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Top National Stories from CNN

Karla Souza, an actress known for her role in ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder," alleged in an interview with CNN she was raped by a director early in her career.
The Slovenian parents of first lady Melania Trump are legal permanent residents of the United States, according to the lawyer representing them in the process -- raising questions about whether they are living in the US by the very means President Do...
Paul Manafort and Rick Gates' case has added a new criminal charge or charges as of Wednesday, though whether the action is additional grand-jury approved indictments or indicates a coming a plea agreement remains a mystery.
For those of us who worked for Mitt Romney in 2012, his words -- his warning, really -- about Russia will never fade.

Media News

News of the last-minute chaos emerged on Wednesday morning when Pamela Geller was asked to remove Jim Hoft as a speaker on a panel.
The networks are bringing in a combined viewership of 21.9 million in prime time, which is down from the 23.7 million viewers who tuned into NBC for the Sochi games in 2014
The law was supported by groups like the Screen Actors Guild, which said at the time that it would help prevent age discrimination in film and television hiring.
People on social media are sharing smears and conspiracy theories about the Parkland shooting and the survivors.

Financial News

The Conservative Political Action Conference hasn't even started and a snafu is once again stealing the limelight ahead of the annual event.
Sturm Ruger on Wednesday reported double-digit drops in gun sales and earnings for the quarter and the year.
NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, has been hit by a ratings drop half way through the games' two-week run, but digital consumption has made it difficult to measure true viewership success.
Federal Reserve officials are increasingly optimistic about U.S. economic growth this year, leaving them on course to lift interest rates further.
Twitter says it is taking new steps to cripple spam bots on its platform.

Missouri & Illinois News

A measure that would suspend the license of any driver who struck a worker in a construction zone is being considered by Missouri lawmakers.  The bill allows the Director of the Department of Revenue to take the action if an individual is involved in...
The St. Louis County Police Department, Representative Doug Beck and the family of Officer Blake Snyder are working toward honoring the fallen police officer with a highway memorial. Nearly 20 people from the police department and several members of ...
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley says his office will release soon results of its inquiry into the Governor’s Office’s alleged use of secret text messaging software. Hawley’s office is examining fellow Republican Governor Eric Greitens’ staffers...
For the second consecutive season, Mizzou Women’s Basketball head coach Robin Pingeton has been named a Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year National Semifinalist. Pingeton is one of ten coaches across the nation in the running for the honor. F...

St. Louis Cardinal News

Carlos Martinez will make his first Grapefruit League start Saturday when the Cardinals visit the Mets in Port St. Lucie for a 12:10 CT game, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said.
Chris Carpenter strolled into the outfield, stopping for a moment to give Cardinals right fielder Dexter Fowler an earful. Not the critical kind, mind you -- quite the opposite. Carpenter was doing what leaders do, doling out a motivating chat meant ...

Entertainment News

The more cerebral quadrants of science fiction often exist uneasily with the demands of movie-making, and so it is with "Annihilation," a taut, challenging work by writer-director Alex Garland that, alas, doesn't yield a payoff completely worthy of t...
Talk show host Wendy Williams revealed on Wednesday that she has Graves' disease.
Chris Cornell's wife, Vicky Cornell gave her first TV interview since her husband's death last May.
Jay Hernandez has been tapped as the lead in the CBS reboot of "Magnum P.I."
Jimmy Kimmel has explained his part in Fergie's National Anthem performance fail.

Health news

Flu vaccinations may become painless again. A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee voted Wednesday to recommend, once again, that FluMist, the nasal spray version of the influenza vaccine, be used during the 2018-19 season...
Studies touting the benefits of cancer vaccines are emerging, but do those studies really show hope or just hype? Here's a look at the past, present and future of cancer vaccine research.
Ultra-processed foods are not known for their health qualities. We know this, yet it's hard to resist the doughnuts your kind colleague brought into the office. Now, research published Wednesday in the BMJ may give you at least a longer pause before ...
Cell phone radiation and a potential link to cancer risks have left consumers and scientists alike scratching their heads since mobile phones became widely used in the 1990s.
If you smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol daily, you may want to consider letting your tea cool before you enjoy it. Drinking tea while it's too hot could increase your risk of esophageal cancer, a new study suggests.
Prostate cancer now kills more people in the United Kingdom than breast cancer, according to numbers released Friday by Prostate Cancer UK.