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

Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP)(STL.News) — Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is taking her bid for a statewide recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election to federal court. After announcing Stein and recount supporters were dropping their case in state court, lawyer Jonathan Abady said they will seek an emergency federal court order Monday. “Make no … Continue reading Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court

Students: Slain USC prof was caring; arrested student quiet

LOS ANGELES (AP)(STL.News) — A graduate student arrested on suspicion of killing the professor who oversaw his work at the University of California was described by some of his fellow classmates as a quiet but seemingly normal young man while others say he was troubled and pegged as most likely to quit the group’s rigorous … Continue reading Students: Slain USC prof was caring; arrested student quiet

Fidel Castro’s final resting spot shrouded in mystery

SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP)(STL.News) — About a year ago, trucks full of building materials began arriving at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in the eastern Cuban city of Santiago.  On Saturday, a white cloth was draped over a new structure near the mausoleum for Cuban independence leader Jose Marti. Beyond those few clues, the details of Fidel … Continue reading Fidel Castro’s final resting spot shrouded in mystery

Green Party drops bid for statewide Pennsylvania recount

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP)(STL.News) — Green Party-backed voters dropped a court case Saturday night that had sought to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, in what Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein had framed as an effort to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked … Continue reading Green Party drops bid for statewide Pennsylvania recount

Raul Castro: Cuba will ban naming of monuments after Fidel

SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP)(STL.News) — Cuban President Raul Castro says his government will prohibit the naming of streets or public monuments after his brother Fidel in keeping with the former leader’s desire to avoid the development of a personality cult. Raul Castro told a crowd gathered to pay homage to Fidel Castro in the eastern city … Continue reading Raul Castro: Cuba will ban naming of monuments after Fidel

Police use ‘fake news’ in sting aimed at California gang

LOS ANGELES (AP)(STL.News) — Police investigating a notorious gang in a city on California’s central coast issued a fake press release that the chief credited with saving two men by deceiving gang members who wanted to kill them, but the ruse was criticized by news organizations who reported it as fact. Santa Maria Police Chief … Continue reading Police use ‘fake news’ in sting aimed at California gang

Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — Firefighters struggled to get to bodies in the rubble Saturday after a fire tore through a converted Oakland warehouse during a late-night electronic music party, killing at least 9 people and making the charred structure unsafe for emergency crews to enter.  Officials said they feared the death toll could rise as … Continue reading Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9