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U.S. state legal chiefs, telecom firms set to crack down on robocalls

Domestic News from Reuters - 55 min 5 sec ago
Attorneys general from 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia will announce on Thursday they are joining forces with major telecommunications providers, including AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, Comcast Corp, Sprint Corp and T-Mobile Us Inc, to crack down on unwanted robocalls, according to a document seen by Reuters.
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Harvey Weinstein to be arraigned again ahead of criminal trial

Domestic News from Reuters - 56 min 5 sec ago
Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday morning on an indictment in connection with his upcoming criminal trial, a spokesman for the Manhattan district attorney said on Thursday.
Categories: U.S. News

Judge hurries U.S. naturalization as pregnant woman gets contractions

Domestic News from Reuters - 1 hour 16 min ago
A judge in California had to speed up the naturalization of a pregnant immigrant on Thursday when the woman, anxious to become a U.S. citizen because of President Donald Trump's immigration policies, started experiencing contractions.
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U.S. judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over Puerto Rico pension law

Domestic News from Reuters - 1 hour 19 min ago
A lawsuit filed by Puerto Rico's financial oversight board over a new pension and healthcare funding law will move forward after a federal judge on Thursday denied the U.S. commonwealth's motion to dismiss the case.
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Four people wounded in Los Angeles Skid Row shooting, female suspect at large

Domestic News from Reuters - 1 hour 21 min ago
An armed woman opened fire in the Skid Row section of downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, wounding four people and triggering a hunt for the suspect, police said.
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Hazelwood man gets 18 years for carjacking Meals on Wheels volunteer, two others

Jorion Garrett committed three carjackings in 2017.
Categories: St. Charles News

At 70, organist marks 20 years at the Chase cinema in St. Louis

Gerry Marian, 70, keeps the tradition of theater organ alive most weekend nights at the Chase Park Plaza Cinema in the Central West End.
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St. Louis man charged with murders of victims found in truck bed

Willie Little, 63, has been charged with the murders of Toni Washburn, 41, and Mark Kuhlenberg, 62, who were found shot to death in the bed of a pickup truck.
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Tootie of 'Meet Me in St. Louis' to appear here for free movie screening in September

Margaret O'Brien, now 82, will greet fans at the Tivoli Theatre on Sept. 26.
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These farmworkers in Missouri were forced to labor on empty stomachs

During an incident in Kennett, Missouri, in summer 2018, H-2A workers labored through high temperatures while denied breakfast and with little access to water. Their legal status was supposed to protect them.
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U.S. stock indexes end mixed ahead of Fed chairman speech

Boeing climbed 4.2% after a report suggested it plans to increase production of 737 jets in February
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Two men arrested in California and Wisconsin for alleged workplace threats

Domestic News from Reuters - 1 hour 50 min ago
Two men in California and Wisconsin who had large firearms caches have been arrested in separate incidents for threatening attacks on their workplaces, authorities in the two states said, following a spate of recent mass shooting threats and three deadly attacks since July.
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Havertys furniture chain opening Chesterfield store

Atlanta-based Havertys has 121 stores nationwide
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Madison County businessman evaded over $15 million in taxes, feds say

Prosecutors say Gary Hunsche, 54, of Troy, spent millions of dollars that should have gone to the IRS on a new pond, a barn with a basketball court and other improvements to his home.
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An Army veteran’s straight talk brings history to life for high school students

Ben Stabler enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Iraq War. After a serious brain injury in Baghdad, he began to speak to and educate high school students about the benefits and consequences of enlisting and the PTSD he endures.
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World Bird Sanctuary raven goes viral — for looking like a rabbit

St. Charles News from - 2 hours 39 min ago
Mischief, an 18-year-old African white-necked raven, can also paint, talk and might start training for a job as a flower girl.
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As economic warning signs flash, Trump, Democratic rivals recalibrate messages

Domestic News from Reuters - 2 hours 42 min ago
After two years touting a booming economy as his own doing, U.S. President Donald Trump is test driving a new message on the economy: Any chance of a recession is not his fault. But Democrats, who are shifting their message too, seem to be saying "not so fast."
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One year after acquisition, St. Louis Bank plans new branches in Maplewood, Edwardsville

St. Charles News from - 2 hours 49 min ago
St. Louis Bank has emerged with a larger team and plans for expansion.
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Major carriers, state AGs will work to combat robocalls

St. Charles News from - 2 hours 56 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Major phone companies have pledged to do more to fight robocalls plaguing Americans, the country's state attorneys general say.
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Missouri lawmakers signal plan to take on spread of illegal slot machines

St. Charles News from - 2 hours 58 min ago
The terminals work like slot machines, but are not regulated.
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