Winfrey praises Florida students as ‘warriors of the light’

LOS ANGELES/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Oprah Winfrey has nothing but praise for the Florida school shooting survivors who have channeled angst into activism, calling them “warriors of the light” and comparing them to civil rights pioneers. In an interview with The Associated Press on Saturday, Winfrey drew parallels between the teens and the Freedom Riders … Continue reading Winfrey praises Florida students as ‘warriors of the light’

Billy Graham had pride and regret on civil rights issues

BIRMINGHAM, Ala/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Rev. Billy Graham was single-minded when he preached about God, prefacing sermon points with the phrase “The Bible says …” Yet he had a complicated role in race relations, particularly when confronting segregation in his native South. In Alabama for one of his evangelistic crusades in 1965, just … Continue reading Billy Graham had pride and regret on civil rights issues

No. 8 Kansas clinches 14th straight Big 12 title

February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Kansas coach Bill Self has signed some of the nation’s top-rated players during his tenure in Lawrence, allowing him to restock the roster instead of rebuilding. Signing one-and-done players comes with a price: Constant roster turnover. It hasn’t mattered to Self and the Jayhawks. No matter who they have on the … Continue reading No. 8 Kansas clinches 14th straight Big 12 title

Popovich strongly supports LeBron’s courage to speak out

CLEVELAND/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich hopes LeBron James never stops speaking up. Long an admirer of Cleveland’s superstar, Popovich praised James for his activism and for being a role model to “millions” of kids. Popovich also defended James’ right to speak after he was recently criticized by Fox News commentator … Continue reading Popovich strongly supports LeBron’s courage to speak out

City lifts League Cup in style; United beats Chelsea 2-1

LONDON/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Manchester City completed part one of a possible treble Sunday, winning the League Cup final in style with a comprehensive 3-0 win over a defensively absent-minded Arsenal. It was the first major English trophy for City manager Pep Guardiola in his second season at the helm. His counterpart, Arsene Wenger, … Continue reading City lifts League Cup in style; United beats Chelsea 2-1

No. 2 Michigan State beats Wisconsin, wraps up Big Ten

MADISON, Wis./February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Cassius Winston scored 20 points and went 6 for 6 from the 3-point line, and No. 2 Michigan State held off Wisconsin 68-63 on Sunday to earn the outright regular-season Big Ten title. Winston hit two 3s during an 11-2 run in the second half — the second with … Continue reading No. 2 Michigan State beats Wisconsin, wraps up Big Ten

5 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms

CHARLESTON, W.Va./February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The death toll rose to at least five on Sunday after severe thunderstorms swept through the central U.S., spawning a tornado that flattened homes, gale force winds and widespread flooding from the Upper Midwest to Appalachia The system that stretched from Texas to the Canadian Maritime provinces had prompted several … Continue reading 5 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms

AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists visa lottery program

WASHINGTON/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump is expressing frustration with an immigration program that he says lets other countries nominate undesirable citizens for emigration to the U.S. That path to a life in the U.S. does not exist. Trump mischaracterizes the diversity visa lottery program regularly, most recently on Fox News on the … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists visa lottery program