Trump Won’t Declassify Democratic Memo On Russia Probe

By CHAD DAY and MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing national security concerns, the White House has notified the House Intelligence Committee that President Donald Trump is “unable” to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats that counters GOP allegations about abuse of government surveillance powers in the FBI’s Russia probe. White House counsel…

Suspect In Fatal Shooting At Show Me’s Released Pending Further Review

Florissant, MO  (KTRS)  The suspect in the fatal shooting at Show Me’s Sports Bar & Grill in Florissant has been released. The Florissant Police Department released the following statement: In reference to the Shooting a Show-Me’s, the suspect involved in this incident has since been released from police custody. By law an individual can’t legally…

With Extraordinary Political Optics, Winter Olympics Begin

By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — In an extraordinary show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sat side by side Friday night under exploding fireworks that represented peace, not destruction, as the 2018 Winter Olympics opened on a Korean Peninsula riven by generations of anger, suspicion and bloodshed. The sister of…

Congress Votes To Reopen Government, Passes Budget Deal

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House moved swiftly early Friday to reopen the federal government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, overcoming opposition from both liberal Democrats and tea party conservatives to endorse enormous spending increases despite looming trillion-dollar deficits. The 240-186 vote came in the pre-dawn hours, putting to bed…