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Articles from May 12, 2016

Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Top New J.D. Power Survey
Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways kept their first-place rankings in a new J.D. Power survey that gauges customer satisfaction, but other airlines showed improvement in key categories, including Southwest Airlines, the dominant carrier serving St....
Athletes of the Week for May 12
Derick ClemonsEureka trackA senior sprinter, Clemons turned in an outstanding performance in the Suburban West Conference Championships at Parkway South. As the anchor leg of the 1,600-meter relay team, Clemons ran a 47.7- second split to catch and pass...
Bluenotes: Ott, Edmundson Return to Lineup for Game 7
DALLAS * As several Blues said with starry eyes Wednesday morning, playing in a Game 7 is what every player dreams about early in his career. But as a few found out heading into the team's second series-deciding game in as many rounds, not everyone gets...
Blues Sent Dallas Crowd to the Exits Early
DALLAS * One step closer to the Stanley Cup Finals.Displaying the perseverance and resolve that has been a staple of their 2015-2016 season, the Blues pounded their way to the Western Conference finals in resounding fashion Wednesday night.The Blues...
Blues Turn Game 7 into a Blowout to Advance
DALLAS * As Wednesday went along, the anxiety at workplaces throughout St. Louis continued to build. Sixteen days after sitting through an agonizing Game 7 against Chicago, waiting until the third period for the game-winning goal, how could Blues fans...
Blunt to Meet with Trump, Plans to Caution Him on His Language
WASHINGTON * Sen. Roy Blunt will be among Republican congressional leaders meeting with presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday, and in that meeting Blunt plans to caution Trump on the campaign language he uses, a Blunt aide said Wednesday."Senator...
Bombings Kill 93 in Iraqi Capital's Bloodiest Day This Year
BAGHDAD * In the deadliest violence in Baghdad this year, three car bombs claimed by the Islamic State group killed 93 people across the Iraqi capital Wednesday, demonstrating the extremists' ability to mount significant attacks despite major battlefield...
Business Digest
Agrolimen buys remaining stake in Nature's Variety * Spain's Agrolimen has acquired the remaining stake in Maryland Heights- based Nature's Variety it didn't already own. Agrolimen first made an investment in pet food maker Nature's Variety in July 2014, forming...
Campaign Contribution Limit Proposal Defeated in Missouri Senate
JEFFERSON CITY * Missouri Senate leadership quashed a last-ditch effort Wednesday to limit campaign contributions and reveal the donors to secretly funded advocacy groups.While senators debated a proposal that would rein in lobbyist freebies, state Sen....
Cardinals 5, Angels 2 (Box Score)
CARDINALS 5, ANGELS 2Cardinals AB R H BI BB SO Avg.Carpenter 3b 2 0 0 1 0 0 .260Piscotty rf 4 0 2 1 0 0 .323Holliday dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 .243Moss lf-1b 3 1 1 0 1 1 .237Molina c 4 1 2 0 0 0 .325Adams 1b 4 1 1 1 0 2 .266Hazelbaker lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282Grichuk...
Cardinals Piece Together Win over Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. * The Cardinals' offense has built its success this season on the backs of the plodding, the rebuilding, the huddled mediocre toward the bottom of the standings.Jaime Garcia hasn't had such prerequisites.The Cardinals' lefty dropped his...
Congress Moving toward More Than $1 Billion to Confront Zika Virus
WASHINGTON * Congress is considering a $1.1 billion special appropriation to confront the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that is especially dangerous to pregnant women and could be a threat in Missouri this summer."We are going to look carefully...
Cubs Ace Arrieta Not Surprised by Strasburg Contract
CHICAGO * Cubs ace Jake Arrieta saw the numbers for Stephen Strasburg's new contract with Washington. He wasn't surprised at all.Arrieta is one of several players potentially affected by Strasburg's $175 million, seven-year deal with the Nationals, preventing...
