Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

CAIRO /January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  U.S. Vice President Mike Pence‘s upcoming visit to the Middle East comes at a time of intensely publicized friction between his administration and the Palestinian leadership, posing a dilemma for his Arab hosts — Egypt’s president and Jordan’s king — on how to safeguard their vital ties with Washington … Continue reading Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

Tillerson blames North Korea for its sanctions suffering

PALO ALTO, Calif. /January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that North Korea is responsible for the suffering of North Korean people from international economic sanctions imposed over its nuclear weapons. He voiced skepticism that humanitarian aid to alleviate that suffering would reach the people who need it. Tillerson said, … Continue reading Tillerson blames North Korea for its sanctions suffering

Pope wraps up Chile stop with visit to migrants, on to Peru

SANTIAGO, Chile  /January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Pope Francis wraps up his Chile visit Thursday by meeting with members of the South American nation’s booming immigrant community, who are flocking to the region’s strongest and most stable economy but are increasingly the focus of political and social discontent. After an emotional meeting with Chile’s Mapuche … Continue reading Pope wraps up Chile stop with visit to migrants, on to Peru

The Latest: Experts say escape tough for captive children

PERRIS, Calif. /January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on family members found shackled in a California home (all times local): 9 p.m. Psychiatrists are not surprised it took years for a 17-year-old California girl to escape the house where her parents allegedly starved and tortured their 13 children. Such behavior is not uncommon even … Continue reading The Latest: Experts say escape tough for captive children

Haitians face hurdles after protected status renewal delays

BOSTON /January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump’s administration delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status, Haitian community leaders and immigrant activists say. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will release details Thursday about the next … Continue reading Haitians face hurdles after protected status renewal delays

Trump to Pennsylvania, but don’t call it a campaign trip

/January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump is tiptoeing around the first congressional election of the new year as he heads to southwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday to hail the Republican tax cuts he signed last year. Trump will appear with the Republican nominee for a Pittsburgh-area House seat. But the White House said Trump … Continue reading Trump to Pennsylvania, but don’t call it a campaign trip

The Latest: 5th-seeded Thiem advances at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia /January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Dominic Thiem has survived his first career five-set match at the Australian Open, rallying from two sets down to defeat 190th-ranked American qualifier Denis Kudla 6-7 (6), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the second round. … Continue reading The Latest: 5th-seeded Thiem advances at Australian Open

Missouri uses late run to beat No. 21 Tennessee 59-55

COLUMBIA, Mo. /January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Kevin Puryear had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Missouri rallied in the second half to beat No. 21 Tennessee 59-55 on Wednesday night. Jontay Porter added 10 points and seven rebounds for Missouri (13-5, 3-2 Southeastern Conference). The Tigers found their rhythm in the second half, using … Continue reading Missouri uses late run to beat No. 21 Tennessee 59-55