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NEW YORK | Janet Jackson is extending her State of the World Tour


NEW YORK | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Janet Jackson is extending her uber-successful tour with more shows. The pop icon says her State of the World Tour, which originally wrapped in December, will kick off

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NEW YORK | ‘The Crown’ star speaks about pay disparity


NEW YORK | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) “The Crown” star Matt Smith says he supports fellow actor Claire Foy over the revelation that Foy was paid less than her male co-star in the Netflix drama.

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WASHINGTON | Travel ban case is justices’ first dive into Trump policy


WASHINGTON | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump’s time as president, even as the nation has moved from one Trump controversy to another. That’s

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SHANGHAI | US brands suffer collateral damage in Chinese corporate war


SHANGHAI | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) It was looking like a banner year for business in China. The U.S. clothing company was expecting a 20 percent jump in online sales on Alibaba’s Tmall, thanks to

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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia | Census finds increase in Mekong River’s Irrawaddy dolphins


PHNOM PENH, Cambodia | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The number of critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins along a stretch of the Mekong River has increased for the first time in 20 years but the animals still

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TOKYO | Construction robots weld, bolt, lift to beat worker shortage


TOKYO | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Robots that can weld, lift and bolt are being developed to help bridge labor shortages at Japanese construction sites, though their use will be limited to night shifts when

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Romanian National, David Velcu a.k.a. Luca Antoni Charged with ATM Skimming


Group Used Skimming Devices to Steal Dozens of Debit Card Numbers, PINs from ATMs in Olathe, Riverside KANSAS CITY, MO – A Romanian national has been charged in federal court related to a scheme to

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AGADEZ, Niger | US builds drone base in Niger, crossroads of extremism fight


AGADEZ, Niger | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) On the scorching edge of the Sahara Desert, the U.S. Air Force is building a base for armed drones, the newest front in America’s battle against the growing

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BEIRUT | Syrian troops press push against IS in southern Damascus


BEIRUT| April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Syrian state media say government forces and their allies are pressing an offensive against members of the Islamic State group in southern Damascus. State-run al-Ikhbariya TV says the aim of Monday’s

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St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, April 23, 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 6:51 a.m at

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BRUSSELS | Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam gets 20 years in related case


BRUSSELS | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A Brussels court on Monday found 2015 Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam and an accomplice guilty of attempted murder over shots fired at police they sought to avoid arrest

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BEIJING | 36 dead, mostly Chinese, in North Korea traffic accident


BEIJING | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A traffic accident in North Korea has killed 32 Chinese tourists and four North Koreans, Chinese officials said Monday. Two other Chinese tourists were badly injured and were in

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BRUSSELS | The Latest: Court yet to issue verdict in Abdeslam trial


BRUSSELS | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on the trial of Salah Abdeslam and a suspected accomplice in Brussels (all times local): 10:35 a.m. A Brussels court says the sole surviving suspect in the

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WASHINGTON | Koch network success in Trump era draws Democratic pushback


WASHINGTON | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The sprawling network funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is having a very good run with President Donald Trump in the White House and Republican control of Congress. Tax

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SEOUL, South Korea | GM, Korean union reach tentative agreement on wages, workers


SEOUL, South Korea  | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) General Motors said Monday that it has reached a tentative agreement with its South Korean labor union on measures to cut costs and allocate new car models

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FRANKFURT, Germany | Eurozone interest rates could stay frozen well into 2019


FRANKFURT, Germany | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) When will the European Central Bank join the U.S. Federal Reserve and start raising interest rates? This much is clear: It won’t be soon. Weaker signals from the

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LONDON | Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge in labor with 3rd child


LONDON | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Duchess of Cambridge entered a London hospital Monday in labor, Britain’s royal palace said. The baby will be a third child for her and husband Prince William and

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BEIJING | HRW: ‘Men only’ job ads show ongoing discrimination in China


BEIJING  | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A human rights group says gender discrimination is widespread in the Chinese work force, with many hiring advertisements openly calling only for male applicants and using the attractiveness of

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SEOUL, South Korea | Korean Air heiresses to resign as smuggle probe widens


SEOUL, South Korea  | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Korean Air Lines said Monday that two daughters of its chairman will resign from their executive positions amid mounting public criticism over the women’s behavior and allegations

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysia releases images of suspects in Palestinian killing


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Malaysian police on Monday released composite images of two suspects who gunned down a Palestinian engineer and said they appeared to be European or Middle Eastern, fueling

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KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 14 troops, policemen


KABUL, Afghanistan | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Afghan officials say two near-simultaneous Taliban attacks in western Badghis province have killed at least 14 troops and policemen. Ghulam Sarwar Haidari, the deputy provincial police chief, says

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MEXICO CITY | Mexico holds its first presidential debate for July election


MEXICO CITY | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The first of Mexico’s presidential debates opened Sunday night with rivals concentrating their fire on front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who defended the idea of an amnesty to

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


MONTGOMERY, Ala. | April 22, 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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FLINT, Mich. | Michigan water activist, 6 others win environmental prize


FLINT, Mich. | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A woman who played a key role in exposing the lead-tainted water disaster in Flint, Michigan, is among seven people from around the world to be awarded a

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PHILADELPHIA | Crosby, Penguins keep 3rd straight championship in sight


PHILADELPHIA | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Sidney Crosby tormented the Flyers just as he has from the start of his NHL career. Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin were clutch when needed in pivotal games. And

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DENVER | In Denver, trying to put a price on the value of a newspaper


DENVER | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Across the street from the Colorado Capitol rises an 11-story building emblazoned with The Denver Post’s logo. No reporters work out of the building any more, only executives of

