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Articles from September 17, 2017

'A Fantastic Woman' Could Lead to Trans History at Oscars
TORONTO * A Chilean actress has turned in one of the most buzzed-about performances of the year, and some are hoping she could be the first transgender person to land an Oscar nomination for acting.Daniela Vega, 28, stars in Sebastian Lelio's "A Fantastic...
Aisha Sultan: The People in Your Tribe
As children get older, parents worry about the lengths their child might go to to fit in. Adolescents are especially susceptible to peer pressure. They are battling social anxieties and navigating fraught peer interactions. The developing teenage brain,...
Alaska Gold Rush Town Struggles with Hard-Drinking Legacy
ANCHORAGE, Alaska * The old Gold Rush town of Nome on Alaska's western coast is trying again to address hard drinking that's deeply entrenched there this time with a proposed law prohibiting intoxication in public places such as the city's main street,...
Area College: Missouri State Gets Past Murray State
Crowder caps Missouri State winCalan Crowder rushed for 104 yards on 15 carries, and his touchdown with 1:53 to play lifted Missouri State past Murray State 28-21 on Saturday in Springfield.Crowder ran it in from 2 yards out at the end of a six-play,...
Asia's Glaciers Face Massive Melt from Global Warming
BERLIN * Scientists say one-third of the ice stored in Asia's glaciers will be lost by the end of the century even if the world manages to meet its ambitious goal of keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, affecting water supplies for millions...
At Home: Accessible Home Designed for Wheelchair Users Is Both Beautiful and Functional
Universal, or accessible, design is a growing trend in the homebuilding and remodeling industries as the baby-boomer population continues to age and people with disabilities wish to live as independently as possible in their homes, while not sacrificing...
Author Events for the Week of Sept. 17
SUNDAYMichael Tisserand * Author discusses "Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White" at 1:30 p.m. at World Chess Hall of Fame, 4652 Maryland Avenue. Free. To reserve a space: events@worldchesshof.org; 314-367-9243.MONDAYJennifer Nielsen * Novelist...
A View of an Unbelievable Campaign from Ground Zero
The presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump seemed unlikely to gain traction at first. But the candidate skillfully stirred his voters by boasting of his own skills and vilifying many perceived opponents, from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to immigrants,...
Ballard, Diane Lovell Passed Away Peacefully on Sunday
Ballard, Diane Lovell passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 10, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. She is survived by her daughters: Sarah (James) Scott; Rachel (Scott) Nolen and Martha Rahm. She also left behind her cherished grandchildren: Shane...
Bellinger Hits 38th HR as Dodgers Beat Washington
Bellinger hits 38th as the Dodgers winCody Bellinger hit his 38th homer to match the National League single-season record for rookies, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 Saturday to inch closer to the NL West title.Chase Utley...
BenFred: Tigers Look like Quitters as They're No Match for Purdue
COLUMBIA, Mo. * It's the single- worst thing you can say about a team, an indictment of every player and the man they call their coach.It never should be used lightly, and it isn't in this case.But, unfortunately for Barry Odom and those who believed...
Boswell, Michael C. "Mike" 67
Boswell, Michael C. "Mike"67, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, also known as "Bozz" back in his college days, was called Home by our Heavenly Father on Sunday, September 3, 2017, while receiving care at Unity Point Hospital in Keokuk, Iowa.Mike was born...
Cardinals Are Reeling at Wrigley
CHICAGO * Although the finished product will evidently lag a few years behind the team, the Cubs have been renovating Wrigley Field at the same time as their roster, and deep within the 103-year-old confines is this buried treasure: the home clubhouse.With...
Caribbean Families Separate to Rebuild Lives after Storm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico * The shrieks of children playing volleyball and the occasional barking of dogs echoed inside Puerto Rico's largest convention center, transformed into a shelter for hurricane victims from other Caribbean islands as hundreds of...
Carpenter's Shoulder Needs Rest to Heal, but It's Ready for Rest of Season
CHICAGO * The home run Matt Carpenter drove toward the left-field bleachers late Saturday was an outward sign of the improvement he's felt internally for days.Regardless of how long the Cardinals' season goes from here, Carpenter believes he'll be able...
College Football Roundup: Rudolph Keys Oklahoma State's Lopsided Win
Rudolph lifts Oklahoma St.; Memphis outlasts UCLAMason Rudolph threw five touchdown passes, all in the first half, and No. 9 Oklahoma State drilled Pittsburgh 59-21 on Saturday. Rudolph completed 23 of 32 passes for 497 yards before being pulled in the...
