Continuing battle with media, Trump avoids news conference

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP)(STL.News) — Less than a month from taking office, President-elect Donald Trump has yet to hold the traditional news conference that most incoming presidents have held within days of their victory. As of Thursday, it had been 147 days since Trump held his last formal news conference as a candidate. Trump, … Continue reading Continuing battle with media, Trump avoids news conference

Stocks slide again as retailers and tech companies slip

Stocks slide again! NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Retailers took losses Thursday and pulled U.S. stocks lower in another day of mild trading before the holidays. Bed Bath & Beyond was pummeled after the home goods retailer reported weak results, and investors also dumped companies like Target, Staples and Dollar Tree. Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba fell … Continue reading Stocks slide again as retailers and tech companies slip

Ices Plain & Fancy

St. Louis’ Nitro Ice Cream Parlor St. Louis, MO/December 22, 2016 (STLRestaurant.News) For the sweet tooth that craves cool treats year round, Ices Plain & Fancy flash churns made to order Ice Cream right before your eyes using Liquid Nitrogen at a negative 320 degrees.  Located in a beautifully restored historic Victorian building in the … Continue reading Ices Plain & Fancy

Mark Zuckerberg unveils Morgan Freeman-voiced AI assistant

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — Mark Zuckerberg has enlisted the help of Morgan Freeman and taken a shot at Nickelback while unveiling his new artificial intelligence assistant. The Facebook founder and CEO showed off “Jarvis” with a post on the project and videos on his Facebook page. The voice interactive assistant takes its name from … Continue reading Mark Zuckerberg unveils Morgan Freeman-voiced AI assistant

Williams runs for 210 yards, TD in BYU’s Poinsettia Bowl win

SAN DIEGO (AP)(STL.News) — Jamaal Williams and the BYU Cougars are a good fit in San Diego bowl games. Once a staple of the Holiday Bowl, the Cougars won their second Poinsettia Bowl on a rainy Wednesday night thanks mostly to Williams. The senior gained 210 yards on 26 carries and scored once, and Tanner … Continue reading Williams runs for 210 yards, TD in BYU’s Poinsettia Bowl win

Stevie Wonder honored with Detroit street in his name

DETROIT (AP)(STL.News) — A Detroit roadway has been renamed for Motown legend Stevie Wonder. The award-winning singer and songwriter attended a Wednesday ceremony to honor him, alongside hundreds of people including Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and U.S. Rep. John Conyers. Applause broke out when the sign for “Stevie Wonder Ave” was unveiled along Milwaukee Avenue, … Continue reading Stevie Wonder honored with Detroit street in his name

Trump: Deadly violence in Germany is ‘attack on humanity’

Deadly violence in Germany PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP)(STL.News) — President-elect Donald Trump declared Wednesday that the deadly truck attack on a Christmas market in Germany was “an attack on humanity and it’s got to be stopped.” He also suggested he might go forward with his campaign pledge to temporarily ban Muslim immigrants from coming to … Continue reading Trump: Deadly violence in Germany is ‘attack on humanity’

Existing US home sales reach highest since February 2007

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — Americans bought homes in November in the fastest pace in nearly a decade. But rising mortgage rates, a deepening shortage of houses and higher prices are likely to weigh on the market next year. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that sales of existing homes rose 0.7 percent last month to … Continue reading Existing US home sales reach highest since February 2007