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Articles from September 9, 2017

5 Things to Watch: Mizzou-South Carolina
1. Will Missouri's defense show up?Mizzou had eight months to fix the SEC's worst defense of 2016, but after a dreadful performance last week against Missouri State the Tigers had only six days to fix their latest flaws. Tackling was a common problem...
All 6 Missouri Republicans in House Vote against Trump's Hurricane Relief, Debt Ceiling Deal
WASHINGTON * All six Missouri Republicans in the U.S. House voted no on a deal cut by President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats to provide aid to hurricane victims while raising the debt limit.Missouri was the only state with multiple House...
Baseball Notes: Brewers Lose Pitcher Nelson
Brewers lose hurler NelsonThe Milwaukee Brewers, who are battling for a playoff slot, have lost starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson for an indefinite period. He was pulled because of a sore right (throwing) arm after pitching five innings in a 2-0 victory...
Business Digest
Feds probe Uber's tracking of Lyft drivers * The Justice Department in Manhattan is investigating whether Uber illegally used software to track Lyft drivers, its main ride-hailing competitor, to gain an advantage in attracting and recruiting drivers,...
Cadets Use Wide Array of Weapons to Knock off Red Devils
CREVE COEUR * Brett Gabbert may not have his top receiver with Kamryn Babb injured and out for the season.But the CBC junior quarterback still has plenty of quality targets to choose from.Gabbert threw three touchdown passes to three different receivers...
CARDINALS 4, PIRATES 1 (Box Score)
CARDINALS 4, PIRATES 1 Pittsburgh AB R H BI BB SO Avg.Marte cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .257Moroff 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .198Polanco rf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .252Bell 1b 4 0 3 0 0 0 .263Freese 3b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .265Luplow lf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .211Diaz c 3 1 1 0 1 1 .252Mercer ss 4 0 1 0 0...
Carpenter, Pham Return to Cards Lineup
While the balance of the club was allowed to report late because of the Cardinals' early-morning arrival from San Diego on Friday, infielders Matt Carpenter and Kolten Wong had their own showcase workout at Busch in the afternoon.Carpenter, who had had...
Congress Sends Aid Bill, Debt Hike to Trump
WASHINGTON * Congress sent President Donald Trump on Friday a massive package of $15.3 billion in disaster aid linked to an increase in the nation's borrowing authority that angered conservative Republicans, who hissed and booed senior administration...
Deaths Elsewhere: Country Star Don Williams, 'The Gentle Giant,' Dead at 78
Troy Gentry * One half of the award-winning country music duo Montgomery Gentry died Friday (Sept. 8, 2017) in a helicopter crash just hours before a concert, according to a statement from the band's website. He was 50.Authorities said the helicopter...
Death Toll Rises to 58 in Powerful Mexico Earthquake
MEXICO CITY * One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico struck off the country's southern coast, toppling hundreds of buildings and sending panicked people fleeing into the streets in the middle of the night. At least 61 people were...
Digest: SLU Women's Soccer Earns Tie with No. 19 Kansas
SLU women earn tie with No. 19 KansasFreshman Annabelle Copeland scored her first collegiate goal in the 63rd minute Friday night and St. Louis University went on to earn a 1-1 tie with 19th-ranked Kansas at Hermann Stadium to keep its unbeaten record...
East St. Louis Defense Takes Center Stage in Win over Edwardsville
EAST ST. LOUIS * It was deja vu all over again for Darren Sunkett and his East St. Louis football team.Three plays into Friday's Southwestern Conference clash with Edwardsville, starting sophomore running back DeMonta Witherspoon ripped off a 21-yard...
Faith Perspectives: Amid Calamities, Let's Return to Our Front Porches
In case you missed it, Mother Nature seems to have been having a bad week. Wildfires, storms, hurricanes, flooding, and now an earthquake. We watch evacuations and rescue efforts, and saw all five former United States presidents come together to help....
Fleeing Rohingya Face Hunger, Little Hope in Bangladesh Camp
KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh * In a corner of a room in a sprawling expanse of squalid tents, Zahida Begum holds in her arms the tiny boy she gave birth to just hours ago. Her eyes are blank.Begum, 25, an ethnic Rohingya Muslim, crossed into Bangladesh...
Football; Friday's Top Performances
PASSING ... SCHOOL ... C-A-I ... YDS ... TD ... RESULTDrew Sauerwein ... Jerseyville ... 31-46-0 ... 447 ... 4 ... lost to Centralia, 56-52Ryan Kraichely ... Kirkwood ... 19-33-0 ... 374 ... 4 ... lost to Pattonville, 41-35Ryan Novak ... Lafayette ......
