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Court rules abortion services can continue in Missouri – for now

Jun 01, 2019 - 12:46 PM

The license of the sole clinic that performs abortions in Missouri will remain in effect until a ruling on a petitioner's request for preliminary injunction

Pro-choice supporters and staff of Planned Parenthood hold a rally outside the Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Services Center in St. Louis, Missouri, May 31, 2019, the last location in the state performing abortions, after a US Court announced the clinic could continue operating. - A US Court on May 31, 2019 blocked Missouri from closing the clinic. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

2 Native American women break ground in election to U.S. Congress

Nov 07, 2018 - 1:48 PM

The two are among a record number of Native Americans who ran in the midterm elections for congressional seats, governor's offices, state legislatures and other elected posts

FIRST. Democrat candidates Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland become the first Native American women elected to Congress. Davids file photo from Twitter, Haaland file photo from Wikipedia

Races to watch in U.S. midterm elections 2018

Nov 06, 2018 - 7:46 PM

Here is a look at some of the most interesting contests

SENATE RACE. Incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz is facing Democratic Representative Beto O'Rourke. Photos from Shutterstock

17 dead as tourist boat sinks in U.S. lake

Jul 20, 2018 - 10:28 PM

(UPDATED) The accident is caused by heavy winds as a storm moved over the man-made lake in southern Missouri

This video grab taken from handout footage released by the Southern Stone County Fire Protection District shows crews working at the scene where a tourist boat capsized and sank on July 19, 2018. Photo by Southern Stone County Fire Protection District/AFP

Oscars 2018: Frances McDormand wins Best Actress

Mar 05, 2018 - 12:45 PM

The actress is awarded for her role in 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'

Oscars 2018: Sam Rockwell wins Best Supporting Actor

Mar 05, 2018 - 9:43 AM

(UPDATED) Sam Rockwell thanks his fellow nominees, saying, 'You guys rock, you inspire me, and you always have'

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER. Sam Rockwell accepts the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show in Hollywood, California. Photo by Mark Ralston/ AFP PHOTO

Fun facts about this year's Oscar nominees

Mar 04, 2018 - 8:56 PM

Before the big day, here are few things to know about this year's awards show

An Oscar statue is unveiled on the eve of the 90th Academy Awards Ceremony "The Oscars" on March 3rd, 2018 in Hollywood, California.  All eyes will be on the battle for Oscars supremacy between "The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" on Sunday. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK

Oscars 2018: The 9 Best Picture nominees

Mar 03, 2018 - 7:00 PM

World War II, press freedom, justice, and love are just some of the topics featured in this year's nominated films

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ review: The best and worst of humanity

Feb 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM

The film, despite its parable-like grooves, feels too close to home

Frances McDormand in the film THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI.  Photo by Merrick Morton. © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

'Three Billboards' tops Baftas as 'Time's Up' campaign shares stage

Feb 19, 2018 - 8:03 AM

'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' captures 5 Baftas in an emotionally charged ceremony that featured fashion and rhetoric in support of the fight against sexual harassment

WINNERS. British-Irish filmmaker Martin McDonagh (L), producer Peter Czernin (2L), US actor Sam Rockwell, and British producer Graham Broadbent (R) pose with citation reader US actress Frances McDormand (2R) after receiving the award for Best Film for 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 18, 2018. Ben Stanstall/AFP

7 reasons to see 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'

Feb 14, 2018 - 1:55 PM

The dark comedy starring Frances McDormand reflects harsh realities that many would be able to relate to, regardless of who and where they are

FULL LIST: Nominees, The Oscars 2018

Jan 23, 2018 - 10:40 PM

'The Shape of Water' earns 13 nominations

FULL LIST: The winners of the SAG Awards 2018

Jan 22, 2018 - 8:52 AM

See this year's big winners

Your Hollywood 2018 awards season binge-watch list

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Did you catch all the films and TV shows lauded at the Golden Globes 2018?

LADY BIRD. In an award-winning performance, Saoirse Ronan plays an opinionated small-town teen in Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age film. Screengrab from YouTube.com/A24Films

'Three Billboards' leads US Screen Actors Guild award nominations

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:13 AM

'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ' receives 4 nominations, including lead actress for Frances McDormand

US state launches probe on how Google handles user data

Nov 14, 2017 - 10:33 AM

The investigation seeks to determine whether the tech giant violated antitrust and consumer protection laws

GOOGLE. People pass by the Google logo at the Web Summit in Lisbon on November 8, 2017.  Europe's largest tech event Web Summit will be held at Parque das Nacoes in Lisbon from November 6 to November 9. Photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP


St Louis police face growing criticism over protest tactics

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:22 AM

The American Civil Liberties Union takes the first steps toward a lawsuit over questionable police tactics, requesting the city preserve video and other evidence

PLEA. Demonstrators protest outside of the St. Louis city jail following the arrest of 123 people yesterday protesting the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley on September 18, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri.  Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Protests over St Louis police shooting turn violent for third day

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:41 AM

(UPDATED) St. Louis remains on edge after at-times violent protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the shooting death of a black man

