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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.

N Korea test-fires missile, challenging new leader in South

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http://www.stl.news - SEOUL, South Korea/May 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — North Korea on Sunday test-launched a ballistic missile that flew for half an hour and reached an unusually high altitude before landing in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean, Japanese and U.S. militaries said. The launch, which Tokyo said could be of a new type of missile, […]The post N Korea test-fires missile, challenging new leader in South appeared first on STL.News.

Polar opposites Trump, McConnell need each other now

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/May 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump had just headlined a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was booed by home-state voters far more enamored with the president than with their longtime GOP senator. Now the two were flying back to Washington aboard Air Force One, and as Trump dined on […]The post Polar opposites Trump, McConnell need each other now appeared first on STL.News.

World stocks mixed on Trump fallout, watch G-7 meeting

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http://www.stl.news - HONG KONG/May 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — World stocks were mixed Friday amid U.S. political uncertainties following President Donald Trump’s dismissal of the FBI chief. Investors also were cautious ahead of a meeting of finance ministers from wealthy nations to discuss economic growth, while Chinese markets rose after news of a trade deal with Washington. KEEPING […]The post World stocks mixed on Trump fallout, watch G-7 meeting appeared first on STL.News.

Comey turned up Trump-Russia probe days before firing

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/May 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Days before he was fired by Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey requested more resources to pursue his investigation into Russia’s election meddling and the possible involvement of Trump associates, U.S. officials say, fueling concerns that Trump was trying to undermine a probe that could threaten his presidency. It was […]The post Comey turned up Trump-Russia probe days before firing appeared first on STL.News.

Trump defends Comey firing, says both parties will thank him

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/May 10, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey, asserting in a flurry of tweets Wednesday that Republicans and Democrats “will be thanking me.” Trump did not mention any effect the firing might have on the probe into contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia. Instead, Trump tweeted […]The post Trump defends Comey firing, says both parties will thank him appeared first on STL.News.

Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Trump

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http://www.stl.news - WASHINGTON/May 9, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Former President Barack Obama is starting to define his new role in the age of Donald Trump. After dropping out of sight for a pair of glamorous island getaways, Obama is emerging for a series of paid and unpaid speeches, drawing sharp contrasts with Trump even as he avoids saying […]The post Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Trump appeared first on STL.News.

Texas stokes immigration debate with ‘sanctuary cities’ ban

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http://www.stl.news - AUSTIN, Texas/May 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Texas charged to the forefront of the national debate over immigration as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a so-called “sanctuary cities” ban that lets police ask during routine stops whether someone is in the U.S. legally and threatens sheriffs with jail if they don’t cooperate with federal immigration agents. […]The post Texas stokes immigration debate with ‘sanctuary cities’ ban appeared first on STL.News.

The Latest: Arklow wins $300K turf race at Churchill Downs

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http://www.stl.news - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Kentucky Derby (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A switch to turf turned Arklow into a stakes winner. The colt trained by Brad Cox is 2 for 2 since shifting to turf after losing all five of his races on dirt. He posted one-length upset in the $300,000 […]The post The Latest: Arklow wins $300K turf race at Churchill Downs appeared first on STL.News.

Gardner’s 3-run, 2-out HR in 9th lifts Yanks over Cubs 3-2

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http://www.stl.news - CHICAGO (AP)(STL.News) — With the Yankees down to their final strike, Brett Gardner let his emotions out once his go-ahead home run landed on a patio in right field. He pumped his left arm as he rounded the bases and gave Jacoby Ellsbury a leaping high-five after crossing home plate. Gardner lined a slider from […]The post Gardner’s 3-run, 2-out HR in 9th lifts Yanks over Cubs 3-2 appeared first on STL.News.

Delta apologizes after California family booted from flight

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http://www.stl.news - LOS ANGELES/May 5, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Delta Air Lines is offering refunds and compensation to a California family that says they were forced off a plane and threatened with jail after refusing to give up one of their seats on a crowded flight. A video of the April 23 incident was uploaded to YouTube on […]The post Delta apologizes after California family booted from flight appeared first on STL.News.

A day on from Fed decision, Europe gains on Macron hopes

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http://www.stl.news - LONDON/May 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Positive economic news coupled with growing expectations that centrist Emmanuel Macron will be the next French president gave European stock markets a lift Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve’s latest assessment of the U.S. economy reinforced expectations for more interest rate increases later this year. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, […]The post A day on from Fed decision, Europe gains on Macron hopes appeared first on STL.News.