PHILADELPHIA | Crosby leads Penguins past Flyers for 3-1 lead in playoffs

PHILADELPHIA |April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Sidney Crosby scored his fifth goal of the series and became the Pittsburgh Penguins’ career postseason points leader in a 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. The Penguins lead the first-round playoff series 3-1 as its shifts to Pittsburgh for Game 5. Matt Murray stopped 26 shots for … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Crosby leads Penguins past Flyers for 3-1 lead in playoffs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Brown says agreement reached on California guard deployment

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  |April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)California Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday that he would join President Donald Trump’s border mission by contributing up toannouncing a deal after a week of uncertainty about how to accomplish a deployment that focuses largely on illegal immigration and honor the governor’s insistence that troops avoid immigration-related work. Brown said … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Brown says agreement reached on California guard deployment

NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Cosby’s star witness says accuser spoke about plot to frame

NORRISTOWN, Pa. |April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The chief accuser at Bill Cosby’s sexual-assault retrial talked about framing a celebrity before going to police with her allegations in 2005, a key defense witness testified on Wednesday, a day that also featured prosecutors introducing Cosby’s explosive deposition testimony about giving a 1970s party drug to women before sex. … Continue reading NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Cosby’s star witness says accuser spoke about plot to frame

TOKYO | Japan finance official quits over alleged sexual misconduct

TOKYO | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A senior Japanese finance ministry official resigned Wednesday after being accused of sexual misconduct in the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s embattled government, already hit by cronyism and other scandals. Vice Finance Minister Junichi Fukuda denied the allegations but submitted his resignation, citing difficulties carrying out his … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan finance official quits over alleged sexual misconduct

PALM BEACH, Fla. | Trump, Abe fail to agree on US tariff exemption for Japan

PALM BEACH, Fla.  | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)President Donald Trump, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday they had failed to reach a deal that would exempt Japan from new U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, as Abe had wanted. Instead, the leaders announced they had agreed to start talks on a new “free, fair and … Continue reading PALM BEACH, Fla. | Trump, Abe fail to agree on US tariff exemption for Japan

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. |NASA’s Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)NASA’s Tess spacecraft embarked Wednesday on a quest to find new worlds around neighboring stars that could support life. Tess rode a SpaceX Falcon rocket through the evening sky, aiming for an orbit stretching all the way to the moon. The satellite — the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. |NASA’s Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets

LAS VEGAS |David Copperfield testifies in Las Vegas tourist injury case

LAS VEGAS | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)David Copperfield told a Nevada jury it would be his fault if an audience participant got hurt because of something he did wrong during an illusion. But the magician didn’t acknowledge responsibility for a British tourist’s injury, and testified Wednesday he never even knew until he was sued a … Continue reading LAS VEGAS |David Copperfield testifies in Las Vegas tourist injury case

PHILADELPHIA | Regulators to require inspections after jet engine explosion

PHILADELPHIA | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)U.S. airline regulators said Wednesday that they will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one involved in fatal failure that killed a woman in a plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. The Federal Aviation Administration said it will issue a directive in the next two weeks … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Regulators to require inspections after jet engine explosion