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Number of US troops at border has ‘peaked’ at 5,900

Number of US troops at border has ‘peaked’ at 5,900

The number of US troops deployed to the southern border has “peaked” at 5,900 and is not expected to increase, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Thursday. It’s a figure that falls well short of President Donald Trump’s previous claim that the Pentagon could send between 10,000 and 15,000 service members to help deal with…MORE

Daycares forgot about children, others accused of scaring kids as punishment

Daycares forgot about children, others accused of scaring kids as punishment

Our Fox 2 News investigation into daycare centers found wide-ranging problems, including teachers punishing kids by locking them in a dark room and others forcing them to face a monster in the closet. But it was another consistent violation that came up repeatedly. At least nine St. Louis area child care centers have forgotten children…MORE

Republican says he may back Pelosi for speaker on certain conditions

Republican says he may back Pelosi for speaker on certain conditions

As a faction of Democrats try to deny House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi the speakership, at least one Republican may offer her a lifeline. GOP Rep. Tom Reed of New York told CNN that he could back Pelosi if she endorses a bipartisan package of rules changes that would make it easier to push legislation…MORE

Trump touts veterans affairs modernization efforts

Trump touts veterans affairs modernization efforts

President Donald Trump touted his administration’s efforts to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs during a White House event Thursday afternoon but offered no new policies. “The fact is, I’ve done a lot. I could — goodbye! Goodbye everybody!” Trump said jokingly, waving as if he were about to exit. “That’s a lot. That is…MORE

Washington Post: Trump Jr.’s India business trip cost US government nearly $100K

Washington Post: Trump Jr.’s India business trip cost US government nearly $100K

A family business trip to India by President Donald Trump’s eldest son cost taxpayers nearly $100,000, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The Post report, citing government documents, showed Donald Trump Jr.’s Secret Service protection racked up $97,805 in bills for the February trip to New Dehli, Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata, where there are Trump-licensed luxury…MORE

People can’t stop listening to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

People can’t stop listening to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Queen is back on the throne. The British rock band’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which was written by frontman Freddie Mercury for the group’s 1975 album, “A Night at the Opera,” has officially returned to the Hot 100 at number 33, according to Nielsen Music. It also has 13.3 million US streams. The six-minute song is getting…MORE

Powerball winner donates half a million dollars to veterans group

Powerball winner donates half a million dollars to veterans group

It’s the gift that keeps on giving. A woman who won nearly $350 million with a Powerball ticket has decided to give back to charitable organizations, including half a million dollars to a veterans group. Lerynne West, 51, of Redfield, Iowa, told Ellen DeGeneres that she used some of the money to found The Callum…MORE

Body of missing ballerina found

Body of missing ballerina found

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the body of a missing dancer with the St. Louis Ballet Company was discovered Wednesday morning. On November 12, a state park ranger found Raffaella Stroik’s vehicle in a boat ramp parking lot off Highway 107 in Mark Twain State Park. Stroik’s body was found Wednesday morning near a…MORE

These jobs have highest suicide rates in the United States, according to the CDC

These jobs have highest suicide rates in the United States, according to the CDC

Men who work in construction and extraction had the highest rates of suicide in the United States, according to a report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For women, suicide rates were highest among those who work in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media. From 2000 to 2016, the suicide…MORE

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