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Aug 19, 2015

Fresh racial unrest in St. Louis after police shoot black suspect

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Police shot and killed a black man in St. Louis on Wednesday in a killing that drew angry crowds 10 days after protesters marked the anniversary of the police shooting of an unarmed teen in nearby Ferguson.

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said the shooting took place as officers were attempting to execute a search warrant in a crime-ridden neighborhood, when two young black men ran out the back door of the targeted house.

Aug 19, 2015

Scientists call for new review of herbicide, cite ‘flawed’ U.S. regulations

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – U.S. regulators have relied on flawed and outdated research to allow expanded use of an herbicide linked to cancer, and new assessments should be urgently conducted, according to a column published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday.

There are two key factors that necessitate regulatory action to protect human health, according to the column: a sharp increase in herbicide applied to widely planted genetically modified (GMO) crops used in food, and a recent World Health Organization (WHO) determination that the most commonly used herbicide, known as glyphosate, is probably a human carcinogen.

Aug 18, 2015

Insecticide linked by some to honey bee die-offs found in U.S. stream samples

Aug 18 (Reuters) – A type of insecticide under scrutiny by
the White House because of fears about its impact on honey bees
has been found in more than half of streams sampled across the
United States, according to a study by government researchers
published Tuesday.

The study, published in Environmental Chemistry and
conducted by U.S. Geological Survey researchers, found that five
types of insecticides that are known as neonicotinoids were
present in varying degrees in 149 samples taken from 48 streams.

Aug 11, 2015

Ferguson state of emergency stands, 150 people arrested

By Carey Gillam and Scott Malone

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – About 150 people have been arrested during several days of protests around Ferguson, Missouri, where largely peaceful demonstrations over police shootings of unarmed black men have been punctuated by flashes of violence.

Police said on Tuesday that 22 people had been arrested overnight in Ferguson and another 63 were arrested for trying to block a highway.

Aug 11, 2015

Protests return to Ferguson streets, state of emergency in effect

By Carey Gillam and Scott Malone

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Protesters regrouped in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday evening after a state of emergency was declared, aimed at preventing a repeat of violence the night before on the anniversary of the police shooting of an unarmed black man.

Protesters, some carrying placards, assembled on a street near the site where Michael Brown, a black teenager, was shot dead by white officer Darren Wilson a year ago and ignited a national firestorm on race relations.

Aug 11, 2015

State of emergency called in Ferguson after gunfire mars protests

By Carey Gillam

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Protesters regrouped in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday evening after a state of emergency was declared, aimed at preventing a repeat of violence the night before on the anniversary of the police shooting of an unarmed black man.

Protesters, some carrying placards, assembled on a street near the site where Michael Brown, a black teenager, was shot dead by white officer Darren Wilson a year ago and ignited a national firestorm on race relations.

Aug 10, 2015

Two shot in Ferguson amid standoff between police, protesters

By Carey Gillam

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Two people were wounded in gunfire at a rally in Ferguson, Missouri on Sunday marking the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown near where the unarmed black teenager was shot dead by a white office.

The gunshots rang out as police tried to disperse demonstrators blocking traffic and smashing windows along a street that was a flashpoint of last year’s unrest following the slaying of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Aug 10, 2015

Ferguson protests mostly peaceful on anniversary of Brown shooting

By Carey Gillam

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Hundreds of people marched, prayed and observed minutes of silence in Ferguson, Missouri on Sunday to mark the anniversary of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer a year ago.

White, black, old and young people, some pushing children in strollers, turned out for a day of commemorative events in this mostly black St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown, 18, was fatally shot on Aug. 9, 2014.

Aug 9, 2015

Hundreds march, pray in Ferguson on anniversary of police shooting

By Carey Gillam

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Hundreds of people marched, prayed and held moments of silence in Ferguson, Missouri on Sunday to mark the anniversary of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer a year ago.

The largely peaceful events on the anniversary weekend were marred when shots rang out while about 1,000 people approached a church, but it was not known if the incident was related to the rally. Police said one person was wounded when several shots were fired, possibly from a moving car, near the route.

Aug 9, 2015

Prayers and protests in Missouri for anniversary of police shooting

By Carey Gillam

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Marches, prayers and a moment of silence are planned on Sunday in Ferguson, Missouri, to mark a year since an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by a white police officer, sparking large protests and a national debate on race and justice.

The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014, thrust this mostly black St. Louis suburb into the national spotlight and sparked months of protests, including incidents of rioting and arson. But it also gave life to a new movement under the “Black Lives Matter” banner, and spawned demonstrators determined to push for better treatment of minorities by police.

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