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Trump mulls pulling some federal agents from California


WASHINGTON /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he is considering pulling U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers from California, warning that the nation’s most populous state would turn into a “crime

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Dutch lawmakers label massacre of Armenians as genocide


THE HAGUE, Netherlands/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Lawmakers in the lower house of the Dutch parliament overwhelmingly voted Thursday to label as genocide the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks more than a century ago.

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SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California


LOS ANGELES/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — An Earth-observation satellite built for Spain and two experimental satellites for internet service were successfully launched into orbit from California at dawn Thursday, creating a brief light show as

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Missouri Governor Greitens to discuss Veterans & Jobs at National Meeting of Governors


JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) This upcoming weekend, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens will attend the 2018 meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA).  He will participate in the Council of Governors meeting at the Pentagon, represent

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Vonn scatters grandfather’s ashes near downhill course


JEONGSEON, South Korea /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Lindsey Vonn came to South Korea with the goal of taking home an Olympic medal and leaving something even more special behind. She did both. The American

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Former lawmaker accused of lying to FBI about $5K kickback


NEW YORK /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Prosecutors say a former New York lawmaker took a $5,000 kickback from a contractor who hosted him at a Notre Dame football game and then lied about it

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Eagles center Kelce plays sax with high school jazz band


PHILADELPHIA/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce got attention for his impassioned and profane speech after the team’s Super Bowl parade, but he’s now communicating through music. The jazz band from Kelce’s

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European soccer weekend: What to watch in main competitions


/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The first trophy of the season is up for grabs at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, and it’s a chance for Pep Guardiola to get his hands on silverware for the first

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Trump endorses raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons


WASHINGTON /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed a higher minimum age for buying certain firearms and tighter background checks, saying “there’s nothing more important than protecting our children,” amid a

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Online dating couple jailed in UK for IS-inspired bomb plot


LONDON /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A man and woman who met on a Muslim dating website were handed prison sentences Thursday for plotting an Islamic State-inspired bomb attack in Britain. Prosecutors say Munir Mohammed,

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Another former employee sues Google over issues of diversity


NEW YORK /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Another former Google employee is suing the tech company over issues of diversity. Software developer Tim Chevalier, who is transgender, says he was fired for speaking up about

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CBS names Margaret Brennan as ‘Face the Nation’ anchor


NEW YORK /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — CBS News has named Margaret Brennan as moderator of the Sunday morning political talk show “Face the Nation,” replacing John Dickerson. Brennan has been one of the substitute

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Kings take shot at bringing NBA All-Star game to Sacramento


/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Sacramento Kings are looking to bring the NBA All-Star game to California’s capital for the first time. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, Mayor Darrell Steinberg and tourism officials are set to

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The Latest: Pence says school safety ‘top national priority’


WASHINGTON /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, guns and school violence (all times local): 11:06 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration will make school safety “our top

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Turkey says won’t allow ‘one-sided’ gas search off Cyprus


NICOSIA, Cyprus /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Turkey won’t allow Cyprus’ government to carry out a “unilateral” gas search off the east Mediterranean island as long as breakaway Turkish Cypriots don’t also reap the benefits,

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Montenegro police official: US Embassy attacker ex-soldier


PODGORICA, Montenegro/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The man who hurled a bomb into the U.S. Embassy compound in Montenegro’s capital, and then killed himself, was an ex-soldier apparently decorated by former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic

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Springer security director, talk show host Wilkos facing OUI


DARIEN, Conn. /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Jerry Springer protege Steve Wilkos is facing a drunken driving charge in connection with a car crash in Connecticut last month. Darien police say the 53-year-old Wilkos turned

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The Latest: NRA says left exploiting Florida school shooting


WASHINGTON /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, guns and school violence (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Leaders of the National Rifle Association are accusing supporters of gun control of exploiting

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Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ Statement on EPA Listening Session


JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) Yesterday, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Governor Eric Greitens issued a statement in opposition to an Obama-era regulation that the new leaders of the Environmental Protection Agency have opened up for repeal. 

