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TOKYO | Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years


TOKYO| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and the authorities have set up a no-go zone around the mountain. The Meteorological Agency said

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WASHINGTON | Mom who lost pink house, court case hopes for box office win


WASHINGTON| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Susette Kelo’s Supreme Court case now has a Hollywood ending, just not the one she hoped for. What Kelo wanted when she took her case to the high court more

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LOS ANGELES | Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case


LOS ANGELES| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) President Donald Trump’s lawyer is asking a federal judge in Los Angeles to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with

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WASHINGTON | Trump legal team in Russia probe gets Rudy Giuliani


WASHINGTON | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in

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PHILADELPHIA | 2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police


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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NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Cosby lawyers want jurors to hear from accuser’s confidante


NORRISTOWN, Pa. | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Bill Cosby’s lawyers are scrambling to make sure jurors at his sexual assault retrial hear from accuser Andrea Constand’s confidante before deliberations get underway next week — but

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SAN ANTONIO | NBA mourns death of Gregg Popovich’s wife, a ‘real star’


SAN ANTONIO | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) LeBron James fought back tears. Former President Bill Clinton offered condolences. Craig Sager’s daughter tweeted that she was “just sick” over the news. Such is the regard that

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BEIJING | ZTE protests ‘unfair’ US penalty, says it’s seeking solution


BEIJING | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Chinese tech company ZTE said Friday it wouldn’t accept an “unfair” U.S. penalty in a case involving exports of telecoms equipment to North Korea and Iran, and is seeking

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SEOUL, South Korea | Asian shares fall back on trade worries, tech outlook


SEOUL, South Korea   | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Shares are lower in Asia after a major supplier to Apple forecast continued weak demand for mobile devices. A warning by the head of the IMF over

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NEW YORK | Reports: Wells Fargo to be fined $1B as early as Friday


NEW YORK  | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Federal regulators plan to fine Wells Fargo as much as $1 billion as early as Friday for abuses tied to its auto-lending and mortgage businesses, The New York

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NEW YORK | Bette Midler to return to ‘Hello, Dolly’ for a summer run


NEW YORK | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Bette Midler is not quite ready to say goodbye to her Dolly. The Divine Miss M is returning to the Tony Award-winning revival of “Hello, Dolly!” on July

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HAVANA | First clues emerge about Cuba’s future under new president


HAVANA | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas | Minnesota woman suspected of killing 2 captured in Texas


SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A Minnesota woman suspected of killing her husband and then a woman in southwest Florida was captured Thursday night at a South Texas resort. A U.S.

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Hundreds of school walkouts planned on Columbine anniversary


| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Another wave of student walkouts is expected to disrupt classes Friday at hundreds of schools across the U.S. as young activists press for tougher gun laws. The protests were chosen to

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WASHINGTON |The Latest: Trump claims vindication after memos released


WASHINGTON  | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey’s memos (all times local): 12:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is claiming vindication after the release of memos from former FBI Director

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SAN ANTONIO | Durant leads Warriors to 3-0 lead over mourning Spurs


SAN ANTONIO  | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat San Antonio 110-97 on Thursday night for a 3-0 series lead over

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ATMORE, Ala. | Alabama inmate becomes oldest executed in US modern times


ATMORE, Ala.  | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)An Alabama inmate convicted of the mail-bomb slaying of a federal judge during a wave of Southern terror in 1989 was executed by lethal injection Thursday, becoming the oldest

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NEW ORLEANS | Mirotic, Davis lead Pelicans to 3-0 series lead over Blazers


NEW ORLEANS | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Nikola Mirotic scored a career playoff-best 30 points to go with eight rebounds, three steals and a block, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Portland Trail Blazers 119-102

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WASHINGTON | In Comey memos, Trump fixates on ‘hookers,’ frets over Flynn


WASHINGTON | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about

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SAN ANTONIO | The Latest: Warriors lead Spurs 52-46 at halftime


SAN ANTONIO| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on the San Antonio Spurs and coach Gregg Popovich, whose wife died at 67 (all times local): ___ 10:00 p.m. The Golden State Warriors lead the San

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NEW YORK | Kushner Cos. subpoenaed by feds after AP report


NEW YORK| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The Kushner Cos. confirmed Thursday it was subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to an Associated Press report that the company filed dozens of false documents about its buildings

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HAVANA | The Latest: Pence tweets response to Cuba’s Raul Castro


HAVANA | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The Latest on Raul Castro’s handover of Cuba’s presidency (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence is responding to outgoing Cuban leader Raul Castro, telling him on Twitter

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. | At trial, experts debate drug Cosby gave to his accuser


NORRISTOWN, Pa.  | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)It’s long been one of the most enduring mysteries of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case: What drug did he give his chief accuser on the night she says he

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WASHINGTON |Fired FBI deputy chief Andrew McCabe faces criminal referral


WASHINGTON | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The Justice Department’s inspector general has sent a criminal referral about fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to federal prosecutors in Washington, his lawyer said Thursday. The referral to the

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MINNEAPOLIS | Files show rising alarm in Prince’s circle as health failed


MINNEAPOLIS| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Some of Prince’s closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an

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LEADING OFF: Scherzer vs Kershaw; Riggleman takes over


| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: ___ CY VS. CY The marquee pitching matchup of the young season takes place in Los Angeles, where Nationals ace Max Scherzer

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WASHINGTON | The Latest: House chairs say memos prove no obstruction


WASHINGTON| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey’s memos (all times local): 10:30 p.m. The Republican chairmen of three House committees say memos written by former FBI Director James Comey recounting

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WASHINGTON | Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe


WASHINGTON| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in

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COLUMBUS, Ohio | Caps top Blue Jackets 4-1 to even series at 2 games each


COLUMBUS, Ohio | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and two assists, and Braden Holtby stopped 23 shots as the Washington Capitals beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Thursday night to

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WASHINGTON | The Latest: In Comey memo, Trump says Putin hailed hookers


WASHINGTON| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey’s memos (all times local): 9:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says Russian President Vladimir Putin told him, “We have some of the most

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MIAMI | Embiid scores 23, 76ers top Heat 128-108 for 2-1 series lead


MIAMI | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)A masked Joel Embiid scored 23 points in his postseason debut, Marco Belinelli and Dario Saric each added 21 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Miami Heat 128-108 on Thursday

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ATMORE, Ala.|The Latest: 83-year-old Alabama mail-bomb killer is executed


ATMORE, Ala.| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The Latest on the scheduled execution of (all times local): 8:42 p.m. Alabama has executed the oldest U.S. inmate to be put to death in modern times, an 83-year-old man

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LYNCHBURG, Va. | Loyalty to Trump key focus of Virginia GOP Senate debate


LYNCHBURG, Va. | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Virginia Republicans hoping to upset Hillary Clinton’s former running mate in a U.S. Senate race heaped praise on President Donald Trump at a debate Thursday while arguing over

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DENVER | Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration


DENVER| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)A planned national high school walkout for gun control on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting Friday won’t include student protests at the Colorado school that changed the way the

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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Comey memos show Trump doubting Flynn’s judgment


WASHINGTON| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey’s memos (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the

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San Francisco board votes to keep controversial statue


SAN FRANCISCO| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) San Francisco authorities reversed a decision to remove a 19th century statue near City Hall that some say is degrading to Native Americans. San Francisco’s Board of Appeals late

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LOS ANGELES | Park fires 68 for 1-shot lead as LPGA Tour returns to LA


LOS ANGELES| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Inbee Park shot a 5-under 66 for a one-shot lead in the opening round of the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open in the LPGA Tour’s return to Los Angeles after a

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HOUSTON | Hundreds celebrate former first lady Barbara Bush in Houston


HOUSTON| April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The memorials to former first lady Barbara Bush have begun with a celebration of her life in front of Houston’s City Hall. Mayor Sylvester Turner and several of Houston’s leading

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WASHINGTON | Comey memo: Trump complained about Flynn’s ‘judgment issues’


WASHINGTON | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to memos maintained

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ATMORE, Ala. | Man, 83, set to be executed for judge’s mail-bomb slaying


ATMORE, Ala. | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) An inmate convicted of the mail-bomb slaying of a federal judge during a wave of Southern terror in 1989 was scheduled to be executed Thursday as the oldest

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SAN ANTONIO | Grayson Murray handles the wind and leads Texas Open


SAN ANTONIO | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Grayson Murray fixed a flaw in his swing and hit the ball well enough that blustery conditions didn’t matter at the Valero Texas Open. He made seven birdies

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NEW YORK | Champ Eagles vs. Atlanta to open season, also play in London


NEW YORK | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 6. Green Bay hosts Chicago in the first Sunday night

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LOS ANGELES | Police say teen who searched for missing pal was his killer


LOS ANGELES | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— A 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy’s body but investigators suspect

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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Judge blocks transfer of citizen with ties to IS


WASHINGTON | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the fate of a U.S. citizen accused of working with Islamic State militants(all times local): 7:55 p.m. A federal judge is blocking the government from transferring

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U.S. Defense Department Moves Closer to Cloud Computing


WASHINGTON – The Defense Department’s information technology move to the cloud will rapidly deliver advantages to the battlefield by enabling new machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities, Dana W. White, chief Pentagon spokesperson, told reporters today.

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Rhode Island Attorney General Kilmartin Urges Congress: Don’t Give Lawyers a License to Use Abusive Debt Collection Practices


PROVIDENCE, RI – A bi-partisan coalition of 20 state attorneys general, including Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, submitted a letter today urging Congress to oppose the Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act of

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ATLANTA | Braves’ Freeman avoids second major injury to wrist


ATLANTA | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— One-half inch may have been the difference between Freddie Freeman facing another extended stay on the disabled list and remaining in the Atlanta Braves’ lineup. The first baseman avoided

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HAVANA | Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future


HAVANA | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)— Raul Castro turned over Cuba’s presidency Thursday to a 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded

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