Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.
For the week ending July 17:
The Saint Louis University School of Public Health is launching a study to look at the effects of urban air pollution on pregnant women in China.
SLU epidemiologist Zhengmin Qian says the research will track the pregnancies of 100,000 women in Wuhan, a city of nine million people in central China.
Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (D) is warning citizens to beware of several threats to those seeking to invest their savings.
Carnahan says one such threat is called affinity fraud, which is used to target church congregations, senior centers and social networking websites.
The state of Illinois has four new laws that Gov. Pat Quinn says will help crack down on substance abuse.
Quinn signed the following measures into law today:
Gov. Jay Nixon says legislation changing the date of Missouri's 2012 presidential primary will be on the agenda for a planned special session in September.
Nixon announced this week he plans to order the House and Senate back to Jefferson City to overhaul the state's business incentives.
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