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MOUNT BETHEL, Pa. | Bob Dorough of ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ is dead at 94


MOUNT BETHEL, Pa. | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A musician whose songs helped teach children on ABC’s “Schoolhouse Rock” has died. His son, Chris, says 94-year-old Bob Dorough died of natural causes Monday at his home in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania. According to his biography, the jazz musician “set the multiplication tables to music” as musical … Continue reading MOUNT BETHEL, Pa. | Bob Dorough of ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ is dead at 94

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Ready for Next Tax Season? New Tax App Designed for People with Homes in More than One State


NAPLES, Fla./April 24, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — With this year’s tax season in the rear-view mirror, there’s no better time to start prepping for the next round. TaxBird — a new tax app developed by ware2now, LLC – helps people with homes in more than one state ensure they don’t exceed their residency threshold. It’s useful … Continue reading Ready for Next Tax Season? New Tax App Designed for People with Homes in More than One State

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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump welcomes Macron at White House


WASHINGTON | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on the White House visit of French President Emmanuel Macron (all times local): 9 a.m. President Donald Trump is welcoming French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House in a formal arrival ceremony. The president and first lady are greeting Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, on … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump welcomes Macron at White House

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Today’s Home Buyers Drawn to Clean, Bright and Move-in Ready Homes; Limited Listing Inventory Can Demand Compromise, RE/MAX Brokers Report


CHICAGO/ April 24, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Whether today’s homebuyers are young singles purchasing their first house or condominium, seniors downsizing for retirement or families moving up to a larger residence, many share a distinctive set of priorities, according to RE/MAX brokers. One frequent preference, reported Jeff LaGrange, Vice President, RE/MAX Northern Illinois Region, is for … Continue reading Today’s Home Buyers Drawn to Clean, Bright and Move-in Ready Homes; Limited Listing Inventory Can Demand Compromise, RE/MAX Brokers Report

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BERLIN | Defense arguments start in German neo-Nazi murder trial


BERLIN | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Lawyers for the main defendant in a high-profile neo-Nazi murder trial in Germany have begun their closing arguments — five years after proceedings opened. Beate Zschaepe, the only known survivor of the far-right National Socialist Underground group, is accused of taking part in 10 killings, two bomb attacks and … Continue reading BERLIN | Defense arguments start in German neo-Nazi murder trial

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Rent control backers say they expect to qualify for ballot


SACRAMENTO, Calif./April 24, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Supporters of more rent control in California say they have gathered enough signatures to put an initiative on the November ballot and held a Monday rally to generate support for the measure. If the secretary of state certifies that the campaign collected enough signatures, voters will weigh in on … Continue reading Rent control backers say they expect to qualify for ballot

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.| Mental health and guns an issue after Waffle House attack


NASHVILLE, Tenn.|  April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Without knowing who he was or what he might do, police briefly had Travis Reinking in their sights days before the deadly assault on a Waffle House restaurant. Alerted to the theft of a BMW from a car dealer last week, officers decided against a risky police chase, knowing … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn.| Mental health and guns an issue after Waffle House attack

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Kushner plans to build twin-towers in New Jersey unraveling


NEW YORK/April 24, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — First, Jared Kushner’s big plans for a skyscraper in Manhattan fell apart. Now, it’s the turn of his major twin-tower project across the river in New Jersey. Plans for a pair of gleaming, 66-story residential towers in Jersey City championed by Kushner when he was CEO of his family … Continue reading Kushner plans to build twin-towers in New Jersey unraveling

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. | The Latest: Cosby arrives at courthouse with wife Camille


NORRISTOWN, Pa. |  April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Bill Cosby has arrived for the 12th day of his sexual assault retrial, accompanied for the first time by his wife of 54 years. The 80-year-old and his wife, Camille, didn’t talk to reporters as they … Continue reading NORRISTOWN, Pa. | The Latest: Cosby arrives at courthouse with wife Camille

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LONDON| Royal baby: Prince Charles welcomes new grandson


LONDON|  April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Prince Charles says it is a “great joy” to be a grandfather once again, issuing a statement to express his pleasure with the arrival of a boy to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The 8-pound, 7-ounce (3.8 kilogram) boy was born Monday morning. The new prince is fifth in … Continue reading LONDON| Royal baby: Prince Charles welcomes new grandson

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YEREVAN, Armenia |Political foes in Armenia mark massacre by Ottoman Turks


YEREVAN, Armenia |  April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Armenia’s government and the country’s opposition are putting their differences aside Tuesday to mark the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks. A day after the opposition succeeded in pushing the prime minister out of office, Armenians across the country are commemorating the massacre … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia |Political foes in Armenia mark massacre by Ottoman Turks

