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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 for religious, financial or practical reasons.... 5/27/2015 11:34 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 11:51 PM

Latest on flooding: Officials urging evacuations
6:30 p.m. CDT... 5/27/2015 11:54 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 11:57 PM

Onstage at last: Memorable moments of National Spelling Bee
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- An impressive field of 283 young spellers was narrowed to 49 semifinalists during Wednesday's preliminary rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The remaining spellers will compete on Thursday for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes.... 5/27/2015 11:31 PM

Sea lion impaled with spear rescued in Southern California
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A giant sea lion impaled by a homemade spear is recovering at SeaWorld after being rescued just off the Southern California coast.... 5/28/2015 12:38 AM

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



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