Commentary: Illini Should Go with George
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. * One loss one rather unsightly, penalty-marred, mistake-filled loss and I'm wondering if there will be anyone sitting next to me while I continue to enjoy the "freshman watch" theme of this Illini football season.It's going to take...
Community Events
SundayWhat's Past is Prologue: A House Brimming with Stories * Have you ever wondered what stories a house would tell if the walls could talk? The 160-year-old Field House Museum was once part of a series of row houses, a getaway from the noise and smoke...
Crockett Returns but Mizzou Running Game Stalls
COLUMBIA, MO. * Missouri running back Damarea Crockett came into the third week of the season as the leading rusher in the Southeastern Conference. He won't stay there after barely factoring into Saturday's 35-3 loss to Purdue.Crockett, with 299 yards...
Deaths Elsewhere
Harry Dean Stanton * The shambling, craggy-faced character actor with the deadpan voice who became a cult favorite through his memorable turns in "Paris, Texas," "Repo Man" and many other movies and TV shows, died Friday (Sept. 15, 2017) at age 91.Mr....
Donna Weinsting Stars in a One-Woman British Drama
If you go to see "Unsuspecting Susan," the Inevitable Theatre Company's first production since moving to St. Louis from Dallas, sit as close to the stage as you can.That will reinforce the impression that the one and only character, Susan Chester, is...
Drama at the Emmys: In the Drama Categories, It's Anyone's Game
Year after year, too many Emmy categories are laden with expected and oft-repeated winners. No drama, then, when the envelope is torn. But there is some in the drama categories that will be presented Sunday night.Four of the seven nominated drama series...
Editorial: Community Efforts to Protect Young Football Players from Brain Damage
As more data and reports stack up showing football's potential to cause devastating brain damage to players, schools are looking for and parents are demanding better ways to prevent and diagnose brain injuries linked to high-impact sports. Schools...
Editorial: Like Her or Not, Betsy DeVos Made the Right Call on Campus Rape Courts
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos isn't the easiest person in Washington to agree with. Her policies tend to be based on the very limited experience of an ultra-rich person whose protected existence insulates her from the realities of the educational systems...
Editorial: Making Sense of Senseless Protest Violence
The understandable sense of outrage over Friday's not-guilty verdict in the Jason Stockley trial culminated in a frenzy of nighttime violence that defies logic. Particularly confusing was the decision of protesters to attack Mayor Lyda Krewson's home...
Fabick Celebrates a Century of Family Ownership
John Fabick was what people today would call a serial entrepreneur. After starting a livery stable with his father, he became an undertaker and then one of St. Louis' early auto dealers.In 1917, he would add the product line that became synonymous with...
Fall Movie Preview: Here Comes a Season of Superheroes
Dozens of films are opening this fall, but it's a good bet that an inordinate amount of the attention will be focused on just two of them: "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Justice League."The former, which really should be titled "Thor vs. the Hulk," is the latest...
Fans Flood Earnhardt with Tributes
JOLIET, Ill. * Dale Earnhardt Jr. received a stamp of approval from fans wanting to write letters to the retiring star, wishing him luck.Jennifer Hoger has attended races at Chicagoland Speedway for 15 years and penned similar farewell notes to former...
Golf Roundup
Jutanugarn leads EvianMoriya Jutanugarn of Thailand shot 3-under 68 to lead the Evian Championship second round Saturday in France, and could join her younger sister Ariya in golf's record book as the first sisters to win major titles.Moriya's 9-under...
Golovkin Keeps Titles in Draw against Alvarez
LAS VEGAS * Gennady Golovkin retained his middleweight titles Saturday night, fighting to a draw with Canelo Alvarez in a brutal battle that ended with both fighters holding their hands aloft in victory.The middleweight showdown lived up to its hype...
Goold: Cards Pitchers Learning, Exploiting a Pitch That Can Cut Both Ways
CHICAGO * Fiddling and shifting his fingers along the seams of the baseball and squishing his thumb at just the right spot, Chris Carpenter sat 15 feet, maybe 20 feet, away from his coach and learned the pitch that would change his career.Mel Queen,...
