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Articles from September 12, 2016

Beyonc Is Trailblazing, Defining at Her Dome at America's Center Concert
"I slay, I slay, I slay, I slay," Beyonc repeated often during the song "Formation," the opening number to her "Formation World Tour" that played the Dome at America's Center Saturday night. And truth be told, she couldn't repeat it enough.Her "slayage"...
Catalan Separatists Rally in Barcelona to Support Secession
MADRID * Hundreds of thousands of separatist-minded Catalans rallied in Barcelona on Sunday to show their support for breaking away from Spain, leaving the country without its powerful and prosperous northeastern region.Barcelona police estimated on...
Chase Drivers Ready for Flaring Tempers
RICHMOND, Va. * After seven months and 28 races, NASCAR has hit that part of the season that really matters. The start of the playoffs signifies a shift in attitude and aggression, and if there was any doubt the mindset had changed, Kevin Harvick posted...
Chiefs Go from Sleepwalking to Historic Comeback Victory
KANSAS CITY * As the state's only NFL team, perhaps the Chiefs were paying homage to St. Louis you know, by playing crummy like the dear, departed Rams did for so many years.Or maybe, after a 1-5 start a year ago, the Chiefs were under the impression...
College Football Focus: Oklahoma State Has to Live with 'Loss'
Longtime Mizzou fans will be able to commiserate with Oklahoma State from now to eternity after the Cowboys endured their own "fifth-down" agony at the hands of the officials Saturday.The circumstances were different from the day Colorado was able to...
Collinsville Man Shot by City Marshal outside St. Louis City Hall Is Charged
ST. LOUIS * A man who was shot by a city marshal Friday at St. Louis City Hall after the marshal intervened in a domestic dispute is now facing criminal charges.Kevin George, 34, of White Lily Drive in Collinsville, was charged Saturday with two felonies,...
Conservative Push to Impeach IRS Chief; Effort Won't Succeed
WASHINGTON * A campaign-season drive by conservative House Republicans to impeach the IRS commissioner won't succeed. With solid Democratic opposition and resistance from many in the GOP, there simply aren't enough votes to oust John Koskinen from his post.Members...
Cruz Returns, Makes TD Catch as Giants Edge Cowboys
ARLINGTON, Texas * The salsa is back, and the New York Giants are winners in part because the Dallas Cowboys failed to stop the clock in the final seconds.Eli Manning threw for three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score to Victor Cruz in his first...
Deaths Elsewhere
Alexis Arquette * The transgender character actress, a sibling of actors David, Rosanna, Richmond and Patricia Arquette, died early Sunday morning (Sept. 11, 2016) in Los Angeles. She was 47 and surrounded by family who serenaded her with David Bowie's...
Diaz Back with Cardinals, Might Start Tonight
Aledmys Diaz, the injured Cardinals shortstop who was just two for 13 while playing for Springfield in the Class AA Texas League playoff series last week, had a ready explanation for that.It wasn't necessarily that his timing was that far off after he had...
Digest: Officials Suspended after Oklahoma State Game
Officials suspended after Oklahoma State gameThe eight-man officiating crew that botched the end of the Central Michigan-Oklahoma State game has been suspended for two games, the Mid-American Conference announced Sunday.And the Big 12 announced that...
Director Oliver Stone to Discuss 'Snowden' at Kennedy School
Parker wants focus returned to 'Nation'In a carefully managed press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival, Nate Parker and the cast of his Nat Turner slave revolt drama, "The Birth of a Nation," argued for focusing on the movie and not...
Editorial: At $185 Million in Fines, Wells Fargo Gets off Easy
What began in December 2013 with an investigation by the Los Angeles Times ended Thursday with the announcement that Wells Fargo & Co. had agreed to $185 million in fines for finagling 2 million retail banking customers into credit card and bank accounts...
Editorial: Closing ITT Tech Helps Stop For-Profit Colleges from Shaking Down Students
Some for-profit colleges came to be a curse on the very students they were in business to help, doing little more than exploiting students for their federal grants, loans and veterans benefits while failing to educate them adequately to find employment...
