SAN DIEGO— Immigration has again become a hot political issue as President Donald Trump portrays the Mexico border in a state of crisis, underscored by dramatic images of a caravan of Central American migrants moving toward the U.S. and dozens of people climbing the border fence in Arizona. The Border Patrol released video Friday of the fence incident near Yuma, Arizona, on the same day that the president traveled to the state for a rally where he stressed the need for a tougher border. Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Questions and answers about state of the US-Mexico border at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease. But the benefit for most women was small, raising questions about whether the treatment is worth its high cost and side effects. Results were discussed Saturday at a cancer conference in Munich and published by the New England Journal of Medicine. Continue reading Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Pompeo met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray yesterday in Mexico City.  They discussed the caravan of migrants from Central America.  The Mexican Government is fully engaged in finding a solution that encourages safe, secure, and orderly migration, and both the United States and Mexico continue to work with Central American governments to address the economic, security, and governance drivers of illegal immigration. Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings With Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, ForeignRead More →

AMARILLO, Texas — An earthquake has shaken parts of the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 8:04 a.m. Saturday about 9 miles (15 kilometers) north-northeast of Amarillo. The temblor was recorded at a depth of 3 miles (5 kilometers). There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Geologists say damage isn’t likely in quakes of magnitude 4.0. Thousands of earthquakes have been recorded in Oklahoma in recent years, with many linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas production. Continue reading AMARILLO, Texas | Magnitude 4.0 earthquake shakes Texas, OklahomaRead More →

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  — President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential White House challenger in 2020, are making election pushes several hundred miles apart from each other in pivotal Nevada, where early voting was beginning Saturday. Trump was wrapping up a visit to Western states with an afternoon rally in rural Elko, Nevada, and lending support for Dean Heller, considered the most vulnerable GOP senator on the Nov. 6 ballot as Republicans hope to retain their Senate majority. Continue reading SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. | At dueling events, Trump and Biden keeping focus on Nevada at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Jon Rios traces his ancestry to the Pima people of Arizona, but he has no tribal enrollment card, lives in Colorado and isn’t exactly sure what percentage Native American he is. He has no interest in meeting any federally imposed requirements to prove his connection to a tribe. If anyone asks, he says he’s Native American. “I’m a little bit like Elizabeth Warren. I have my ancestral lineage,” Rios said, referring to his affiliation with the Pima, also known as Akimel O’odham. Continue reading FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. | Warren ancestry highlights how tribes decide membership at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

Don’t look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl commercials this time around. She’s sitting this one out as she stands with Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against racism and police brutality. The comedian and “I Feel Pretty” actress explained her stance at length Friday on Instagram, challenging white NFL players to kneel as well. Addressing them directly, she wrote: “Otherwise how are you not complicit?” “I personally told my reps I wouldn’t do a Super Bowl commercial this year,” Schumer wrote. Continue reading Amy Schumer says no Super Bowl ads for her this time around at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

LUXEMBOURG — Julia Goerges lived up to her top seeding at the Luxembourg Open by winning her second title of the year on Saturday. Goerges beat unseeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 6-4, 7-5 in the final. The German won her first tournament of the year in Auckland, reached another final at Charleston in April, and the Wimbledon semifinals. This is her sixth career title. She lost the 2010 final here. She’s at a career-high ranking of No. Continue reading LUXEMBOURG | Goerges wins Luxembourg final and 2nd WTA title of the year at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

Don’t look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl commercials this time around. She’s sitting this one out as she stands with Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against racism and police brutality. The comedian and “I Feel Pretty” actress explained her stance at length Friday on Instagram, challenging white NFL players to kneel as well. Addressing them directly, she wrote: “Otherwise how are you not complicit?” “I personally told my reps I wouldn’t do a Super Bowl commercial this year,” Schumer wrote. Continue reading Amy Schumer: No Super Bowl ads in support of Kaepernick at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

Statement from the U.S. Department of State Macedonia Parliament Decision Prespa Agreement WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The United States welcomes the decision by Macedonia’s Parliament to initiate the constitutional changes needed to implement the Prespa Agreement with Greece.  The United States believes that the Prespa Agreement is a historic opportunity to advance stability, security, and prosperity throughout the region. SOURCE: news provided by STATE.GOV Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Macedonia Parliament Decision on Prespa Agreement at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →