A U.S. appellate court ruled Monday that Missouri can enforce a law that forces abortion clinics to meet ambulatory surgical center requirements and requires doctors performing abortions to get admitting privileges at local hospitals, despite a 2016 Supreme Court ruling striking down a similar Texas law.
Canada will have a say in the operation of a major Missouri River water project in the northern U.S. under a deal negotiated by officials in the two countries to end a 16-year-legal battle.
A federal judge has ruled Planned Parenthood will not be allowed to provide medication-induced abortions in its clinics in Columbia or Springfield, Missouri.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an outbreak of a particularly nasty strain of E. coli that's sickened people in seven states. The illnesses from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 has landed six people in the hospital.
The Senate confirmed President Trump’s 19th federal judge Thursday, approving James Ho for a seat on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and further bolstering the judicial army that conservatives wanted to build.
Four Republican senators introduced a bill Monday that would allow churches to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance program grants, putting the houses of worship on the same playing field as non-religious nonprofits.
A large crowd gathered outside the prison in St. Louis, Missouri, overnight to call for the release of protesters still in police custody. Earlier, several hundred people also marched peacefully through the city's downtown, while high school students in at least two districts also joined a demonstration.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson to lead the investigation into the shooting. It was revealed that Darren Wilson, the police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun. Meanwhile, Community elders and the clergy were credited with helping to bring "a different dynamic" to protests in this St. Louis suburb, police said as fewer arrests took place.
Over the weekend in cities throughout the United States, demonstrators marched in solidarity with Missouri protesters over the killing of Michael Brown, a unarmed black teenager, who was shot by a police officer. Despite a curfew imposed by the Missouri governor, one person was critically injured after being shot, and seven others arrested as clashes continued to break out over the weekend in Ferguson, Missouri. A private autopsy revealed the teen was shot six times, including two in the head, as the Justice Department ordered a second autopsy into the teenager's death as the FBI took over the investigation.