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Trump calls Democrats not applauding him ‘un-American’

BLUE ASH, Ohio /February 05, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— President Donald Trump accused Democrats on Monday of being “un-American” and perhaps even “treasonous” for refusing to cheer positive news during his State of the Union address, as he turned an appearance arranged to promote new tax cuts into a session bashing the political opposition. Even as Trump celebrated … Continue reading Trump calls Democrats not applauding him ‘un-American’

Venezuelans ‘loot to eat’ amid economic tailspin

PUERTO CABELLO, Venezuela/January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The cab of Carlos Del Pino‘s big rig gave him a nerve-rattling front-row seat to a surge in mob attacks on Venezuela’s neighborhood markets, cattle ranches and food delivery trucks like his. Shortly after pulling away from the docks at Puerto Cabello, the country’s biggest port, he witnessed 20 people … Continue reading Venezuelans ‘loot to eat’ amid economic tailspin

Big 12 schools continue beating up on one another

January 14, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—The Big 12 can stake a claim as the nation’s best conference. It has the top RPI rating, five teams ranked in the AP Top 25 and eight teams in the top 50 of the KenPom.com rankings. The only problem: The teams have been beating up on each other since conference play started. … Continue reading Big 12 schools continue beating up on one another

IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu

TRENTON, N.J/January 09, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of a nasty flu season and supplies from factories in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico have been slow to rebound. Supplies of saline and nutrient solutions were already tight before hurricanes pounded Puerto … Continue reading IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu

The Latest: Greek Orthodox mark Epiphany with Istanbul swims

VATICAN CITY/January 06, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the Epiphany observances Christians in many parts of the world are holding: (all times local): 1:20 p.m. The Greek Orthodox Christian community in Istanbul has celebrated Epiphany with the traditional blessing of the waters. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians around the world and … Continue reading The Latest: Greek Orthodox mark Epiphany with Istanbul swims

Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall is expecting 2nd child

LONDON/January 05, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Officials say Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall are expecting their second child. Buckingham Palace said Friday the queen and the royal family are “very pleased’ with the news. The pregnancy comes just over a year after Tindall suffered a miscarriage shortly before Christmas in 2016. She … Continue reading Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall is expecting 2nd child

Bitter cold tests winter-wise, delivers shock to South

INDIANAPOLIS/January 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Bitterly cold temperatures gripped much of the nation on Tuesday, testing the mettle of even winter-wise northerners and delivering a shock to those accustomed to far milder weather in the South. The cold has been blamed for at least a dozen deaths, prompted officials to open warming centers in the … Continue reading Bitter cold tests winter-wise, delivers shock to South

Spieth starts a new year with a new status: He’s engaged

KAPALUA, Hawaii/January 02, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — Jordan Spieth now can remember 2017 for a silver jug and a diamond ring. Spieth confirmed Tuesday that he proposed to longtime girlfriend Anne Verret, and while he kept the details to a minimum, she said yes. “It was a fantastic year,” Spieth said. The 24-year-old Texan won the claret jug … Continue reading Spieth starts a new year with a new status: He’s engaged