Activists rip Kim Jong Un’s photo in Olympic protest

SEOUL, South Korea /January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Anti-Pyongyang activists on Wednesday ripped photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the latest protests in Seoul against South Korea’s outreach to North Korea over next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Despite drawing verbal outbursts from North Korea, the protests have yet to meaningfully affect preparations … Continue reading Activists rip Kim Jong Un’s photo in Olympic protest

The Latest: Probe may be moving closer to a Trump interview

WASHINGTON  /January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation (all times local): 11:50 p.m. The special counsel’s investigators may be moving closer to a face-to-face interview with President Donald Trump. The Justice Department says the investigators questioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week, making him the highest administration figure … Continue reading The Latest: Probe may be moving closer to a Trump interview

Oregon approves new taxes to address rising Medicaid costs

PORTLAND, Ore. /January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Oregon approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies in an unusual special election Tuesday that asked voters — and not lawmakers — how to pay for soaring Medicaid costs that now include coverage of hundreds of thousands of low-income residents added to the program’s rolls … Continue reading Oregon approves new taxes to address rising Medicaid costs

Warriors, Wolves, Wizards each get 2 NBA All-Star reserves

NEW YORK /January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Stephen Curry will be able to stock his All-Star roster with plenty of Golden State teammates. Klay Thompson and Draymond Green were chosen as reserves Tuesday, giving the defending NBA champions a record-tying four All-Stars for the second straight year. The Minnesota Timberwolves and Washington Wizards also had … Continue reading Warriors, Wolves, Wizards each get 2 NBA All-Star reserves

United’s 4Q profit rises 46 percent, beats Street forecasts

DALLAS /January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Fourth-quarter profit at United Airlines jumped 46 percent and the carrier signaled that average fares would inch higher early this year, but its shares fell in extended trading Tuesday after executives spelled out aggressive growth plans. Like its rivals, United is benefiting from strong demand for travel, which is … Continue reading United’s 4Q profit rises 46 percent, beats Street forecasts

‘People just ran’: Students fled for lives in fatal shooting

BENTON, Ky. /January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — They ran silently, too stunned to shout. Some of the children ran into classrooms to hide from the boy with the gun. Some ran out of the building, into the fields, across the streets, through the doors of nearby businesses. “No one screamed,” said 16-year-old Alexandria Caporali, recounting … Continue reading ‘People just ran’: Students fled for lives in fatal shooting

Ex-gymnast tells disgraced doctor: ‘You only hurt me’

LANSING, Mich. /January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A former elite gymnast said Tuesday that a sports doctor who treated Olympic athletes overlooked what turned out to be a broken leg while he molested her in the basement of his home, one of the latest victims to testify at a Michigan sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar. … Continue reading Ex-gymnast tells disgraced doctor: ‘You only hurt me’

Asian shares mixed on renewed jitters over trade friction

TOKYO  /January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, as Japan’s benchmark took a rest from a spate of recent jumps. Worries over a resurgence of trade tensions overshadowed regional markets. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.6 percent to 23,988.21, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index lost 0.3 percent to … Continue reading Asian shares mixed on renewed jitters over trade friction