WASHINGTON | Shutdown threat recedes as Trump softens stance on wall

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump appeared Tuesday to back off his demand for $5 billion to build a border wall, signaling for the first time that he might be open to a deal that would avoid a partial government shutdown. The White House set the tone when press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders indicated that Trump doesn’t … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Shutdown threat recedes as Trump softens stance on wall

Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway launches audit of Clay County government

Independent review initiated by citizen petition; Auditor encourages anyone with pertinent information to contact Whistleblower Hotline JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today announced her office has begun an audit of the government of Clay County.  The audit was initiated after a citizen petition was submitted to the Auditor’s Office and then … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway launches audit of Clay County government

NEW YORK | Stocks waver as plunging oil prices pull energy stocks lower

NEW YORK — After two days of huge losses, U.S. stocks ended the day back where they started on Tuesday. Energy companies sank as crude oil plunged 7 percent, but technology and consumer-focused companies climbed. U.S. crude oil fell to its lowest price since August 2017, and it has now fallen almost 40 percent since … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks waver as plunging oil prices pull energy stocks lower

St. Louis Business News: Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Digital Officer of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Elected to Ameren Board of Directors

ST. LOUIS, MO – The Board of Directors of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) announced today that Noelle K. Eder has been elected to the Ameren Board of Directors effective December 15, 2018. Eder has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Digital Officer of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. since March 2018.  Hilton … Continue reading St. Louis Business News: Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Digital Officer of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Elected to Ameren Board of Directors

TIJUANA, Mexico | Border impasse ends as US lets 6 Hondurans apply for asylum

TIJUANA, Mexico— The asylum claims of six Hondurans were accepted for processing Tuesday, ending a 17-hour standoff involving U.S. authorities, the migrants and two U.S. lawmakers supporting them on a tiny piece of American soil at the country’s border with Mexico. The Hondurans had camped out in an area of San Diego’s Otay Mesa border … Continue reading TIJUANA, Mexico | Border impasse ends as US lets 6 Hondurans apply for asylum

New Jersey News: Passaic County Man, Mehdi Kassai Admits Role In $6 Million Fraud Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – A Hawthorne, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in a scheme to defraud financial institutions and others of more than $6 million, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Mehdi Kassai, also known as “Mike Kassai,” 36, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini in Newark federal court to an information … Continue reading New Jersey News: Passaic County Man, Mehdi Kassai Admits Role In $6 Million Fraud Scheme

Massachusetts News: MS-13 Member, Luis Solis Vasquez Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for RICO Conspiracy Involving Murder

BOSTON, Ms. – A member of MS-13’s Eastside Locos Salvatrucha (ESLS) clique was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boson for his role in a 2014 murder. Luis Solis Vasquez, a/k/a “Brujo,” 27, a Salvadoran national, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 35 years in prison and five years … Continue reading Massachusetts News: MS-13 Member, Luis Solis Vasquez Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for RICO Conspiracy Involving Murder