Official: Americans killed, injured in attack on Kabul hotel

WASHINGTON/January 23, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A State Department official says multiple American citizens were killed and injured in the Taliban’s weekend attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan. The official isn’t giving exact figures for either the U.S. fatalities or injuries. The official wasn’t authorized to comment by name and demanded anonymity. The State Department says … Continue reading Official: Americans killed, injured in attack on Kabul hotel

Seine River overflows its banks in Paris

PARIS/January 23, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Seine River overflowed its banks in Paris on Tuesday, prompting authorities to close several roads and cancel boat cruises. Paris City Hall closed roads along the shores of the Seine from the east of the capital to the area around the Eiffel Tower in the west as water levels rose at … Continue reading Seine River overflows its banks in Paris

Del Toro’s ‘Shape of Water’ lands a leading 13 Oscar nods

NEW YORK/January 23, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Guillermo del Toro’s lavish monster romance “The Shape of Water” has landed a leading 13 nominations and Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman nominated for best director by the Academy Awards. “Mudbound” cinematographer Rachel Morrison made history as the first woman ever nominated in the category in nominations announced Tuesday. … Continue reading Del Toro’s ‘Shape of Water’ lands a leading 13 Oscar nods

Trump overstates missing tweets involving FBI agent

WASHINGTON/January 23, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— President Donald Trump is tweeting about missing text messages involving an FBI agent reassigned from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. But he’s overstating the number of missing texts. Trump on Tuesday called news the FBI was missing five months’ worth of texts from the agent, Peter Strzok, “one of the biggest … Continue reading Trump overstates missing tweets involving FBI agent

Missouri Secretary of State, Ashcroft’s Securities Division reminds investors to be cautious regarding cryptocurrency

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) With cryptocurrencies continuing to attract headlines, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division on January 5th reminded Missouri investors to be cautious about investments involving cryptocurrencies. “Investors should go beyond the headlines and hype to understand the risks associated with investments in cryptocurrencies, as well as cryptocurrency futures contracts and … Continue reading Missouri Secretary of State, Ashcroft’s Securities Division reminds investors to be cautious regarding cryptocurrency

Johnson & Johnson loses $10.7B after sweeping US tax changes

January 23, 2018(AP)(STL.News)-Johnson & Johnson posted a rare quarterly loss, a whopping $10.71 billion, due to a $13.6 billion charge related to the recent U.S. tax overhaul. The health care giant on Tuesday also reported sharply higher spending on production, marketing, administration and research, offsetting a big jump in sales. The $13.6 billion charge is … Continue reading Johnson & Johnson loses $10.7B after sweeping US tax changes

The Latest: 90th annual Oscar nominations are announced

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif/January 23, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the announcement of nominees for the 90th annual Oscar nominations announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 5:20 a.m. The Oscar nominees for best cinematography in a motion picture have been announced by the film academy. … Continue reading The Latest: 90th annual Oscar nominations are announced

Rebensburg wins giant slalom as Shiffrin has rare fall

SAN VIGILIO DI MAREBBE, Italy/January 23, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany claimed her third giant slalom win of the season after overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin had an uncharacteristic fall in Tuesday’s first run. Sitting third after the opening leg, Rebensburg had the fastest second run to finish 0.03 seconds ahead of first-run leader … Continue reading Rebensburg wins giant slalom as Shiffrin has rare fall