WASHINGTON | Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators

WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump’s pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess. That sentiment was evident Tuesday on Capitol Hill after senators delayed hearings for White House … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators

YEREVAN, Armenia | Thousands protest in Armenia as political talks called off

YEREVAN, Armenia  — Several thousand protesters took to the streets of the Armenian capital on Wednesday morning after talks between the opposition and the acting prime minister were called off. Protest leader Nikol Pashinian had been expected to sit down for talks with acting Prime Minister Karen Karapetian to discuss political transition after Prime Minister … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia | Thousands protest in Armenia as political talks called off

ST LOUIS WEATHER CONDITIONS & FORECAST, APRIL 25, 2018

St Louis Weather Conditions, Forecast & Air Quality Index readings published by STL.News ST LOUIS, MO – St Louis weather conditions & forecast readings from the St. Louis Lambert International Airport at 6:51 a.m at Latitude: 38.75°N, Longitude: 90.37°W – Elevation 604 feet.  Forecast is provided by the National Weather Service (N.W.S.). Current Conditions Sky: … Continue reading ST LOUIS WEATHER CONDITIONS & FORECAST, APRIL 25, 2018

BRUSSELS | EU urge Russia, Iran, Turkey to deliver on Syria promises

BRUSSELS — The European Union on Wednesday called on Russia, Iran and Turkey to ensure a halt to fighting in Syria, as international donors gathered in Brussels to drum up aid for the conflict-ravaged country. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the three have a “special responsibility” to establish a cease-fire and to press … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU urge Russia, Iran, Turkey to deliver on Syria promises

BUFFALO, N.Y. | Museum realizes collection’s rare elephant bird egg is real

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Buffalo museum has made a rare discovery within its own collection: a fully intact egg from the extinct elephant bird that until now, was thought to be fake. Curators at the Buffalo Museum of Science were cataloging pieces in the museum’s collection when they realized and confirmed that the foot-tall egg … Continue reading BUFFALO, N.Y. | Museum realizes collection’s rare elephant bird egg is real

NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Jury to deliberate after Cosby painted as predator, victim

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Jurors at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial are poised to start deliberating after a marathon day of closing arguments that portrayed the comedian both as a calculating predator who’s finally being brought to justice and the victim of a multimillion-dollar frame-up by a “pathological liar.” The seven men and five women sequestered … Continue reading NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Jury to deliberate after Cosby painted as predator, victim