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Governor vetoes death penalty repeal

NEBRASKA — Nebraska’s governor on Tuesday vetoed a bill to repeal the death penalty, although lawmakers backing the measure have enough votes to override it.

Iran nuclear deal unlikely by June 30

WASHINGTON — An Iran nuclear deal is not likely by June 30 because technical details will remain to be defined and Iran will not get sanctions relief before the end of the year in the best of cases, western ambassadors said on Tuesday.

Storms kill 10 in Texas, Okla.

HOUSTON — Torrential rains have killed at least 10 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including three in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous U.S. city, officials said on Tuesday.

Getting a jump on summer toys

Looking for something great to get the whole family outside and work up a sweat? If so, you’ll haves a blast with these new, summertime toys.

Eyeing the next frontier, Miami law firms ramp up Cuba strategy

MIAMI —The Florida Bar is sending its first ever delegation of lawyers to Cuba this week to explore emerging new business opportunities as prospects heat up for closer political and commercial relations between the United States and the Communist-run island.

Flight escorted to New York after threat

NEW YORK — An Air France flight from Paris was escorted by two U.S. F-15 fighter jets to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, according the U.S. military.

Anne Meara dies at 85

Anne Meara, who rose to stardom with her husband, Jerry Stiller, portraying what People magazine called “anxiety comedy’s top couple,” died Saturday in New York City. She was 85.

Mathematician who inspired ‘A Beautiful Mind’ dies

Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie “A Beautiful Mind”, was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday.

Association drops opposition to doctor-assisted suicide

LOS ANGELES — The California Medical Association on Wednesday dropped its three-decade opposition to physician-assisted suicide, possibly paving the way for already-introduced legislation that would make the practice legal for terminally ill patients in the state.

Crews work to clean beach fouled by oil pipeline spill

GOLETA, Calif. — Cleanup crews fanned out on Wednesday across an oil-fouled California beach to scoop up gobs of petroleum spewed from a ruptured pipeline in the largest oil spill to hit the pristine but energy-rich Santa Barbara coastline in nearly two decades.

Puerto Rico’s House delays vote on new tax measures

NEW YORK — Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives has delayed a vote on the introduction of new tax measures, designed to raise $1.2 billion in revenue, to allow time for amendments to be made to the bill, the House majority leader said on Wednesday.

About 120 guns recovered at scene of deadly Texas gang fight

AUSTIN, Texas — About 120 guns and 160 knives were recovered from the scene of a deadly Sunday battle between rival motorcycle gangs in Waco that left nine people dead, police said on Wednesday as they sharply dropped their tally of weapons found.

Pentagon: Iran warships ‘linked up’ with vessel

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Pentagon said on Tuesday that two Iranian warships have “linked up” with a cargo ship that Iran has said is carrying humanitarian aid to Yemen, as activists on board the vessel said it was due to arrive at the Yemeni port of Hodaida on Thursday.

Texas police seeking gang truce

WACO, Texas — Texas police asked rival motorcycle gangs on Tuesday to put aside their differences after a weekend brawl at a Waco restaurant that left nine people dead and 18 injured, calling for a halt to the carnage and threats of revenge attacks.

Conductor hurt in train derailment sues Amtrak

PHILADELPHIA — A conductor critically injured in last week’s deadly train derailment in Philadelphia has sued Amtrak, accusing the publicly funded passenger rail company of negligence, his lawyer said on Tuesday, adding to a string of lawsuits since the crash.

U.S. Senate could consider surveillance reforms

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that if the Senate does not back his plan to extend the existing government surveillance program, he would allow a vote on legislation narrowing U.S. spy agencies’ data collection powers.

Prosecutor to retry deli worker for Patz murder

NEW YORK — Pedro Hernandez will be tried again for the 1979 murder of 6-year-old Etan Patz after a mistrial was declared earlier this month because a jury was unable to reach a verdict, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. told MSNBC on Monday.

Four passengers sue over deadly derailment

Four passengers on the Amtrak commuter train that derailed in Philadelphia last week filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against the U.S. rail service, as operations resumed on the heavily traveled Northeast Corridor.