Four-Goal Lead Vanishes for Blues Prospects
TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. * The poor Blues bus driver left Centre Ice Arena midway through the third period, secure in the knowledge that his hockey team held a 5-1 lead over the Minnesota Wild in the NHL prospects tournament.After getting his bus lined up...
French Carmaker PSA Sees Shares Drop on Diesel Fraud Report
PARIS * Shares in French automaker Groupe PSA fell Friday after a report said as many as 1.9 million Peugeot and Citron cars may have engines designed to trick diesel emissions tests.In a report, the Le Monde newspaper said the company could face fines...
High School Football Roundup
Pattonville stuns KirkwoodSam Sanderson scored on a pair of second-half touchdown runs to seal Pattonville's 41-35 upset win of defending Class 6 state champion Kirkwood in the Suburban XII South football opener for both teams.The Pirates (2-2 overall,...
High School Football Roundup
Pattonville stuns KirkwoodSam Sanderson scored on a pair of late touchdown runs to seal Pattonville's 41-35 upset win of defending Class 6 state champion Kirkwood in the Suburban XII South opener for both teams.Sanderson's 77-yard run midway through...
Hochman: Martinez Poised to Join 200-200 Club for Redbirds
Can Carlos Martinez reach 200 this year?This led to some healthy debate last winter and spring it would, of course, be a natural next step for the blossoming pitcher.Sure enough, he could hit 200 on Saturday in strikeouts.This season, Martinez also...
Iceland Riveted as Notorious 1828 Murder Case Is Retried
REYKJAVIK, Iceland * Residents on Iceland's remote farm of Stapakot were jolted awake on March 14, 1828, when a maid from a neighboring property burst in to tell them that a fire was raging and two men were trapped inside. It was a lie.The men were already...
In Wake of Equifax Breach, What to Do to Safeguard Your Info
NEW YORK * There's no way around it: The news from credit reporting company Equifax that 143 million Americans had their information exposed is very serious.Crucial pieces of personal information that criminals need to commit identity theft Social Security...
Johnson Poised to Become Mizzou's New Lethal Weapon
COLUMBIA, MO. * On Josh Heupel's call sheet, Missouri's first play of the season was a 4-yard hitch to slot receiver Johnathon Johnson. It became much more.Sixty-one yards and 16 seconds later, Johnson was in the end zone last Saturday, turning Drew...
Kenseth Wins Pole for Regular Season Finale at Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. * Matt Kenseth ran a fast lap at 122.421 mph Friday and won the pole at Richmond Raceway.The pole for the race Saturday night is the 20th of Kenseth's career and comes in the last race to make the 16-driver NASCAR playoffs that begin next...
Krewson, Aldermen and Local Business Leaders Call on Congress to Protect St. Louis 'Dreamers'
ST. LOUIS * City business leaders voiced concern on Friday about the dismantling of a program protecting hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, saying that in addition to uprooting members of the community, it...
Kroger Rides out a Storm, Competitive and Meteorological
NEW YORK * Intense competition forcing price cuts at all grocers dragged on profits for Kroger during the second quarter and investors appeared nervous about the company's outlook, which did not account for hurricanes pounding states along the U.S. coastline.Shares,...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Shooting victim identified * Police have identified a man found shot to death Wednesday morning in the Walnut Park East neighborhood, near Calvary Cemetery.The body of Oscar Long III, 39, was discovered about 7:30 a.m. in the grass by...
Letters to the Editor, Sept. 9
Provide true support for undocumented students"It's time to mobilize. It's time to fight back." Areli Munoz-Reyes' words in Tony Messenger's column are a call to action we applaud, embrace and encourage others to adopt ("Determined 'Dreamer' vows she'll...
Lexi Thompson Shoots 63 to Take LPGA Tour Lead in Indy
INDIANAPOLIS * Lexi Thompson shot a 9-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over Sandra Gal and Kris Tamulis in the LPGA Tour's inaugural Indy Women in Tech Championship.Thompson had 11 birdies and two bogeys to fall a stroke short of the Brickyard...
Metro Digest
ST. LOUIS > I-44/I-55 ramp closes * The Interstate 44/55 ramp from south St. Louis across the Poplar Street Bridge into Illinois closed Friday night and will stay that way for several months.The Missouri Department of Transportation said the ramp...
Miller, Lois Caplan Lois Caplan Miller
Miller, Lois Caplan Lois Caplan Miller, longtime columnist for the St. Louis Jewish Light and social justice activist, died peacefully at her St. Louis home Aug. 8, 2017. Up to the day she died she led an active life, playing bridge (and frequently winning)...
MLB Roundup: Braun Hits 300th as Brewers Beat Cubs
Braun hits 300th as Brewers beat CubsRyan Braun hit his 300th homer, Jimmy Nelson combined with three relievers on a five-hitter, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 in the first regular-season Friday night game at Wrigley Field.Braun...
