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

Madonna raises $7.5M for Malawi, slams Trump in Miami show

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP)(STL.News) — Madonna kissed Ariana Grande, repeatedly criticized President elect Donald Trump and said she was ashamed to be an American in a magnetic performance in Miami on Friday night where she raised more than $7.5 million for the African nation of Malawi. The Material Girl dug deep into her personal treasures, … Continue reading Madonna raises $7.5M for Malawi, slams Trump in Miami show

No. 4 Washington beats No. 9 Colorado 41-10 for Pac-12 title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — Washington’s opportunistic defense and dominant running game most likely ended any debate about whether the Huskies’ weak non-conference schedule would keep them out of the College Football Playoff. Taylor Rapp returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown and Myles Gaskin ran for 159 yards to help No. 4 … Continue reading No. 4 Washington beats No. 9 Colorado 41-10 for Pac-12 title

Website seeks to match migrants with employers in Germany

BERLIN (AP)(STL.News) — A startup company in Berlin is trying to help integrate last year’s flood of migrants into the German workforce with a tailor-made online job market for new arrivals. The website www.MigrantHire.com was founded earlier this year by a mix of Germans and migrants, and operates with a staff of five volunteers out … Continue reading Website seeks to match migrants with employers in Germany

Dazed Tennessee residents get first look at wildfire rubble

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP)(STL.News) — Charlotte Moore needed a phone charger. “I’ll just get it at home,” she shrugged. Then she remembered that her home was gone. The realization came as she made the familiar drive up to the top of Laurel Mountain in the Roaring Fork neighborhood of Gatlinburg on Friday, where what lay ahead … Continue reading Dazed Tennessee residents get first look at wildfire rubble

Supreme Court hears cases about use of race in redistricting

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — The Supreme Court is returning to the familiar intersection of race and politics, in a pair of cases examining redistricting in North Carolina and Virginia. The eight-justice court is hearing arguments Monday in two cases that deal with the same basic issue of whether race played too large a role in the … Continue reading Supreme Court hears cases about use of race in redistricting

Jury going into next week in ex-officer’s murder trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP)(STL.News) — The jury in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer charged with gunning down a black motorist will continue deliberating next week, despite at one point Friday appearing deadlocked by a juror who told the judge he could not “with good conscience approve a guilty verdict.” The panel … Continue reading Jury going into next week in ex-officer’s murder trial

Professor fatally stabbed on USC campus, student arrested

LOS ANGELES (AP)(STL.News) — A student stabbed a psychology professor to death on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on Friday in what was a personal dispute, authorities said. Los Angeles Police Officer Meghan Aguilar said the professor was killed inside the Seeley G. Mudd building in the heart of campus. She … Continue reading Professor fatally stabbed on USC campus, student arrested