Mischa Zverev fined $36,000 for retirement at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Mischa Zverev was fined $36,000 at the Australian Open on Tuesday for a poor performance in his first-round match against Hyeon Chung, the largest penalty ever assessed to an individual during a Grand Slam tournament for an on-site transgression. Zverev was punished under a new rule implemented by the … Continue reading Mischa Zverev fined $36,000 for retirement at Aussie Open

Gay couple sues US for denying citizenship to 1 twin son

LOS ANGELES/January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Ethan and Aiden Dvash-Banks are toddler twins who share almost everything: the same toys, the same nursery, the same clothes and the same parents. Everything but a toothbrush and U.S. citizenship. To remedy what their parents, a gay married couple, view as an injustice, Ethan Dvash-Banks became a plaintiff … Continue reading Gay couple sues US for denying citizenship to 1 twin son

Indonesian troops show off snake-handling skills for Mattis

JAKARTA, Indonesia/January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis got an up-close look at Indonesian commandos — including soldiers walking on fire and breaking bricks with their heads. The commandos performed for Mattis at the conclusion of a two-day visit in which Mattis expressed interest in closer U.S. contacts with Indonesia special forces. … Continue reading Indonesian troops show off snake-handling skills for Mattis

China tries to quell protests over failed investment scheme

BEIJING/January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Chinese authorities are struggling to quell protests following the collapse of an investment scheme police say took as much as $4.7 billion from millions of depositors. The implosion of Qianbao.com adds to a string of failures of Chinese financial ventures blamed on fraud or mismanagement that have prompted protests and … Continue reading China tries to quell protests over failed investment scheme

Missouri REALTORS® Converge in Jefferson City for Annual Capitol Conference

COLUMBIA, MO (STL.News) Over 400 REALTORS® from across the state gathered in Jefferson City on January 17 for Missouri REALTORS® thirty-eighth annual Capitol Conference.  This conference provided REALTORS® the opportunity to meet with their elected officials to discuss issues of importance that are current to the real estate industry. The day began with a first-time conference attendee training, … Continue reading Missouri REALTORS® Converge in Jefferson City for Annual Capitol Conference

Under criticism from Trump, FBI director shakes up staff

WASHINGTON/January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — FBI Director Christopher Wray is making changes to his senior leadership team, as President Donald Trump has continued to attack the bureau for perceived biases against him and has been calling for a shakeup at the top. Officials said Tuesday that Wray, who started the job in August, is replacing … Continue reading Under criticism from Trump, FBI director shakes up staff

Young’s 26 help No. 12 Oklahoma top No. 5 Kansas 85-80

NORMAN, Okla. /January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Trae Young had 26 points and nine assists, and No. 12 Oklahoma rallied to beat No. 5 Kansas 85-80 on Tuesday night. Young, the nation’s leader in scoring and assists, struggled with efficiency in losses to Kansas State and Oklahoma State last week. Against Kansas, the freshman point guard … Continue reading Young’s 26 help No. 12 Oklahoma top No. 5 Kansas 85-80

US pulled multiple ways in Syria as Islamic State recedes

WASHINGTON /January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  For the last few years, the United States could neatly sum its objective in Syria in a single, uncontroversial bullet point: fighting the Islamic State group. Now that the extremists have been squeezed from all but the last bits of their former territory, the Trump administration is struggling to … Continue reading US pulled multiple ways in Syria as Islamic State recedes