FRONT LINE. Police confront demonstrators who were protesting the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley on September 16, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Jaybee Sebastian, Leila de Lima, US presidential debate | 6PM wRap

Oct 10, 2016 - 8:16 PM

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Early polls show Clinton won second debate

Oct 10, 2016 - 6:36 PM

But the snap surveys of debate watchers showed a less decisive victory for the Democratic candidate than when the two presidential hopefuls first went head to head last month

Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) speaks as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens during the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Jaybee Sebastian, Leila de Lima, Clinton-Trump debate | 12PM wRap

Oct 10, 2016 - 2:23 PM

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Trump berates and threatens in incendiary debate

Oct 10, 2016 - 10:50 AM

UPDATED Donald Trump dismisses his predatory remarks about groping women as locker room talk and takes a swipe at Hillary Clinton s husband Bill over past sexual misconduct in a fiery second US presidential debate

GLOVES ARE OFF. This combination of pictures created on October 09, 2016 shows Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri on October 9, 2016. Paul J. Richards/AFP

Sanders concedes defeat to Clinton in Missouri primary

Mar 18, 2016 - 9:20 AM

The Missouri results had been too close to call until Thursday Senator Bernie Sanders concedes defeat and will not request a recount

NO NEED FOR RECOUNT. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate on March 6, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. File photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Clinton, Trump move closer to White House nominations

Mar 16, 2016 - 7:03 AM

5th UPDATE Hillary Clinton takes a monumental step toward clinching the Democratic party s White House nomination while Donald Trump s seemingly unstoppable rush to victory hits a bump in Ohio

FRONTRUNNERS. Leading candidates Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party (L) and Donald Trump of the Republican Party (R). Clinton photo by Jim Lo Scalzo, Trump photo by Cristobal Herrera / EPA

Pulse Asia, Bangladesh bank heist, ExoMars 2016 | 6PM wRap

Mar 15, 2016 - 6:55 PM

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White House hopefuls in last push before 'Super Tuesday 2'

Mar 15, 2016 - 1:26 PM

The latest major date in the run up to November s presidential election will see Democratic and Republican primary contests in the states of Florida Illinois Missouri North Carolina and Ohio

LAST ONES STANDING. (L-R) Donald Trump; Ted Cruz; Marco Rubio; John Kasich; Hillary Clinton; and Bernie Sanders.

Tuesday's US primaries shaping up as referendum on Trump

Mar 14, 2016 - 1:30 AM

The stakes could not be higher for the Republicans as billionaire Donald Trump seeks a huge lead

epa05206239 US businessman and Republican presidential hopeful Donald J. Trump speaks as retired Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson (not pictured) announces his endorsement of Trump during a press conference at the Mar-A-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, USA, 11 March 2016. Carson had abandoned his presidental campaign on 05 March and announces on 11 March he is endorsing Trump. The Florida Presidential Preference Primary Election will be on 15 March 2016. EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA

Fears of more deaths, devastation in flood-hit Missouri

Jan 01, 2016 - 1:46 AM

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon urges residents to follow orders amid the historic flooding

Death toll at 43 as wild weather tears across parts of US

Dec 28, 2015 - 6:42 PM

The National Weather Service says 21 states – from New Mexico to as far north as Michigan – are under a weather watch or warning as part of the storm system

TORNADO AFTERMATH. This still aerial image from video courtesy of NBCDFW.COM shows tornado damaged houses and vehicles in Rowlett, Texas on December 27, 2015. NBCDFW.COM/AFP

No charges after US boy, 13, shot dead for stealing

Dec 01, 2015 - 12:04 PM

The victim and two others were allegedly trying to steal items from an unlocked parked vehicle

Touchy-feely activism

Nov 15, 2015 - 11:06 AM

On the issue of racism in US universities the extremism of a few has overshadowed the efforts of the many to reach out to other groups and expand the bases of support

Police actions inflamed Ferguson tensions – official report

Sep 04, 2015 - 8:24 AM

In a damning report nearly 200 pages long the US Justice Department condemns city county and state police for inconsistent inappropriate and overly reactive strategies in dealing with the protests that erupted in Ferguson Missouri

POLICE. Officers from the St. Louis County Police, wearing riot gear, guard the perimeter of the scene of an officer-involved shooting on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, August 10, 2015. File Photo by Sid Hastings/EPA

Ferguson state of emergency extended

Aug 14, 2015 - 8:07 AM

While Ferguson is calm with no arrests on Tuesday and Wednesday a county spokesman tells the Agence France Presse the state of emergency is extended until at least Friday as a preventative measure

FERGUSON. Protesters line West Florissant Avenue to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, 10 August 2015. Photo by Sid Hastings/EPA

State of emergency in Ferguson as teen charged in police shootout

Aug 11, 2015 - 8:40 AM

St Louis County executive Steve Stenger says county police will immediately take charge of police emergency management in Ferguson and surrounding districts

ON GUARD. Officers from the St. Louis County Police, wearing riot gear, guard the perimeter of the scene of an officer-involved shooting on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, August 10, 2015. Sid Hastings/EPA

