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Nebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday over the governor's objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment.... 5/27/2015 9:37 PM

Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 19
HOUSTON (AP) -- Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a dozen others missing.... 5/27/2015 8:50 PM

Latest on flooding: Officials urging evacuations
6 p.m. CDT... 5/27/2015 11:03 PM

Colorado theater shooting victims relive terror in courtroom
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- From the witness stand, Christina Blache could finally do what she had most wanted and most feared: She looked for the first time at the man who shot her, who killed her friend, who ravaged so many lives.... 5/27/2015 7:20 PM

Theater gunman's writings alternate between ramblings, plans
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes' notebook full of scrawled writings and stick-figure drawings was made public Wednesday, a day after it was introduced as evidence in his trial.... 5/27/2015 9:09 PM

Hurricane predictions breeze in: Feds expect light season
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- With six to 11 named storms predicted, this year's hurricane season may be slower than average - but officials say that's no reason for Atlantic and Gulf coast residents to rest easy.... 5/27/2015 9:46 PM

AP sources: IRS believes identity thieves from Russia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Associated Press.... 5/27/2015 9:40 PM

APNewsBreak: Records contradict claim in St. Louis baby case
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri adoption records contradict a St. Louis woman's claim that her baby was stolen at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in 1965 after she was told the newborn had died.... 5/27/2015 10:10 PM

Slow start, gradual improvement for US Internet gambling
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Gambling industry participants and analysts agree that Internet betting is off to a slow start in the U.S.... 5/27/2015 10:16 PM

Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.... 5/27/2015 10:49 PM



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