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BERLIN | Mexico’s Pena Nieto optimistic on NAFTA overhaul talks


BERLIN | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Mexico’s president has said at a trade fair in Germany that he’s optimistic about reaching a deal to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement. President Enrique Pena Nieto

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LAHORE, Pakistan | Pakistan’s Pashtun tribes stage protest calling for rights


LAHORE, Pakistan | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Thousands of Pashtuns from Pakistan’s tribes have gathered in the eastern city of Lahore reiterating their call for the release of tribesmen being held by authorities on alleged

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QUETTA, Pakistan | Pakistan: Gunmen kill 2 Shiites in Quetta


QUETTA, Pakistan | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Gunmen killed two Shiites and wounded a third in Quetta on Sunday, the latest in a recent series of attacks on the religious minority, police said. Police chief Abdur

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JERUSALEM Merkel to Israel TV: Imperfect Iran deal better than no deal


JERUSALEM | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) German Chancellor Angela Merkel says an imperfect nuclear deal with Iran is preferable to no deal, and that her country will “watch very closely” to ensure it is being

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla | Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn’t contacted her


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed North Korea has agreed to “denuclearization” before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. But that’s not the case. North

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla | Trump wrongly claims NKorea has agreed to ‘denuclearization’


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed North Korea has agreed to “denuclearization” before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. But that’s not the case. North

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NEW YORK | Former students recall 1968 protests that shut down Columbia


NEW YORK | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Fifty years ago Monday, Columbia University students angry about racism and the Vietnam War began a rebellion that fed a sense the country was in turmoil. Starting at noon

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PARIS | French performers, politicians decry ‘new anti-Semitism’


PARIS | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Actor Gerard Depardieu, singer Charles Aznavour and former President Nicolas Sarkozy are among some 300 well-known French people urging national action to counter a “new anti-Semitism” that they blame

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LOS ANGELES | ‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Rampage’ lead newcomers at box office


LOS ANGELES | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)“A Quiet Place” and “Rampage” are fighting it out again for the top spot at the domestic box office this weekend and easily beating newcomers like Amy Schumer’s “I

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LONDON | Arsenal beats West Ham 4-1 at start of Wenger’s farewell


LONDON | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Arsene Wenger saw Arsenal claim a 4-1 victory over West Ham on Sunday in his first game since announcing his 22-year managerial reign will finish at the end of

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NEW YORK | Keys sends US into second straight Fed Cup final


NEW YORK | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Almost 18 months have passed since Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government. And she is not expected to run for office

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NEW YORK | Clinton stars as central villain in GOP’s midterm strategy


NEW YORK | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Almost 18 months have passed since Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government. And she is not expected to run for office

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WASHINGTON | Corker says he won’t oppose Democrat seeking his Senate seat


WASHINGTON | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Outgoing Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee is sticking by his decision not to campaign against the Democrat seeking to fill his seat. Corker says he considers the Democrat,

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LONDON | UK calls on social media firms to better protect children


LONDON | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Britain’s health secretary says the government will introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don’t do more to protect children. In a strongly-worded letter to Facebook,

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BEIJING | China auto show highlights industry’s electric ambitions


BEIJING | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China’s ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry’s multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | UAE accuses Qatar fighters of flying near passenger jet


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The United Arab Emirates again has accused Qatari military fighter jets of coming dangerously close to an Emirati commercial airliner landing in Bahrain. Qatar did not

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PARIS | Why French globalist Macron is befriending nationalist Trump


PARIS | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Of everything Emmanuel Macron has accomplished in nearly a year as France’s president, the most important may be his tough-love friendship with Donald Trump. From their first bone-squeezing handshake

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ISTANBUL | Turkish lawmakers switch parties in challenge to Erdogan


ISTANBUL | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) More than a dozen Turkish opposition lawmakers switched parties Sunday in a show of solidarity as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rivals scramble to challenge him in a surprise snap

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BEIRUT | Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus


BEIRUT | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Syrian government forces used warplanes, helicopters and artillery on Sunday to pound districts of the capital held by the Islamic State group, in a bid to enforce an evacuation

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NASHVILLE, Tenn | Nashville police say they are searching for suspect in Waffle House shooting that left 3 dead, 4 injured


NASHVILLE, Tenn. | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Nashville police say they are searching for suspect in Waffle House shooting that left 3 dead, 4 injured. By Associated Press – published on STL.News by St. Louis Media,

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AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France | Stephens gives 2-1 lead to US Fed Cup team against France


AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Sloane Stephens gave a 2-1 lead to defending champion United States over France in their Fed Cup semifinal on Sunday with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Kristina Mladenovic.

