Shutdown extends into workweek, as Senate talks continue

WASHINGTON /January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal agencies before the beginning of the workweek. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said negotiations … Continue reading Shutdown extends into workweek, as Senate talks continue

Among Rohingya, refugee squalor can seem better than home

DHAKA, Bangladesh /January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Both Bangladesh and Myanmar insist the repatriations of Rohingya Muslims will go smoothly, with thousands of refugees who fled their homes in terror just a few months ago crossing the border back into Myanmar and returning safely to their villages. Eventually, more than 650,000 Rohingya are supposed to … Continue reading Among Rohingya, refugee squalor can seem better than home

The Latest: Trump insists immigration talk comes later

WASHINGTON /January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 10:50 p.m. As the Senate appears to inch closer to an agreement to end a shutdown, the White House says President Donald Trump won’t budge on his demand that Democrats vote to reopen the government before negotiating on immigration policy. … Continue reading The Latest: Trump insists immigration talk comes later

Vietnam jails former oil execs in high-profile graft case

HANOI, Vietnam/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —   A former oil executive has been sentenced to life in prison and a former high-ranking Vietnamese government official has received a lengthy prison term in a major corruption case. The court in the capital Hanoi sentenced former Politburo member Dinh La Thang, ex-chairman of state energy giant PetroVietnam, to … Continue reading Vietnam jails former oil execs in high-profile graft case

The Latest: Gary Oldman wins best film actor SAG

LOS ANGELES/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —   The Latest on Sunday’s presentation of the Screen Actors Guild from the Shrine Auditorium (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Gary Oldman is the winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for best film actor for his performance in “Darkest Hour.” Oldman is considered the front-runner for the best … Continue reading The Latest: Gary Oldman wins best film actor SAG

Patriots open as favorite over Eagles in Super Bowl

LAS VEGAS/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The New England Patriots are the favorite once again in this city’s sports books to win the Super Bowl. They’re a lopsided pick to win the one after that, too. Do that, and Tom Brady and company may erase all arguments about the greatest NFL franchise ever. Oddsmakers wasted little … Continue reading Patriots open as favorite over Eagles in Super Bowl

S. Koreans burn Kim’s photo as N. Korean band leader passes

SEOUL, South Korea /January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Dozens of conservative activists have attempted to burn a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North’s hugely popular girl band passed by them at a Seoul railway station. About 150 to 200 activists used a blowtorch to burn Kim’s … Continue reading S. Koreans burn Kim’s photo as N. Korean band leader passes

Eagles fans take to streets to celebrate after team’s win

PHILADELPHIA/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —   Philadelphia Eagles fans have taken to the streets to celebrate following their team’s 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship game. The Eagles will be playing in their first Super Bowl since they lost to this year’s AFC champions the New England Patriots in 2005. After the … Continue reading Eagles fans take to streets to celebrate after team’s win