Education Digest
WEBSTER UNIVERSITY > Grants support research and transferring students * Webster University received two grants worth more than $1 million from federal agencies to fund faculty research and help fund transferring scholars.The National Institutes of Health...
France Warns of Threats as Boy Arrested in Feared Attack
PARIS * French police have arrested a 15-year-old boy at his Paris home to thwart what they feared was a planned weekend attack, as the prime minister warned on Sunday that some 15,000 people in the country could be in the process of being radicalized.The...
Hochman: Cards Seldom Hitting on All Cylinders
For their series at St. Louis, the Cubs made a sparkling September addition they hope to uncork at Busch Stadium.Goes by the name Dom Prignon.Yes, after the Cardinals' loss Sunday, if Chicago wins the next three games at Busch, the Cubs will clinch the...
Illinois Turns to Private Donors to Fix Fairgrounds
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. * Gov. Bruce Rauner put together a foundation last month to tap outside contributors for repairs to the state's fairgrounds, marking another instance in which the Republican former venture capitalist says the private sector can help...
Islamist Factions to Conditionally Accept Syria Cease-Fire
BEIRUT * Rebel factions in Syria are prepared to honor a U.S.- Russian-brokered cease-fire while communicating deep reservations about its terms, according to a leader in the powerful Ahrar al- Sham militia.The agreement is set to take effect in stages...
Johnson Soars to BMW Championship Victory
CARMEL, Ind. * Dustin Johnson knows as well as anyone that no matter how good he is and how well he plays, something can always go wrong in golf.Just not this week at the BMW Championship.Not this year, really.An awesome talent, Johnson is starting to...
Kenyan Police Kill 3 Women Who Attacked Police Station
NAIROBI, Kenya * Three women have been killed after they attacked a police station in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa on Sunday, a police official said.One of the women threw a firebomb at officers while another pulled out a knife, Mombasa police...
Letters to the Editor, Sept. 12
Catholic Church must talk to parishioners about racismAfter reading the front-page article "Brotherhood in practice" (Sept. 9), I feel compelled to point out what I perceive to be an inherent dishonesty in thinking.As a Catholic I can attest to the fact...
LouFest's Gamble Pays off with Chris Stapleton
Find more reviews, stories, photos and video from Sunday's LouFest. stltoday.com/loufestWhen this year's LouFest lineup was announced back in May, Saturday's headliner must have caused a few double takes.Did they really book a mainstream country artist...
Magnitude-5.3 Quake Hits Macedonia; at Least 30 Injured
Dozens hurt, minor damage in Macedonian earthquakeAn earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 struck on the outskirts of Macedonia's capital on Sunday, injuring at least 30 people and causing minor damage to buildings, authorities said.The quake...
Messenger: The Check That Never Made It to Hubbards Raises Questions
Search any statewide candidate's campaign finance records in Missouri and there will be various donations to neighborhood ward committees all over the city of St. Louis.Some of the names are simple, such as the 7th Ward Regular Democrats. Others are...
Mizzou Med School Accreditation at Risk over Concerns Including Diversity, Reported Discrimination
COLUMBIA, Mo. * The University of Missouri School of Medicine is noncompliant in several areas and must address the issues within two years to maintain its accreditation, according to a report by a national group that accredits medical degree programs.Among...
MLB Notes: Royals' Cain Probably Done for Season
The Kansas City Royals and Lorenzo Cain have agreed to wait a week before deciding whether the outfielder will be sidelined for the rest of the season because of his troublesome left wrist.Cain returned from a seven-game absence Friday but said he could basically...
MLB Roundup: Cespedes, Lugo Lead Mets Past Braves
Yoenis Cespedes hit a grand slam, Seth Lugo won his fourth straight start and the visiting New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 10-3 on Sunday.The Mets have won seven of eight and are 16-5 since Aug. 20. They moved one-half game ahead of the Cardinals...
New Miss America to Be Crowned Sunday Night in Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. * Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields was crowned Miss America 2017 on Sunday.The pageant from Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall included contestants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.The first openly gay contestant...
