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Sep 8, 2015

Battle lines drawn as legislative fight over labeling looms

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Combatants in a national food fight over labeling genetically modified products are gearing up for a showdown in the U.S. Senate, campaign leaders said on Tuesday.

The tactics range from old-fashioned lobbying to modern social media campaigns, and both sides say it is too early to tell who will prevail.

Sep 3, 2015

U.S. report cites poor police response during Ferguson unrest

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Police forces need more training and other improvements to avoid a repeat of mistakes made in response to last year’s race-related protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, according to a U.S. Justice Department report issued on Thursday.

The “after action” report represents the final version of a draft summary seen by Reuters in June and is little changed from the earlier document.

Sep 2, 2015

Missouri executes man who raped, killed teenage girl

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Missouri on Tuesday executed a man who, along with a friend, pleaded guilty to the 1989 abduction, rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl, a state corrections department spokesman said.

Roderick Nunley, 50, was pronounced dead at 9:09 p.m. CDT after receiving a lethal injection of drugs at the state’s death chamber in Bonne Terre, Missouri, corrections spokesman Mike O’Connell said.

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.

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