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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...

The Latest: 60K sign petition to oppose Nebraska execution

Aug. 13, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on Nebraska preparing for its first execution since 1997 (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Death penalty opponents say they have gathered more than 60,000 signatures calling on Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts to stop the state from carrying out its first execution since 1997....

Nebraska set for execution after about-face on death penalty

Aug. 13, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three years after Nebraska lawmakers voted to abolish capital punishment, the state is preparing to carry out its first execution since 1997 on Tuesday in a bewildering about-face driven largely by the state's Republican governor. Gov. Pete Ricketts, a wealthy former businessman,...

Warren Buffett's investing continues to evolve even at 87

Aug. 13, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett is still finding new places to invest decades after he started, even though his basic approach of finding businesses selling for less than they are worth hasn't changed much. Buffett resisted investing in tech companies for years because he didn't think he could pick which...

The Latest: Drug company appealing Nebraska execution ruling

Aug. 10, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on a federal judge deciding whether to allow Nebraska to carry out its first execution since 1997 (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Attorneys for a German pharmaceutical company say they're filing an immediate appeal after a judge denied their request to block Nebraska from...

Railroad acknowledges Iowa derailment was flood related

Aug. 10, 2018 2:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF Railway acknowledged Friday that flooding played a role in a derailment that loosed thousands of gallons of oil into northwest Iowa floodwaters. Railroad spokesman Andy Williams wouldn't say whether the train engineer knew or should have known about washed-out tracks mentioned in a...

Man killed by police after shelter stabbings identified

Aug. 9, 2018 8:51 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man fatally shot by officers after police say he stabbed and cut women at a Nebraska homeless shelter has been identified. Omaha police say 54-year-old Stephen Caldwell was killed Wednesday after several officers fired their weapons at him. Four officers have been placed on...

Nebraska prisons head: State can't buy execution drugs again

Aug. 9, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Delaying the execution of a longtime death-row inmate would likely prevent the state from ever carrying out the sentence because officials can't purchase any more of the necessary lethal injection drugs, