Pence fought against releasing records as Indiana governor

INDIANAPOLIS/March 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly stonewalled media requests to view public records when he was Indiana’s governor, including emails about state business distributed from a private AOL account that was hacked last year. Revelations Pence used the account to discuss homeland security and other official matters, first reported Thursday by … Continue reading Pence fought against releasing records as Indiana governor

The Latest: Democrat request for Sessions to testify denied

WASHINGTON/March 3, 3017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ talks with the Russian ambassador (all times local): 6:00 p.m. The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is rejecting a request from panel Democrats to have Attorney General Jeff Sessions testify and explain his contacts with the Russian ambassador. Sen. Chuck Grassley … Continue reading The Latest: Democrat request for Sessions to testify denied

Banks, health care companies lead stocks slightly higher

March 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) A late wave of buying helped nudge U.S. stock indexes slightly higher Friday after a day of mostly listless trading. Banks and health care stocks climbed the most as investors priced in an increasing likelihood that interest rates will rise in the coming months. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen helped stoke … Continue reading Banks, health care companies lead stocks slightly higher

Trump, hitting back, accuses Schumer of Putin ties

NEW YORK/March 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump, his administration under siege for contacts with Russian officials, is calling for “an immediate investigation” into Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer’s own ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump’s evidence? A 14-year-old photo of Schumer and Putin holding coffee and doughnuts in a New York City … Continue reading Trump, hitting back, accuses Schumer of Putin ties

Next in line to lead Russia probe: Rosenstein has respect

WASHINGTON/March 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Some Democrats worry the appointment of a Jeff Sessions subordinate to oversee an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election won’t be a clean enough break from the embattled attorney general. But the veteran prosecutor in line for the job may be uniquely politically palatable. Rod Rosenstein, who faces … Continue reading Next in line to lead Russia probe: Rosenstein has respect

Yellen signals the Fed will likely raise rates this month

WASHINGTON/March 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled Friday that the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates later this month to reflect a strengthening job market and inflation edging toward the central bank’s 2 percent target. Yellen also said in a speech in Chicago that the Fed expects steady economic improvement … Continue reading Yellen signals the Fed will likely raise rates this month

US stock indexes mixed in afternoon trading; oil rises

  March 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in late-afternoon trading Friday as investors weighed the growing likelihood that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates later this month. In a speech, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank will likely lift rates, citing an improving job market … Continue reading US stock indexes mixed in afternoon trading; oil rises

Tower Grove Park Makes Missouri’s ‘Great Places’ for 2017

One of Missouri’s 2017 ‘Great Places’: Tower Grove Park ST. LOUIS, MO/March 3, 2017 (STL.News) St. Louis is known for having beautiful parks but it’s extremely rewarding when a professional planning group like the Missouri chapter of the nation-wide American Planning Association (APA) is bowled over by it.  They recently named Tower Grove Park one of … Continue reading Tower Grove Park Makes Missouri’s ‘Great Places’ for 2017