Poll: GOP should keep money for Medicaid expansion

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — Add Medicaid expansion to the list of Obama-era health care provisions that Americans want to keep. A new poll finds that 8 in 10 say lawmakers should preserve federal funding that has allowed states to add coverage for some 11 million low-income people. The survey released Friday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family … Continue reading Poll: GOP should keep money for Medicaid expansion

Judge bars several accusers from testifying at Cosby’s trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP)(STL.News) — In a major break for Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Friday that just one of the comedian’s multitude of other accusers can testify at his trial to bolster charges he drugged and violated a woman more than a decade ago. The 79-year-old TV star is set to go on trial in June, … Continue reading Judge bars several accusers from testifying at Cosby’s trial

New Jersey Oks gas pipeline through protected Pinelands

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP)(STL.News) — New Jersey environmental regulators on Friday approved a hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through a federally protected forest preserve amid raucous protests that included drums, tambourines and choruses of “This Land Is Your Land.” The 15-member New Jersey Pinelands Commission voted to approve a plan by … Continue reading New Jersey Oks gas pipeline through protected Pinelands

Penske signs Joey Logano and Shell-Pennzoil to new deal

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP)(STL.News) — Team Penske has locked up a major portion of its NASCAR program by signing driver Joey Logano, crew chief Todd Gordon and sponsor Shell-Pennzoil to extensions that run through “2022 and beyond.” The phrasing of the new contracts announced Friday at Daytona International Speedway is a play on Logano’s car … Continue reading Penske signs Joey Logano and Shell-Pennzoil to new deal

Doors will Finally Close at Lake Forest Confections

Lake Forest Confections; All about the Love of Chocolate CLAYTON, MO/February 24, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) It was sad enough when we had to say goodbye years ago to the iconic Lake Forest Pastry Shop that had delighted so many for so long, but now there’s more sad news for followers and lovers of the equally loved … Continue reading Doors will Finally Close at Lake Forest Confections

AP Explains: What chemical weapons does N. Korea possess

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)(STL.News) — North Korea may have found a new use for its large stockpile of chemical and biological weapons, which are meant to attack South Korean and U.S. troops in case of another war. Malaysian police said Friday that a chemical weapon — the toxic VX nerve agent — was used to … Continue reading AP Explains: What chemical weapons does N. Korea possess

Global stocks fall amid Trump trade policy concerns

TOKYO/February 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Global stocks fell Friday amid worries about the potential impact of U.S. trade policies and as investors became more cautious about the market’s recent rally. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 slumped 1.4 percent to 4,822, while Germany’s DAX fell 1.5 percent to 11,770. Britain FTSE100 shed 0.7 percent to 7,218. … Continue reading Global stocks fall amid Trump trade policy concerns

White House adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

WASHINGTON/February 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump’s campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official said. The official said that Priebus’ request came as the White House sought … Continue reading White House adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports