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Urged on by Trump, GOP to fight Pennsylvania’s district map


HARRISBURG, Pa./February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Urged on by President Donald Trump, Republicans vowed Tuesday to fight Pennsylvania’s new court-imposed map of congressional districts, as dozens of candidates assessed their chances under newly formed districts

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Trump awards Medal of Valor to 12 public safety officers


WASHINGTON/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A dozen public safety officers received the nation’s highest honor for bravery from President Donald Trump on Tuesday, including six individuals who responded after a married couple shot and killed

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Report: Hawaii wasn’t ready to handle missile threat alert


HONOLULU/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Hawaii’s nuclear missile scare showed that the state began testing alerts before fully developing a plan to address the ballistic missile threat and that a public outreach campaign months earlier

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Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest


CHICAGO/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A storm system that’s brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains was being blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four

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Hosmer joins Padres, wears number of late teammate Ventura


PEORIA, Ariz/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —For a few years now, the lowly San Diego Padres have preached about “the process” of their deep rebuild via the draft and signing international players after their win-now attempt with

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Welcome, JD: Red Sox not worried about making room in lineup


FORT MYERS, Fla./February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Boston Red Sox didn’t commit $110 million for J.D. Martinez to be a part-timer. When he lands in the middle of the order, some of the everyday

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Italy warns of election threat as rival parties court Russia


ROME/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Italian government officials are warning of possible foreign interference in the March 4 general election, sounding the alarm following the U.S. indictment of Russian trolls and evidence of Russian-sourced fake

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9 public and tribal housing authorities win $2.4 million


SEATTLE/February 20, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Nine public and tribal housing authorities in Washington state, Oregon and Idaho have been awarded $2.4 million in grants. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant is designed

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In wake of school shooting, Florida legislators vote down attempt to revive bill to ban assault rifles


PARKLAND, Fla/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — In wake of school shooting, Florida legislators vote down attempt to revive bill to ban assault rifles. By Associated Press – published on STL.News by St. Louis Media, LLC (US)

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Louisville must vacate basketball title, NCAA denies appeal


LOUISVILLE, Ky/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Louisville officials are not happy with the NCAA’s decision that mandates the school vacate its 2013 men’s basketball championship in the wake of an embarrassing sex scandal and interim President

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JLL completes sale of 17-building multistate medical office portfolio


CHICAGO/ Feb. 20, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — JLL’s Capital Markets experts today announced the company completed the sale of an institutional-quality, multistate medical office portfolio known as the PHT portfolio. JLL represented the seller, Bentall Kennedy,

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Late-afternoon sell-off steers US stocks toward lower close


February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A steep drop in Walmart‘s stock and losses in other sectors pulled U.S. indexes broadly lower Tuesday, placing the market on course to snap a six-day winning streak. A late-afternoon sell-off

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Oklahoma man gets life without parole for hate crime killing


TULSA, Oklahoma /February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A 63-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of murder and a hate crime in the fatal shooting of his Lebanese neighbor was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility

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Groups want details on Trump’s approval of Keystone pipeline


BILLINGS, Mont./February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada are asking a judge to force the U.S. government to turn over emails and other documents related to President

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Kerber easily advances to 2nd round in Dubai; Bellis wins


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates/February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber needed less than an hour to beat Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 Tuesday in the first round of the Dubai Championships.

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HUD and Census Bureau Report Residential Construction Activity in January 2018


WASHINGTON/February 20, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for January 2018. Building Permits: Privately owned housing units

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17 Turks reach Greek island, to apply for asylum in Greece


ATHENS, Greece /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A group of Turks who reached a Greek island by dinghy from Turkey are seeking political asylum in Greece, authorities in Athens said Tuesday. The 17 were reportedly Turkish

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Bears DB pleads guilty in northeast Iowa bar fracas


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa/February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A Chicago Bears defensive back pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors stemming from a fracas at a bar in northeast Iowa. Deiondre’ Hall and Green Bay Packers defensive back

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Pennsylvania Homebuyers Report Rapid Success In Finding A Home


LEMOYNE, Pa./ Feb. 20, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Half of new Pennsylvania homebuyers are finding their home in less than three months, according to the Welcome Home survey, conducted quarterly for the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®. And

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Trump plan: Less-comprehensive health plans at lower cost


WASHINGTON /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Trump administration Tuesday cleared the way for a lower-cost, limited alternative to the comprehensive individual medical plans required under former President Barack Obama’s health law. Proposed regulations from

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RealyInvest App Empowers Beginners to Invest in Commercial Real Estate


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./ Feb. 20, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — In a rising tide of fintech apps, RealyInvest is emerging as a new way for beginning investors to access the high-priced world of premier commercial real estate

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Walmart takes bruises from Amazon battle in fourth quarter