Defiant Trump Brushes off GOP Critics on Eve of Ryan Meeting
WASHINGTON * Donald Trump brushed off his Capitol Hill critics on Wednesday, declaring he doesn't need House Speaker Paul Ryan or other leery Republican leaders, even as he prepared to sit down with them. His defiant message came amid new signs that...
Editorial: Revoke St. Louis County Smoking-Ban Exemptions
For workers and visitors to some businesses in St. Louis County, the countywide smoking ban has become a joke, instead of the good policy and common-sense public health effort it was supposed to be. On Jan. 2, 2011, after winning voter approval by a...
Editorial: Time for a Big Shakeup on the St. Louis County Election Commission
The multiple blunders during the April 5 elections certainly warranted a shake-up among the St. Louis County election administrators. This newspaper sought to give current election directors the benefit of the doubt and time to account for their mistakes,...
Elliott Comes Up Big for Blues after Game 6 Lapse
DALLAS * Everyone on the Blues knew what was going to happen. Even after coach Ken Hitchcock pulled Brian Elliott in Game 6, they knew there was no way he wouldn't be in goal for Game 7."There's no question about it," center Paul Stastny said. "Did he have...
Elliott's Back in Goal, and Back to What He's Done in Playoffs
DALLAS * Normally when you ask a hockey player about a personnel decision like who should be in goal, they defer. It's not up to them. It's the coach's call. All options are good. We support whatever the decision is.But when the Blues gathered at Lambert...
Evacuees from Alberta Fire Start Receiving Money
EDMONTON, Alberta * More than 80,000 wildfire evacuees started receiving direct financial assistance Wednesday from the Alberta government and the Canadian Red Cross as officials asked for patience in getting residents home following the devastating wildfire...
Family of Slain St. Ann Man Struggles with Allegation That Best Friend Killed Him
ST. ANN * Five-year-old Steven "Roy" Quinn Jr. had his aunt hold him earlier this week and asked if they could talk to God.Family had told him that his father, Steven Quinn Sr., went to heaven. The man's best friend since childhood, Brandon Behnk, is accused...
Finland Beats Hungary to Lead Group B at World Hockey
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia * Finland took the top spot in the world hockey championship Group B Wednesday with a 3-0 win over Hungary, on a day which also saw two Slovak players taken to a hospital.Even though Hungary has no NHL players and last won a top-level world...
Fox Orders Series Based on 'Lethal Weapon,' 'Exorcist'
LOS ANGELES * Two TV series based on big-screen hits will be part of Fox's new season."Lethal Weapon" starring Damon Wayans Sr. and "The Exorcist" with Geena Davis are set for its 2016-17 schedule, the network said Tuesday.Wayans will play Roger Murtaugh,...
Future of Brazil's President on the Line in Key Senate Vote
BRASILIA, Brazil * Brazil's Senate on Wednesday night slowly neared a historic vote on impeaching President Dilma Rousseff, likely ending 13 years of government by her left-leaning party amid a spate of crises besetting Latin America's largest nation.If...
Game 7 Showdown for Sharks, Predators
All season long the San Jose Sharks faced questions about why they could be so dominant on the road but struggle to win at home.In the biggest game yet of their season, the Sharks hope their playoff home success carries over to Game 7 of their second-round series...
Girls Soccer Notebook for May 12
Francis Howell North rarely plays a soccer game that's not close. Sixteen of its 19 games this season have been decided by one goal, and another was a scoreless tie.Fortunately for the Knights, they've been awfully good in those games.Howell North (14-4-1),...
Google to Ban Payday Lending Ads, Calling Industry 'Harmful'
NEW YORK * Internet giant Google said Wednesday it will ban all ads from payday lenders, calling the industry "deceptive" and "harmful."Google's decision could have as much or even more impact on curtailing the industry than any move by politicians,...
Grizzlies, Rascals Ready for Season to Start
Phil Warren knows a thing or two about Frontier League baseball.When the Gateway Grizzlies open the independent league season Friday night against the Washington (Pa.) Wild Things at GCS Ballpark in Sauget, it will mark Warren's 10th season as manager...
Hines, William Joseph "Bill" of Flat
Hines, William Joseph "Bill" of Flat, MO, formerly of St. Louis, MO, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the age of 67. He was born on January 30, 1949 in Waynesville, MO to the William W. Hines and Ruby Marie (Cook) Hines. Bill was preceded in death...
Hochman: Truest Blues Fans Rock Bobby's Place
Come with me, and you'll be, in a world of pure inebriation.The door with the hockey-stick handle opens, and you're inside Bobby's Place, the haven that's a Blues fan's heaven: Hundreds of sudden best friends in Blues blue; a blaring foghorn and $1 Pabst Blue...
Journalists' Ferguson-Related Lawsuit against St. Louis County Police Settled
ST. LOUIS * Four journalists who alleged abuse during the 2014 Ferguson protests have reached a confidential settlement with the St. Louis County police, lawyers said Wednesday.The department agreed to "adopt policy changes that will address the issues...
Kander Submits Proposals to Avoid Repeat of Flawed St. Louis County Election
CLAYTON * Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander on Wednesday submitted a list of recommendations his office believes will help St. Louis County avoid the pitfalls that blemished April 5 voting.The proposals duplicate several of the reforms that election officials...
Kansas Again Delays Medicaid Cutoff for Planned Parenthood
COLUMBUS, Ohio * Planned Parenthood sued Ohio's health department on Wednesday, saying thousands of patients could be denied access to HIV tests, cancer screenings and other services under a law designed to strip public money from the organization's...
Law & Order
JENNINGS > Man stabbed to death at home * A woman returned home about 1 a.m. Wednesday and found her husband, Tommie McDowell, 41, dead with multiple stab wounds, St. Louis County police said. It happened in the 6300 block of Lena Avenue. Sgt. Shawn...
Local Digest
ST. LOUIS > I-44 to close briefly at I-55 * Crews will close the ramp from eastbound Interstate 44 to northbound Interstate 55 at 8 p.m. Friday, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.All lanes on the ramp are set to reopen by 4 p.m. Saturday,...
Missouri Man Put to Death for Killing Deputy, 2 Others; Could Be Last Execution for Some Time
BONNE TERRE, Mo. * A man who killed two people in a drug dispute and a sheriff's deputy in a subsequent shootout was put to death Wednesday in what could be Missouri's last execution for some time.Earl Forrest, 66, went to the home of Harriett Smith...
Missouri Will Soon Be Able to Review, Evaluate Health Insurance Premiums
Missouri may soon have the authority to review the prices of some health insurance plans before they're sold to consumers in the state.A measure to enact the change was approved Tuesday by the Legislature, and it's headed to Gov. Jay Nixon's desk.Health...
Mizzou Softball Swings, Misses
Mizzou student athletes, please hear this:You look uninformed. You look entitled. You look like you are willing to hurt your university for reasons you can't really explain.These are the things your critics are saying about you.Stop proving them right.When...
MLB Notes: Nationals' Harper Is Suspended, Appeals
Nationals' Harper is suspended, then appealsNationals outfielder Bryce Harper, the reigning National League Most Valuable Player, was suspended for one game and fined Wednesday by Major League Baseball for his behavior following a recent ejection. Harper...
MLB Roundup: Padres Sweep Cubs in Doubleheader
Padres sweep CubsDrew Pomeranz tied a career high with 10 strikeouts, in six scoreless innings, and Christian Bethancourt hit a long solo home run to give visiting San Diego a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.That gave the Padres a sweep...
MoDOT's Proposed Spending Plan Includes Big Projects on Interstate 270
A proposed Missouri Department of Transportation spending plan spanning the next five years calls for $3.97 billion in construction work, the bulk of which will be used for maintenance.That plan includes a $118 million project to upgrade portions of the...
