Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes needs Tommy John surgery

JUPITER, Fla. (AP)(STL.News) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes needs season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right arm. General manager John Mozeliak confirmed the diagnosis after an MRI. Reyes didn’t throw his scheduled bullpen session Tuesday because of a sore elbow. The 22-year-old Reyes made his major league debut Aug. 9 and was 4-1 … Continue reading Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes needs Tommy John surgery

Pope Francis: Native people have rights over their lands

VATICAN CITY/February 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that indigenous groups must give prior consent to any economic activity affecting their ancestral lands, a view that conflicts with the Trump administration, which is pushing to build a $3.8 billion oil pipeline over opposition from American Indians. Francis met with representatives of indigenous peoples … Continue reading Pope Francis: Native people have rights over their lands

Ethics watchdog calls on WH to investigate Conway’s comments

WASHINGTON/February 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The U.S. government’s ethics watchdog urged the White House to investigate and possibly discipline President Donald Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway for comments she made about Ivanka Trump’s fashion line, according to a letter made public Tuesday. The Office of Government Ethics wrote to White House attorneys that there was reason … Continue reading Ethics watchdog calls on WH to investigate Conway’s comments

$70 Million Apartment Complex to Breathe Life into Downtown Clayton

Construction Underway on $70 Million Apartment High-Rise Downtown Clayton CLAYTON, MO/February 15, 2017 (STL.News) ​It is official…construction has begun on the new $70 million, 26-story apartment building going up in downtown Clayton.  The 264-unit luxury apartment high-rise is being built at one of Clayton’s busiest intersections, the northeast corner of Brentwood and Forsyth Boulevards across … Continue reading $70 Million Apartment Complex to Breathe Life into Downtown Clayton

Flynn exit creates vacuum that Trump’s pragmatists may fill

WASHINGTON/February 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The dramatic departure of President Donald Trump’s hard-hitting national security adviser creates a vacuum of power and raises a key question about U.S. foreign policy: Will the pragmatists in the administration now gain clout? Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, both known as levelheaded technocrats, stand … Continue reading Flynn exit creates vacuum that Trump’s pragmatists may fill

Fears remain after evacuation lifted for 200K Californians

OROVILLE, Calif./February 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The stress of evacuation and an uncertain future were enough for Donald Azevedo and his family to opt to stay a few more nights in an emergency shelter rather than risk having to do it all again. The family was among the nearly 200,000 Californians who live downstream from … Continue reading Fears remain after evacuation lifted for 200K Californians

Harrison Ford has jet run-in at California airport

SANTA ANA, Calif./February 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Actor Harrison Ford had a potentially serious run-in with an airliner at a Southern California airport, NBC-TV reported. Ford, 74, was told to land his single-engine plane on a runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County on Monday, but he mistakenly landed it on a parallel taxiway, … Continue reading Harrison Ford has jet run-in at California airport

Most Asian markets gain after new Wall Street high

BEIJING/February 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Most Asian stock markets rose Wednesday after U.S. benchmarks hit new highs and Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. central bank could raise interest rates as soon as next month. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index rose 1 percent to 19,437.98 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumped 1.1 … Continue reading Most Asian markets gain after new Wall Street high