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The Latest: Germany pushes back against Trump trade comments

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http://www.stl.news - TAORMINA, Sicily/May 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the G-7 summit in Taormina, Sicily (all times local): 1:40 p.m. A German government spokesman says trade surpluses like the one that’s provoking President Donald Trump’s ire are the result of market factors and are “neither good nor bad.” Spokesman Georg Streiter didn’t comment directly on […]The post The Latest: Germany pushes back against Trump trade comments appeared first on STL.News.

Governor Greitens requests federal assistance for Missouri’s historic flooding

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http://www.stl.news - JEFFERSON CITY, MO/May 25, 2017 (STL.News) Yesterday, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Governor Greitens filed requests asking President Trump to approve a major disaster declaration that would provide 51 counties with federal assistance for Missouri flooding that began April 28, 2017. Governor Greitens said.  “Today, I am requesting that President Trump approve federal assistance for flood […]The post Governor Greitens requests federal assistance for Missouri’s historic flooding appeared first on STL.News.

‘We can use peace’: Trump and Pope Francis meet

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http://www.stl.news - VATICAN CITY/May 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of peace for an audience around the globe. Trump, midway through a grueling nine-day, maiden international journey, called upon the […]The post ‘We can use peace’: Trump and Pope Francis meet appeared first on STL.News.

A call for patience during investigation of campus stabbing

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http://www.stl.news - COLLEGE PARK, MD/May 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Authorities appealed for patience from two college communities reacting in shock, fear and anger after a white University of Maryland student was arrested in what police called the unprovoked stabbing of a black Bowie State University student. Police and the FBI said they are investigating the killing of […]The post A call for patience during investigation of campus stabbing appeared first on STL.News.

Governor Greitens Appoints New Acting Director for Division of Financial Institutions

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http://www.stl.news - JEFFERSON, MO/May 22, 2017 (STL.News) Friday, May 19, 2017, Governor Eric Greitens announced that he will appoint Lee Keith as the Acting Director for the Division of Financial Institutions. Keith has a storied career in turning around troubled Missouri banks in towns such as Sullivan, Columbia and Springfield. Lee has been adept at saving banks […]The post Governor Greitens Appoints New Acting Director for Division of Financial Institutions appeared first on STL.News.

The Latest: Trump to hold press conference on IS fight

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http://www.stl.news - RIYADH, Saudi Arabia/May 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad (all times local): 1:43 p.m. President Donald Trump is thanking Kuwait for its help in the fight against terror — and is pledging to update the public on their efforts soon. Trump says during a meeting with the Emir […]The post The Latest: Trump to hold press conference on IS fight appeared first on STL.News.

Melania Trump skips headscarf as she arrives in Saudi Arabia

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http://www.stl.news - RIYADH, Saudi Arabia/May 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Accompanying her husband on his first international trip, U.S. first lady Melania Trump on Saturday stepped off of Air Force One conservatively dressed in long sleeves and pants to conform to the strict dress code that Saudi Arabia enforces for its female citizens. But one thing was missing […]The post Melania Trump skips headscarf as she arrives in Saudi Arabia appeared first on STL.News.

Community Leaders Unite To Combat MetroLink Crime

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http://www.stl.news - ST. LOUIS, MO/May 19, 2017 (STL.News) Regional leaders are uniting to combat the on-going crime on MetroLink trains and at stations. On Thursday, a Memorandum of Understanding or “MOU” was-signed by St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Clair County Chairman Mark Kern and St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and presented to Bi-State Development President […]The post Community Leaders Unite To Combat MetroLink Crime appeared first on STL.News.

The Latest: Trump assails naming of counsel as ‘witch hunt’

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/May 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:55 a.m. President Donald Trump is assailing the naming of a special counsel as “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” Trump is responding to the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to […]The post The Latest: Trump assails naming of counsel as ‘witch hunt’ appeared first on STL.News.

FBI chiefs unceremonious ouster boomerangs on president

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/May 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Firing FBI Director James Comey is already coming back to haunt President Donald Trump. In dismissing Comey last week, Trump created the very real possibility that a respected law enforcement official known for an outspoken nature and willingness to buck political convention could resurface in public. And while Comey himself […]The post FBI chiefs unceremonious ouster boomerangs on president appeared first on STL.News.

Gov’t report: Efforts to reduce US uninsured stalled in 2016

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — After five consecutive years of coverage gains, progress toward reducing the number of uninsured Americans stalled in 2016, according to a government report that underscores the stakes as Republicans try to roll back Barack Obama’s law. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 28.6 million people were uninsured last year, […]The post Gov’t report: Efforts to reduce US uninsured stalled in 2016 appeared first on STL.News.

Erdogan visits Trump, amid much friction between US, Turkey

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/May 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) Erdogan — The United States is on a collision course with its NATO ally Turkey, pushing ahead with arming Syrian Kurds after deciding the immediate objective of defeating Islamic State militants outweighs the potential damage to a partnership vital to U.S. interests in the volatile Middle East. The Turks are fiercely […]The post Erdogan visits Trump, amid much friction between US, Turkey appeared first on STL.News.