Sen. Marco Rubio fires chief of staff for “improper conduct”

WASHINGTON /January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced that he fired his chief of staff after getting reports of “improper conduct” with subordinate staffers. The statement from Rubio’s office was released Saturday evening. His office did not respond to requests for details on Sunday. The statement said Rubio had been made aware of “allegations … Continue reading Sen. Marco Rubio fires chief of staff for “improper conduct”

Menendez to face challenger for Democratic Senate nomination

TRENTON, N.J./January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A Democratic political pundit and attorney is challenging New Jersey’s U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez for their party’s nomination. Michael Starr Hopkins has filed paperwork to run in the June primary against the two-term incumbent, who’s facing a retrial on federal corruption charges after his first trial ended in a hung jury … Continue reading Menendez to face challenger for Democratic Senate nomination

White roses top fashion statement on Grammys red carpet

NEW YORK /January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Stars turned out on the Grammys red carpet Sunday displaying white roses in solidarity with the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements against sexual misconduct ahead of music’s biggest night and what is usually the wildest display of fashion during awards season. Rapper K. Flay, in a black tuxedo jacket, chose … Continue reading White roses top fashion statement on Grammys red carpet

AP sources: Flames put Jaromir Jagr on waivers

January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— In what could spell the end of his illustrious NHL career, Jaromir Jagr has been placed on waivers by the Calgary Flames. Two people with direct knowledge of the move confirmed it to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the team had not announced the transaction. The second-leading scorer … Continue reading AP sources: Flames put Jaromir Jagr on waivers

Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto on way to re-election

HELSINKI/January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Finland‘s incumbent president barreled toward re-election Sunday as returns from the Nordic country showed him with more than five times as much voter support than his closest challenger. With nearly 99 percent of ballots counted, President Sauli Niinisto had 62.7 percent of the votes cast Sunday. His leading rival, Pekka Haavisto of … Continue reading Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto on way to re-election

Chip Ganassi earns 200th victory with Rolex class win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla./January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Action Express Racing has a third Rolex 24 at Daytona title, and Chip Ganassi Racing is celebrating the organization’s 200th victory. The Action Express team of Filipe Albuquerque, Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi drove Cadillac to the overall victory Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. Ganassi’s two Ford GT entries dominated … Continue reading Chip Ganassi earns 200th victory with Rolex class win

The Latest: Action Express and Ganassi big winners at Rolex

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla/January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest at the Rolex 24 at Daytona 2:40 p.m. (all times local) Action Express Racing has won its third Rolex 24 at Daytona title with an overall victory in the prestigious sports car race. The win went to Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and Filipe Albuquerque. Chip Ganassi Racing is … Continue reading The Latest: Action Express and Ganassi big winners at Rolex

Indiana teaching assistant accused of molesting 17 kids

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind/January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—An 18-year-old southern Indiana man has been arrested on charges alleging he molested 17 children ages 3 to 7 while he worked at a YMCA and as an elementary school teaching assistant. Michael Begin Jr., of Jeffersonville, was charged with two counts of child molestation in October. Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull … Continue reading Indiana teaching assistant accused of molesting 17 kids