Nadal Overwhelms del Porto
NEW YORK * Once Rafael Nadal went from passive to aggressive and got his uppercut of a forehand going, it didn't take long for him to power into the U.S. Open final.Closing in on a third title at Flushing Meadows and 16th Grand Slam championship overall,...
Nation Briefs: Kansas Town Celebrates Christmas Early for Dying Boy
Kansas town set to celebrate Christmas early for dying boyChristmas trees are popping up in a small Kansas town as residents prepare to celebrate the holiday early for a 3-year-old boy with terminal cancer.Lebo residents will celebrate Christmas on Sunday...
NFL Notes: After Favorable Ruling, Elliott Might Be Able to Play All Season
After ruling, Elliott could play all seasonA federal judge Friday granted Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's motion for a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction against a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal...
Oklahoma Seeking Redemption at Ohio State
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield clearly recalls the blowout in Norman when Ohio State came to town a year ago. The young Buckeyes dominated, quieting the home crowd in a 45-24 thumping of the Sooners.Oklahoma didn't lose a game after that, reeling...
People
In a cornfield far, far away, 'Star Wars' fan honors FisherA southern Indiana farmer who created a corn maze with trails outlining the face of "Star Wars" character Princess Leia says he planted it to honor the late actress Carrie Fisher.Jeremy Goebel...
Pope Embraces Colombia Victims, Ex-Fighters in Peace Bid
VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia * Pope Francis brought together thousands of victims of Colombia's half-century-long conflict with former guerrillas and paramilitaries who harmed them, presiding over a prayer for reconciliation Friday in hopes of solidifying...
Ritenour Music Teacher Named Missouri Teacher of the Year
The Ritenour School District celebrated on Friday its first teacher to earn the prestigious honor of Missouri Teacher of the Year.Beth Davey, a music teacher at Iveland Elementary, was given the honor for the 2017-18 year by a committee appointed by...
Short Takes on Luxury and Laundry, Unicorn Coffee Thievery and iWatch Connivance
The exhaustion of luxury ... (thumbs down)A lot of important issues are worthy of a New York Times-sponsored conference. Poverty, for example. Or, in this era of weather catastrophes, perhaps a conference on global warming. What to do about North Korea?No....
S. Korea Braces for Another Possible N. Korea Missile Test
SEOUL, South Korea * South Korea is closely watching North Korea over the possibility it may launch another intercontinental ballistic missile as soon as Saturday when it celebrates its founding anniversary.Seoul's Unification Ministry spokeswoman Eugene...
St. Louis Maker of Germ-X Donates Truckload of Products to Houston Hurricane Relief
Vi-Jon, the maker of hand soap, germ-X hand sanitizer and other personal care products, loaded a truck at its Overland headquarters this week for disaster relief efforts in Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.The company donated more than 100,000...
The Blues Have Eyes for Kyrou
TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. * When you score 94 points in 66 games, it gets people's attention in the hockey business, no matter what level you're playing at.So it was with Blues forward Jordan Kyrou, who had 30 goals and 64 assists last season for the Sarnia...
U.S. Consumer Borrowing Increased in July
WASHINGTON * American consumers borrowed more heavily in July, increasing their debt primarily in a category that includes auto and student loans.The Federal Reserve said Friday that overall consumer credit rose $18.5 billion in July, up from the $11.9...
VA Service Center in St. Louis Criticized for Processing Disability Claims, Overpayments in Report
WASHINGTON * Investigators found that the St. Louis regional Veterans Affairs service center "did not consistently process" disability claims and that mistakes by processors resulted in almost $130,000 in overpayments of selected cases it reviewed in...
WashU Sophomore's Business Takes off, Giving Students a New Social Scene
ST. LOUIS * The idea that has the potential to turn the campus social scene on its head sort of struck Zach Moskow one day, so he ran with it.He was sitting around at Washington University with fellow students and friends, longing to go out and have...
Weaves Shuts Down Pirates as Cards Win 4-1
When talking recently about the youthful turn the Cardinals rotation has taken this month, Adam Wainwright searched for the word to describe the pitcher who replaced him.He mentioned Luke Weaver's "stuff" and listed the usual adjectives associated with...
Whitfield's Watson Commits to Mizzou
COLUMBIA, MO. * Whitfield High shooting guard Torrence Watson, the area's top scorer last season, committed to Ohio State this summer, changed his mind last month and now has a new destination. The four-star prospect has committed to Missouri's 2018...
World Briefs - Greece: Angry Police Kick off 2-Day Anti-Austerity Protests
Israeli leader's wife could face fraud-related chargesSara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is likely to be indicted on fraud-related charges in a case that peers into spending on catered meals and lifestyle in the official...
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