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Articles from September 1, 2016

After Lengthy Standoff with Police, Chris Brown Arrested
LOS ANGELES * It seems Chris Brown can't avoid trouble.Following a bizarre, hours-long standoff with police, the "Deuces" and "Look At Me Now" singer was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman called police for help...
Armed Man Shot by St. Louis Police after Pursuit of Armed Robbery Suspects, Authorities Say
ST. LOUIS * A man armed with two guns was shot in the legs by St. Louis officers after a chase through the city that included an exchange of gunshots between police and robbery suspects Tuesday night, authorities said.The man, 30, was transported to...
Athletes of the Week
Kaleb BassettCivic Memorial soccerA junior attacking midfielder/forward, Bassett helped the Eagles capture the adidas bracket championship of the Metro Cup at Freeburg. Bassett kicked off the tournament by scoring two goals and assisting on two others...
Boys Soccer Notebook for Sept. 1
Summit junior midfielder Jake Pilla is making up for lost time.Pilla, who was in the Falcons' program as a freshman, sat out last season to take a job."I played lacrosse the spring before and I took the (soccer) season off because my parents wanted me...
Brazil's President Rousseff Ousted from Office by Senate
BRASILIA, Brazil * Brazil's Senate on Wednesday voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the culmination of a yearlong fight that paralyzed Latin America's largest nation and exposed deep rifts among its people on everything from race relations...
BREWERS 3, CARDINALS 1 (Box Score)
BREWERS 3, CARDINALS 1 Cardinals AB R H BI BB SO Avg.Carpenter 1b-2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .283Gyorko ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .246Moss rf-1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .261Peralta 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .248J.Broxton p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---Molina c 4 1 2 1 0 1 .289Grichuk cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .230Hazelbaker...
Business Digest
Bunge to acquire controlling interest in Grupo Minsa * Bunge North America is acquiring a controlling interest in corn flour producer Grupo Minsa, which includes four mills in Mexico and two in the U.S. Financial terms for the acquisition, slated to...
Despite Enrollment Dip, UMSL Administrators Are Optimistic about Balancing the Budget
BELLERIVE * The budget woes at the University of Missouri-St. Louis are turning around despite a dip in enrollment this fall, officials say.Credit hours are down 5 percent this fall, which UMSL's chief financial officer Richard Baniak calls a more accurate...
Digest: Mizzou Gymnast Accused of Credit Card Fraud
Mizzou gymnast arrested for credit card fraudMizzou gymnast Morgan Porter was arrested Tuesday by MUPD on suspicion of felony fraudulent use of a credit device. Porter, 19, from Overland and Ritenour High, was the Southeastern Conference freshman of...
Dusting off the Domino Theory
During the Vietnam War, people would talk about the domino theory as the rationale for the U.S. military presence in that country to prevent it falling to communism. It was President Eisenhower who first described the idea at a news conference in 1954:...
Editorial: EpiPen Price Scandal Reveals Larger Problem of Runaway Drug Prices
The Great EpiPen Pricing Scandal of 2016 will be good for the St. Louis economy. The new generic versions of the epinephrine injection devices will be made at Meridian Medical Technology facilities in Brentwood and Maryland Heights, just like brand-name...
Editorial: Time for a Shakeup as City Election Board Proves Its Incompetence
The St. Louis Board of Elections appears to be shocked shocked to find that absentee voter fraud may be going on. Post-Dispatch reporters Stephen Deere and Doug Moore needed about a week of shoe- leather reporting to document numerous examples of fraud...
Ehlmann Wants Road Project near Proposed Kroenke Development off Funding List
The normally mundane process of approving a list of hundreds of regional road projects for eventual construction took an unusual turn at a regional planning meeting Wednesday.St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann singled out one of those road projects...
FDA Warns of Fatal Risks from Mixing Opioids and Sedatives
WASHINGTON * Health officials are strengthening warnings about the potentially fatal consequences of mixing prescription painkillers and sedatives like Xanax, saying the combination can lead to breathing problems, coma and death.The Food and Drug Administration...
FEMA Criticized as Slow on Disaster Housing Aid in Louisiana
BATON ROUGE, La. * The first out-of-state congressman to survey Louisiana's damage from catastrophic flooding Monday blasted the Federal Emergency Management Agency response as "pitiful."U.S. Rep. John Mica, a Florida Republican who chairs a subcommittee...
Firm Says Valley Park Levee Built Higher Than Authorized
The Valley Park levee system along the Meramec River is built as much as 8 feet higher than permitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to a new report commissioned by a conservation group concerned with river management issues.The report,...
Frustrated STLFC Plays to Another Draw with Oklahoma City
In a game that looked familiar to too many played by St. Louis FC over the past couple of United Soccer League seasons, the home team played well enough to win but didn't Wednesday before a crowd of 4,209 at World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton.STLFC...
Grand Jury to Investigate Hotly Contested St. Louis Primary Election
ST. LOUIS * On the first day of a trial to determine if the election results of the Aug. 2 Democratic primary for the 78th District state House seat should be overturned, St. Louis Election Board Chairwoman Joan Burger testified Wednesday that a grand...
Historic Commercial Flight from US Lands in Cuba
SANTA CLARA, Cuba * The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century landed in the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War.Cheers...
Hochman: Friendly Competition for Moss, Gyorko
Just some good ol' boys.Straightenin' the curves.The Cardinals' top two sluggers are country strong, a couple of Waylon Jennings wailin' hunting buddies who are two black-eyed peas in a pod.Brandon Moss and Jedd Gyorko entered Wednesday with a combined...
Hurricane Weakens as It Nears Hawaii's Big Island
HILO, Hawaii * Merchants boarded up shop windows Wednesday along Hilo Bay, and shoppers snatched supplies of food and water from grocery store shelves as what could be the first hurricane to hit Hawaii in a quarter-century neared the island.Hurricane...
Italy Prepares for Reconstruction, Starts Post-Quake Probe
ROME * Italy began looking to the future Wednesday, a week after an earthquake flattened three towns, with Premier Matteo Renzi tapping a reconstruction czar to oversee the rebuilding and investigators acquiring the first documentation into the construction...
J'den Cox Comes Home to Hero's Welcome
COLUMBIA, MO. * The legend of J'den Cox continues to grow. Fresh off winning a bronze medal at the Summer Olympics, to go along with two NCAA championships and four Missouri state high school titles, Cox revealed Wednesday that he wrestled in Rio with...
Joe's St. Louis
STEPPING OUT * Mark your viewing slate for Sept. 12, when "Gentlemen of Vision" steps front and center in a documentary airing at 7 p.m. on KETC (Channel 9).The step team is composed of 40 male teenagers from the St. Louis area, mostly from Riverview...
Juror in Principia School Sodomy Case Says Bailiff Did Not Coerce Her Verdict
CLAYTON * A woman who was on a jury that convicted a former Principia School football player of sodomizing teammates during a summer sports camp testified in court Wednesday that her brush with a court bailiff during deliberations had no influence over...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Man killed in intimidation plot * A man shot to death early Tuesday was apparently part of a plot to scare some enemies with gunshots but was struck by a bullet when those shots were fired.Two men rushed Diamond White, 32, to a hospital after...
Lindenwood's Harris Is Heart of the Lions
Starting from scratch at Lindenwood University, Connor Harris was in need of a crash course on the basics required to become a linebacker on his first day of practice as a freshman.Lesson No. 1: The stance.Harris didn't have a clue. Having been an oversized...
Local Digest
SPRINGFIELD, MO. > McCaskill to seek new term * U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has confirmed that she'll run for re-election in 2018.The Missouri Democrat said Tuesday while visiting a National Guard facility at Springfield-Branson National Airport that...
Man Dies after Hanging Himself at St. Louis County Jail, Sister Says
CLAYTON * Relatives of a man found hanging in a cell at the St. Louis County Justice Center on Monday said he was taken off life support at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and died Tuesday night.The man is identified as Micah Joel Lees, 25, of Lake Saint Louis.Clayton...
Marfisi, Dominic Strengthened with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church on August 30
Marfisi, Dominic Strengthened with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church on August 30, 2016. Devoted husband of the late Eleanore Berra Marfisi and dear brother of the late Marian (Joseph) Ferreri and step-brother of the late Hugo (Evelyn) Baldesi....
Matheny's Use of Closer Oh Changes, Part of 'Evolving Philosophy'
MILWAUKEE * In the ninth inning Tuesday of a tie game Cardinals manager Mike Matheny broke from convention, veered away from past practices and brought his best reliever into the spot he felt could decide the game, save or not.Instead of waiting for...
MetroLink Expansion Studies Move Ahead; Slay Hopes It Signals Closer Cooperation with County
The region's top planning agency voted Wednesday to approve agreements to fund studies of five possible MetroLink routes, including a new Ferguson connector proposed by St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger.The action by the East-West Gateway Council...
Mizzou Wins $12 Million, 5-Year Contract to Train NGA Employees in St. Louis, Washington
ST. LOUIS * Several months after confirming the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is staying in St. Louis, the agency announced a $12 million contract to the University of Missouri's Columbia campus to train NGA employees.The five-year contract...
MLB Notebook: Indians Get OF Crisp from Athletics
Indians acquire Crisp from AthleticsThe Cleveland Indians have added outfield depth by acquiring Coco Crisp in a trade with the Oakland Athletics.The AL Central leaders sent pitcher Colt Hynes to the A's for Crisp, who began his career with Cleveland...
