‘Maze Runner’ installment tops charts, Oscars pics get boost

LOS ANGELES/January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is the highest grossing film of the weekend, but according to studio estimates Sunday, many moviegoers also chose the first weekend after Oscar nominations to catch up with some awards contenders like “The Shape of Water” which had its highest grossing frame with $5.7 million. In … Continue reading ‘Maze Runner’ installment tops charts, Oscars pics get boost

7 weeks later, ‘Jumanji’ is no. 1 at box office

NEW YORK /February 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Seven weeks after first opening in theaters, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” rose again to the top spot at the North American box office on a sluggish Super Bowl weekend. According to studio estimates Sunday, “Jumanji” grossed $11 million over the weekend— good enough to surpass last week’s … Continue reading 7 weeks later, ‘Jumanji’ is no. 1 at box office

‘Maze Runner’ publisher parts ways with James Dashner

NEW YORK/February 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The publisher of James Dashner, who faces allegations of sexual misconduct, is parting ways with the author. Three Penguin Random House imprints issued a statement Thursday night saying it would “not be publishing any future books by James Dashner.” One of the country’s most popular writers for young people, Dashner … Continue reading ‘Maze Runner’ publisher parts ways with James Dashner

Jon Huntsman Sr., Utah billionaire and philanthropist, dies

SALT LAKE CITY /February 02, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Utah billionaire and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. has died. Huntsman‘s assistant Pam Bailey confirmed he died Friday in Salt Lake City. He was 80. Bailey declined to name a cause of death. Huntsman was the founder and longtime executive chairman of Huntsman Corp., an $11 billion company that refines … Continue reading Jon Huntsman Sr., Utah billionaire and philanthropist, dies

PHUKET, Thailand | Heartbreaking scenes described in Thai boat sinking; 41 dead

PHUKET, Thailand — Divers who entered the wreck of a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern Thai resort island of Phuket described heartbreaking scenes of bodies of children found in the arms of their mothers, as the search continued Saturday for 15 mostly Chinese tourists missing in a disaster that has … Continue reading PHUKET, Thailand | Heartbreaking scenes described in Thai boat sinking; 41 dead

SEOUL, South Korea | North Korea running low on TB meds, experts fear epidemic

SEOUL, South Korea — The withdrawal of a major international aid organization threatens to leave tens of thousands of tuberculosis patients in North Korea without the medication they need and could spiral into a severe crisis if it is not addressed soon, according to health experts familiar with the situation in the North. The dwindling … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | North Korea running low on TB meds, experts fear epidemic

IGC Readies Line of Medical Dispensary Products Targeting Alzheimer’s Disease Based on Novel Data

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 18, 2017 (STL.NEWS) — India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSE-MKT:IGC) provides an update on compelling in vitro data compiled from genetically engineered cell lines within an Alzheimer’s disease model, showing that at varying concentrations of THC, the aggregation of Aβ protein decreases by as much as 40%. “As Alzheimer’s progresses, synaptic dysfunction and … Continue reading IGC Readies Line of Medical Dispensary Products Targeting Alzheimer’s Disease Based on Novel Data

UNITED NATIONS | Governments to discuss tackling tuberculosis at UN summit

UNITED NATIONS — Governments from around the world will gather Wednesday to discuss the persistent scourge of tuberculosis, which last year claimed more lives than any other communicable disease. About 1.3 million people worldwide died of TB in 2017. A further 300,000 people with both HIV and TB died in last year, according to World … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | Governments to discuss tackling tuberculosis at UN summit