Blige, Glover, Jay-Z in spotlight at NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES  /January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, Anthony Anderson and Danny Glover will be in the spotlight at the 49th NAACP Image Awards Monday night. Anderson is hosting the ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, which will be broadcast live on TV One. Glover will receive the President’s Award for his … Continue reading Blige, Glover, Jay-Z in spotlight at NAACP Image Awards

US wants to cut money for Palestinian refugees

WASHINGTON /January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year’s first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization, according to U.S. officials. President Donald Trump … Continue reading US wants to cut money for Palestinian refugees

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in India to deepen links

NEW DELHI /January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has inspected a ceremonial guard of honor at India’s presidential palace and laid a floral wreath at the memorial of India’s independence leader Mohandas Gandhi during his first visit to the country. Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi … Continue reading Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in India to deepen links

Trump defends himself anew against charges that he is racist

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations. “No, No. I’m not a racist,” Trump said Sunday, after reporters asked him to respond to those who think he is. “I … Continue reading Trump defends himself anew against charges that he is racist

Residents grieve and commit to rebuilding after mudslides

MONTECITO, Calif. /January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — At the end of a heartbreaking week that saw deadly mudslides kill at least 20, residents of Montecito gathered to grieve, pay tribute to victims and commit to rebuilding their cherished community on the Southern California coast. Mourners lit prayer candles and left flowers as a makeshift memorial … Continue reading Residents grieve and commit to rebuilding after mudslides

Hall of Fame ump Harvey, called ‘God’ by players, dies at 87

VISALIA, Calif.  /January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Doug Harvey was so sure of his calls on the diamond, he ended every game the same way. Following the last out, the umpire took his wad of chewing tobacco and flung it on home plate. “I never did have any doubt in my mind,” he once said. … Continue reading Hall of Fame ump Harvey, called ‘God’ by players, dies at 87

Pope seeks to turn tide of Chilean church bruised by scandal

SANTIAGO, Chile /January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Pope Francis‘ visit to Chile was always going to be fraught, but it has taken on an unprecedented degree of opposition with the firebombings of Catholic churches ahead of his arrival and protests by Chileans fed up with priest sex abuse and cover-up. Francis is coming to a … Continue reading Pope seeks to turn tide of Chilean church bruised by scandal

Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated

LEGAZPI, Philippines/January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — More than 9,000 people have evacuated the area around the Philippines’ most active volcano as lava flows down its crater in a gentle eruption that scientists are warning could turn explosive. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology increased the alert level for Mount Mayon late Sunday to three … Continue reading Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated