marseille crushes Lille 5-1 to keep pressure on Monaco


MONACO | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Marseille crushed Lille 5-1 on Saturday to stay level with Lyon in the chase for second in the French league and an automatic Champions League spot. They were one

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AMSTERDAM | Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ‘lawful lynching’


AMSTERDAM | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that launched a sports movement and might

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AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France | Fed Cup: France and US 1-1 in semifinals


AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Kristina Mladenovic rallied to beat CoCo Vandeweghe 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 and draw France level with defending champion United States in their Fed Cup semifinal on Saturday. The 20th-ranked

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SALT LAKE CITY | Romney facing complex Utah nominating system in Senate race


SALT LAKE CITY | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  U.S. Senate hopeful Mitt Romney will speak to thousands of Utah Republicans gathering Saturday at a party convention to vote for candidates ranging from Congress to state

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WASHINGTON | US calls on IMF to do more to address unfair trade practices


WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Treasury Steven Mnuchin wants the International Monetary Fund to do more to address what the Trump administration says are unfair trade practices and says the World Bank should steer cheap

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Hamas says man gunned down in Malaysia was important member


GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group said Saturday that a man who was gunned down in Malaysia was an important member of the organization, accusing Israel of

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AMSTERDAM | Colin Kaepernick honored by Amnesty for inequality protests


AMSTERDAM | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Human rights organization Amnesty International has honored former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with its Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, lauding his peaceful protests against racial inequality. The former

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HOUSTON | Sports stars, dignitaries arrive to Barbara Bush funeral


HOUSTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Four former presidents joined ambassadors, sports stars and hundreds of other mourners on a gray, rainy Saturday at the private funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, filling the

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HOUSTON | The Latest: George HW Bush, Clintons, Obamas at funeral


HOUSTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local): 11 a.m. Former President George H.W. Bush has arrived with his family at

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PORTLAND, Maine | Record Store Day: Vinyl, CDs outsell digital music


PORTLAND, Maine | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Music lovers are paying homage to their local record stores. Record Store Day, which is celebrated Saturday from coast to coast, celebrates the brick-and-mortar spot where people have

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MILAN | Roma beats Spal 3-0 ahead of Liverpool semi in CL


MILAN | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Roma saw off relegation-threatened Spal 3-0 in Serie A on Saturday and stayed confident for the trip to Liverpool for the first leg of the Champions League semifinals. Spal

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BERLIN | Hamburger SV keeps alive survival hopes in Bundesliga


BERLIN | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Lewis Holtby kept alive Hamburger SV’s hopes of a Bundesliga survival by edging fellow relegation candidate Freiburg 1-0 on Saturday. Holtby stopped the ricocheting ball and eluded two defenders

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AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France | Fed Cup: US leads France 1-0 in semifinals


AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Sloane Stephens fought hard to beat Pauline Parmentier 7-6 (3), 7-5 and give defending champion United States a 1-0 lead against France in the Fed Cup semifinals on

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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Mnuchin urges lending shift to poorer countries


WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on the global finance meetings in Washington (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO’-shin) is urging the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank

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LONDON | Irish premier launches bid to overturn abortion restrictions


LONDON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Ireland’s premier has urged his country to show compassion as he launched a campaign to overturn some of Europe’s strictest abortion rules. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Saturday that

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EVERETT, Wash | Suburban Seattle getting rare, private US airport terminal


EVERETT, Wash. | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  An entrepreneur wants to bring a global trend to the U.S. and put commercial airport terminals in the hands of private companies instead of the government. Starting in

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Chemical weapons watchdog confirms that inspectors have visited Douma to investigate alleged April 7 chemical attack


THE HAGUE, Netherlands | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Chemical weapons watchdog confirms that inspectors have visited Douma to investigate alleged April 7 chemical attack. By Associated Press – published on STL.News by St. Louis Media,

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NEW DELHI | India introduces death penalty for rape of young children


NEW DELHI | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  India’s government on Saturday prescribed the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12 to help combat an increase in violent crime against women. An ordinance

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MONTGOMERY, Ala | New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal


MONTGOMERY, Ala. | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the South. He had more money

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RALEIGH, N.C. | After town says ‘nyet’ to Russia monument, others say ‘da’


RALEIGH, N.C. | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A monument honoring a secret World War II spy mission could still find a home in the United States after a North Carolina town rejected the statue because

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NEW YORK | It’s true! Broadway is traffic-free for 2 Manhattan miles


NEW YORK | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Broadway is closed to traffic for two Manhattan miles. On Saturday, 30 blocks of the Great White Way was open only to pedestrians and bicycles from Times Square

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NEW YORK | Heat’s Winslow fined $15,000 for stepping on Embiid’s mask


NEW YORK | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Miami’s Justise Winslow has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for attempting to damage Philadelphia center Joel Embiid’s facemask during Game 3 of their playoff series. Winslow intentionally

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NAYPYITAW, Myanmar | Myanmar evicts kin of officer who told of reporters’ setup


NAYPYITAW, Myanmar | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Myanmar police on Saturday evicted the family of a police officer who had testified a day earlier that he and others were ordered to entrap two Reuters news

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PARACHINAR, Pakistan | Pakistan: Traders call for reopening of Afghan border


PARACHINAR, Pakistan | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Pakistani traders have demanded the reopening of an Afghan border point closed last week after a deadly clash between the two sides. Nazir Ahmed, a representative of traders

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JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip | Israel’s Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deaths


JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Israel’s defense minister said Saturday that Hamas leaders are the “only culprits” in continued bloodshed on the Gaza border, as the EU and a top

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MONACO | Nadal beats Dimitrov, 1 win from record 31st Masters title


MONACO | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Rafael Nadal remains on course for a record 31st Masters title after beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-1 in the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals on Saturday. The top-ranked Spaniard never

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Real Estate IRAs More Coveted as Supply Dwindles Against Demand


ASHEVILLE, N.C./ April 21, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — The basic laws of supply and demand still apply in investments of all types. This is clearly evident in the world of real estate, where dwindling supply as

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WASHINGTON | Vive la France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner


WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Now it’s President Donald Trump’s turn to pull off the ultimate charm offensive. Wined and dined on multiple state visits during his tour of Asia last year, Trump is

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