LAS CRUCES, N.M.  — Federal immigration authorities have confirmed that a 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol. The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than eight hours after she was arrested by agents near Lordsburg, New Mexico. The girl was from Guatemala and was traveling with a group of 163 people who approached agents to turn themselves in. Continue reading LAS CRUCES, N.M | 7-year-old immigrant girl dies after Border Patrol arrest at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — A tech billionaire whose elaborate wedding in a redwood grove violated California rules has helped create a smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 spots where people can get to the coastline. The California Coastal Commission unveiled the YourCoast app at its meeting Thursday in Newport Beach. “This is an only in California story,” Commission Chair Dayna Bochco said in a statement. “Where else could you find a tech mogul partnering with a regulator to help the public get to the beach?” Sean Parker, co-founder of file-sharing service Napster, agreed to help make the educational tool afterRead More →

PORTLAND, Ore.  — A 92-year-old man who survived Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust was struck and killed by a car while crossing a street near his home in Oregon. Alter Wiener died Tuesday in Hillsboro and was pronounced dead at a hospital, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported . Wiener endured three years in concentration camps and later in life wrote an autobiography titled, “From a Name to a Number: A Holocaust Survivor’s Autobiography.” He spoke to thousands of Oregonians about his experiences, making nearly 1,000 appearances at schools, libraries, churches, conferences and charitable events. Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore | Holocaust survivor killed by car while crossingRead More →

DECATUR, Ga. — Police: A Georgia police officer and suspect have both died in a shooting after a traffic stop just east of Atlanta. By  Associated Press Continue reading DECATUR, Ga | Police: A Georgia police officer and suspect have both died in a shooting after a traffic stop just east of Atlanta at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

STRASBOURG, France — The man authorities believe killed three people during a rampage near a Christmas market in Strasbourg died Thursday in a shootout with police at the end of a two-day manhunt, French authorities said. The Paris prosecutor’s office, which handles terror cases in France, formally identified the man killed in the eastern French city as 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt, a Strasbourg-born man with a long history of convictions for various crimes, including robberies. Continue reading STRASBOURG, France | Strasbourg market attack suspect killed in police shootout at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

MOJAVE, Calif.— Virgin Galactic’s tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California’s Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space. The rocket ship hit an altitude of 51 miles (82 kilometers) before beginning its gliding descent, said mission official Enrico Palermo. It landed on a runway minutes later. “We made it to space!” Palermo exclaimed. The supersonic flight takes Virgin Galactic closer to turning the long-delayed dream of commercial space tourism into reality. Continue reading MOJAVE, Calif | Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon joined his backup Austin Ekeler on the inactive list for their high-profile AFC West showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. Gordon and Ekeler combined for 103 yards rushing and 189 yards receiving when the teams met in Los Angeles to open the season. But after Gordon tested his injured knee in warmups, he conferred with coach Anthony Lynn and general manager Tom Telesco and shook his head, “No.” Gordon has now missed three consecutive games with the knee injury. Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo | Gordon inactive for Chargers, Berry setRead More →

WASHINGTON — When Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., were preparing for their upcoming deployment to the Middle East, they faced an unusual challenge: the beach they needed to train on had been washed away by Hurricane Florence. Using bulldozers and other equipment, they moved enough sand to rebuild a portion of Onslow Beach so Marines could practice moving on and off landing craft and get certified for their deployment. But almost immediately afterward, the ocean swept away the sand. Continue reading WASHINGTON | Marine Corps says $3.6B for storm repairs at East Coast base at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →

LOS ANGELES — Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke has died. A death certificate obtained by The Associated Press shows Locke died Nov. 3 at age 74 at her home in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest stemming from breast and bone cancer. Locke’s death was promptly reported to authorities, but was not publicized until a RadarOnline story Thursday. It’s not clear why it took so long to come to light. Locke was best known for the six films she made with Clint Eastwood in the late 1970s and early 1980s, including “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” ”Every Which Way But Loose,” and “Sudden Impact.” She and Eastwood alsoRead More →

BEXLEY, Ohio — Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday that he’d prefer to run for president as a Republican, but only if he’s entering a primary he could win. In an interview with The Associated Press, Kasich acknowledged he probably couldn’t defeat President Donald Trump if the election were held today. He says he’s seriously considering his options and letting his advisers monitor the daily troubles Trump is facing, including talk of impeachment. Continue reading BEXLEY, Ohio | Kasich would prefer competing for presidency as a Republican at STL.News. Original SourceRead More →