St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from July 26, 2016

2 Dead in Shooting at Florida Nightclub's 'Teen' Party
FORT MYERS, Fla. * With the Orlando massacre still fresh on everyone's mind, the mother of a young man who was slain at a nightclub early Monday had warned her son about what to do if there were a shooting: "Hit the floor, find a table."But when gunfire...
ACLU Lawsuit Says University City Shouldn't Have Ejected Citizen from Contentious Meeting
ST. LOUIS * In a federal lawsuit filed Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union says that University City Mayor Shelley Welsch should not have ordered police to eject a citizen who was speaking at a contentious meeting earlier this year.The suit says...
After $2.8 Million Verdict, Panel Meets in Secret to Discuss Future of Missouri's Veterans Chief
JEFFERSON CITY * A $2.8 million jury verdict against Missouri's top veterans official has left a commission that oversees the agency scrambling to decide what comes next.Just days after a Cole County jury sided against Missouri Veterans Commission Executive...
After Turmoil, Sanders, Michelle Obama, Warren Thrill Convention
PHILADELPHIA * Ending months of animosity, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same economic causes that enlivened his supporters, signaling it was time for them, too, to rally behind the...
At Least 19 Killed, Dozens Injured in Knifing near Tokyo
SAGAMIHARA, Japan * At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack Tuesday at a home for people with mental disabilities in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in generations in Japan.Police said they responded...
Bohlmann, Ralph Arthur a Former President of the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod and of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis
Bohlmann, Ralph Arthur a former president of the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod and of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, passed from this life on Sunday, July 24 2016. He was 84. Ralph was born February 20, 1932 in Palisade, Nebraska, the second child...
Business Digest
Express Scripts 2Q revenue, claims decline * Express Scripts Holding Co., the nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager, reported prescriptions fell slightly during the second quarter along with revenue. Total adjusted claims declined to 315 million...
California Fire Burns Buildings as Residents Balk at Leaving
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. * A raging wildfire that forced thousands from their homes on the edge of Los Angeles continued to burn out of control Monday as frustrated fire officials said residents reluctant to heed evacuation orders made conditions more dangerous...
Cardinals Will Have to Face Chapman Again
NEW YORK * A longstanding riddle the Cardinals have avoided all season long because of his relocation to the American League is returning to the National League Central and will play a role in deciding how and if the Cardinals reach October.Flamethrower...
Cards Get a Much-Needed Night Off
NEW YORK * Although the forecast for lingering severe weather proved wrong as the storm clouds left Queens soon after the teams did, Monday's postponement was just right for the Cardinals.The heavy rain never came.The needed respite did.A rigorous week...
Carter Casts Doubt on Military Partnership with Russia
WASHINGTON * Defense Secretary Ash Carter cast doubt Monday on prospects for a military partnership with Russia to combat the Islamic State inside Syria.At a Pentagon news conference with Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Carter...
Clay Faces Two Challengers in Primary: Chappelle-Nadal and Haas
With a week remaining until the Aug. 2 primary, the Democratic candidates running for the 1st Congressional District seat are making their final push to convince voters to send them to Washington.Incumbent Rep. William Lacy Clay is making the pitch that...
Couple Improving after Shooting at North County Beauty Supply Store; Girl, 13, Remains in Custody
BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS * A couple critically injured in a shooting at their daughter's beauty supply store in north St. Louis County are improving, a family friend said.The man and woman, both in their 70s, were shot last Tuesday while working at King's...
Cubs Trade for Chapman a Nightmare for Cards
This has to be one of the Cardinals' worst nightmares.We're talking Fredbird breaking out in cold sweats kind of scary.Not only is Aroldis Chapman back in the N.L. Central, the "Cuban Missile" now fires for the Cubs.That Cubs team the Cardinals keep...
Deaths Elsewhere
Rev. Mr. Tim LaHaye * The author of the best-selling "Left Behind" novels about the return of Jesus and the rapture has died.A publicist for the Rev. Mr. LaHaye says the novelist died Monday (July 25, 2016) in San Diego, days after suffering a stroke....
