World remembers Holocaust amid signs of rising hatred

WARSAW, Poland/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Elderly Holocaust survivors wearing striped scarves that recalled their uniforms as prisoners of Nazi Germany made a yearly pilgrimage to Auschwitz on Saturday, exactly 73 years after the Soviet army liberated the death camp in occupied Poland. On the date now commemorated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, political leaders and Jewish … Continue reading World remembers Holocaust amid signs of rising hatred

Pro-Russia incumbent wins Czech presidential election

PRAGUE/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Czech Republic’s pro-Russia president won a second five-year term Saturday after beating a political newcomer viewed as more Western-oriented in a runoff vote. President Milos Zeman’s victory confirmed the political direction set during the country’s parliamentary election, the result of which was seen as part of an anti-establishment wave sweeping Western … Continue reading Pro-Russia incumbent wins Czech presidential election

Honduran president starts new term as fiery protests erupt

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— President Juan Orlando Hernandez was sworn in for a new term in the Honduran capital Saturday, while across town tear gas drifted across flaming barricades in clashes between police and protesters angry over an election that was marred by irregularities and allegations of fraud. The head of Congress put the blue-and-white … Continue reading Honduran president starts new term as fiery protests erupt

Machado to move from 3B to SS for Orioles, Showalter says

BALTIMORE/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Manny Machado will start at shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles this season — if he isn’t traded. Machado becomes a free agent after this year and is sure to demand a huge contract. The Orioles have entertained trade offers for the 25-year-old, who’s been an All-Star in half of his six seasons … Continue reading Machado to move from 3B to SS for Orioles, Showalter says

Ronaldo nails 2 penalties as Real Madrid beats Valencia 4-1

BARCELONA, Spain/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Cristiano Ronaldo scored two penalties in the first half to lead Real Madrid past Valencia 4-1 on Saturday, intensifying their fight for third place in the Spanish league. Madrid’s first victory in five away matches in the league takes some pressure off coach Zinedine Zidane following his team’s shock elimination from … Continue reading Ronaldo nails 2 penalties as Real Madrid beats Valencia 4-1

Brazil coach rejects trip to capital to avoid politicians

RIO DE JANEIRO/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Brazil coach Tite pledged not to take the national team to the capital Brasilia to pose with politicians in this election year due to widespread accusations of corruption against several of them. “I won’t go at all. Neither before the World Cup nor afterward. Neither winning nor losing (the title),” … Continue reading Brazil coach rejects trip to capital to avoid politicians

Will Grigg nets 2 as Wigan dumps West Ham out of FA Cup

LONDON/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Will Grigg scored twice including a second-half penalty as third-tier Wigan dumped English Premier League side West Ham out of the FA Cup by 2-0 on Saturday. West Ham defender Arthur Masuaku was sent off four minutes into the second half of the fourth-round match for spitting at Nick Powell and faces … Continue reading Will Grigg nets 2 as Wigan dumps West Ham out of FA Cup

Lawsuit: Rapper Nelly sexually assaulted 2 women in UK

SEATTLE/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A woman who alleges the rapper Nelly raped her on his tour bus after a performance in Seattle says he sexually assaulted two other women in England. Attorney Scott Rosenblum said Saturday in an email that the allegations are “completely fabricated” and the lawsuit is a “money grab.” The amended complaint filed … Continue reading Lawsuit: Rapper Nelly sexually assaulted 2 women in UK