Spain warns Catalan leader against swearing-in from Brussels

MADRID/January 15, 2018 (AP) (STL.News) —Spain’s prime minister has warned that the government will keep control over the restive region of Catalonia if ousted Catalan leader Carlos Puigdemont tries to be regional president from Brussels, where he’s a fugitive from Spanish justice. Puigdemont, who led Catalonia’s independence declaration in October that prompted the government intervention, wants … Continue reading Spain warns Catalan leader against swearing-in from Brussels

New pickups from Ram, Chevy heat up big-truck competition

DETROIT/January 15, 2018 (AP) (STL.News) —The competition for full-size pickup truck customers in the U.S. is as rough-and-tumble as ever, with Ram and Chevrolet rolling out brawny-looking new models that are larger, lighter and more efficient than their predecessors. For the first time in recent memory, two Detroit automakers are introducing new big trucks at the … Continue reading New pickups from Ram, Chevy heat up big-truck competition

January & February 2018 – fun in New Braunfels, Texas

Try a vacation full of new experiences and better value in New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS, TX/January 15, 2018 (STL.News) – Prices are better, crowds are thinner and many summer destinations make great winter vacations, too. For example, New Braunfels is one of Texas’ top tourist destinations. Summer often finds thousands cooling off in New … Continue reading January & February 2018 – fun in New Braunfels, Texas

Germany seeks more detail on what US wants on Iran nuke deal

BERLIN/January 15, 2018 (AP) (STL.News) —The German government says it will seek more detail on what the U.S. wants regarding the nuclear deal with Iran after President Donald Trump demanded that European allies fix what he called “terrible flaws.” Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, stressed Monday that Germany stands by the nuclear deal. He said … Continue reading Germany seeks more detail on what US wants on Iran nuke deal

Ritz Carlton, a luxury Saudi prison, takes Feb. 14 bookings

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates/January 15, 2018 (AP) (STL.News) —The Ritz Carlton in Saudi Arabia’s capital may be reopening its doors in times for Valentine’s Day, after serving for several months as a prison for the country’s elite caught up in what the government has described as a crackdown on corruption. The Ritz Carlton’s website on Monday … Continue reading Ritz Carlton, a luxury Saudi prison, takes Feb. 14 bookings

The Latest: Turkey’s Erdogan to ‘drown’ Syrian Kurdish force

BEIRUT/January 15, 2018 (AP) (STL.News) —The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 1: 50 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is vowing to “drown” a 30,000-strong border Syrian Kurdish border security force that the United States is setting up. Erdogan accused its NATO ally U.S. of forming a “terrorist force” at Turkey’s border. Ankara … Continue reading The Latest: Turkey’s Erdogan to ‘drown’ Syrian Kurdish force

North Korean orchestra, maybe joint hockey team at Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea/January 15, 2018 (AP) (STL.News) —North Korea’s delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea will include a 140-member orchestra, the two sides agreed Monday, while discussions continue over fielding a joint women’s hockey team. The two Koreas met Monday for the second time in a week as they try to hammer out details … Continue reading North Korean orchestra, maybe joint hockey team at Olympics

St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, January 15, 2018

St Louis Weather Conditions, Forecast & Air Quality Index readings published by STL.News ST LOUIS, MO/January 15, 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 15, 2018