Donors pledge $510 million to West Africa’s Sahel region

BRUSSELS /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —International donors on Friday pledged 414 million euros ($510 million) to five impoverished countries in West Africa’s Sahel region, much of it to fund a new counterterror force. The 5,000-strong G5 Sahel force for Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger needs around 400 million euros for its mission along … Continue reading Donors pledge $510 million to West Africa’s Sahel region

GOP, Dem governors push national health care compromise

COLUMBUS, Ohio /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A bipartisan group of governors working to strike compromise on hot-button policy issues will take on the health care question at an event Friday. Republican Gov. John Kasich, of Ohio, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, of Colorado, and Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, are among governors scheduled to … Continue reading GOP, Dem governors push national health care compromise

The Latest: $510 million pledged for West Africa’s Sahel

BRUSSELS  /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on European Union meeting on West Africa’s Sahel region (all times local): 1:05 p.m. The European Union’s top diplomat says donors have pledged 414 million euros ($510 million) to five impoverished countries in West Africa’s Sahel region, much of it to fund a counterterror force. EU foreign … Continue reading The Latest: $510 million pledged for West Africa’s Sahel

Stocks mixed as Wall Street seen edging higher

BEIJING /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Stock markets slipped in Europe on Friday, but Wall Street was expected to rise on the open and Asian indexes closed higher. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX index edged almost 0.1 percent lower to 12,458 and France’s CAC 40 lost 0.2 percent to 5,299. London’s FTSE 100 was off 0.1 … Continue reading Stocks mixed as Wall Street seen edging higher

The Latest: Nuis wins 1,000 to become double Olympic champ

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands has become a double Olympic champion after adding gold in the 1,000-meters to the 1,500 title he won last week. Nuis crossed in 1 minute, 7.95 seconds, and held an edge … Continue reading The Latest: Nuis wins 1,000 to become double Olympic champ

St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, February 23, 2018

St Louis Weather Conditions, Forecast & Air Quality Index readings published by STL.News ST LOUIS, MO (STL.News) St Louis weather conditions & forecast readings from the St. Louis Lambert International Airport at 4:51 a.m at Latitude: 38.75°N, Longitude: 90.37°W – Elevation 604 feet.  Forecast is provided by the National Weather Service (N.W.S.). Current Conditions HAZARDOUS … Continue reading St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, February 23, 2018

The Latest: Russians: Bobsledder failed test over heart drug

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 7:50 p.m. The Russian delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics says a bobsledder tested positive for a banned substance called trimetazdine. Russian Bobsled Federation President Alexander Zubkov told The Associated Press on Friday that a drug-test sample that pilot … Continue reading The Latest: Russians: Bobsledder failed test over heart drug

Ivanka Trump receives red-carpet welcome for Olympic visit

SEOUL, South Korea /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Ivanka Trump received a red-carpet welcome in South Korea on Friday as head of the U.S. delegation to this weekend’s closing ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The daughter of President Donald Trump made a brief statement, broadcast live on TV, at the airport before heading … Continue reading Ivanka Trump receives red-carpet welcome for Olympic visit