Testing stem cells in tiniest hearts to fight birth defect

BALTIMORE (AP)(STL.News) — The 4-month-old on the operating table has a shocking birth defect, nearly half his heart too small or even missing. To save him, surgeons will have to totally reroute how his blood flows, a drastic treatment that doesn’t always work. So this time they are going a step further. In a bold … Continue reading Testing stem cells in tiniest hearts to fight birth defect

Sager remembered for love of family, sports, flashy attire

ATLANTA (AP)(STL.News) — Longtime TNT broadcaster Craig Sager was remembered for his love of family, sports and colorful attire at a memorial service Tuesday that produced laughs and tears. Among those attending the service were San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and members of Turner Sports TV family, including Ernie Johnson and Reggie Miller. The … Continue reading Sager remembered for love of family, sports, flashy attire

Travel stocks rise as Dow inches closer to 20,000

Dow inches closer to 20,000 NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Gains for banks and travel companies are pulling U.S. stock indexes to record levels on Tuesday. Travel companies like cruise lines and travel websites are giving consumer-focused companies a lift while financial firms are rising thanks to a recovery in bond yields and interest rates. The … Continue reading Travel stocks rise as Dow inches closer to 20,000

Report: DEA records show W. Va. flooded with painkillers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP)(STL.News) — Drug wholesalers shipped 780 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to West Virginia in just six years, a period when 1,728 people fatally overdosed on these two painkillers, according to an investigation by the Charleston Gazette-Mail. That amounts to 433 of the frequently abused opioid pills for every man, woman and child … Continue reading Report: DEA records show W. Va. flooded with painkillers

Global stocks waver as attacks in Germany, Turkey hike risks

Global stocks waver SEOUL, South Korea (AP)(STL.News) — Global markets wavered Tuesday as attacks in Germany and Turkey kept investors’ appetite for risk in check. The yen fell after the Bank of Japan kept its policy unchanged as expected. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.1 percent to 7,008.11 but France’s CAC 40 rose 0.3 … Continue reading Global stocks waver as attacks in Germany, Turkey hike risks

Trump cruises to Electoral College victory despite protests

Trump cruises to victory WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — There were many protesters but few faithless electors as Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote Monday — ensuring he will become America’s 45th president. An effort by anti-Trump forces to persuade Republican electors to abandon the president-elect came to practically nothing and the process unfolded largely according … Continue reading Trump cruises to Electoral College victory despite protests

‘Super Mario Run’: Price, connectivity missteps for Nintendo

NEW YORK (AP) — Super Mario might be running, but a hefty price tag for a mobile game just won’t fly with the masses. The world so far is underwhelmed by “Super Mario Run,” which Nintendo released for the iPhone last week. This is no “Pokemon Go,” which captivated millions of players in their quest … Continue reading ‘Super Mario Run’: Price, connectivity missteps for Nintendo

Fifth Harmony becomes quartet after Camila Cabello quits

(STL.News) – Camila Cabello has left Fifth Harmony to pursue a solo career but said the girl group shouldn’t be surprised by her departure. Cabello wrote in a statement posted on several on social media sites that she has repeatedly talked with the other group members about her plans to focus on a solo career. … Continue reading Fifth Harmony becomes quartet after Camila Cabello quits