Reputed Philadelphia mob boss faces NYC fraud trial

NEW YORK /January 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A reputed Philadelphia mob boss known for beating murder raps, surviving attempts on his life and reinventing himself as a restaurateur is back in court facing federal fraud charges. Opening statements in the trial of Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino are set for Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan. … Continue reading Reputed Philadelphia mob boss faces NYC fraud trial

Judge who freed detained immigrant raises targeting issue

NEW YORK /January 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A federal judge who ordered a detained immigration rights activist facing deportation to be immediately released raised “grave concern” over the argument that he had been targeted because of his political activities, a concern also expressed by immigrants and their advocates over his and others’ cases. During a … Continue reading Judge who freed detained immigrant raises targeting issue

Irving scores 27 points as Celtics edge Nuggets 111-110

DENVER /January 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Kyrie Irving scored 10 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, Jaylen Brown hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 34 seconds remaining and the struggling Boston Celtics edged the Denver Nuggets 111-110 on Monday night. Denver had a chance to win in dramatic fashion at the end but Torrey … Continue reading Irving scores 27 points as Celtics edge Nuggets 111-110

Mark Ruffalo leads counter-event to Trump State of the Union

NEW YORK/January 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Celebrities and activists have taken part in an evening of speeches and music in Manhattan billed as “The People’s State of the Union.” Monday’s event was planned in response to President Donald Trump‘s first State of the Union address on Tuesday. It was held at The Town Hall, an historic … Continue reading Mark Ruffalo leads counter-event to Trump State of the Union

US, Qatar reach agreement on subsidy spat with airlines

WASHINGTON/January 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The United States and Qatar have reached a deal to resolve a years-old quarrel over alleged airline subsidies, seven individuals familiar with the deal said Monday, as Qatar’s government works to defuse tensions with the Trump administration. The agreement will see state-owned Qatar Airways agree voluntarily to open up its … Continue reading US, Qatar reach agreement on subsidy spat with airlines

AP Source: Pistons finalizing deal to acquire Griffin

DETROIT/January 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Detroit Pistons are finalizing a trade to acquire star forward Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers. The person spoke Monday night on condition of anonymity because the trade has not been announced. The Pistons would send forward Tobias Harris, guard … Continue reading AP Source: Pistons finalizing deal to acquire Griffin

Striking Amazon ‘Spheres’ landmark opens in downtown Seattle

SEATTLE/January 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  From the fourth floor of a striking rainforest-like conservatory built of glass and white steel in downtown Seattle, Amazon.com boss Jeff Bezos turned toward the top of his newest headquarters building to summon his favorite assistant. In a proud little show on Monday for the media and dignitaries — which … Continue reading Striking Amazon ‘Spheres’ landmark opens in downtown Seattle

Significant ash falls near erupting Philippine volcano

LEGAZPI, Philippines /January 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  A significant amount of ash has fallen on towns near the Philippines’ most active volcano after energetic eruptions of lava from the crater. Mount Mayon in northeastern Albay province has been erupting more than two weeks, and 84,000 people who fled are staying in schools and other crowded … Continue reading Significant ash falls near erupting Philippine volcano