LONDON | UK’s May seeks EU lifeline after surviving confidence vote

LONDON— British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking a lifeline from European Union leaders Thursday after winning a no-confidence vote among her own Conservative lawmakers. May will ask the other 27 EU leaders at a summit in Brussels for reassurances about the deal that she can use to win over a skeptical British Parliament, particularly … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s May seeks EU lifeline after surviving confidence vote

TOKYO | Photos from Japan space rovers show rocky asteroid surface

TOKYO— Japan’s space agency says more than 200 photos taken by two small rovers on an asteroid show no signs of a smooth area for the planned touchdown of a spacecraft early next year. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Thursday the two solar-powered rovers have become inactive and are probably in the shade, but … Continue reading TOKYO | Photos from Japan space rovers show rocky asteroid surface

BERLIN | EU court upholds German public broadcasting fee system

BERLIN— The European Union’s highest court has ruled that a fee all German households have to pay to finance the country’s public broadcasters complies with EU law. The European Court of Justice decided Thursday the system, which allows broadcasters to enforce collection, doesn’t constitute illegal state aid. Germany’s long-standing fee system was tweaked in 2013 … Continue reading BERLIN | EU court upholds German public broadcasting fee system

JERUSALEM | The Latest: Shooting attack in West Bank kills 2 Israelis

JERUSALEM— The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 11:55 a.m. The head of Israel’s medical rescue service says two Israelis have been killed and two wounded in a shooting attack near a West Bank settlement. Eli Bin, the head of Israel’s Magen David Adom service, told Israeli Army Radio that two people were … Continue reading JERUSALEM | The Latest: Shooting attack in West Bank kills 2 Israelis

Saint Louis Zoo News: Celebrate Raja’s 26th birthday on December 27th

ST LOUIS, MO – The Saint Louis Zoo’s bull elephant, Raja (pronounced RAH zhä), will receive special presents to stomp open at 11 a.m. for his 26th birthday on Thursday, Dec. 27, at River’s Edge in the Zoo, weather permitting.  Visitors are invited to sing “Happy Birthday” and cheer for Raja. Born on Dec. 27, … Continue reading Saint Louis Zoo News: Celebrate Raja’s 26th birthday on December 27th

Missouri News: Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Issues Statement on Passing of William Alfred Newsom III

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement yesterday on the passing of retired Justice William Alfred Newsom III: “Anne and I extend our deepest condolences to the entire Newsom family.  Bill was a longtime friend, a champion of the environment and someone whom I was proud to appoint to … Continue reading Missouri News: Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Issues Statement on Passing of William Alfred Newsom III

AUSTIN, Texas | Apple announces plan to build $1 billion campus in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Apple says it plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas. The company released a statement early Thursday saying its plans also include establishing locations in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California, with more than 1,000 employees at each. The tech giant, which is based in Cupertino, California, says … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Apple announces plan to build $1 billion campus in Texas