NFL Rewind: Chiefs Send Messages; Wentz Solid in Debut, but
Post-Dispatch football writer Jim Thomas reviews Week 1 of the 2016 NFL season:Sending messagesOn an opening day when there were ceremonies all around the NFL marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Kansas City Chiefs players stood...
NFL Roundup: Ailing Wilson Leads Seattle to Victory
Another fourth quarter comeback for Russell Wilson. This time with an added degree of difficulty. Hobbled by an ankle injury, Wilson pulled off another late rally, throwing a 2-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin with 31 seconds left to lift the Seattle Seahawks...
Patriots Hang on to Edge Cardinals
GLENDALE, Ariz. * Jimmy Garoppolo did just what Tom Brady always seems to do lead the New England Patriots to a late score and victory.But the Patriots needed a little help.Arizona's Chandler Catanzaro missed on a 47-yard field-goal attempt with 41...
Raiders Wins Via a Gamble That Pays off against Saints
NEW ORLEANS * For Oakland coach Jack Del Rio, calling for a do- or-die, 2-point conversion attempt was less a gamble than a philosophical declaration.He had no interest in a conservative point-after kick, and let his offense know it well before the decision...
Rams' Move Heats Up Rivalry with 49ers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. * Quarterback battles, national anthem protests and dealing with a franchise move dominated talk this summer for the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers.Now, for the first time since 1994, the LA-Bay Area rivalry that is so heated...
Republicans Confident about Overriding Nixon Vetoes
JEFFERSON CITY * Backers of a Republican-led plan to loosen Missouri's gun laws say they are confident they'll be able to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the measure during the Legislature's veto session Wednesday.Senate Bill 656 would allow people...
Schedule Turns Brutal for Punchless Cardinals
The Cardinals, after being drummed by the Milwaukee Brewers in the first game of a four-game series Thursday night, were able to score in just three innings in the next three games. The good news was that in two of the games, they scored four runs in...
Sept. 11 Memorial Unveiled in Belleville
BELLEVILLE * The warped metal beam points toward New York City, where it once helped hold up one of the World Trade Center towers.On the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that brought down the twin towers, the September 11 Memorial Walkway of...
Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Cubs
SERIES PREVIEW: CARDINALS VS. CUBSScouting reportThe Cardinals are one of the few teams to have a leg up on the Cubs this season, although they've won just two of six games from them here and five of seven at Wrigley Field. ... Since July 10, the day...
St. Louis School Uses Guitar Training to Help Open Doors [Corrected 09/14/16]
ST. LOUIS * Larry Burnett, a second-grader, watched intently as his music teacher began distributing the guitars, stored in a second- floor closet at Adams Elementary School.This is the part of Larry's day that he enjoys most the two hours after school...
Tesla Says It's Improving Autopilot by Boosting Radar
NEW YORK * Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the electric car company is making major improvements to the Autopilot system used by its vehicles, and that will dramatically reduce the number and severity of crashes in which they are involved.Sunday's news comes...
Wawrinka Outlasts Djokovic to Win U.S. Open
NEW YORK * Stan Wawrinka is the first to acknowledge he hasn't always been the most consistent player or the strongest mentally. That's why, when he shows his mettle during a match, he likes to point his right index finger to his temple.That signature...
West Virginia University Students Win Robotics Competition
Crash near airport kills Denver school bus driverA school bus driver was killed Sunday and several others were seriously injured after the bus veered off a roadway at Denver International Airport and crashed into a concrete pillar, police said.The died...
What's Up
THIS DAY IN 1980Murderous dentistA south St. Louis dentist, Glennon Engleman, is convicted in the murder-for-hire death in 1976 of Peter Halm. He is suspected in a string of homicides dating back to the 1950s.HEADS UPCOUNTING WALKERS, CYCLISTSVolunteers...
Young Battery Is Strong for Cards
On May 14, 2015, the Palm Beach Cardinals faced the Daytona Tortugas in a Class A Florida State League game in Daytona Beach, Fla. The starting battery in that game for the Cardinals was Luke Weaver, a veteran of six minor-league starts, throwing to...
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