NEW YORK | Roberta Flack leaves Harlem awards show after feeling ill

NEW YORK | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Roberta Flack is under observation at a Manhattan hospital after cutting short her appearance at Harlem’s Apollo Theater because she was not feeling well. TMZ reports the The post NEW YORK | Roberta Flack leaves Harlem awards show after feeling ill appeared…

SAN ANTONIO | Texas 8th-graders asked to list positives of slavery

SAN ANTONIO | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery. The post SAN ANTONIO | Texas 8th-graders asked to list positives of slavery appeared first…

HOUSTON | Barbara Bush was ‘first lady of the greatest generation’

HOUSTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Barbara Bush was the “first lady of the greatest generation.” Historian Jon Meacham bestowed the title on Barbara Bush while speaking to former presidents, ambassadors and hundreds of The post HOUSTON | Barbara Bush was ‘first lady of the greatest generation’ appeared first…

NEW YORK | Roberta Flack cuts short her appearance at Apollo Theater

NEW YORK | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Roberta Flack has been rushed to a hospital after cutting short her appearance at Harlem’s Apollo Theater because she was not feeling well. TMZ reports the 81-year-old singer The post NEW YORK | Roberta Flack cuts short her appearance at Apollo Theater appeared…

DIEPPE, France | French nun known as allied troops ‘White Angel’ dies at 103

DIEPPE, France | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The mayor of a city in France’s Normandy region says a 103-year-old nun known as the “White Angel” to allied soldiers injured during a failed World War II The post DIEPPE, France | French nun known as allied troops ‘White Angel’ dies at…

TEHRAN, Iran | Iran’s president slams morality police’s tactics with women

TEHRAN, Iran | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Iran’s state TV is reporting that the country’s president has criticized the morality police’s use of violence against women failing to observe the national Islamic dress code. Hassan The post TEHRAN, Iran | Iran’s president slams morality police’s tactics with women appeared first…

HOUSTON | The Latest: Barbara Bush’s casket wheeled out of church

HOUSTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Barbara Bush’s casket has been wheeled out of the Houston church The post HOUSTON | The Latest: Barbara Bush’s casket wheeled out of church appeared first…

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Hamas says man gunned down in Malaysia was important member

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group said Saturday that a man who was gunned down in Malaysia was an important member of the organization, accusing Israel of The post GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Hamas says man gunned down in Malaysia was…

AMSTERDAM | Colin Kaepernick honored by Amnesty for inequality protests

AMSTERDAM | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Human rights organization Amnesty International has honored former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with its Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, lauding his peaceful protests against racial inequality. The former The post AMSTERDAM | Colin Kaepernick honored by Amnesty for inequality protests appeared first on…

HOUSTON | Sports stars, dignitaries arrive to Barbara Bush funeral

HOUSTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Four former presidents joined ambassadors, sports stars and hundreds of other mourners on a gray, rainy Saturday at the private funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, filling the The post HOUSTON | Sports stars, dignitaries arrive to Barbara Bush funeral appeared first on…

HOUSTON | The Latest: George HW Bush, Clintons, Obamas at funeral

HOUSTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local): 11 a.m. Former President George H.W. Bush has arrived with his family at The post HOUSTON | The Latest: George HW Bush, Clintons, Obamas at funeral appeared first…

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Chemical weapons watchdog confirms that inspectors have visited Douma to investigate alleged April 7 chemical attack

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Chemical weapons watchdog confirms that inspectors have visited Douma to investigate alleged April 7 chemical attack. By Associated Press – published on STL.News by St. Louis Media, The post THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Chemical weapons watchdog confirms that inspectors have visited Douma…

LONDON | Irish premier launches bid to overturn abortion restrictions

LONDON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Ireland’s premier has urged his country to show compassion as he launched a campaign to overturn some of Europe’s strictest abortion rules. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Saturday that The post LONDON | Irish premier launches bid to overturn abortion restrictions appeared first on…

NEW DELHI | India introduces death penalty for rape of young children

NEW DELHI | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  India’s government on Saturday prescribed the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12 to help combat an increase in violent crime against women. An ordinance The post NEW DELHI | India introduces death penalty for rape of young children appeared…

MONTGOMERY, Ala | New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the South. He had more money The post MONTGOMERY, Ala | New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal appeared first…

RALEIGH, N.C. | After town says ‘nyet’ to Russia monument, others say ‘da’