Hochman: Wrigley Weekend Has Familiar Feel
CHICAGO * Welcome back to the normalcy of ordinary.It was fun for a little while there, wasn't it? The Cardinals played extraordinary baseball. Classic baseball. Playoff baseball.But now, after a pair of Chicago afternoons, they're back to simply being...
Horrigan: Lots of Reasons for Lots of Homicides, None of Them Good
I spent Tuesday afternoon writing an editorial about homicide rates. It was dry, but I was looking for some good news and thought I'd found it.Then, an hour or so after I turned off my computer, three shootings took place in north St. Louis that killed...
Hummel's MLB Insider: Indians' Streak Bodes Well for Postseason Chances
The Cleveland Indians' recent record-breaking winning streak of 22 games, in which they outscored their opponents 145-41 before the run ended Friday night, augurs well for their postseason hopes. Of the five other teams that won as many as 19 in succession,...
Illinois Attorney General Won't Seek Re-Election in 2018
CHICAGO * Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Friday that she won't seek re-election to a fifth term, reversing previous public statements that she would run again in 2018.Madigan, who wasn't immediately available for an interview, didn't...
Indians' Lindor Working on Another Streak
Another streak is in the worksOne historic streak ended Friday for the Indians, but Francisco Lindor may have another in the works. Cleveland's shortstop has gotten an extra-base hit in 10 straight games, extending his string with a double Saturday against...
Jesmyn Ward's New Novel Is Both Haunted and Haunting
It's Jojo's 13th birthday, and his grandfather tells him to kill a goat. He braces himself not to flinch or frown, trying to look "like this is normal and boring so Pop will think I've earned these thirteen years."He's eager to prove his capability....
Jury: Wisconsin Girl Mentally Ill in Stabbing of Classmate
WAUKESHA, Wis. * A girl from Wisconsin who admitted to participating in the stabbing of a classmate to please horror character Slender Man will avoid prison after a jury determined that she was mentally ill at the time of the attack.Anissa Weier trembled...
Krewson Implores Citizens to `Go about Their Lives' as Second Day of Protests Unfolds
UNIVERSITY CITY * For the second consecutive night, peaceful daytime protests descended into late-night violence with broken windows and thrown rocks, water bottles and garbage can lids following Friday's acquittal of former police Officer Jason Stockley.Shortly...
Krewson Implores Citizens to `Go about Their Lives' as Second Day of Protests Unfolds
ST. LOUIS * Hundreds of protesters marched through the Delmar Loop on Saturday night, as Mayor Lyda Krewson appealed to residents for calm and normalcy going into the second night of protests following Friday's acquittal of former police Officer Jason...
Lead Carver of Mount Rushmore Honored with Plaque
KEYSTONE, S.D. * The chief carver of Mount Rushmore who was responsible for refining the expressions on the faces of the monument's four presidents was honored Saturday with a plaque that recognizes his work.Luigi Del Bianco was an Italian immigrant...
Leishman Extends Lead at BMW Championship; Day, Fowler Are Five Strokes Back
LAKE FOREST, Ill. * As much as Marc Leishman has been through, especially off the golf course, it takes a lot to get under his skin. He tells his wife that even after a particularly bad round, give him 10 minutes and he'll be fine.His last tournament,...
Letters to the Editor for Sept. 17
Protect financial data the same as health recordsThe Equifax data breach raises some serious questions for our elected officials. Most of the attention, rightly enough, has been focused on how to close the proverbial door now that the horse has left...
Made in St. Louis: Late Life Metal Artist Attracted to 'Stone' from Ford Auto Plants
The beginning of her story isn't much different than most. Noel Leicht had always wanted to be an artist, but she graduated from Washington University with a degree in English literature and accepted a stable job instead. After a brief stint as a suburban...
Margaret Atwood Mesmerizes Every Generation with Prescient Writing
I tossed a few recent headlines at Margaret Atwood:"Genetically Engineering Pigs to Grow Organs for People""Trump Administration Considers Privatizing War in Afghanistan""Inside the Lab Where Scientists Are Editing DNA in Human Embryos"Pigs growing human...
Maturing Tarasenko Mentoring Blues' Russian Contingent
Vladimir Tarasenko's English is improving, and truth be told, his Russian is getting some polish these days as well."It started from one Russian player to six on the team right now, so it's pretty funny to me right now," Tarasenko said. "I have someone...
