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Veteran charged with killing black man in NYC in likely 'act of terrorism,' prosecutors say

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:44 GMT

James Harris Jackson, an Army veteran from Maryland accused of killing a black man in what authorities said was an interstate mission to attack black people in N... -- "Terrorists will not defeat us," Home Secretary Amber Rudd told the crowd as candles were lit at a vigil in London's Trafalgar Square this evening in honor of the ... LINCOLN - The Nebraska Department of Agriculture's weeklong celebration of National Ag Week continues with the release of the fifth edition of the popular magazine, ... An illustrious group of six distinguished student-athletes will be enshrined in the University of Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame this fall, the Nebraska Athletics Department ... John Thompson III's days at Georgetown University are over.The school announced Thursday that it fired Thompson as head coach of its men's bas... -- The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, ... (more)




Merger of Nebraska veterans' agencies wins initial approval

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:39:51 GMT

Senators on Thursday advanced the proposal through the first of three required votes.




Activists seek to intervene in Nebraska Keystone XL review

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:23:30 GMT

Activists who want to derail the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska are again mobilizing to try to make their case to a small state commission that will decide the project's fate. Opponents asked the Nebraska Public Service Commission Wednesday to let them intervene in the case, allowing them to file legal briefs, cross-examine witnesses and present formal arguments alongside pipeline developer TransCanada's attorneys.




7 Arrested Over In Connection To The Terrorist Attack In London

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:55:18 GMT

Abc News: Three people were killed, including a police officer, and at least 29 people hospitalized in an attack in London that authorities have declared a terrorist incident. A man believed to be the attacker was also killed, shot by police at the scene.




Settlement Reached in Fatal Stanton County Crash

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:27:08 GMT

A settlement has been reached related to a crash that killed three people in Stanton County almost three years ago. As part of a bill moved to the floor of the Nebraska Legislature Tuesday by the Business and Labor Committee, the State of Nebraska is agreeing to a $2.1 million accident settlement with Brandon Wolf of Fremont.




Nebraskans rally as Congress plans to vote on healthcare bill

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:21:13 GMT

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote on the American Health Care Act that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act as soon as tomorrow, Nebraskans are speaking out. Those who want to keep the ACA rallied at the state's Capitol building Wednesday, signs in hand, pushing for Nebraska's congressional leaders to listen to their constituents.




Hy-Vee to add clothing boutiques to 2 Nebraska stores

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:58:59 GMT

The first F&F clothing boutique opened at a Hy-Vee store in Lakeville, Minnesota, last year. Hy-Vee plans to put the boutiques in two Lincoln stores this summer.




Nebraska lawmakers consider new limits on lobbyists

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:58:58 GMT

Nebraska can promote transparency by barring local governments from using tax dollars to hire lobbyists and requiring elected officials to wait two years before joining lobbying firms, a state senator told a legislative committee Wednesday. State lawmakers who often refer to the public as the "second house" of their single-chamber Legislature need to be aware of the emergence of a "third house" of special interest groups that has gained power since legislative term limits took effect a decade ago, said Sen. John Kuehn, of Heartwell, who presented four bills targeting lobbyists.




Senator: Restoring Nebraska's death penalty was wrong

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:38:54 GMT

A Nebraska senator who fought for decades to abolish the death penalty is trying again, arguing that the statewide vote to reinstate capital punishment doesn't make it right.




Brussels honors victims of 'inconceivable' terror attacks year later

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:21:06 GMT

U.S. authorities became convinced that security measures for certain U.S.-bound flights needed to be boosted only after conducting a series of tests to de... -- London's Metropolitan Police said an attack near the Houses of Parliament Wednesday in which an assailant apparently plowed a car into pedestrians and an officer w... The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is part of a $6.6 million research initiative to promote soil health through the development and adoption of new cover crops across the Unit... Bakersfield, Calif.




What to know about FDA's warning on breast implant risks, rare cancer

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:21:05 GMT

U.S. authorities became convinced that security measures for certain U.S.-bound flights needed to be boosted only after conducting a series of tests to de... -- London's Metropolitan Police said an attack near the Houses of Parliament Wednesday in which an assailant apparently plowed a car into pedestrians and an officer w... The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is part of a $6.6 million research initiative to promote soil health through the development and adoption of new cover crops across the Unit... Bakersfield, Calif.




Eyewitnesses describe a chaotic scene after London terror attack

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:21:04 GMT

The fatal stabbing of a 66-year-old man in New York City Monday night is being investigated as a bias crime, according to police.Authorities said they have a 28-... -- London's Metropolitan Police said an attack near the Houses of Parliament Wednesday in which an assailant apparently plowed a car into pedestrians and an officer w... WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. pork industry's top priority for the next Farm Bill is establishing a Foot-and-Mouth Disease vaccine bank, the National Pork Producers C... Bakersfield, Calif.




Concerts in Columbia: BBQ Fundraising Bash, Rebel Soul Revival, Earth, Wind & Fire, JoJo

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:05:38 GMT

Roshambeaux - Atlanta's Roshambeaux takes on the club music scene while remaining rock at its core. Heavy guitar riffs are interlaced with electronic beats and poppy energy, shining brightest in live performances, with much more depth and soul and punchier vocals.




California high school student in custody after threatening a Columbine-style shooting attack

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:43:42 GMT

The design features an iconic African bull elephant set against a dusk... - A Southern California high school student was taken into custody on Tuesday for allegedly threatening to carry out a Columbine-style shooting attack.Th... - North Korea fired a test missile Wednesday morning, but the launch failed, U.S. and South Korean officials have confirmed." U.S. Pacific Command de... WASHINGTON - In testimony on Capitol Hill today, Craig Uden, a fourth-generation cattle producer from Nebraska and the president of the National Cattlemena ... Bakersfield, Calif.




Duplex evacuated due to carbon monoxide

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:29:23 GMT

LFR says they believe a car left in an attached garage caused the high levels of the toxic gas, but they could not find the person responsible. The design features an iconic African bull elephant set against a dusk sky.




Family of murdered DNC staffer raising money to investigate unsolved crime

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:21:20 GMT

The family of Seth Rich, a staffer for the Democratic National Committee who was murdered last July in Washington, D.C., has launched a crowdfunding page to raise money for investigating the unsolved case. Aaron Rich, the brother of the victim, created the GoFundMe page on Sunday to draw attention to the unsolved crime that took place July 10 in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Northwest D.C. and raise $200,000.




Ban on Irish butter sparks fight in butter-loving Wisconsin

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:56:25 GMT

Wisconsin resident Jean Smith snatches up entire stocks of her beloved Kerrygold Irish butter from stores when visiting family in Nebraska, thanks to an antiquated law in her dairy-obsessed state that bans it and any other butter that hasn't been graded for quality. "We bring back 20 bricks or so," Smith said, noting she plops a tablespoon of the Ireland-made butter into her tea each morning.