UK army deployed to get doctors to work in severe weather

LONDON /March 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Britain’s military is being deployed to central and western England to help get hospital workers to their jobs and to rescue people from snowbound vehicles as unusually cold weather gripped the country. The army is sending 20 troops and 10 four-wheel drive vehicles to Shropshire, and the Royal Marines sent … Continue reading UK army deployed to get doctors to work in severe weather

Explosion in Afghan capital kills young girl, wounds 15

KABUL, Afghanistan/March 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A large explosion in the eastern part of the Afghan capital on Friday morning killed at least one person, a young girl, and wounded 15, Afghan officials said. Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, said the blast occurred in the eastern neighborhood of Qabil Bay, in an area … Continue reading Explosion in Afghan capital kills young girl, wounds 15

Israeli police question Netanyahu over telecom case

JERUSALEM /March 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Israeli police were questioning Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife as part of an investigation into a corruption case involving the country’s telecom giant on Friday, casting a shadow on the prime minister’s upcoming visit to Washington. Television footage showed police investigators entering Netanyahu’s residence. Reports said Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, … Continue reading Israeli police question Netanyahu over telecom case

Explosion in Afghan capital kills young girl, wounds 19

KABUL, Afghanistan  /March 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A large explosion in the eastern part of the Afghan capital on Friday morning killed at least one person, a young girl, and wounded 19, Afghan officials said. Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, said the blast occurred in the eastern neighborhood of Qabil Bay, in … Continue reading Explosion in Afghan capital kills young girl, wounds 19

Alaska’s Iditarod sled dog race to begin amid turbulent year

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  /March 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The 46th running of Alaska’s famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicks off Saturday amid the most turbulent year ever for the annual long-distance contest that spans mountain ranges, the frozen Yukon River and dangerous sea ice along the Bering Sea coast. Among the multiple problems: a champion’s … Continue reading Alaska’s Iditarod sled dog race to begin amid turbulent year

Large explosion in Afghan capital kills young girl, wounds 6

KABUL, Afghanistan  /March 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A large explosion in the eastern part of the Afghan capital on Friday morning killed at least one person, a young girl, and wounded six people, an Afghan official said. Mohammad Alim Asim, chief of the Kabul ambulance services did not immediately have more details on the explosion … Continue reading Large explosion in Afghan capital kills young girl, wounds 6

Bid to oust Colorado lawmaker faces tough odds

DENVER  /March 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — An effort by Colorado Democrats to expel one of their own over sexual misconduct allegations faced tough odds Friday amid Republican objections to how the complaints have been handled. Democrats who control Colorado’s House scheduled debate and a vote Friday on a resolution to expel Rep. Steve Lebsock after … Continue reading Bid to oust Colorado lawmaker faces tough odds

Evacuations ordered as storm sweeps through California

LOS ANGELES /March 1, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Deputies went door-to-door ordering residents to evacuate from coastal Southern California neighborhoods ahead of a powerful winter storm sweeping in Friday after bringing heavy snow and whiteout conditions to northern mountains and steady rain elsewhere. As many as 30,000 people were under evacuation orders in foothills of Santa … Continue reading Evacuations ordered as storm sweeps through California