Month: November 2020

Supreme Court seems skeptical of Trump’s census plan
News

Supreme Court seems skeptical of Trump’s census plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sounded skeptical Monday that President Donald Trump could categorically exclude people living in the…
People exposed to virus may need to trace own contacts
Coronavirus

People exposed to virus may need to trace own contacts

New cases of the novel coronavirus are so rampant that Missouri’s local health departments can’t investigate them all, meaning some…
Hospitals scramble to transfer patients for care
Coronavirus

Hospitals scramble to transfer patients for care

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Small rural hospitals in Kansas and Missouri are increasingly spending hours searching for facilities they can transfer…
China beat virus with science, public health priorities
Coronavirus

China beat virus with science, public health priorities

People in China are able to move around freely right now. as COVID-19 ravages the United States. Americans may believe…
Fauci warns of ‘surge upon surge’ of virus
Coronavirus

Fauci warns of ‘surge upon surge’ of virus

The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus…
Missouri Senate to vote this week on COVID-19 funding
Coronavirus

Missouri Senate to vote this week on COVID-19 funding

The Missouri Senate will meet this week to consider a $1.3 billion COVID-19 spending bill, but the timeline for debating…
Pope Francis’ book explores George Floyd, virus skeptics
Coronavirus

Pope Francis’ book explores George Floyd, virus skeptics

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is supporting demands for racial justice in the wake of the U.S. police killing of…
Small Business Saturday offers lifeline for stores, city
Business

Small Business Saturday offers lifeline for stores, city

ST. LOUIS – Ever diligent to protect its customers, Catholic Supply of St. Louis stresses every possible way of keeping…
Wilton Gregory becomes first Black American Catholic cardinal
Featured

Wilton Gregory becomes first Black American Catholic cardinal

Wilton Gregory, archbishop of Washington and once the bishop of the Belleville diocese, is now the first African-American Catholic cardinal.…
New rule could allow gas, firing squads for executions
Crime

New rule could allow gas, firing squads for executions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is quietly amending its execution protocols, no longer requiring federal death sentences to be…
Trump says he’ll leave if Electoral College seats Biden
News

Trump says he’ll leave if Electoral College seats Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would leave the White House if the Electoral College formalized…
More Missouri counties require masks
Coronavirus

More Missouri counties require masks

ST. LOUIS (AP) — More Missouri counties are adding mask orders as virus cases and hospitalizations surge. Among them is…
At home for the holidays, help block COVID-19
Coronavirus

At home for the holidays, help block COVID-19

No over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s condo. No flying to a beach gathering with the family…
Death penalty not on table for two Sweetie Pie’s suspects
Crime

Death penalty not on table for two Sweetie Pie’s suspects

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they won’t seek the death penalty against two people tied to the…
Holiday shoppers go for grownup Play-Doh, pet toys, stores that ship
Business

Holiday shoppers go for grownup Play-Doh, pet toys, stores that ship

NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic is turning this into a holiday shopping season like no other. Toy companies are…
Area woman who struggled in foster care is named Rhodes Scholar
Education

Area woman who struggled in foster care is named Rhodes Scholar

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An area woman who as a child bounced among foster homes and often slept on the…
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case
Business

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case

Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty Tuesday to three criminal charges, formally taking responsibility for its part in an opioid epidemic that…
Five years after Ferguson report, progress has been slow
Featured

Five years after Ferguson report, progress has been slow

Dr. L.J. Punch was glued to the television on the night of Nov. 24, 2014. That night, the country learned…
Many Missouri tenants lack legal counsel during eviction proceedings
Business

Many Missouri tenants lack legal counsel during eviction proceedings

When disabled veteran Eddie Logan learned his landlord had filed for his eviction, he began gathering evidence of what he…
Retailers brace as virus bears down on consumers, economy
Business

Retailers brace as virus bears down on consumers, economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — LaTonya Story is every retailer’s worst fear. With the viral pandemic re-surging through the country and the…
Biden finally gets government nod for transition, funding
News

Biden finally gets government nod for transition, funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election on…
What does it mean to be ‘safe’ in the pandemic?
Coronavirus

What does it mean to be ‘safe’ in the pandemic?

Cat O’Toole says she did everything right to protect herself and others from COVID-19.  “I am strict about mask wearing,”…
Hospital bed, ICU capacity becoming more limited in Missouri
Coronavirus

Hospital bed, ICU capacity becoming more limited in Missouri

(AP) — Hospital beds across Missouri are nearly four-fifths full, and capacity is even more limited in intensive care units…
Criminal justice reformers cheer multiple election victories
News

Criminal justice reformers cheer multiple election victories

NEW YORK (AP) — Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering the…
Black clergy, United Way to launch anti-coronavirus effort
Coronavirus

Black clergy, United Way to launch anti-coronavirus effort

NEW YORK (AP) — Black clergy leaders are joining forces with the United Way of New York City for a…
How to enjoy Thanksgiving without virus, ‘turkey popsicle’
Coronavirus

How to enjoy Thanksgiving without virus, ‘turkey popsicle’

(AP) — With health officials urging Americans to stay home or limit Thanksgiving gatherings, food experts say rookie cooks nervous…
Field hospital considered as virus surges in Missouri
Coronavirus

Field hospital considered as virus surges in Missouri

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Officials are discussing canceling all but the most urgent medical procedures and building a field hospital…
April ballot will ask city voters to extend earnings tax
Featured

April ballot will ask city voters to extend earnings tax

CITY HALL – St. Louis once again will ask voters for permission to impose its 1 percent earnings tax for…
Week offers snapshot of how Trump, Biden approach presidency
News

Week offers snapshot of how Trump, Biden approach presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — One spent the week at his home in Delaware carefully trying to build a government and preparing…
Biden turns 78, will be oldest U.S. president
News

Biden turns 78, will be oldest U.S. president

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden turned 78 on Friday. In two months, he’ll take the reins of a politically…
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