McClellan: All the News from Amazon, Mo
The prettiest girl in the school does not yet have a date for the big dance. The coolest guys are lining up to ask her. Should you, a guy who is not considered cool at all, join that line?Yes, says Mayor Lyda Krewson.She says St. Louis will make a "strong...
Messenger: A Post-Trial Jury of Jason Stockley's Peers Issues Its Own Verdict: Guilty
Miss Wright stood at the corner of Forest Park Avenue and South Kingshighway as her fellow marchers took over the Central West End early Friday evening.St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Tim Wilson had earlier in the day issued a not guilty verdict in the...
Metro Digest
JEFFERSON COUNTY > McCaherty resigns from House * State Rep. John McCaherty, R-High Ridge, is leaving his seat in the Legislature more than 15 months early.McCaherty, in a tweet Saturday announcing his resignation, said he'd spend the next year "focused...
Motel 6 Says Employees Won't Call Immigration on Guests
PHOENIX * Motel 6 says its employees in Phoenix will no longer work with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents after news reports that its workers were providing guests' names to agents who later arrested 20 of the people on immigration charges.In...
Motors Roundup
Newgarden on pole for finaleJosef Newgarden led a Team Penske parade in IndyCar qualifying with a blistering run that put him in control of the championship race.Newgarden three times broke the track record, including on his final qualifying run Saturday...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. STLtoday.com/moundcitymoneySt. Louis area loses 2,100 jobs in August * Metro St. Louis employers shed 2,100 jobs in August as the area's job market continued to slow following a 2014-2016 growth spurt.The...
Nation Briefs
Suspect, 15, in school shooting had been suspended for threatsA Washington state student accused of a deadly school shooting had been suspended for bringing threatening notes to school shortly before the attack. Freeman School District Superintendent...
New Orleans: The Life of the Party
Arriving in New Orleans after dark, which you will probably do if you drive the 10 hours from St. Louis, feels like you are late to a party a party that's been building for decades, complete with parades, live music, costumed performers and drinking,...
NFL Notes: Rams Activate Donald
Donald is activated by RamsAaron Donald is set to play his first game since ending his holdout from the Los Angeles Rams.The team moved him from the exempt list to the active roster Saturday, clearing the way for the All-Pro defensive lineman to start...
Nhl Notebook
Chicago prospect DeBrincat plays bigger than 5-7 frameAlex DeBrincat is listed at 5 feet 7 and 165 pounds, and that might be a little generous. There is nothing about his appearance that even hints at his profession.Then he hits the ice.The 19-year-old...
No. 2 Oklahoma, Behind Mayfield,revs Up after Slow Start to Top Tulane
NORMAN, Okla. * Baker Mayfield passed for 331 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 2 Oklahoma followed its impressive victory at Ohio State with a 56-14 win over Tulane on Saturday.Oklahoma receiver CeeDee Lamb caught four passes for 131 yards and two...
No. 3 Clemson Blasts No. 14 Louisville
Clemson held 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson in check for most of the game, quarterback counterpart Kelly Bryant accounted for three touchdowns, and the third-ranked Tigers routed No. 14 Louisville 47-21 on Saturday night in an Atlantic Coast...
No. 3 Clemson Blasts No. 14 Louisville
Clemson held 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson in check for most of the game, quarterback counterpart Kelly Bryant accounted for three touchdowns, and the third-ranked Tigers routed No. 14 Louisville 47-21 on Saturday night in an Atlantic Coast...
Not Just Fluff and Buff: Spas Emphasize Wellness over Beauty
NEW YORK * Unplug. Breathe. Relax.Wellness rather than beauty was the message recently at the annual International Spa Association event in New York. While there were plenty of skin products and treatments on display, the bigger trend in the spa world...
Notre Dame Rolls over Boston College
BOSTON * Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush already had scored from 1, 2, and 3 yards out when he broke loose for a 65-yard touchdown run to help ice the game.Josh Adams had 64- and 65-yard runs of his own."Big plays, you don't look for them," Wimbush...
Pets of the Week: Shorthair Cat, Coonhound Mix and a Beagle
Seti is a sleek 2-year-old domestic shorthair cat with striking green eyes and a handsomely striped coat. Although he can be shy at first, Seti warms up with a little love, and he does enjoy the company of all of his human and feline friends. Seti's...
Protesters Move to West County Center, Chesterfield Mall, Taste of St. Louis after Targeting City
CHESTERFIELD * Chanting and singing protesters filled West County Center on Saturday afternoon, leading some stores to pull down their gates and police to close off an entrance to the shopping center.Shortly after, a group of protesters arrived at Chesterfield...