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Caterpillar 1Q profit surges on equipment sales


|  April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)A boost in equipment sales propelled Caterpillar’s first-quarter profit, as a strong global economy helped support construction and energy industry projects. The maker of heavy equipment and machinery also greatly increased its outlook for the year, citing an upbeat global markets, better pricing and demand. Profit rose eightfold to $1.67 billion, … Continue reading Caterpillar 1Q profit surges on equipment sales

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LONDON | Academic says ex-Cambridge Analytica CEO lied


LONDON|  April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A Cambridge University professor at the heart of the Facebook privacy scandal says that the former CEO of data firm Cambridge Analytica lied to a British parliamentary committee investigating fake news. Academic Aleksandr Kogan’s company, Global Science Research, developed a Facebook app that vacuumed up information from users as well … Continue reading LONDON | Academic says ex-Cambridge Analytica CEO lied

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ISTANBUL | Dozens injured after earthquake in southeast Turkey


ISTANBUL| April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Turkish officials say dozens were slightly injured after an earthquake in southeastern Turkey. The earthquake struck Samsat village in the province of Adiyaman early Tuesday at 3.34 a.m. local time (0034 GMT). The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 5.2 at 10 kilometers deep. Turkey’s health minister … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Dozens injured after earthquake in southeast Turkey

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PARIS| French billionaire detained in Africa corruption probe


PARIS | April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) One of France’s most powerful businessmen, Vincent Bollore, was detained for questioning Tuesday in an investigation into alleged corruption during lucrative port deals in Africa. His company’s shares plunged about 8 percent on the unexpected detention. The Bollore Group has vast holdings from transport to media and the oil … Continue reading PARIS| French billionaire detained in Africa corruption probe

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NEW YORK | AP-NORC poll: Privacy debacle prompts social-media changes


NEW YORK| April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) If you’ve made changes to how you use social media since Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica privacy debacle, you’re not alone. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public

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TOKYO | Global stocks mostly rise amid upbeat corporate earnings


TOKYO| April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Global stocks mostly rose Tuesday as company earnings reports continued to largely beat expectations, suggesting the economy remains strong despite concerns about trade. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX was up 0.3 percent

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YEREVAN, Armenia| Armenia marks massacre by Ottoman Turks 103 years ago


YEREVAN, Armenia| April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Armenia’s government and the country’s opposition are taking part in events to mark the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks. Tuesday’s commemoration of the

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SAN FRANCISCO | Get Into My Car … Amazon begins delivery to vehicles


SAN FRANCISCO | April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Amazon latest perk … free delivery to your car. The Seattle company said Tuesday that it has begun delivering packages in 37 cities to Prime members who own newer

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Verdict looms into macabre death of Swedish journalist


COPENHAGEN, Denmark | April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) One of the most talked-about and macabre court cases in recent Danish history is set to conclude Wednesday when the verdict is handed down on whether Peter Madsen

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Boeing & Ryanair Announce Order for 25 737 MAX 8s


DUBLIN – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Ryanair today announced they finalized an order for 25 additional high-capacity 737 MAX 8 airplanes.  The $3 billion order, at current list prices, was previously listed as unidentified on

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BANGKOK | Asian elephants said at risk from Chinese demand for skin


BANGKOK | April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing an even greater threat to Asia’s wild

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Vice President Mike Pence Swears in New NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine


WASHINGTON – Jim Bridenstine officially took office as the 13th administrator of NASA Monday after he was given the oath of office by Vice President Mike Pence at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. “It is

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St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, April 24, 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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California AG Becerra Fights to Protect Californians’ Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs


California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Opposes Expansion of Low-Quality Health Plans SACRAMENTO, CA – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra yesterday expressed strong opposition to a Trump Administration proposal that would allow insurers to sell inadequate, short-term

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NEW YORK | For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids


NEW YORK | April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)If you’ve ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you’re in luck. For the first time, the social network

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Richmond man, Roger James Newman sentenced to 8 years in prison for possession of child pornography


RICHMOND, VA – Roger James Newman, 36, of Richmond yesterday pled guilty to ten counts of possession of child pornography and was sentenced to eight years of active imprisonment, with an additional fifty-two years suspended. 

