Man apologizes, sentenced to 22 years for US terrorism plot

COLUMBUS, Ohio/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— An Ohio man who admitted receiving training in Syria to kill members of the U.S. military and then plotting to carry out an attack has been sentenced to 22 years in prison. Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud (ab-dee-RAH’-mahn shayk moh-HAH’-mud) apologized to his family and to the U.S. in remarks in federal court … Continue reading Man apologizes, sentenced to 22 years for US terrorism plot

End to shutdown in sight as Senate breaks Dem filibuster

WASHINGTON/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues. Senate Republican leader McConnell’s commitment to quickly tackle the issue of immigrant “Dreamers” was contingent on … Continue reading End to shutdown in sight as Senate breaks Dem filibuster

Pope apologizes to abuse victims, but defends Chilean bishop

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Pope Francis apologized for insisting that victims of pedophile priests show “proof” to be believed, saying he realized it was a “slap in the face” to victims that he never intended. But he doubled down on defending a Chilean bishop accused by victims of covering up for the country’s … Continue reading Pope apologizes to abuse victims, but defends Chilean bishop

Fighting rages amid Turkish push in Kurdish enclave in Syria

HASSA, Turkey/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Intense fighting flared Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria, the third day of Ankara’s offensive to oust a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the area, according to the militia and a war monitoring group. Skirmishes between Turkish troops and Kurdish fighters also broke … Continue reading Fighting rages amid Turkish push in Kurdish enclave in Syria

Don’t Overpay Your Taxes

MISSION, Kan./ Jan. 22, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — (Family Features) With tax season in full swing, take time to consider how to get the most out of your tax return, which includes finding all the credits and deductions available to you. While many taxpayers claim common deductions, such as home mortgage interest and self-employment expenses, there are … Continue reading Don’t Overpay Your Taxes

The Latest: Senate leaders agree on plan to reopen gov’t

WASHINGTON/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Senate leaders have reached an agreement to reopen the government. Democrats have yielded and ended their delaying tactics against a bill financing federal agencies through Feb. 8. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says in exchange, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed … Continue reading The Latest: Senate leaders agree on plan to reopen gov’t

Russian Orthodox bishop assails Putin, won’t vote for him

MOSCOW/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A Russian Orthodox bishop has said that he wouldn’t vote for President Vladimir Putin in March’s election — an unprecedented show of dissent by a high-ranking clergyman in the church whose hierarchs have maintained warm ties with the Kremlin. Bishop Yevtikhiy of Ishim in Siberia said on social networks site VKontakte that … Continue reading Russian Orthodox bishop assails Putin, won’t vote for him