Powerful GOP Appropriations chair Frelinghuysen to retire

WASHINGTON/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Veteran Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, the powerful chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, announced Monday that he will not seek re-election and will retire at the end of his term. The New Jersey Republican was facing his first competitive re-election race in decades and joins a growing roster of GOP veterans who are … Continue reading Powerful GOP Appropriations chair Frelinghuysen to retire

IS attack on military academy in Afghan capital kills 11

KABUL, Afghanistan/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Islamic State militants attacked Afghan soldiers guarding a military academy in the capital on Monday, killing at least 11 troops and wounding 16. The attack, which began before dawn and continued well past daybreak, was the latest in a wave of relentless violence in Kabul this month unleashed by the Taliban … Continue reading IS attack on military academy in Afghan capital kills 11

Spain: Dozens of children among 329 migrants rescued at sea

MADRID/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Spanish officials say more than 300 people including newborns have been rescued from a wooden fishing boat off Libya’s coast and taken to an Italian port. The Defense Ministry said water was flooding the boat when rescuers reached it Saturday northeast of the Libyan town of Misrata. The ministry said a Spanish … Continue reading Spain: Dozens of children among 329 migrants rescued at sea

Virginia pulls closer to top-ranked Villanova in AP Top 25

January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)-No. 2 Virginia has pulled closer to its first No. 1 ranking in 35 years. The Cavaliers received 17 of 65 first-place votes from a media panel in the AP Top 25 released on Monday. Villanova remained No. 1 for the fourth straight week, receiving 47 first-place votes. Virginia (20-1, 9-0 ACC) shut … Continue reading Virginia pulls closer to top-ranked Villanova in AP Top 25

Alex Azar sworn in as secretary of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Alex Azar (AY’-zahr) has been sworn in as President Donald Trump’s second health secretary. The former drug company executive and official in George W. Bush’s administration succeeds former Republican Georgia congressman Tom Price, who resigned last fall following an outcry over his use of costly private charter aircraft for official travel. Azar’s … Continue reading Alex Azar sworn in as secretary of Health and Human Services

28-Year Commercial Real Estate Veteran Matt Bear Launches Investment Services Firm Bear Real Estate Advisors

LAS VEGAS/Jan. 29, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Matt Bear, a commercial real estate veteran with nearly three decades of investment services experience, today announced the launch of Bear Real Estate Advisors LLC, a boutique real estate investment firm. The firm focuses on IRS Section 1031 exchange buyer representation, national single-tenant investment sales and acquisitions, net lease investments, … Continue reading 28-Year Commercial Real Estate Veteran Matt Bear Launches Investment Services Firm Bear Real Estate Advisors

US downhiller Steven Nyman to miss Olympics with knee injury

January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)-Three-time U.S. Olympic ski racer Steven Nyman will miss the Pyeonchang Games after tearing a ligament in his right knee during downhill training almost a year to the day after injuring his left knee on the same mountain. He sustained the season-ending injury to his right ACL during preparation in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, before … Continue reading US downhiller Steven Nyman to miss Olympics with knee injury

Day beats Noren on 6th playoff hole to win Farmers

SAN DIEGO/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Jason Day sank an 18-inch birdie putt on the sixth playoff hole to beat Alex Noren and win the Farmers Insurance Open in front of empty grandstands on No. 18 at Torrey Pines. Day and Noren had to return Monday morning after grinding through five playoff holes Sunday before it got … Continue reading Day beats Noren on 6th playoff hole to win Farmers