Purdue Buries Mizzou Early, Drops Tigers to 1-2
COLUMBIA, MO. * The list of things that went well for the Missouri football team Saturday started and ended with punter Corey Fatony.The rest? Dreadful.With Purdue in town for Mizzou's third of four home games to start a pivotal season for second-year...
Robin Sloan Serves Up Quirky Culinary Delight in 'Sourdough'
Since best-selling author Robin Sloan has already proved himself worthy in the adventure genre, he recently moved on to writing about another topic many love: food. In his second novel, Sloan serves his audience a culinary delight in "Sourdough."Lois...
Sanford Will Miss Rest of Camp
Forward Zach Sanford, one of many contenders in the Blues' wide-open center search, is off the list after injuring his shoulder on the opening day of training camp. Blues coach Mike Yeo said Saturday that Sanford would be out at least two weeks, effectively...
SLU Aims to Double Research Budget as It Transforms under New Leaders
St. Louis already has one pre-eminent research university and it's not the one located on Grand Boulevard.Ken Olliff wants that to change."St. Louis needs two great research universities," says the recently hired vice president for research at St. Louis...
Smart Change: How to Help Children Understand Financial Issues
A part-time summer job can teach teens the value of earning a paycheck, but not necessarily how to manage their money wisely. That's a job parents should take on, and the earlier the better, experts say. Teaching teens the basics of saving, following...
Sports Digest
Soccer Hall of Fame dinner slated for next monthThe St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame will hold its induction dinner and ceremony Thursday, Oct. 19 at the America's Ballroom at America's Center. Door open at 4:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the ceremony...
Spotlight: Brentwood Man Flew Bombers in World War II, Then Built Homes for Baby Boomers
Ralph Fournier designed thousands of homes in the 1950s, in a style now dubbed "suburban modernism."Low-slung roofs and full-length windows added a contemporary essence to the small, affordable homes that were snatched up quickly by new and future parents...
Startup Craft Brewer in St. Louis Carving Niche in Non-Alcoholic Beer
Wellbeing Brewing Co., a newcomer to the St. Louis craft beer scene, is seeking to set itself apart from competitors by leaving out what some consider an essential component of beer: alcohol.Launching this fall, Wellbeing is starting out with two beers:...
STLFC Stays in Playoff Hunt with Win
FENTON * St. Louis FC forward Christian Volesky celebrated his 25th birthday on Friday in low-key style."Dinner with a few friends, that's about it," he said.Volesky was in a much more celebratory mood 24 hours later.The Southern Illinois University...
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Prepares to Open Its 138th Season
The 138th season of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, which opens officially next weekend, is packed with important artists and anniversaries: It's 50 years since Powell Symphony Hall became the SLSO's home. And it's music director David Robertson's...
Stockley Not Guilty Verdict Not a Surprise Based on History, or for Legal Experts
ST. LOUIS * The acquittal of former St. Louis police Officer Jason Stockley on a first-degree murder charge is not unusual, based both on the history of police shootings and the law that governs police use of force, legal experts said.What is unusual...
Sunday's NFL Capsules
DALLAS (1-0) at DENVER (1-0)Time * 3:25 p.m., KTVI (Ch. 2)Fast facts * Dallas QB Dak Prescott has 12 TD passes vs. three interceptions in eight road starts. ... RB Ezekiel Elliott has 100 or more scrimmage yards in 12 of 16 career games, including 140...
Sunday's NFL Capsules
DALLAS (1-0) at DENVER (1-0)Time * 3:25 p.m., KTVI (Ch. 2)Fast facts * Dallas QB Dak Prescott has 12 TD passes vs. three interceptions in eight road starts. ... RB Ezekiel Elliott has 100 or more scrimmage yards in 12 of 16 career games, including 140...
Sunday's Sports on the Air
AUTO RACING6:30 a.m. Formula One: Singapore Grand Prix, NBCSN1:30 p.m. NHRA: Carolina Nationals, FS12 p.m. NASCAR: Tales of the Turtles 400, NBCSN5:30 p.m. IndyCar: Grand Prix of Sonoma, NBCSNBASEBALL1:20 p.m. Cardinals at Cubs, FSM, KMOX (1120 AM)7:10...
