Court overturns verdict against Luxembourg tax whistleblower

BRUSSELS/January 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A Luxembourg court has overturned a verdict against a former accounting firm employee who leaked thousands of secret documents to a journalist investigating sweetheart tax deals the government granted to big foreign companies. The Court of Cassation ruled Thursday that Antione Deltour should have been recognized as a whistleblower, a status that … Continue reading Court overturns verdict against Luxembourg tax whistleblower

8 earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border, rattle Baghdad

TEHRAN, Iran/January 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A series of eight earthquakes hit the Iran-Iraq border area and rattled Baghdad on Thursday, apparent aftershocks of a temblor that struck the mountainous region in November and killed over 530 people. Four people suffered minor injuries in Iran, state television reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said seven of the quakes … Continue reading 8 earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border, rattle Baghdad

Cindy Crawford recreates iconic Super Bowl ad 26 years later

NEW YORK/January 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Cindy Crawford is heading back to the Super Bowl: The model has recreated her iconic 1992 Super Bowl ad for Pepsi, now featuring her 18-year-old son. Crawford recently filmed the commercial, which will debut at Super Bowl 52 on Feb. 4. It includes her son, Presley Walker Gerber, as well as … Continue reading Cindy Crawford recreates iconic Super Bowl ad 26 years later

St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, January 11, 2018

St Louis Weather Conditions, Forecast & Air Quality Index readings published by STL.News ST LOUIS, MO/January 11, 2018 (STL.News) St Louis weather conditions & forecast readings from the St. Louis Lambert International Airport at 4:51 a.m at Latitude: 38.75°N, Longitude: 90.37°W – Elevation 604 feet. Forecast is provided by the National Weather Service (N.W.S.). Current … Continue reading St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, January 11, 2018

Plot twist: Opera ‘Carmen’ altered in anti-violence protest

FLORENCE, Italy/January 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Carmen, the opera heroine, gets to live instead of being slain — thanks to a bold twist to the finale of the Georges Bizet work by some who believe it’s time to say enough to violence against women. The production of “Carmen” this month at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino theater in … Continue reading Plot twist: Opera ‘Carmen’ altered in anti-violence protest

The Latest: Former Catalan speaker opts against reprise

MADRID/January 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the restive Spanish region of Catalonia (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Carme Forcadell, a leading activist in Catalonia’s pro-independence movement, says she will not seek re-election as regional parliament speaker when the chamber meets Jan 17. Forcadell, who is under investigation for rebellion for her involvement in the push … Continue reading The Latest: Former Catalan speaker opts against reprise

Major shift as Trump opens way for Medicaid work requirement

WASHINGTON/January 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —In a major policy shift that could affect millions of low-income people, the Trump administration said Thursday it is offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Seema Verma, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said work and community involvement can make a … Continue reading Major shift as Trump opens way for Medicaid work requirement

Prominent ally of Germany’s Merkel injured in car accident

BERLIN/January 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A prominent member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party was slightly injured in a traffic accident in the early hours of Thursday morning as she headed back to Berlin for talks about the formation of a new government. Police told news agency DPA that Saarland governor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer’s official car crashed into … Continue reading Prominent ally of Germany’s Merkel injured in car accident