Report: Trump wanted Mueller fired, backed off

WASHINGTON/January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  President Donald Trump ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller last June, but he backed off the order after White House lawyer Don McGahn threatened to resign, according to a report Thursday in The New York Times. The newspaper reports that Trump demanded Mueller’s firing just weeks after the … Continue reading Report: Trump wanted Mueller fired, backed off

Ovechkin scores 30th, helps Capitals snap 3-game skid

SUNRISE, Fla./January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Alex Ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the season and got his 500th career assist to help the Washington Capitals snap a three-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Ovechkin is the sixth player in NHL history with at least 30 goals in … Continue reading Ovechkin scores 30th, helps Capitals snap 3-game skid

Detective: Neighbors heard ex-con kill mother, stepfather

PHOENIX/January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A convicted felon accused of serial killings in Arizona fatally shot his mother in the apartment they shared and then had an argument with his stepfather before killing him, a police detective testified Thursday. Neighbors of Cleophus Cooksey Jr., 35, heard the gunshots on Dec. 17 that are believed to … Continue reading Detective: Neighbors heard ex-con kill mother, stepfather

Malkin, Crosby lead Penguins past Wild 6-3

PITTSBURGH /January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Evgeni Malkin scored two power-play goals and Sidney Crosby had three assists to reach another career milestone as the Pittsburgh Penguins topped the Minnesota Wild 6-3 on Thursday night. Malkin, who has 23 goals, added an assist to give him 16 goals and 31 points in his last 24 games. … Continue reading Malkin, Crosby lead Penguins past Wild 6-3

Execution delayed for Alabama inmate in ’85 officer killing

MONTGOMERY, Ala. /January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday halted the execution of Alabama inmate Vernon Madison after attorneys argued that dementia had left the 67-year-old unable to remember killing a police officer three decades ago. Justices issued the stay on the same evening that Madison was scheduled to receive a … Continue reading Execution delayed for Alabama inmate in ’85 officer killing

Trump plan offers citizenship path to 1.8 million immigrants

WASHINGTON/January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The White House unveiled a proposal Thursday that provides a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million young immigrants living in the country illegally, in exchange for new restrictions on legal immigration and $25 billion in border security. The plan was applauded by some in Congress, but blasted by conservative activists … Continue reading Trump plan offers citizenship path to 1.8 million immigrants

Oldest son of 13 captive children was star college student

LOS ANGELES/January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The oldest son of the California siblings who authorities say were tortured by their parents, chained to their beds and so malnourished their growth was stunted had excelled at his community college and had been named to the honor roll for two semesters, school officials said Thursday. The son, who … Continue reading Oldest son of 13 captive children was star college student

Congressman who settled complaint won’t seek re-election

HARRISBURG, Pa./January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania who settled a former aide’s sexual harassment complaint with taxpayer money told Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday that he will not seek re-election, according to a spokesman for Ryan. The complaint by a former aide three decades younger than U.S. Rep. Pat … Continue reading Congressman who settled complaint won’t seek re-election