RALEIGH, N.C | Lawyers wrap up case blaming pork giant for ghastly smells

RALEIGH, N.C. | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Jurors in North Carolina are getting a round-up of testimony in a lawsuit filed by more than 500 neighbors of an industrial-scale swine operation. The plaintiffs contend that open-air cesspools inflict them with intense, putrid smells that can’t be removed from clothing or household fabrics for years. Lawyers … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | Lawyers wrap up case blaming pork giant for ghastly smells

LAS VEGAS | MPAA head says theaters will survive rise of streaming sites

LAS VEGAS | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The new chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America says he is optimistic about the movie and theatrical exhibition business. Rivkin and John Fithian, the president and CEO of the National Association of Theater Owners delivered a state of the industry speech Tuesday morning at … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | MPAA head says theaters will survive rise of streaming sites

LONDON | Cambridge Analytica fights back on data scandal

LONDON | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Cambridge Analytica unleashed its counterattack against claims that it misused data from millions of Facebook accounts, saying Tuesday it is the victim of misunderstandings and inaccurate reporting that portrays the company as the evil villain in a James Bond movie. Clarence Mitchell, a high-profile publicist recently hired to represent … Continue reading LONDON | Cambridge Analytica fights back on data scandal

ROME | Italian police seize weapons from Spain-bound rental car

ROME | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Police in northern Italy found a small arsenal of Kalashnikovs, pistols and ammunition hidden in the trunk of a rental car and arrested the Bosnian man who was driving it. The ANSA news agency says police believe the car, which had Swiss license plates, was headed to Barcelona when they … Continue reading ROME | Italian police seize weapons from Spain-bound rental car

NEW YORK | US stocks tumble, erasing an early gain; bond yields climb

NEW YORK | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Major U.S. stock indexes have surrendered an early gain and are falling sharply Tuesday as investors sell technology, industrial and retail stocks. Bond yields continue to rise and the 10-year Treasury note reached 3 percent for the first time in more than four years. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks tumble, erasing an early gain; bond yields climb

LAS VEGAS | McConaughey fears March for Our Lives will get ‘hijacked’

LAS VEGAS | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A month after speaking at the March for Our Lives in his hometown of Austin, Texas, Matthew McConaughey says he supports some gun control but fears the youth-led movement could be “hijacked” by those hoping to eliminate all guns in the United States. McConaughey spoke about his support … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | McConaughey fears March for Our Lives will get ‘hijacked’

WASHINGTON | First ladies Trump, Macron tour National Gallery’s Cezannes

WASHINGTON | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron ditched the White House Tuesday for a visit with the works of Paul Cezanne. The first ladies of the United States and France headed across town to the National Gallery of Art’s exhibit of about 60 portraits by the French post-impressionist painter. They paused … Continue reading WASHINGTON | First ladies Trump, Macron tour National Gallery’s Cezannes

WASHINGTON | Senator warns bankers that Dodd-Frank relief could stall

WASHINGTON | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia is warning bankers that legislation rolling back financial rules put in place after the 2008 economic crisis could stall. Warner says legislation revamping the law known as Dodd-Frank “will not pass if it comes back to the Senate” for another vote. Warner’s comments … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senator warns bankers that Dodd-Frank relief could stall

RUTLAND, Vt | Committee hits pause on solar project over visual concerns

RUTLAND, Vt. | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A regional planning committee has refused to sign off on a proposed solar project in Rutland amid concerns over its visual impact on a neighboring home. The Rutland Herald reports the commission refused to endorse one of the three 500-kilowatt projects proposed near Thomas Dairy after resident Eileen … Continue reading RUTLAND, Vt | Committee hits pause on solar project over visual concerns

LONDON | UK judge to hold new hearing over sick toddler Alfie Evans

LONDON | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A British judge is set to hear a new appeal Tuesday from the parents of a terminally ill British toddler who want to take him to Italy for treatment — something British courts have ruled is not in the child’s interest. The Christian Legal Centre, which is supporting the … Continue reading LONDON | UK judge to hold new hearing over sick toddler Alfie Evans

Feb. home prices soar 6.3 pct in a fierce competition to buy

WASHINGTON/April 24, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — U.S. home prices jumped in February as buyers compete fiercely over a dwindling number of properties for sale. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index released Tuesday jumped 6.3 percent in February from a year earlier, matching December’s increase. That jump was the largest in nearly three years. Steady … Continue reading Feb. home prices soar 6.3 pct in a fierce competition to buy

BEIRUT | Seeking aid abroad, Lebanon uproots Syrian refugees

BEIRUT | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Three years ago, Ahmad Mohsin was forced to relocate his campsite in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley after soldiers raided the community of Syrian refugees where he lived and smashed their belongings. The message was clear, he said: they were not wanted. On Tuesday, Mohsin, 39, was preparing to break down … Continue reading BEIRUT | Seeking aid abroad, Lebanon uproots Syrian refugees

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