BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri inmate was put to death Wednesday for killing two people during a restaurant robbery in 1998, the eighth execution in the state this year and the 10th since November.
By Carey Gillam FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - City leaders in Ferguson, Missouri, confronted demands for reform from an angry crowd on Tuesday night at their first public meeting since last month's fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer ignited weeks of protests. The atmosphere was charged from the opening minutes as members of a largely black audience that numbered in the hundreds shouted over remarks by city council members, rising out of their seats and chanting in solidarity. Some wore T-shirts emblazoned with the slogan "Hands Up Don't Shoot," a phrase that has become a national rallying cry for activists protesting the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, and other acts of what they say are police abuse. As council leaders attempted to discuss routine city business, one man shouted: "What about Mike Brown?" Tensions have been high in the mostly black community of 21,000 people since the Aug. 9 shooting of Brown.
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Democrats in Massachusetts and Rhode Island picked female candidates to represent their party in November gubernatorial elections, setting the stage for either state to possibly elect its first woman governor. In New Hampshire and Delaware, voters picked Republican challengers to Democratic incumbents in the U.S. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and Rhode Island state Treasurer Gina Raimondo won competitive primaries, with Coakley going on to face Republican businessman Charlie Baker and Raimondo up against Cranston Mayor Allan Fung. They don't." Some Massachusetts Democrats had expressed wariness about Coakley's chances in November after her stunning 2010 loss to Scott Brown in a race to fill the U.S.
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit has reached a tentative deal to pay a key creditor 26 cents on the dollar and offer it valuable leases, a move that that could clear the biggest hurdle in the city's plan to reduce its debts and emerge from bankruptcy protection.