GENEVA (Reuters) - The family of the slain Missouri teenager Michael Brown said on Wednesday that they had faith in the pending decision of a grand jury and called for supporters to refrain from violence.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nurses across the United States will stage protest rallies and strikes on Wednesday over what they say is insufficient protection for health workers dealing with patients possibly stricken with the deadly Ebola virus.
VIENNA (Reuters) - Moves by some U.S. states to legalize marijuana are not in line with international drugs conventions, the U.N. anti-narcotics chief said on Wednesday, adding he would discuss the issue in Washington next week.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work appealed on Wednesday for lawmakers to "end this madness" of across-the-board Pentagon spending cuts, saying they threaten U.S. military readiness and technological dominance at a time of complex global challenges.
KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - A white supremacist accused of killing three people at two Jewish facilities in Kansas in April is set to appear in court on Wednesday for a hearing to determine whether he should stand trial on capital murder charges.
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday is scheduled to review the mental competency of a girl accused of luring a classmate into the woods and repeatedly stabbing her to please Slenderman, a fictional Internet character.
WELDON SPRINGS Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said on Tuesday the National Guard would be on standby to respond to any violence after a grand jury decides whether or not to indict a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former steel and coal town of Scranton, Pennsylvania, will triple a local tax next year as it and some other U.S. cities struggle to recover from the financial crisis, the city's business administrator told Reuters on Tuesday.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago City Council is expected to pass an ordinance on Wednesday that will make it tougher to redevelop single-room occupancy (SRO) hotels, which advocates say will protect residents from homelessness.