An unknown gunman shoots two policemen in front of the Ferguson city police headquarters in the U.S. state of Missouri.
Missouri reports 4,559 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, a new single-day record since the pandemic began. This is because the state "de-duplicates" individuals who have already received a test prior to the 7-day period.
A Missouri court strikes down parts of a law, meant to address concerns raised after the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, that limit cities' ability to profit from traffic tickets and court fines. The judge wrote the law unconstitutionally targeted St. Louis-area municipalities with caps on revenues from traffic fines that were lower than other cities in the state.
The Ferguson, Missouri, city council, after last month voting to change the terms of the agreement, reverses course and unanimously (6-0) agrees to accept a U.S. Justice Department overhaul of its troubled police force and municipal courts. This avoided a likely expensive legal battle with the federal government which had filed suit against the city following last month's vote.
The Governor of the US state of Missouri, Jay Nixon, dispatches the Missouri National Guard to the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson following a week of often violent protest after the shooting of Michael Brown.
The US Army Corps of Engineers blasts a hole in two levees along the Mississippi River, flooding some 200 sqmi of Missouri farmland in an effort to save the town of Cairo, Illinois further downriver from record-breaking flood waters.
6 major U.S. tobacco companies, accused of delivering an "unreasonably dangerous" product, defeat a lawsuit taken by 37 hospitals in the U.S. state of Missouri. The hospitals were looking for financial assistance with the treatment of illnesses caused by smoking.