Top-ranked Villanova routs former Big East rival UConn 81-61

HARTFORD, Conn./January 20, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Jalen Brunson scored 23 points and top-ranked Villanova routed former Big East rival UConn 81-61 on Saturday. Donte DiVincenzo added 17 points for the Wildcats (18-1), who complete their non-conference schedule at 13-0. Jalen Adams scored 19 for UConn (10-9), which has now lost five games this season by at least … Continue reading Top-ranked Villanova routs former Big East rival UConn 81-61

Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo./January 20, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Visitors could still ride snowmobiles and ski into Yellowstone National Park Saturday to marvel at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown. But across the country in New York, the nation’s most famous monuments to immigration — the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island — were … Continue reading Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

The Latest: Another church burns in Chile after pope visit

TRUJILLO, Peru/January 20, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Peru (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Authorities in Chile are probing a new church burning that comes after a series of fires at religious buildings following Pope Francis’ visit to the nation. The Church of the Virgin of Candelaria is located about 60 miles … Continue reading The Latest: Another church burns in Chile after pope visit

GOP, Dems show no sign of retreat as in shutdown’s first day

WASHINGTON/January 20, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending Saturday as Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and Congress staged a weekend session to show voters it was trying to resolve the stalemate. The closure of many government agencies was a striking display … Continue reading GOP, Dems show no sign of retreat as in shutdown’s first day

Cardinal rebukes pope over Chile ‘slander’ comments on abuse

LIMA, Peru/January 20, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Pope Francis’ top adviser on clerical sex abuse implicitly rebuked the pontiff over his accusations of slander against Chilean abuse victims, saying Saturday that his words were “a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse.” Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston, said he couldn’t explain why Francis “chose … Continue reading Cardinal rebukes pope over Chile ‘slander’ comments on abuse

U.S. Foreclosure Activity Drops To 12-Year Low In 2017

IRVINE, Calif./ Jan. 20, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, today released its Year-End 2017 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which shows foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 676,535 U.S. properties in 2017, down 27 percent from 2016 and down … Continue reading U.S. Foreclosure Activity Drops To 12-Year Low In 2017

Protesters gather near Trump’s Florida home, bow their heads

NEW YORK/January 20, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— In Palm Beach, Florida, home to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, several hundred people gathered carrying anti-Trump signs as they prepared to march as part of Saturday’s planned protests. Across the globe, people hit the streets on the anniversary of Trump’s inauguration, marching against his policies and in support of the … Continue reading Protesters gather near Trump’s Florida home, bow their heads

Turkish jets bombard Kurdish-run city of Afrin in Syria

KOCABEYLI, Turkey/January 20, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Turkish jets bombed the Kurdish-controlled city of Afrin in northern Syria on Saturday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to expand Turkey’s military border operations against a Kurdish group that has been the U.S.’s key Syria ally in the war on the Islamic State group. The raids came on the heels … Continue reading Turkish jets bombard Kurdish-run city of Afrin in Syria