All posts by Zainab Sheikh

Congressman who settled complaint won’t seek re-election

HARRISBURG, Pa./January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania who settled a former aide’s sexual harassment complaint with taxpayer money told Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday that he will not seek re-election, according to a spokesman for Ryan. The complaint by a former aide three decades younger than U.S. Rep. Pat … Continue reading Congressman who settled complaint won’t seek re-election

Davis says it’s hard turning people down for Grammy gala

NEW YORK/January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy gala is so white-hot you can’t purchase tickets, and he said it has been hard letting some longtime attendees know they can’t be invited back. Davis’ Saturday night event, held a day before the 2018 Grammy Awards, launched the careers of Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys, and … Continue reading Davis says it’s hard turning people down for Grammy gala

Emotional residents return to California mudslide area

MONTECITO, Calif./January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Taking stock of their lives and remembering those who were lost, emotional residents on Thursday trickled back to the California coastal town that was devastated two weeks ago by mudslides that killed at least 21 people and destroyed more than a hundred homes. Santa Barbara County officials finally lifted evacuation … Continue reading Emotional residents return to California mudslide area

Haggis will not give sworn testimony in rape suit next week

LOS ANGELES/January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A scheduled deposition of Paul Haggis in a lawsuit in which the Oscar-winner is accused of rape will not go forward as planned next week. Attorneys for Haleigh Breest, a publicist who says he raped her in 2013, scheduled Haggis to give sworn testimony on Monday. But his attorney, Christine … Continue reading Haggis will not give sworn testimony in rape suit next week

Kentucky shooting suspect ordered held in juvenile court

BENTON, Ky./January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The 15-year-old accused of killing two classmates with a handgun in a school shooting that left 18 others bleeding and broken was ordered held Thursday on preliminary charges of murder and assault. The juvenile court judge found probable cause to keep detaining the teenager as authorities gather evidence to support … Continue reading Kentucky shooting suspect ordered held in juvenile court

Hospital fire kills 18 people, injures 63 in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea/January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A fire agency official says 18 people have been killed and 63 injured in a hospital fire in southeastern South Korea. An official at the National Fire Agency says the death toll is expected to rise from the fire at Sejong Hospital early Friday. Yonhap news agency says … Continue reading Hospital fire kills 18 people, injures 63 in South Korea

The Latest: Trump proposes path to citizenship for 1.8 M

WASHINGTON/January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on plans to change the immigration system (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The White House has unveiled a proposal that provides a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million young immigrants living in the country illegally, in exchange for new restrictions on legal immigration and $25 billion in border security. … Continue reading The Latest: Trump proposes path to citizenship for 1.8 M