New Kansas governor faces skeptical lawmakers, schools fight

TOPEKA, Kan/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Republican Jeff Colyer prepared to take over as Kansas’ next governor Wednesday facing a skeptical GOP-controlled Legislature that is deeply divided over a court order to increase state spending on public schools. Ahead of Colyer’s swearing-in, a top Republican lawmaker urged him to push for a long-term settlement of ongoing legal … Continue reading New Kansas governor faces skeptical lawmakers, schools fight

Hard-nosed ex-Michigan governor to lead Michigan State

LANSING, Mich/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Michigan State University turned to a hard-nosed former governor and alumnus on Wednesday to right the ship following scathing criticism over former doctor Larry Nassar’s ability to molest young female athletes for decades under the guise of medical treatment. The board of trustees named former Republican Gov. John Engler the school’s … Continue reading Hard-nosed ex-Michigan governor to lead Michigan State

Moment of silence set to honor Memphis sanitation workers

MEMPHIS, Tenn/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Rain was falling in Memphis, Tennessee, when two sanitation workers picking up trash sought shelter in the back of a city garbage truck on Feb. 1, 1968. The poorly-maintained truck’s compactor malfunctioned, crushing Echol Cole and Robert Walker to death. Fed up with bad working conditions, low pay and a lack … Continue reading Moment of silence set to honor Memphis sanitation workers

3 dead, 2 injured as helicopter crashes into California home

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Three people were killed and two others were injured when a helicopter crashed into a house in a suburban Southern California neighborhood just a few minutes after taking off, officials said. The helicopter crashed into the house with such force that it was barely recognizable. The crushed metal sat in … Continue reading 3 dead, 2 injured as helicopter crashes into California home

AARP Releases Consumer Insights Survey on Nutrition and Brain Health

WASHINGTON/ Jan. 31, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — Adults age 40-plus who say they eat healthy foods most of the time are twice as likely to rate their brain health and mental sharpness as “excellent” or “very good” compared to adults who rarely eat a healthy diet (77% vs. 39%), according to a new AARP consumer survey on … Continue reading AARP Releases Consumer Insights Survey on Nutrition and Brain Health

Warsaw official moves to ban anti-Israeli demonstration

WARSAW, Poland/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A Warsaw governor took steps Wednesday to prevent a far-right protest outside the Israeli Embassy by banning traffic in the area, citing security concerns. Soon after the announcement, organizers said they were abandoning the protest because they don’t want to clash with state authorities. The National Movement group had called for … Continue reading Warsaw official moves to ban anti-Israeli demonstration

Situs RERC, Deloitte and National Association of REALTORS® Announce Release of 2018 Annual Forecast Report

NEW YORK/ Jan. 31, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Situs RERC, Deloitte and the National Association of REALTORS® announce the release of their annual forecast report: Expectations & Market Realities in Real Estate 2018 – Stability in a Risk Environment. This report reviews 2017 CRE trends in the economy, capital markets, residential and commercial real estate (CRE) and … Continue reading Situs RERC, Deloitte and National Association of REALTORS® Announce Release of 2018 Annual Forecast Report

The Latest: Schiff says Russia memo doesn’t vindicate Trump

WASHINGTON/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on investigations into contacts between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. (all times local): 9:31 a.m. Rep. Adam Schiff, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, says there is nothing in a classified Republican memo on the Russia investigation that vindicates President Donald Trump. He says Rep. Devin Nunes … Continue reading The Latest: Schiff says Russia memo doesn’t vindicate Trump