JEFFERSON CITY, Mo  — As the floodwaters recede and the recovery begins, communities swamped by Hurricane Florence soon will be on the clock to document the billions of dollars in damage it caused if they want to be reimbursed by the federal government. A missed deadline could be costly, even if it’s not directly the fault of the affected community, according to an Associated Press analysis of recent appeals decided by top officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Continue reading JEFFERSON CITY, Mo | Missed deadlines cost millions in potential disaster aid at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

NEW YORK — CBS News is adding Bianna Golodryga (go-low-DREEG-ah) as a fourth anchor to its morning show. The network announced Wednesday that Golodryga will join the team of Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell and John Dickerson at the table on “CBS This Morning.” Golodryga is familiar to the show’s audience as a frequent substitute host and reporter. She’s worked at CBS News since 2007. CBS News President David Rhodes said the move gives the show more flexibility to send its anchors on reporting assignments. Continue reading NEW YORK | Koepka gutted over wounded fan, denies fight with Johnson at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

NEW YORK — “The Silence of the Lambs” author Thomas Harris has a new novel out in May, his first in more than a decade. But don’t expect a return for Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Grand Central Publishing announced Wednesday that Harris will release his first “stand-alone thriller” since his debut, “Black Sunday,” in 1975. No other details were provided, although the publisher confirmed to The Associated Press that Lecter wasn’t in it. Continue reading NEW YORK | New Thomas Harris novel out in May at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

LOS ANGELES — Cast members of the “Roseanne” revival are looking forward to their spinoff “The Conners.” Sara Gilbert, John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf discuss Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet in a story that will appear in the Oct. 15 edition of People magazine. The three are grateful to Barr for agreeing to have no ties to the new show, which Goodman says was a “big deal” to “give us a chance.” Goodman says he had hopes of resurrecting “Roseanne” after ABC fired Barr for posting the tweet, which she apologized for but has said was misinterpreted. Continue reading LOS ANGELES | ‘Roseanne’ cast looks aheadRead More →

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland— Brooks Koepka is thinking about more than just golf these days. The 28-year-old American, the U.S. Open and PGA Championship winner, said Wednesday he was heartbroken to hear a woman struck by his tee shot at the Ryder Cup last week might lose vision in her right eye. Koepka’s wild shot on the sixth hole at Le Golf National hit Corine Remande in the head. According to French media reports, doctors say she has lost sight and she is considering legal action. Continue reading ST. ANDREWS, Scotland | Koepka gutted over wounded fan, denies fight with Johnson at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sexual misconduct allegations (all times local): 7:20 a.m. Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake says President Donald Trump’s mocking of Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, was “not right” and “kind of appalling.” But Flake isn’t saying whether he’ll vote to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Ford alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school. He denies the accusation. Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Flake says Trump’s mocking of Ford ‘appalling’ at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

WASHINGTON — North Korea‘s nuclear and missile tests have stopped, but its hacking operations to gather intelligence and raise funds for the sanction-strapped government in Pyongyang may be gathering steam. U.S. security firm FireEye raised the alarm Wednesday over a North Korean group that it says has stolen hundreds of millions of dollars by infiltrating the computer systems of banks around the world since 2014 through highly sophisticated and destructive attacks that have spanned at least 11 countries. Continue reading WASHINGTON | NKorea said to have stolen a fortune in online bank heists at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

WASHINGTON  — U.S. businesses added a robust 230,000 jobs in September, a private survey found, a sign that strong economic growth is spurring companies to add more workers. Payroll processor ADP says that September’s job gain was the most in seven months. It followed 168,000 new jobs in August, a figure that was revised slightly higher. Construction firms added 34,000 jobs, while professional and business services, which includes higher-paying jobs such as engineering and accounting as well as temp workers, added a strong 70,000. Continue reading WASHINGTON | Survey: US companies added a healthy 230,000 jobs last month at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

There may be a second act for Toys R Us, the retail wonderland for children that turned out the lights at hundreds of stores for what was thought to be the final time over the summer. After joining the parade of retailers that never recovered from the recession and radical changes in the way Americans shop for toys and everything else, a group of investors is planning a comeback for Geoffrey the giraffe and his crew. Continue reading Toys R Us … not dead yet at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

ATHENS, Greece — Greek banking shares are down sharply amid investor fears over lenders’ needs to reduce their large stock of bad loans resulting from the financial crisis. The index of bank stocks was down 10 percent in Athens on Wednesday. Piraeus Bank led the losses, at about 27 percent, after reports said it and the National Bank of Greece have pledged to reduce their bad loans more aggressively in coming years. Reducing bad loans can mean writing off assets and booking losses. Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greek bank shares tumble amid fears over bad loans at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →