Second part of ancient Egyptian statue lifted from site

CAIRO (AP)(STL.News) — The three-ton torso of a massive statue that may be of one of Egypt’s most famous pharaohs was lifted Monday from mud and groundwater where it was recently discovered in a Cairo suburb. The torso was pulled by a crane as dozens of workers supported it while being moved to dry land … Continue reading Second part of ancient Egyptian statue lifted from site

Conway suggests surveillance of Trump went beyond phones

WASHINGTON/March 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is suggesting that alleged government surveillance of Donald Trump during his campaign may have gone beyond the president’s accusation that former President Barack Obama had his phones tapped. Conway tells New Jersey’s Bergen County Record (http://usat.ly/2midV4y) “there are many ways to surveil each other.” … Continue reading Conway suggests surveillance of Trump went beyond phones

Berlin ground staff strike, hundreds of flights canceled

BERLIN/March 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) Flights Canceled — Ground staff at Berlin’s two airports went on strike Monday for the second time in four days, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. The ver.di union called on staff at the Tegel and Schoenefeld airports to walk out from 4 a.m. (0300 GMT) Monday until 5 a.m. … Continue reading Berlin ground staff strike, hundreds of flights canceled

Report: Park’s advisers offer to resign after her ouster

SEOUL, South Korea/March 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The senior advisers to ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye offered to resign on Monday, news reports said, three days after the country’s Constitutional Court formally ended her rule over a corruption scandal. Park, whose power had been suspended in a parliamentary impeachment vote in December, was formally … Continue reading Report: Park’s advisers offer to resign after her ouster

March Madness: Tears, double takes, and then Northwestern

March 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) There were tears in Syracuse, head-scratching about Duke and more than a few double takes at Wichita State. At Northwestern, they simply celebrated. On a Selection Sunday that was more about minor quibbles than pure outrage, Northwestern’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament in program history stole the headlines — reminding … Continue reading March Madness: Tears, double takes, and then Northwestern

Nor’easter to bring heavy snow, strong winds to Northeast

NEW YORK/March 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A powerful nor’easter could bring blizzard conditions and more than a foot of snow to some parts of the Northeast, proving that winter is not done yet. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard watch from late Monday night through Tuesday evening for New York City and parts of … Continue reading Nor’easter to bring heavy snow, strong winds to Northeast

Asian shares mostly higher on cheer over US jobs report

TOKYO/March 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Shares started the week on a high note in Asia on Monday after a strong U.S. jobs report helped drive benchmarks higher on Wall Street. A report of weakness in machinery orders in January cast a pall over trading in Tokyo. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock index rose 0.2 … Continue reading Asian shares mostly higher on cheer over US jobs report

Republicans dismiss upcoming budget analysis of health plan

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — Republicans on Sunday dismissed an upcoming Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that more Americans will be uninsured under a proposal to dismantle Barack Obama’s health law, despite President Donald Trump’s promise of universal coverage. Meanwhile, GOP opponents from the right and center hardened their positions against the Trump-backed legislation. … Continue reading Republicans dismiss upcoming budget analysis of health plan