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High profile gymnasts come forward, claim abuse by doctor

NEW YORK/February 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Three former elite U.S. gymnasts, including 2000 Olympian Jamie Dantzcher, have come forward saying they were sexually abused by a former doctor currently facing trial on a separate matter. Dantzscher, three-time U.S. rhythmic gymnastics champion Jessica Howard and former national team member Jeanette Antolin appeared on “60 Minutes” on … Continue reading High profile gymnasts come forward, claim abuse by doctor

AP source: Trump’s revised travel ban targets same countries

WASHINGTON/February 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A draft of President Donald Trump’s revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven’t used it yet. A senior administration official said the order, which Trump revised … Continue reading AP source: Trump’s revised travel ban targets same countries

Elliott nips Earnhardt to win 2nd straight Daytona 500 pole

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla./February 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — It’s impossible to tell the history of NASCAR without mentioning Elliott and Earnhardt. As the series shifts into a new era, those distinguished names are out front again and will give the start of the Daytona 500 a throwback feel. Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. — teammates … Continue reading Elliott nips Earnhardt to win 2nd straight Daytona 500 pole

Clark: Comments “unprofessional” on Betances arbitration

PHOENIX/February 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Baseball union chief Tony Clark called the public comments surrounding the salary arbitration hearing involving Yankees reliever Dellin Betances “unprecedented” and “unprofessional.” On Saturday, New York Yankees President Randy Levine said Betances’ representatives had “over-the-top demands based on very little sense of reality” seeking a $5 million salary for 2017. … Continue reading Clark: Comments “unprofessional” on Betances arbitration

Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

WASHINGTON/February 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Donald Trump’s policies and his inner circle of advisers. Craig Deare, whom Trump appointed a month ago to head the National Security Council’s Western Hemisphere division, was on Friday escorted out of the Executive Office … Continue reading Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

‘Lego Batman’ stays No. 1, conquers ‘The Great Wall’

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — “The Great Wall” was a hit in China. In North America, it was a dud. The most expensive film ever made in China and with a budget of $150 million, “The Great Wall” was intended to prove that the world’s no. 2 movie marketplace could produce Hollywood-sized blockbusters of its own. … Continue reading ‘Lego Batman’ stays No. 1, conquers ‘The Great Wall’

Lawsuit filed against Monsanto Company

  Monsanto Company, St. Louis, MO ST. LOUIS, MO/February 19, 2017 (STL.News) Monsanto Company (NYSE Ticker: MON) is subject to a class action lawsuit that alleges damage to crops from illegal herbicide use by growers. The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court – Eastern District of Missouri (Federal Court) alleging that Monsanto allowed … Continue reading Lawsuit filed against Monsanto Company

Scientists hold rally in Boston protest threats to science

BOSTON (AP)(STL.News) — Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters are rallying in Boston to protest what they see as increasing threats to science and research in the U.S. The scientists say they want President Donald Trump’s administration to recognize evidence of climate change and take action on various environmental issues. The protesters gathered … Continue reading Scientists hold rally in Boston protest threats to science