The Latest: Chen hopes to land quads in men’s short skate

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10:25 a.m. The men’s short program is underway at Gangneung Ice Arena, where American figure skater Nathan Chen hopes to land his array of quads that could allow him to challenge for an Olympic medal. Chen will skate … Continue reading The Latest: Chen hopes to land quads in men’s short skate

These are the lives lost in the Florida high school shooting

/February 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — When a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida, the 17 dead included students and school workers, young and old. Here is a look at the 17 confirmed dead by authorities in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: COACH AND SECURITY … Continue reading These are the lives lost in the Florida high school shooting

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announce separation

LOS ANGELES/February 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are separating after two and a half years of marriage. The couple said Thursday in a statement to The Associated Press released through a publicist that the decision to split “was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year.” The couple said … Continue reading Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announce separation

Florida gunman had extra ammo at school, fired for 3 minutes

PARKLAND, Fla./February 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings and carried extra ammunition in his backpack, according to a sheriff’s department report released Thursday. Nikolas Cruz told investigators that he shot … Continue reading Florida gunman had extra ammo at school, fired for 3 minutes

Ratings slide a bit for NBC; the West Coast has advantage

NEW YORK/February 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: RATINGS: If the ratings were an Olympic race, NBC slipped a few seconds off its pace on Wednesday. The Nielsen company said 19.2 million people watched competition in prime time on NBC, the cable network NBCSN and through streaming services, down 8 … Continue reading Ratings slide a bit for NBC; the West Coast has advantage

Oregon lawmakers move to ease scrubbing of racist provisions

SALEM, Ore./February 15, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — When Oregon lawmaker Julie Fahey and her husband bought a house, the deed said that only whites could live there unless the person was a domestic servant. Across America, many home owners and buyers of older properties like Fahey are shocked to see racist exclusions remaining on deeds, decades … Continue reading Oregon lawmakers move to ease scrubbing of racist provisions

Manfred promises pace changes by next week

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla/February 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says proposed rules changes to speed pace of play will be in place by the start of big league exhibition games on Feb. 23. The commissioner has hoped for an agreement with the players’ association but has the right to implement last offseason’s proposal to … Continue reading Manfred promises pace changes by next week

Even in crisis, Venezuela a factory for classical maestros

BOGOTA, Colombia /February 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Even in the throes of crisis, Venezuela keeps churning out one export prized the world over: classical music maestros. The latest addition to the country’s growing cadre of top-flight musical talent is Rafael Payare, who was named musical director of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra this week. Payare, … Continue reading Even in crisis, Venezuela a factory for classical maestros