Catalan parliament postpones re-election of fugitive leader

BARCELONA, Spain/January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Catalan separatist lawmakers who want to re-elect their fugitive ex-president suffered a setback Tuesday when the house speaker postponed a planned parliament meeting, saying it would not take place until there were guarantees Spanish authorities “won’t interfere.” The decision by Roger Torrent came after Spain’s top court ruled Saturday that Carles … Continue reading Catalan parliament postpones re-election of fugitive leader

HouseCanary’s Fourth Quarter Rental Investment Index Reveals Pockets of Opportunity in the Southwest

SAN FRANCISCO/ Jan. 30, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — HouseCanary Inc., the leading modern data analytics company for real estate professionals, announced the release of fourth-quarter data for its HouseCanary Rental Investment Index (HCRI Index). The HCRI Index helps single-family rental home investors, lenders, and renters benchmark the health of the single-family for-lease market by individual state, ZIP … Continue reading HouseCanary’s Fourth Quarter Rental Investment Index Reveals Pockets of Opportunity in the Southwest

Trump puts Twitter aside as he prepares for big speech

WASHINGTON/January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— President Donald Trump will herald a robust economy and push for bipartisan congressional action on immigration in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, as he seeks to rally a deeply divided nation and boost his own sagging standing with Americans. The speech marks the ceremonial kickoff of Trump’s second year in office … Continue reading Trump puts Twitter aside as he prepares for big speech

Victim’s dad: Son, killer had run-in before jealous rampage

MELCROFT, Pa/January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The father of one of four people gunned down by a woman’s jealous ex-boyfriend says the shooter had an altercation with his son at a bar hours before the deadly rampage. Scott Porterfield tells the Tribune Review he’s seen security footage from Tall Cedars lounge in Donegal, about 50 miles (80 … Continue reading Victim’s dad: Son, killer had run-in before jealous rampage

Austria chancellor backs Visegrad nations on migrant quotas

VIENNA/January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he’s positioning his country as a bridge between the “Visegrad group” of eastern European nations and their western counterparts. Kurz said he agreed with the Visegrad countries — Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia — that a quota system for migrants was unworkable and on the need … Continue reading Austria chancellor backs Visegrad nations on migrant quotas

Aussie military says tracking app doesn’t breach security

CANBERRA, Australia/January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Australia’s military said on Tuesday that a fitness tracking application did not breach security despite revelations that an interactive, online map using its data can show troop locations around the world. The Pentagon announced this week that it was doing a broad review of how the U.S. military forces use exercise … Continue reading Aussie military says tracking app doesn’t breach security

Pistons acquire Griffin from Clippers in blockbuster deal

January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)-The Detroit Pistons dramatically shook their struggling roster, acquiring five-time All-Star forward Blake Griffin in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers. The Pistons announced the deal for the face of the Clippers early Tuesday. Detroit sent forward Tobias Harris, guard Avery Bradley and center Boban Marjanovic to Los Angeles, with the Clippers … Continue reading Pistons acquire Griffin from Clippers in blockbuster deal

Egypt opposition coalition calls for boycott of March vote

CAIRO/January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A coalition of eight Egyptian opposition parties and some 150 pro-democracy public figures called on voters Tuesday to boycott the March presidential election, saying it amounts to an “absurdity bordering on madness” and arguing that the handling of the vote by authorities resembled “old and crude dictatorships.” The incumbent, general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, … Continue reading Egypt opposition coalition calls for boycott of March vote