Nation Briefs: Planned Parenthood Sues over Ohio Law That Strips Funding
Detroit girl kills herself with grandmother's gunPolice say a young girl fatally shot herself in Detroit after finding a handgun under her grandmother's pillow. Detroit police Sgt. Michael Woody says in an email that police responded around midnight...
NFL Notes: Team to Honor Former Big Red Standout Roy Green
Former St. Louis and Arizona Cardinals receiver Roy Green will be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor at halftime against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Oct. 2.He spent 12 seasons with the Cardinals in St. Louis and Arizona from 1979-90, starting...
North Carolina's Transgender Law Creates Tangle of Lawsuits
RALEIGH, N.C. * The dueling lawsuits over North Carolina's law on bathroom use by transgender people have landed in the hands of three federal judges appointed by Republican presidents, with both sides trying to maneuver into the most favorable courtroom...
Official: Fire in Texas Fertilizer Plant Blast Was Criminal
WEST, Texas * A fire that caused an explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant that killed 15 people in 2013 was a criminal act, federal authorities announced Wednesday.Federal and state investigators said no arrests have been made but that they were investigating...
Ortiz: Blues Send Dallas Crowd to the Exits Early
DALLAS * One step closer to the Stanley Cup Finals.Displaying the perseverance and resolve that have been a staple of their 2015-2016 season, the Blues pounded their way to the Western Conference finals in resounding fashion Wednesday night.The Blues...
People
Emma Watson is named in Panama PapersThree years ago, "Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson created a company, Falling Leaves Ltd., in the British Virgin Islands, "for the sole purpose of protecting her anonymity and safety," a representative for her says.So...
Pew Study Sees a Shrinking Middle Class in Major U.S. Cities, Including St. Louis
WASHINGTON * In cities across America, the middle class is hollowing out.A widening wealth gap is moving more households into either higher or lower-income groups in major metropolitan areas, with fewer remaining in the middle, according to a report...
Pregnant Mice with Zika Give Clues to Virus Transmission
In just a few months, researchers at Washington University infected pregnant mice with Zika and learned more about how the virus can be passed to the fetus and cause birth defects."It has been remarkable to see the speed at which the scientific discoveries...
Professor Wants Olympics Delayed or Moved
LONDON * With the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro less than three months away, a Canadian professor has called for the Olympics to be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak, warning the influx of visitors to Brazil will result in the avoidable...
Raasch: How Trump Got to Where He Is
WASHINGTON * To understand Donald Trump, one must first understand this era of 21st century shocks.A disputed 2000 election resulted in a George W. Bush presidency that a large swath of America always saw as illegitimate. The 9/11 terrorist attacks shattered...
Raptors Start Fast and Hold off Heat Rally
DeMar DeRozan matched a playoff high with 34 points, Kyle Lowry had 25 and the Toronto Raptors beat the visiting Miami Heat 99-91 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.Bismack Biyombo had 10 points for the...
Retailers Lead a Broad Decline in Stocks as Macy's Plunges
NEW YORK * A rout in retail stocks pulled U.S. indexes down on Wednesday. Macy's, the largest U.S. department store chain, slashed its annual profit forecast after it reported a steep drop in earnings. Office Depot and Staples took big losses after a...
Scherzer Fans 20, Ties Nine-Inning MLB Record as Nats Win
WASHINGTON * Max Scherzer struck out 20 batters, matching the major-league record for a nine-inning game as he pitched the Washington Nationals past the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday night.Scherzer, who is from Parkway Central High and the University...
Soucy, M.D. John C. Jr. of Wentzville
Soucy, M.D. John C. Jr. of Wentzville, MO passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the age of 81. John is the devoted husband of Mary Kay Soucy; dear father of John Soucy, Maureen Soucy; stepfather of Roric (Michelle) Griffith and Sara Hitchcock; cherished...
