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BIG 3: National Emergency, MODOT Warning & Carlton Denied

1. President Trump is confirming he will declare a national emergency in order to secure funding to build a wall at the southern border. 2. MODOT is advising motorists to limit travel today and throughout the weekend as a series of winter storms will impact roads across the state. 3. The U.S. Copyright Office is denying to register actor Alfonso ... Read More »

Brett Young To Make A Cameo On ‘The Bachelor’ Monday Night

Call him Mr. Rocky Mountain High. Brett Young is set to make an appearance on a new episode of ABC’s The Bachelor on Monday night, in a performance recorded at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The California native will be playing his now top 15 charting song “Here Tonight” in an episode in which people are really looking forward to. You ... Read More »

Trending: Snow on the Way, No Govt. Shutdown & Frozen 2 Trailer Breaks Records!

TRENDING TODAY – Powered by Carol House Furniture – save big now during the Presidents’ Sale at Carol House…because you like nice things! The entire St. Louis Metro Area is under a Winter Weather Advisory from 9am through tonight with snow accumulations of 1-3 inches. President Trump is expected to sign a funding bill this morning, avoiding another government shut down. He ... Read More »

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  • China seizes $1.5 billion in online lending crackdown

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s policy ministry says it investigated 380 online lenders and froze $1.5 billion in assets in a crackdown following an avalanche of scandals in the huge but lightly regulated industry. The ministry said Monday it launched the investigation in June because the industry was increasingly risky and rife with complaints about fraud, mismanagement and waste. Regulators have ...
  • Mark Zuckerberg

    UK lawmakers slam Facebook, recommend stiffer regulation

    NEW YORK (AP) — British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that accused Facebook of intentionally violating privacy and anti-competition laws in the U.K., and called for greater oversight of social media companies. The report on fake news and disinformation on social media sites followed an 18-month investigation. The parliamentary committee that prepared the report says social media sites should ...
  • Australia blames state actor for hacking political parties

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A “sophisticated state actor” was behind a cyberattack on the Australian Parliament’s computing network that also affected the network of major political parties, the prime minister said Monday. Prime Minister Scott Morrison did not identify the state behind what he described as a “malicious intrusion” on Feb. 8. A joint statement from House of Representatives speaker ...
  • DC’s many prankster activists turn anger into street theater

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the nation’s capital, it can be hard for protesters to stand out. Fifty people — or even 500 — holding signs and shouting hardly merits a second glance in this city of protests. That’s why Washington activists have to get creative. There’s an ethos of performative prankster-style protest wired into the District of Columbia’s history, dating ...
  • Kashmir tensions increase as 7 killed in fighting

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Four Indian soldiers, two suspected militants and a civilian were killed in a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir on Monday, officials said, further escalating tensions in the restive region. Another soldier was wounded in the gunbattle, which came after a local Kashmiri militant rammed an explosive-laden van into a paramilitary bus on Thursday, killing at least 40 ...
  • Jussie Smollett

    Chicago police seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police said Sunday they’re still seeking a follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett after receiving new information that “shifted” their investigation of a reported attack on the “Empire” actor. The trajectory of the investigation “shifted” after detectives questioned two brothers about the attack and released them late Friday without charges, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Saturday. He ...
  • Donald Trump

    White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told “Fox News Sunday” that “the president is going to protect his ...
  • Don Cheadle

    Don Cheadle sports political shirts as he hosts ‘SNL’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Don Cheadle delivered some political messages along with jokes as he hosted “Saturday Night Live” for the first time. The actor sported a T-shirt that said “Protect Trans Kids” as he introduced musical guest Gary Clark Jr. And in closing Saturday’s show, Cheadle wore a jersey with the former Soviet Union’s initials on the front, while ...
  • Miranda Lambert

    Country star Miranda Lambert reveals secret marriage

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Miranda Lambert celebrated Valentine’s Day weekend with the announcement that she secretly got married. A representative for the singer confirmed the marriage after Lambert posted photos on social media Saturday showing her in a white lace gown with her new husband, Brendan Mcloughlin. She wrote that in honor of Valentine’s Day, she wanted to ...
  • 21 Savage, Post Malone

