Offshore quake causes tsunamis, nuclear worries in Japan

TOKYO (AP)(STL.News) — A powerful earthquake off the northeast Japanese shore Tuesday sent residents fleeing to higher ground and prompted worries about the Fukushima nuclear power plant destroyed by a tsunami five year ago. Lines of cars were seen snaking away from the coast in the pre-dawn hours after authorities issued a tsunami warning and … Continue reading Offshore quake causes tsunamis, nuclear worries in Japan

Get used to heat records; study predicts far more in future

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is already setting twice as many daily heat records as cold records, but a new study predicts that will get a lot more lopsided as man-made climate change worsens. Under normal conditions, without extra heat-trapping gases from human activity, the nation should set about the same number of hot … Continue reading Get used to heat records; study predicts far more in future

Live from New York! The elevators to Trump’s residence

NEW YORK (AP) — The three golden elevator doors in the Trump Tower lobby have turned into the most unlikely television feature. C-SPAN is carrying a near-constant video feed across from the elevator bank, catching people as they arrive for and depart from meetings with President-elect Donald Trump at his residence. Monday offered star-gazing potential … Continue reading Live from New York! The elevators to Trump’s residence

Tainted Ramirez, Rodriguez on Hall ballot with Guerrero

NEW YORK (AP) — Steroids-tainted stars Manny Ramirez and Ivan Rodriguez are on baseball’s Hall of Fame ballot for the first time along with Vladimir Guerrero. Jeff Bagwell is the top holdover on the 2017 Baseball Writers’ Association of America 34-player ballot announced Monday. He fell 15 votes short of the required 75 percent in … Continue reading Tainted Ramirez, Rodriguez on Hall ballot with Guerrero

Official: 6 dead in Chattanooga elementary school bus crash

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP)(STL.News) — Six people were killed Monday when a Chattanooga school bus with 35 young children aboard crashed, turned on its side and wrapped around a tree, according to the district attorney. Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston told media outlets that five people died at the scene and one died at the … Continue reading Official: 6 dead in Chattanooga elementary school bus crash

Oil price rally on OPEC hopes helps shore up stocks

LONDON (AP)(STL.News) — European stock markets eked out some modest gains Monday as oil prices pushed higher amid hopes of an upcoming production-cut deal from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX was up 0.3 percent at 10,700 while France’s CAC-40 index rose 0.5 percent to 4,526. The FTSE … Continue reading Oil price rally on OPEC hopes helps shore up stocks

O’Hare airport workers to announce strike date Monday

CHICAGO (AP)(STL.News) — O’Hare Airport – Thanksgiving holiday air travelers will soon learn when hundreds of workers plan to strike this week at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Service Employees International Union Local 1 officials say they will announce the date of their strike during a news conference Monday. About 500 workers committed to a strike … Continue reading O’Hare airport workers to announce strike date Monday

Trump the dealmaker keeps any Cabinet decisions under wraps

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Call him the dealmaker-elect. By his own account, President-elect Donald Trump has worked out a few agreements after a parade of weekend visitors who could land major appointments in his administration. There were hints but no decisions to announce. Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee in 2012, was “under active and serious … Continue reading Trump the dealmaker keeps any Cabinet decisions under wraps