Missouri News: Jury Convicts Jamerl M. Wortham, Anthony B. Williams of Conspiracy, Kidnapping, Carjacking, Robbery, Drug Trafficking, and Illegal Firearm Possession

KANSAS CITY, MO  (STL.News) – Two Kansas City, Kansas men have been convicted at trial by a federal jury of 17 counts contained in a Dec. 13, 2016, federal indictment. Jamerl M. Wortham, 33, and Anthony B. Williams, 36, were each found guilty on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, of one count of conspiracy to commit … Continue reading Missouri News: Jury Convicts Jamerl M. Wortham, Anthony B. Williams of Conspiracy, Kidnapping, Carjacking, Robbery, Drug Trafficking, and Illegal Firearm Possession

SAN DIEGO | AP source: Machado, Padres agrees to $300M, 10-year deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — All-Star infielder Manny Machado has agreed to a $300 million, 10-year deal with the rebuilding San Diego Padres, the biggest contract ever for a free agent, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | AP source: Machado, Padres agrees to $300M, 10-year deal

Consumer goods companies lead modest rebound in US stocks

U.S. stock indexes moved modestly higher in afternoon trading Tuesday as solid earnings from Walmart encouraged investors to bid up other retailers and consumer goods companies. Homebuilders also contributed to the gains following an industry survey showing improved confidence heading into the key spring homebuying season. Stocks spent much of the morning wavering between small … Continue reading Consumer goods companies lead modest rebound in US stocks

ATLANTA | Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing

ATLANTA (AP) — A congressional subcommittee is highlighting voting problems in Georgia as possible justification for restoring federal oversight of elections in places with a history of discrimination. Democrat Stacey Abrams, who lost her bid for governor last fall, testified Tuesday at a hearing in Atlanta about myriad issues that she says disenfranchised certain Georgia … Continue reading ATLANTA | Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing

WASHINGTON | Flynn pushed to share nuclear tech with Saudis, report says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing whistleblowers within the administration. Lawmakers from both parties have expressed concerns that Saudi Arabia could develop nuclear weapons if the U.S. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Flynn pushed to share nuclear tech with Saudis, report says

RALEIGH, N.C | N. Carolina poll workers: County’s results counted early

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Disarray in the administration of the country’s last undecided congressional election was illustrated Tuesday when three poll workers testified some votes were counted days ahead of Election Day. North Carolina’s State Board of Elections heard the testimony as part of a hearing that could result in a new election being called … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | N. Carolina poll workers: County’s results counted early

NICOSIA, Cyprus | Cyprus issues 1st 15-year bond; pleased to find solid demand

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ finance minister says the country’s first-ever 15-year public bond issue was eight times oversubscribed, calling it the “strongest affirmation” of international markets’ trust in the Mediterranean island’s economy. Minister Harris Georgiades said Tuesday’s bond issue ensures the Cypriot economy’s stability and creates conditions enabling positive economic growth. The bond issue … Continue reading NICOSIA, Cyprus | Cyprus issues 1st 15-year bond; pleased to find solid demand

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Governor signs measure to hike Illinois minimum wage to $15

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a measure gradually hiking the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, the highest in the Midwest. It was one of the new Democratic governor’s top campaign promises. He signed the six-year plan Tuesday at the Governor’s Mansion. Illinois is on track to … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Governor signs measure to hike Illinois minimum wage to $15