Obama moves to demilitarize US cops

May 18, 2015 - 11:15 PM

After controversy over the policing of high profile protests in Baltimore Maryland and Ferguson Missouri the White House says Obama will move to choke police access to military equipment

File photo of US President Barack Obama by Saul Loeb/Pool/AFP

Man charged in Ferguson shooting

Mar 16, 2015 - 12:31 PM

Jeffrey Williams 20 is charged with first degree assault armed criminal action and shooting a firearm from a motor vehicle causing injury

Police crime scene tape lies in the gutter outside the Ferguson Police Department at the spot where two police officers were shot during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, 13 March 2015. Tannen Maury/EPA

Ferguson activists press ahead, undeterred by latest shooting

Mar 15, 2015 - 11:27 AM

Activists take the first steps to force the mayor out of office while residents awaited signs of progress in the investigation

Police crime scene tape lies in the gutter outside the Ferguson Police Department at the spot where two police officers were shot during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, 13 March 2015. Tannen Maury/EPA

Officers shot in Ferguson released from hospital

Mar 12, 2015 - 1:58 PM

4th UPDATE An intense manhunt was under way for a suspect or suspects in the shootings of the officers

Protestors chant on the steps of the City of Ferguson Police Department and Municipal Court in Ferguson Missouri, March 11, 2015. Kate Munsch/Reuters

Ferguson police chief quits after racism report

Mar 12, 2015 - 11:56 AM

Thomas Jackson is the latest prominent official in the St Louis suburb to stand down

A file picture dated 01 December 2014 shows Ferguson, Missouri Police Chief Thomas Jackson (C) outside the first meeting of the Ferguson Commission at the Ferguson Community Center in Ferguson, Missouri, USA. Robert Cohen/St Louis Post-Dispatch/EPA

Senior Ferguson official out after 'racism' report

Mar 11, 2015 - 2:24 PM

The Ferguson City Council votes unanimously on a mutual separation agreement with Shaw effective immediately

Protesters gesture in front of a burning auto parts store in Ferguson Missouri, USA, 25 November 2014. Tannen Maury/EPA

US Attorney General 'prepared' to disband Ferguson police

Mar 07, 2015 - 10:12 AM

The Justice Department uncovers a cache of racist emails and proof of multiple rights violations in the Missouri town where a white policeman shot dead an unarmed black teenager on August 9 2014

'SHOCKED.' US Attorney General Eric Holder delivers an address regarding the US Justice Department's findings related to two investigations in Ferguson, Missouri, at the Justice Department in Washington DC, USA, March 4, 2015. File photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Policeman cleared in US town that 'targeted blacks'

Mar 05, 2015 - 10:38 AM

The US Justice Department says it found a widespread pattern of racial discrimination and multiple violations of citizens constitutional rights

AFTER FERGUSON. In this file photo, aprotester holds her hands up in front of a police car in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 25, 2014 during demonstrations a day after violent protests and looting following the grand jury decision in the fatal shooting of a 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown. Photo by Jewel Samad / AFP

Arrests in Missouri protest over police shooting of teen

Dec 25, 2014 - 9:30 PM

According to the St Louis Post Dispatch newspaper about 75 people staged a second protest over police killings late Wednesday December 24

SELF-DEFENSE? Protesters (R) yell at police officers protecting the perimeter of a scene where an 18-year-old man identified by family as Antonio Martin was shot and killed by a Berkeley Police officer in Berkeley, Missouri, USA, late December 23, 2014. File photo by David Carson/St. Louis Dispatch/EPA

US police shoot dead armed black teenager in Missouri

Dec 24, 2014 - 5:57 PM

Media reports cite a St Louis County police statement saying that the shooting took place at a gas station at 11:15 pm Tuesday December 23 in the town of Berkeley

 AFTER FERGUSON. A protester holds her hands up in front of a police car in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 25, 2014 during demonstrations a day after violent protests and looting following the grand jury decision in the fatal shooting of a 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown. Photo by Jewel Samad / AFP

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Mayor vows to rebuild riot-torn Ferguson

Dec 01, 2014 - 7:34 AM

Mayor James Knowles: We are recommitted to rebuilding the city and to once again becoming a thriving community for economic development and residential stability

HOLIDAY CHEER. Ferguson resident Karen Gold paints on a boarded window of her store in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 26, 2014. Jewel Samad/AFP

UN watchdog slams police shootings of blacks in US

Nov 28, 2014 - 11:34 PM

UPDATED The UN Committee Against Torture urges Washington to ensure that all cases of police brutality and excessive use of force are investigated promptly effectively and impartially

JUSTICE. Protestors march shouting slogans and carrying signs through neighborhoods in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 23 November 2014. File photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Cop at center of Ferguson case to leave force – attorney

Nov 28, 2014 - 9:36 PM

There s no way in the world he can go back to being a police officer says Darren Wilson s lawyer

SPEAKING OUT. Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in an interview with ABC News's George Stephanopolous (not in photo), aired 25 November 2014. Image courtesy ABC News