Pelosi to target GOP tax overhaul at Massachusetts event

BOSTON  /January 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — On the heels of President Donald Trump‘s State of the Union address, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is expected to target the recently approved federal tax overhaul during a town hall-style meeting in Massachusetts. Pelosi’s appearance at the event in Cambridge on Thursday is part of what organizers say … Continue reading Pelosi to target GOP tax overhaul at Massachusetts event

Vietnam veterans recall all-female Tet Offensive squad

HUE, Vietnam  /January 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — As a 19-year-old scout and spy for the communist forces in South Vietnam, Hoang Thi No remembers the determination and spirit of her 11-member team of young women who took part in the audacious Tet Offensive that turned the tide of the Vietnam War 50 years ago. “If … Continue reading Vietnam veterans recall all-female Tet Offensive squad

LeBron, Cavs edge Heat 91-89 in 1st game without Love

CLEVELAND /January 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — LeBron James scored 24 points, Jae Crowder made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:21 left and the Cleveland Cavaliers began a long stretch without injured All-Star Kevin Love by holding off the Miami Heat 91-89 on Wednesday night. The Cavs rebounded from a troubling loss at Detroit — Cleveland gave … Continue reading LeBron, Cavs edge Heat 91-89 in 1st game without Love

Olympics draw Korean adoptees as South Korea confronts past

/January 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — When Megan Olson lands in South Korea for the Winter Olympics next week, she’ll feel something that is both surreal and vivid. An intoxicating sense of belonging. A deep sense of loss. Pride, for the motherland she barely knows after being secretly adopted away. The 33-year-old social worker from Minnesota … Continue reading Olympics draw Korean adoptees as South Korea confronts past

Guy, Jerome lead No. 2 Virginia past Louisville, 74-64

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. /January 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Kyle Guy scored 22 points and No. 2 Virginia held off hot-shooting Louisville to win its 13th straight, 74-64 on Wednesday night. Ty Jerome added 16 points and Devon Hall 12 for the Cavaliers (21-1, 10-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). Virginia’s start is its best in ACC play since … Continue reading Guy, Jerome lead No. 2 Virginia past Louisville, 74-64

Fire kills 11 at home for elderly poor in Japan

TOKYO /January 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Japanese media say 11 people have died in a fire that engulfed a home for elderly welfare recipients in northern Japan. The fire broke out before midnight Thursday in Sapporo, the main city on the island of Hokkaido. Media reports say that five residents were rescued. Footage on public … Continue reading Fire kills 11 at home for elderly poor in Japan

GOP lawmakers put medical skills to work after train crash

CROZET, Va./January 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Republican members of Congress with medical experience put their skills to work after a train carrying dozens of them crashed into a garbage truck in rural Virginia, killing one person in the truck and injuring others. The congressmen were on their way to a strategy retreat in the countryside … Continue reading GOP lawmakers put medical skills to work after train crash

Diane Lane, Greg Kinnear join ‘House of Cards’ final season

LOS ANGELES /January 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —   Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear are joining “House of Cards” for the political thriller’s final season. Netflix said they’ll play siblings in the show’s sixth season, which resumed production Wednesday. “House of Cards,” Netflix’s first original series, halted production last October amid sexual misconduct allegations against star Kevin … Continue reading Diane Lane, Greg Kinnear join ‘House of Cards’ final season