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PARIS | World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

PARIS  — The welcome was grand, the emotion visceral as France’s victorious World Cup team rolled down Paris’ Champs-Elysees Avenue in an open-top bus Monday while tens of thousands of people cheered with unrestrained pride and jets streamed the national colors — blue, white, red — overhead. The crowd that waited for hours to greet … Continue reading PARIS | World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

SAN DIEGO | Judge temporarily halts deportation of reunified families

SAN DIEGO  — A federal judge on Monday ordered a temporary halt to any deportations of immigrant families who were reunited after being separated by the Trump administration at the border. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw imposed a delay of at least a week after a request from the American Civil Liberties Union, which cited … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Judge temporarily halts deportation of reunified families

Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Files Motion Seeking Criminal Sanctions Against Backpage.com

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that his office has filed a motion for criminal sanctions against Backpage.com related to false statements the company made in court.  Backpage’s recent guilty pleas include admissions that directly contradict statements Backpage made in court proceedings with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. In May … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Files Motion Seeking Criminal Sanctions Against Backpage.com

MARIPOSA, California | Smoke blankets Yosemite park but trails and lodges are open

MARIPOSA, Calif.  — A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park has doubled in size and shrouded the popular destination in smoke, but tourists could still use all trails, campgrounds, lodges and restaurants Monday, officials said. Visitors were arriving and amenities were open, but the growing flames shut down a key route into the California park … Continue reading MARIPOSA, California | Smoke blankets Yosemite park but trails and lodges are open

SEATTLE | AP Exclusive: Billionaires fuel US charter schools movement

SEATTLE— Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder gave millions of dollars to see a charter school law approved despite multiple failed ballot referendums. And his private foundation not only helped create the Washington State Charter Schools … Continue reading SEATTLE | AP Exclusive: Billionaires fuel US charter schools movement

U.S. Navy News: USS Gerald R. Ford Successfully Sails into Post-Shakedown Availability Period

NORFOLK (NNS) – The Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), departed Naval Station Norfolk on Sunday, July 15, 2018 to begin a post-shakedown availability (PSA) period at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. As the ship closes in on one year since its commissioning, the first-in-class aircraft carrier has seen … Continue reading U.S. Navy News: USS Gerald R. Ford Successfully Sails into Post-Shakedown Availability Period

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Extends Exchange Offer to Acquire MTGE Investment Corp.

NEW YORK/ July 16, 2018 (STL.News)– Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) (“Annaly”) announced that it has extended its previously announced exchange offer (the “Offer”) to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of MTGE Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: MTGE) (“MTGE”). In the Offer, MTGE common stockholders may elect to receive, in exchange for each … Continue reading Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Extends Exchange Offer to Acquire MTGE Investment Corp.

Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs News: Honoring Korean War Veterans

MONTGOMERY, AL – The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking Korean War veterans for the Korean Ambassador of Peace medal.  The Korean government would like to show their respect and gratitude for the devotion and sacrifice of the U.S. troops during the Korean War by presenting the medals to veterans. Sometimes called “The Forgotten … Continue reading Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs News: Honoring Korean War Veterans