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'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with t... Full Story

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  • 'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting
    'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities said Wednesday.

  • Pilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash
    Pilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash

    DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier's F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said.

  • Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns
    Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

    PHOENIX (AP) — The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.

  • Q&A: Few laws govern children at shooting range
    Q&A: Few laws govern children at shooting range

    A 39-year-old firing-range instructor was killed Monday while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca's death at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, has raised questions about allowing young children access to such weapons at firing ranges.

  • Mom: captured son 'honorable' US journalist
    Mom: captured son 'honorable' US journalist

    MIAMI (AP) — An American freelance journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants wanted to tell the world through his writing about oppressed people in the Middle East, his mother said in a video released Wednesday.

  • Cold cash just keeps washing in from ALS challenge
    Cold cash just keeps washing in from ALS challenge

    In the couple of hours it took an official from the ALS Association to return a reporter's call for comment, the group's ubiquitous "ice bucket challenge" had brought in a few million more dollars.

  • Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California
    Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.

  • AP PHOTOS: Storm-roiled waves hit beach towns
    AP PHOTOS: Storm-roiled waves hit beach towns

    SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Massive waves turned into floodwaters Wednesday along the Southern California shore as Hurricane Marie stirred up the surf from afar.

  • Boston suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat
    Boston suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat

    NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.

  • Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core
    Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards and raising his profile as he builds a likely presidntial campaign.

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