Abrupt dismissals spark turmoil among federal prosecutors

WASHINGTON/March 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Two days before Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered dozens of the country’s top federal prosecutors to clean out their desks, he gave those political appointees a pep talk during a conference call. The seemingly abrupt about-face Friday left the affected U.S. attorneys scrambling to brief the people left behind and … Continue reading Abrupt dismissals spark turmoil among federal prosecutors

UK minister tells lawmakers not to delay Brexit

LONDON/March 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Britain’s top minister for leaving the European Union said Sunday that lawmakers should let Prime Minister Theresa May “get on with the job” of quitting the bloc, and the main opposition Brexit spokesman said he expects the divorce papers to be filed this week. Brexit Secretary David Davis said lawmakers … Continue reading UK minister tells lawmakers not to delay Brexit

Ousted S. Korea leader arrives back home, expresses defiance

SEOUL, South Korea/March 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Sunday expressed defiance toward the corruption allegations against her as she vacated the presidential palace and returned to her home two days after the Constitutional Court removed her from office. In her first public comments since the court’s ruling, Park said … Continue reading Ousted S. Korea leader arrives back home, expresses defiance

AP Interview: Former Obama spokesman talks Trump, Russia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates/March 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A former White House spokesman during the Obama administration said Sunday he believes more will come to light regarding ties between Russia and aides to President Donald Trump. Josh Earnest pointed in part to political consultant Roger Stone’s communication with an individual involved in hacking Democratic National … Continue reading AP Interview: Former Obama spokesman talks Trump, Russia

House committee wants evidence for Trump’s wiretap claim

WASHINGTON/March 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The House intelligence committee is asking the Trump administration for evidence that the phones at Trump Tower were tapped during the campaign as its namesake has charged. President Donald Trump asserted in a tweet last week: “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just … Continue reading House committee wants evidence for Trump’s wiretap claim

Libya’s deepening split finds battleground at oil terminals

CAIRO/March 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Hundreds if not thousands of armed men are converging on Libya’s main oil shipping terminals, which the rival powers in the country’s east and west are fighting to control in a battle being watched by global oil markets. The struggle for the Ras Lanuf refinery and nearby Sidr depot threatens … Continue reading Libya’s deepening split finds battleground at oil terminals

Now-fired Preet Bharara boasts of ‘absolute independence’

NEW YORK/March 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A defiant Manhattan federal prosecutor who says “absolute independence” was his touchstone for over seven years as he battled public corruption announced he was fired Saturday after he refused to resign. Preet Bharara, 48, revealed his firing on his personal Twitter account. Several hours later, it was learned President … Continue reading Now-fired Preet Bharara boasts of ‘absolute independence’

Lenten Dining is Fine Dining at Charlie Gitto’s

Charlie Gitto’s Offers Lent-Friendly Upscale Pasta & Seafood St. Louis, MO/March 11, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – Everyone loves a great fish fry during Lent, but some Friday nights, you want a more upscale dining experience.  That’s where great Italian fare can really fill the bill.  Well prepared pasta and seafood can make for an unforgettable evening. … Continue reading Lenten Dining is Fine Dining at Charlie Gitto’s