$530 million lost in hack of Japan cryptocurrency exchange

TOKYO/January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A Japanese exchange has lost 58 billion yen ($530 million) in cryptocurrency because of hacking, according to Japanese media reports. The Coincheck exchange said on its website Friday that it had halted sales and withdrawals of the currency, which is called NEM. It later added that it had restricted dealings in … Continue reading $530 million lost in hack of Japan cryptocurrency exchange

No. 6 Michigan St beats Wisconsin 76-61 on day AD retires

EAST LANSING, Mich./January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Miles Bridges scored 24 points and No. 6 Michigan State beat the Wisconsin Badgers 71-62 on Friday night, less than 12 hours after athletic director Mark Hollis announced his retirement amid the outcry over how the school handled allegations against Larry Nassar. The Spartans (19-3, 7-2 Big Ten) … Continue reading No. 6 Michigan St beats Wisconsin 76-61 on day AD retires

The Latest: Nike says it’s following events at Michigan St.

EAST LANSING, Mich./January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the fallout from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal at Michigan State University (all times local): 10:05 p.m. In a letter to former Michigan State rower Cate Hannum, Nike says it is following the events at Michigan State and takes the matter seriously. Hannum, who was … Continue reading The Latest: Nike says it’s following events at Michigan St.

LeBron’s triple-double, Smith’s 23 lead Cavs past Pacers

CLEVELAND/January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — LeBron James recorded his 63rd career triple-double — overcoming 11 turnovers — and J.R. Smith scored 23 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers showed signs of ending their stunning slump with a 115-108 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. James finished with 26 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds … Continue reading LeBron’s triple-double, Smith’s 23 lead Cavs past Pacers

Police say Canadian billionaire, wife apparently murdered

TORONTO/January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Police said Friday they believe Canadian drug-company billionaire businessman Barry Sherman and his wife were both murdered. Det. Sgt. Susan Gomes said investigators came to the conclusion after six weeks of investigation, but said there are no suspects. The founder of generic drugmaker Apotex and his wife, Honey, were found dead … Continue reading Police say Canadian billionaire, wife apparently murdered

The Latest: Dantonio defends himself in brief statement

EAST LANSING, Mich./January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the fallout from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal at Michigan State University (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio says he’s always worked with the correct authorities in cases involving sexual assault allegations. After an ESPN report detailed various allegations … Continue reading The Latest: Dantonio defends himself in brief statement

Son: Stay of execution difficult for slain officer’s family

ATMORE, Ala./January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The son of a slain Alabama police officer said Friday that his father should not be forgotten as the U.S. Supreme Court and media focus on legal wrangling over whether his father’s killer is competent to be executed. Justices on Thursday halted the lethal injection of Alabama inmate Vernon Madison, … Continue reading Son: Stay of execution difficult for slain officer’s family

First lady’s rep blasts ‘false’ reports about Melania Trump

WASHINGTON /January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —First lady Melania Trump’s office is fed up with speculation about marital strife in the White House. Mrs. Trump’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, took to Twitter Friday to blast “flat-out false reporting” about the first lady that has emerged in recent days. “BREAKING,” she wrote. “The laundry list of salacious & … Continue reading First lady’s rep blasts ‘false’ reports about Melania Trump