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Opening Day is less that two weeks away.    The first day of Spring brought record highs to St. Louis.    To say that I have spring fever would be an understatement.   I have been in St. Louis for five years now and I have learned to look for all the signs of spring that are exclusive to my beloved city: -River ... Read More »

#CantBeatCassiday – 3/22/2017

Each weekday morning Cassiday puts $83.74 of her own money on the line during Can’t Beat Cassiday.  We will play again Thursday morning at 7:45! Here are the questions and answers for today! Let us know how you did!                                                                            CAN’T BEAT CASSIDAY (34-4) ANDY COHEN IS THE LATEST CELEB TO DISS PRESIDENT TRUMP. WHAT IS ANDY’S TALK SHOW CALLED? ... Read More »

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  • Philip Zodhiates

    Man in same-sex child custody case gets 3 years in prison

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Virginia businessman convicted of international parental kidnapping and conspiracy for his role in a same-sex couple’s child custody fight was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison. Philip Zodhiates, Waynesboro, drove Lisa Miller and 7-year-old Isabella Miller-Jenkins from Virginia to the Canadian border in 2009 so they could fly from Toronto to Nicaragua. He also ...
  • Paul Manafort

    AP Exclusive: Before Trump job, Manafort worked to aid Putin

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Before signing up with Donald Trump, former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire with a plan to “greatly benefit the Putin Government,” The Associated Press has learned. The White House attempted to brush the report aside Wednesday, but it quickly raised fresh alarms in Congress about Russian links to Trump associates. Manafort proposed ...
  • Charlie Beck

    LAPD: Latinos report fewer sex crimes amid immigration fears

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The police chief of Los Angeles, a city that is half Latino, found himself in the middle of the national immigration debate on Wednesday after saying there’s a correlation between the Trump administration’s call for stiffer immigration policies and a drop in the number of Hispanics reporting sexual abuse and domestic violence. “Imagine your sister, your ...
  • Neil Gorsuch, Davin Nunes

    The Latest: Democrat criticizes GOP head of intel panel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into the Trump campaign’s ties with Russia (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee is accusing the Republican leader of the committee of creating “profound doubt” about the committee’s ability to conduct an independent investigation about Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign. Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff is ...
  • 4 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

    LONDON (AP) — A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing an armed police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Four people were killed, including the assailant, and about 20 others were injured in what Prime Minister Theresa ...
  • NATO says it will reschedule meeting so Tillerson can attend

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of NATO said Wednesday he is certain a semiannual meeting of the alliance’s foreign ministers can be rescheduled so Secretary of State Rex Tillerson can attend. U.S. officials said this week that Tillerson was planning to skip next month’s meeting in Brussels. Shortly after, he plans to visit Moscow. The decisions led some European officials ...
  • Devin Nunes

    Trump feels ‘somewhat’ vindicated after Nunes intel briefing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Communications of Donald Trump’s transition officials — possibly including the incoming president himself — may have been scooped up in legal surveillance but then improperly distributed throughout the intelligence community, the chairman of the House intelligence committee said Wednesday. In an extraordinary set of statements to reporters, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes said the intercepted communications do not ...
  • ‘No Scrubs’ writers get added to Sheeran hit ‘Shape of You’

    NEW YORK (AP) — The songwriters behind TLC’s 1999 megahit “No Scrubs” are now listed as co-writers of Ed Sheeran’s No. 1 hit “Shape of You.” On the website for performance rights organization ASCAP, Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle aka Tiny and Kevin Briggs have been added as co-writers of “Shape of You,” co-written by Sheeran, Steve Mac and John McDaid. ...
  • Yulia Samoylova

    Ukraine bans Russia’s entry to Eurovision song contest

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Eurovision song contest, nominally an apolitical festival of pop music confections and cheerfully tacky costumes, erupted into a political dispute Wednesday after Ukraine banned Russia’s contestant from entering the country. Yulia Samoylova, who was to represent Russia in the May 11-13 contest in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, was banned by Ukraine’s security service because she had ...
  • Chance the Rapper

    Chance the Rapper to play Lollapalooza in Chicago hometown

    CHICAGO (AP) — Grammy-winning artist Chance the Rapper is planning a return to his hometown of Chicago this summer to headline the Lollapalooza music festival. Other headliners announced Wednesday morning on Lollapalooza’s website include The Killers, Lorde, Arcade Fire, Muse and blink-182. The four-day festival will run Aug. 3-6 in Chicago’s lakefront Grant Park. Lollapalooza called Chance the Rapper’s headlining ...
  • Liverpool plans extravaganza for 50 years of ‘Sgt. Pepper’

