Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA agent with Missouri ties, was convicted of espionage Monday. He was accused of leaking information to New York Times reporter James Risen about a secret plan to disrupt Iran's nuclear program. The case prompted years of debate about journalists' ability to protect their confidential sources.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday that it will hear a challenge to Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol. The case could have direct impact on Missouri in at least two ways.
First, it raises questions about the use of midazolam. Oklahoma uses the drug as the first step in its execution procedure. Missouri also has administered midazolam in large doses to inmates prior to execution, though the state has claimed the drug is not part of the execution procedure.
The much anticipated bid from InBev for the St. Louis brewery came through Wednesday at $65 a share. The A-B board says it will be considering the proposal carefully.
In a statement Wednesday, A-B said: "The board will review the merits of the proposal consistent with its fiduciary duties and in consultation with its financial and legal advisers. The board will pursue the course of action that is in the best interests of Anheuser-Busch's stockholders." The board is expected to make its decision regarding the deal in "due course," it said.