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AP source: Twins agree to $6.5M contract with Logan Morrison


/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Minnesota Twins are adding some pop to their playoff team from last year, landing free agent slugger Logan Morrison for the lineup. Morrison and the Twins have agreed to

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Months after exodus began, Rohingya see no end to suffering


COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Their houses are often made of plastic sheets. Much of their food comes from aid agencies. Jobs are few, and there is painfully little to do. The nightmares

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Trump to discuss Florida school shooting with governors


WASHINGTON/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  President Donald Trump says he’ll be discussing the Florida school shooting with the nation’s governors. Trump says the “horrible event” that killed 17 high school students and teachers will be

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4 critically injured by explosion and fire in UK’s Leicester


LONDON/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Four people were hospitalized in critical condition following an explosion that left a building in the English city of Leicester in flames Sunday, local emergency agencies said. Leicestershire Police initially

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George Harrison remembered by fellow Beatle on 75th birthday


LONDON/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Paul McCartney and George Harrison’s widow and son have publicly remembered the late Beatle on what would have been his 75th birthday. “Happy Birthday Georgie. Wonderful memories,” McCartney tweeted Sunday

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Powerful quake rattles homes, gold mine in Papua New Guinea


WELLINGTON, New Zealand /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A powerful earthquake rattled forest villages and a large gold mine in central Papua New Guinea early Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. Officials were

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Pyeongchang’s final race delivers a lasting image


NEW YORK/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: FINAL RACE: Marit Bjoergen striding across the finish line in the 30-kilometer cross-country ski race holding a Norwegian flag, with no competitor

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Spurs stop slide, down LeBron, Cavaliers 110-94


CLEVELAND /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points, Danny Green added 22 and the San Antonio Spurs ended their annual “rodeo” road trip by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-94 on Sunday to snap

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Students return to Florida school where 17 were killed


PARKLAND, Fla./February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Students at a Florida high school where 17 of their classmates and staff members were killed returned Sunday to gather their belongings thrown down in panic during the school

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Bruins acquire Nash in trade with Rangers, sign Gionta


BUFFALO, N.Y./February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — As well as the Boston Bruins have been playing, general manager Don Sweeney wasn’t going to pass up an opportunity to make them better. And bigger. Sweeney continued solidifying

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End of the road for TommyXGigi, Dolce&Gabbana fly drones


MILAN /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Designers have made plays big and small for the loyalty of younger admirers at Milan Fashion Week. They have reached out with Instagram-savvy supermodels like Gigi Hadid, styles that

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NHRA great John Force crashes hard at Arizona Nationals


CHANDLER, Ariz. /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Sixteen-time Funny Car champion John Force and Jonnie Lindberg collided at the NHRA’s Arizona Nationals on Sunday. The 68-year-old Force was speaking with safety personnel before being transported

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Winfrey praises Florida students as ‘warriors of the light’


LOS ANGELES/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Oprah Winfrey has nothing but praise for the Florida school shooting survivors who have channeled angst into activism, calling them “warriors of the light” and comparing them to civil rights

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Billy Graham had pride and regret on civil rights issues


BIRMINGHAM, Ala/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Rev. Billy Graham was single-minded when he preached about God, prefacing sermon points with the phrase “The Bible says …” Yet he had a complicated role in race

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No. 8 Kansas clinches 14th straight Big 12 title


February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Kansas coach Bill Self has signed some of the nation’s top-rated players during his tenure in Lawrence, allowing him to restock the roster instead of rebuilding. Signing one-and-done players comes with

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Popovich strongly supports LeBron’s courage to speak out


CLEVELAND/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich hopes LeBron James never stops speaking up. Long an admirer of Cleveland’s superstar, Popovich praised James for his activism and for being a role model

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City lifts League Cup in style; United beats Chelsea 2-1


LONDON/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Manchester City completed part one of a possible treble Sunday, winning the League Cup final in style with a comprehensive 3-0 win over a defensively absent-minded Arsenal. It was the

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No. 2 Michigan State beats Wisconsin, wraps up Big Ten


MADISON, Wis./February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Cassius Winston scored 20 points and went 6 for 6 from the 3-point line, and No. 2 Michigan State held off Wisconsin 68-63 on Sunday to earn the outright

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5 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms


CHARLESTON, W.Va./February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The death toll rose to at least five on Sunday after severe thunderstorms swept through the central U.S., spawning a tornado that flattened homes, gale force winds and widespread

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists visa lottery program


WASHINGTON/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump is expressing frustration with an immigration program that he says lets other countries nominate undesirable citizens for emigration to the U.S. That path to a life in

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Govs fear for election security amid Russian cyberattacks


WASHINGTON/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Will your vote be safe this year from foreign adversaries? Some governors aren’t so sure. State leaders of both parties are worried about the security of America’s election systems against

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Guardiola gets 1st City trophy with League Cup win v Arsenal


LONDON /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Manchester City‘s old guard combined to give manager Pep Guardiola his first trophy at the club with a 3-0 victory over Arsenal in the League Cup final on Sunday.