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NEW YORK | A tale of 2 bats, and Babe Ruth’s 60th home run in 1927


NEW YORK | April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) As part of its collection of Babe Ruth items, the Baseball Hall of Fame says it has the bat the slugger used to hit his then-record 60th home

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Mummified body found in Iran could be father of last shah


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The discovery in Iran of a mummified body near the site of a former royal mausoleum has raised speculation it could be the remains of the

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JAKARTA, Indonesia | Corrupt Indonesia politician gets 15 years prison


JAKARTA, Indonesia  | April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) An Indonesian court sentenced a senior politician to 15 years in prison for his role in the theft of $170 million of public money, a victory for anti-corruption

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COLUMBUS, Ohio | Caps roll over Blue Jackets, look to nemesis Pittsburgh


COLUMBUS, Ohio | April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) After dropping the first two playoff games at home in overtime, the Washington Capitals picked up momentum that only got stronger as they took down the Columbus Blue

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand | New Zealand leader triumphs abroad, faces pressures at home


WELLINGTON, New Zealand  | April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) As citizens of a small and isolated nation, New Zealanders often seek validation from abroad. By that measure, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returned triumphant this week from

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KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 9 soldiers, policemen


KABUL, Afghanistan | April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A new wave of Taliban attacks killed at least nine Afghan soldiers and policemen on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a particularly deadly week of assaults by

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Calif. Democrats vying for US House may crowd each other out


SACRAMENTO, Calif. | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Fresh-faced Democrats are packing U.S. House races nationwide, inspired to run in the Trump era with hopes of seizing long-held Republican seats in a much-anticipated “blue wave.” But

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PHOENIX | Newcomer hopes for upset in race for Arizona’s US House seat


PHOENIX | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A Democratic newcomer is looking to pull off an upset victory for an open U.S. House seat in Arizona that has been held by Republicans since the early 1980s.

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LOS ANGELES | Attorney: California police shot unarmed black man 10 times


LOS ANGELES | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Lawyers for the family of an unarmed black man killed by police in a busy Southern California parking lot said Monday that an autopsy found he was shot

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LOS ANGELES | Buehler! Top prospect stars in Dodgers’ 2-1 win over Miami


LOS ANGELES | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Cody Bellinger drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth, prized prospect Walker Buehler tossed five scoreless innings in his first major league start

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SALT LAKE CITY | Mitchell scores 33, Jazz rout Thunder 113-96


SALT LAKE CITY  | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 113-96 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night. Joe Ingles scored 20 points

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WASHINGTON | Senators considering a delay for VA confirmation hearing


WASHINGTON |  April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Senators are discussing plans to delay the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s pick to be Veteran Affairs secretary over growing questions about the nominee’s ability to manage the

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CHICAGO | Michigan State kept ties to coach accused of sexual abuse


CHICAGO |  April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Michigan State University, already reeling from the scandal involving a gymnastics doctor who molested young athletes, has maintained ties to a prominent volleyball coach for decades after he was

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WASHINGTON | Aimed at China, Trump’s tariffs are hitting closer to home


WASHINGTON |  April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) President Donald Trump’s escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his “America First” agenda hit home. The Commerce Department

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WASHINGTON | Mystery grows over pro-Saudi tabloid: Embassy got sneak peek


WASHINGTON |  April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) It landed with a thud on newsstands at Walmart and rural supermarkets last month: Ninety-seven fawning pages saluting Saudi Arabia, whose ambitious crown prince was soon to arrive in

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WASHINGTON | Business and pleasure on menu for Macron’s second day in US


WASHINGTON |  April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A sit-down between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron followed by a joint news conference highlight the business portion of the French leader’s second day in Washington.

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PHOENIX | Mistrial declared for border agent charged with killing teen


PHOENIX  |  April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A mistrial was declared Monday in the case of a U.S. Border Patrol agent after an Arizona jury acquitted him of a second-degree murder charge in the killing of

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LOS ANGELES | From ‘Jumanji’ to Tarantino, Sony teases varied slate


LOS ANGELES |  April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Tom Rothman says a “Jumanji” sequel is coming in December 2019, and Quentin Tarantino promised that his upcoming Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt movie

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HOUSTON | Spokesman: George HW Bush is eager to get well, go to Maine


HOUSTON |  April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said. Jim McGrath said Monday

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TORONTO| Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk


TORONTO|  April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.NewsPolice in Canada’s biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and

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TOKYO | Asian shares advance as US bond yields push dollar higher


TOKYO |  April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday as a surge in U.S. bond yields pushed the value of the dollar higher against other major currencies. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei

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NORRISTOWN, Pa.| Cosby jury to decide: Serial rapist or con artist’s mark


NORRISTOWN, Pa.|  April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial will soon be in the hands of a jury. Closing arguments and deliberations are set for Tuesday. The defense rested Monday after Cosby said he

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