Puerto Rico warns of 11 percent GDP drop in new fiscal plan

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/January 25, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Puerto Rico’s governor has submitted a revised fiscal plan that estimates that the U.S. Caribbean territory’s economy will shrink by 11 percent and its population drop by nearly 8 percent next year. The proposal released early Thursday doesn’t set aside any money to pay creditors in the next five … Continue reading Puerto Rico warns of 11 percent GDP drop in new fiscal plan

FSIS Public Health Alert – Chicken & Pork Products Produced without Inspection

WASHINGTON D.C. (STL.News) The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert because Pigeon Caterers, Inc., doing business as Carnival Brands, a New Orleans, LA establishment, produced and distributed approximately 140 pounds of a chicken and pork product without the benefit of federal inspection.  A possibility … Continue reading FSIS Public Health Alert – Chicken & Pork Products Produced without Inspection

The Latest: IMF’s Lagarde warns of complacency on economy

DAVOS, Switzerland/January 25, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Optimism about the global economy is widespread at this year’s World Economic Forum. But Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, is warning about growing complacency now that the global economy is powering … Continue reading The Latest: IMF’s Lagarde warns of complacency on economy

Survey: Being a female artist in pop is a ‘lonely’ field

NEW YORK/January 25, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A new survey of pop charts over the past six years finds that men overwhelmingly dominate the ranks of artists and songwriters and that 2017 represented a six-year low for female artists. University of Southern California researchers released a study on Thursday that shows women comprised just 22.4 percent of artists … Continue reading Survey: Being a female artist in pop is a ‘lonely’ field

St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, January 25, 2018

St Louis Weather Conditions, Forecast & Air Quality Index readings published by STL.News ST LOUIS, MO/January 25, 2018 (STL.News) St Louis weather conditions & forecast readings from the St. Louis Lambert International Airport at 4:51 a.m at Latitude: 38.75°N, Longitude: 90.37°W – Elevation 604 feet.  Forecast is provided by the National Weather Service (N.W.S.). Current … Continue reading St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, January 25, 2018

EU court rules against sexuality test for asylum-seekers

BRUSSELS/January 25, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The European Union’s top court says that asylum-seekers in the bloc shouldn’t be psychologically tested on their sexual orientation as part of the procedure to grant them protection. The EU Court of Justice ruled Thursday that such a psychological report “is disproportionate” in relation to the objective. The court made the ruling … Continue reading EU court rules against sexuality test for asylum-seekers

Nassar deemed ‘serial’ sex abuser; investigations ongoing

LANSING, Mich/January 25, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Once-renowned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar listened silently as a prosecutor deemed him “possibly the most prolific serial child sex abuser in history” and a judge sentenced him to decades in prison for molesting some of the sport’s top athletes, capping an extraordinary hearing during which more than 150 women and girls … Continue reading Nassar deemed ‘serial’ sex abuser; investigations ongoing

Datsyuk, Kovalchuk lead Russian Olympic hockey team

MOSCOW/January 25, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Former NHL players Pavel Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk will lead the hockey team of the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” at the Pyeongchang Games. It’s the fifth Olympics for both Datsyuk and Kovalchuk. They will be on a team drawn entirely from the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League. The Russian roster — for a … Continue reading Datsyuk, Kovalchuk lead Russian Olympic hockey team