Billy Graham: Friends, family and the famous pay respects

CHARLOTTE, N.C./February 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Rev. Billy Graham’s family and friends are again opening up his boyhood home in North Carolina for people to pause at his body and pay their respects. The mourners Tuesday are expected to include former U.S. President Bill Clinton at the complex that includes Graham’s family home, his … Continue reading Billy Graham: Friends, family and the famous pay respects

AP source: NFL seeking $2M from Jerry Jones over legal spats

DALLAS/February 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A person with knowledge of the situation says the NFL is exploring options to get more than $2 million in reimbursement for legal fees from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones over his threat to derail Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension and his support of running back Ezekiel Elliott’s fight to avoid … Continue reading AP source: NFL seeking $2M from Jerry Jones over legal spats

Davis scores 53, Pelicans beat Suns for 6th straight win

NEW ORLEANS/February 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Anthony Davis scored a season-high 53 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and blocked five shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans extended their winning streak to six with a 125-116 victory over the hapless Phoenix Suns on Monday night. Jrue Holiday scored 20 points for the Pelicans, whose season-best unbeaten run has … Continue reading Davis scores 53, Pelicans beat Suns for 6th straight win

Case against Florida shooting suspect returns to court

PARKLAND, Fla./February 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The criminal case against the gunman accused in the Florida high school shooting is returning to court with prosecutors seeking hair samples, fingerprints, DNA and photographs of the suspect. Nikolas Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of murder. He will not appear in court Tuesday because he waived his … Continue reading Case against Florida shooting suspect returns to court

North Korean delegation returns home after Olympics outreach

SEOUL, South Korea /February 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — North Korea’s delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics left South Korea on Tuesday after a visit where the former general suspected of masterminding deadly 2010 military attacks told Seoul officials the North is willing to talk with Washington. The delegation’s return home completes North … Continue reading North Korean delegation returns home after Olympics outreach

Most Asian markets higher after Wall Street gains

SEOUL, South Korea /February 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Asian markets mostly extended gains on Tuesday after Wall Street finished higher overnight. The upcoming Federal Reserve chair’s testimony at U.S. Congress later in the day, his first public appearance as chair of the Fed, was in focus. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 jumped 1.4 percent to 22,460.85 … Continue reading Most Asian markets higher after Wall Street gains

Nassar victims help unveil sweeping child abuse legislation

LANSING, Mich./February 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Victims of imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar helped unveil what they described Monday as a sweeping rewrite of Michigan laws related to childhood sexual abuse, saying the changes would ease the ability to stop abuse and bring justice to survivors. Included in the bipartisan 10-bill package is a proposal … Continue reading Nassar victims help unveil sweeping child abuse legislation

Trump says he’s willing to buck NRA; Congress not so sure

WASHINGTON/February 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —President Donald Trump declared Monday he’s willing to take on the National Rifle Association over gun legislation, but Republicans who control Congress aren’t so sure. They prefer to consider only modest changes to firearms limits in response to the mass shooting at a Florida high school. Congress returned to work Monday … Continue reading Trump says he’s willing to buck NRA; Congress not so sure