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Nebraska group says it can stop death penalty repeal

An organization campaigning to reinstate Nebraska’s death penalty after lawmakers repealed it in May said Wednesday it has collected more than enough signatures to suspend the law before it goes into effect and place it before voters in 2016.

Montana faces cutoff of abuse program funding

The federal government says it will strip Montana of a child abuse prevention grant if the state does not start providing the public with mandatory details about children who die from abuse and neglect.

State Department officials routinely sent secrets over email

The transmission of now-classified information across Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email is consistent with a State Department culture in which diplomats routinely sent secret material on unsecured email during the past two administrations, according to documents reviewed by the Associated Press.

Trump dumps insults on questioners, insists on control

Donald Trump is used to controlling his world like the boss that he is. But as president, he’d answer to the American people.

Saudi arrested in 1996 bombing that killed 19 Americans

A man described as the mastermind of the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing that killed 19 American servicemen in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a U.S. and a Saudi official said Wednesday, ending a nearly two-decade manhunt for one of the FBI’s most-wanted terrorists.

China probing brokers, regulators for possible stock crimes

Employees of one of China’s biggest securities firms and one current and one former employee of its market regulator are under investigation on suspicion of illegal stock trading, state media reported Wednesday, amid the collapse of a stock price boom.

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Young Lebanese activists challenge old political class

“You Stink” claims to have set aside ideology in its effort to mobilize support for an uprising against the political establishment. It says it seeks to ditch a patronage system that divvies up power to each of Lebanon’s multiple communities — Shiites, Sunnis, Christians, Druze and more — in favor of a non-sectarian culture.

Police: Student with gun who took school hostages in custody

A 14-year-old boy held 29 students and a teacher at gunpoint in a West Virginia high school classroom Tuesday afternoon before he released them after negotiations and surrendered, authorities said.

St. Louis’ governing board advances minimum-wage boost

St. Louis’ governing board on Tuesday advanced a compromise measure that would ease the city’s minimum wage up to $11 by 2018.

Sex abuse charges against ex-school official prompt review

A longtime school administrator from Denver brought the professional credentials to become deputy superintendent in New Mexico’s largest school district this summer.

No charges filed in patio paved with unused vets’ headstones

The Ozark County sheriff said no charges will be filed against a man who took unused national cemetery gravestones that were in a landfill to pave his patio.

Guns stolen from vehicles increasingly used in violent crime

In what’s been a violent year in St. Louis, a common theme has emerged: The gun used in any given crime was probably stolen.

Bangkok bomber probe: Security cameras work, says city hall

The investigation into Bangkok’s deadly bombing turned into a blame game after police said their progress was hindered by faulty security cameras and city hall shot back Tuesday, insisting the cameras are not the problem.

Surge of migrants walking through Balkans hits Hungary

Thousands of migrants, many from Syria, poured into Hungary on Tuesday as soldiers frantically tried to finish a border fence to keep them out — the latest flashpoint as Europe struggles to handle a torrent of asylum seekers.

600 celebrate life of woman killed in supermarket attack

Wendy Boudreau graduated from Thornton Academy in Maine, fell in love with her husband there, and eventually worked there.

Defendant in Jewish site shootings trial seeks postponement

A white supremacist charged with killing three people last year at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City asked a judge on Tuesday to postpone the defense part of his trial until evidence he requested arrives in the mail.

Police: Tourists took photos of San Francisco murder suspect

Police investigators testified Tuesday that tourists captured photographs of a murder suspect moments before and after he is alleged to have randomly shot to death a young woman on a waterfront pier.

Los Angeles looks at harsher penalties for child sex buyers

Officials in Los Angeles County are adopting a get-tough tactic to deter men from soliciting sex from girls who are forced into prostitution — charging them with crimes that could mean prison time and registration as a sex offender.

Theater shooting victims speak freely at gunman’s sentencing

Scores of victims of James Holmes’ deadly attack on a Colorado movie theater, now free to vent their feelings before the judge, are describing haunting flashbacks, relentless survivor’s guilt and searing physical pain that endures three years later.

Utah boy survived night alone by curling up in warm rocks

A 10-year-old boy found safe after more than a day alone in remote eastern Utah backcountry said Tuesday he remembered the survival skills his father taught him and curled up between rocks still warm from the sun to survive the cold mountain night.