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Nigerian government acknowledges 110 girls still missing


MAIDUGURI, Nigeria /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Nigeria’s government is acknowledging that 110 girls remain missing nearly a week after Boko Haram militants attacked a town. The fate of the girls is not known, but

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Luxury Home Magazine Launches Robust New Website


EL DORADO HILLS, Calif./ February 25, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Luxury Home Magazine’s (LHM) success as a leading print resource for Realtors as well as Buyers and Sellers of luxury products and services, has elevated their

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Bold Bruins acquire Rick Nash day before NHL trade deadline


/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Boston Bruins have made a bold move, acquiring Rick Nash from the New York Rangers a day before the NHL trade deadline. Boston added the veteran forward Sunday morning

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City lifts League Cup in style; United beats Chelsea 2-1


LONDON/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Manchester City completed part one of a possible treble Sunday, winning the League Cup final in style with a comprehensive 3-0 win over a defensively absent-minded Arsenal. It was the

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California Democratic Party isn’t backing Dianne Feinstein


SAN DIEGO /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein failed to win the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party as she seeks her fifth term in Washington, but her supporters say it

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The Latest: EF2 tornado confirmed in Middle Tennessee


CHARLESTON, W.Va./February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on severe weather that moved through parts of the US (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Storm crews have confirmed an EF2 tornado touched down in Middle Tennessee

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Fla. sheriff says only 1 deputy was on scene during shooting


/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Florida sheriff whose department responded to this month’s high school massacre defended his leadership Sunday while insisting that only one of his deputies was on the scene as the gunman

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New Samsung phone: Nicer camera, static design, higher price


NEW YORK /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Samsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera — accompanied by a second annual price increase for many customers. The

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Violence drops in Syrian capital, its suburbs after UN vote


BEIRUT /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Despite a drop in intensity, shelling and bombardment in the Syrian capital and its embattled eastern suburbs killed at least six people Sunday following the U.N. Security Council’s unanimous

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Campaigning for Egypt’s presidential vote underway


CAIRO /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Campaigning began in Egypt’s presidential elections this weekend, a contest pitting a little-known, face-saving candidate against the incumbent, general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who is virtually certain to win. Set for

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White House will see if North Korea is serious about talks


WASHINGTON /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The White House says it will see whether North Korea’s interest in opening talks with the U.S. marks the first step toward removing nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula.

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The Latest: Prices rise for new Samsung phones


NEW YORK /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Samsung’s new phones (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Samsung’s new smartphones have another feature: a second annual price increase for some customers. The phones’ design

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The Latest: Teen at game hit by debris from leaky roof


CHARLESTON, W.V./February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on severe weather that moved through parts of the US (all times local): 12 p.m. A university official in Tennessee say a teenage girl was injured by falling

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Samsung’s Galaxy S9 phones: Better camera, unchanged design


NEW YORK /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Samsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera. Though Samsung already has one of the best smartphone cameras, it is looking

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Arizona could face fines in lawsuit over prison health care


PHOENIX /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona’s prisons will hold hearings this week to determine whether to fine the state for falling short

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3 dead from severe weather in Arkansas, Kentucky


CHARLESTON, W.Va. /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Severe thunderstorms spawned suspected tornadoes and triggered widespread flooding that left at least three people dead in Kentucky and Arkansas. The system that stretched from Texas to the

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‘Black Panther’ stays strong with $108M in second weekend


NEW YORK/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — “Black Panther” has scored one of the best second weekends ever with an estimated $108 million in ticket sales. Studio estimates Sunday say “Black Panther” is still performing as

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Bruins acquire Nash in multiplayer trade with Rangers


BUFFALO, N.Y. /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The New York Rangers traded forward Rick Nash as part of a multiplayer deal with the Boston Bruins on Sunday. The Rangers acquired the Bruins’ first-round pick in

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The Latest: 2nd death in Kentucky from severe weather


INDIANAPOLIS /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on severe weather that moved through parts of the US (all times local): 10:30 a.m.: Police in south central Kentucky say the body of a male has

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Rohingya see no end in sight, 6 months after attacks began


COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Their houses are often made of plastic sheets. Much of their food comes from aid agencies. Jobs are few, and there is painfully little to do. The

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Sweeping Georgia cybercrime bill would target ‘snoopers’


ATLANTA /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Lying about your weight on an online dating site? Checking out who won the Falcons game from your work computer? Using your computer hacking knowledge as an “ethical hacker?”

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2 lions saved from Mideast wars head to South Africa refuge


SOUF, Jordan/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Two African lions rescued from war zones in Iraq and Syria are heading to a permanent home in South Africa, after resting in Jordan where they recuperated from physical

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UK Labour Party poised to change stance on post-Brexit


LONDON /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Britain’s main opposition party is poised for a significant policy change that could increase pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to deliver a “soft” Brexit that maintains some formal

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The Latest: Indiana governor declares disaster emergency


INDIANAPOLIS /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on severe weather that moved through parts of the US (all times local): ___ 10 a.m. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has declared a disaster emergency for 11

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Cambodia’s ruling party claims sweeping win in Senate vote


PHNOM PENH, Cambodia /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The ruling party of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen claimed a sweeping win in Sunday’s elections for the country’s Senate, a victory that it assured itself by eliminating

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