Minnesota Governor Dayton Announces Upcoming Vacancy on Minnesota Supreme Court

ST. PAUL, MN (STL.News) Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced today the commencement of a process to fill a vacancy on the Minnesota Supreme Court, created upon the United States Senate’s confirmation of the appointment of Associate Justice David R. Stras to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. “I congratulate Justice Stras, and thank him for … Continue reading Minnesota Governor Dayton Announces Upcoming Vacancy on Minnesota Supreme Court

Brewers boost bullpen, finalize $5M, 2-year deal with Albers

MILWAUKEE/January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Reliever Matt Albers has finalized a $5 million, two-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, who adding a veteran right-hander to help set up for All-Star closer Corey Knebel. The 35-year old is coming off a standout season in Washington, where he was a career-best 7-2 with a 1.62 ERA in 63 games. … Continue reading Brewers boost bullpen, finalize $5M, 2-year deal with Albers

Senate set to pass bill in response to sports doctor scandal

WASHINGTON/January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Senate is poised to respond to the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar by approving legislation that requires governing bodies for amateur athletics to quickly report claims of abuse to law enforcement. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the bill’s main sponsor, said at a press conference that the bill could … Continue reading Senate set to pass bill in response to sports doctor scandal

Gymnastics doctor to return to court for another sentence

LANSING, Mich./January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Larry Nassar, the sports doctor accused of sexually assaulting more than 150 women and girls, will be confronted again this week by scores of victims as he faces another prison sentence for molesting gymnasts, this time at an elite Michigan club run by an Olympic coach. Judge Janice Cunningham has set … Continue reading Gymnastics doctor to return to court for another sentence

Former Padres, Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers dies of cancer

SAN DIEGO/January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Kevin Towers was baseball’s version of a gunslinger, a seat-of-the-pants, throwback kind of guy who did whatever it took to make the San Diego Padres competitive, almost always with a limited payroll. A former first-round draft pick who blew out his elbow and never pitched in the major leagues, Towers advanced … Continue reading Former Padres, Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers dies of cancer

Homelessness, housing top agenda as lawmakers reconvene

HONOLULU/January 30, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Policies to alleviate Hawaii’s persistent homelessness problem and chronic housing shortage are expected to top the agenda when state lawmakers open a new legislative session this week. House Speaker Scott Saiki said they are complex issues that mostly require long-term approaches and also are expensive. “But our House members know … Continue reading Homelessness, housing top agenda as lawmakers reconvene

Aide: Pence won’t hesitate to criticize NKorea at Olympics

WASHINGTON/January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—An aide says Vice President Mike Pence won’t hesitate to criticize North Korea when he attends next month’s Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Pence’s deputy chief of staff, Jarrod Agen, said Tuesday: “No matter the circumstances or occasion, the Vice President will not hesitate to speak out against North Korea when they … Continue reading Aide: Pence won’t hesitate to criticize NKorea at Olympics

Report: Airbnb reduces housing availability, drives up rents

ALBANY, N.Y./ January 30, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — A report from critics of Airbnb says the vacation rental website is driving up home rental prices and reducing housing availability in New York City. The analysis published Monday comes from a researcher at McGill University in Montreal and was commissioned by the Hotel Trades Council, a hotel … Continue reading Report: Airbnb reduces housing availability, drives up rents