The Latest: 6 migrants found dead near Spanish island

PARIS/January 15, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the migration issues in Europe (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Spanish officials say the bodies of six migrants have been found close to the Canary Islands. Spain’s Marine Rescue service said five dead migrants were found in a large rubber boat close to the coast of Lanzarote. Another migrant … Continue reading The Latest: 6 migrants found dead near Spanish island

Titans split with Mularkey after 1st playoff win in 14 years

NASHVILLE, Tenn./January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Tennessee Titans have split with coach Mike Mularkey after he revived a team with the NFL’s worst record over two seasons and led them to their first playoff victory in 14 years. The Titans announced the move Monday, two days after a 35-14 loss to New England in the AFC … Continue reading Titans split with Mularkey after 1st playoff win in 14 years

Convicted Auschwitz guard bids for clemency to avoid prison

BERLIN/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A former Auschwitz death camp guard has launched a bid for clemency in a final bid to avoid serving his sentence as an accessory to murder. The dpa news agency reported Monday that attorneys for Oskar Groening have filed the appeal with authorities in Lueneburg, where he was convicted in 2015 as … Continue reading Convicted Auschwitz guard bids for clemency to avoid prison

Intel underfoot: Floor sensors rise as retail data source

MILWAUKEE/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The next phase in data collection is right under your feet. Online clicks give retailers valuable insight into consumer behavior, but what can they learn from footsteps? It’s a question Milwaukee-based startup Scanalytics is helping businesses explore with floor sensors that track people’s movements. The sensors can also be used in office … Continue reading Intel underfoot: Floor sensors rise as retail data source

Accord, Navigator, XC60 take top prize at Detroit auto show

DETROIT/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Automotive journalists crowned the Honda Accord the North American Car of the Year on Monday, a first for the longtime model that’s twice flirted for the top honor as a finalist. The 10th-generartion Accord edged out the Kia Stinger and Toyota Camry for the award, which was announced at the North American … Continue reading Accord, Navigator, XC60 take top prize at Detroit auto show

Poverty, past linked to Native Americans focus on MLK Day

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Anti-poverty activists in Albuquerque and a groundbreaking Cherokee Nation declaration about the tribe’s role in promoting equality after years of fighting to exclude descendants of slaves from its rolls are part of the focus of Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. At gatherings across the nation Monday, activists, residents and teachers … Continue reading Poverty, past linked to Native Americans focus on MLK Day

Major letdown for US women: Venus, Stephens out in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens was first to go, followed quickly by last year’s Australian Open runner-up, Venus Williams. CoCo Vandeweghe went out next as things really started to go crazy for the U.S. women, who eventually lost nine out of 10 first-round matches on a bleak opening day of the … Continue reading Major letdown for US women: Venus, Stephens out in Melbourne

Sinn Fein lawmaker quits after video angers Troubles victims

LONDON/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —An Irish nationalist lawmaker has resigned from Britain’s Parliament after sparking outrage by appearing to mock a massacre carried out during Northern Ireland’s decades of violence. Sinn Fein legislator Barry McElduff was shown in a Twitter video with a loaf of Kingsmill brand bread on his head, on the anniversary of the … Continue reading Sinn Fein lawmaker quits after video angers Troubles victims