CEO says company working to stop ‘Tide pod challenge’

NEW YORK/January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Procter & Gamble says it’s working to stop the “Tide Pod challenge,” a social media-fueled trend in which teenagers eat single-load laundry detergent packets. The American Association of Poison Control Centers warned last week that it had seen a spike in teenagers eating the detergent pods, which it says can cause … Continue reading CEO says company working to stop ‘Tide pod challenge’

In Key Election Year, AARP Illinois Launches Statewide Voter Education Effort

SPRINGFIELD, Ill./Jan. 23, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — With Illinoisans facing a critical election year in 2018, voters and the general public must have information that will help them make informed decisions at the booth. That is why AARP Illinois is launching today a major statewide voter education effort, to inform and educate Illinoisans about key issues, share with … Continue reading In Key Election Year, AARP Illinois Launches Statewide Voter Education Effort

Sheriff: 5 workers presumed dead in Oklahoma rig explosion

QUINTON, Okla./January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Gas rig workers missing after fiery explosion in Oklahoma are presumed dead, authorities said Tuesday, and the search for the men has turned to a recovery mission. Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris said it’s been a difficult 24 hours for everyone involved since the Monday morning blast. His deputies and others … Continue reading Sheriff: 5 workers presumed dead in Oklahoma rig explosion

AP source: Cavs’ meeting centered on overall frustration

January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Their season and NBA title hopes slipping away, the Cleveland Cavaliers vented during a team meeting on Monday in hopes of clearing the air. After losing 10 of 14, Cleveland’s players voiced their concerns and displeasure before practice, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press while the team was … Continue reading AP source: Cavs’ meeting centered on overall frustration

‘Wonder Woman’ is left hanging and 8 other Oscar surprises

LOS ANGELES/January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — It is a mathematical impossibility for a group of Oscar nominations to please everyone, but this year came pretty close with meaningful love for “Get Out,” ”Lady Bird” and “Phantom Thread,” and the history-making nomination of “Mudbound” director of photography Rachel Morrison, who became the first woman to ever be nominated … Continue reading ‘Wonder Woman’ is left hanging and 8 other Oscar surprises

Ohio Supreme Court hears challenge of death penalty law

COLUMBUS, Ohio/January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Ohio Supreme Court is weighing arguments from an ex-death row inmate that the state’s capital punishment law is unconstitutional because judges and not juries hand down death sentences. Convicted killer Maurice Mason says the U.S. Constitution requires juries to impose death sentences. Mason argues a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling … Continue reading Ohio Supreme Court hears challenge of death penalty law

AI can read! Tech firms race to smarten up thinking machines

PROVIDENCE, R.I./January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Seven years ago, a computer beat two human quizmasters on a “Jeopardy” challenge. Ever since, the tech industry has been training its machines even harder to make them better at amassing knowledge and answering questions. And it’s worked, at least up to a point. Just don’t expect artificial intelligence to spit … Continue reading AI can read! Tech firms race to smarten up thinking machines

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with Relaunch of Industry-Wide Beta Brokers Program

MADISON, N.J./Jan. 23, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — In celebration of its ten-year anniversary, Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate today announced the refresh and relaunch of the Beta BrokersSM program, formerly known as the Beta Brokerage® project, an online network of pioneering brokers who are revealing their keys to success. The reimagined platform allows real estate professionals … Continue reading Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with Relaunch of Industry-Wide Beta Brokers Program