School bus driver arrested as city mourns 5 children

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP)(STL.News) — A school bus driver was behind bars Tuesday after a crash killed five youngsters and plunged Chattanooga into mourning over what the mayor called the “most unnatural thing in the world” — a parent losing a child. Police said Johnthony Walker, 24, was speeding along a narrow, winding road Monday afternoon … Continue reading School bus driver arrested as city mourns 5 children

Times reporters tweet news of Trump meeting as it happens

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Reporters at The New York Times tweeted details from a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump as it happened on Tuesday, contrasting it with an off-the-record session Trump held a day earlier with leaders at the top television networks. Reporters Maggie Haberman and Mike Grynbaum sent a steady stream of Twitter quotes … Continue reading Times reporters tweet news of Trump meeting as it happens

Dow tops 19,000 as retailers lead stocks to new records

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 19,000 for the first time as the stock market extended its reach further into record territory. The gains came a day after four major market indexes closed at all-times highs at the same time, something that hadn’t happened since 1999. Retailers are surging as discount … Continue reading Dow tops 19,000 as retailers lead stocks to new records

Conway: Trump not interested in further Clinton probe

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — President-elect Donald Trump “doesn’t wish to pursue” further investigations into Hillary Clinton’s email practices, a top adviser said Tuesday, a turnaround from all the campaign rallies when Trump roused supporters to chants of “lock her up.” “I think Hillary Clinton still has to face the fact that a majority of Americans don’t … Continue reading Conway: Trump not interested in further Clinton probe

Americans who live near border say Trump’s wall is unwelcome

LOS EBANOS, Texas (AP)(STL.News) — All along the winding Rio Grande, the people who live in this bustling, fertile region where the U.S. border meets the Gulf of Mexico never quite understood how Donald Trump’s great wall could ever be much more than campaign rhetoric. Erecting a concrete barrier across the entire 1,954-mile frontier with … Continue reading Americans who live near border say Trump’s wall is unwelcome

US home sales reach strongest pace in nearly a decade

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — Americans bought homes in October at the fastest pace in nearly decade, helped out by low mortgage rates that have since started to climb following the presidential election of Donald Trump. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales of existing homes rose 2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate … Continue reading US home sales reach strongest pace in nearly a decade

A scare, then relief after powerful Japan quake and tsunami

TOKYO (AP)(STL.News) — At first, it was 2011 all over again. “It really came back. And it was so awful. The sways to the side were huge,” Kazuhiro Onuki said after northeastern Japan was jolted Tuesday by a magnitude-7.4 earthquake, the strongest since a devastating quake and tsunami five years ago. “But nothing fell from … Continue reading A scare, then relief after powerful Japan quake and tsunami