Another award for Viola Davis: Harvard ‘Artist of the Year’

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP)(STL.News) — Fresh from her best supporting actress Oscar win for her role in “Fences,” Viola Davis is set to receive the Harvard Foundation 2017 Artist of the Year Award. Davis will accept her arts medal at a ceremony Saturday at Harvard’s Cultural Rhythms Festival. In addition to the Oscar, Davis received the … Continue reading Another award for Viola Davis: Harvard ‘Artist of the Year’

Senior China government adviser criticizes web censorship

BEIJING (AP)(STL.News) — A senior Chinese government adviser has warned that the country’s internet censorship is hampering scientific research and economic development, in a rare public criticism of a sensitive policy that the government has vigorously defended. Slow access to overseas academic websites have forced domestic researchers to buy software to circumvent China’s site-blocking firewall, … Continue reading Senior China government adviser criticizes web censorship

Federal authorities approve California tortoise removal

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — Federal authorities have approved a plan to move nearly 1,500 desert tortoises from a California Marine base. The Riverside Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/2mnGrVs ) says the Navy and the Bureau of Land Management have signed off on the proposal. The Marine Corps wants to remove the tortoises from about 88,000 acres of … Continue reading Federal authorities approve California tortoise removal

Trump alleges Obama had Trump phones wiretapped during race

PALM BEACH, FL/March 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) (phones wiretapped) — President Donald Trump is accusing former President Barack Obama of having Trump’s telephones “wire tapped” during last year’s election, but Trump isn’t offering any evidence or saying what prompted the allegation. Trump says in a series of tweets that he “just found out that Obama had … Continue reading Trump alleges Obama had Trump phones wiretapped during race

New Beginnings, Music & Accolades for STL Restaurants

STL Restaurant News Weekly Recap Feb. 26 – March 4, 2017 ST. LOUIS, MO/March 4, 2017 (STL.News) – As we keep up with the latest happenings in St. Louis’ restaurant industry, we find ourselves covering everything from innovative pop-ups to long celebrated dining fixtures. It’s our mission to arm our readers with the information they … Continue reading New Beginnings, Music & Accolades for STL Restaurants

Officials: Tillerson eyes State Dept budget cut over 3 years

WASHINGTON/March 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has agreed in principle to a White House proposal to slash foreign aid and diplomatic spending by 37 percent, but wants to spread it out over three years rather than in one dramatic cut. Officials familiar with Tillerson’s response to the proposal from the Office … Continue reading Officials: Tillerson eyes State Dept budget cut over 3 years

St. Louis’ Top 10 Craft Brewpubs

The Best Craft Brewpubs in St. Louis St. Louis, MO/March 3, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – St. Louis is a beer town.  We’ve been making and drinking beer since the founding of the city.  Beer making is a part of our community history, and beer drinking is part of our local culture.  So when the microbreweries began … Continue reading St. Louis’ Top 10 Craft Brewpubs

Deported Korean says Malaysia threatened to harm his family

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia/March 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A North Korean chemist deported from Malaysia accused police of threatening to harm his family unless he confessed to the killing of the half brother of North Korea’s leader, calling it a plot to tarnish his country’s honor. Ri Jong Chol spoke to reporters in Beijing shortly after … Continue reading Deported Korean says Malaysia threatened to harm his family