Month: October 2020

Expert turns back time with work on vintage clocks
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Expert turns back time with work on vintage clocks

This weekend, those who turn analog clocks back to Standard Time for the winter may think themselves old-fashioned. Fancy that!…
State leaders facing second wave resist steps to curb virus
Coronavirus

State leaders facing second wave resist steps to curb virus

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even as a new surge of coronavirus infections sweeps the U.S., officials in many hard-hit…
Walmart removes, then returns guns and ammunition to store displays
Business

Walmart removes, then returns guns and ammunition to store displays

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart has reversed course, announcing it is returning ammunition and firearms to their displays in its…
Moonlight and masks to keep Halloween cool this year
Coronavirus

Moonlight and masks to keep Halloween cool this year

ST. LOUIS – Halloween 2020 promises a nip in the air, clouds trailing across a full moon, and the usual…
Newborn at Zoo is healthy chimpanzee after mother’s 2019 loss
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Newborn at Zoo is healthy chimpanzee after mother’s 2019 loss

FOREST PARK – The St. Louis Zoo has a new resident: a female chimpanzee born about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at…
Harris target of more misinformation than Pence
News

Harris target of more misinformation than Pence

CHICAGO (AP) — Long before Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his running mate, she was the…
Supreme Court issues flurry of last-minute election orders
News

Supreme Court issues flurry of last-minute election orders

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina, yes. Pennsylvania, yes. Wisconsin, no. That’s how the Supreme Court has answered questions in recent…
Missouri COVID-19 hospitalizations set records, with death toll rising
Coronavirus

Missouri COVID-19 hospitalizations set records, with death toll rising

(AP) — The new surge of the coronavirus was evident in Missouri on Thursday, with record hospitalizations in St. Louis…
Regulators suspend Missouri nursing home COVID-19 test lab
Coronavirus

Regulators suspend Missouri nursing home COVID-19 test lab

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge refused to intervene Wednesday to keep open a Missouri lab that handled coronavirus…
Ethical Society of Police union has new president
Crime

Ethical Society of Police union has new president

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis police union founded by a group of Black officers nearly 50 years ago…
Gun-wielding St. Louis couple seek Gardner’s removal
News

Gun-wielding St. Louis couple seek Gardner’s removal

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The attorney for the city couple facing felony charges for waving guns at racial injustice protesters…
Arch invites public to help celebrate 55th birthday
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Arch invites public to help celebrate 55th birthday

DOWNTOWN – Happy Birthday to the Gateway Arch! Wednesday marks the 55th year since construction was completed on the iconic…
Biden faces challenges in quickly combating the pandemic
Coronavirus

Biden faces challenges in quickly combating the pandemic

WILIMINGTON, Del. (AP) — If Joe Biden wins next week’s election, he says, he’ll immediately call Dr. Anthony Fauci, the…
St. Louis hospitals filling; record virus deaths in Kansas City
Coronavirus

St. Louis hospitals filling; record virus deaths in Kansas City

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Area hospitals are filling up with coronavirus patients at an alarming rate, and experts say many…
Firewood will be free for the taking at three city parks
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Firewood will be free for the taking at three city parks

CITY HALL – The warmth, light, cheerful crackle and woodsy scent of burning logs bring comfort on a dark winter’s…
Archbishop Gregory’s rise marks a historic moment
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Archbishop Gregory’s rise marks a historic moment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wilton Gregory, once bishop of the Belleville archdiocese and later archbishop for the Atlanta and Washington areas,…
Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote
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Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats…
Missouri virus hospitalizations rising as data problem fixed
Coronavirus

Missouri virus hospitalizations rising as data problem fixed

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A data-entry problem that skewed hospitalization numbers in Missouri for more than a week was fixed…
Stressed freshmen missing quintessential college experience
Coronavirus

Stressed freshmen missing quintessential college experience

It’s a major life milestone, the first time many U.S. teens have ever been on their own. Even in normal…
Trump aide says ‘we’re not going to control the pandemic’
Coronavirus

Trump aide says ‘we’re not going to control the pandemic’

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — The coronavirus has reached into the heart of the White House once more, less than a…
Senate votes to advance Barrett; confirmation expected Monday
News

Senate votes to advance Barrett; confirmation expected Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections,…
400 years on, Mayflower’s legacy is mix of achievement, injustice
Education

400 years on, Mayflower’s legacy is mix of achievement, injustice

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Four centuries after white Europeans stepped off the Mayflower and onto America’s shores, some descendants of…
Cuts in unemployment staff left Missouri unready for COVID-19 surge
Business

Cuts in unemployment staff left Missouri unready for COVID-19 surge

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri agency that handles unemployment claims saw its staffing slashed by nearly 40% in recent…
As Trump casts doubt on election, new agency contradicts him
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As Trump casts doubt on election, new agency contradicts him

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this month, President Donald Trump was predicting on Twitter that this election would be “the most…
Battleground postal delays persist with mail voting underway
Coronavirus

Battleground postal delays persist with mail voting underway

U.S. Postal Service records show delivery delays have persisted across the country as millions of Americans are voting by mail,…
Hospitalization data flawed in Missouri, perhaps elsewhere
Coronavirus

Hospitalization data flawed in Missouri, perhaps elsewhere

(AP) — With the number of coronavirus patients requiring hospitalization rising at alarming levels, Missouri and perhaps a handful of…
In final debate, Trump gets personal, Biden hits on virus
Coronavirus

In final debate, Trump gets personal, Biden hits on virus

NASHVILLE (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden met for the second and last time on a…
Mail-in ballots can’t be returned in person, court rules
Coronavirus

Mail-in ballots can’t be returned in person, court rules

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri residents who want to vote by mail cannot return their ballots in person but must…
SLMPD officers will be wearing body cameras soon
Crime

SLMPD officers will be wearing body cameras soon

ST. LOUIS (AP) — City police officers will soon be wearing body cameras. The police department expects to begin using…
FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: antiviral remdesivir
Business

FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: antiviral remdesivir

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given through…
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