- Assad supporters see domino effect in Aleppo government win
Associated Press, Thursday - 12/08/2016 - 01:17 AM
Aleppo shakes with explosions and gunfire day and night in both the government- and rebel-held sides of the divided Syrian city. But for supporters of President Bashar Assad, there is a growing sense of imminent victory.
- Michael Jordan wins China court ruling after years-long case
Tampa Tribune, Thursday - 12/08/2016 - 12:32 AM
- Asian stocks advance ahead of ECB decision
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Thursday - 12/08/2016 - 12:02 AM
- Commander backs standing for national anthem at Pearl Harbor
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 12/07/2016 - 10:32 PM
"You can bet that the men and women we honor today — and those who died that fateful morning 75 years ago — never took a knee and never failed to stand whenever they heard our national anthem being played,"…
- Japan downgrades growth estimate for July-Sept to 1.3 pct
Kansas City Star, Wednesday - 12/07/2016 - 09:32 PM
Japan's economy grew at a slower pace than earlier estimated in the July to September quarter, expanding at an annual pace of 1.3 percent. The figure released Thursday downgraded a …
- Feds OK sale of University of Phoenix parent, if terms met
Daily Oklahoman, Wednesday - 12/07/2016 - 07:22 PM
The federal government says it will allow one of the nation's largest for-profit college companies to be sold if the new owners put up $385 million as insurance and agree not to increase enrollment, among other requirements. Apollo Education Group owns the University of Phoenix and agreed in February to be purchased by a consortium of investors for $1.1 billion.
- Congress cracks down on "bots" that snap up concert tickets
Associated Press, Wednesday - 12/07/2016 - 06:34 PM
Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama that could make it easier to get tickets to popular shows, sports events and concerts.
- Trump on the attack against 'SNL' again
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 12/07/2016 - 05:32 PM
The chief critic-elect of "Saturday Night Live," Donald Trump, is bashing the show and impersonator Alec Baldwin again — this time prodded into action Wednesday by NBC's own Matt Lauer.
- Trump chooses former WWE exec McMahon for small business
The Times Leader, Wednesday - 12/07/2016 - 05:32 PM
8212; President-elect Donald Trump is adding former wrestling executive Linda McMahon to his Cabinet as leader of the Small Business Administration. McMahon and her husband, Vince, founded and built World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., now a publicly traded sports entertainment company. She stepped down as the company’s chief executive officer in 2009 and in recent years began a start-up to encourage more women business owners. She also poured $100 million of her fortune into two unsuccessful bids for a U.
- Playworld recalls 1,300 slides because of hazard
Waco Tribune-Herald, Wednesday - 12/07/2016 - 04:02 PM
Playworld Systems Inc. is recalling 1,300 slides that are used in school and municipal playgrounds after a defect caused two finger amputations in children.
- Trumps taps retired Marine general John Kelly for DHS
Sacramento Bee, Wednesday - 12/07/2016 - 01:17 PM
President-elect Donald Trump is tapping another four-star military officer for his administration. He has picked retired Marine Gen. John Kelly to lead the Homeland Security Department, according to people close …
- Study: 2016 campaign coverage was overwhelmingly negative
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 12/07/2016 - 12:50 PM
A Harvard University study released Wednesday concludes that media coverage of the 2016 presidential election was topped only by the 2000 Bush-Gore campaign for its overwhelming negativity.
- Trian, hungry for more, takes a bigger bite of Wendy's
Daily Oklahoman, Wednesday - 12/07/2016 - 12:25 PM
Wendy's shares are up almost 4 percent after Trian Fund Management increased its stake in the burger chain. The 3.7 million share purchase gives Trian, led by activist investor and board member Nelson Peltz, more than 23 percent of Wendy's outstanding stock.
- Malta bans gay conversion therapy, a first for Europe
Associated Press, Wednesday - 12/07/2016 - 11:52 AM
Malta has become the first European country to ban gay conversion therapy, imposing fines of up to 10,000 euros ($10,750) and a jail term of up to one year for offenders.
- Abbott seeks to end buyout deal for Alere
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 12/07/2016 - 11:51 AM
Abbott is seeking to terminate its buyout of troubled medical diagnostics maker Alere as that company deals with the fallout of a key device recall and government investigations.
- Megyn Kelly to Trump aide: Stop stirring up social media
Associated Press, Wednesday - 12/07/2016 - 09:55 AM
Megyn Kelly is calling on President-elect Donald Trump's social media director to stop encouraging hostile elements among some of his supporters.
- Houston-bound Southwest flight diverted after pressure loss
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 12/07/2016 - 09:52 AM
A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Houston was diverted to Jackson, Mississippi, after a loss in cabin pressure that prompted oxygen masks to deploy.