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Hear 1st hand what these St. Louisans went through in the Vegas tragedy and what they’re doing to help.

Meet St. Louisans Nathan, Mandy and Tammy (hubby Bryan couldn’t be here) They were on a bucket list trip to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversaries in Las Vegas and were at the Harvest 91 Music Festival when the unheard of began. Hear their perspective from where they were in what turned out to be the largest mass shooting in modern ... Read More »

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  • Senate advances $36.5B disaster relief package

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday gave a preliminary OK to a $36.5 billion hurricane relief package that would provide Puerto Rico with a much-needed infusion of cash and keep the federal flood insurance program from running out of money to pay claims. The 79-16 procedural vote set the stage for a final vote, most likely on Tuesday. The ...
  • Angry soldier’s widow says Trump didn’t know husband’s name

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fallen soldier’s angry widow joined the stormy dispute with President Donald Trump on Monday over his response to her husband’s death, declaring that his failure to remember the soldier’s name in last week’s condolence call “made me cry.” He retorted that the call was “very respectful” and her accusation about her husband’s name simply wasn’t true. ...
  • Rick Perry

    Ex-energy regulators denounce Trump bid to boost coal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight former federal energy regulators — including five former commission chairs — oppose a Trump administration plan to bolster nuclear and coal-fired power plants, arguing it would raise prices and disrupt electricity markets. The former officials, who served under presidents from both parties, call the plan “a significant step backward.” The plan by Energy Secretary Rick Perry ...
  • IOWA DAILY LIFE

    Former FBI director in Iowa: It’s for family, not politics

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Scorned by President Donald Trump, former FBI director James Comey turned up in, of all places, Iowa this past weekend. Cue the speculation. One of Trump’s best-known adversaries was seen dining at 801 Chophouse in Des Moines, the must-stop steakhouse for the political elite eyeing the state’s quadrennial presidential caucuses. Comey, who was fired by ...
  • DHS says British financier Browder cleared for US travel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department said Monday wealthy financier William Browder, a British citizen who lobbied for a law targeting Russian officials over human rights, was cleared for travel to the United States on Oct. 18, four days before he says he was denied entry into the U.S. Browder disputed that government account. Browder tweeted on Sunday that ...
  • ‘Tyler Perry’s Boo 2’ scares away competition at box office

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” opened in first place this weekend with $21.2 million from North American theaters, beating out spectacle and star-driven newcomers like “Geostorm,” ”Only the Brave” and “The Snowman.” The disaster epic “Geostorm” flopped with $13.7 million against a reported $120 million production budget in its first weekend in theaters. The ...
  • Donald Trump, Gary M. Rose

    Trump awards Medal of Honor to Vietnam-era Army medic

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday turned a Medal of Honor ceremony for a Vietnam-era Army medic who risked his life to help wounded comrades into a mini homework tutorial for the boy and girl who came to watch their grandfather be enshrined “into the history of our nation.” Every Wednesday, retired Army Capt. Gary M. Rose’s grandchildren ...
  • Prince

    Pharmacists cited for trying to see Prince’s medical records

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three Indiana pharmacists have been reprimanded by state regulators for trying to access Prince’s medical records within days of the music superstar’s death last year. The Indiana Board of Pharmacy issued letters of reprimand in the last three months and imposed penalties on the three after investigators with the state attorney general’s office found they had tried ...
  • Politics on display as Letterman receives Mark Twain Prize

    WASHINGTON (AP) — David Letterman was never known as a particularly political comedian, preferring a detached irony-drenched tone that favored the surreal and silly over topical humor. But there was an unmistakable political tint to much of Sunday night’s ceremony to present Letterman with the Mark Twain award for American humor. Several of the comedians honoring Letterman took shots at ...
  • Al Hurricane, ‘Godfather of New Mexico music,’ dies

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Al Hurricane, known as the “Godfather of New Mexico music” for developing a distinct sound bridging the state’s unique Hispanic traditions with country and rock, died Sunday. His son, Al Hurricane, Jr., told The Associated Press that his father died from complications related to a long battle against prostate cancer. Two of his daughters were at ...
  • No joke: TV host Letterman honored with Mark Twain Prize

    WASHINGTON (AP) — David Letterman was celebrated at the Kennedy Center Sunday night for his record run on late-night TV, innovative comedy routines and for helping the nation start to heal by reassuring that it was OK to laugh again after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Fellow entertainers gathered to honor Letterman where he was receiving the Mark ...
  • Loretta Lynn returns after stroke to honor Alan Jackson

