ATLANTA  | Home Depot’s 1Q profit overshadowed by same-store sales

ATLANTA  — Home Depot is reporting strong first-quarter profits, though sales at comparable stores was weaker than most had expected, as was revenue. The Atlanta company posted net income of $2.4 billion, or $2.08 per share. That’s 2 cents better than Wall Street expected, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research. Revenue was $24.95 … Continue reading ATLANTA  | Home Depot’s 1Q profit overshadowed by same-store sales

BRUSSELS  | Iran, EU top diplomat meet seeking to save nuclear deal

BRUSSELS  — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini as the Europeans seek to keep the Iran nuclear agreement. Zarif said little to reporters Tuesday but suggested he wanted to discuss the deaths of dozens of Palestinians in Gaza as well as the nuclear deal, which … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | Iran, EU top diplomat meet seeking to save nuclear deal

NEW YORK | Paulina Porizkova, Ric Ocasek separate after 28 years

NEW YORK — Paulina Porizkova and Ric Ocasek have separated after 28 years of marriage. The model and actress announced on Instagram on Wednesday that she and the Cars rocker have not been a couple “for the past year.” They first met while filming the music video for the Cars song “Drive” in 1984 and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Paulina Porizkova, Ric Ocasek separate after 28 years

Twitter posts big numbers in the fourth quarter, shares soar

SAN FRANCISCO/February 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Twitter is reporting fourth-quarter net income of $91.1 million, swinging to a profit a year after reporting millions in losses last year. Shares of Twitter Inc. soared 13 percent before the opening bell Thursday. The San Francisco company’s per-share profit was 12, or 19 cents when adjusted for one-time gains … Continue reading Twitter posts big numbers in the fourth quarter, shares soar

Japanese Princess Mako’s wedding postponed until 2020

TOKYO  /February 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Japan’s imperial palace says Princess Mako’s wedding will be postponed two years because of insufficient preparations. Mako and her college classmate Kei Komuro announced their engagement last September and were to wed in November. The delay had triggered speculation that the decision was related to criticism in tabloids of … Continue reading Japanese Princess Mako’s wedding postponed until 2020

Knicks’ Porzingis leaves game with left knee injury

NEW YORK/February 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —All-Star Kristaps Porzingis left the Knicks’ game against Milwaukee in the second quarter Tuesday night with a left knee injury. Porzingis dunked with 8:46 left in the half and landed awkwardly, crashing to the court and holding his left knee. He was eventually helped up and taken to the locker … Continue reading Knicks’ Porzingis leaves game with left knee injury

Paris attacks suspect in Brussels for trial

BRUSSELS/February 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The only surviving member of the Islamic State cell that attacked Paris in November 2015 is appearing in public for the first time since his arrest nearly two years ago. Salah Abdeslam goes on trial Monday in his hometown of Brussels for the shooting that led to his capture. Security is … Continue reading Paris attacks suspect in Brussels for trial

Fire kills 11 at home for elderly poor in Japan

TOKYO /January 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Japanese media say 11 people have died in a fire that engulfed a home for elderly welfare recipients in northern Japan. The fire broke out before midnight Thursday in Sapporo, the main city on the island of Hokkaido. Media reports say that five residents were rescued. Footage on public … Continue reading Fire kills 11 at home for elderly poor in Japan