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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.

Aug 9, 2015

Protesters take to Ferguson streets to mark anniversary of Brown killing

FERGUSON, Mo (Reuters) – More than 200 protesters carrying bullhorns, drums and signs demonstrated against police in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday night, with some placing the roasted head of a pig on a barricade in front of officers.

The protest in front of police headquarters took on elements of a street carnival ahead of the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white officer in the city.

Aug 8, 2015

Fear, mistrust linger in Ferguson despite reform efforts by police

By Carey Gillam

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – The scene outside the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri on Friday night was familiar: A crowd of 300 protesters, angry over last year’s fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen, went toe-to-toe with a line of officers, screaming profanities.

But unlike last summer, when police responded to even peaceful protests with batons, tear gas and rubber bullets in the aftermath of rioting and arson that tore apart the St. Louis suburb of 21,000 people, this time officers watched quietly but did not respond.

Aug 6, 2015

Ferguson braces for protests on anniversary of Michael Brown shooting

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – One year after the police shooting of an unarmed black teen thrust Ferguson, Missouri, into the national spotlight, the St. Louis suburb is bracing for a weekend of protests over continued complaints of police violence.

Civil rights activists, religious leaders and others from around the United States are converging on the mostly black community of about 21,000 to commemorate the life and death of 18-year-old Michael Brown and call for improvements in relations with police.

Aug 4, 2015

Missouri police officer who killed black teen speaks out: magazine

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – The white police officer who last year shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, says he has been unable to find another policing job and still feels threatened by critics who blame him for killing the unarmed black teenager, according to a story published in the New Yorker magazine.

Darren Wilson, 29, told the magazine that to try to keep his family safe after a series of death threats, he did not put his name on the deed when he bought a new house and had his wife check into a hospital anonymously when she gave birth to their daughter in March.

Aug 4, 2015

U.S. farm, consumer groups aim to block Monsanto bid for Syngenta

4 (Reuters) – Several U.S. farm and consumer groups are
working on strategies to derail a proposed tie-up of Monsanto Co
and agricultural seeds and chemicals rival Syngenta AG, saying a
combination of the market leaders would spell fewer and
higher-priced products.

Coalitions of opponents are being formed and market analyses
being done, moves that underscore the hurdles U.S.-based
Monsanto will face in any deal to take over Swiss-based

Aug 2, 2015

Pennsylvania doctor linked to second Zimbabwe lion hunting probe

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Zimbabwe has linked a Pennsylvania doctor to an investigation into illegal lion hunting, naming him on Sunday as a client of a safari operator accused of breaching regulations, a week after an American dentist was accused of illegally killing the country’s most famous lion, Cecil.

Dr. Jan Seski, who runs a women’s health practice in Pittsburgh, was named by Zimbabwe as a client of Nyala Safaris, owned by a landowner who has been arrested on accusations of conducting an illegal hunt.

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