Sun WAVES
Soccer Hall of Fame dinner slated for next monthThe St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame will hold its induction dinner and ceremony Thursday, Oct. 19 at the America's Ballroom at America's Center. Door open at 4:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the ceremony...
Tax Cuts Quiet Once-Deafening GOP Call for Fiscal Discipline
WASHINGTON * Republicans spooked world markets in their ardor to cut spending when Democrat Barack Obama was in the White House. Now, with Republican President Donald Trump pressing for politically popular tax cuts and billions more for the military,...
Taylor Louderman Stars in Tina Fey's New 'Mean Girls' Musical
Taylor Louderman, the Broadway performer from Bourbon, Mo., will star in the latest of the popular lipgloss musicals: "Mean Girls."The show is based on Tina Fey's hit 2004 movie about a clique that rules a suburban high school and the new student who...
The Popular Balloon Race in Forest Park a Salve for a Fractured Community
ST. LOUIS * While protesters, police, city officials and journalists grappled Saturday with the aftermath of the Jason Stockley verdict, thousands gathered to share a simple, sunny and sweaty afternoon on a grassy hill for a St. Louis tradition, the...
This Week's Best-Sellers from Publishers Weekly
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Sept. 10.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Secrets in Death" * J.D. Robb2. "Enemy of the State" * Kyle Mills3. "A Legacy of Spies" * John le Carr4. "Y Is for Yesterday" * Sue Grafton5....
Ticket Tracker
Blueberry Hill's Duck Roomticketmaster.com* Okey Dokey, Dan Luke and the Raid, 8 p.m. Nov. 9, $8-$10.* Blitzen Trapper, 8 p.m. Nov. 18, $17-$20.* The English Beat, 8 p.m. Nov. 22, $27.50-$30.---Delmar Hallticketmaster.com* Mom's Kitchen (A Tribute to...
Tropical Storm Warning for Los Cabos Due to Hurricane Norma
MEXICO CITY * Hurricane season roared on as Norma edged toward Mexico's resort-studded Baja California Peninsula on Saturday, Jose threatened heavy surf along the U.S. East Coast and Tropical Storm Lee formed in the Atlantic.A tropical storm warning...
Trump Skips Town, but Still Focus of Competing Rallies in DC
WASHINGTON * President Donald Trump skipped town for the weekend, but that didn't stop demonstrators from making him the focus of competing rallies in the capital that highlighted the stark political divisions in the United States.Kicking off a Saturday...
U2, Ed Sheeran Cancel St. Louis Concerts; Other Events Also Called Off
ST. LOUIS * Ed Sheeran's sold-out show for Sunday night at Scottrade Center has been canceled. So was U2's concert on Saturday night at the Dome at America's Center.Sheeran's representatives cited "safety of the fans" and said he would "look forward...
UK Makes 'Significant' Bomb Arrest but Attack Seen Imminent
LONDON * British police made an apparent breakthrough Saturday in the race-against-time subway bombing investigation with what they called a "very significant" arrest, but the country remained on a "critical" alert, meaning that another attack is judged...
USC Wins in Double OT
LOS ANGELES * Freshman Chase McGrath kicked a 43-yard field goal in the second overtime, after hitting a tying 31-yarder on the final snap of regulation, and No. 4 Southern California rallied for a wild 27-24 victory over Texas on Saturday night.Sam...
Volleyball Tournament Title
OAKVILLE * For a few moments, Francis Howell's players didn't know whether to celebrate a tournament championship or get ready for another pressure-packed point Saturday.Controversy and confusion surrounded the final point of the championship match of...
Where Are the Oldest Houses in St. Louis? Maybe under Tar Paper and Siding in Carondelet
What's the oldest house in St. Louis? If you look at any list, don't expect to see a mention of anything older than the 1820s.The Bissell Mansion, now a dinner theater in Hyde Park, was built in the mid-1820s. The less-known, privately owned DeHodiamont...
World Briefs
Germany stops truck packed with 51 migrants, most from IraqGerman police say they have stopped a truck near the German-Polish border with 51 people, among them 17 children, squeezed inside. Federal police say the truck was stopped early Saturday on the...
World Leaders Face Crises in North Korea and Myanmar at UN
UNITED NATIONS * Facing an escalating nuclear threat from North Korea and the mass flight of minority Muslims from Myanmar, world leaders gather at the United Nations starting Monday to tackle these and other tough challenges from the spread of terrorism...
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