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University wants to end censure over flap with conservatives

Aug. 20, 2018 3:33 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is looking into how to be removed from a national association's censure list after being criticized for its handling of a confrontation between a university lecturer and a student recruiting for a conservative group. University officials will form a...

Judge orders new federal review of Keystone XL pipeline

Aug. 16, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. State Department to conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline's proposed pathway after Nebraska state regulators changed the route, raising the possibility of further delays to a project first proposed in 2008. U.S. District...

Frost plans to mix old with new in bid to bring back Huskers

Aug. 16, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Bill Callahan, Bo Pelini and Mike Riley have come and gone the last 14 years, none able to return Nebraska to its traditional place in the college football hierarchy. Enter Scott Frost, the back-to-the-future hire hailed from border to border in a state where football is the year-round...

Buffaloes look for bounce-back season after subpar 2017

Aug. 16, 2018 12:31 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado quarterback Steven Montez revealed his true colors — the green of Colorado State and the red of Nebraska really aren't on his mind. Not at the moment, anyway. He's thinking more about progressing day by day than those back-to-back rivalry games to begin the season....

Clemson, USC QBs among freshman who could make impacts

Aug. 15, 2018 9:57 AM EDT

Freshmen should play a bigger role than ever in college football this season, thanks to an NCAA rule change. The NCAA is allowing players to participate in up to four games and still qualify for a redshirt season that would enable them to maintain four years of eligibility. That rule change should put many more...

The Latest: Crowd protests death penalty at Nebraska Capitol

Aug. 14, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on Nebraska's first execution since 1997 (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Death penalty opponents protested Nebraska's execution of its longest-serving death row inmate at a rally outside the state Capitol. The event drew more than 150 people early Tuesday evening, hours after...

Nebraska executes inmate using powerful opioid fentanyl

Aug. 14, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection. Carey Dean Moore, 60, was pronounced dead at 10:47 a.m. Moore had been sentenced to...

Wisconsin gives West hope of challenging B10 East dominance

Aug. 14, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

The Big Ten West might not be best, but it is getting closer to challenging the East Division's conference dominance. Wisconsin returns the entire offensive line and a 1,900-yard rusher from its record-setting 13-win team, and some see the Badgers as a contender for the College Football Playoff. Iowa has the...

Nebraska executes first death row inmate since 1997 using a never-before-tried combination of drugs including fentanyl

Aug. 14, 2018 12:13 PM EDT
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska executes first death row inmate since 1997 using a never-before-tried combination of drugs including fentanyl.

Couple accused of keeping food from sons, sitting on them

Aug. 14, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

EMERSON, Neb. (AP) — The parents of two teenagers in northeast Nebraska are accused of locking cupboards and a refrigerator to keep their sons from eating snacks and sitting on the boys as punishment. Dakota County Court records say 41-year-old Blaine Busker and his 38-year-old wife, Donella Busker, are...