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Jim Salter

The Associated Press

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Recent articles by Jim:

Gun violence claiming more lives of American teens, children

Gun violence is killing an increasing number of American children, from toddlers caught in crossfires to teenagers gunned down in turf wars, drug squabbles or for posting the wrong thing on social media. → Read More

Gun violence killing an increasing number of American children

Statistics compiled by the Gun Violence Archive show youth homicides rose sharply from 2019 to 2020, and that this year is shaping up to be even worse. → Read More

Gun violence and kids: Shattered dreams, devastated families

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gun violence is killing an increasing number of children and teenagers across America, leaving behind shattered dreams and devastated families. Here are three of their stories: SHAQUILLE BARBOUR, 18, OF PHILADELPHIA. Shineka and Joseph Barbour, of Philadelphia, laugh as they recall what a hurry their son was in to grow up, how he would draw a mustache on his face with… → Read More

Man executed for killing 3 convenience store workers in 1994 robbery

Ernest Johnson was executed despite objections from racial justice activists, lawmakers and even the pope. → Read More

Missouri man executed for killing 3 workers in '94 robbery

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man was put to death Tuesday for killing three workers while robbing a convenience store nearly three decades ago, an execution performed over objections from racial justice activists, lawmakers and even the pope. Ernest Johnson died from an injection of pentobarbital at the state prison in Bonne Terre. He was pronounced dead at 6:11 p. m. It was the first… → Read More

Lawmakers, pope ask Missouri governor to halt execution

Pope Francis has joined the chorus of people calling on Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to grant clemency to a death row inmate who is set to be executed for killing three people during a 1994 convenience store robbery. → Read More

Pope Francis, lawmakers ask Missouri governor to halt execution

Pope Francis has joined the chorus of people calling on Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to grant clemency to a death row inmate who is set to be executed for killing three people during a 1994 convenience store robbery. In a letter last week, a representative for Pope Francis wrote that the pope "wishes to place before you the simple fact of Mr. Johnson's humanity and the sacredness of all human… → Read More

Congressional members share own abortion stories at hearing

Three Democratic members of Congress have offered deeply personal testimony about their own abortions as a congressional committee looks at how to respond to conservative states that are passing laws limiting abortion access → Read More

Congressional members share own abortion stories at hearing

Three Democratic members of Congress on Thursday offered deeply personal testimony about their own abortions as a congressional committee examined how to respond to conservative states that are passing laws limiting abortion access. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri said she was raped on a church youth trip. Rep. Barbara Lee of California said she received a "back-alley" abortion in Mexico after a… → Read More

Congresswomen Bush, Jayapal, Lee share personal abortion stories at hearing

One said she was raped on a church youth trip. Another had a "back-alley" abortion in Mexico. Another was told her pregnancy was high risk. → Read More

COVID-related attacks prompt hospital to issue panic buttons

Nurses and hundreds of other staff members will soon begin wearing panic buttons at a Missouri hospital where assaults on workers tripled after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

COVID-related attacks prompt Missouri hospital to issue panic buttons

Nurses and hundreds of other staff members will soon begin wearing panic buttons at a Missouri hospital where assaults on workers tripled after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

COVID-related attacks prompt Missouri hospital to issue panic buttons

Nurses and hundreds of other staff members will soon begin wearing panic buttons at a Missouri hospital where assaults on workers tripled after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cox Medical Center Branson is using grant money to add buttons to identification badges worn by up to 400 employees who work in the emergency room and inpatient hospital rooms. → Read More

COVID-related attacks prompt Missouri hospital to issue panic buttons

Nurses and hundreds of other staff members will soon begin wearing panic buttons at a Missouri hospital where assaults on workers tripled after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cox Medical Center Branson is using grant money to add buttons to identification badges worn by up to 400 employees who work in the emergency room and inpatient hospital rooms. Pushing the button will immediately alert… → Read More

Rolling Stones open American tour, pay tribute to late drummer Charlie Watts

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Rolling Stones are touring again, this time without their heartbeat, or at least their backbeat. The legendary rockers launched their pandemic-delayed "No Filter" tour Sunday at the Dome at America's Center in St. Louis without their drummer of nearly six decades. It was clear from the outset just how much the band members — and the fans — missed Charlie Watts, who died last… → Read More

Stones Open U.S. Tour, Pay Tribute to Drummer Charlie Watts

The legendary rockers launched their pandemic-delayed tour Sunday in St. Louis without their drummer of nearly six decades. → Read More

Video shows Missouri officers let police dog bite Black man

The St. Louis County prosecutor's office is investigating an incident caught on cellphone video in which white officers allowed a police dog to repeatedly bite a Black man during an arrest. → Read More

Down syndrome issue at center of Missouri abortion law case

A federal appeals court is deciding the fate of a Missouri law that puts sweeping restrictions on abortions, and a focal point of oral arguments on Tuesday was a provision prohibiting abortions based solely on a Down syndrome diagnosis. The law adopted in 2019 would ban abortions at the eighth week of pregnancy. The full 8th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis isn't expected to rule for… → Read More

Federal appeals court to hear Missouri abortion law case

A federal appeals court on Tuesday will consider whether Missouri can implement a sweeping law aimed at limiting abortions → Read More

St. Louis woman after eviction: 'I have no idea' what to do

The knock on the door that Kristen Bigogno has long dreaded finally arrived Friday — two St. Louis deputies came to evict her, joined by a couple of other men there to change the locks on the apartment → Read More