Digest: Earnhardt Wonders When He Can Return
Earnhardt still wondering when he will returnDale Earnhardt Jr. warned Monday that his return to NASCAR could take longer than planned.NASCAR's most popular driver is scheduled to miss his third consecutive race this Sunday with concussion-like symptoms....
DNC Digest
MONDAY AT A GLANCE* Sanders: Choice is 'not even close' * FBI investigating hacking of DNC * Is Bill Clinton an asset or a liability? * Sanders supporters protest, are cited * Wasserman's primary road gets roughQUOTE OF DAY'Like millions of Americans,...
DODGERS 9, CARDINALS 6 (Box Score - LATE SUNDAY, July 24, 2016)
LATE SUNDAY (July 24, 2016)DODGERS 9, CARDINALS 6Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg.Utley 2b 5 1 1 0 1 1 .261Seager ss 5 1 2 0 0 0 .306Turner 3b 4 2 2 0 1 0 .272Gonzalez 1b 5 2 3 4 0 1 .284Kendrick lf 5 2 2 2 0 0 .274Grandal c 3 0 0 0 1 1 .209Toles rf 4...
Editorial: Carl for Circuit Attorney. Other 'County' Office Elections Should Disappear
Because St. Louis is both a city and a county, St. Louis city voters will see races for three of the "county" offices on the Aug. 2 ballot. The longtime incumbent circuit attorney and sheriff are not seeking re-election. Incumbent Treasurer Tishaura...
Editorial: Just What the Roiled Democrats Needed: A Bear Attack
The great American humorist Will Rogers would have killed on Twitter. "I don't belong to an organized political party. I'm a Democrat." Just 63 characters.The political party known for its chaos was at its finest during this year's primary season. The...
EPA Moves to Regulate Climate-Warming Airliner Pollution
WASHINGTON * Jet engine exhaust from airliners endangers human health and adds to climate change, the government said Monday in taking the first step toward regulating those emissions.The Environmental Protection Agency said it would use its authority...
Farewell to VCRs: Japanese Maker to Shelve Once-Hit Product
TOKYO * Japanese electronics maker Funai Electric Co. says it's yanking the plug on the world's last video cassette recorder.A company spokesman, who requested anonymity citing company practice, confirmed Monday that production will end sometime this month,...
FBI Investigates DNC Hacking; Clinton Campaign Blames Russia
WASHINGTON * The FBI said Monday that it was investigating how thousands of Democratic National Committee emails were hacked, a breach that Hillary Clinton's campaign maintains was committed by Russia to benefit Donald Trump.A statement from the FBI...
Ferguson's New Code of Conduct to Be Put to the Test at Meeting Tuesday
FERGUSON * For nearly two years, Ferguson City Council meetings have featured gag gifts, props, banners, shouts, rants, curses and "unwelcome" physical contact.To restore order, the City Council unanimously approved a Code of Conduct ordinance last month.The...
From the First Hours in Philly, It's Clear There's Work to Do
PHILADELPHIA * We arrived in Philadelphia on Sunday morning, excited about kicking off the Democratic National Convention on Monday in a show of party unity.I'm still confident that we'll ultimately be able to do that. But my first hours on the ground...
Gordo: Cards Have Chips They Can Bring to Trade Table
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak has assets to dangle as the waivers-free trade deadline nears.His big league roster is overcrowded when healthy. He has a stockpile of young power arms. High-potential hitters populate his teams in the lower minor...
IS Attacker: Germans "Won't Be Able to Sleep Peacefully"
ANSBACH, Germany * A Syrian man who tried unsuccessfully to claim asylum in Germany pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and vowed that the nation's people "won't be able to sleep peacefully anymore" before blowing himself up outside a wine...
Joe's St. Louis
WEATHER, INCOMING * One thing you can say about Ballwin native Craig Moeller, the new chief meteorologist at KSDK (Channel 5):He knows how to get off to a good start.Moeller started Monday at KSDK, but not before posting a video to the station's Facebook...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Go kart rider hurt in crash with police SUV * A man was injured Saturday after running a red light in his go kart and crashing into a marked police SUV. The crash took place abiut 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of North Kingshighway...