    21 Savage ‘wasn’t hiding’ being British, feared deportation

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage said in an interview aired Friday that he didn’t talk about his British citizenship before because he didn’t want to get deported. The Grammy-nominated artist, whose given name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Feb. 3. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement called it a targeted operation. He was released from immigration custody ...
  • R. Kelly

    APNewsBreak: Allred contacted authorities about R Kelly tape

    CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Gloria Allred told The Associated Press Friday she has contacted law enforcement about concerns one of her clients may be the person in a VHS tape recently given to Chicago prosecutors that purportedly shows R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Allred, who represents multiple R. Kelly accusers, some of whom haven’t come ...
  • Opioid maker used rap video to push powerful painkiller

    BOSTON (AP) — Employees at a drug company accused of bribing doctors rapped and danced around a person dressed as a bottle of the highly addictive fentanyl spray in a video meant to motivate sales reps to push the drug. The video was shown to jurors this week in the closely watched trial in Boston of wealthy Insys Therapeutics Inc. ...
  • Regina is already a King, but what about president?

    NEW YORK (AP) — So, Regina King walked into a 99-cent store. And what’d she get? A prophecy on her life. No joke. King was shopping around — “sometimes people will say, ‘You at the 99-cent store?’ I like a bargain too” — when a woman walked up to her with something of a prediction. “She said, ‘You don’t know ...
  • Nicolas Maduro, Ian Phillips

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO VENEZUELA’S GOVERNMENT HAS BACK-CHANNELED WITH President Nicolas Maduro revealed in an AP interview that his government held secret talks with the Trump administration and predicted he would survive an unprecedented global campaign to force his resignation. 2. FROM SHUTDOWN TO SHOWDOWN ...
  • Jussie Smollett

    Chicago police seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police said Sunday they’re still seeking a follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett after receiving new information that “shifted” their investigation of a reported attack on the “Empire” actor. The trajectory of the investigation “shifted” after detectives questioned two brothers about the attack and released them late Friday without charges, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Saturday. He ...
  • Jussie Smollett

    Smollett developments leave some baffled, others outraged

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The national outrage that simmered after actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked by people shouting racial and anti-gay slurs was fueled in part by celebrities who spoke out loud and strong on social media. But the outrage has now been replaced by surprise, doubt and bafflement as the singers, actors and politicians who came out ...
  • The Latest: Daytona 500 turns into wreck-fest in final laps

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 7:15 p.m. The Daytona 500 has turned into a wreck-fest. “The Great American Race” had five crashes and two red flags over the final 20 laps of regulation. The race is now headed to overtime. Denny Hamlin will lead Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch ...
  • Jussie Smollett

    The Latest: Chicago police still seek Smollett interview

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the reported attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Chicago police say they still want to do a follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett about a reported attack that the “Empire” star says included his attackers yelling racial and homophobic slurs. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Saturday the investigation had “shifted” ...
  • Jussie Smollett

    The Latest: Smollett says no truth he played role in attack

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of the attack on Jussie Smollett (all times local): 11 p.m. Attorneys for Jussie Smollett say there is no truth to reports that the “Empire” actor played a role in an assault on him last month by what he described as two men shouting homophobic and racial slurs. In a statement late ...
  • Jussie Smollett

    Chicago police: Jussie Smollett assault case has ‘shifted’

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police said Saturday the investigation into the assault reported by Jussie Smollett has “shifted” due to information received from two brothers questioned in the case, and attorneys for the “Empire” actor blasted reports alleging he played a role in his own attack. Chicago police had arrested, then released the two Nigerian brothers without charges late Friday ...
  • Jussie Smollett attorneys’ statement: No truth to reports that “Empire” actor played a role in attack on him

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett attorneys’ statement: No truth to reports that “Empire” actor played a role in attack on him.
  • Julia Roberts to receive George Eastman Award for movie work

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Actress Julia Roberts will be this year’s recipient of the George Eastman Award, given to honor contributions to the art of cinema. The George Eastman Museum in Rochester says it will honor the “Pretty Woman” and “Steel Magnolias” actress on May 2. Past recipients include Lauren Bacall, Charlie Chaplin, Gary Cooper and Meryl Streep. Museum director ...
  • Rosa Salazar

