Researchers: Warm Pacific water led to vast seabird die-off

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)(STL.News) — A year after tens of thousands of common murres, an abundant North Pacific seabird, starved and washed ashore on beaches from California to Alaska, researchers have pinned the cause to unusually warm ocean temperatures that affected the tiny fish they eat. Elevated temperatures in seawater affected wildlife in a pair of … Continue reading Researchers: Warm Pacific water led to vast seabird die-off

12.2 million sign up for ‘Obamacare’ despite its problems

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — More than 12.2 million people have signed up for coverage nationwide this year under the Obama-era health care law even with the uncertainty created by President Donald Trump’s vow to repeal and replace it. A count by The Associated Press shows that many consumers returned to the program despite its problems. Aside … Continue reading 12.2 million sign up for ‘Obamacare’ despite its problems

Spieth not afraid to call out professional autograph seekers

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — Jordan Spieth was soaked by rain, beaten by wind and ready to begin the half-mile trek back to the Monterey Peninsula clubhouse after the horn sounded to suspend play in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. That’s when a woman behind the ropes near the 17th tee asked for a picture. … Continue reading Spieth not afraid to call out professional autograph seekers

Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban

SAN FRANCISCO/February 10, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, unanimously rejecting the administration’s claim of presidential authority, questioning its motives and concluding that the order was unlikely to survive legal challenges. The three judges of the San Francisco-based 9th … Continue reading Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban

Spectacular Four Course Meals at Jilly’s Cupcake Bar and Cafe

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Sweetest Way – Jilly’s Cupcake Bar and Cafe ST. LOUIS, MO/February 9, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) Jilly’s Cupcake Bar and Cafe – After Christmas, Valentine’s Day, is the most celebrated day of the year in the U.S.  Diners start making their romantic and fun holiday reservations for the weekend before, and continue all … Continue reading Spectacular Four Course Meals at Jilly’s Cupcake Bar and Cafe

Trump shows interest in privatizing air traffic control

WASHINGTON/February 9, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump told airline and airport executives Thursday that he is interested in privatizing America’s air traffic control system and improving the nation’s airports and roads, which he called obsolete. Trump also promised to roll back government regulations and said he will announce a plan in the next three … Continue reading Trump shows interest in privatizing air traffic control

Strong company earnings drive US stock indexes to new highs

February 9, 2017 (STL.News) Strong company earnings put investors in a buying mood Thursday, lifting the major U.S. stock indexes to record highs. Banks and other financial companies led the rally as bond yields rose. Energy also notched big gains as crude oil prices rose. Utilities and materials lagged the broader market. Traders have been … Continue reading Strong company earnings drive US stock indexes to new highs

Aretha is retiring: Singer plans 1 more album

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — At 74, the Queen of Soul has decided to take it a little easier. Aretha Franklin is planning to retire this year, she told Detroit TV station WDIV Local 4, the city’s NBC affiliate. The singer says she will make one more album, with several tracks produced by Stevie Wonder, and … Continue reading Aretha is retiring: Singer plans 1 more album