Dustin Hoffman accused of new incidents of sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES / December 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — More women are accusing Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including an incident in which a playwright says the actor exposed himself to her in a New York hotel room when she was 16-years-old. Playwright Cori Thomas described the 1980 incident in a story published Thursday by the … Continue reading Dustin Hoffman accused of new incidents of sexual misconduct

As tensions ease, China keeps building on disputed islands

WASHINGTON / December 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Tensions over China’s island-building in the South China Sea may have eased in the past year, but Beijing has kept busy. New satellite imagery shows China has built infrastructure covering 72 acres (28 hectares) in the Spratly and Paracel islands during 2017 to equip its larger outposts to … Continue reading As tensions ease, China keeps building on disputed islands

US says missile parts prove Iran is illicitly arming Houthis

WASHINGTON / December 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Flanked by singed missile remnants, President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations declared Thursday that “undeniable” evidence proves Iran is arming Houthi rebels in Yemen, the latest bid by the Trump administration to rally the world against the Persian Gulf nation. U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley came to … Continue reading US says missile parts prove Iran is illicitly arming Houthis

Four Michigan Men Indicted on Federal Charges in Connection with Jared The Galleria of Jewelry Robbery

Tyran Gray, Xavier Grove, Darrell Lee and Robert Scott indicted on federal charges in connection with Jared the Galleria St. Louis, MO/December 14, 2017 (STL.News) – Four individuals from Michigan were indicted today for their part in the robbery of Jared the Galleria of Jewelry on Monday, December 4, 2017. Tyran Gray, 20; Xavier Grove, … Continue reading Four Michigan Men Indicted on Federal Charges in Connection with Jared The Galleria of Jewelry Robbery

Black women seek rewards from Democrats after Alabama race

WASHINGTON / December 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Once again, black women showed up for Democrats, with nearly all of them voting in Alabama for new Sen. Doug Jones, just as they did for Democratic candidates up and down the ballot in other states over the last few months. The same women, having proven their loyalty … Continue reading Black women seek rewards from Democrats after Alabama race

Former Washington County Ambulance District Administrator and Wife Indicted on Federal Fraud Charges

St. Louis, MO/December 14, 2017 (STL.News) – The former Administrator for the Washington County Ambulance District, William Gum, a/k/a “Mal” and his wife, Charlena Gum, a/k/a “Charli”, who also was an employee of district, were indicted on charges involving stealing from the District, an agency that receives Federal program benefits. According to the indictment, William … Continue reading Former Washington County Ambulance District Administrator and Wife Indicted on Federal Fraud Charges

US prosecutors move to cash in on $8.5M in seized bitcoin

SALT LAKE CITY /December 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  U.S. attorneys in Utah prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that’s exploded in value to about $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader’s arrest a year ago. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah cites the digital currency’s volatility in court documents pressing … Continue reading US prosecutors move to cash in on $8.5M in seized bitcoin

Senator: Comey’s remarks on Clinton probe heavily edited

WASHINGTON / December 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — A draft statement former FBI Director James Comey prepared in anticipation of concluding the Hillary Clinton email case without criminal charges was heavily edited to change the “tone and substance” of the remarks, a Republican senator said Thursday. Some of the edits proposed to the May 2016 draft, … Continue reading Senator: Comey’s remarks on Clinton probe heavily edited