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News Minute: Here is the latest Missouri news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A spokeswoman for Johnson & Johnson says the company is pleased with a Missouri appeals court ruling that threw out a $72 million award for an Alabama woman who claimed the company's talculm powder contributed to her ovarian cancer. The appeals court ruled Tuesday that Missouri was not the proper jurisdiction for the lawsuit.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A committee of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen voted not to send a resolution supporting the city's police to the full board for discussion. The decision came Tuesday in a meeting where several committee members said they were frustrated that they have become involved in debates of resolutions since a white police officer was acquitted in the 2011 shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, a black motorist.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill says she didn't object to a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from distributing opioids, despite previously saying she wasn't around when it came up. The Missouri Democrat told CNN on Monday that she was away from the Senate being treated for breast cancer when the bill came up in 2016. After a news report Tuesday said otherwise, she acknowledged she was at the Capitol and had not objected.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The former head of a small Missouri fire protection board was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay $75,000 in restitution. Prosecutors say 40-year-old Jayna Small, former president of the board of directors for the Kinloch Fire Protection District, and her husband, a former fire chief and mayor, stole the money and used it to for personal expenses.

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