South Sudan artists protest civil war with peace campaign

JUBA, South Sudan (AP)(STL.News) — Musicians played lively tunes in South Sudan’s capital, and pedestrians and market shoppers watched the impromptu concert with curiosity. A soldier in desert camouflage walked around, surveying the scene. As the drumming grew more insistent, the audience stood silent and motionless seemingly afraid to join the fun. Then the soldier … Continue reading South Sudan artists protest civil war with peace campaign

The Latest: Shoppers out looking for deals on Black Friday

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Black Friday Holiday shopping (all times Eastern): 10:15 a.m. Dana Sari has finished all of her holiday shopping online. But she and her mother kept to their decades-old tradition of spending Black Friday together. They arrived at the relatively quiet MacArthur Center mall in downtown Norfolk, Virginia, shortly … Continue reading The Latest: Shoppers out looking for deals on Black Friday

AP Interview: Usain Bolt talks about his new documentary

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Usain Bolt is now a movie star. He refuses to say he’s an actor. Such a distinction is important for the Jamaican sprinting great and nine-time Olympic champion. Until his competitive career ends next year, Bolt will continue playing only one role — that of the world’s fastest man, someone who … Continue reading AP Interview: Usain Bolt talks about his new documentary

‘Jurassic World’ comes alive at Philadelphia exhibit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dinosaurs in museums tend to be of the fossilized variety, but a new exhibit in Philadelphia is bringing the creatures and their world to life. “Jurassic World: The Exhibition” opens at the Franklin Institute on Friday. Based on the blockbuster dinosaur movie franchise, the experience mixes the vibe of a theme park … Continue reading ‘Jurassic World’ comes alive at Philadelphia exhibit

Guice runs for LSU-record 285 yards, No. 25 Tigers roll

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Steady chants of: “Keep coach O” streamed out of LSU’s locker room after the 25th-ranked Tigers got a 54-39 win over No. 22 Texas A&M on Thursday night. It’s clear the LSU’s players want interim coach Ed Orgeron to remain in charge. The question is what the school’s administration plans … Continue reading Guice runs for LSU-record 285 yards, No. 25 Tigers roll

Long Song: Aretha’s anthem gobbles Thanksgiving conversation

DETROIT (AP)(STL.News) — Aretha’s – Aretha Franklin’s lengthy version of the national anthem ahead of the Detroit Lions-Minnesota Vikings matchup may have been as much a topic at Thanksgiving dinner as the game itself. Franklin’s “Star Spangled Banner” clocked in at 4-minutes, 35 seconds on Thursday. That’s compared to about 2-minutes, 20 seconds for Whitney … Continue reading Long Song: Aretha’s anthem gobbles Thanksgiving conversation

Sensors to measure ‘fan quakes’ at Michigan-Ohio State game

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)(STL.News) — Ohio Stadium is sure to be rocking on Saturday when Ohio State and Michigan take the football field, and geologists will find out just how much through the use of seismographs. Ohio State and Miami University professors teamed up with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to devise the “FanQuakes Magnitude … Continue reading Sensors to measure ‘fan quakes’ at Michigan-Ohio State game

The Latest: Trump aide notes opposition to Romney in Cabinet

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump’s transition. (All times EST) 6:30 a.m. A top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump has gone on Twitter to note opposition among some of his supporters to selection of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as secretary of state. In a pair of posts on her verified Twitter … Continue reading The Latest: Trump aide notes opposition to Romney in Cabinet