Police shooting of two unarmed black men accused of stealing beer prompts protests

"He was assaulting me with a skateboard," an Olympia, Wash., police officer told a dispatcher.

Nebraska governor reiterates plans to veto bill abolishing death penalty

Lawmakers passed a bill this week that would make Nebraska the 19th state in the country to abolish capital punishment.

There are 10 cities in the U.S. with at least 1 million residents

The biggest cities keep getting bigger. Also, New Orleans reaches a new post-Katrina milestone.

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Boy Scouts president: Ban on gay leaders ‘unsustainable’

His statement comes two years after the century-old organization voted to lift the ban on gay youths, and as the group faces external pressure.

Omaha police officer shot and killed a day before beginning maternity leave

The officer, believed to be the first female officer shot and killed by a suspect this year, died after a shootout Wednesday.

Nebraska lawmakers vote to abolish the death penalty despite veto threat from governor

Deeply-red Nebraska is on the verge of becoming the 19th state to abolish the death penalty.

From bin Laden’s ‘Instructions to Applicants': Do you wish to execute a suicide operation?

Among the questions: "Do you know any workers or experts in chemistry, communications, or any other fields?"

‘I was supposed to be there,’ says Twin Peaks waitress who switched shift on the day of biker shooting

A pregnant waitress, in search for work, misses a job she loved.

Waco Twin Peaks, criticized by police following shootout, ‘will not reopen’

Police said the sports bar 'has some answering to do' after Sunday's deadly biker-gang melee.

Waco police say more violence is possible after biker brawl, ask for a truce between gangs

Authorities on Tuesday offered a bit more insight into what may have sparked the brawl.

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