South’s slow-motion freeze leaves vexing blanket of snow

DURHAM, N.C/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The deep freeze that killed 10 people and shut down much of the South began to relent Thursday, but several states were still dealing with the lingering effects of the slow-moving storm that dumped up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) of snow in central North Carolina. The snow had stopped by … Continue reading South’s slow-motion freeze leaves vexing blanket of snow

In TV interview, Farrow describes alleged Allen assault

NEW YORK/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— In her first televised interview, Dylan Farrow described in detail Woody Allen’s alleged sexual assault of her, and called actors who work in his films “complicit” in perpetuating a “culture of silence.” Farrow, the adopted daughter of Allen and Mia Farrow, appeared in a taped interview Thursday on “CBS This Morning.” … Continue reading In TV interview, Farrow describes alleged Allen assault

The Latest: Trump not want CHIP in short-term budget deal

WASHINGTON/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the debate over immigration and the budget (all times local): 9:45 a.m. President Donald Trump says a children’s health insurance program shouldn’t be part of a short-term budget deal. Trump favors making the program part of “a long term solution, not a 30 Day, or short term, extension!” Trump … Continue reading The Latest: Trump not want CHIP in short-term budget deal

Inventory Shortage at Crisis Levels in Nation’s Hottest Housing Markets

SEATTLE/ Jan. 18, 2018 (STLRealEstate.news) — Home shoppers looking to buy in 2018 will have 10 percent fewer homes to choose from than a year ago, according to the December Zillow® Real Estate Market Reporti. For-sale inventory is stuck at crisis levels in some of the nation’s hottest housing markets where home values are appreciating fastest. In … Continue reading Inventory Shortage at Crisis Levels in Nation’s Hottest Housing Markets

Syria threatens to down Turkish jets over its Kurdish region

BEIRUT/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Syria said on Thursday its air defense would shoot down any Turkish jets that carry out attacks within Syria, a stark warning as tensions soar over apparent preparations by the Turkish military to invade a northern Syrian Kurdish enclave. From Damascus, Deputy Foreign Minister Faysal Mekdad said a military incursion into Syria’s … Continue reading Syria threatens to down Turkish jets over its Kurdish region

Italian prosecutors break up Chinese transport mafia

MILAN/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Italian law enforcement has broken up a Chinese organized crime ring that used money from criminal activities to force its way into European trucking companies and control the movement of Chinese-made goods in much of Europe, anti-Mafia prosecutors said Thursday. Top anti-Mafia prosecutor Federico Cafiero de Raho told reporters in Florence that … Continue reading Italian prosecutors break up Chinese transport mafia

Outdoor artworks illuminate London in Lumiere Festival

LONDON/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The dark January streets of London are being transformed into an illuminated outdoor gallery as part of the Lumiere arts festival. The festival, which runs for four nights starting Thursday, features 50 light-based artworks across the city. Some sit in alleyways or parks, while others illuminate buildings including Westminster Abbey and the … Continue reading Outdoor artworks illuminate London in Lumiere Festival

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kicks Off 10th Anniversary Year with Thought Leadership Focused on the Future of Real Estate

MADISON, N.J./ Jan. 18, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate today kicked off its 10-year anniversary celebration with the release of both a new industry survey and consumer data-driven white paper launching the company’s research agenda for 2018. The timely findings offer powerful new insights across the industry and consumer landscapes, and are … Continue reading Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kicks Off 10th Anniversary Year with Thought Leadership Focused on the Future of Real Estate