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Feb 4, 2014

DuPont adds weather, new trading to precision farming program

Feb 4 (Reuters) – DuPont Pioneer, the agricultural seed unit
of DuPont, said Tuesday that it signed a deal with
DTN/The Progressive Farmer to provide weather and market
information to farmers, along with new grain trading
capabilities, all accessed through mobile devices.

“Our customers are running small businesses. Production in
the field is really important as well as the business side. So
this is just another step to being able to address key needs,”
said DuPont Pioneer Director of Services Joe Foresman.

Jan 29, 2014

Supreme Court stays execution of Missouri murderer

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court late Tuesday ordered Missouri to stay the execution of a murderer who had raised a series of objections to his death sentence, including that the drugs used could subject him to cruel and unusual punishment.

Herbert Smulls, 56, was scheduled to be executed with a lethal dose of pentobarbital, a fast-acting barbiturate, shortly after midnight local time (0600 GMT) on Wednesday at a state prison in Missouri.

Jan 29, 2014

GMO critics protest at Monsanto meeting; resolutions fail

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Critics of genetically modified crops protested at Monsanto Co’s annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday, calling for the world’s largest seed company to provide a report on contamination in non-GMO crops and to stop fighting mandatory labels on foods containing GMO ingredients.

The requests came in the form of two shareholder resolutions that were backed by environmental, food safety and consumer activist groups. They said that more than 2.6 million members support their efforts.

Jan 28, 2014

GMO critics protest Monsanto meeting; shareholder resolutions fail

Jan 28 (Reuters) – Critics of genetically modified crops
protested at Monsanto Co’s annual shareholders meeting on
Tuesday, calling for the world’s largest seed company to provide
a report on contamination in non-GMO crops and to stop fighting
mandatory labels on foods containing GMO ingredients.

The requests came in the form of two shareholder resolutions
that were backed by environmental, food safety and consumer
activists groups. They claimed that more than 2.6 million
members support their efforts.

Jan 24, 2014

Accused North Dakota ‘white supremacist’ makes plea bargain

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – A man charged with threatening residents of a small North Dakota town pleaded guilty on Friday to lesser offenses and agreed to testify against a white supremacist who had been working to establish an all-white enclave there, his attorney said.

Kynan Dutton, 29, pleaded guilty to seven misdemeanors and agreed to testify against co-defendant Craig Cobb in a deal with prosecutors that reduced his charges from seven terrorizing felonies, Dutton’s attorney, Robert Quick, said.

Jan 23, 2014

Purdue University student was stabbed and shot, prosecutor says

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – The Purdue University student killed Tuesday was shot and stabbed in a rampage that ended as quickly as it began with the suspect holding his bloody hands behind his head to await arrest, prosecutors said in a court filing on Thursday.

Cody Cousins, 23, is accused of killing Andrew Boldt, 21, of West Bend, Wisconsin in a basement classroom at the university in West Lafayette, Indiana. Both men were seniors in the College of Engineering at Purdue.

Jan 22, 2014

Suspect in Purdue University shooting due in court Thursday

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – A Purdue University student who police said barged into a classroom and fatally shot a teacher’s assistant on the Indiana school’s campus is due in court Thursday.

The shooting was the latest in a rash of gun attacks at schools across the United States that gun control advocates say illustrate the need for tighter controls on firearms.

Jan 22, 2014

Indiana’s Purdue University shooting leaves one dead, man in custody

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – A man was shot to death at Indiana’s Purdue University on Tuesday and a male suspect was taken into custody, police said, in an apparently targeted killing that follows a rash of shootings at U.S. schools this month.

Cody Cousins, 23, fatally shot Andrew Boldt, 21, a teacher’s assistant, at about noon in a basement classroom of the university’s electrical engineering building, according to Purdue University Police Chief John Cox.

Jan 21, 2014

Shooting at Indiana’s Purdue University leaves one dead, man in custody

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – One person was shot to death on the campus of Indiana’s Purdue University on Tuesday, and a male suspect was in custody, authorities said.

The shooting took place around noon local time (1800 GMT) in a basement classroom of the university’s electrical engineering building. The shooter seemed to have had only the victim as his intended target, leaving the building immediately after the shooting, said Purdue University Police Chief John Cox.

Jan 21, 2014

Deadly U.S. plant accidents under investigation in two states

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – A day after four workers died in two plant accidents in Nebraska and Oklahoma, authorities sought to determine what triggered the incidents while trying to recover the body of one victim trapped in the rubble, officials said Tuesday.

Two people died and 10 were injured Monday morning in Omaha, Nebraska, when the second floor of an animal feed plant collapsed. In Madill, Oklahoma, two workers died when a large industrial furnace exploded at a steel plant Monday afternoon.

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