Spieth Back to Golf after Long Break Following Masters Slip
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. * Four weeks away from golf, Jordan Spieth feels like he is starting a brand new season.It's everyone else who is looking behind.The Players Championship is Spieth's first tournament since he lost a five-shot lead on the back...
Sports Digest: Nyquist Jogs at Pimlico
Nyquist jogs at Pimlico in Preakness preparationKentucky Derby champion Nyquist took his first steps on the track at Pimlico Race Course just after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Baltimore, exhibiting the composure that has carried him to the top of his 3- year-old...
Storms Leave Path of Hail Wreckage
Strong thunderstorms with large hail and high winds struck the St. Louis area at midday Wednesday, downing trees and damaging cars and a few homes.A large tree fell across three homes in the 6900 block of Dale Avenue in St. Louis, south of Forest Park,...
Study: Bakken Oil Field Leaks 275,000 Tons of Methane Yearly
BISMARCK, N.D. * The oil-producing region of North Dakota and Montana leaks 275,000 tons of methane annually, a significant amount of the greenhouse gas but less than previously believed, a study released Wednesday said.The data were collected two years...
Study Finds Levels of Tau Protein Better Predicts Alzheimer's
Scientists have shown that measures of the tau protein inside nerve cells better predict symptoms of dementia than the protein amyloid beta, where research has largely focused.The study by Washington University School of Medicine was published Wednesday...
The Great Midwest Jobs Lie of 2016
A primary election has just swept through Indiana, and Sen. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump both won comfortably with some version of a promise to "bring back jobs and manufacturing to America." Midwest voters clinging to this hope need to steel themselves...
Trade Deal Would Allow Illinois Manufacturers to Flourish Once More
Illinois has always been associated with hard work and quality manufactured goods. Unfortunately, our manufacturers have not been reaching their full potential in recent years. This has much to do with the fact that the new and emerging markets around...
Trout: Former Angel Grichuk 'Breaking the Ice' of Big-League Talent
ANAHEIM, Calif. * At one point during a pause in action, late in Tuesday's game at Angels Stadium, Randal Grichuk stood in the Cardinals' dugout and made eye contact with Angels center fielder Mike Trout. He didn't have to say a word for Trout to know...
Vlad Makes Video Game Finals; Hughes, Hepkins Lead Parade
HE'S VLAD, HE'S NATIONWIDE * Vladimir Tarasenko has defeated Dallas' Jamie Benn and goes to the final round of EA Sports' "NHL17" playoffs in which the winner gets the cover of the newest version of the popular video game.Tarasenko will go against Joe...
Wednesday's Results - High School
BASEBALLBayless 104 30 8 5 2Hancock 63(10) 40 23 12 3W-Travis Hulsey. ---Union 000 141 0 6 6 4Washington 011 010 0 3 0 0W-Ethan Hughes. HR-U, Jacob Fleming.---FZ North 023 010 1 7 8 0Troy 021 200 1 6 12 2W-Casey Mareschal. L-Manning Johnson.Holt 000...
White Ex-Cop Faces Federal Charges in Walter Scott's Death
CHARLESTON, S.C. * A white former South Carolina police officer facing a state murder charge in the shooting death of unarmed black motorist Walter Scott has been indicted on federal charges including depriving the victim of his civil rights.An indictment...
World Briefs: Italy Joins Rest of Europe in Giving Rights to Gay Couples
Venezuelans clash with police over presidential recallVenezuelan protesters clashed Wednesday with police who fired tear gas on marchers demanding that election officials start counting signatures for a vote to recall President Nicolas Maduro.Opposition...
Young, Isaac E. Monday
Young, Isaac E.Monday, May 9, 2016. Beloved husband for 62 years of Marilyn Young; father and father-in law of David Young (Jody), Roger Young (Deborah Wenkert), Janet Rodgers (Lee) and Steve Young (Ellen); dearest grandfather of Amye (Dave) Rappe, Sara...
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