New Mexico budget crisis rears its head in courts, colleges

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP)(STL.News) — New Mexico’s grinding budget crisis is taking a toll in courtrooms where overburdened attorneys have denied legal counsel to poor defendants, at museums reeling from layoffs and admission hikes, and at state universities and colleges grappling with steep spending cuts. A prolonged downturn in oil and natural gas markets continued … Continue reading New Mexico budget crisis rears its head in courts, colleges

“Rogue One” director Gareth Edwards has a cameo in the film

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Director Gareth Edwards says he gave himself a cameo in the “Star Wars” spinoff “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” But, as with most things “Star Wars,” Edwards is staying mum on what exactly that entails. The reveal, he said, might have to wait for the DVD extras. Edwards is a … Continue reading “Rogue One” director Gareth Edwards has a cameo in the film

Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson

(STL.News) — Alabama will play Washington and Ohio State is set to face Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals. The selection committee stayed with the same top four as it had going into championship weekend, leaving out Penn State even though the Nittany Lions won the Big Ten title game and beat Ohio State … Continue reading Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson

NFL’s 13th Sunday leads off with Chiefs-Falcons

(STL.News) — The NFL’s 13th Sunday gets underway with eight early afternoon games highlighted by the Kansas City Chiefs visiting the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons lead the NFC South by one game over Tampa Bay, which plays at San Diego in a late afternoon game. The Chiefs are in second place in the AFC West, … Continue reading NFL’s 13th Sunday leads off with Chiefs-Falcons

Trump faces pushback from base, allies over Romney musings

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) (Trump faces) — President-elect Donald Trump stood onstage during the debut night of his “Thank you” tour and teased that he was about announce a surprise Cabinet pick. But shouts could be heard from several sections of the Ohio crowd: “No Romney! No Romney!” Trump’s administration selections have largely been cheered by … Continue reading Trump faces pushback from base, allies over Romney musings

Authorities to conditionally move from bridge near protest

MANDAN, N.D. (AP)(STL.News) — North Dakota authorities have said they’ll move away from a key bridge near the main Dakota Access pipeline protest camp by Sunday afternoon if demonstrators agree to certain conditions. A Morton County Sheriff’s Office news release details the conditions as outlined Saturday by Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney. “The question was … Continue reading Authorities to conditionally move from bridge near protest

Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — President-elect Donald Trump is threatening heavy taxes as retribution for U.S. companies that move their business operations overseas and still try to sell their product to Americans. In a series of early-morning tweets Sunday, Trump vowed a 35 percent tax on products sold inside the U.S. by any business that fired American … Continue reading Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad

Fidel Castro’s ashes arrive at Cuba cemetery for interment

SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP)(STL.News)(Fidel Castro’s) – The Latest on the funeral of Fidel Castro in Santiago, Cuba (all times local): ___ 7:20 a.m. The crowds lining the road into the cemetery for Fidel Castro’s funeral are singing Cuba’s national anthem and shouting, “Viva Fidel!” The caravan entered the cemetery, but the road has been crowded and … Continue reading Fidel Castro’s ashes arrive at Cuba cemetery for interment