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U.S. Top News: U.S. couple stand trial for grisly Bali suitcase murder

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U.S. couple stand trial for grisly Bali suitcase murder
DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - A U.S. man and his pregnant girlfriend went on trial on Wednesday for the murder of the woman's mother, whose battered body was found stuffed in a suitcase on Indonesia's resort island of Bali last August.
U.S. soldier tests negative for Ebola after death at Texas base
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Tests confirm that a U.S. Army soldier who just returned from West Africa and was found dead near his Texas base where he was posted was not infected with Ebola, Fort Hood officials said late Tuesday. 
Ohio bartender contemplated poisoning Boehner: court documents
(Reuters) - An Ohio bartender suspected of wanting to poison U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner has been charged with threatening to murder the Republican politician, court documents showed on Tuesday.
Prosecutors detail assault as Vanderbilt University rape trial opens
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - Prosecutors recounted graphic crime details on Tuesday at the opening of a trial of two former Vanderbilt University football players charged with raping a female student at the school in 2013.
Convicted Virginia state legislator wins election while in jail
RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Joseph D. Morrissey, a longtime Virginia legislator who ran his latest campaign while serving a jail sentence for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, on Tuesday won his bid for re-election to the state House of Delegates in a special election.
Protests disrupt Portland school board meet on racial segregation
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - A bid to reduce racial and economic segregation in Portland public schools was postponed on Tuesday when a group of protesters stormed a school board meeting and demanded more time to learn about the planned policy changes.
Albuquerque police shoot, kill armed suspect: report
(Reuters) - Albuquerque police shot and killed an armed suspect who fired at officers on Tuesday, local media reported, just a day after New Mexico prosecutors charged city officers with murder for a fatal 2014 shooting.
U.S. shippers cancel overnight loaders at California ports
(Reuters) - Negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast on Tuesday said they would no longer assign crews to load and unload cargo ships overnight at the massive Los Angeles and Long Beach docks.
White House to curb methane emissions from oil, gas production
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's administration will unveil new rules Wednesday that aim to slash methane emissions from oil and gas production by up to 45 percent by 2025 in its latest move to solidify the Democratic president's credentials on climate change.
Georgia puts to death Vietnam War veteran in first U.S. execution of 2015
ATLANTA (Reuters) - A decorated Vietnam War veteran convicted of murdering a Georgia sheriff's deputy in 1998 was put to death on Tuesday, state officials said, becoming the first death row inmate executed in the United States this year.
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