The Latest: Women’s day: France to get tough on wage gap

MANILA, Philippines /March 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on International Women’s Day (all times local): 10:20 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says his government is going to name and shame companies that don’t respect the law on gender equality. For International Women’s Day, Macron has visited a property company awarded for its efforts toward … Continue reading The Latest: Women’s day: France to get tough on wage gap

Police sent to wrong address before officer was slain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. /March 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Authorities are trying to determine why Missouri police officers responding to a 911 call were sent to the wrong house, where they say a man opened fire, killing one officer and wounding two others before he, too, died. Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe said whoever placed … Continue reading Police sent to wrong address before officer was slain

The Latest: ECB’s Draghi concerned by potential US tariffs

FRANKFURT, Germany /March 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the European Central Bank’s monetary policy meeting (all times local): 3:05 p.m. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi has expressed concern about U.S. President Donald Trump’s announced trade measures, saying the immediate spillover “is not going to be big” but that “unilateral decisions are dangerous.” … Continue reading The Latest: ECB’s Draghi concerned by potential US tariffs

Tolerance for discomfort can save money on trip to Europe

DALLAS/ March 8, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Europe never seems to lose its appeal to American travelers, and the growth of discount airlines and alternatives to expensive hotels make visiting the Old World a bit more affordable. Whether a first-time visitor or making your first trip in many years, travel experts say there are ways you can … Continue reading Tolerance for discomfort can save money on trip to Europe

South African triathlete focuses on recovery from saw attack

JOHANNESBURG /March 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A South African triathlete who suffered severe injuries when attackers cut his legs with a saw says he will focus on recovery so he can run and cycle again, South African media reported Thursday. Athlete Mhlengi Gwala told News24 media that he panicked when several attackers pulled him off … Continue reading South African triathlete focuses on recovery from saw attack

Georgia News – Facebook to invest $750 million in Stanton Springs data center

ATLANTA, GA (STL.News) Georgia Governor Nathan Deal yesterday announced that Facebook will create at least 100 full-time jobs and invest $750 million in a new data center in Stanton Springs over the next five years.  New jobs will include positions in engineering and management, as well as opportunities for data center technicians. “Georgia’s business-friendly climate … Continue reading Georgia News – Facebook to invest $750 million in Stanton Springs data center

California Attorney General Becerra Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Require Out-Of-State & Online Retailers to Pay State Sales & Use Taxes

SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined a bipartisan coalition of 44 Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to reject its “physical presence” rule, which restricts states’ ability to collect certain taxes from out-of-state retailers.  In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in National Bellas Hess … Continue reading California Attorney General Becerra Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Require Out-Of-State & Online Retailers to Pay State Sales & Use Taxes

Will Gov. Rick Scott sign legislature’s compromise on guns?

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /March 08, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —All eyes are now on Republican Gov. Rick Scott to see if he’ll sign the Florida legislature’s narrowly approved response to last month’s high school massacre of 17 people, a measure that isn’t what he called for, falls short of what survivors demanded and challenges National Rifle Association orthodoxy. “I’m … Continue reading Will Gov. Rick Scott sign legislature’s compromise on guns?