Rolling Stone’s Mick Jagger celebrates birth of 8th child

NEW YORK (AP) — Mick Jagger’s representatives say the rock legend has welcomed the birth of his eighth child. Jagger, the 73-year-old frontman of the Rolling Stones, was on hand Thursday at a New York hospital when girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, gave birth to the couple’s son. According to a statement, both parents are “delighted” and … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s Mick Jagger celebrates birth of 8th child

Union president Jones challenges Trump on Carrier

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — The union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter challenged the president-elect Thursday to back up his claim that a deal to discourage Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory would save 1,100 American jobs. “He overreacted, President-elect Trump did,” United Steelworkers 1999 President Alex Jones told CNN. “He should have come … Continue reading Union president Jones challenges Trump on Carrier

Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation’s youth. In a report being released Thursday, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy acknowledged a need for more research into the health effects of “vaping,” but said e-cigarettes aren’t harmless and too many teens are using them. “My concern … Continue reading Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat

Lady Gaga discusses PTSD struggle in open letter

Lady Gaga is opening up further on her struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder in an open letter. The 30-year-old singer revealed her diagnosis earlier this week on the “Today” show. In an open letter posted on her foundation’s website Wednesday, Gaga writes that it’s “a daily effort” to stay calm during normal everyday activities. She … Continue reading Lady Gaga discusses PTSD struggle in open letter

AP source: Chapman, Yankees reach deal for $86M, 5 years

OXON HILL, Md. (AP)(STL.News) — Aroldis Chapman found a spot in a most familiar bullpen — a very rich spot, too. The hard-throwing closer reached agreement to return to the New York Yankees on Wednesday night with the highest-priced contract ever for a relief pitcher, an $86 million deal for five years. A person familiar … Continue reading AP source: Chapman, Yankees reach deal for $86M, 5 years

Trump criticizes union leader critical of Indiana deal

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter to slam a union leader who criticized his deal to discourage air conditioner manufacturer Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory and moving its jobs to Mexico Trump tweeted Wednesday evening: “Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing … Continue reading Trump criticizes union leader critical of Indiana deal

ECB under pressure to extend stimulus amid uncertainties

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP)(STL.News) ECB — The European Central Bank is expected to extend its main stimulus program in an effort to secure economic growth and inflation in a region beset by political uncertainties. Analysts say the central bank for the 19 euro countries is likely Thursday to extend by at least six months past March … Continue reading ECB under pressure to extend stimulus amid uncertainties

Police urge no rush to judgment in shooting of Reno student

RENO, Nev. (AP)(STL.News) — Social media postings about a school district police officer shooting a Nevada high school student waving a knife toward classmates drew an immediate plea from authorities not to rush to conclusions about the on-campus incident. The 14-year-old boy was reported in critical condition with a gunshot wound at a Reno hospital, … Continue reading Police urge no rush to judgment in shooting of Reno student