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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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  • Iowa withdraws proposal to opt out of Affordable Care Act

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials withdrew a proposal Monday that sought to pull out of the Affordable Care Act and redirect federal money toward lowering premiums for younger participants under a separate program. If the Trump administration had approved Iowa’s waiver request, it would have been the first to create a state-run alternative to the health exchanges required ...
  • Brian Boyle

    Devils’ Boyle returns to practice after leukemia diagnosis

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — When Brian Boyle received word last month that he had cancer, a return to hockey was the last thing on his mind. “I didn’t know what to expect,” Boyle, an 11-year NHL veteran, said Monday. “I was scared. I was nervous. It was the worst feeling ever. After the initial shock wore off, I started to ...
  • Rick Perry

    Ex-energy regulators denounce Trump bid to boost coal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight former federal energy panel members — including five former chairs — oppose a Trump administration plan to bolster nuclear and coal-fired power plants. The former officials, who served under presidents from both parties, call the plan “a significant step backward” and say it would raise prices and disrupt electricity markets. The plan by Energy Secretary Rick ...
  • US, California approve fix for 38,000 Volkswagen diesels

    DETROIT (AP) — Federal and state officials said Monday they have approved a fix for 38,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche sport utility vehicles with diesel engines that were cheating on emissions tests. The approval brings German automaker Volkswagen AG closer to resolving a costly and embarrassing scandal that began two years ago, when the company admitted that more than 550,000 ...
  • Steve Jolley

    Police: Church shooting suspect noted ‘visions,’ ‘voices’

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding six other people at a Tennessee church last month told police he heard voices and had visions, including an image of that particular church, a detective testified in court Monday. Nashville Police Detective Steve Jolley said 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson wouldn’t say much else about his ...
  • Group demands name of Iditarod musher in dog doping case

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scores of professional mushers on Monday demanded that organizers of Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race identify a top competitor who had several dogs test positive for a banned opioid pain reliever in this year’s race. The statement from the Iditarod Official Finishers Club statement was signed by 83 current and former competitors who called for ...
  • Man in yard mistakes coyote for neighbor’s dog, gets bitten

    ASHBURNHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has mistaken a coyote for his neighbor’s dog and has been bitten several times. Police say the man was bitten on Sunday evening in Ashburnham and they’re advising people to stay away from coyotes, foxes and unfamiliar dogs. Police say the man was in his yard when he saw the coyote and approached ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Angry soldier’s widow says Trump didn’t know husband’s name

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fallen soldier’s widow criticized President Donald Trump on Monday over his condolence call last week, prompting a fresh Trump Twitter rebuttal as the emotional conflict case showed no sign of abating. Myeshia Johnson, La David Johnson’s widow, spoke for the first time on ABC’s “Good Morning America. In the somber interview, she supported a congresswoman’s statements ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • This week in odd news: Bathtub gator; Too fat for prison?

    BROKE? NOPE. MAN SAYS HE’S PENNILESS, BUT DEPUTIES FIND $4K ON HIM COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio defendant who vowed he was penniless and couldn’t pay a fine now faces a big one after deputies escorting him from court found he had over $4,000 in his clothes. The Columbus Dispatch reports that 36-year-old Lawrence Knox swore he was indigent ...
  • 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 ...