    LONDON (AP) — It was 50 years ago today — almost — that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. The English city of Liverpool is getting set to celebrate the half-centenary of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” one of the most influential albums by local heroes The Beatles. The city announced Wednesday that it has commissioned 13 artists ...
  • Chuck Berry’s final studio album to be released in June

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chuck Berry’s final studio album will be released on June 16. The album, titled “CHUCK,” was announced in October, five months before the rock pioneer’s death on Saturday at the age of 90. “CHUCK” is Berry’s first album since 1979’s “Rock It.” Dualtone Records says eight of the 10 new recordings were written by Berry, who ...
  • Wyclef Jean

    Wyclef Jean says he was mistaken for robbery suspect

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy-winning musician Wyclef Jean said he was handcuffed and “treated like a criminal” when Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies mistook him for a violent armed robber early Tuesday. The former Fugees star posted a video on Twitter showing himself in handcuffs leaned over a patrol car in West Hollywood, decrying the way he was being treated. ...
  • Rappers Paul Wall, Baby Bash avoid indictment on drug charge

    HOUSTON (AP) — A grand jury has declined to indict Houston rappers Paul Wall and Baby Bash on felony drug-related charges. The Harris County jury on Tuesday opted not to hand up indictments against Paul Michael Slayton, more broadly known as Paul Wall, and Ronald Bryant, known as Baby Bash. The rappers were arrested in December along with eight other ...
  • Steve Harvey, Tyra Banks

    CBS and ‘Young and Restless’ lead with Daytime Emmy nods

    NEW YORK (AP) — CBS led with 70 nominations overall while its daytime drama “The Young and the Restless” led with 25 nods when nominations were announced Wednesday for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy awards. TV’s remaining trio of soap operas, “General Hospital” (23 nominations), “The Bold and the Beautiful” (23 nominations) and “Days of Our Lives” (22 nominations) were ...
  • Caitlyn Jenner

    ABC’s Diane Sawyer to interview Caitlyn Jenner again

    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News’ Diane Sawyer is reprising her interview with Caitlyn Jenner, with the former Olympic gold medalist slated to talk about her first couple of years of life as a woman. The former Bruce Jenner spoke to Sawyer in a 2015 special that reached 17.1 million viewers and won a DuPont-Columbia journalism award. Jenner has a ...
  • Viral video imagines Elmo getting fired over PBS budget cuts

    A viral online video imagines lovable “Sesame Street” character Elmo getting fired due to budget cuts to PBS. The video shows an unseen man delivering the news to Elmo in a nondescript room. Elmo doesn’t take the news well, complaining that he’s worked at “Sesame Street” for 32 years. He also wonders what’s going to happen to his medical insurance, ...
  • Chuck Barris

    ‘Gong Show’ creator Chuck Barris dies at 87

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included “The Dating Game,” ”The Newlywed Game” and that infamous factory of cheese, “The Gong Show,” has died. He was 87. Barris died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York, according to publicist Paul Shefrin, who announced the death on behalf of Barris’ family. Barris ...
  • Publicist: ‘Gong Show’ creator Chuck Barris dies at 87 at home in New York

    NEW YORK (AP) — Publicist: ‘Gong Show’ creator Chuck Barris dies at 87 at home in New York.
  • Hideki Matsuyama

    Match Play in Texas, and the LPGA gears up for a major

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Put together the top 64 players available from the world ranking, have them play 112 matches over five days, and anything can happen. That’s the beauty of the Dell Technologies Match Play. Last year, Jason Day seemed to cruise at Austin Country Club, winning all seven of his matches — only his semifinal match against Rory ...
  • Shrimp fossil is named for British naturalist Attenborough

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — He recently had a polar research vessel named in his honor. Now Sir David Attenborough, the famed British naturalist, also has an ancient shrimp as a namesake. To mark Attenborough’s 90th birthday, researchers from Yale University and universities in England named in his honor a distant relative of today’s shrimp and lobster. The crustacean was ...
  • Movie of Vince Flynn’s ‘American Assassin’ to debut Sept. 15

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The late Minnesota author Vince Flynn’s counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp is coming to the big screen in September. CBS Films and Lionsgate announced Wednesday that “American Assassin,” based on Flynn’s best-seller, will hit theaters Sept. 15 nationwide and in North America. “American Assassin” stars Dylan O’Brien as Rapp and Michael Keaton as his mentor, Stan Hurley. Sanaa ...
  • Box office reaches new record, but international sales flat

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Motion Picture Association of America said Wednesday that the worldwide box office reached a record $38.6 billion in 2016, though international revenues were essentially stagnant. The MPAA’s annual report showed a global increase of .5 percent in ticket sales from 2015. While China, the world’s second-largest market after the U.S., has long been a priority ...
  • Butterbeer ice cream hitting shelves for Harry Potter fans

    ORWIGSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania ice cream maker is courting Harry Potter fans with a new flavor based on Hogwarts’ favorite drink, “butterbeer.” Yuengling’s Ice Cream notes that J.K. Rowling once described butterbeer as tasting “a little bit like less sickly butterscotch.” With that in mind, Yuengling’s says the new butterbeer variety combines buttercream and butterscotch ice cream. Yuengling’s ...
  • Writer’s lawsuit says Disney copied his plans for ‘Zootopia’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A screenwriter and producer sued Walt Disney Pictures on Tuesday claiming the studio copied his ideas to create the Oscar-winning animated film “Zootopia.” Gary L. Goldman, whose credits include work on film adaptations of “Total Recall,” ”Minority Report” and “Big Trouble in Little China,” filed the copyright infringement lawsuit Tuesday in a federal court in Los ...
  • ‘Cars 3’ characters rev up for cross-country tour

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Get your engines started, Lightning McQueen is racing into a city near you. A life-size replica of the “Cars” character and his pals Cruz Ramirez and Jackson Storm are revving up for a 27-city tour across the United States in advance of the June 16 release of “Cars 3.” The Walt Disney Company said Tuesday that ...
  • Tina Fey

    Musical of ‘Mean Girls’ by Tina Fey set to debut in DC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Fey’s stage adaptation of “Mean Girls” will make its world premiere at The National Theatre in Washington, D.C. The new musical is based on the 2004 film about a naive girl who falls in love with her new high school’s coolest, prettiest, most treacherous triumvirate of girls, called The Plastics. The show will run from ...
  • Beauty and the Beast will not return to cinemas in Kuwait

    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast will not be returning to cinemas in Kuwait after the country’s largest cinema company pulled the movie from its theaters. Kuwait’s National Cinema Company said Tuesday it would not be bringing the film back to audiences “in tandem with our values and responsibility toward our younger audiences.” The film, which ...
  • Ronnie Eldridge

    Funeral held for pugnacious NY journalist Jimmy Breslin

    NEW YORK (AP) — Generations of New York journalists and political leaders joined Jimmy Breslin’s family Wednesday in celebrating the life of the pugnacious Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who championed the downtrodden and battled corrupt public officials for more than five decades. Breslin, who died Sunday at age 88, was remembered as a peerless prose stylist whether he wrote about sports ...
  • Steve Harvey, Tyra Banks

    CBS and ‘Young and Restless’ lead with Daytime Emmy nods

    NEW YORK (AP) — CBS led with 70 nominations overall while its daytime drama “The Young and the Restless” led with 25 nods when nominations were announced Wednesday for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy awards. TV’s remaining trio of soap operas, “General Hospital” (23 nominations), “The Bold and the Beautiful” (23 nominations) and “Days of Our Lives” (22 nominations) were ...
  • ‘No Scrubs’ writers get added to Sheeran hit ‘Shape of You’

    NEW YORK (AP) — The songwriters behind TLC’s 1999 megahit “No Scrubs” are now listed as co-writers of Ed Sheeran’s No. 1 hit “Shape of You.” On the website for performance rights organization ASCAP, Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle aka Tiny and Kevin Briggs have been added as co-writers of “Shape of You,” co-written by Sheeran, Steve Mac and John McDaid. ...
  • Teen in fight video thanks man who stepped in to stop it

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey teenager who posted a video of a street fight interrupted by a peacemaking New Jersey man said that he is thankful for the intervention. Jamar Mobley told CBS Philly (http://cbsloc.al/2nBjPBx) that the fight could have gone “a whole other way” if Ibn Ali Miller hadn’t stepped in. “He was minding his business ...
  • Colin Kaepernick

    Kaepernick donates $50K to Meals on Wheels after Trump swipe

    Meals on Wheels has confirmed a $50,000 donation from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The group that provides food for seniors in need thanked Kaepernick for his donation on Tuesday. It came a day after President Donald Trump took a swipe at Kaepernick during a campaign-style rally in Kentucky by taking credit for the lack of suitors for ...
  • Chuck Barris

    ‘Gong Show’ creator Chuck Barris dies at 87

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included “The Dating Game,” ”The Newlywed Game” and that infamous factory of cheese, “The Gong Show,” has died. He was 87. Barris died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York, according to publicist Paul Shefrin, who announced the death on behalf of Barris’ family. Barris ...
  • Publicist: ‘Gong Show’ creator Chuck Barris dies at 87 at home in New York

    NEW YORK (AP) — Publicist: ‘Gong Show’ creator Chuck Barris dies at 87 at home in New York.