Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Urges Passage of Pending Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic Amid Disaster Declaration

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Amid the 90-day Opioid Disaster Declaration, Governor Wolf today urged the General Assembly to consider a set of pending bills aimed at furthering the declaration’s key initiatives and messages. Several pieces of legislation were passed recently, including Senator Tom McGarrigle’s legislation allowing the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs to regulate recovery … Continue reading Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Urges Passage of Pending Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic Amid Disaster Declaration

Cardinal critic reveals drama in Vatican’s overture to China

VATICAN CITY/January 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The retired cardinal of Hong Kong has revealed the behind-the-scenes drama of the Vatican’s efforts to improve relations with China, including its request for a legitimate bishop to retire in favor of an excommunicated one who is recognized by Beijing. Cardinal Joseph Zen, the most vocal opponent of Pope Francis‘ … Continue reading Cardinal critic reveals drama in Vatican’s overture to China

Floods peak in Paris as France sees worst rains in 50 years

PARIS /January 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Floodwaters peaked in Paris on Monday and were threatening towns downstream as the rain-engorged Seine River winds through Normandy toward the English Channel. Rivers swollen by France’s heaviest rains in 50 years have engulfed romantic quays in Paris, swallowed up gardens and roads, halted riverboat cruises — and raised concerns … Continue reading Floods peak in Paris as France sees worst rains in 50 years

California Senate approves medication abortion on campuses

SACRAMENTO, Calif./January 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —California would be the first state to require public universities to offer medication abortion under legislation approved in the state Senate Monday, a bill that if signed into law would mark a vast expansion of a service that’s rare on college campuses. None of the 34 University of California or … Continue reading California Senate approves medication abortion on campuses

Missouri Governor Greitens Promotes Tax Relief for Working Families on State Tour

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) Today, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announced the details of his plan to cut taxes for working families and win more jobs for Missouri. “This tax plan puts working families first, and it’s a better deal for all Missourians because it rewards businesses for hiring people in Missouri,” said Governor Greitens. “For … Continue reading Missouri Governor Greitens Promotes Tax Relief for Working Families on State Tour

President says Poland did not take part in the Holocaust

WARSAW, Poland/January 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Poland’s president said Monday there was no institutionalized participation by Poland or its people in the Holocaust but acknowledged that individual Poles took “wicked” actions against Jewish neighbors. President Andrzej Duda said he would never allow Poland and Poles in general to be “vilified” though “false accusations.” Duda seemed to … Continue reading President says Poland did not take part in the Holocaust

Once power players, committee chairmen head for the exits

WASHINGTON/January 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Lawmakers spend their careers eying coveted committee chairmanships, angling for the chance at the perks and power that came with the top spot. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen is bowing out after one term. Frelinghuysen’s announcement Monday that he would not seek re-election, giving up the chairmanship of the House Appropriations Committee, … Continue reading Once power players, committee chairmen head for the exits

The Latest: FBI deputy director abruptly steps down

WASHINGTON/January 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the departure of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe (all times local): 8:05 p.m. FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has abruptly stepped down from his position. McCabe had been publicly and repeatedly lambasted over the past year by President Donald Trump, who accused him of bias because of … Continue reading The Latest: FBI deputy director abruptly steps down