Literary Animals Make Fine Pets
Release of the new Disney movie, "The Secret Life of Pets," got me thinking about pets during these dog days of summer. I love animals and funny stories and the movie combines both. If you loved the movie and want to spend more time with a fantasy pet,...
MLB Roundup: Yankees Bullpen Comes through without Chapman
Yankees survive first test after trading ChapmanAustin Romine hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning to make a winner of Michael Pineda, and the visiting New York Yankees' bullpen did just fine Monday night without star closer Aroldis Chapman...
More Than 50 Pro-Sanders Demonstrators Cited by Police
PHILADELPHIA * Police briefly detained more than 50 people after they tried to storm the barricades outside the Democratic convention Monday evening in a show of anger over Bernie Sanders' treatment by party leaders, even as he urged his supporters to...
Much Work to Be Done for Americans with Disabilities
The 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act is certainly something to celebrate. But it also highlights how much work still needs to be done.A recent article in the Washington Post pointed out a paradox that the parents of children with...
Nation Digest
Indianapolis officer shot, suspect killedIndianapolis police said an officer was shot and another officer injured after a chase and exchange of gunfire with a suspect, who was killed.Indianapolis Police Chief Troy Riggs said Monday evening that the officer...
Nicklaus: How Yahoo Became an Internet Also-Ran
Combining Yahoo and AOL would have been a blockbuster deal back in the late 1990s.Now, the deal is being greeted more with shrugged shoulders than loud applause. Verizon, having acquired AOL off the scrapheap last year, is buying the core parts of Yahoo...
O'Neill on Golf: Unusual PGA Will Feature Usual Cast of Characters
The PGA Championship takes place at this week. It's a major championship. No, really.From a scheduling standpoint, the fact it comes just two weeks after the British Open might make it feel a little like an LPGA major. But trust me, it's one of the four...
People
Singer battles cancerPreparing to go on stage for the first time in months after intensive rounds of chemotherapy, an atypically nervous Sharon Jones sat backstage at New York's Beacon Theatre, clutching a cup and shaking."Then they announce her 'Miss...
Sale to Start Thursday against Cubs
Sale to make start Thursday vs. CubsCHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs acquired hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman in a trade with the New York Yankees on Monday, giving the NL Central leaders a boost as they try for their first World Series title in...
Seven Russian Swimmers Barred from Olympics
MOSCOW * Seven Russian swimmers have been barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities, world swimming's governing body FINA said Monday.Reigning world 100-meter...
St. Louis Man Accused of Multiple Murders Rejects Life Term, Risking More Charges
ST. LOUIS * A St. Louis man accused of a role in three murders rejected on Monday a plea deal for a life term in prison, despite a risk of additional charges in another death and a shooting.Jacobi R. Temple, 24, is currently facing a six-count indictment that...
UMSL Awards Record Number of Degrees, Ends Tough Year on Positive Note
The University of Missouri-St. Louis closed out its fiscal year on a positive note, setting a record for the number of degrees awarded and posting its third-highest fundraising total in school history.A record 3,199 students received degrees during the...
UnitedHealthcare Agrees to Stop Requiring Referrals before Visit to Specialists
Some UnitedHealthcare patients no longer will have to obtain a referral from a primary care physician in order to see a specialist, Missouri's top insurance regulator announced Monday.UnitedHealthcare will stop imposing referral requirements on non- HMO...
What's Up
THIS DAY IN 1892SEWER EXPLODESThe Mill Creek sewer, inundated by high river water and oil and gas from a recent fire, explodes beneath Chouteau Avenue, killing four people..HEADS UPTEMPORAL CITIESTemporal Cities, part of Benton Park Summer Event Series,...
World Briefs
Bangladesh police say 9 militants killed in raidPolice in Bangladesh's capital raided a five-story building Tuesday and killed nine suspected Islamic militants, the country's police chief said.Inspector General of Police A.K.M. Shahidul Hoque said the...
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