PHILADELPHIA | DA wants Meek Mill conviction tossed, but he remains jailed

PHILADELPHIA | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   Rapper Meek Mill’s drug and gun convictions should be thrown out and he should be granted a new trial, prosecutors said in court Monday in an announcement that led his supporters outside to break into an impromptu dance party. Judge Genece Brinkley refused to free him on bail Monday … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | DA wants Meek Mill conviction tossed, but he remains jailed

ENGLEWOOD, Colo | AP Source: Denver Broncos release C.J. Anderson

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.| April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that running back C.J. Anderson has been released by the Denver Broncos. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t officially announced Anderson’s departure, which was first reported by the NFL Network. The move clears a … Continue reading ENGLEWOOD, Colo | AP Source: Denver Broncos release C.J. Anderson

MOSCOW | Rooster thrown on soccer field in Russia to abuse coach

MOSCOW | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   A rooster was thrown onto the field in Russia’s second-tier soccer league as an apparent act of homophobic abuse against a coach. Footage from Sunday’s game between Fakel Voronezh and Luch-Energiya Vladivostok shows a fan picking up the apparently distressed bird, taking it to the front of the stand, and … Continue reading MOSCOW | Rooster thrown on soccer field in Russia to abuse coach

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court again refuses to hear Blagojevich appeal

WASHINGTON  | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   The Supreme Court for the second time has refused to hear an appeal by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his corruption convictions. The justices didn’t comment Monday in letting stand the convictions and 14-year prison term the 61-year-old is serving. His scheduled release date is 2024. Blagojevich’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court again refuses to hear Blagojevich appeal

PHILADELPHIA | Starbucks CEO hopes to meet with men arrested in Philly shop

PHILADELPHIA  | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   The CEO of Starbucks arrived in Philadelphia hoping to meet with two black men who were arrested when the coffee chain’s employees called 911 and said they were trespassing, while about two dozen chanting protesters took over the shop Monday. “I would like to have a dialogue with them … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Starbucks CEO hopes to meet with men arrested in Philly shop

Strong Growth Outlook Persists Even As Risks Rise

WASHINGTON/ April 16, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Full-year 2018 economic growth is expected to come in at a still-strong 2.7 percent even as downside risks stemming from trade policy have risen, according to the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research Group’s April 2018 Economic and Housing Outlook. The ESR Group’s latest forecast is one-tenth lower than … Continue reading Strong Growth Outlook Persists Even As Risks Rise

NEW YORK | Beyonce gives $100,000 to 4 historically black colleges

NEW YORK  | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   Beyonce paid tribute to historically black colleges during her groundbreaking Coachella performance, and now the singer is donating $100,000 to four black universities. The superstar singer announced Monday the Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018-2019 academic year through her BeyGOOD initiative. She plans to give $25,000 each … Continue reading NEW YORK | Beyonce gives $100,000 to 4 historically black colleges