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WASHINGTON | Mnuchin expresses optimism trade standoffs can be resolved


WASHINGTON | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion. But U.S. Treasury

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BEIJING | China’s ZTE says it’s seeking a solution to US tech ban


BEIJING | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) ZTE Corp., one of China’s biggest tech companies, said Sunday that it is taking steps to comply with a U.S. technology ban and that it is seeking a solution

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MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France | Russia adds Google IPs to registry of banned sites


MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) French authorities evacuated tourists from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and searched houses Sunday on the famed outcropping in the English Channel for a visitor who apparently threatened to attack

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MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France | Tourists at iconic French abbey evacuated after threat


MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) French authorities evacuated tourists from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and searched houses Sunday on the famed outcropping in the English Channel for a visitor who apparently threatened to attack

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | High-rise tower in Dubai catches fire; no injuries reported


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A fire broke out Sunday atop a prominent skyscraper in Dubai, sending smoke billowing from its roof and those inside fleeing into the streets before firefighters

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NASHVILLE, Tenn | Police in Tennessee confirm that fourth person has died in shooting at Waffle House restaurant in Nashville


NASHVILLE, Tenn. | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Police in Tennessee confirm that fourth person has died in shooting at Waffle House restaurant in Nashville. By Associated Press – published on STL.News by St. Louis Media,

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LOS ANGELES | Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from ‘Austin Powers’ films, has died


LOS ANGELES | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Verne Troyer, who played Dr. Evil’s small, silent sidekick “Mini-Me” in the “Austin Powers” movie franchise, has died. He was 49. A statement provided by Troyer’s representatives that

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NASHVILLE, Tenn | 3 dead in Nashville Waffle House shooting; suspect sought


NASHVILLE, Tenn. | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Police in Nashville say three people are dead and four are injured after a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department says

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LONDON | Thousands sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Queen Elizabeth II


LONDON | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The audience at Royal Albert Hall got a rare treat Saturday — the chance to sing “Happy Birthday” to the longest reigning monarch in British history. Queen Elizabeth II,

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LONDON | Kipchoge, Cheruiyot of Kenya win at hottest London Marathon


LONDON | April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The hottest-ever London Marathon featured a Kenyan double as Eliud Kipchoge swept to a third victory in front of Buckingham Palace joining Vivian Cheruiyot who won the women’s race

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St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, April 22, 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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RICHMOND, Va. | The Latest: Kyle Busch pulls away to win at Richmond


RICHMOND, Va. | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The Latest on NASCAR Cup Series race Saturday night at Richmond Raceway (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Kyle Busch pulled away on a restart in a two-lap overtime sprint

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TOKYO | World’s oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117


TOKYO | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town

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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah | The Latest: Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat


WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The Latest on Mitt Romney’s bid to win the GOP nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah at the party’s state convention. (all times local): 7:30

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SEOUL, South Korea| Road to N. Korea’s denuclearization is littered with failure


SEOUL, South Korea| April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Bill Clinton offered oil and reactors. George W. Bush mixed threats and aid. Barack Obama stopped trying after a rocket launch. While Seoul and Washington welcomed Pyongyang’s declaration on

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua | Nicaragua’s Ortega agrees to talk as deadly protests rage on


MANAGUA, Nicaragua | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said Saturday that his government is willing to enter into talks over social security reforms that have sparked four days of protests and clashes

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LOS ANGELES | Jutanugarn, Ko share 2-shot lead in LPGA Tour’s LA tourney


LOS ANGELES | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Moriya Jutanugarn overcame a poor start and birdied the 18th for a hard-earned 1-under 70 to tie Jin Young Ko at 9 under going into the final round

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LEADING OFF: Farquhar status, Yanks add top prospect Torres


| April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: ___ FARQUHAR STATUS The Chicago White Sox will continue to monitor pitcher Danny Farquhar, who was hospitalized in stable but critical

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WASHINGTON| Lobbyist tied to condo met with EPA chief, despite denials


WASHINGTON| April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt met in his office last year with a veteran Washington lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced condo where Pruitt was living. Both Pruitt and lobbyist Steven

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ANAHEIM, Calif | Angels’ Ohtani set for ‘full gorilla’ bullpen Sunday


ANAHEIM, Calif | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Shohei Ohtani is scheduled to throw a “full gorilla” bullpen session on Sunday that will give the Los Angeles Angels a better idea if the blister that

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HOUSTON | Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered


HOUSTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Barbara Bush was remembered as the “first lady of the Greatest Generation” during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who

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BERLIN | Sancho nets 1st Dortmund goal; Hamburg boosts Bundesliga bid


BERLIN | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Jadon Sancho scored his first Borussia Dortmund goal and set up two others in a 4-0 victory over top-four rival Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday that pushed his team closer

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NEW ORLEANS | Davis’ 47 points leads Pelicans to sweep of Trail Blazers


NEW ORLEANS | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Anthony Davis scored 33 of his franchise playoff-record 47 points in the second half, and the New Orleans Pelicans completed a first-round playoff sweep of the Portland Trail

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WASHINGTON | Lobbying firm contradicts denials in EPA chief’s condo deal


WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A new federal disclosure shows a Washington lobbyist tied to a bargain-priced condo leased by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt sought to influence the agency on behalf

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LOS ANGELES | Man killed in random knife attack at California steakhouse


LOS ANGELES | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A homeless man who randomly stabbed a patron in a crowded Southern California restaurant to death as he was holding his daughter was reported just a few

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SAN ANTONIO | Zach Johnson, Andrew Landry share Texas Open lead


SAN ANTONIO | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Zach Johnson birdied the par-5 18th Saturday at the Valero Texas Open for a share of the third-round lead with Andrew Landry, a stroke ahead of record-setting

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WASHINGTON | Lobbying firm contradicts denials in EPA chief’s condo deal


WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A new federal disclosure shows a Washington lobbyist tied to a bargain-priced condo leased by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt sought to influence the agency on behalf

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla | Trump says he doesn’t think personal lawyer will ‘flip’


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —President Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn’t expect Michael Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer and fixer, to “flip” as the government investigates Cohen’s business dealings.

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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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