Rangers sign 44-year-old Bartolo Colon to minor league deal

ARLINGTON, Texas/February 04, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Texas Rangers have signed 44-year-old Bartolo Colon to a minor league contract and invited the pitcher to big league spring training. The Rangers announced the move Sunday. Colon was a combined 7-14 with a 6.48 ERA in 28 starts for Atlanta and Minnesota last season. He was released by the … Continue reading Rangers sign 44-year-old Bartolo Colon to minor league deal

Police clear protesters blocking light rail near Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS/February 04, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Police on Sunday arrested a group of activists who locked themselves along a light-rail line carrying Super Bowl ticketholders to U.S. Bank Stadium, shutting down trains for more than two hours. Live footage from the scene showed officers unlocking or cutting through locks the protesters had used to chain themselves to each … Continue reading Police clear protesters blocking light rail near Super Bowl

Cyprus president re-elected, defeats same opponent again

NICOSIA, Cyprus/February 04, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades vowed to push on with attempts to reunify the ethnically divided island nation and to improve the economic fortunes of its people after he was re-elected by a wide margin Sunday. Anastasiades defeated left-leaning independent challenger Stavros Malas in a runoff election. Anastasiades received 56 percent of … Continue reading Cyprus president re-elected, defeats same opponent again

Only on AP: Child abductions rise amid South Sudan civil war

AKOBO, South Sudan/February 04, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—  t’s been almost two years since Deng Machar’s three young children were abducted from his home and likely sold for cattle. Sitting in South Sudan’s opposition-held town of Akobo, the 35-year-old pointed to the dirt beneath his feet. “They were playing right there,” Machar said. “It would be easier if … Continue reading Only on AP: Child abductions rise amid South Sudan civil war

Hitler book, supremacist flag found in Italy suspect’s home

MILAN /February 04, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A right-wing extremist suspected in the shooting rampage that wounded six Africans in central Italy was “lucid and determined, aware of what he had done” and exhibited no remorse for his actions, an Italian law enforcement official said Sunday. Luca Traini, 28, remained jailed as police investigated him on multiple counts … Continue reading Hitler book, supremacist flag found in Italy suspect’s home

Trump: Service members make Super Bowl Sunday possible

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla/February 04, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— President Donald Trump is expressing appreciation for U.S. service members, who he says make occasions like Super Bowl Sunday possible. Trump said that, while many service members can’t be home to enjoy the American tradition with family and friends, “they are always in our thoughts and prayers.” He said … Continue reading Trump: Service members make Super Bowl Sunday possible

The Latest: MVP award hasn’t been kind in Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS/February 04, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest from the Super Bowl (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Winning the NFL MVP award might not be a great omen for Tom Brady. The last eight winners of the AP MVP award to reach the Super Bowl have lost the game, including Brady in the 2007 season against the New … Continue reading The Latest: MVP award hasn’t been kind in Super Bowl

Activists block light rail carrying spectators to Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS/February 04, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Activists protesting police brutality chained themselves along a light-rail line carrying ticketholders to the Super Bowl on Sunday, halting trains in both directions. Metro Transit‘s Green Line was shut down a little after 2 p.m., about three hours before kickoff, by a group of about 30 activists at the Stadium Village station. … Continue reading Activists block light rail carrying spectators to Super Bowl