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Alan Jackson, the late guitarist and singer Jerry Reed and songwriter Don Schlitz were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday. Country icon Loretta Lynn returned to the Hall of Fame for the first time since she suffered a stroke in May to formally induct Jackson. Lynn, who cancelled her tour ...
  • Justin Timberlake invited back to Super Bowl halftime show

    Justin Timberlake has finally been invited back to the Super Bowl halftime show, 14 years after the “wardrobe malfunction” with Janet Jackson caused a national controversy. The NFL announced Sunday night that Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show Feb. 4 in Minnesota. This will be Timberlake’s third Super Bowl halftime performance, the most for any entertainer. Timberlake performed ...
  • Officials: EF1 tornado tore part of Oklahoma casino roof off

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An overnight batch of severe storms spawned an EF1 tornado that tore part of a casino roof off in central Oklahoma during a concert and downed power lines and trees throughout the state, emergency managers said Sunday. The twister touched down in Cleveland County, one of several counties where National Weather Service officials were surveying damage ...
  • Angry soldier’s widow says Trump didn’t know husband’s name

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fallen soldier’s angry widow joined the stormy dispute with President Donald Trump on Monday over his response to her husband’s death, declaring that his failure to remember the soldier’s name in last week’s condolence call “made me cry.” He retorted that the call was “very respectful” and her accusation about her husband’s name simply wasn’t true. ...
  • Bill O'Reilly

    Kelly on O’Reilly: Abuse, shaming of women has to stop

    NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly took on her former Fox News Channel colleague Bill O’Reilly in blunt terms on Monday, revealing she had gone to her bosses to complain about O’Reilly’s behavior and saying the size of a newly revealed $32 million settlement of harassment charges made by a Fox analyst was “jaw-dropping.” O’Reilly responded, in part, by posting ...
  • Harvey Weinstein

    New York attorney general launches probe of Weinstein Co.

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a civil rights investigation on Monday into The Weinstein Co. following sexual harassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. As part of the investigation, the prosecutor’s office issued a subpoena seeking company records on harassment complaints and legal settlements to determine whether any civil rights and ...
  • Star chef Besh steps down amid sexual harassment allegations

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans celebrity chef John Besh stepped down from management of the restaurant group that bears his name after a newspaper reported that 25 women who are current or former employees of the business said they were victims of sexual harassment by male co-workers and bosses. New Orleans media outlets said Besh’s departure from the business ...
  • James Mattis, John McCain

    McCain critiques Trump without labeling him ‘draft dodger’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain left no doubt Monday that he was thinking of President Donald Trump as he criticized the draft system during Vietnam for forcing low-income Americans to serve while the wealthy could avoid war with a doctor’s note. McCain, a former Navy pilot and prisoner of war, stopped short of labeling Trump a “draft dodger” ...
  • Bill O'Reilly

    The Latest: Former Fox anchor grapples with non-disclosure

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on former Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Former Fox News anchor Juliet Huddy says she grapples with the idea of signing non-disclosure agreements to settle sexual harassment cases. Huddy did that to settle her own complaints that former Fox anchor Bill O’Reilly made inappropriate advances toward her. That ...
  • Harvey Weinstein

    The Latest: Fired Nickelodeon producer says he’s sorry

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment in Hollywood (all times local): 3:25 p.m. A fired Nickelodeon producer facing allegations of sexual harassment is expressing regret over his behavior. Chris Savino, creator of the animated series “The Loud House,” posted the apology on his Facebook page. Savino wrote Monday that he’s “deeply sorry” and ashamed that his words ...
  • ‘Tyler Perry’s Boo 2’ scares away competition at box office

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” opened in first place this weekend with $21.2 million from North American theaters, beating out spectacle and star-driven newcomers like “Geostorm,” ”Only the Brave” and “The Snowman.” The disaster epic “Geostorm” flopped with $13.7 million against a reported $120 million production budget in its first weekend in theaters. The ...
  • Harvey Weinstein

    New York attorney general launches probe of Weinstein Co.

