Tiger Woods returns with more curiosity than expectations

SAN DIEGO (AP)(STL.News) — With the Pacific Ocean behind him, Tiger Woods drew back his driver and sent it soaring across the blue sky Wednesday at Torrey Pines. Watching from 50 yards away was Jay Monahan, the new commissioner of the PGA Tour. “That’s a nice sight, isn’t it? Monahan said. He wasn’t referring to … Continue reading Tiger Woods returns with more curiosity than expectations

Soulard Coffee Garden Café

Great Coffee, Food & Ambiance Add Up For This Top 10 Spot – Soulard Coffee Garden Café St. Louis, MO/January 25, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – The Soulard neighborhood in South St. Louis is known for its parties (Oktoberfest & Mardi Gras), its bars, and restaurants.  But one of the best-loved coffee shops in St. Louis has … Continue reading Soulard Coffee Garden Café

Trump warns he’s ready to “send in the Feds’ to Chicago

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) Trump warns — President Donald Trump is serving notice he’s ready to “send in the Feds” if Chicago can’t reduce its homicide figures. Trump tweeted Tuesday night, “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!” … Continue reading Trump warns he’s ready to “send in the Feds’ to Chicago

Asian markets spurred by Wall Street rally

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP)(STL.News) — Asian markets gained Wednesday, building on Wall Street’s overnight rally. Shares in Japan rose on stronger-than-expected trade data and a weaker yen. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 surged 1.4 percent to 19,041.19 points while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.4 percent to 23,028.69. Sydney’s S&P ASX 200 gained 0.4 percent … Continue reading Asian markets spurred by Wall Street rally

Trump moving forward with border wall, weighs refugee cuts

WASHINGTON/January 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday, beginning with steps to build his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to two administration officials. He’s also expected to target so-called sanctuary cities and is reviewing proposals that would restrict the flow of refugees to the … Continue reading Trump moving forward with border wall, weighs refugee cuts

Oscars change their tune with ‘La La Land,’ diverse nominees

(STL.News) History was made across Tuesday’s 89th annual Academy Awards nominations, where the retro musical “La La Land” reaped a record-tying 14 nominations and a wave of African-American films, led by the luminous coming-of-age portrait “Moonlight,” resoundingly toppled two straight years of “so white” Oscars. The twin forces — Damien Chazelle’s candy-colored love letter to … Continue reading Oscars change their tune with ‘La La Land,’ diverse nominees

Yahoo’s 4Q shows modest strides amid security breach fallout

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)(STL.News) — Yahoo’s financial performance improved slightly during the fourth quarter while the company dealt with the fallout from massive security breaches that have jeopardized the $4.8 billion sale of its internet operations to Verizon Communications. The fourth-quarter report released Monday provided the latest snapshot of a shrinking company that has been steadily … Continue reading Yahoo’s 4Q shows modest strides amid security breach fallout

Venus Williams, Federer back in the thick of a Grand Slam

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP)(STL.News) — For all their Grand Slam successes, Venus Williams and Roger Federer still find themselves surprised to be in the semifinals at the Australian Open. Injuries, illness and advancing age can do that to the best of athletes, even 17-time major champion Federer and seven-time Grand Slam singles winner Williams, who has … Continue reading Venus Williams, Federer back in the thick of a Grand Slam