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Technology companies help drive US stocks broadly higher


/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Technology companies and banks helped drive U.S. stocks broadly higher in early trading Thursday. Bonds yields declined after spiking a day earlier amid rekindled fears of higher interest rates. Investors were

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US curlers to play for Olympic gold after upsetting Canada


GANGNEUNG, South Korea /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — John Shuster and his U.S. team will play for a gold medal against Sweden after a 5-3 semifinal upset over Canada, a country that has struggled at

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Pennsylvania congressional map battle lands in Supreme Court


HARRISBURG, Pa./February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now in the hands of the nation’s highest court. The

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European Central Bank puts onus on Latvia in graft probe


RIGA, Latvia /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The European Central Bank says it doesn’t have the power to investigate money laundering in individual nations, a thinly veiled hint that it is up to member state

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European Central Bank hints at revising stimulus outlook


FRANKFURT, Germany/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The European Central Bank could indicate as soon as March that it is mulling an earlier end to its stimulus program, minutes to the bank’s last policy meeting suggested

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Sen. Rubio says he would support raising age to buy rifles


SUNRISE, Fla./February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — On the defensive after the Florida school shooting rampage that killed 17, GOP Sen. Marco Rubio, an ardent gun-rights advocate, said he would support raising the age to buy

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A big night for NBC, led by Lindsey Vonn, women’s hockey


NEW YORK /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: SLEEPLESS NIGHT: It was an insomniac’s quandary. At 1:33 a.m. on the U.S. East Coast, Lindsey Vonn was in the starter’s

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St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, February 22, 2018


St Louis Weather Conditions, Forecast & Air Quality Index readings published by STL.News ST LOUIS, MO (STL.News) St Louis weather conditions & forecast readings from the St. Louis Lambert International Airport at 3:51 a.m at

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US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller


GANGNEUNG, South Korea/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a back hand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon

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UK growth faltered in 2017 amid Brexit constraints


LONDON/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The British economy did not grow as strongly as initially thought during 2017 as consumers and businesses were held back by factors directly related to Brexit. The Office for National

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The Latest: World Curling Federation condemns Russian doper


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The World Curling Federation says it supports a decision to strip a Russian curler of his Olympic

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The Latest: Belarus wins gold in women’s 4×6-kilometer relay


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Darya Domracheva has led Belarus to a gold medal in the women’s 4×6-kilometer relay at the Pyeongchang

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Dutch prosecutors reject calls for criminal tobacco case


THE HAGUE, Netherlands /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Dutch prosecutors on Thursday rejected calls to open a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, saying such a case

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The Latest: School security camera delays misled police


TALLAHASSEE, Fla./February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local): 7:35 a.m. For almost a half-hour after a school shooter dropped his assault-style rifle and escaped Marjory Stoneman

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The Latest: Hungary surprisingly wins gold in short-track


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Hungary is the surprise winner of the men’s 5,000-meter relay in the last event of short-track speed skating

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Shootout loss sends Canada to silver medal in women’s hockey


GANGNEUNG, South Korea /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The silver medal was so disappointing for Canadian defenseman Jocelyne Larocque that she took it off just moments after it was draped around her neck. The way

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German business confidence drops amid global, local concerns


BERLIN /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — German business confidence dropped sharply in February amid increasing concerns about both domestic and international risks. The Munich-based Ifo Institute said Thursday its business climate indicator fell to 115.4

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China probing possible violation of UN sanctions on N. Korea


BEIJING/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — China is “highly concerned” about a reported ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that could violate U.N. sanctions on North Korea and has launched an investigation, the foreign ministry said

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Angry Air France staff demonstrate during strike over pay


PARIS /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Hundreds of angry Air France staff are demonstrating at the French airlines’ headquarters in northern Paris amid a strike over pay that has grounded flights. Air France said that

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The Latest: Schulting of the Netherlands wins 500-meter gold


  PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands has surprised all the favorites to win the 1,000-meter short-track speedskating

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Chris Cornell – widow Vicky Cornell talks about Chris’s addiction to prescription drugs


(STL.News) Rocker, Chris Cornell‘s widow, Vicky Cornell talks openly, expressing her belief that her husbands cocktail of prescription drugs (7 prescriptions found in his body) caused him to end his life. In order to help

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New raids kill 13 in Syria suburb; calls to end carnage


BEIRUT /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  A new wave of deadly Syrian government bombardment in the opposition-held eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus on Thursday killed 13 people as world leaders and aid groups called

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The Latest: Germany wins gold in Nordic combined team event


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Germany has won the gold medal in the Nordic combined team event, adding to its dominance of

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UK growth in 2017 downgraded as consumer spending wanes


LONDON  /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The British economy did not grow as strongly as initially anticipated in the final quarter of 2017 amid a slowdown in consumption and business investment, official figures showed Thursday.

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The Latest: Wu of China sets world record in 500 meters


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Wu Dajing of China has set a world record in the 500-meter short-track speed skating event to advance

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Montenegro police working to identify attacker on US embassy


PODGORICA, Montenegro/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Police in Montenegro said Thursday they are “working intensely” to identify an assailant who threw an explosive device into the U.S. embassy compound in the capital, Podgorica, before killing

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IOC strips Russian curler of Olympic bronze medal for doping


GANGNEUNG, South Korea /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been stripped of his Olympic bronze medal after admitting to a doping violation at the Pyeongchang Games. Krushelnitsky tested positive for meldonium, which

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