Dolphins earn 1st playoff berth since 2008 with Denver loss

MIAMI (AP), (STL.News) — Now that the Miami Dolphins are in the playoffs for the first time in eight years, they’ll try to end an even longer drought. They haven’t won a postseason game since 2000. The Dolphins clinched an AFC wild-card berth Sunday night when Denver lost to Kansas City 33-10. The Broncos’ defeat, … Continue reading Dolphins earn 1st playoff berth since 2008 with Denver loss

Pop superstar George Michael dies of heart failure at 53

LONDON (AP)(STL.News) — George Michael’s moment of liberation followed what seemed at first to be a time of deep humiliation. He was blessed with sensual good looks and an exquisite voice, attributes he used to become first a teenybopper heartthrob and then a mature solo artist with videos that played up his considerable appeal. He … Continue reading Pop superstar George Michael dies of heart failure at 53

Fans mourn George Michael as charities praise his good works

LONDON (AP)(STL.News) — Grieving fans mourned the death of pop star George Michael as British charities praised his behind-the-scenes generosity on behalf of numerous causes. The singer’s death was announced late Sunday. Many paid tribute on Facebook and Twitter and others cited years of good works that received little publicity. Fans placed flowers and other … Continue reading Fans mourn George Michael as charities praise his good works

Russia: Focus is on faults, not terror, in plane crash probe

SOCHI, Russia (AP)(STL.News) — A pilot error or a technical fault — not terrorism — is likely to be the cause of the plane crash into the Black Sea, Russia’s transport minister said Monday as the nation held a day of mourning for the victims. All 84 passengers and eight crew members on the Russian … Continue reading Russia: Focus is on faults, not terror, in plane crash probe

Asian stocks lower in light trading after Christmas

BEIJING (AP)(STL.News) — Stock markets in Japan and China declined Monday in light trading after Christmas with most other Asian markets closed. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.8 percent to 3,085.82 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 shed 0.1 percent to 19,416.03. Seoul’s Kospi gained 0.1 percent to 2,037 and India’s Sensex retreated 0.8 percent … Continue reading Asian stocks lower in light trading after Christmas

From Obama, a final Christmas tribute to the troops he’s led

A final Christmas tribute from Obama KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP)(STL.News) — For eight years, Barack Obama has led a military fighting in multiple theaters overseas, becoming the only president in U.S. history to serve full two terms with the nation at war. On Sunday, he sought to pay tribute to the men and women who … Continue reading From Obama, a final Christmas tribute to the troops he’s led

An Old Fashioned Family Dinner – Diamond Mineral Springs Restaurant

Diamond Mineral Springs Restaurant Grantfork, IL/December 25, 2016 (STLRestaurant.News) Diamond Mineral Springs Restaurant – As the New Year approaches, many of us are making resolution to enjoy life a little more.  We want to slow down, spend more time with family, and take time to appreciate the world around us.  A drive to the countryside … Continue reading An Old Fashioned Family Dinner – Diamond Mineral Springs Restaurant

Russia examines all possible reasons for Black Sea jet crash

SOCHI, Russia (AP)(STL.News) — Backed by ships, helicopters and drones, Russian rescue teams searched Sunday for victims after a Russian plane carrying 92 people to Syria crashed into the Black Sea shortly after takeoff. Investigators said they were looking into every possible cause for the crash, including a terror attack. All 84 passengers and eight … Continue reading Russia examines all possible reasons for Black Sea jet crash