Lawyer: Ammo dealer saw nothing suspicious in Vegas gunman

LAS VEGAS/January 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — An Arizona man who sold ammunition to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was disturbed that he didn’t spot any suspicious signs about his one-time customer, the man’s lawyer said Wednesday. Douglas Haig had no reason to believe Stephen Paddock would launch the Oct. … Continue reading Lawyer: Ammo dealer saw nothing suspicious in Vegas gunman

Pence touts tax cuts, slams Manchin in West Virginia

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va./January 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Vice President Mike Pence paid a visit Wednesday to a truck dealership in West Virginia, touting the tax cuts enacted by the Republican-controlled Congress while slamming the state’s Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who voted against the plan. Manchin faces re-election this year. Pence praised Republican Rep. Evan … Continue reading Pence touts tax cuts, slams Manchin in West Virginia

Royal audience as SpaceX launches satellite for Luxembourg

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— SpaceX had a royal audience as it launched a satellite for Luxembourg. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off late Wednesday afternoon from Cape Canaveral, Florida, hoisting GovSat-1 for the government of Luxembourg and SES, the European country’s prime satellite operator. The satellite will support both military and civilian security efforts. … Continue reading Royal audience as SpaceX launches satellite for Luxembourg

U.S. Department of Defense’s Network Defense Headquarters Achieves Full Operational Capability

FORT MEADE, MD (STL.News) The U.S. Cyber Command component responsible for securing, operating and defending the Defense Department’s complex infrastructure of roughly 15,000 networks with 3 million users has achieved full operational capability. Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Network reached the milestone after three years of building capacity and capability to secure, operate and … Continue reading U.S. Department of Defense’s Network Defense Headquarters Achieves Full Operational Capability

New Mexico bill would force students to apply to college

SANTA FE, N.M. /January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— New Mexico‘s high school juniors would required to apply to at least one college or show they have committed to other post-high school plans as part of a new high school graduation requirement proposed by two state lawmakers that would be the first statewide push of its kind in … Continue reading New Mexico bill would force students to apply to college

Buckeye, Arizona Lands $1B Electric Semi-Truck Plant, 2,000 Jobs

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Nikola Motor Company today announced the company has selected Buckeye, Arizona for its Nikola Motor Company hydrogen-electric semi-truck manufacturing headquarters facility.  The new 500 acre, one million square foot facility will be located on the west side of Phoenix and will bring more than $1 billion … Continue reading Buckeye, Arizona Lands $1B Electric Semi-Truck Plant, 2,000 Jobs

Democrats lag GOP in fundraising despite anti-Trump energy

TLANTA/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Democratic National Committee still lagged its Republican rivals in fundraising despite the left’s grassroots energy since President Donald Trump’s election. But financial disclosure reports at the start of this election year also showed other Democratic groups and many individual candidates in stronger positions. Republicans said the RNC’s financial strength will yield … Continue reading Democrats lag GOP in fundraising despite anti-Trump energy

National Book Awards add translation category

NEW YORK January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—Starting this fall, works in translation will get a spotlight at the National Book Awards. The National Book Foundation announced Wednesday that it has started a category for best translated literature, awarding a work of fiction or nonfiction translated into English and released in the U.S. The new prize … Continue reading National Book Awards add translation category