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NAACP News: How to spend Martin Luther King Day

Baltimore, MD – Jan. 20, 2019 – The NAACP released the following statement about Dr. Martin Luther King holiday: Tomorrow, our nation will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man whose dream of an America that was truly equal for all its people has inspired generations of people to fight to … Continue reading NAACP News: How to spend Martin Luther King Day

10 Must Go Europe Countries to Visit in 2019

It’s that time of the year again:  your knees deep in work and the only thing that keeps you going is fantasizing about the well-deserved break you’ll treat yourself with. Whether you’ve been allured with all of the instagram pictures you’ve seen around Europe, or the thousand years old culture and history, antique architecture, outstanding … Continue reading 10 Must Go Europe Countries to Visit in 2019

CHICO, Calif. | Fire evacuees do their best on a sad Thanksgiving

CHICO, Calif.— Patty Rough lost her Paradise home and most of her belongings in the Camp Fire, and she had no place to cook a family meal on Thanksgiving. But she and her husband are safe, and she was still able to spend the holiday with her children over plates of turkey, cranberry sauce and … Continue reading CHICO, Calif. | Fire evacuees do their best on a sad Thanksgiving

Missouri News: STL Preparing for Growth in Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

New TSA Screening Equipment to Make Screening Process More Efficient ST LOUIS, MO – St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is gearing up for the start of the busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period, which gets underway this Friday, November 16.  STL is projecting a four percent increase in departing passengers over a 10-day period that … Continue reading Missouri News: STL Preparing for Growth in Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

NEW YORK | Target offers two-day shipping with no minimums for holiday

NEW YORK — Target will be offering for the first time two-day shipping with no minimum purchase this holiday, raising the stakes in the delivery wars during the busiest shopping season of the year. The offer, announced Tuesday, will start Nov. 1 and end Dec. 22. It’s part of the retailer’s overall strategy to bolster … Continue reading NEW YORK | Target offers two-day shipping with no minimums for holiday

LONDON | UK leader’s holiday from Brexit battles comes to noisy end

LONDON  — British Prime Minister Theresa May’s brief summer holiday from Brexit battles came to a noisy end Monday, as she faced attack from both sides of her divided Conservative Party. Archrival Boris Johnson inflamed speculation that he aims to oust May by branding her plan for Brexit “a disaster.” Johnson fumed in a newspaper … Continue reading LONDON | UK leader’s holiday from Brexit battles comes to noisy end

Krewe of Confetti Kids: Mardi Gras fun for children, too

NEW ORLEANS/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Mardi Gras is generally a family-friendly holiday and not just the often seen adults-only, drunken celebration. Children can be seen lining the parade routes, families spend weeks making costumes together and there’s even kid-centered parades. Ariana Maria Ybarra, a married mother with two young girls, says her family has … Continue reading Krewe of Confetti Kids: Mardi Gras fun for children, too

Toys R Us cites holiday “missteps,” says 182 stores to close

NEW YORK/January 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Toys R Us, a nostalgic favorite even as many shoppers moved to Amazon and huge chains like Walmart, plans to close up to 182 stores, or about 20 percent of its U.S. locations. The company that once dominated toy sales in the U.S. has been operating under bankruptcy protection since last … Continue reading Toys R Us cites holiday “missteps,” says 182 stores to close

The Latest: Trump hits the links in Florida for the holiday

PALM BEACH, Fla./December 26,2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The Latest on President Donald Trump during his Christmas holiday in Florida (all times local): 11:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is playing golf with one current and one former PGA player and a sitting U.S. senator. Trump went to his private golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida, on … Continue reading The Latest: Trump hits the links in Florida for the holiday

Pope on Christmas: Bethlehem trek’s like today’s migrations

VATICAN CITY/December 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Pope Francis in Christmas Eve remarks Sunday likened the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem to the migrations of millions of people today who are forced to leave homelands for a better life, or just for survival, and he expressed hope that no one will feel “there is … Continue reading Pope on Christmas: Bethlehem trek’s like today’s migrations

