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DALLAS  | #MeToo cases in the spotlight as Southern Baptists convene

DALLAS  — The Southern Baptist Convention opens its annual national meeting Tuesday in an anxious mood as the denomination’s all-male leadership grapples with the fallout of multiple sexual misconduct cases. One order of business is a draft resolution co-signed by dozens of SBC leaders calling on the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. to repudiate … Continue reading DALLAS  | #MeToo cases in the spotlight as Southern Baptists convene

TIJUANA, Mexico  | Group running asylum caravan fears spotlight comes at a cost

TIJUANA, Mexico — The group that organized a monthlong caravan of Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States wanted to draw attention to the plight of people fleeing violence. If headlines are any measure, it has been a smashing success. President Donald Trump and Cabinet members have called the caravan a deliberate attempt to … Continue reading TIJUANA, Mexico  | Group running asylum caravan fears spotlight comes at a cost

Schumer’s ‘cave’? Shutdown deal puts spotlight on Dem leader

WASHINGTON /January 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Republicans tried to make Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer the face of the government shutdown. Now, he’s becoming the face of the Democratic retreat. For two days, Schumer, perhaps the most powerful Democrat in Washington, succeeded in keeping his party unified in a bid to use the government funding … Continue reading Schumer’s ‘cave’? Shutdown deal puts spotlight on Dem leader

‘Executed’ North Korean pop diva takes Olympic spotlight

PYONGYANG, North Korea/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Just a few years ago, she was reportedly executed by a North Korean firing squad. Now, Pyongyang’s top pop diva is a senior ruling party official and a surprise headliner in the run-up to the South Korean Winter Olympics. Hyon Song Wol, the photogenic leader of Kim Jong Un’s hand-picked … Continue reading ‘Executed’ North Korean pop diva takes Olympic spotlight

Blige, Glover, Jay-Z in spotlight at NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES  /January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, Anthony Anderson and Danny Glover will be in the spotlight at the 49th NAACP Image Awards Monday night. Anderson is hosting the ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, which will be broadcast live on TV One. Glover will receive the President’s Award for his … Continue reading Blige, Glover, Jay-Z in spotlight at NAACP Image Awards

Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump’s fiery tweet

WASHINGTON /December 13, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump lashed out at the New York Democrat in a provocative tweet that claimed she’d begged him for campaign contributions and would “do anything” for them. Gillibrand, who’s up for re-election next year and is considered a possible … Continue reading Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump’s fiery tweet