Spotted on the Grammy carpet, a baby and a grandmother

NEW YORK/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Youth and age crossed on the Grammy red carpet when SZA’s grandmother and DJ Khalid infant son arrived about the same time, one in a wheelchair and one in a stroller. Both had a good reason to be there — they had roles in their family’s Grammy-nominated albums. DJ Khalid … Continue reading Spotted on the Grammy carpet, a baby and a grandmother

3 soldiers said to be wounded in attack on Afghan army unit

KABUL, Afghanistan/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Insurgents attacked an Afghan army unit guarding a military academy in the capital Kabul on Monday, and at least three soldiers were wounded, officials said. A suicide bomber first attacked the army unit responsible for providing security for the military academy, and the attack was followed by a gun battle … Continue reading 3 soldiers said to be wounded in attack on Afghan army unit

Krewe of Confetti Kids: Mardi Gras fun for children, too

NEW ORLEANS/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Mardi Gras is generally a family-friendly holiday and not just the often seen adults-only, drunken celebration. Children can be seen lining the parade routes, families spend weeks making costumes together and there’s even kid-centered parades. Ariana Maria Ybarra, a married mother with two young girls, says her family has … Continue reading Krewe of Confetti Kids: Mardi Gras fun for children, too

With powerful women behind her, Kesha wows at Grammys

NEW YORK/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Kesha gave a passionate performance at the Grammy Awards with the help of powerful women behind her, including the Resistance Revival Chorus. She was joined by Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Julia Michaels, Andra Day and Bebe Rexha for her Grammy-nominated song, “Praying,” on Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New … Continue reading With powerful women behind her, Kesha wows at Grammys

Victims’ families: Jealousy drove car wash shooting suspect

/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A man suspected of gunning down four people at a Pennsylvania car wash was driven by jealousy, according to family members of the shooting victims. State police said Timothy Smith, 28, was armed with a semi-automatic rifle, a .308-caliber rifle and a handgun and was wearing a body armor carrier … Continue reading Victims’ families: Jealousy drove car wash shooting suspect

Bruno Mars wins Grammy for record and song of the year

NEW YORK/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” is giving the singer a solid gold night at the Grammys: He’s won five of the six awards he’s nominated for, and is still up for album of the year. Mars won two of three biggest awards Sunday — record of the year for “24K … Continue reading Bruno Mars wins Grammy for record and song of the year

Man accused in terror plot asked for deportation over prison

COLUMBUS, Ohio/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A man accused of plotting an attack on a federal medical facility in Texas asked a judge in December to deport him instead of sending him to prison, saying he didn’t deserve to spend time behind bars, records show. Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud told federal Judge Michael Watson that he didn’t … Continue reading Man accused in terror plot asked for deportation over prison

Australia plans to become leading defense-industry exporter

CANBERRA, Australia/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Australia’s government announced a strategy Monday to create high-tech jobs and become one of the top 10 defense-industry-exporting countries within a decade through arms sales to liked-minded nations while also keeping those weapons from rogue regimes. Australia will create a 3.8 billion Australian dollar ($3.1 billion) fund to lend to … Continue reading Australia plans to become leading defense-industry exporter