Revelers bid adieu to a year of conflicts, celebrity deaths

(STL.News) – As 2016 draws to a close, revelers around the world are bidding a weary adieu to a year filled with political surprises, prolonged conflicts and deaths of legendary celebrities. How people are ushering in the new year: AUSTRALIA Sydney sent up a dazzling tribute to 2016’s fallen icons with a New Year’s Eve … Continue reading Revelers bid adieu to a year of conflicts, celebrity deaths

The Latest: Defense mostly dominates 1st half in Peach Bowl

ATLANTA (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the College Football Playoff Peach Bowl semifinal game between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Washington. All times local. 4:55 p.m. Alabama backup tailback Bo Scarbrough was one of the few offensive players producing big plays in a defense-dominated first half. Scarbrough gained 80 yards on nine carries, including … Continue reading The Latest: Defense mostly dominates 1st half in Peach Bowl

Expansion plans for Drury Hotels Co. in 2017

Drury Hotels Co. announces expansion plans for 2017 CREVE COEUR, MO/December 31, 2016 (STL.News) Drury Hotels has released expansion plans for 2017 opening 6 hotels and maybe more.  Drury expanded into the Cleveland market in 2016.  2017 plans are to open new locations Nashville, Milwaukee, Chandler Arizona, Fort Myers Florida, Frisco Texas, Cape Girardeau, and … Continue reading Expansion plans for Drury Hotels Co. in 2017

Anna Manning, new CEO at Reinsurance Group of America

New CEO at Reinsurance Group of America CHESTERFIELD, MO/December 31, 2016 (STL.News) Beginning January 1st, 2017, Reinsurance Group of America (Ticker: RGA) will have a new CEO.  Anna Manning is currently President and a Directory, but will take be CEO replacing retiring CEO, A. Greig Woodring. Throughout 2016 Manning has assumed responsibilities held by CEO, … Continue reading Anna Manning, new CEO at Reinsurance Group of America

IS claims Baghdad blasts that killed at least 28

BAGHDAD (AP)(STL.News) — A pair of bomb blasts targeting a market in central Baghdad Saturday killed at least 28 people and wounded at least 54, according to police and medical officials. The attacks took place early Saturday morning in al-Sinak, a busy market selling car accessories, food and clothes as well as agricultural seeds and … Continue reading IS claims Baghdad blasts that killed at least 28

Obama lines up a meeting with lawmakers, a speech in Chicago

Obama lines up a meeting with lawmakers HONOLULU (AP)(STL.News) — Eager to stop Republicans from destroying his signature health care law, President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers will meet next week to try to forge a common strategy. Obama also plans a major valedictory speech in Chicago, his hometown, shortly before his presidency ends. Obama … Continue reading Obama lines up a meeting with lawmakers, a speech in Chicago

Hot Spot for Fresh Italian at a Great Price – Tavolo V

Tavolo V Is an OpenTable Top 10! St. Louis, MO/December 30, 2016 (STLRestaurant.News) – Some neighborhoods are quietly idyllic, others buzz with energy.  The Loop hums with excitement.  The stretch of Delmar Blvd from between The University City lions at Trinity and the MetroLink Station at Des Peres is teaming with interesting shops and restaurants. … Continue reading Hot Spot for Fresh Italian at a Great Price – Tavolo V

Russia, brushing off Obama, looks to friendlier Donald Trump

HONOLULU (AP)(STL.News) — Stung by new punishments, Russia is looking straight past President Barack Obama to Donald Trump in hopes the president-elect will reverse the tough U.S. stance toward Moscow of the last eight years. In a stunning embrace of a longtime U.S. adversary, Trump is siding with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Whether Trump steers … Continue reading Russia, brushing off Obama, looks to friendlier Donald Trump