O Christmas tree! Storm topples Tennessee’s holiday spruce

NASHVILLE, Tenn. /December 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — O Christmas Tree! A Grinch of a storm has toppled the official holiday spruce in Tennessee’s capital city. Area media outlets report that Nashville’s 40-foot (12-meter) Norway spruce was toppled overnight, with officials blaming a combination of wind, rain and possibly a defective anchor. More than 2,000 people … Continue reading O Christmas tree! Storm topples Tennessee’s holiday spruce

The Latest: Trump begins holiday after signing tax bill

WASHINGTON /December 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 4:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is in Florida celebrating the holidays and a much-needed political victory. Before departing for his Mar-a-Lago estate, Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law. He also put off a government shutdown by signing a … Continue reading The Latest: Trump begins holiday after signing tax bill

Trump pays holiday visit to wounded troops at Walter Reed

BETHESDA, Md. /December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — President Donald Trump paid a holiday visit Thursday to wounded service members at Walter Reed National Medical Center, hailing them as “some of the bravest people anywhere in the world.” During his visit, the president awarded the Purple Heart to 1st Lt. Victor Prato of the 127th Airborne … Continue reading Trump pays holiday visit to wounded troops at Walter Reed

Drive Safe and Sober This Holiday Season

MODOT offers this “Drive Safe and Sober This Holiday Season” message JEFFERSON CITY, MO/December 21, 2017 (STL.News) –During this hustle and bustle time, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists to plan ahead for their holiday travel, and drive with caution. Historically the Christmas and New Year holiday season is a deadly … Continue reading Drive Safe and Sober This Holiday Season

FedEx says record number of holiday deliveries are on track.

OMAHA, Neb. /December 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — A record number of holiday packages are on track to arrive this year, and the package delivery companies appear to be handling the load well. FedEx offered the latest update Tuesday on its busiest time of the year as it released its fiscal second quarter earnings report. “We … Continue reading FedEx says record number of holiday deliveries are on track.

Holiday travel chaos ahead after Atlanta airport outage

ATLANTA / December 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — While power has been restored to the world’s busiest airport, the travel woes will linger for days. Thousands of people were stranded Monday morning at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where more than 1,000 flights were grounded just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush. A sudden … Continue reading Holiday travel chaos ahead after Atlanta airport outage

Mario Batali gives holiday recipe in same email as apology

NEW YORK / December 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Celebrity chef Mario Batali has issued an apology to his newsletter subscribers for his sexual misconduct against women, but he confounded some by ending his message with a recipe for a “holiday-inspired breakfast.” Batali was immediately blasted on social media for including in the Friday email the … Continue reading Mario Batali gives holiday recipe in same email as apology

Snow may not be deep in Deep South, but it worries locals

ATLANTA /December 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The snow that dusted parts of the Deep South early Friday delighted schoolchildren with an unexpected holiday but also revived panicky memories for many adults of past storms that trapped commuters on interstates for hours. In Alabama, manager Liza Snell worked the morning shift at Bertile’s Restaurant, as coffee … Continue reading Snow may not be deep in Deep South, but it worries locals

Holiday Cheers at the Historic Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Anheuser-Busch Brewery Shining Bright this Holiday Season St. Louis, MO/December 7, 2017 (STL.News) –It wouldn’t be the holidays in St. Louis without the annual Anheuser-Busch Brewery Light Display!  In its 32nd year, the Brewery is celebrating the season once again by inviting thousands to the company’s flagship brewery to share in the experience of over … Continue reading Holiday Cheers at the Historic Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Holiday Light Displays Brighten Christmas Celebrations

St. Louis Area Light Displays Continue to Draw Crowds of Spectators St. Louis, MO/December 6, 2017 (STL.News) –Christmastime is a combination of traditions from around the world. Putting evergreen trees inside homes first started in Germany during the 16th century.  The notion of decorating with poinsettias began in Mexico, and the concept of mistletoe being … Continue reading Holiday Light Displays Brighten Christmas Celebrations

Support “10,000 Cards for the Troops!” Holiday Initiative by Spencer’s Neighborhood

