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STOCKHOLM | Another member quits Nobel literature academy


STOCKHOLM | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Another member of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize said Thursday she is resigning, bringing the total number of board members who are quitting the prestigious institution

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PHILADELPHIA | Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives


PHILADELPHIA  | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn’t use the restroom because he wasn’t a paying customer. He thought nothing of it when he

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WASHINGTON | Howard commencement to feature “Black Panther” Boseman


WASHINGTON  | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The “Black Panther” is returning to his alma mater to give the commencement address at Howard University. The university announced Wednesday that Chadwick Boseman will give the keynote address at

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Carthage Man, Jarub Ray Baird Sentenced for $1 Million Meth Conspiracy


KANSAS CITY, MO – Carthage, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court yesterday, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 for his role in a conspiracy to distribute more than $1 million worth of methamphetamine in southern Missouri

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FORT DIX, N.J. | ‘Pharma Bro’ arrives at low-security federal prison


FORT DIX, N.J. | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a life-saving drug has been placed in a low-security federal prison in New Jersey. Martin Shkreli was moved

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Springfield Woman, Nancy Lorine Walker Sentenced for $718,000 Tax Fraud Conspiracy


SPRINGFIELD, MO – A Springfield, Missouri, woman was sentenced in federal court yesterday, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 for her role in a $718,000 tax fraud conspiracy. Nancy Lorine Walker, 56, of Springfield, was sentenced by

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BEIRUT | Syrian rebels hand over arms, leave another town near Douma


BEIRUT | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Syrian state media say hundreds of rebels fighters in a town northeast of Damascus have handed in their weapons and started to leave under an evacuation deal. Under the

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St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, April 19, 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 4:51 a.m at

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BERLIN | Berlin councilwoman wants to shut legendary Berghain club


BERLIN | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A nationalist councilwoman in Berlin has been ridiculed online for proposing the closure of one the city’s most famous techno clubs because of its long opening hours as well

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FedEx Express Launches the First Route Connecting Guangzhou, China and Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.


HONG KONG – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, announced the launch of a new route which, for the first time, connects the FedEx APAC

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BANGKOK | Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba sets plans for Thailand


BANGKOK | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has agreed to step up investments in Thailand. The founder of the online shopping giant, Jack Ma, met with Thailand’s prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha,

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Hawaii Governor Ige Unveils new collaborative partnership in homelessness effort


HONOLULU, HI – Hawaii Governor David Ige emphasized collaboration yesterday as he announced the launch of a pilot program called Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), which aims to improve public safety and reduce criminal activity

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Texas Governor Abbott Celebrates The 70th Anniversary Of The State Of Israel


AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott yesterday attended and spoke at a celebration for the State of Israel’s 70th Independence Day, hosted by the Israeli Consulate in Houston.  Joining Governor Abbott in celebrating this

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WARSAW, Poland | Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto


WARSAW, Poland | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) People in Warsaw pinned paper daffodils to their clothes as the Polish capital began a day of commemorations Thursday on the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. | Sharks ride depth, Jones to first-round sweep of Ducks


SAN JOSE, Calif.  | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Very little separated San Jose and Anaheim in the regular season, with the Ducks edging out the Sharks by one point for second place in the Pacific

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SACRAMENTO |Calif. governor says deal reached on National Guard mission


SACRAMENTO, Calif. | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) California reached an agreement with the federal government that the state’s National Guard troops will deploy to the border to focus on fighting transnational gangs as well as

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BANGKOK | 2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine


BANGKOK | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped in the jungle where

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SAN JOSE, Calif. | Hertl, Jones help Sharks finish sweep of Ducks with 2-1 win


SAN JOSE, Calif. | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Tomas Hertl scored the tiebreaking goal 9:09 into the third period, Martin Jones was spectacular in goal yet again, and the San Jose Sharks completed a first-round

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | First Saudi cinema opens with popcorn and ‘Black Panther’


RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots as Hollywood’s blockbuster “Black Panther” premiered in Saudi Arabia’s first movie theater.

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LEADING OFF: Stanton tries to break slump, Freeman injured


| April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)A look at what’s happening around the majors today: SLUMPING STANTON Giancarlo Stanton looks to make an impact in pinstripes when New York opens a series against Toronto at Yankee Stadium.

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PHOENIX | Teacher uprisings harness social media in fight for funding


PHOENIX | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. Teachers, long tired of low wages and a dearth

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BOERNE, Texas | Southwest Airlines pilot lauded as hero for handling crisis


BOERNE, Texas | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in a harrowing emergency landing after a passenger was partially blown out of the jet’s damaged fuselage is also

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | LaMarre’s single lifts Twins over Indians 2-1 in 16 innings


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Ryan LaMarre started this series as Minnesota’s extra player. He got the Twins a split in extra innings, and gave Eddie Rosario a memory he’ll never

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DENVER | Forsberg, Rinne help Predators beat Avalanche 3-2 in Game 4


DENVER | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Filip Forsberg scored another creative goal, Pekka Rinne rebounded from a rocky performance with 31 saves, and the Nashville Predators withstood a furious rally by the Colorado Avalanche for

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PHILADELPHIA | FAA orders fan blade inspections after jet engine explosion


PHILADELPHIA | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Cosby team turns to star witness with drug experts on deck


