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Nebraska court rejects lethal injection protocol challenge

Oct. 18, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The lethal injection protocol that was used in 2018 to execute a Nebraska prisoner withstood a legal challenge Friday from death penalty opponents who hoped to prevent the state from carrying out capital punishment. The Nebraska Supreme Court sided with state officials who adopted the...

Colorado woman indicted in attempted sale of 1920s fetuses

Oct. 17, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman suspected of trying to sell three human fetuses from the 1920s and a fetal skeleton online has been indicted in California on charges of violating a U.S. law prohibiting the transfer of human fetal tissue. Emily Suzanne Cain, 38, pleaded not guilty to charges...

California objects to Berkshire Hathaway's sale of insurer

Oct. 17, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — California regulators are objecting to Berkshire Hathaway's sale of one of its smaller insurance companies, but they may not have much of an argument. The California Department of Insurance said Thursday it is "disturbed" that the sale of Applied Underwriters moved forward without its...

Slowing economy, trade wars, drag on US rail companies

Oct. 17, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The slowing economy and ongoing trade disputes are dragging railroad profits down in the second half of the year. Two railroads, Union Pacific and CSX, have reported declining profit and revenue this week as they hauled less grain, imported goods and other products. Union Pacific's...

Nebraska, Illinois will open 2021 football season in Ireland

Oct. 14, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

Nebraska will play Illinois in Dublin, Ireland, to open the 2021 season, the second game in a five-game series of college football games on the Emerald Isle. Athletic directors Bill Moos of Nebraska and Josh Whitman of Illinois announced the game Monday. It's set for Aug. 28 at 51,700-seat Aviva Stadium. Illinois...

Rodney Smith, unbeaten Gophers run over Huskers 34-7

Oct. 13, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All week long at Minnesota's practice facility, players were doused with frigid water as they took the field. The thermostat was turned down to the max in the mid-50s. Fans were on full blast. Quarterbacks and receivers stuck their hands in ice buckets between drills. Footballs were...

Huskers start Noah Vedral at QB for injured Adrian Martinez

Oct. 12, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez has been sidelined for the game at Minnesota because of a left knee injury that forced him out of the previous game. Noah Vedral took his first career start on Saturday night against the Gophers in place of Martinez, the sophomore who has seven...

Emergency plan activated in North Dakota amid fall snowstorm

Oct. 11, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Friday activated the state's emergency plan due to what he called a crippling snowstorm that closed major highways and had farmers and ranchers bracing for huge crop and livestock losses. "The extraordinary intensity of this early winter storm...

The Latest: Storm dumps foot of snow in North Dakota

Oct. 11, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities in western Nebraska say a Scottsbluff man has died in a crash on an icy highway near the border of Dawes County and Sheridan County. Scottsbluff radio station KNEB reports that 20-year-old Adam Hawk had been traveling on U.S. Highway 20 around 10 p.m. Thursday when he lost...

Broncos sign fullback Andy Janovich to three-year deal

Oct. 11, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Andy Janovich won't be getting sleek new wheels after signing a three-year extension with the Denver Broncos on Friday worth $5.7 million. "No, I'll probably hang on to that for a while," Janovich said of "Old Blue ," his beat-up 20-year-old Dodge pickup truck with the cracked...