Earthquake in Peru destroys dozens of homes, kills 1 man

LIMA, Peru /January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —   A powerful earthquake struck off Peru’s coast early Sunday, tumbling adobe homes in small, rural towns, killing at least one person and injuring dozens, officials said. The sole fatality was a man crushed by a falling rock, officials said. They said many of those injured were in Caraveli … Continue reading Earthquake in Peru destroys dozens of homes, kills 1 man

Defense rose to challenge for Eagles

PHILADELPHIA/January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  When Carson Wentz went down for the Philadelphia Eagles, the pressure fell on backup Nick Foles and everyone else to step up. The defense rose to the challenge in the first playoff game. They harassed Matt Ryan, contained Julio Jones and made a goal-line stand at the end in a … Continue reading Defense rose to challenge for Eagles

The Latest: Trump doesn’t know if shutdown will occur

PALM BEACH, Fla./January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says he doesn’t know if the government will shut down at the end of the week. Temporary government funding expires at midnight Friday, and some government functions will begin shutting down unless lawmakers reach … Continue reading The Latest: Trump doesn’t know if shutdown will occur

US champ Stephens out, Ostapenko into 2nd round in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Sloane Stephens’ woes since her winning her first Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open have continued with a first-round loss at the Australian Open. No. 13-seeded Stephens was serving for the match in the 10th game of the second set against Zhang Shuai but dropped her serve. She … Continue reading US champ Stephens out, Ostapenko into 2nd round in Australia

Casino shuttle boat engulfed by flames, dozens safely escape

TAMPA, Fla./January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Fire swiftly engulfed a shuttle boat Sunday afternoon used to ferry patrons to a casino ship off Florida’s Gulf Coast, forcing the crew and dozens of passengers to jump into chilly waters close to shore, authorities said. Fifteen people complaining of chest pain, smoke inhalation and other minor injuries … Continue reading Casino shuttle boat engulfed by flames, dozens safely escape

Showdowns set: Jags-Patriots in AFC, Vikings-Eagles in NFC

NEW YORK/January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Watch out, New England. Here comes Sacksonville. Get ready, Philly. The Vikings are sailing into town. Tom Brady and the big game-tested Patriots (14-3) square off against the sack-happy Jacksonville Jaguars (12-6) next Sunday in the AFC championship game in Foxborough, Massachusetts — with the winner headed to the Super … Continue reading Showdowns set: Jags-Patriots in AFC, Vikings-Eagles in NFC

Chicago, Illinois Sets Tourism Record Of 55 Million Visitors In 2017

Tourism Industry Supported More Than 146,000 Jobs Reaching Every Part of Chicago; A 17 Percent Increase in Jobs Since 2010 CHICAGO, IL/January 14, 2018 (STL.News) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago today announced that visitors to the city in 2017 reached 55.2 million – a new record and 2.5 percent increase over the previous … Continue reading Chicago, Illinois Sets Tourism Record Of 55 Million Visitors In 2017

Sheriff: Casino shuttle boat ablaze, all 50 passengers safe

TAMPA, Fla./January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A boat shuttling patrons to a casino ship off the Florida Gulf Coast became swiftly engulfed by flames Sunday afternoon, and dozens of passengers and crew escaped by jumping into chilly waters near shore, authorities said. Fifteen people complaining of chest pain, smoke inhalation and other minor injuries were … Continue reading Sheriff: Casino shuttle boat ablaze, all 50 passengers safe