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U.S. Top News: St. Louis area remains on edge ahead of grand jury report

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St. Louis area remains on edge ahead of grand jury report
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - A St. Louis suburb that faced weeks of sometimes violent protests following August's fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman remained on edge on Wednesday as it waited to learn if the officer would face charges.
Five dead after Western NY gets year's worth of snow in four days
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An autumn blizzard dumped a year's worth of snow in three days on Western New York state, where five people died and residents, some stranded overnight in cars, braced for another pummeling expected later on Wednesday.
New York health officials test person's remains for Ebola
(Reuters) - New York City health officials said they will test the remains of a person who died of an apparent heart attack on Tuesday for Ebola as the person had recently come to the United States from West Africa.
Missouri executes man who killed gas station attendant
(Reuters) - Missouri on Wednesday executed a Kansas City man convicted of killing a gas station attendant in front of the attendant's stepdaughter during a robbery 20 years ago.
Suspect charged with murder for pushing man in front of New York subway
(Reuters) - A suspect has been arrested and charged with murder for allegedly pushing a man to his death in front of a New York City subway train, police said, adding that the same man was wanted for an earlier pushing incident.
Keystone XL pipeline bill dies in Senate
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, sparing President Barack Obama from an expected veto of legislation that several fellow Democrats supported.
Netflix postpones Bill Cosby's stand-up comedy special
(Reuters) - Online movie streaming giant Netflix is postponing the launch of embattled comedian Bill Cosby's stand-up comedy special "Bill Cosby 77," the company said on Tuesday, amid accusations that he sexually assaulted women.
Could Obama cut deal on Keystone pipeline? Don't rule it out
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama might be open to using the Keystone pipeline as leverage with Republicans if they cooperate on other aspects of his long-stalled domestic agenda, such as investing in infrastructure, closing tax loopholes or reducing carbon emissions.
Same-sex marriage now allowed in most populous Kansas county
KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - The Kansas Supreme Court said on Tuesday the state's most populous county could issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and left it to the federal courts to determine whether a Kansas ban on gay marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.
San Diego jury awards woman $186 million in bias case against AutoZone
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A federal jury in California awarded nearly $186 million to a San Diego area woman who sued AutoZone Inc. saying she was demoted and fired after being told pregnant women can't do the job of managing a store, her attorney said on Tuesday.
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