The Latest: White House says Trump supports budget deal

WASHINGTON/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the debate over immigration and the budget (all times local): 12:12 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump supports the House effort to avert a government shutdown and fund a popular children’s health insurance program for six years. “The President supports the continuing resolution introduced in the House,” … Continue reading The Latest: White House says Trump supports budget deal

Justin Timberlake says he’s made peace with Janet Jackson

NEW YORK/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Justin Timberlake says he has made up with Janet Jackson following the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” at the Super Bowl in 2004. When asked on a Beats 1 radio interview broadcast Thursday if he and Jackson have since made peace, Timberlake said, “Absolutely.” The singer, who is preparing for the release of … Continue reading Justin Timberlake says he’s made peace with Janet Jackson

Powerful gale lashes Europe, 6 dead amid traffic chaos

THE HAGUE, Netherlands/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A powerful storm pummeled Europe with high winds and snow Thursday, killing at least six people in three countries, grounding flights, halting trains, ripping roofs off buildings and flipping over trucks. The Dutch national weather service recorded wind gusts of up to 140 kph (87 mph) in the southern port … Continue reading Powerful gale lashes Europe, 6 dead amid traffic chaos

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone gets advice on beating Patriots

JACKSONVILLE, Fla/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone has some tips on how to beat the New England Patriots. And not all of them are from Tom Coughlin. Marrone received a folder Thursday filled with notes from first-graders at The Bolles School in Jacksonville. The folder read, “Dear Jags, Want to beat the Patriots? … Continue reading Jaguars coach Doug Marrone gets advice on beating Patriots

EU official: Greece closing in on end of bailout years

BRUSSELS/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A senior EU official says Greece is close to passing its next bailout review, putting the country within reach of ending its eight-year rescue program that saved it from bankruptcy but required hugely painful austerity cuts. The official said that eurozone finance ministers meeting next week had “a great willingness to say … Continue reading EU official: Greece closing in on end of bailout years

Olympic win in view from Korean unity at Pyeongchang Games

GENEVA/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Uniting athletes from South Korea and North Korea at the Pyeongchang Games next month offers hope of an Olympic victory for all parties. On Saturday, the IOC will host a meeting in Lausanne to finesse the details of a peace-making breakthrough following months of rising tensions fueled by North Korea’s missile-testing program. … Continue reading Olympic win in view from Korean unity at Pyeongchang Games

Missouri Auditor Galloway begins review of village of Centertown

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has announced her office has started work on an audit of the village of Centertown, located in western Cole County.  The city has a population of less than 300, and the audit was requested by citizens through the petition process. “When citizens are engaged, the process … Continue reading Missouri Auditor Galloway begins review of village of Centertown

Drought-stricken Cape Town tightens water restrictions

JOHANNESBURG/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The South African city of Cape Town announced new water restrictions Thursday to combat drought, saying it was looking more likely that it will have to turn off most taps on “Day Zero,” or April 21. Mayor Patricia de Lille said 60 percent of residents are “callously” using more than the current … Continue reading Drought-stricken Cape Town tightens water restrictions