Realty Executives, FBI and NAR team up to help stop wire fraud

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz./ January 19, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) Scammers have begun aggressively focusing on real estate in a serious phishing scam that has resulted in losses of hundreds of millions of dollars and devastating results for those in the process of purchasing a home. Unfortunately, the general public is largely unaware of this potential threat. So now, … Continue reading Realty Executives, FBI and NAR team up to help stop wire fraud

France’s Davos? Macron hosting 140 CEOs in investment push

PARIS/January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — French President Emmanuel Macron will be hosting over 100 CEOs of major multinationals at the chateau of Versailles to try to persuade them to invest, and especially hire, in France. Macron will vaunt his government’s changes to French tax and labor law, as he tries to attract foreign investors wary of France’s … Continue reading France’s Davos? Macron hosting 140 CEOs in investment push

The Latest: Trump says Dems want ‘weak borders’

WASHINGTON/January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 7:40 a.m. President Donald Trump says Senate Democrats are focused on “illegal immigration and weak borders” as a government shutdown looms. Trump says on Twitter Friday: “Government Funding Bill past (sic) last night in the House of Representatives. Now Democrats are … Continue reading The Latest: Trump says Dems want ‘weak borders’

Seller of pistol used in Munich rampage sentenced to 7 years

BERLIN/January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A man who sold the pistol used by a teenager in a deadly 2016 shooting rampage in Munich was convicted Friday of involuntary manslaughter and other offenses. He was sentenced to seven years in prison. The 33-year-old German, identified only as Philipp K. in line with local privacy laws, admitted when his … Continue reading Seller of pistol used in Munich rampage sentenced to 7 years

UK coroner awaiting test results on late Cranberries singer

LONDON/January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A British coroner is awaiting the results of tests to determine what killed The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan. O’Riordan died Monday in London at 46. An inquest into the singer’s death opened Friday at Westminster Coroner’s Court. Coroner’s officer Stephen Earl said O’Riordan was found unresponsive in her hotel room and was … Continue reading UK coroner awaiting test results on late Cranberries singer

France’s Macron pledges big increase in defense budget

PARIS/January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to boost defense spending in the coming years to guarantee his country’s domestic security and maintain French military engagement abroad. Addressing soldiers onboard the assault ship Dixmude off the naval base of Toulon, Macron said on Friday he will increase spending by 1.8 billion euros ($2.2 … Continue reading France’s Macron pledges big increase in defense budget

Goggia wins Cortina downhill as Vonn makes major mistake

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy/January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Sofia Goggia of Italy won a World Cup downhill on home snow Friday after Lindsey Vonn made a major mistake. Vonn was faster than Goggia midway down the Olympia delle Tofane course but had trouble landing a jump and slammed on the brakes to clear the next gate. Goggia finished … Continue reading Goggia wins Cortina downhill as Vonn makes major mistake

Turkey says Syria offensive ‘de facto’ underway

ANKARA, Turkey/January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Turkey’s defense minister said Friday there is no turning back from his country’s decision to launch a ground assault on a Syrian Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria, saying the offensive had “de facto” started with the sporadic Turkish military shelling of the area. Nurettin Canikli told Turkey’s A Haber television in … Continue reading Turkey says Syria offensive ‘de facto’ underway