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PARIS | Lawsuit lays bare Israel-made hack tools in Mideast, Mexico

PARIS  — One day late last year, Qatari newspaper editor Abdullah Al-Athbah came home, removed the SIM card from his iPhone 7 and smashed it to pieces with a hammer. A source had just handed Al-Athbah a cache of emails suggesting that his phone had been targeted by hacking software made by Israel’s NSO Group. … Continue reading PARIS | Lawsuit lays bare Israel-made hack tools in Mideast, Mexico

LOS ANGELES | Jansen gives up 2 HRs in return, Cards top Dodgers 5-3

LOS ANGELES — Since the calendar turned to August, the St. Louis Cardinals have been on a tear. They kept it up against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, who allowed ninth-inning homers to Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter in his return from the disabled list in a 5-3 loss to the Cardinals on Monday night. St. … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Jansen gives up 2 HRs in return, Cards top Dodgers 5-3

CHIANG RAI, Thailand  | In new video, boys crave food, wait to go home next week

CHIANG RAI, Thailand  — The 12 boys and their soccer coach are recovering well and in a brief new video list their food wish lists while the health minister says they’re expected to be discharged next week. Video messages of the boys from a Saturday news conference show them still wearing surgical masks, a safeguard … Continue reading CHIANG RAI, Thailand  | In new video, boys crave food, wait to go home next week

The Latest: Monaco GP is literally close to home for Leclerc

The Latest on one of motorsport’s busiest days (all times local): 2 p.m. The Monaco Grand Prix is close to home for Charles Leclerc — literally. In fact, the 20-year-old Leclerc could literally jump out of bed and into his car: Leclerc lives in an apartment near the race’s start-finish line. He is the first … Continue reading The Latest: Monaco GP is literally close to home for Leclerc

Hot Home Trend: Double-Pocket Doors That Make a Statement

April 9, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Pocket doors are not only getting a chic makeover in recent years, but they really can be key to solving some design challenges in small spaces too. And for the “wow” factor, try a double-pocket door. Pocket doors are those that slide right into the wall when opened. It’s like … Continue reading Hot Home Trend: Double-Pocket Doors That Make a Statement

Among Rohingya, refugee squalor can seem better than home

DHAKA, Bangladesh /January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Both Bangladesh and Myanmar insist the repatriations of Rohingya Muslims will go smoothly, with thousands of refugees who fled their homes in terror just a few months ago crossing the border back into Myanmar and returning safely to their villages. Eventually, more than 650,000 Rohingya are supposed to … Continue reading Among Rohingya, refugee squalor can seem better than home

Average 30-year mortgage rates slip to 3.95 percent

WASHINGTON/January 04, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, making it slightly more affordable to borrow for a home. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages slipped to 3.95 percent from 3.99 percent last week. The average has tumbled from 4.20 percent a year ago. The average rate on 15-year … Continue reading Average 30-year mortgage rates slip to 3.95 percent