Missouri Auditor Galloway continues review of state’s issuance of income tax refunds

2015 law requires state to issue refunds in 45 days or pay interest; previous audit found deliberate delays as taxpayers wait longer for refunds JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) After an audit released in January showed state income tax refunds to Missourians have been increasingly and deliberately delayed, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway yesterday announced a … Continue reading Missouri Auditor Galloway continues review of state’s issuance of income tax refunds

Suicide bomber kills 26 as Afghans celebrate new year

KABUL, Afghanistan/March 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A suicide bomber struck on the road to a Shiite shrine in Afghanistan’s capital on Wednesday, killing at least 26 people as Afghans celebrated the Persian new year, an official said. Nasrat Rahimi, the deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said another 18 people were wounded in the attack. He … Continue reading Suicide bomber kills 26 as Afghans celebrate new year

WADA offer to help investigate doping ignored by Russia

LAUSANNE, Switzerland/March 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The World Anti-Doping Agency has been frustrated with trying to work with a Russian law enforcement agency investigating cheating. Four letters sent to Russia by WADA in recent weeks have gone unanswered, and “it seems our offer has fallen on deaf ears,” WADA president Craig Reedie said Wednesday. WADA officials … Continue reading WADA offer to help investigate doping ignored by Russia

World shares waver as investors await Fed decision on rates

SEOUL, South Korea/March 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  World shares were mostly lower Wednesday as some markets gave back early gains ahead of the Federal Reserve’s first decision on interest rates since the appointment of its new chair, Jerome Powell. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX lost 0.1 percent to 12,295.13 and the CAC 40 in France declined … Continue reading World shares waver as investors await Fed decision on rates

Missouri Auditor Galloway issues follow-up report on Montgomery County

County has implemented several recommendations from November 2016 audit, other steps are in progress JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released a follow-up report to the November 2016 audit on Montgomery County, which gave the county a rating of “poor.”  The follow-up report showed county officials have implemented several of the … Continue reading Missouri Auditor Galloway issues follow-up report on Montgomery County

Feds: Police surround area bombing suspect believed holed up

AUSTIN, Texas  /March 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Federal and local authorities converged early Wednesday on an area where they said the suspect in the recent spate of bombings was holed up, law enforcement said. The news comes as the capital city remains on edge following a series of blasts that have killed two people and … Continue reading Feds: Police surround area bombing suspect believed holed up

The Latest: ATF at scene of suspect in #packagebombmurders”

ROUND ROCK, Texas  /March 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Austin bombing (all times local): 4:35 a.m. ATF says it is with the FBI and Austin Police Department “at the scene of the individual suspected in the #packagebombmurders”. The agency tweeted they were on the scene early Wednesday morning where heavy police activity was … Continue reading The Latest: ATF at scene of suspect in #packagebombmurders”

The Latest: Academic in Facebook case says he is a scapegoat

LONDON /March 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the alleged use of Facebook data to influence the U.S. presidential election (all times local): 9:40 a.m. The Cambridge University researcher who developed an app used by Cambridge Analytica to harvest data from millions of Facebook users claims he has been made a scapegoat. Alexandr Kogan … Continue reading The Latest: Academic in Facebook case says he is a scapegoat