When Amazon’s cloud storage fails, lots of people get wet

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Usually people don’t notice the “cloud” — unless, that is, it turns into a massive storm. Which was the case Tuesday when Amazon’s huge cloud-computing service suffered a major outage. Amazon Web Services, by far the world’s largest provider of internet-based computing services, suffered an unspecified breakdown in its eastern U.S. … Continue reading When Amazon’s cloud storage fails, lots of people get wet

Golf unveils a modern set of rules to make it easier to play

MEXICO CITY (AP)(STL.News) — Golf’s two governing bodies released a draft of modern rules Wednesday aimed at bringing common sense to what can be a complicated sport. The Royal & Ancient Golf Club and the U.S. Golf Association spent more than five years trying to simplify the Rules of Golf without stripping the centuries-old game … Continue reading Golf unveils a modern set of rules to make it easier to play

Trump gives GOP leaders rallying cry, roadmap for change

WASHINGTON/March 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump gave Republican congressional leaders a rallying cry and even a roadmap as they try to push through a sweeping and divisive agenda on health care, taxes and more. In his first address to a joint session of Congress, Trump said largely what GOP leaders were hoping to … Continue reading Trump gives GOP leaders rallying cry, roadmap for change

The Latest: China rejects Trump claim it took US jobs away

March 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) The latest on foreign reaction to President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress (all times EST): 4:25 a.m. China says its participation in the World Trade Organization has not only benefited Beijing but global economic growth as well, implicitly rejecting President Donald Trump’s claim that it took factories away from the U.S. … Continue reading The Latest: China rejects Trump claim it took US jobs away

Facebook beefs up suicide prevention focused on live video

NEW YORK/March 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Facebook is beefing up its suicide prevention tools, including new options for people to report if someone might harm themselves while broadcasting on Facebook Live. Facebook said Wednesday that it’s in a “unique position,” through personal connections people have on Facebook, to help connect those in distress with people … Continue reading Facebook beefs up suicide prevention focused on live video

Store Closures for J.C. Penney

Steadfast Dept.-Store Chain J.C. Penney Making Plans to Close Stores March 1, 2017 (STL.News) J.C. Penney seems to be the latest of the once steadfast department-store chains to run into problems.  They’re recent announcement to close 140 stores comes not long after news that other chains like Macy’s and Sears were closing stores to shed … Continue reading Store Closures for J.C. Penney

Airports, legal volunteers prepare for new Trump travel ban

SEATTLE/March 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) New Trump travel ban — Airport officials and civil rights lawyers around the country are getting ready for President Donald Trump’s new travel ban — mindful of the chaos that accompanied his initial executive order but hopeful the forthcoming version will be rolled out in a more orderly way. The new … Continue reading Airports, legal volunteers prepare for new Trump travel ban

Asian markets mostly higher, watching Trump speech closely

TOKYO/March 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Asian markets were mostly higher Wednesday as attention turned to President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress for clues on what might be ahead for trade, regulations and taxes. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.3 percent to 19,361.75. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.4 percent at 5,690.40. But Hong Kong’s … Continue reading Asian markets mostly higher, watching Trump speech closely