WEST WARWICK, R.I. | Rhode Island marks 16th anniversary of nightclub fire

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is marking the 16th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200. The Feb. 20, 2003, fire was started when pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White ignited flammable soundproofing foam on the walls of The Station nightclub in West Warwick. The … Continue reading WEST WARWICK, R.I. | Rhode Island marks 16th anniversary of nightclub fire

United States | Joint Statement on Escalating Conflict in South Sudan

United States – The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States, Norway, and the United Kingdom. The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) are alarmed about the escalating conflict around Yei, which represents a flagrant breach of the December 2017 Cessation … Continue reading United States | Joint Statement on Escalating Conflict in South Sudan

CHICAGO | Chicago prosecutor recuses herself from Jussie Smollett case

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s top prosecutor recused herself from the investigation into the attack reported by “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett shortly after police requested another interview with the actor. The office of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx offered few specifics Tuesday when announcing that Foxx was recusing herself from the case, which police said … Continue reading CHICAGO | Chicago prosecutor recuses herself from Jussie Smollett case

SALT LAKE CITY | AP NewsBreak: Gwyneth Paltrow denies causing Utah ski crash

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Actress Gwyneth Paltrow says a skier who accused her in a lawsuit of seriously injuring him at a Utah resort was actually the one who plowed into her from behind. Paltrow’s attorney alleges in a counter claim filed in court Wednesday that the actress suffered a full “body blow” when … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | AP NewsBreak: Gwyneth Paltrow denies causing Utah ski crash

Stricker appointed US captain for Ryder Cup in home state

Steve Stricker is going to his seventh straight Ryder Cup, this time in his home state of Wisconsin as the American captain. Stricker officially was appointed Ryder Cup captain Wednesday morning in Milwaukee, an hour south of where the Americans will try to win back the Ryder Cup in 2020 at Whistling Straits. Europe already … Continue reading Stricker appointed US captain for Ryder Cup in home state

OAKLAND, Calif. | Obama joined by Curry to tell minority boys ‘you matter’

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place. Obama was in Oakland, California, to mark the fifth anniversary of My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative he launched after … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif. | Obama joined by Curry to tell minority boys ‘you matter’

Hanley Wood Announces Napoleon Fireplaces as Marketer of the Year

  WASHINGTON/ FEBRUARY 20, 2019 (STL.News) Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, design and commercial construction industries has announced that Napoleon Fireplaces has been selected as the 2018 Brand Builder Awards Marketer of the Year. The award was presented at the Market Leaders Dinner, held yesterday … Continue reading Hanley Wood Announces Napoleon Fireplaces as Marketer of the Year

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court rules for ex-US marshal in W.Va. tax dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a retired U.S. marshal who argued that West Virginia discriminated against former federal law enforcement officers like him by giving a more generous tax break to onetime state law enforcers. The court has ruled 9-0 that West Virginia law unlawfully discriminated against the retired marshal, James … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court rules for ex-US marshal in W.Va. tax dispute