MLB Notebook: Season over for Mets' Walker
Mets' Walker is done for seasonSecond baseman Neil Walker was out of the New York Mets' lineup for a fourth straight day, and the team revealed he has a herniated disk in his back.After Wednesday's game, manager Terry Collins told Newsday that Walker...
Nation Briefs
Blunder prompts Facebook questionsFacebook's changes to its "Trending Topics" section are being questioned after it featured a false report about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. The story posted Saturday falsely claimed Kelly had been fired by Fox because...
NFL Notebook: League Clears Three of PED Allegations
The NFL has cleared Pittsburgh's James Harrison and Green Bay's Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers in an investigation of whether they were provided with or used performance enhancers.Each player met with league investigators last week. The league was...
Notebook: Big 12 Says No to East Carolina
Big 12 says no to East Carolina on expansionEast Carolina is out of the Big 12's expansion derby.School officials said Wednesday they have been told by the league that it's no longer considering the Pirates for membership. School spokesman Tom McClellan...
Notebook: Washington's Christian Gets in Comfort Zone
While standing 6-foot-5 is considered a blessing in girls volleyball, Washington junior Savannah Christian had considered it a curse until recently."I didn't start liking it until this year or last year," Christian said. "People would always ask me what...
Odom, Smart Have Tough SEC Coaching Debuts
COLUMBIA, MO. * Head-coaching jobs in the Southeastern Conference don't come equipped with training wheels. Twelve of the league's 14 head coaches have 73 combined years experience as college head coaches heading into the first week of the season.Then...
People
Naked Donald Trump statue up for auctionNaked Donald Trump could be yours.Celebrity auction house Julien's Auctions said Wednesday that it will sell one of the life-size, naked Trump statues artist collective INDECLINE installed around the country earlier...
Protester Found Guilty of Assault after Wiping Pepper Spray on St. Louis Police Chief
ST. LOUIS * A protest leader was found guilty Wednesday of assaulting police Chief Sam Dotson by wiping pepper spray from her arm onto his shirt during a noisy street demonstration in 2015.A St. Louis Circuit Court jury deliberated one hour and 40 minutes...
Raonic Knocked out Early at U.S. Open
NEW YORK * The cramping became so debilitating, Milos Raonic said, he couldn't grip his racket properly.The Wimbledon runner-up just last month, and seeded No. 5 at the U.S. Open, Raonic began to feel pain near his left wrist midway through the second...
Riverfront Stadium Invoices Reveal New Details of Costs after Rams Left
A majority of the $1 million spent this year on the failed riverfront stadium project was for work done before Jan. 13, when National Football League team owners voted to let the Rams relocate to Los Angeles.But more than $240,000 was billed to the St....
Roundup: Mets Rally Late to Surge Past Marlins
Johnson's big double lifts Mets by MarlinsKelly Johnson's three-run double in the eighth inning broke a tie and lifted the surging New York Mets to a 5-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.Yoenis Cespedes began the rally by singling off reliever...
Russia Claims Killing IS Syria Figure; Group Not Confirming
BEIRUT * The Islamic State group's spokesman and chief strategist, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist group's attacks against the West, has been killed while overseeing operations in northern Syria, the group has announced.The IS-run Aamaq...
Tim Kaine Calls Trump's Visit to Mexico 'Diplomatic Amateur Hour'
WASHINGTON - Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine on Thursday dismissed Donald Trump's foray to Mexico as a bumbling "choke," and warned that the Republican presidential candidate's immigration plan will turn the U.S. into "deportation nation.""This...
Uneasy Truce Holds between Syrian Kurds, Turkey
ISTANBUL * An uneasy truce between Turkish troops and Kurdish- led forces in northern Syria held on Wednesday, despite Ankara's vow that it would never negotiate with what it calls a "terror organization."The U.S. has called on both sides to stop fighting...
U.S. High Court Refuses to Reinstate North Carolina Voter ID
RALEIGH, N.C. * A divided U.S. Supreme Court refused Wednesday to reinstate North Carolina's voter identification requirement and to keep just 10 days of early in-person voting.The decision a victory for voting rights groups and President Barack Obama's...
Volkswagen Stakes Hopes of U.S. Sales Revival on New SUV
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. * Volkswagen's new SUV comes with a feature that automatically controls braking to each wheel as the seven- seater descends on slippery off-road terrain. The German automaker is staking its hopes on the new model being just as adept...
Weaver, Cards Pay Big Price for Mistake
MILWAUKEE * Although he was able to internalize the lesson, adjust, and be better for it a few innings later, by then it was already too late Wednesday for Cardinals rookie Luke Weaver.An otherwise effective and aggressive outing careened in the third...
World Briefs
Cyprus, Egypt sign deal for gas pipelineCyprus and Egypt have signed an agreement paving the way for the supply of Cypriot gas to the Arab nation through an envisioned pipeline.Cypriot Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis and Egypt's Petroleum Minister...
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