Durant’s 32 points send Warriors past LeBron, Cavs 118-108

CLEVELAND /January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Stephen Curry added 23 and the Golden State Warriors extended their road winning streak to 13 games with a 118-108 Martin Luther King holiday victory Monday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, their struggling NBA Finals foes. Durant scored 16 in the third quarter for … Continue reading Durant’s 32 points send Warriors past LeBron, Cavs 118-108

China’s GAC to scrap Trump-sounding brand for US market

DETROIT /January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Chinese automaker GAC Motor will scrap the brand name it uses in China when it enters the U.S. market next year because it could be confused with President Donald Trump’s surname. For the past eight years, GAC has sold cars and SUVs under the brand Trumpchi in its home … Continue reading China’s GAC to scrap Trump-sounding brand for US market

Former champs Sharapova, Kerber into 2nd round in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Maria Sharapova barely missed a beat in her first match back at the Australian Open since a failed doping test in 2016 resulted in a 15-month ban from tennis. One of just two former champions in the women’s draw, Sharapova recovered from an early break in the second set … Continue reading Former champs Sharapova, Kerber into 2nd round in Australia

California teen leads deputies to parents’ house of horrors

PERRIS, Calif./January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family’s home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults. The girl, who was so small officers initially believed … Continue reading California teen leads deputies to parents’ house of horrors

2016 champ Kerber into 2nd round, extends streak to 10 wins

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Former champion Angelique Kerber continued her resurgent run with a 6-0, 6-4 win over fellow German Anna-Lena Friedsam to reach the second round of the Australian Open. Kerber raced through the first set in 17 minutes Tuesday but had her struggles in the second and was broken twice before converting … Continue reading 2016 champ Kerber into 2nd round, extends streak to 10 wins

NAACP Image Awards starts with a call to get out the vote

LOS ANGELES/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The NAACP Image Awards kicked off Monday night with six powerful women issuing a call to get out the vote. Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laverne Cox, Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Lena Waithe and Angela Robinson took the stage holding hands. Beyond declaring support for the Time’s Up initiative to stop sexual … Continue reading NAACP Image Awards starts with a call to get out the vote

Titans fire coach Mike Mularkey after playoff win

NASHVILLE, Tenn./January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Tennessee Titans believe the potential reward from quarterback Marcus Mariota working with his third head coach in his fourth NFL season outweighs the risk of change. Or sticking with the same coach. So now the Titans are looking for a new coach to replace Mike Mularkey and build … Continue reading Titans fire coach Mike Mularkey after playoff win

Wallaby hops across Sydney Harbor Bridge, captured uninjured

SYDNEY/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  A wayward wallaby disrupted downtown traffic by bounding across the Sydney Harbor Bridge on Tuesday with police in pursuit. The adult male was captured without any apparent serious injury and is expected to be released back into the wild within days. Swamp wallabies, which are smaller marsupials than their kangaroo … Continue reading Wallaby hops across Sydney Harbor Bridge, captured uninjured