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a civil rights investigation on Monday into The Weinstein Co. following sexual harassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. As part of the investigation, the prosecutor’s office issued a subpoena seeking company records on harassment complaints and legal settlements to determine whether any civil rights and ...
  • Orthodox believers protest movie about Russian czar’s affair

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — About 20 Orthodox believers in Russia have sung prayers to protest the release of a movie about the last Russian czar’s affair with a ballerina. They gathered outside the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, where “Matilda” was shown Monday to a selected audience ahead of its release this week. The film loosely tells the story ...
  • Ashley Judd

    Weinstein accuser Ashley Judd to be interviewed by ABC News

    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News says Ashley Judd will sit down with anchor Diane Sawyer for her first television interview since the actress-activist went public with allegations against movie executive Harvey Weinstein. The interview will air Thursday on ABC News platforms including “Good Morning America,” ”World News Tonight with David Muir” and “Nightline.” Judd, an early accuser of the ...
  • James Toback

    38 accuse writer/director James Toback of sexual harassment

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer and director James Toback, who received an Oscar nomination for writing “Bugsy,” has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women in a report published Sunday in The Los Angeles Times. In the report, many of the women allege that Toback approached them on the streets of New York City and promised stardom. His meetings ...
  • A scary box office weekend for everyone but Tyler Perry

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a spooky weekend at the box office for nearly everyone but Tyler Perry. Perry’s comedy sequel “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” scared up a healthy $21.7 million in its first weekend in theaters, but the waters were rough for other new openers including the disaster epic “Geostorm,” the firefighter drama “Only the Brave” and ...
  • Anna Wintour, Harvey Weinstein

    Directors guild files disciplinary charges against Weinstein

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Directors Guild of America announced Saturday it has filed disciplinary charges against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein. The group said it filed the charges on Oct. 13. Weinstein has been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in the weeks ...
  • Bill O'Reilly

    Kelly on O’Reilly: Abuse, shaming of women has to stop

    NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly took on her former Fox News Channel colleague Bill O’Reilly in blunt terms on Monday, revealing she had gone to her bosses to complain about O’Reilly’s behavior and saying the size of a newly revealed $32 million settlement of harassment charges made by a Fox analyst was “jaw-dropping.” O’Reilly responded, in part, by posting ...
  • Star chef Besh steps down amid sexual harassment allegations

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans celebrity chef John Besh stepped down from management of the restaurant group that bears his name after a newspaper reported that 25 women who are current or former employees of the business said they were victims of sexual harassment by male co-workers and bosses. New Orleans media outlets said Besh’s departure from the business ...
  • Prince

    Pharmacists cited for trying to see Prince’s medical records

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three Indiana pharmacists have been reprimanded by state regulators for trying to access Prince’s medical records within days of the music superstar’s death last year. The Indiana Board of Pharmacy issued letters of reprimand in the last three months and imposed penalties on the three after investigators with the state attorney general’s office found they had tried ...
  • Harvey Weinstein

    The Latest: Fired Nickelodeon producer says he’s sorry

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment in Hollywood (all times local): 3:25 p.m. A fired Nickelodeon producer facing allegations of sexual harassment is expressing regret over his behavior. Chris Savino, creator of the animated series “The Loud House,” posted the apology on his Facebook page. Savino wrote Monday that he’s “deeply sorry” and ashamed that his words ...
  • Politics on display as Letterman receives Mark Twain Prize

    WASHINGTON (AP) — David Letterman was never known as a particularly political comedian, preferring a detached irony-drenched tone that favored the surreal and silly over topical humor. But there was an unmistakable political tint to much of Sunday night’s ceremony to present Letterman with the Mark Twain award for American humor. Several of the comedians honoring Letterman took shots at ...
  • John Stamos

    John Stamos gets engaged to girlfriend at Disneyland

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Stamos picked “the happiest place on earth” to get engaged over the weekend. The 54-year-old Stamos announced his engagement to 31-year-old actress Caitlin McHugh on Sunday on social media , writing: “I asked…she said yes! …And we lived happily ever after.” The post included a drawing of the couple standing in front of Sleeping Beauty’s ...
  • Ashley Judd

    Weinstein accuser Ashley Judd to be interviewed by ABC News

    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News says Ashley Judd will sit down with anchor Diane Sawyer for her first television interview since the actress-activist went public with allegations against movie executive Harvey Weinstein. The interview will air Thursday on ABC News platforms including “Good Morning America,” ”World News Tonight with David Muir” and “Nightline.” Judd, an early accuser of the ...