Dec 12 (Reuters) – Three Chinese nationals
have been charged in two separate cases of trying to steal
seed-technology, trade secrets under development in the United
States, authorities said on Thursday.
After a two-year investigation, a man working for a Chinese
conglomerate was arrested on charges of stealing inbred corn
seed from production fields in Iowa and Illinois and trying to
smuggle it into China, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District
of Iowa Nicholas Klinefeldt said.
By Carey Gillam
(Reuters) – Police in Minnesota said on Thursday they have arrested a man suspected of kidnapping and raping a woman, then scrubbing her body with bleach and giving her bus fare to go home.
Gideon Arrington, 35, of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, was impersonating a police officer when he approached and then attacked the woman on November 23 in a parking lot in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis, as she left her job as a personal care attendant, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said in a criminal complaint.
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – Missouri on Wednesday executed a man convicted of killing a motorist who had stopped on a highway to help him and two others whose car had broken down in 1994.
Allen Nicklasson, 41, was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m. Central Time at a state prison in Missouri, a spokesman for the Missouri Department of Corrections said.
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday lifted a last-minute stay of execution for a Missouri man convicted of killing a motorist who offered a ride in 1994, clearing the way for the state to put the inmate to death.
Allen Nicklasson, 41, will be executed before midnight central time, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s office said.
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – Missouri was set on Wednesday to put to death a man convicted in the 1994 murder of a motorist who stopped to assist him, should the U.S. Supreme Court lift a last-minute stay before a 24-hour warrant for his execution expires, officials said.
The execution of Allen Nicklasson, 41, which was scheduled for early on Wednesday, was ordered stayed by an Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel to hear further arguments, such as ineffective lawyers at trial and in earlier appeals.
By Carey Gillam
(Reuters) – Monsanto Co (MON.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), the world’s largest seed company, said Tuesday that a deal with Danish company Novozymes to form a long-term research and development alliance should accelerate the release of microbial-based products designed to improve crop production.
The news helped to lightly lift shares in St. Louis-based Monsanto, and analysts said while the biological work is not likely to offer a near-term revenue boost, it does hold long-term promise.
Dec 10 (Reuters) – Fresh winter snow moved into the U.S.
mid-Atlantic region on Tuesday, shutting schools and offices in
the nation’s capital and elsewhere as the mid-section of the
country remained in the grip of Arctic air that showed no signs
From 2 to 8 inches (5.1 cm to 20.3 cm) of snow was forecast
to fall from northern Virginia, across Maryland, Pennsylvania,
Delaware and into southern New England, Brian Korty,
meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS) said in a
By Carey Gillam
(Reuters) – A deadly winter storm kept a tight grip on much of the United States on Monday as cold, snow and ice spread across the East Coast, snarling traffic and knocking out power to thousands.
As much as 5 inches of snow were forecast for Monday night into Tuesday and much of the area from Virginia to coastal New England were under winter weather advisories, the National Weather Service (NWS) said in a forecast.
Dec 9 (Reuters) – A massive winter storm that drove parts of
the southern United States into a deep freeze over the weekend
kept a tight grip on the region on Monday, while bitter
temperatures, snow and ice spread through the East Coast.
Northern Maryland received 7 to 10 inches of snow over the
weekend, while central and eastern Pennsylvania got 4 to 10
inches, and parts of New York received up to 10 inches through
Monday morning, according to the weather service.
By Carey Gillam
(Reuters) – A massive winter storm that drove parts of the southern United States into a deep freeze over the weekend kept a tight grip on the region on Monday while bitter temperatures, snow and ice spread through the East Coast.
The brutal storm pummeled the East with snow, sleet and freezing rain from Baltimore to north of Portland, Maine, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).