Last Cuban doctor defectors arrive in US after policy change

MIAMI (AP)(STL.News) — Yoandri Pavot applied just in time for a visa under a recently scrapped U.S. policy that had long welcomed doctors from Cuba who defected while on assignment in third countries. Pavot and other Cuban doctors arriving this week in Miami under the now canceled policy called the Cuban Medical Professionals Parole said … Continue reading Last Cuban doctor defectors arrive in US after policy change

Russian hackers get burned in deal with Russia’s spy agency

MOSCOW (AP)(STL.News) — For several years a group of hackers have been posting letters and documents stolen from senior Russian officials with impunity. And then the nation’s spy agency tracked them down and offered them a deal. A member of the Shaltai Boltai (Humpty Dumpty) group said in an interview broadcast Thursday that the hackers … Continue reading Russian hackers get burned in deal with Russia’s spy agency

Once-reviled scavenger bird now the pride of its Indian home

GAUHATI, India (AP)(STL.News) — The greater adjutant stork used to be an object of revulsion in northeast India. It’s not a pretty bird, with its large, dull-orange bill and gray, black and white plumage. A carnivore and scavenger, it left bits of dead animals in its nests. People thought it brought bad luck, so they … Continue reading Once-reviled scavenger bird now the pride of its Indian home

Valentine’s Day Specials at Candicci’s Restaurant, Ballwin, MO

Valentine’s Day Specials at Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar for more than 36 years BALLWIN, MO/February 9, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) Valentine’s Day Specials – Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar, located in Ballwin, MO, has announced their menu for Valentine’s Day 2017.  The specials are available beginning Friday, February 10th thru Tuesday, February 14.  Reservations are highly recommended. Candicci’s … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Specials at Candicci’s Restaurant, Ballwin, MO

Murphy-led Minnesota outlasts Iowa 101-89 in 2OT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)(STL.News) — The Minnesota Gophers were overdue for a tight-game victory like this. The Iowa Hawkeyes made them work extra for it. Jordan Murphy scored a career-high 25 points with 19 rebounds and four blocks, Nate Mason had 25 points and seven assists with only one turnover and Minnesota outlasted Iowa 101-89 in double … Continue reading Murphy-led Minnesota outlasts Iowa 101-89 in 2OT

Developer poised to complete Dakota Access oil pipeline

  CANNON BALL, N.D./February 9, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has promised to quickly resume construction of the long-delayed project that would route oil under a North Dakota reservoir, even as American Indian activists vowed to take legal action to protect their water supply. The Army granted Energy Transfer Partners … Continue reading Developer poised to complete Dakota Access oil pipeline

Trump vs Nordstrom: The latest bout raising ethical concerns

NEW YORK/February 9, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Donald Trump just can’t seem to separate the presidency from his family’s businesses. Whereas other presidents took pains to avoid even the appearance of using their office for private gain, Trump is pushing the limits. He met with Indian business partners before his inauguration, and decided to hold on … Continue reading Trump vs Nordstrom: The latest bout raising ethical concerns

Global shares higher, Japan slips ahead of Abe-Trump summit

TOKYO/February 9, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Global shares were mostly higher Thursday though Japan’s benchmark skidded as the dollar held steady ahead of meetings between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 inched 0.1 percent higher to 7,195.86 and Germany’s DAX was up 0.2 percent at 11,570.31. The CAC 40 … Continue reading Global shares higher, Japan slips ahead of Abe-Trump summit