CHICAGO | Michigan State kept ties to coach accused of sexual abuse

CHICAGO | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Michigan State University, already reeling from the scandal involving a gymnastics doctor who molested young athletes, maintained ties to a prominent volleyball coach long after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexually abusing and raping six underage girls he trained in the 1980s. Letters obtained by The … Continue reading CHICAGO | Michigan State kept ties to coach accused of sexual abuse

PHOENIX | Q&A: How walkout by Arizona teachers is expected to play out

PHOENIX | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Tens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to walk off the job this week to demand more funding for public education, an unprecedented action in this conservative state without many union protections. Educators who are among the lowest-paid in the U.S. have organized weeks of protests seeking … Continue reading PHOENIX | Q&A: How walkout by Arizona teachers is expected to play out

PHOENIX | Correction: Hotshots Statue story

PHOENIX | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — In a story April 21 about a statue honoring Arizona wildland firefighters who died in a 2013 fire, The Associated Press reported erroneously, in one instance, the last name of the sculptor. He is Matt Glenn, not Glass. A corrected version of the story is below: Statue unveiled … Continue reading PHOENIX | Correction: Hotshots Statue story

NBA great Ray Allen talks about being ‘clutch,’ new book

April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —NBA great Ray Allen tells the “AP Sports Weekly” podcast that the players who step up to take the big shots in the playoffs do so because they refuse to be overwhelmed by the moment. Allen propelled Miami to an NBA title in 2013 with a 3-pointer in Game 6 of … Continue reading NBA great Ray Allen talks about being ‘clutch,’ new book

Minnesota News: Pathways to Prosperity Awards $17.8 Million for 57 Workforce Training Programs

Workers with employment barriers receive training for in-demand careers ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded 57 grants statewide totaling $17,884,007 under the Minnesota Pathways to Prosperity program. Pathways to Prosperity Competitive Grants fund programs and services designed to provide workforce development and training opportunities to adults … Continue reading Minnesota News: Pathways to Prosperity Awards $17.8 Million for 57 Workforce Training Programs

YORK, Pa. | Black woman golfer: It was like we had targets on our backs

YORK, Pa. | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Black people have long complained about getting pulled over by police for “driving while black,” or being eyed suspiciously by store security guards for “shopping while black.” Now a group of women says it got into trouble for golfing while black. Officials at the Grandview Golf Club … Continue reading YORK, Pa. | Black woman golfer: It was like we had targets on our backs

Georgia News: InComm expansion to create more than 150 jobs in Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – Georgia Governor Nathan Deal today announced that InComm, a leading prepaid product and payment technology company based in Atlanta, will create more than 150 jobs and invest over $20 million in capital developments in metro Atlanta and Columbus. “In addition to being the No. 1 state for business, Georgia is now a … Continue reading Georgia News: InComm expansion to create more than 150 jobs in Georgia

RALEIGH, N.C. | Commission to unveil ideas to fix college basketball’s woes

RALEIGH, N.C. | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — College basketball played an entire season amid a federal corruption investigation that magnified long-simmering troubles within the sport, from shady agent dealings to concerns over athletes who’d rather go straight to the pros. Now it’s time to hear new ideas on how to fix the complex, wide-ranging … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | Commission to unveil ideas to fix college basketball’s woes

Inlanta Mortgage Named Top 10 Medium Mortgage Company by SocialSurvey

PEWAUKEE, WIS. / APRIL 24, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — SocialSurvey’s Top Performers Awards recognize loan officers and mortgage companies who are best at managing the mortgage game and are making the most of their online reputation. In addition to being named a top mortgage company, three of Inlanta’s top producers have also been individually honored as … Continue reading Inlanta Mortgage Named Top 10 Medium Mortgage Company by SocialSurvey

TRENTON, N.J | First drug approved for most common inherited kidney disease

TRENTON, N.J. | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to slow kidney decline in patients with the most common inherited kidney disease. Jynarque (jihn-AR’-kew), from Japan’s Otsuka Pharmaceutical, was approved Tuesday for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. The progressive genetic disorder is the fourth-leading cause of … Continue reading TRENTON, N.J | First drug approved for most common inherited kidney disease

ATHENS, Greece | Greece to investigate claims over UNICEF branch’s finances

ATHENS, Greece  | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A Greek prosecutor has ordered an investigation into allegations of financial mismanagement in the local branch of UNICEF. UNICEF said last week it was “terminating its arrangements” with its national committee in Greece “due to concerns arising out of a recent independent audit.” UNICEF said in a statement … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greece to investigate claims over UNICEF branch’s finances

BERLIN | Leader of German governing party backs Amazon protest

BERLIN | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The new leader of one of Germany’s governing parties said she supports a protest against working conditions at Amazon during CEO Jeff Bezos‘ visit to Berlin on Tuesday. Andrea Nahles, the chairwoman of the center-left Social Democrats, said she would take part in the demonstration held outside publisher Axel … Continue reading BERLIN | Leader of German governing party backs Amazon protest