Ex-guerrilla launches historic presidential bid in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia/January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Former guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono was once one of Colombia’s most-wanted men. Now he is a presidential contender. The graying, spectacled man best known by his alias Timochenko launched his bid Saturday to lead the government he once battled from the jungle with a celebratory campaign kickoff featuring giant posters, colorful … Continue reading Ex-guerrilla launches historic presidential bid in Colombia

Audio emerges of Netanyahu’s wife raging over media story

JERUSALEM/January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A recording of Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife raging at an aide surfaced on Sunday creating a new headache for Israel’s embattled premier. Sara Netanyahu is heard complaining that a gossip column about her did not mention her educational credentials. She is heard yelling: “I am an ed-u-ca-ted woman! A psy-cho-lo-gist! B.A! M.A!” She … Continue reading Audio emerges of Netanyahu’s wife raging over media story

Teacher killed in space shuttle Challenger disaster honored

CONCORD, N.H/January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— New Hampshire has proclaimed a day in tribute to a local teacher who died in the NASA space shuttle Challenger disaster decades ago. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu (soo-NOO’-noo) said Sunday would be known as Christa McAuliffe Day in honor of the Concord (KAHN’-kard) woman selected to become the first educator in … Continue reading Teacher killed in space shuttle Challenger disaster honored

Jordan marks handover of 12 US Black Hawk helicopters

ZARQA, Jordan/January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Jordan has marked the U.S. delivery of 12 Black Hawk helicopters over the past nine months with a military ceremony, including a hostage rescue drill and a flyover. The helicopters are meant to help secure the borders of Jordan against external threats, including from Islamic State extremists in neighboring Syria and … Continue reading Jordan marks handover of 12 US Black Hawk helicopters

5 killed in shooting at Pennsylvania car wash

January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)-State police say three men and two women have been found dead in a shooting at a Pennsylvania car wash. The shooting occurred shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday in the Melcroft community of Saltlick Township, about 55 miles (89 kilometers) southeast of Pittsburgh. Police said Sunday they have no motive yet for the … Continue reading 5 killed in shooting at Pennsylvania car wash

Egyptian opposition figures say boycott presidential vote

CAIRO/January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Five opposition figures, including a 2012 presidential candidate and two top campaign aides for now-arrested presidential hopeful Sami Annan, called on Sunday for a boycott of the March vote, saying it has lost all credibility. In a statement, they also called on Egyptians not to recognize the presidential vote’s outcome if it … Continue reading Egyptian opposition figures say boycott presidential vote

‘Maze Runner’ installment tops charts, Oscars pics get boost

LOS ANGELES/January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is the highest grossing film of the weekend, but according to studio estimates Sunday, many moviegoers also chose the first weekend after Oscar nominations to catch up with some awards contenders like “The Shape of Water” which had its highest grossing frame with $5.7 million. In … Continue reading ‘Maze Runner’ installment tops charts, Oscars pics get boost

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio fires chief of staff

WASHINGTON/January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced that he fired his chief of staff after getting reports of “improper conduct” with subordinate staffers. The statement from Rubio’s office was released Saturday evening. His office did not respond to requests for details on Sunday. “I had sufficient evidence to conclude that while employed by this office, … Continue reading Florida Sen. Marco Rubio fires chief of staff