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HOUSTON | Spokesman: George HW Bush is eager to get well, go to Maine

HOUSTON |  April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said. Jim McGrath said Monday on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is “responding to treatments and appears to be recovering.” He was admitted Sunday morning … Continue reading HOUSTON | Spokesman: George HW Bush is eager to get well, go to Maine

HOUSTON | Spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush in failing health

HOUSTON |April 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Former first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek additional medical treatment, a Bush family spokesman said. “Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus … Continue reading HOUSTON | Spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush in failing health

Afghanistan: Car bomb near stadium kills 13, says official

KABUL, Afghanistan /March 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  A car bombing outside a sports stadium in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on Friday killed 12 people and wounded 40 others, an official said. Aminullah Abed, the chief of the province’s public health department, said the casualties were received at a hospital in the province’s capital, Lashkar Gah, with … Continue reading Afghanistan: Car bomb near stadium kills 13, says official

Taliban ambush kills local police chief in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan/January 02, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A district police chief in Afghanistan was killed in a Taliban ambush as he rushed to a checkpoint that was under attack, an official said. Iqbal Bahir, the spokesman for the police chief of the western Farah province, said two other policemen were wounded in the attack late Monday. The Taliban, … Continue reading Taliban ambush kills local police chief in Afghanistan

The Latest: Iran condemns Trump tweet on economic protests

TEHRAN, Iran/December 30,2017(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on protests in Iran (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Iran has strongly condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet supporting a wave of economic protests sweeping major cities in Iran. A state television report on Saturday quoted Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, as saying that “Iranian people give no credit … Continue reading The Latest: Iran condemns Trump tweet on economic protests

Airlines inch back to normalcy after airport blackout

ATLANTA /December 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The nation’s air-travel system struggled to get back on schedule and re-book stranded passengers Monday after a fire and blackout at the world’s busiest airport forced the cancellation of over 1,500 flights days before the start of the Christmas rush. Travelers sat on the floor, slumped in chairs or … Continue reading Airlines inch back to normalcy after airport blackout

MSNBC paid woman who said Chris Matthews harassed her

/December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — A spokesman for MSNBC on Sunday confirmed a report that a staffer at the news channel nearly two decades ago had been paid and left her job after she complained she was sexually harassed by “Hardball” host Chris Matthews. The spokesman said the woman approached CNBC executives in 1999 to … Continue reading MSNBC paid woman who said Chris Matthews harassed her

Firefighters brace for second week of California wildfires

LOS ANGELES /December 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Southern California enters its second week engulfed in flames, fire officials anticipate more growth and danger due to continued strong wind gusts, no rain and decades-old dry vegetation. A powerful flare-up on the western edge of the largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned … Continue reading Firefighters brace for second week of California wildfires