Firearm-only bear hunt in New Jersey resumes

NEWTON, N.J. (AP)(STL.News) — Hunters are heading out across parts of New Jersey for the second half of this year’s bear hunt. The firearm-only hunt starts Monday morning and is scheduled to last through Saturday, but could end early depending on how many bears are culled. Hunters killed 549 bears during October’s six-day hunt, which … Continue reading Firearm-only bear hunt in New Jersey resumes

Dylan writes Nobel Prize fest speech; Patti Smith to sing

STOCKHOLM (AP) — He won’t be there in person but the Nobel Foundation says Bob Dylan has written a speech that will be read out at the traditional Nobel Prize banquet. Dylan, the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in literature, declined the invitation to the Dec. 10 prize ceremony and banquet, pleading other commitments. … Continue reading Dylan writes Nobel Prize fest speech; Patti Smith to sing

LEADING OFF: What to watch at the baseball winter meetings

(STL.News) — A look at what’s happening today at the baseball winter meetings in Oxon Hill, Maryland: ___ A BUDDING QUESTION Former Commissioner Bud Selig will be on site in suburban Washington, a day after he was voted into the Hall of Fame. His election has already raised a question with fans: If the person … Continue reading LEADING OFF: What to watch at the baseball winter meetings

Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Trump’s decision, announced by his transition office, comes as the real estate mogul continues a series of interviews, … Continue reading Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

Panera Bread Company outperforms major market index

Panera outperforms major market index followed by analyst downgrade St. Louis, MO/December 5, 2016 (STL.News) Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA) is a St. Louis based food service provider company with approximately 1,970 Company-owned and franchise-operated establishments located in more than 45 states. According to online sources the Company has been downgraded from “strong buy” to … Continue reading Panera Bread Company outperforms major market index

Japanese leader Abe to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama

TOKYO (AP)(STL.News)(Pearl Harbor) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he will visit Pearl Harbor with U.S. President Barack Obama at the end of this month, becoming the first leader of his country to go to the U.S. Naval base in Hawaii that was attacked by Japan in 1941, propelling the United States into … Continue reading Japanese leader Abe to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama

Global shares mixed after Italy rejects constitution changes

BEIJING (AP)(STL.News) — Asian shares tumbled Monday while Europe opened higher after Italian voters rejected constitutional changes, raising questions over whether the country will stay in the European Union and keep using the euro. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany’s DAX added 0.8 percent to 10,599.05 points and France’s CAC-40 gained 0.3 percent to 4,542.94. … Continue reading Global shares mixed after Italy rejects constitution changes

After major victory, ND pipeline protesters to defy deadline

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP)(STL.News) — Protesters celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline away from a tribal water source but pledged to remain camped on federal land in North Dakota anyway, despite Monday’s government deadline to leave. Hundreds of people at the Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires, … Continue reading After major victory, ND pipeline protesters to defy deadline