The women on the county council voted yes. The men on the council voted no.February 27, 2020, 6:09 PM4 min read People with domestic violence convictions and orders of protection against them will soon be banned from carrying concealed guns in St. Louis County, Missouri, according to a vote this week from the county council…

The vote is set for April 22, the 150th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin’s birth.February 27, 2020, 5:31 PM4 min read Russia has announced the date of a national referendum on constitutional changes that could allow Vladimir Putin, now 67, to extend his time in office. While Putin has remained in power, either as president or…

President Donald Trump’s announcement that Vice President Mike Pence has the experience to lead the administration’s coronavirus response has raised questions around Pence’s handling of a major health crisis when he was governor of Indiana. “He’s got a certain talent for this,” Trump said at Wednesday’s White House briefing as he sought to reassure the…

Authorities are still searching for the black Lincoln NavigatorFebruary 27, 2020, 4:41 PM3 min read Authorities in Los Angeles County were looking for a stolen hearse late Wednesday night, but said they were far more concerned about what was inside the vehicle: a woman’s body. It was recovered early Thursday, said police, who took one…

A federal appeals court has ruled that jurors should be allowed to decide whether a white police officer in Kansas used excessive force nearly eight years ago when he fatally shot a black man as he was lying face down in a parking lotFebruary 27, 2020, 5:49 PM3 min readWICHITA, Kan. — A federal appeals…

A group of Towson University students wants school officials to rename two dormitories that honor Maryland politicians who owned slavesFebruary 27, 2020, 2:40 PM2 min readTOWSON, Md. — A group of Towson University students is calling on school officials to rename two campus buildings that honor prominent Maryland politicians who owned slaves. The student group…

Questions have been raised about a Chinese newspaper report that the country is planning to dispatch a 100,000-strong army of ducks to help Pakistan combat a massive locust infestationFebruary 27, 2020, 1:08 PM2 min readBEIJING — Questions were raised Thursday about a Chinese newspaper report that the country is planning to dispatch a 100,000-strong army…

A manhunt is underway for 30-year-old Travis Simon.February 27, 2020, 12:52 PM3 min read A violent felon is at large after escaping parole custody in New York City, officials said. Travis Simon, who was released to parole supervision on Feb. 4, reported to the New York State Division of Parole’s office in Manhattan on Wednesday…

A new government survey finds that about 40% of American adults are obeseBy MIKE STOBBE AP Medical WriterFebruary 27, 2020, 4:48 PM3 min readNEW YORK — About 4 in 10 American adults are obese, and nearly 1 in 10 is severely so, government researchers said Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention findings come…

About 90% of generics made in the U.S. require components from China.February 27, 2020, 10:15 AM5 min read As the novel coronavirus paralyzes large chunks of China’s economy, another possible result from the outbreak could strike closer to home for many Americans: shortages of lifesaving medication. The U.S. relies on China for electronics, clothes, toys…