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NEW YORK | markets Right Now: Stocks open higher, building on gains

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, building on gains the market made a day earlier. Telecommunications companies rose Friday, led by a gain in AT&T. Major U.S. indexes are still at record highs. The British pound fell after British … Continue reading NEW YORK | markets Right Now: Stocks open higher, building on gains

Yzerman steps down as Lightning GM, BriseBois takes over

Steve Yzerman stepped down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning after building them into a perennial contender, handing the reins to longtime assistant Julien BriseBois just two days before training camp. Yzerman will move to a senior adviser role working under BriseBois and he said he was “100 percent committed” to the Lightning … Continue reading Yzerman steps down as Lightning GM, BriseBois takes over

CINCINNATI | ‘A horrific situation”: 4 dead in Cincinnati bank shooting

CINCINNATI  — A gunman opened fire Thursday morning in a building in the heart of Cincinnati in an attack that left him and three other people dead, police said. The shooting sent people scrambling across the city’s Fountain Square amid cries of “shooter!” It happened at a 30-story building, home to the corporate headquarters for … Continue reading CINCINNATI | ‘A horrific situation”: 4 dead in Cincinnati bank shooting

DALLAS | Police: Man who rammed Dallas station wasn’t targeting media

DALLAS — A man repeatedly rammed his pickup truck into the Fox television affiliate’s building in downtown Dallas before police detained him on Wednesday, though authorities said they don’t believe he was targeting the media. The man repeatedly crashed into the large windows near the entrance of the building that houses KDFW at around 6 … Continue reading DALLAS | Police: Man who rammed Dallas station wasn’t targeting media

CANTON, Ohio | Gil Brandt, Pat Bowlen nominated for Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio— Gil Brandt and Pat Bowlen have been nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame as contributors to the game. Currently a consultant to the NFL and one of the key figures in the staging of the draft, Brandt was one of the key contributors to the building of the Dallas Cowboys. As … Continue reading CANTON, Ohio | Gil Brandt, Pat Bowlen nominated for Hall of Fame

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Video shows chaos, heroism outside Florida school massacre

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— Florida authorities released video showing the chaos and heroism that took place outside a building during a high school massacre. The Broward Sheriff’s Office released videos Wednesday from five cameras surrounding the building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 died Feb. 14. The silent videos show blurred images of students … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Video shows chaos, heroism outside Florida school massacre

VA News: Nearly $700 Million in State Veterans Home Funding Leads to New Construction Projects

Funding Represents Largest Appropriation in Program’s History WASHINGTON — Recently the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it will use $685 million in funding from Congress to fund several State Veterans Home construction projects through the VA State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program. The new funding can be used where needed for repairs, renovation or … Continue reading VA News: Nearly $700 Million in State Veterans Home Funding Leads to New Construction Projects

UK: London tower may have used banned siding in renovation

LONDON/June 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London’s Grenfell Tower may have been banned under U.K. building regulations, two British ministers said Sunday as police continued their criminal investigation into the inferno that killed at least 58 people. Trade Minister Greg Hands said the government is carrying out … Continue reading UK: London tower may have used banned siding in renovation