Trump in Asia: Region poised for change as new era dawns

BEIJING/January 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — People across Asia are poised for a potentially dramatic change in relations with Washington under President Donald Trump after decades with the United States as a major military and economic presence. The clues Trump has given about his foreign policy are a break with former President Barack Obama’s “pivot to … Continue reading Trump in Asia: Region poised for change as new era dawns

Senate confirms Trump’s pick to run the CIA

WASHINGTON/January 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Senate on Monday confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the CIA despite some Democratic objections that Rep. Mike Pompeo has been less than transparent about his positions on torture, surveillance and Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election. The vote was 66-32. Pompeo takes the helm at the nation’s … Continue reading Senate confirms Trump’s pick to run the CIA

‘SNL’ writer suspended for tweet about Barron Trump

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — A “Saturday Night Live” writer has been suspended indefinitely after tweeting a poorly received joke about Donald Trump’s 10-year-old youngest son, Barron. A person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly told The Associated Press that Katie Rich was suspended immediately after writing an offensive tweet about the … Continue reading ‘SNL’ writer suspended for tweet about Barron Trump

Paris tests electric driverless minibus to fight pollution

PARIS (AP)(STL.News) — In a city hit by chronic pollution and traffic problems, Paris officials are experimenting with a self-driving shuttle linking two train stations in the French capital. Two electric-power EZ10 minibuses, which can carry up to six seated passengers, were put into service Monday and will be tested until early April between the … Continue reading Paris tests electric driverless minibus to fight pollution

Super Bowl will pit Brady’s Patriots against Ryan’s Falcons

(STL.News) A season that began with Tom Brady serving a four-game suspension will end with him in the Super Bowl, where his New England Patriots will take on Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons. While much of the attention between now and the NFL championship game on Feb. 5 in Houston will be focused on … Continue reading Super Bowl will pit Brady’s Patriots against Ryan’s Falcons

Trump begins first week in office with outreach

WASHINGTON/January 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump is set to meet with congressional leaders from both parties to discuss his agenda, as he enters his first official week in the White House and works to begin delivering on his ambitious campaign promises. Trump has said that he considers Monday to be his first real … Continue reading Trump begins first week in office with outreach

American Red Cross Celebrates 100 Years of Service

Lighting the City Red to Mark Centennial Anniversary of the American Red Cross ST. LOUIS, MO/January 23, 2017 (STL.News) For 100 years, American Red Cross volunteers have carried out their mission of preventing, and alleviating suffering during emergencies throughout the world.  Today, the organization is kicking off its centennial year, and celebrating a century of … Continue reading American Red Cross Celebrates 100 Years of Service

Global stocks lower after Trump inauguration, dollar weakens

BEIJING/January 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Major global stock markets were mostly lower Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump promised “America first” policies, adding to concern about possible protectionism. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France’s CAC-40 shed 0.8 percent to 4,812.41 while Germany’s DAX lost 0.7 percent to 11,542.93 and London’s FTSE 100 retreated 0.7 percent … Continue reading Global stocks lower after Trump inauguration, dollar weakens