NEW YORK | Hannity shares world view with Trump, and lawyer, too

NEW YORK | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Sean Hannity shares a world view with President Donald Trump and on Monday it was revealed, with some reluctance, that he shares a lawyer, too. The Fox News Channel prime-time host is Trump’s most vocal defender on television, and a week ago he was on the air criticizing … Continue reading NEW YORK | Hannity shares world view with Trump, and lawyer, too

BEIJING | China’s Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

BEIJING | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) One of China’s top social networking sites announced Monday that it will no longer be censoring content related to gay issues after the plan triggered a loud public outcry. Weibo.com was flooded over the weekend with the hashtags “#I’mGay” and “#I’mGayNotaPervert” after the Twitter-like platform said that cartoons and … Continue reading BEIJING | China’s Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

MELBOURNE, Australia | Lawyers make final remarks in Australian cardinal’s sex case

MELBOURNE, Australia | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A lawyer for the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis told an Australian court on Tuesday that Cardinal George Pell could have been targeted with false accusations to punish him for the crimes of other clerics. Defense and prosecution lawyers … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Lawyers make final remarks in Australian cardinal’s sex case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Prosecutors in Cosby retrial build to conclusion of case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Prosecutors are building to the conclusion of their case against Bill Cosby with investigators and a pharmaceutical expert expected to take the stand beginning Tuesday in the comedian’s sexual assault retrial. The prosecution on Monday delivered a searing one-two punch as chief accuser Andrea Constand rejected defense allegations … Continue reading NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Prosecutors in Cosby retrial build to conclusion of case

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. | Trump to host Japan’s Abe amid strain over N. Korea, tariffs

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) President Donald Trump will play host to Japan’s Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago this week amid growing strain between the two countries over the president’s planned meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and his push for new tariffs. The visit will be an opportunity for … Continue reading WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. | Trump to host Japan’s Abe amid strain over N. Korea, tariffs

WASHINGTON | Defending Trump in Russia probe? It’s hardly a dream job

WASHINGTON | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Several prominent lawyers asked to help represent President Donald Trump in the last year have spurned the assignment at least partly out of concerns he wouldn’t pay his bills and doesn’t listen to legal advice, according to people familiar with the conversations. The result is that as investigators intensify … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Defending Trump in Russia probe? It’s hardly a dream job

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court hearing case about online sales tax collection

WASHINGTON | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Supreme Court is hearing arguments about whether a rule it announced decades ago in a case involving a catalog retailer should still apply in the age of the internet. The case on Tuesday focuses on businesses’ collection of sales tax on online purchases. Right now, under the decades-old … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court hearing case about online sales tax collection

WASHINGTON | Dems ready to back bid for House votes on immigration

WASHINGTON | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Virtually all Democrats are poised to join a group of Republicans calling for House votes this election year on immigration, an effort that seems unlikely to succeed but would cast a campaign-season spotlight on an issue Democrats think will help their Election Day prospects. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Dems ready to back bid for House votes on immigration