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Teen accused of stabbing girl likely to be tried as adult

Oct. 10, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A local prosecutor says a 16-year-old Omaha, Nebraska, student accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend at the high school they both attend will likely be tried as an adult. Officials tell the Omaha World-Herald that the boy was upset that the 15-year-old girl had broken off their...

Long after they died, military sees surge in identifications

Oct. 10, 2018 1:10 AM EDT

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Nearly 77 years after repeated torpedo strikes tore into the USS Oklahoma, killing hundreds of sailors and Marines, Carrie Brown leaned over the remains of a serviceman laid out on a table in her lab and was surprised the bones still smelled of burning oil from that horrific day at...

Trump rally crowd chants 'Lock her up!' about Sen. Feinstein

Oct. 9, 2018 10:01 PM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Chants of "Lock her up!" rang once again throughout an Iowa arena as President Donald Trump rallied supporters Tuesday night. But this time, the staple of Trump's 2016 campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton had a new target: California Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Trump, who was in...

Police: Omaha high school student stabs another, himself

Oct. 9, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a male student stabbed a female student, then himself, at a high school in Omaha, Nebraska. The incident led to the lockdown Tuesday afternoon of Burke High School. The Omaha World-Herald reports the incident happened around 2:30 p.m. in the school's Junior ROTC room. A school...

Champ Crawford challenging Benavidez to back up his words

Oct. 4, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — World champion welterweight Terence "Bud" Crawford said he's eager to make unbeaten challenger Jose Benavidez Jr. eat his words when they meet in the ring at CHI Health Center on Oct. 13. A heated confrontation between Benavidez and Crawford in February was a major topic during a...

1 hearing, 2 witnesses, vastly different takeaways

Sep. 28, 2018 3:34 AM EDT

It was one hearing, with just two witnesses. But, in an era of political polarization and yawning cultural divides, Americans came away having heard very different things. Millions of men and women listened to nervous-but-composed college professor Christine Blasey Ford tell the Senate Judiciary Committee on...

1 hearing, 2 witnesses, but vastly different takeaways

Sep. 28, 2018 1:34 AM EDT

It was one hearing with just two witnesses but, in an era of deep political polarization and yawning cultural divisions, Americans came away Thursday having heard very different things. Millions of men and women listened to nervous-but-composed college professor Christine Blasey Ford tell the Senate Judiciary...

Myanmar refugees evacuated from squalid Omaha apartments

Sep. 21, 2018 8:58 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — About 500 refugees have been relocated from a Nebraska apartment complex after units were deemed unlivable. The Omaha World-Herald reports the Myanmar refugees were living at the Yale Park Apartments in north Omaha, including about 175 school-age children and dozens of toddlers and...

Nebraska agencies aiding refugees living in squalor

Sep. 20, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Social service agencies are scrambling to help up to 500 refugees who may have to find new places to live because of the squalid conditions in their Nebraska apartment complex. Omaha housing inspectors pored over the Yale Park Apartments on Thursday because of nearly 100 complaints filed...

Union Pacific to borrow from competition in its rail reforms

Sep. 17, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific plans to borrow some ideas from other major freight railroads as it works to improve its operations. The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said Monday that it will incorporate some of the operating principles that have led to dramatic improvements in the profitability of rival...