RALEIGH, N.C. | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A monument honoring a secret World War II spy mission could still find a home in the United States after a North Carolina town rejected the statue because The post RALEIGH, N.C. | After town says ‘nyet’ to Russia monument, others say ‘da’…

NEW YORK | It’s true! Broadway is traffic-free for 2 Manhattan miles

NEW YORK | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Broadway is closed to traffic for two Manhattan miles. On Saturday, 30 blocks of the Great White Way was open only to pedestrians and bicycles from Times Square The post NEW YORK | It’s true! Broadway is traffic-free for 2 Manhattan miles appeared…

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar | Myanmar evicts kin of officer who told of reporters’ setup

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Myanmar police on Saturday evicted the family of a police officer who had testified a day earlier that he and others were ordered to entrap two Reuters news The post NAYPYITAW, Myanmar | Myanmar evicts kin of officer who told of reporters’ setup…

PARACHINAR, Pakistan | Pakistan: Traders call for reopening of Afghan border

PARACHINAR, Pakistan | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Pakistani traders have demanded the reopening of an Afghan border point closed last week after a deadly clash between the two sides. Nazir Ahmed, a representative of traders The post PARACHINAR, Pakistan | Pakistan: Traders call for reopening of Afghan border appeared first…

JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip | Israel’s Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deaths

JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Israel’s defense minister said Saturday that Hamas leaders are the “only culprits” in continued bloodshed on the Gaza border, as the EU and a top The post JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip | Israel’s Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deaths…

BEIRUT | The Latest: Russia: Chemical inspectors head to attack site

BEIRUT | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 4 p.m. Russia’s Foreign Ministry says a team of international chemical weapons inspectors has departed for the Syrian town of The post BEIRUT | The Latest: Russia: Chemical inspectors head to attack site appeared first…

BACKAKRA,Sweden | UN officials in Sweden for talks on North Korea, Syria

BACKAKRA, Sweden | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The U.N. secretary-general and Security Council officials were meeting in Sweden on Saturday to discuss a range of international issues, including developments on the Korean Peninsula and in The post BACKAKRA,Sweden | UN officials in Sweden for talks on North Korea, Syria appeared…

YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenia protests: 70 arrested, including 2 suspected bombers

YEREVAN, Armenia| April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Armenian authorities say more than 70 people have been arrested, including two people suspected of building bombs, as large protests against the new government enter their second week in The post YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenia protests: 70 arrested, including 2 suspected bombers appeared first…

SEOUL, South Korea | The Latest: US ambassador to UN hails NKorea nuke suspension

SEOUL, South Korea  | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The Latest on North Korea saying it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site (all times local): 9:25 p.m. The The post SEOUL, South Korea | The Latest: US ambassador to UN hails NKorea nuke…

BERLIN | Smyths Toys to take over Toys R Us stores in Germany

BERLIN | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Ireland-based Smyths Toys has reached a deal to take over more than 90 Toys R Us stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In March, Toys R Us said it The post BERLIN | Smyths Toys to take over Toys R Us stores in Germany…

GAZA CITY, | The Latest: Photog witnessed Palestinian teen being shot

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip| April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on developments related to Gaza protests (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A photographer says a Palestinian teen who was killed by Israeli army fire was The post GAZA CITY, | The Latest: Photog witnessed Palestinian teen being shot appeared first…

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | The Latest: EU urges Israel to refrain from lethal force

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on developments related to Gaza protests (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The European Union has urged the Israeli military to “refrain from using lethal The post GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | The Latest: EU urges Israel to refrain from…

NEW DELHI | India prescribes death penalty for rape of kids under 12

NEW DELHI| April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) India’s government on Saturday prescribed the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12 to help combat an increase in violent crime against women. An ordinance was The post NEW DELHI | India prescribes death penalty for rape of kids under 12…

LONDON | Queen Elizabeth II turns 92, to attend star-studded concert

LONDON| April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a star-studded concert in London. Sting, Tom Jones, Craig David and Kylie Minogue are among singers performing at the celebration at Royal The post LONDON | Queen Elizabeth II turns 92, to attend star-studded concert appeared first…

WASHINGTON | NOT REAL NEWS: DeVos didn’t order globes flattened

WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos hasn’t ordered that globes in classrooms across America be flattened, contrary to a story being shared on social media. The story on the website The post WASHINGTON | NOT REAL NEWS: DeVos didn’t order globes flattened appeared first on…