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Sep 1, 2015

Missouri to execute killer of Kansas City high school girl

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Missouri is set to execute on Tuesday a man who along with a friend abducted, raped and stabbed to death a 15-year-old girl in 1989.

Roderick Nunley, 50, is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection at 6 p.m. CDT in the state’s death chamber in Bonne Terre, Missouri.

Aug 29, 2015

Funeral for slain Missouri teen as family questions police shooting

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Mourners were gathering on Saturday for the funeral of an 18-year-old black man whose shooting by a white police officer earlier this month re-ignited racial tensions in the St. Louis area.

The funeral for Mansur Ball-Bey comes 10 days after he was fatally shot in the back by a plainclothes police officer outside a home where police were serving a search warrant.

Aug 26, 2015

Monsanto says no longer pursuing proposed Syngenta combination

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – U.S.-based Monsanto Co. (MON.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said Wednesday it is walking away from efforts to acquire Swiss rival Syngenta AG (SYNN.VX: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), which has rejected a recently sweetened offer.

Monsanto said it still believes in the value of a combination of the two agricultural seed and chemical giants, but will focus on building its core business and meeting long-term growth objectives.

Aug 25, 2015

U.S. regulator sued for withholding information on GMO crops

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – A food safety advocacy group sued an arm of the
U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, saying it illegally
withheld public information on genetically engineered crops.

The lawsuit, brought by the Center for Food Safety (CFS)
against the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
(APHIS), claims the regulator has routinely failed to respond as
required to requests for records that relate to many concerns
with the GMO crops.

Aug 24, 2015

Lawyers say police account of shooting Missouri teen untrue, lawsuit coming

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Lawyers representing the family of a black teenager fatally shot in the back last week by police in St. Louis, Missouri, said Monday that interviews with several witnesses who were at the scene contradict the police account of the incident.

At least six different witnesses have provided information about the Aug. 19 shooting of Mansur Ball-Bey to two lawyers representing the 18-year-old’s family, and none say the teen was in the house that officers said he ran out of just before they shot him, according to attorney Jerry Christmas.

Aug 24, 2015

Judge overhauls troubled Ferguson, Missouri, court

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – A new municipal judge in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday ordered sweeping changes to court practices in response to a scathing Justice Department report following the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown a year ago.

Municipal Court Judge Donald McCullin, appointed in June, ordered that all arrest warrants issued in the city before Dec. 31, 2014 be withdrawn.

Aug 24, 2015

Kansas town laments forced removal of Jesus picture from school

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Public school officials in the small Kansas town of Chanute are trying to find a new home for a portrait of Jesus Christ after a civil liberties group demanded its removal from the town’s middle school.

Local churches and other groups are offering to house the portrait, which had hung in the school since at least the 1950s, and community leaders have been working to defuse anger over its removal.

Aug 21, 2015

St. Louis police shooting raises fresh calls for body cameras

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Questions surrounding police accounts of the shooting of a black teenager in St. Louis this week have prompted fresh calls for officers to be equipped with body cameras in a city that has wrestled with the issue for the last year.

There was no video evidence when two white police officers fired four times at 18-year-old Mansur Ball-Bey on Wednesday in a crime-ridden part of St. Louis. One bullet hit Ball-Bey in the back and struck his heart, killing him almost instantly, according to the city’s medical examiner.

Aug 21, 2015

Black teen killed by St. Louis police shot in back: autopsy

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – An autopsy on the body of the black teenager shot and killed by white St. Louis police officers this week shows the 18-year-old died from a single gunshot wound in his back, police said on Friday.

The results of the autopsy by the city’s medical examiner in the death of Mansur Ball-Bey are preliminary and an investigation of the incident continues, police said in a statement.

Aug 20, 2015

Rumors fed unrest following St. Louis police shooting: alderman

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Rumors that a black teenager killed by St. Louis police searching a house was only 13 years old helped stoke unrest on Wednesday and some angry citizens could be “looking for a battle,” a city alderman said on Thursday.

The teenager, Mansur Ball-Bey, was actually 18, and police said he pointed a gun at them before they opened fire, hitting him four times and killing him.

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