NORRISTOWN, Pa. | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Bill Cosby’s lawyers turned to their star witness in the comedian’s sexual assault retrial, countering the harrowing accounts of a half-dozen accusers with a woman who says chief

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PALM BEACH, Fla. | Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe ‘bromance’


PALM BEACH, Fla. | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted the new American president with a golden driver not long after Donald Trump won the White House. He’s met with the

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WASHINGTON | Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim


WASHINGTON | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) President Donald Trump said that although he’s looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he

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NEW YORK | Mets rally for 9 runs in 8th inning to stun Nationals, 11-5


NEW YORK | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Six outs from getting swept at home by Washington, the New York Mets stunned their NL East rivals with a nine-run rally instead. Yoenis Cespedes launched a grand

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HOUSTON | Paul, Green help Rockets rout Timberwolves 102-82 in Game 2


HOUSTON | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Chris Paul had 27 points and Gerald Green came off the bench to score 21 as the Houston Rockets used a huge second quarter to cruise to a 102-82

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ST. LOUIS |Judge to rule on request to dismiss Greitens indictment


LOUIS | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A St. Louis judge is expected to rule Thursday on whether to dismiss a felony criminal indictment against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens due to mistakes by the prosecutor and

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The Latest: AP source: Pompeo, Kim discussed held Americans


WASHINGTON| April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local): 8:15 p.m. CIA Director Mike Pompeo raised the plight of three U.S. citizens held in North Korea during

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HONG KONG | Asian shares higher on optimism about global growth


HONG KONG| April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Asian shares rose on Thursday as improving optimism about the global economy helped investors shake off worries about geopolitical risks for the moment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index

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HAVANA| Bureaucrat set to replace Raul Castro as Cuba’s president


HAVANA| April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)A 57-year-old bureaucrat will take Raul Castro’s place as the president of Cuba on Thursday as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term

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MEXICO CITY | Remnants of migrant caravan move toward US-Mexico border


MEXICO CITY | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The remnants of a migrant caravan of Central Americans that angered President Donald Trump were continuing their journey north through Mexico toward the U.S. border Wednesday. Organizer Irineo

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CLEVELAND | King’s lair: LeBron scores 46, Cav even series with Pacers


CLEVELAND| April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The situation was dire, requiring playoff dominance. LeBron James delivered. No surprise there. Taking matters into his own hands, James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the Cleveland

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BOERNE, Texas | ‘That’s how she’s wired’: Pilot lauded for handling crisis


BOERNE, Texas| April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in a harrowing emergency landing after a passenger was partially blown out of the jet’s damaged fuselage is also being

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WASHINGTON | US manufacturers seek relief from steel and aluminum tariffs


WASHINGTON | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Rising costs. Delayed shipments. A baffling bureaucracy. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported aluminum and steel are disrupting business for American companies that buy those metals, and many are

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NEW YORK | Tribeca opens with ‘Gilda,’ and De Niro comes out swinging


NEW YORK | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival opened Wednesday with pugnacious political words from Robert De Niro and the tender opening-night premiere, “Love, Gilda,” an intimate celebration of the beloved

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HAVANA| Miguel Diaz-Canel selected as next president of Cuba


HAVANA| April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Cuban government on Wednesday selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as the sole candidate to succeed President Raul Castro in a transition aimed at ensuring that

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PHILADELPHIA | The Latest: Southwest pilots: ‘Our hearts are heavy’


PHILADELPHIA| April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on the plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The two pilots of a Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing

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LAS VEGAS | Illusionist Copperfield takes stand in tourist injury case


LAS VEGAS|April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)David Copperfield testified Wednesday that he didn’t know until he was sued that a British tourist claimed to have been seriously injured while taking part in an illusion during a performance

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NEWARK, N.J.| Lightning take 3-1 lead over Devils, Kucherov leads the way


NEWARK, N.J.|April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A feisty Nikita Kucherov scored two goals, set up another and knocked New Jersey‘s top defenseman out of the game with a big hit, and the Tampa Bay Lightning moved

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HOUSTON | Former President George HW Bush buoyed by tributes to wife


HOUSTON |April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)In his first public comments since his wife’s death, former President George H.W. Bush said Wednesday that he used to tease his spouse of 73 years that he had a complex

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OKLAHOMA CITY | Mitchell lifts Jazz past Thunder 102-95 to even series


OKLAHOMA CITY |April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Rookie Donovan Mitchell scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter to help the Utah Jazz defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 102-95 on Wednesday night and tie

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CLEVELAND | LeBron scores 46, Cavaliers hold off Pacers to even series


CLEVELAND |April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) LeBron James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a poor performance in the opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 on

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PHILADELPHIA | Crosby leads Penguins past Flyers for 3-1 lead in playoffs


PHILADELPHIA |April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Sidney Crosby scored his fifth goal of the series and became the Pittsburgh Penguins’ career postseason points leader in a 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. The Penguins

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Brown says agreement reached on California guard deployment


SACRAMENTO, Calif.  |April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)California Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday that he would join President Donald Trump’s border mission by contributing up toannouncing a deal after a week of uncertainty about how to accomplish

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Cosby’s star witness says accuser spoke about plot to frame


NORRISTOWN, Pa. |April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The chief accuser at Bill Cosby’s sexual-assault retrial talked about framing a celebrity before going to police with her allegations in 2005, a key defense witness testified on Wednesday, a

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