Jaguars coach Doug Marrone gets advice on beating Patriots

JACKSONVILLE, Fla/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone has some tips on how to beat the New England Patriots. And not all of them are from Tom Coughlin. Marrone received a folder Thursday filled with notes from first-graders at The Bolles School in Jacksonville. The folder read, “Dear Jags, Want to beat the Patriots? … Continue reading Jaguars coach Doug Marrone gets advice on beating Patriots

EU official: Greece closing in on end of bailout years

BRUSSELS/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A senior EU official says Greece is close to passing its next bailout review, putting the country within reach of ending its eight-year rescue program that saved it from bankruptcy but required hugely painful austerity cuts. The official said that eurozone finance ministers meeting next week had “a great willingness to say … Continue reading EU official: Greece closing in on end of bailout years

Olympic win in view from Korean unity at Pyeongchang Games

GENEVA/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Uniting athletes from South Korea and North Korea at the Pyeongchang Games next month offers hope of an Olympic victory for all parties. On Saturday, the IOC will host a meeting in Lausanne to finesse the details of a peace-making breakthrough following months of rising tensions fueled by North Korea’s missile-testing program. … Continue reading Olympic win in view from Korean unity at Pyeongchang Games

Missouri Auditor Galloway begins review of village of Centertown

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has announced her office has started work on an audit of the village of Centertown, located in western Cole County.  The city has a population of less than 300, and the audit was requested by citizens through the petition process. “When citizens are engaged, the process … Continue reading Missouri Auditor Galloway begins review of village of Centertown

Drought-stricken Cape Town tightens water restrictions

JOHANNESBURG/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The South African city of Cape Town announced new water restrictions Thursday to combat drought, saying it was looking more likely that it will have to turn off most taps on “Day Zero,” or April 21. Mayor Patricia de Lille said 60 percent of residents are “callously” using more than the current … Continue reading Drought-stricken Cape Town tightens water restrictions

US stock indexes edge lower in morning trade; oil slides

January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)-U.S. stock indexes edged lower in morning trading Thursday, pulling back slightly from the market’s latest record highs. Losses in health care, industrial and other sectors were outweighing gains by phone and technology companies. Energy stocks also fell as crude oil prices declined. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 5 … Continue reading US stock indexes edge lower in morning trade; oil slides

Uganda’s leader to sign death warrants again after 19 years

KAMPALA, Uganda/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Uganda’s president said Thursday he will sign the death warrants of “a few” prisoners to create fear among criminals in the East African country. President Yoweri Museveni said he had not ordered executions in 19 years but was changing his mind because people were taking advantage of the “leniency.” “I am … Continue reading Uganda’s leader to sign death warrants again after 19 years

Mortgage Bankers to Congress: Housing Finance Reform Must be Next Priority

ATLANTA/ Jan. 18, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Now that a tax reform bill has been signed into law, leading mortgage bankers around Georgia are urging their Congressional Delegation to prioritize overhauling the housing finance system and ensuring America has a stable and robust secondary mortgage market. “Congress has avoided addressing the last piece of unfinished business from … Continue reading Mortgage Bankers to Congress: Housing Finance Reform Must be Next Priority