Double suicide bombing in Baghdad kills at least 16 people

BAGHDAD/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a busy street market in central Baghdad on Monday, in back-to-back explosions that killed at least 16 people, the Interior Ministry said. The Health Ministry said 26 died. The attackers struck during the rush-hour at the city’s Tayran Square, said the ministry’s spokesman, Maj. Gen. … Continue reading Double suicide bombing in Baghdad kills at least 16 people

Myanmar says 1st camp for Rohingya will be ready next week

BANGKOK/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Myanmar officials say a camp to house Rohingya Muslim and Hindu refugees who return from Bangladesh will be ready by its promised deadline next week. Myanmar and Bangladesh had agreed in November to repatriate Rohingya and had set up a working group last month to oversee the repatriation of people who had … Continue reading Myanmar says 1st camp for Rohingya will be ready next week

Chicago News – Teamsters Local 700 City of Chicago Members Vote to Ratify Five-Year Agreement

PARK RIDGE, IL/January 14, 2018 (STL.News) – Teamsters Local 700 members who are employed with the City of Chicago have voted to ratify a new five-year contract that will now go before City Council for final approval.  Once the contract is approved by the city, it will become retroactive beginning July 1, 2017. Nearly 1,000 … Continue reading Chicago News – Teamsters Local 700 City of Chicago Members Vote to Ratify Five-Year Agreement

Vikings top Saints rally with last-play stunner in 29-24 win

MINNEAPOLIS/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Minnesota Vikings, after watching their late-third-quarter 17-point lead vanish at the hands of the indefatigable Drew Brees, went back in front of the New Orleans Saints on a field goal with 1:29 left. Trailing by two with that much time? That was no trouble for Brees, who moved the Saints in … Continue reading Vikings top Saints rally with last-play stunner in 29-24 win

Comedian Aziz Ansari responds to sex misconduct allegations

LOS ANGELES /January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Comedian Aziz Ansari has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct by a woman he dated last year. Ansari said in a statement Sunday that he apologized last year when she told him about her discomfort during a sexual encounter in his apartment he said he believed to be … Continue reading Comedian Aziz Ansari responds to sex misconduct allegations

Asian stock markets edge higher; US dollar falls against yen

SEOUL, South Korea /January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Monday after Wall Street’s strong finish last week. The U.S. dollar weakened against most major currencies, including the Japanese yen. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.3 percent to 23,714.88 and South Korea’s Kospi added 0.3 percent to 2,505.00. Hong … Continue reading Asian stock markets edge higher; US dollar falls against yen

Bleak day for Americans in Melbourne: Venus, Stephens out

MELBOURNE, Australia /January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Venus Williams and U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens were upset early and the bleak opening day for Americans continued at the Australian Open on Monday with the women going 0 for 8 by mid-afternoon and John Isner joining them as a first-round casualty. In her first match at … Continue reading Bleak day for Americans in Melbourne: Venus, Stephens out

Blige, Glover, Jay-Z in spotlight at NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES  /January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, Anthony Anderson and Danny Glover will be in the spotlight at the 49th NAACP Image Awards Monday night. Anderson is hosting the ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, which will be broadcast live on TV One. Glover will receive the President’s Award for his … Continue reading Blige, Glover, Jay-Z in spotlight at NAACP Image Awards