LONDON | UK mulls plan to ban plastic straws and cut waste

LONDON | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Britain’s government wants to take action to ban plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds — and is urging other Commonwealth nations to follow suit. Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday that “plastic waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world.” She told Commonwealth leaders meeting … Continue reading LONDON | UK mulls plan to ban plastic straws and cut waste

PACE MY SPACE Offers New Clean Energy Renovation Program for Florida Homeowners

TAMPA, FLA./APRIL 19, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Commercial properties in Broward, Dade, Hernando, Hillsborough, and Manatee counties now have new options for financing improvements to meet Green Initiatives. New legislation was approved in early 2018 to allow nonprofit, industrial, commercial and multifamily property owners to finance upgrades to improve their energy usage and comply with new … Continue reading PACE MY SPACE Offers New Clean Energy Renovation Program for Florida Homeowners

BERLIN | Far-right cancels bid to shut Berlin’s Berghain techno club

BERLIN | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A far-right party has withdrawn its proposal to close down one of Berlin’s most famous techno clubs after the plan drew widespread ridicule in the laissez-faire German capital. Sibylle Schmidt, a district councilor for the Alternative for Germany party, had demanded that the Berghain club lose its license to … Continue reading BERLIN | Far-right cancels bid to shut Berlin’s Berghain techno club

SAN ANTONIO | The Latest: Popovich won’t coach Game 3 after wife’s death

SAN ANTONIO | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on the San Antonio Spurs and coach Greg Popovich, whose wife died at 67 (all times local): 10:45 a.m. The San Antonio Spurs say Gregg Popovich will not coach the team at home Thursday night in Game 3 against Golden State following the death of his … Continue reading SAN ANTONIO | The Latest: Popovich won’t coach Game 3 after wife’s death

TRENTON, N.J | Better than a beach photo: Christie spends $85K on portrait

TRENTON, N.J. | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s official portrait will cost $85,000, which is more than taxpayers shelled out for paintings of his three predecessors combined. The Record reports that Australian artist Paul Newton will paint the portrait of the Republican who left office after eight years in January. … Continue reading TRENTON, N.J | Better than a beach photo: Christie spends $85K on portrait

MINNEAPOLIS | The Latest: Prince’s doctor denies illegal prescription

MINNEAPOLIS | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on the investigation into Prince’s death (all times local): 10:25 a.m. An attorney for a Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a week before the musician died from a fentanyl overdose denies the allegation but says he agreed to pay $30,000 to … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | The Latest: Prince’s doctor denies illegal prescription

Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty Earns High Ranking on the REAL Trends 500

SAN FRANCISCO/ April 19, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce national recognition by REAL Trends, the most trusted source of news, analysis and information on the residential brokerage industry since 1987. Every year REAL Trends releases the REAL Trends 500, the leading report ranking the performance of the top … Continue reading Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty Earns High Ranking on the REAL Trends 500

MINNEAPOLIS | Doctor who treated Prince pays $30K for illegal prescription

MINNEAPOLIS | April 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a week before the musician died from a fentanyl overdose has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil violation, according to documents made public Thursday. The settlement between the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Dr. Michael Todd … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Doctor who treated Prince pays $30K for illegal prescription