    ‘Alita’ leads a slow Presidents Day box office weekend

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sci-fi fantasy “Alita: Battle Angel” topped the charts and beat out a number of newcomers including the meta romantic comedy “Isn’t It Romantic” and the horror sequel “Happy Death Day 2U” in its first weekend in theaters, but it is a victory with a few caveats. It’s leading the slowest Presidents Day weekend at the ...
  • Ruth E. Carter

    ‘Black Panther’ costume designer blazes trail to inspire

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ruth E. Carter is a black woman blazing a trail as a costume designer in a film industry with not many who look like her. But through her upcoming career achievement award and Oscar nomination for her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in the superhero film “Black Panther,” Carter believes she can “knock down” more doors so others like ...
  • Nadav Lapid

    Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ wins top prize at Berlin Film Fest

    BERLIN (AP) — Israeli director Nadav Lapid’s “Synonyms,” a movie about a young Israeli man who uproots himself to France and is determined to put his homeland behind him, won the Berlin International Film Festival’s top Golden Bear award on Saturday. A jury headed by French actress Juliette Binoche chose the movie from a field of 16 competing at the ...
  • Academy reverses plans, will air all awards live at Oscars

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bowing to a backlash that had threatened to engulf an already blunder-plagued Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year’s Oscar broadcast. All 24 categories will be shown live, after all, at the 91st Academy Awards on February ...
  • Bruno Ganz

    Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, star of ‘Downfall,’ dies at 77

    BERLIN (AP) — Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, who played Adolf Hitler cooped up in his Berlin bunker in “Downfall” and an angel in Wim Wenders’ “Wings of Desire,” has died. He was 77. German news agency dpa reported that Ganz’s management said Saturday he died in Zurich. Ganz, a prominent figure in the German-language theater world, shifted into movies in ...
  • 10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

    Would anyone — anyone at all — like to thank the academy? This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But that sentiment has been hard to come by in the torturous and troubled lead-up ...
  • Jussie Smollett

    Chicago police seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police said Sunday they’re still seeking a follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett after receiving new information that “shifted” their investigation of a reported attack on the “Empire” actor. The trajectory of the investigation “shifted” after detectives questioned two brothers about the attack and released them late Friday without charges, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Saturday. He ...
  • Jussie Smollett

    Smollett developments leave some baffled, others outraged

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The national outrage that simmered after actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked by people shouting racial and anti-gay slurs was fueled in part by celebrities who spoke out loud and strong on social media. But the outrage has now been replaced by surprise, doubt and bafflement as the singers, actors and politicians who came out ...
  • Burberry catwalk showcases streetwear, elegant classics

    LONDON (AP) — Victoria Beckham doesn’t need celebrities at her fashion shows — her A-list family provides more than enough star power. The designer’s husband, retired soccer superstar David Beckham, and the couple’s four children turned up as guests of honor Sunday to support her London Fashion Week show. The former Spice Girl was among the big names showcasing their ...
  • The Latest: Daytona 500 turns into wreck-fest in final laps

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 7:15 p.m. The Daytona 500 has turned into a wreck-fest. “The Great American Race” had five crashes and two red flags over the final 20 laps of regulation. The race is now headed to overtime. Denny Hamlin will lead Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch ...
  • Julia Roberts to receive George Eastman Award for movie work

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Actress Julia Roberts will be this year’s recipient of the George Eastman Award, given to honor contributions to the art of cinema. The George Eastman Museum in Rochester says it will honor the “Pretty Woman” and “Steel Magnolias” actress on May 2. Past recipients include Lauren Bacall, Charlie Chaplin, Gary Cooper and Meryl Streep. Museum director ...
  • Jussie Smollett

    The Latest: Chicago police still seek Smollett interview

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the reported attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Chicago police say they still want to do a follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett about a reported attack that the “Empire” star says included his attackers yelling racial and homophobic slurs. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Saturday the investigation had “shifted” ...
  • Saudi crown prince arrives in Pakistan for regional visit

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began his four-day regional visit on Sunday, arriving in Pakistan where Saudi officials signed agreements worth $20 billion to help the Islamic nation overcome its financial crisis. Prime Minister Imran Khan and top government and military officials greeted him at Islamabad’s airport, where he received a 21-gun salute. Earlier, ...