NEW YORK /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Walmart is taking some bruises from its battle with online leader Amazon. The world’s largest retailer reported a lower-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and wrestled with slower e-commerce sales during

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Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Curaçao


MADISON, N.J./ Feb. 20, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced its expanding presence on the island of Curaçao with the opening of Curaçao Sotheby’s International Realty. Curaçao Sotheby’s International Realty is led

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Queen Elizabeth II makes first visit to London Fashion Week


LONDON /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Queen Elizabeth II has made her first visit to London Fashion Week to present an award recognizing British design excellence. The 91-year-old monarch gave out the first Queen Elizabeth II

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Technology companies rally, offsetting a plunge in Walmart


/February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher in midday trading Tuesday as investors sized up earnings from several big companies. Disappointing results sent Walmart into a steep slide, pulling down shares in

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Stars, educators lead effort for kids to see ‘Black Panther’


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — For years, Zavier Thompson has followed of Marvel superhero movies. But the 16-year-old student in Albuquerque has always wanted to see a popular film with a black superhero

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Coldwell Banker Real Estate Announces Annual Award Winners


MADISON, N.J./ Feb. 20, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has announced its 2017 year-end award recipients for numerous company, team and agent categories in North America. The brand also celebrates the winners of its

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Luxury property ad blitz heralds Trump son’s visit to India


NEW DELHI  /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — “Trump has arrived. Have you?” shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper. The ads, which have run repeatedly in the past few

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U.S. Millennials Are Traveling With Kids in Record Numbers


NEW YORK/ Feb. 20, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Quick—what comes to mind when you think of a Millennial traveler? Probably something clichéd, like a young couch-surfer checking off places on her bucket list, or a 30-something tacking

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More than 100 killed in Syria assault on Damascus suburb


BEIRUT  /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed nearly 130 people in two days, marking some of the deadliest bombardment of the rebellious region in three

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Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study


/February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped sensitize children to

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The Latest: Highly-decorated Virtue, Moir win ice dancing


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea  /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:20 a.m. Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir dazzled their way to Olympic gold in ice dancing on

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One Third of New Yorkers Go Over Budget on Housing Costs; Millennials Most Likely to Spend More


NEW YORK/ Feb. 20, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — New Yorkers pay 1.3 times more for housing in absolute terms than average Americansi. To accommodate high housing costs, nearly one third of New Yorkers (31 percent) exceeded their

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Picasso, Monet works up for auction in Rockefeller art trove


LONDON /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — An art collection amassed by billionaire David Rockefeller could raise more than $500 million for charity when it is auctioned this spring. Auctioneer Christie’s is selling hundreds of artworks

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Special counsel files new charge in Russia probe


WASHINGTON /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election charged an attorney Tuesday with lying to federal investigators about his interactions with a former Trump campaign official. A

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Donald Trump Jr. visits India to help sell apartments


NEW DELHI/February 20, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — “Trump has arrived. Have you?” shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper. The ads, which have run repeatedly in the past few days, herald

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This Week: Home sales, jobless claims, Cinemark earns


February 20, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News)–A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: HOME SALES PERKING UP? Economists project that sales of previously occupied homes edged higher in January from

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The Latest: Germans lead at midway point in women’s bobsled


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz of Germany are the leaders at the midway point of the women’s

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Authorities: Student shoots self at Ohio middle school


MASSILLON, Ohio /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A school official in Ohio says a middle school student apparently shot himself after bringing a gun to school. Police say Jackson Middle School, near Massillon, is on lockdown

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The Latest: S. Korea puts scare into Finland in men’s hockey


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea  /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Host South Korea is putting a scare into heavily favored Finland in men’s hockey at the

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The Latest: Trump says tax cuts giving GOP an edge


WASHINGTON /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is crediting “popular Tax Cuts which the Dems want to take away” with giving his

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Latvian member of ECB won’t resign, rejects bribes report


LONDON /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Latvia’s official on the European Central Bank’s main policymaking council refused Tuesday to heed calls to resign following an investigation into suspected bribery and an Associated Press report on

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Grocery retailer Albertsons to buy drugstore chain Rite Aid


/February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The privately held owner of Safeway, Vons and other grocery brands is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation’s third-largest drugstore chain. Albertsons

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The Latest: Fourcade grabs 3rd gold of Olympics in relay win


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea  /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Biathlete Martin Fourcade has become the first athlete to win three gold medals at the Pyeongchang Games,

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India arrests 6 suspects in $1.8 billion bank fraud case


NEW DELHI/February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — India’s federal investigating agency said Tuesday it has arrested six people in an alleged $1.8 billion bank fraud case that continued for six years. Central Bureau of Investigation spokesman

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UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns


ISLAMABAD /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The U.N. children‘s agency in a report released Tuesday singled out Pakistan as the riskiest country for newborns, saying that out of every 1,000 children born in Pakistan, 46

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