St. Louis

A national strike for a living wage and the right to unionize in the fast food and retail sectors has spread across seven cities. Hundreds of workers walked off the job Thursday in Milwaukee, and before that in Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Detroit, Flint and New York City. Read more...
St. Louis fast-food workers are asking for $15 an hour instead of wages that hover closer to the minimum wage, which is $7.35 an hour in Missouri. Read more...
Todd Akin Ads Pulled in Missouri Read more...
An expanding network of concerned individuals known as Occupy Monsanto has emerged over the past 8 months staging numerous protests at companies connected to the global trade of genetically engineered foods, also known as GMOs. The network announced today that on September 17, 2012 protests will begin for an entire week in St. Louis, home of the Monsanto Corporation, and across the US including California where voters will decide if they will label GMOs this election and worldwide in Argentina, Canada, Germany, India, Philippines, and other countries where concern over GMO impact on the environment and human health is growing. Read more...
April 24, 1998 - Yeltsin Gets His Way - McDougal Sits One Out - Firing Squads In Kigali.
April 24, 1998 - Yeltsin finally wins, gets Sergei Kiriyenko approved as new Prime Minister. First executions of convicted genocide perpetrators in Rwanda. Aid workers held hostage in Somalia released. Despite death of James Earl Ray, investigation of Martin Luther King assassination to continue. Merger talks and big promises from United Airlines and Delta Airlines. Labor disputes in Airline industry. Oj Simpson daughter Arnell busted on drunk driving in Los Angeles. Cost of Health Insurance premiums threaten to increase by double-digits. Read more...

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At an Occupy the Midwest gathering in St. Louis on Thursday, at least 14 occupiers were arrested by local police after being pepper-sprayed, and beaten bloody. Read more...
As Keith Olbermann noted, Mitt Romney did not appear to misspeak when he made this statement to St. Louis local affiliate KSDK's Ann Rubin in Kirkwood, MO today but I guess we'll find out shortly when we see if he walks it back... or not. Romney Read more...
20th Century Nomads In 1959.
20th Century Nomads In 1959 - a look at the great Migration West in the 1950's, as presented by the CBS Radio series The Great Challenge, hosted by Howard K. Smith on January 4, 1959. Read more...
From the St. Louis Beacon -- Occupy St. Louis briefly occupies downtown streets for rally and march: Shouting "We are the 99 percent!," close to 1,000 sign-waving participants and sympathizers of Occupy St. Louis took to the streets Friday to Read more...
June 7, 1947 - The Acrid Aroma Of Scandal And Turmoil.
News of the day for June 7,1947. Boston Mayor James M. Curley files petition for Presidential pardon amidst Mail Fraud scandal. Eva Peron chats it up with Pope Pius XII for 27 minutes. Gen. MacArthur wants Okinawa and neighboring islands in U.S. possession. Ethiopia blasts Marshall Plan for leaving out Africa. Capitol Hill calling for halt to oil exports in lieu of domestic oil shortage. And the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers target St. Louis with raging flood waters. And it was 100 degrees in Paris. Read more...