The Latest: Pope Francis consoles Peruvians hit by floods

TRUJILLO, Peru/January 20, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Peru (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Pope Francis is consoling Peruvians who lost their homes and livelihoods in devastating floods, telling them they can overcome all of life’s “storms” by coming together as a community. Francis travelled Saturday to an area of northern Peru … Continue reading The Latest: Pope Francis consoles Peruvians hit by floods

Tom Ferry Named Real Estate’s No. 1 Coach for an Unprecedented 5th Consecutive Year

IRVINE, Calif./ January 20, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) For the fifth consecutive year, Tom Ferry was named the No. 1 coach in real estate by the Swanepoel Power 200, the definitive ranking of residential real estate’s top leaders. Tom Ferry ascended two spots overall to rank No. 79 on the list of influential people in the residential … Continue reading Tom Ferry Named Real Estate’s No. 1 Coach for an Unprecedented 5th Consecutive Year

AP FACT CHECK: Trump disdained jobless rate, now loves it

WASHINGTON/January 20, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Donald Trump, the presidential candidate, would not like the way Trump, the president, is crowing about today’s unemployment rate. He’d be calling the whole thing a “hoax.” Trump raised a red flag about declining jobless numbers during his campaign, so as to deny President Barack Obama any credit. Trump noted that the … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Trump disdained jobless rate, now loves it

The Latest: Family: Bocuse’s values will “forever” inspire

PARIS/January 20, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the death of French chef Paul Bocuse at 91 (all times local): 3:55 p.m. The wife and children of master French chef Paul Bocuse want to honor their “captain,” who has died at 91. In a joint statement Saturday, they said that “more than a father and husband, he … Continue reading The Latest: Family: Bocuse’s values will “forever” inspire

National Safety Council Statement on Tom Petty’s Death

ITASCA, Ill./ Jan. 20, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — The National Safety Council extends its deepest sympathies to Tom Petty’s family, friends, band members and millions of fans as they grapple not only with his loss, but also with the knowledge that the musical icon was taken far too soon because of a preventable opioid-involved overdose. The … Continue reading National Safety Council Statement on Tom Petty’s Death

The Latest: Trump won’t talk immigration until shutdown ends

WASHINGTON/January 20, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 9:50 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump will not negotiate immigration policy with Congress until the government reopens. Spokesman Hogan Gidley says it’s “disgusting” that Senate Democrats “decided to just throw our military under the bus.” Some government functions shut down … Continue reading The Latest: Trump won’t talk immigration until shutdown ends

Kashmir fighting escalates between India, Pakistan

SRINAGAR, India/January 20, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire Saturday along their volatile frontier in Kashmir, killing at least five civilians and a soldier in the latest escalation of violence in the disputed region. The deaths on both the sides of the border came as the nuclear-armed rivals exchanged blame for initiating the hostilities, … Continue reading Kashmir fighting escalates between India, Pakistan

Singer Ed Sheeran announces engagement on Instagram

January 20, 2018(AP)(STL.News)-Ed Sheeran has announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. The Grammy-winning singer posted a picture of the two on his Instagram page Saturday morning saying the two got engaged right before the new year. He said they are “very happy and in love” and that their “cats are chuffed as well.” Sheeran … Continue reading Singer Ed Sheeran announces engagement on Instagram