Facebook takes on a bigger role in journalism

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Facebook is launching a journalism project aimed at strengthening its ties with media organizations to help them expand their audiences, come up with new products and generally promote trusted news in today’s “post-truth” era. The project is in its early stages and as such, light on specifics. But the company envisions … Continue reading Facebook takes on a bigger role in journalism

Broncos hire Vance Joseph as their head coach

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP)(STL.News) — A runner-up two years ago, Vance Joseph is John Elway’s pick this time around. “It’s official. Excited to announce Vance Joseph as head coach of the Denver Broncos!” Elway tweeted Wednesday afternoon. The 44-year-old ex-Colorado quarterback built a reputation as one of the league’s best secondary coaches as he worked his … Continue reading Broncos hire Vance Joseph as their head coach

Storyteller, Earth Muse and Purveyor of Spirituality

Local Artist Captures the Spiritual and Sacred Use of Pigments ST LOUIS, MO/January 11, 2017 (STL.News) St. Louis is a city that’s big on the arts with many talented artists from different genres.  Susan Drozda Cooper IS one of those talents.  She is a rare mixture of storyteller, earth muse and purveyor of spirituality.  Nature … Continue reading Storyteller, Earth Muse and Purveyor of Spirituality

US stock indexes veer slightly higher in afternoon trading

(AP)(STL.News) The major U.S. stock indexes veered slightly higher in late-afternoon trading after spending much of the day wavering between small gains and losses. Energy stocks led the gainers as crude oil prices closed higher. Health care stocks were down the most after President-elect Donald Trump said the government needs to overhaul how it buys … Continue reading US stock indexes veer slightly higher in afternoon trading

Global stocks edge up as investors look to Trump remarks

TOKYO (AP)(STL.News) — Global stocks rose modestly on Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a press conference by President-elect Donald Trump for details on trade and clarifications about Russia’s role in the election. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX was up 0.3 percent at 11,618 while France’s CAC 40 gained 0.1 percent to 4,894. Britain’s FTSE 100 … Continue reading Global stocks edge up as investors look to Trump remarks

St. Louis Public Schools Regains Accreditation Status

ST LOUIS, MO/January 11, 2017 (STL.News) St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) once again has full accreditation status. On Tuesday morning, the Missouri State Board of Education voted unanimously to grant full accreditation to the district. “This is an opportunity to celebrate really great things in the district,” said State Board President Charlie Shields. The upgrade … Continue reading St. Louis Public Schools Regains Accreditation Status

Suspect in fatal shooting of officer has lengthy record

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)(STL.News) — A suspect who is the focus of a manhunt following the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer has a lengthy criminal record dating back two decades, and authorities had been searching for him in the weeks leading up to the sergeant’s killing for questioning in the slaying of his pregnant … Continue reading Suspect in fatal shooting of officer has lengthy record

Trump to face questions on Russia hacking, business ties

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — The last time Donald Trump held a news conference, he was plunging into a heated general election campaign with Hillary Clinton and suggested Russia could help dig up some of his rival’s emails. Nearly six months and a presidential campaign victory later, Trump will finally step before reporters again Wednesday to … Continue reading Trump to face questions on Russia hacking, business ties