106.5 The Arch and Spencer’s Neighborhood announce Veteran’s Holiday Initiative St. Louis, MO/December 1, 2017 (STL.News) –The holidays are supposed to be time for celebration, and joy but this holiday season, as with many others, thousands of wounded Veterans will be spending their holidays in the hospital recovering, many in our own backyard.  For them, … Continue reading Support “10,000 Cards for the Troops!” Holiday Initiative by Spencer’s Neighborhood

Poll: Many don’t want to talk politics this Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON/November 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Pass the turkey — but maybe hold the politics. The already-fraught topic now includes allegations of sexual misconduct against politicians of various political stripes. From GOP President Donald Trump to Democratic Sen. Al Franken, politicians past, present and aspiring stand accused of sexual misconduct and that could keep tensions high … Continue reading Poll: Many don’t want to talk politics this Thanksgiving

Spend Your Black Wednesday at Krieger’s Hometown Sports Bar

Krieger’s Hometown Sports Bar Hosts Biggest Drinking Night of the Year – Black Wednesday BALLWIN, MO/November 19, 2017 (STL.News) – Everybody’s heard of Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year!  That’s the day after Thanksgiving.  But the biggest drinking night of the year is the night before that big holiday feast and they … Continue reading Spend Your Black Wednesday at Krieger’s Hometown Sports Bar

Veterans Day marked with parades, somber ceremonies

November 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) Americans honored their military veterans Saturday with a parade in the wintry cold of New York City, where one World War II vet thanked onlookers for remembering, and in a somber ceremony in a Texas community bloodied by a church massacre where almost half of those killed had ties to the … Continue reading Veterans Day marked with parades, somber ceremonies

MDC Closes three St. Louis area offices this week to observe Veterans Day

St. LOUIS, MO/November 6, 2017 (STL.News) – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will close three staffed offices in the St. Louis Region this week in observance of Veterans Day. Visitors should note that in cases where office closures apply, the rest of the areas, including trails, boat launches and other outdoor facilities, where applicable, … Continue reading MDC Closes three St. Louis area offices this week to observe Veterans Day

Asian shares gain on strong factory data for China, Japan

TOKYO/October 2, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Shares in Asia are higher after China and Japan reported stronger- than- expected factory data. Markets in China, Hong Kong, India and South Korea were closed Monday for national holidays. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock index rose 0.2 percent to 20,400.78 and the S&P ASX/200 jumped 0.8 percent to … Continue reading Asian shares gain on strong factory data for China, Japan

Politics, marches dominate summer’s last hurrah on Labor Day

September 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) Labor Day is a holiday to honor the American worker, but it also has a political bent. Across the country gatherings and parades invite politicians to march and speak on the day that also marks a final hurrah for summer. Here’s a look at how the United States celebrated its Labor … Continue reading Politics, marches dominate summer’s last hurrah on Labor Day

Fourth of July brings mixed feelings for some minorities

ALBUQUERQUE, NM/July 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — As many in the United States celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, some minorities have mixed feelings about the revelry of fireworks and parades in an atmosphere of tension on several fronts. How do you celebrate during what some people of color consider troubling times? Blacks, Latinos and immigrant … Continue reading Fourth of July brings mixed feelings for some minorities

Celebrate Freedom the Independent Way – Don’t Drink and Drive

Don’t drive impaired; it’s not worth it – Don’t drink and drive! JEFFERSON CITY/June 27, 2017 (STL.News) – To assure that you only see the flashing lights of fireworks this Independence Day, and not those of a police car, be smart – don’t drive impaired. Local law enforcement will be especially watchful for impaired drivers … Continue reading Celebrate Freedom the Independent Way – Don’t Drink and Drive

The Latest: Trump honors fallen in Memorial Day address

WASHINGTON/May 29, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) Memorial Day Address — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s Memorial Day observance (all times local): 3:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is offering the nation’s “boundless” gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans in defense of the United States. Trump dedicated his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief … Continue reading The Latest: Trump honors fallen in Memorial Day address