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USA Swimming sets dates for 2024 Olympic trials

May. 23, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Swimming has set the dates for the 2024 Olympic trials, which will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The governing body announced Monday that the competition to determine the team for the Paris Games will run from June 15-23. The...

Pool noodle fight over the name Josh again attracts hundreds

May. 23, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A couple hundred people grabbed their pool noodles and headed to a Nebraska park again this weekend to battle over the right to the name Josh. The event started as an online joke when Josh Swain from Tucson, Arizona, sent out a tweet challenging anyone who...

Two men dead, one wounded in Lincoln shooting on Sunday

May. 22, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two men died and a third man was hospitalized after a Sunday morning shooting in Lincoln. Police released few details about the shooting that was reported around 2:20 a.m. Sunday. Lincoln Police said officers found two shooting victims inside a home near 30th...

Kemp and Walker look to victory in Georgia as primaries near

May. 21, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Two Republican frontrunners are hoping to clinch primary majorities as candidates make their final pitches to Georgia voters on Saturday ahead of Tuesday's election. Gov. Brian Kemp and former football star Herschel Walker hope to win GOP majorities and...

Pilot dies in airplane crash near Wayne drag race event

May. 21, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

WAYNE, Neb. (AP) — A pilot died after a single-engine plane crashed at the Wayne Municipal Airport, officials said. The Cessna 140 crashed Friday evening during the MayDay STOL Drag Races. The organization that planned the events said in a Facebook post the pilot...

Proposed Nebraska mine has sizeable deposit of rare elements

May. 19, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The mining company that wants to extract a rare heat-resistant element from the ground under southeast Nebraska says a new report shows the deposit it plans to mine holds a significant amount of other rare elements. NioCorp Developments said Thursday that the...

Court: Some rail rate talks allowed in price-fixing suits

May. 18, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that details of some of the conversations between the nation's four largest railroads about their rates can now be included in lawsuits challenging billions of dollars they charged their customers, but the mixed ruling will also exclude some...

Weather service confirms weak tornadoes in Kansas, Nebraska

May. 18, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

GOODLAND, Kan. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed a series of weak tornadoes across rural parts of northwestern Kansas and a county in southwestern Nebraska along the Kansas line. The tornadoes hit Tuesday afternoon as a line of storms moved across the Plains....

Colorado, Nebraska jostle over water rights amid drought

May. 18, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

OVID, Colo. (AP) — Shortly after daybreak on the high plains of northeastern Colorado, Don Schneider tinkers with seed-dispensing gear on a mammoth corn planter. The day’s task: Carefully sowing hundreds of acres of seed between long rows of last year’s desiccated stalks to ensure the...

BNSF tweaks attendance rules but unions still complain

May. 16, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF railroad is tweaking its strict new attendance policy that upset workers, but the unions that challenged the rules since they took effect in February say the changes don't go far enough. The railroad has told employees that starting next month it will make...