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Asian shares mostly lower, tracking tech sell-off on Wall St


| April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Monday following Friday’s steep slide in technology shares on Wall Street. Markets had only a muted reaction, if any, to North Korea’s announcement that

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Waffle House suspect still being sought; residents on alert


NASHVILLE, Tenn. | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Police are warning residents of a Nashville neighborhood to watch out for a suspect in a Waffle House restaurant shooting that killed four people. More than 80 Nashville

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WASHINGTON | Pompeo facing rare opposition from Senate panel


WASHINGTON | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is facing serious opposition before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which may not have enough votes to recommend him

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WASHINGTON | It’s time for Trump’s doctor to be examined, for VA chief


WASHINGTON | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson was tending to grievously injured military personnel in Iraq when he was summoned to Washington to interview for a job he barely knew existed. He

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WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts NKorea aim to ‘denuclearize’


WASHINGTON | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  President Donald Trump and his aides are leaving a false impression about the extent of North Korea’s plans to give up its nuclear weapons. They say North Korean dictator

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Hundreds mourn New Mexico woman killed in Southwest flight


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Family and friends gathered Sunday to mourn an Albuquerque bank executive who died after the Southwest Airlines plane she was on blew an engine in midair. Nearly a thousand

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LOS ANGELES | Dodgers rally from 3 runs down to top Nationals 4-3


LOS ANGELES | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Cody Bellinger followed Yasmani Grandal’s two-run double with a tying RBI double in the sixth, and Corey Seager drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning of the

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INDIANAPOLIS | Cavaliers win 104-100 at Indiana to even series at 2


INDIANAPOLIS | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)LeBron James scored 32 points and combined with Kyle Korver for all but two of Cleveland’s final 13 points as the Cavaliers escaped with a 104-100 victory over the Indiana

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SHANGHAI | At war with Alibaba: Top brands fight China e-commerce giant


SHANGHAI | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)It was looking like a banner year for business in China. The U.S. clothing company was expecting a 20 percent jump in online sales on Alibaba’s Tmall, thanks to the

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Man who snatched AR-15 from gunman: ‘It was life or death’


NASHVILLE, Tenn. | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle from a gunman at a busy Tennessee restaurant says his was a “selfish” act of self-preservation and he doesn’t consider himself a

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SEOUL, South Korea | SKorea halts propaganda broadcasts before summit with North


SEOUL, South Korea | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)South Korea halted anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts across the rivals’ tense border on Monday ahead of inter-Korean talks this week that are expected to focus on the North’s nuclear

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LOS ANGELES | Moriya Jutanugarn claims LPGA LA tourney for 1st tour win


LOS ANGELES | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Moriya Jutanugarn knows patience. She’s had ample time to learn it while pursuing her first victory on the LPGA Tour. Jutanugarn broke through Sunday in her sixth year, winning

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NEW YORK | Twain apologizes for saying she would have voted for Trump


NEW YORK| April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Shania Twain has apologized for saying if she were American she would have voted for Donald Trump for president, even though he’s offensive. Twain made the comments in an

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KABUL, Afghanistan | Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital


KABUL, Afghanistan | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) An Islamic State suicide bomber attacked a voter registration center in Afghanistan’s capital on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others, officials said. Public Health

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KABUL, Afghanistan| The Latest: UN chief condemns attack on Afghan vote center


KABUL, Afghanistan| April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on the violence in Afghanistan (all times local): 6 a.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the attack on a voter registration center in Afghanistan. The suicide

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DENVER | Predators beat Avs 5-0 in Game 6 to win first-round series


DENVER| April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Mattias Ekholm ignited the offense early with the first goal by a Nashville defenseman in the series, Pekka Rinne stopped 22 shots and the top-seeded Predators advanced to the second round

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ANAHEIM, Calif. |Belt has 21-pitch at-bat, later homers as Giants beat Angels


ANAHEIM, Calif. | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Rookie right-hander Jaime Barria of the Los Angeles Angels kept throwing strikes and Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants kept fouling them off and fouling them off

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.| The Latest: Sheriff: Suspect’s firearms card was revoked


NASHVILLE, Tenn.| April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A sheriff in Illinois says Travis Reinking’s state firearms card was revoked last

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LOS ANGELES | Moriya Jutanugarn wins LPGA LA tourney for 1st tour win


LOS ANGELES| April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Moriya Jutanugarn won the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open by two shots for her first victory in six years on the LPGA Tour, joining sister Ariya as the second siblings to

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Martha Karolyi sidesteps responsibility in Nassar scandal


NEW YORK | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Former USA Gymnastics national team coordinator Martha Karolyi says she feels for the sexual abuse victims of a former national team doctor serving decades in prison but added she

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WASHINGTON| Wall takes over, Wiz beat Raps 106-98 to tie series at 2-2


WASHINGTON| April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)John Wall took over down the stretch after Bradley Beal fouled out, having a hand in 10 of Washington’s last 14 points and finishing with 27 points and 14 assists as

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LEADING OFF: Dodgers’ Buehler makes 1st start, Bryant rests


April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A look at what’s happening around the majors Monday: ___ START HIM UP Prized Dodgers prospect Walker Buehler makes his first big league start, taking on visiting Miami. The 23-year-old righty

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NORRISTOWN, Pa | Cosby defense team lobs attacks in court of public opinion


NORRISTOWN, Pa | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Jurors weren’t allowed to hear testimony that Bill Cosby’s chief accuser was once hooked on hallucinogenic mushrooms or had her sights set on becoming a millionaire, but

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