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AP Interview: Tillerson says no diplomats return to Cuba yet

WASHINGTON/January 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The United States would be “putting people intentionally in harm’s way” if it sent diplomats back to Cuba, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says in an Associated Press interview , even as a new FBI report casts doubt on the initial theory that Americans there have been hit by “sonic … Continue reading AP Interview: Tillerson says no diplomats return to Cuba yet

Fired Google engineer’s suit claims reverse discrimination

SAN FRANCISCO/January 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —   A Google engineer fired for writing a memo questioning Google’s commitment to diversity has filed a lawsuit alleging his ouster was driven by a corporate culture that discriminates against white men and people with conservative views, including supporters of President Donald Trump. The 161-page complaint filed Monday on behalf … Continue reading Fired Google engineer’s suit claims reverse discrimination

Energy agency rejects Trump bid to boost coal, nuclear power

WASHINGTON/January 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —   An independent energy agency on Monday rejected a Trump administration plan to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump’s efforts to boost the struggling coal industry. The decision by the Republican-controlled Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was unexpected and comes amid repeated promises by Trump … Continue reading Energy agency rejects Trump bid to boost coal, nuclear power

The Latest: Georgia arrives with backup TE on crutches

ATLANTA/January 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —     The Latest on the College Football Playoff national football championship game on Monday night (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Georgia won’t be at full strength at tight end in its national championship game against Alabama. Sophomore Charlie Woerner, who set a career high with three catches in the Bulldogs’ Rose … Continue reading The Latest: Georgia arrives with backup TE on crutches

Oprah speech has Democrats buzzing about possible 2020 run

DES MOINES, Iowa/January 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —    Oprah Winfrey’s impassioned call for “a brighter morning even in our darkest nights” at the Golden Globes has Democratic Party activists buzzing about the media superstar and the 2020 presidential race — even if it’s only a fantasy. Even so, for Democrats in early voting states, and perhaps … Continue reading Oprah speech has Democrats buzzing about possible 2020 run

California Republican Ed Royce not seeking re-election

WASHINGTON/January 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —   Republican Rep. Ed Royce of California said Monday he will not seek re-election after serving out his 13th term in the House, the latest in a string of committee chairmen who have announced their retirement. Royce is the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. This was to be his … Continue reading California Republican Ed Royce not seeking re-election

Belichick ‘absolutely’ intends to return as Patriots coach

FOXBOROUGH, Mass./January 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Under Bill Belichick, the New England Patriots have often thrived when inundated with scrutiny from outside of their locker room. They’ll have to do it again this week as they prepare for their divisional round matchup with the Tennessee Titans. Belichick said Monday that it is “absolutely” his intention … Continue reading Belichick ‘absolutely’ intends to return as Patriots coach

Pelosi is optimistic about agreement on budget, immigration

WASHINGTON/January 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi said Monday that she remains optimistic about potential agreements with Washington Republicans on the budget and immigration, though she is skeptical that an upcoming White House meeting on immigration will produce a breakthrough. The California lawmaker told reporters in her Capitol office that “we just … Continue reading Pelosi is optimistic about agreement on budget, immigration