Nebraska lawmakers have abolished the red state's death penalty. The governor had tried to veto a bill repealing the death penalty but the one-house legislature overrode the veto 30-19. Nebraska has executed only three prisoners since the 1950s, the last in 1997.
Texas and Oklahoma continue to recover from deadly storms, with more bodies being discovered as floodwaters recede. In Houston — one of the most damaged areas — thousands are cleaning out flooded homes and cars.
Most of the charges relate to bribes paid by sports marketing executives to secure lucrative marketing and media rights. One of the companies named has its North American headquarters in Miami.
Renee Montagne talks to Ruben Andersson, who studies West African migrants trying to reach Europe. He says most efforts to control clandestine migration will only make the situation worse.
Some of the biggest leaders in world soccer have been charged with corruption stretching back decades. Reaction from around the world is pouring in as the story continues to unfold.
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum officially joined the list of 2016 Republican presidential contenders on Wednesday. Santorum, the surprise winner of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses, may have an even tough task ahead of him in 2016.
She's young and beautiful, and a glimpse of her is believed to bring good fortune. She's Nepal's living goddess, or kumari, who is selected as a small child and lives a life of isolation and secrecy.
Kids from across the country compete Thursday night in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The documentary "Spellbound," captured the drama involving eight kids who competed in the bee 16 years ago. David Greene reports.
After a close three-way race, Republican Matt Bevin is set to be declared the winner of Kentucky's gubernatorial primary. A majority of his own party's electorate voted for other candidates.
The arrest of seven FIFA officials in Zurich is raising big questions for the corporations that underwrite soccer's main event, The World Cup. Coca-Cola, Adidas and other big-name sponsors are withholding public comment for now.
A third of the Navajo Nation is now covered with sand dunes. So much sand that residents have to frequently plow to keep their road open. A research scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey says she's worried about the Navajo because drought, combined with increasing temperature, are making it harder for them to live in the harsh conditions.
Representatives will meet in Bangkok on Friday to discuss the refugee crisis. The migrants are mainly members of Myanmar's Muslim minority Rohingya community and economic migrants from Bangladesh.
Home prices are definitely on the rise again across the country. Overall though, with sales and new construction still at ho-hum levels, the housing recovering remains choppy at the national level and inconsistent from market to market. That's puzzling some economists.
African Americans are going to be key to a Hillary Clinton presidential run. After a tense 2008 primary fight with Barack Obama, she's trying to win them over.
The federal government has issued trillions of dollars in IOUs. And just the interest on that massive debt could be a serious constraint for the next president.
To increase the number of organ donors in the U.S., psychologists have advocated for changes to how we ask people to donate. In California, officials tried something new — but it may have backfired.
In Moscow, the armored personnel carrier can be rented to take couples to the registrar's office --or just out to dinner.
President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has unveiled a seven-story monument to himself. His likeness on a horse is cast in bronze and covered in 24-carat gold leaf.
The largest consumer recall in American history is underway. Nearly 34 million American drivers are supposed to be replacing their air bags. But, most drivers have been lackadaisical about responding to auto recalls in the past.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is on his first campaign trip since announcing his presidential bid in Washington, D.C. He kicks off in Burlington, Vermont, before going to neighboring New Hampshire. Sanders drags way behind Hillary Clinton in the polls, but his supporters say this is the guy who comes from behind and surprises you.