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WASHINGTON | No surprise: Kanye’s free-style riffs dominate Oval Office

WASHINGTON— Declaring that his red “MAGA” hat makes him “feel like Superman,” rapper Kanye West made a free-styling appearance in the Oval Office Thursday. Ahead of a private lunch, President Donald Trump and West spoke with reporters as they sat across from each other at the Resolute desk. West dominated the conversation with a series … Continue reading WASHINGTON | No surprise: Kanye’s free-style riffs dominate Oval Office

NEW YORK | Surprise: Publisher to celebrate Salinger centennial

NEW YORK— With J.D. Salinger’s centennial coming next year, the big news so far is that his publisher is planning to celebrate it. Little, Brown and Company announced Tuesday that new editions of “The Catcher in the Rye” and his three other works of fiction — “Franny and Zooey,” ”Nine Stories” and “Raise High the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Surprise: Publisher to celebrate Salinger centennial

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | The Latest: Police take serial killing suspect by surprise

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Latest on a serial killing and rape case in California (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A California sheriff says a former police officer accused of being a serial killer and rapist was taken by surprise when deputies swooped in and arrested him as he stepped out of his home. Sacramento County … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | The Latest: Police take serial killing suspect by surprise

Rousey shifts to wrestling with surprise Royal Rumble cameo

PHILADELPHIA /January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Ronda Rousey‘s next bout in the ring won’t come in mixed martial arts but in the world of professional wrestling. The biggest superstar in women’s MMA officially made the jump to WWE on Sunday night with a surprise appearance at the Royal Rumble in Philadelphia. The former UFC bantamweight … Continue reading Rousey shifts to wrestling with surprise Royal Rumble cameo

‘Obamacare’ surprise: Strong showing as nearly 9M sign up,

WASHINGTON /December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — In a remarkably strong show of consumer demand, nearly 9 million people signed up for “Obamacare” next year, as government numbers out Thursday proved predictions of its collapse wrong yet again. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said more than 8.8 million people have signed up in the … Continue reading ‘Obamacare’ surprise: Strong showing as nearly 9M sign up,

Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2017: ‘Feminism’

NEW YORK / December 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — This may or may not come as a surprise: Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2017 is “feminism.” Yes, it’s been a big year or two or 100 for the word. In 2017, lookups for feminism increased 70 percent over 2016 on Merriam-Webster.com and spiked several times … Continue reading Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2017: ‘Feminism’

Trump and the DMZ: The surprise that wasn’t to be

SEOUL, South Korea/November 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — It was the big surprise that was not to be. Donald Trump, America’s showman president, hatched a secret plan to visit the Korean Peninsula’s demilitarized zone before he ever left Washington last week on a five-nation tour of Asia, the White House said. Trump teased a show-stopper during … Continue reading Trump and the DMZ: The surprise that wasn’t to be