Shooting survivor’s father admits email changes in CNN spat

/February 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The father of a Florida shooting survivor acknowledged Tuesday he omitted words in an email he sent media outlets accusing CNN of using scripted remarks at a town hall on guns and school safety. Dozens of conservative websites called the network’s Feb. 21 town hall forum scripted after Marjory Stoneman … Continue reading Shooting survivor’s father admits email changes in CNN spat

Spring training roundup: Napoli joins Indians, others wait

/February 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Cleveland Indians gave Mike Napoli a much more familiar uniform. The Indians reunited with Napoli on Tuesday, agreeing on a minor league contract with the popular slugger whose powerful swing and clubhouse leadership were key to Cleveland reaching the 2016 World Series. Napoli had been on the roster to … Continue reading Spring training roundup: Napoli joins Indians, others wait

Hope Hicks declines to answer some questions in Russia probe

WASHINGTON /February 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —President Donald Trump’s longtime aide Hope Hicks declined to answer questions about her time in the White House during a nine-hour, closed-door interview with the House intelligence committee Tuesday, saying she was advised not to. The panel is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and any contacts between Trump’s … Continue reading Hope Hicks declines to answer some questions in Russia probe

Top intel official: US must do more to stop Russian meddling

WASHINGTON/February 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The U.S. response to Russian meddling and disinformation campaigns has not been strong enough to deter Moscow’s activities, a top intelligence official said Tuesday. Adm. Mike Rogers, director of both the U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, said he’s taken steps to respond to the threat, but that neither … Continue reading Top intel official: US must do more to stop Russian meddling

Trump reaches deal with Boeing on new presidential planes

WASHINGTON/February 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump has reached an informal deal with Boeing to provide the next generation of presidential aircraft, the White House says. Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said Tuesday that the president negotiated a $3.9 billion “fixed-price contract” for the new planes, known as Air Force One when the president … Continue reading Trump reaches deal with Boeing on new presidential planes

Gardner’s use of private firm for investigation questioned

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. /February 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens are questioning why St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner hired a private out-of-state company to perform the investigation that led to his indictment, rather than relying on St. Louis police. Greitens’ attorneys in a court filing Tuesday cited documents showing that Enterra … Continue reading Gardner’s use of private firm for investigation questioned

Bill spurred by Nassar scandal concerns Catholic Church

LANSING, Mich. /February 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A Michigan bill inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal that would retroactively extend the amount of time child victims of sexual abuse have to sue their abusers is drawing concerns from the Catholic Church, which has paid out billions of dollars to settle U.S. clergy abuse cases. Michigan Catholic … Continue reading Bill spurred by Nassar scandal concerns Catholic Church

Amazon to buy Ring, maker of Wi-Fi–connected doorbells

NEW YORK/February 27, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Amazon is expanding its home-security business by buying Ring, which makes Wi-Fi-connected cameras and doorbells. The deal comes months after the online retailer started selling its own Wi-Fi-connected indoor security cameras, which work with its voice-assistant Alexa. The Ring acquisition helps Amazon better compete with Google’s Nest, which also … Continue reading Amazon to buy Ring, maker of Wi-Fi–connected doorbells