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Aug 13, 2014

Obama calls Missouri shooting death tragic, urges reflection

By Carey Gillam

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama called the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager a tragedy and called on Tuesday for thoughtful response after two nights of violent protests, looting, arrests and tear gas in a St. Louis suburb.

He promised a full investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into the case, which has provoked outrage in the largely African-American town of Ferguson where police have not released the shooter’s name, citing security concerns and death threats.

Aug 12, 2014

Missouri shooting victim’s father calls for peace after riots

By Carey Gillam

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – The father of an unarmed black teenager who was shot to death by police over the weekend in a St. Louis suburb made another plea on Tuesday for an end to the violence that has followed the incident, while activists demanded authorities release the name of the officer involved.

Standing with supporters, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, the father of 18-year-old Michael Brown said he wanted justice for his son but wanted it “the right way.”

Aug 12, 2014

Another protest set in Missouri after riots over teen’s killing

By Carey Gillam

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – An uneasy calm settled over Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday after a second night of violent clashes between law enforcement and residents protesting the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, with another demonstration planned for mid-morning.

So far, more than 50 people have been arrested in protests following the death of Michael Brown, 18, in a largely black St. Louis suburb on Saturday after what police officials said was a struggle with a gun in a squad car.

Aug 12, 2014

Second night of rioting after killing of black Missouri teen

By Carey Gillam and Jason McLure

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas after rioting broke out for a second night in Ferguson, Missouri, despite calls on Monday for calm from the mother of a black teenager who was shot to death by police at the weekend.

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said officers were focused on dispersing the crowd, which was smaller than the night before, but were making arrests and reported being fired on at some locations.

Aug 12, 2014

Renewed rioting after killing of black Missouri teen

By Jason McLure and Carey Gillam

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Rioting broke out for a second night in Ferguson, Missouri, despite calls on Monday for calm from the mother of a black teenager who was shot to death by police during the weekend.

Police clad in riot gear released tear gas to disperse a crowd estimated in the hundreds gathered near a building that burned during Sunday night’s rioting, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said.

Aug 9, 2014

‘Houses are bouncing;’ quakes trigger controls on Oklahoma oil industry

GUTHRIE Oklahoma (Reuters) – Inside the small U-Haul rental office in Guthrie, Oklahoma, Tami Boxley routinely deals with something that once was rare: the rattling, booming roll of the earth.

In the last week alone, residents of Guthrie, pop. 10,191, have felt five quakes rock the town a half hour’s drive from Oklahoma City.

Aug 6, 2014

USDA leaning toward approval of Monsanto’s new GMO beans, cotton

Aug 6 (Reuters) – U.S. regulators on Tuesday said they are
leaning toward approval of a new line of herbicide-tolerant
crops developed by Monsanto Co even though they could
increase problematic weed resistance for farmers.

Under the draft “environmental impact statement” (EIS) by
the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Service (APHIS), the agency said its analysis shows
the new genetically modified cotton and soybean plants should be
approved.

Aug 6, 2014

Kansas Republican senator Roberts fights off Tea Party challenger

By Carey Gillam and Kevin Murphy

KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) – Veteran Republican Senator Pat Roberts fought off a Kansas primary challenge by a Tea Party-backed doctor who had promised a “family feud” with his distant relative President Barack Obama if elected, results on Wednesday showed.

Roberts secured 48 percent of the vote and Milton Wolf 41 percent in the four-candidate field, according to final but unofficial results, the Kansas secretary of state said.

Aug 6, 2014

Kansas Republican senator fights off Tea Party challenger

By Carey Gillam

KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) – U.S. Republican Senator Pat Roberts appeared headed for victory in a primary election challenge on Tuesday by a Tea Party-backed physician with family ties to President Barack Obama.

With 86 percent of precincts reporting, Roberts had 48 percent of the vote and Milton Wolf 41 percent in the four-candidate field, according to the Kansas secretary of state.

Aug 5, 2014

Missouri killer set for execution, scrutiny high after Arizona

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) – Missouri officials are pressing forward with the Wednesday execution of convicted killer Michael Worthington despite calls for caution after last month’s problematic execution in Arizona in which the inmate took more than an hour to die.

The Missouri execution will be the first since the July 23 execution in Arizona of Joseph Wood, who some witnesses said gasped and struggled for breath for more than 90 minutes as he was put to death at a state prison complex.

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