ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three St. Louis police officers were indicted Thursday for allegedly beating an undercover colleague during a 2017 protest and, along with a fourth officer, conspiring to cover up the crime.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are threatening to cut off U.S. funding for the World Health Organization's cancer research program over its finding that the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup is probably carcinogenic to humans.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican gains and protests that erupted after a white officer's acquittal in a black suspect's shooting death were among the top 10 stories in Missouri in 2017. The full list is:
RACE ISSUES DOMINATE AFTER OFFICER'S AQUITTAL IN ST. LOUIS POLICE SHOOTING
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Four veteran Texas Republicans are quitting Congress, meaning the country's largest red state will be trading House seniority for newcomers who could prove even more conservative and willing to buck their party's leadership on Capitol Hill.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Lamar Smith, a climate change skeptic who chairs the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, announced Thursday he won't run for re-election, making his 16th term in office his last.
Smith, a Texas Republican, said in a statement "this seems like a good time to pass on the privilege of representing the 21st District to someone else."
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Voters in St. Louis will soon be asked to weigh in on a half-cent sales tax increase that would be used to give officers a raise.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters asking a federal judge to regulate St. Louis police conduct have described being beaten and pepper-sprayed during recent demonstrations, but police defended their efforts to disperse sometimes unruly crowds.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A committee of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen voted not to send a resolution supporting the city's police to the full board for discussion.
The decision came Tuesday in a meeting where several committee members said they were frustrated that they are spending time debating resolutions since a white police officer was acquitted in the 2011 shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, a black motorist.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police have arrested five people in Ferguson following the latest round of protests over a white former St. Louis police officer's acquittal last month in a black suspect's shooting death.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis aldermen on Friday called on the interim police chief to defend the department's handling of protests in the wake of criticism that has included a lawsuit and calls for an independent investigation.
The Board of Aldermen approved a resolution to have interim Chief Lawrence O'Toole appear before the Public Safety Committee. It wasn't immediately clear when he would appear. A police spokeswoman said O'Toole hasn't seen the resolution or been invited to the committee.
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Several dozen protesters gathered outside a hotel where Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was holding a fundraiser and chanted that the governor should come out to meet them.
The protesters marched Thursday evening from the St. Louis County jail to a Ritz-Carlton hotel a few blocks away in Clayton.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The request by St. Louis leaders to have the U.S. attorney's office investigate police conduct at protests has been referred to the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Young people thrust into activism by the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson are leading a new wave of civil disobedience in St. Louis, mentored by a civil rights movement veteran and driven by the belief that change won't happen until the entire region is confronted with the uncomfortable reality of racism.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police say the 143 people arrested after a protest on a busy highway near downtown are accused of trespassing.
The protest happened Tuesday night on Interstate 64. Police late Wednesday released the names of those arrested, saying all of them will face the same municipal charge.
The list shows the vast majority of the protesters who were arrested are from the St. Louis area. Only six are from states other than Missouri or Illinois.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police arrested 143 people after protesters blocked traffic on a busy highway near downtown St. Louis as part of the ongoing demonstrations against the acquittal of a white former police officer in the 2011 killing of a black man.
Protesters gathered Tuesday evening and marched to Interstate 64, where some walked onto the roadway and blocked traffic for several minutes. Police began arresting people after protesters left the highway.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A week after approving a resolution remembering a man who was fatally shot by St. Louis police, the city's Board of Aldermen considered — but did not pass — a resolution Friday honoring police for their handling of demonstrations that arose after the officer was acquitted.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two documentary filmmakers are suing the city of St. Louis and three police officers, saying one of them was cursed at and beaten and they were both sprayed with chemicals when they were arrested during a protest following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the killing of a black man.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests that followed the acquittal of a former St. Louis police officer in the death of a black man (all times local):
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and Interim Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole are calling for a third-party investigation into allegations of police misconduct during protests that followed the acquittal of a white former police officer in the death of a black man.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several elected officials and faith leaders on Monday called for an investigation into the way police arrested and incarcerated protesters at a suburban St. Louis mall, with many referring to the altercation as a "police riot."
Police from both agencies involved in the arrests defended officers' actions, saying demonstrators got out of hand Saturday at the St. Louis Galleria in Richmond Heights, Missouri, and officers had no choice but to take some of them to the ground.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests following the acquittal of a former police officer in the death of a black man in St. Louis. (all times local):
Missouri's attorney general is calling for an investigation into claims that evidence was withheld in a lawsuit over the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis on Friday over what it called "unlawful and unconstitutional action" during demonstrations that followed the acquittal of a white former police officer in the death of a black man.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on unrest in St. Louis following the acquittal of a former police officer I the death of a black man (all times local):
About 150 protesters gathered outside the St. Louis Outlet Mall in the north St. Louis County town of Hazelwood.
But the mall and all its stores had closed early on Friday because of the planned protests. So organizers had everyone carpool to nearby St. Charles, which was overrun with thousands of people attending an Oktoberfest event.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of mostly white protesters gathered Thursday evening in downtown St. Louis and marched, chanting "white silence is violence" in the latest demonstration following the acquittal of a former police officer in the death of a black man.
The owner of a St. Louis-area pizzeria chain and a police union leader said Thursday that they hope to arrange a meeting after the restauranteur's social media criticism of officers led to a boycott and hundreds of angry phone calls.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Leaders of several faiths on Tuesday called for peace and justice amid the turmoil that followed the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the 2011 death of a black man.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local):
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson says it wasn't acceptable for police to chant "Whose streets? Our streets!" on Sunday after clearing out protesters and onlookers in the city's downtown.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police have given demonstrators in the latest St. Louis protests a wide berth, applying a lesson learned in nearby Ferguson to offer protesters ample room to have their say, at least until trouble starts.
But critics complain that the tactic comes with an unjust catch: If vandalism or rock throwing begin, officers order crowds to disperse and block all exits. The result, they say, is an arrest net that sweeps up journalists, bystanders and peaceful demonstrators.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — When a former police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a black suspect, protesters vowed to show their disdain by disrupting business in downtown St. Louis. They quickly succeeded.
The unrest that followed Friday's ruling closed large corporate offices, shut down restaurants and bars and even forced U2 to call off a concert that would have drawn 50,000 fans into the heart of the city. And protest organizers may not be done.