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‘Coward’ Josh Hawley mocked by Senate rival for fleeing Capitol mob he incited
Democrat Lucas Kunce says ‘I swear this coward is always running from something’ as he announces bid to challenge key Republican

Martin Pengelly in New York

06, Jan, 2023 @8:33 PM

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Transgender Missouri inmate executed for fatal stabbing
Two members of Congress campaigned for Amber McLaughlin’s sentence to be commuted over alleged shortcomings in trial

Edward Helmore and agencies

04, Jan, 2023 @1:43 AM

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‘A streak of extremism’: US book bans may increase in 2023
Despite key victories, books covering race and LGBTQ+ topics continue to attract bans in conservative states

Adam Gabbatt in New York

24, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Marijuana, abortion, climate: how the US voted down the ballot in midterms
‘Green wave’ expands to Maryland with voters opting for recreational cannabis while California votes to enshrine abortion rights

Victoria Bekiempis in New York, Kari Paul in Oakland, Miranda Bryant and agencies

09, Nov, 2022 @11:14 AM

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US elementary school tested for nuclear bomb waste from Manhattan Project
Report finds levels of the radioactive isotype lead-210 as much as 22 times the expected levels at Missouri school serving mostly Black students

Erin McCormick in St. Louis, Missouri

02, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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St Louis school shooting suspect had gun confiscated days before attack
Police say mother of 19-year-old accused of killing two at high school on Monday wanted AR-15-style rifle removed from house

Ed Pilkington in New York

27, Oct, 2022 @12:58 PM

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Police kill two dogs after US Amazon driver dies in apparent animal attack
Man’s body found on lawn of home in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, where police later shot English mastiff and German shepherd

Erum Salam

25, Oct, 2022 @6:41 PM

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St Louis school shooter had more than 600 rounds of ammunition, police say
Missouri gunman left note detailing loneliness and life of isolation leading to ‘perfect storm for a mass shooter’

Guardian staff and agencies

25, Oct, 2022 @6:29 PM

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Two shot dead at St Louis school as White House condemns ‘senseless violence’
Gunman, 20, shot and killed two people at Central Visual and Performing Arts high school before police shot him dead

Gloria Oladipo and agencies

24, Oct, 2022 @9:39 PM

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Woman who escapes month-long captivity says other Black women killed by abductor
Missouri woman, 22, escapes less than a month after police dismissed concerns about a serial killer as ‘completely unfounded’

Nina Lakhani

16, Oct, 2022 @2:58 PM

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Republican abortion bans restrict women’s access to other essential medicine
Many pharmacies and physicians are forced to deny patients access to drugs, such as methotrexate, that can be used to help induce an abortion

Maya Yang

26, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘We’ve moved backwards’: US librarians face unprecedented attacks amid rightwing book bans
From active shooter trainings to cancelled bookmobiles, librarians are caught in the crossfire of a conservative censorship craze

Lauren Mechling

20, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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