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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.

Aug 20, 2015

More racial unrest in St. Louis after police kill black suspect

By Carey Gillam and Daniel Bases

(Reuters) – St. Louis police fatally shot a black teenager they say pointed a gun at them on Wednesday, drawing angry protesters and recalling the racial tensions sparked by the killing of an unarmed African-American teen in nearby Ferguson, Missouri, a year ago.

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said the shooting took place as officers were carrying out a search warrant and two young black men ran out the back door of the targeted house.

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.

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