Train derails in north India, killing 104; many trapped

PUKHRAYAN, India (AP)(STL.News) — At least 104 people were killed when 14 coaches of an overnight passenger train rolled off the track in northern India early Sunday, with rescue workers using cutting torches to try to pull out survivors, police said. Daljeet Chaudhary, a director general of police, said the death toll was likely to … Continue reading Train derails in north India, killing 104; many trapped

Rhodes scholars for Class of 2017 announced

VIENNA, Va. (AP)(STL.News) — The Rhodes Trust has named the 32 American men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars who will pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University. The 2017 recipients announced early Sunday were chosen from 882 applicants who were endorsed by 311 colleges and universities. The scholarships cover all expenses for two or three … Continue reading Rhodes scholars for Class of 2017 announced

Iraqi forces push on against IS in eastern Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) (STL.News) — A top Iraqi commander said on Sunday that troops were continuing to advance toward the center of Mosul, pushing back Islamic State fighters, but slowed down by sniper fire and suicide bombings as well as concern over the safety of civilians in a city that is home to some one … Continue reading Iraqi forces push on against IS in eastern Mosul

Trump hosts potential cabinet contenders at NJ golf club

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is welcoming a parade of officials at the white-pillared clubhouse of his New Jersey golf club this weekend as he weighs who will be in line for roles in the new administration. Trump’s Sunday schedule in Bedminster includes New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former New York City Mayor … Continue reading Trump hosts potential cabinet contenders at NJ golf club

Black Wednesday Lifts Thanksgiving Spirits at Krieger’s

Spend the Biggest Drinking Night of the Year at Krieger’s Ballwin, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) We’ve all heard of Black Friday, the holiday when a large majority of shoppers pack themselves into lines like sardines at their favorite stores, hoping to score that “to die for” bargain.  But have you heard of “Black Wednesday?”  Or should we … Continue reading Black Wednesday Lifts Thanksgiving Spirits at Krieger’s

The Latest: Philippine leader looks to China-led development

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The latest on the summit of the 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Peru (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has promised his Chinese counterpart that he will align his foreign policy toward China-led Asian economic development, further reinforcing his shift toward China amid his hostile stance toward … Continue reading The Latest: Philippine leader looks to China-led development

Activists: Intense bombing of Syria’s Aleppo kills 20

BEIRUT (AP) — Government bombardment of besieged rebel-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo killed at least 20 people Saturday Syrian opposition activists said, a day after the health directorate said all hospital in opposition areas have been knocked out of service. Saturday was the fifth day of renewed assaults by Syrian warplanes on … Continue reading Activists: Intense bombing of Syria’s Aleppo kills 20

Senate hearing for Sessions likely to revisit racial issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmation hearing of Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, is likely to rehash racially charged allegations that derailed his efforts to become a federal judge and made him a symbol of black-voter intimidation under the Reagan administration. The expected focus on Sessions’ record on race, policing … Continue reading Senate hearing for Sessions likely to revisit racial issue