Boston Marathon giving runners access to elite racers’ music

BOSTON/March 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Boston Marathon is giving runners who use music as motivation free access to elite competitors’ playlists and tips. John Hancock, which sponsors the marathon, says it’s teamed up with Spotify to let participants in next month’s race listen to champion runners’ favorite music. Elite athletes contributing tracks to the … Continue reading Boston Marathon giving runners access to elite racers’ music

A frustrated Trump lashes out at special counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON/March 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump on Sunday took out his frustrations over the intensifying Russia investigation by lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller, signaling a possible shift away from a strategy of cooperating with a probe he believes is biased against him. In a series of weekend tweets naming Mueller for … Continue reading A frustrated Trump lashes out at special counsel Mueller

After broken hand, Flight of the Conchords tour postponed

NEW YORK /March 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The music comedy group Flight of the Conchords has postponed a series of tour dates after Bret McKenzie injured his hand in what he called a “very rock ‘n’ roll injury — falling down some stairs.” In a statement posted on the band’s website on Sunday, McKenzie said … Continue reading After broken hand, Flight of the Conchords tour postponed

Purdue wins without Haas, holds off Butler 76-73

DETROIT/March 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Dakota Mathias sank a 3-pointer with 14.2 seconds left and second-seeded Purdue, minus star center Isaac Haas, held off 10th-seeded Butler 76-73 on Sunday to reach the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive year. The Boilermakers (30-6) led by as many as 10 points in the second half, but Butler (21-14) … Continue reading Purdue wins without Haas, holds off Butler 76-73

Russian vote problems: Ballot stuffing, coercion, gimmicks

MOSCOW /March 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Social networks buzzed all day Sunday with videos, photos and firsthand accounts of voting violations in Russia‘s presidential election. Election authorities said they will investigate all irregularities and annul results where needed. But the breadth of the reports was striking, and they may cast a shadow on the victory … Continue reading Russian vote problems: Ballot stuffing, coercion, gimmicks

Results: Putin far ahead in fraud-tainted Russian vote

MOSCOW /March 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Early results and an exit poll showed that Vladimir Putin handily won a fourth term as Russia’s president Sunday, adding six years in the Kremlin for the man who has led the world’s largest country for all of the 21st century. The vote was tainted by widespread reports of … Continue reading Results: Putin far ahead in fraud-tainted Russian vote

Lawyers: Execution could be ‘gruesome’ due to rare condition

ST. LOUIS /March 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A condemned Missouri inmate faces a potentially “gruesome and painful” execution because of a rare medical condition that compromises the man’s veins and causes multiple tumors in his head and throat, his attorney said Sunday. Russell Bucklew is scheduled to die by injection Tuesday evening for killing a … Continue reading Lawyers: Execution could be ‘gruesome’ due to rare condition

NCAA Latest: Minus Haas, Purdue leads Butler 40-36 at half

/March 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 1:15 p.m. Purdue redshirt freshman Matt Haarms made the most of his opportunity to fill in for Isaac Haas, scoring 7 points and grabbing five rebounds in 17 minutes to help third-seeded Purdue lead 10th-seeded Butler 40-36 at … Continue reading NCAA Latest: Minus Haas, Purdue leads Butler 40-36 at half