US stock indexes edge lower in morning trade; oil slides

January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)-U.S. stock indexes edged lower in morning trading Thursday, pulling back slightly from the market’s latest record highs. Losses in health care, industrial and other sectors were outweighing gains by phone and technology companies. Energy stocks also fell as crude oil prices declined. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 5 … Continue reading US stock indexes edge lower in morning trade; oil slides

Uganda’s leader to sign death warrants again after 19 years

KAMPALA, Uganda/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Uganda’s president said Thursday he will sign the death warrants of “a few” prisoners to create fear among criminals in the East African country. President Yoweri Museveni said he had not ordered executions in 19 years but was changing his mind because people were taking advantage of the “leniency.” “I am … Continue reading Uganda’s leader to sign death warrants again after 19 years

Mortgage Bankers to Congress: Housing Finance Reform Must be Next Priority

ATLANTA/ Jan. 18, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Now that a tax reform bill has been signed into law, leading mortgage bankers around Georgia are urging their Congressional Delegation to prioritize overhauling the housing finance system and ensuring America has a stable and robust secondary mortgage market. “Congress has avoided addressing the last piece of unfinished business from … Continue reading Mortgage Bankers to Congress: Housing Finance Reform Must be Next Priority

Researchers: Hacking campaign linked to Lebanese spy agency

LONDON/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A major hacking operation tied to Lebanon’s main intelligence agency has been exposed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of intercepted data exposed to the open internet, according to a report published Thursday. Mobile security firm Lookout, Inc. and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group, said the haul, which … Continue reading Researchers: Hacking campaign linked to Lebanese spy agency

Tap and donate: Paris church now takes contactless cards

PARIS/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Catholic church is going digital in Paris. The city’s diocese will introduce a system allowing contactless card payments during Sunday’s mass at Saint Francois de Molitor, a church located in an upscale and conservative Paris neighborhood. The diocese explained Thursday that five connected collection baskets with a traditional design will be … Continue reading Tap and donate: Paris church now takes contactless cards

UN chief: Threat from nukes, other weapons, gathers force

UNITED NATIONS/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the threat from weapons of mass destruction “seems to be gathering force” and is urging expanded diplomatic efforts to tackle the security challenge posed by North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. The U.N. chief told the Security Council on Thursday that the international community must build on the … Continue reading UN chief: Threat from nukes, other weapons, gathers force

Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

WASHINGTON/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Scientists say last year wasn’t quite as hot as 2016’s record-shattering mark, but it ranked either second or third, depending on who was counting. Either way, scientists say it showed a clear signal of man-made global warming because it was the hottest year they’ve seen without an El Nino boosting temperatures naturally. … Continue reading Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

Missouri AG Hawley Files Two Lawsuits Alleging Sunshine Law Violations

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley annonced today that his office has filed lawsuits alleging Sunshine Law Violations in two Missouri counties Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that his office has filed lawsuits alleging Sunshine Law violations in two separate Missouri counties. A lawsuit filed in Jefferson County alleges … Continue reading Missouri AG Hawley Files Two Lawsuits Alleging Sunshine Law Violations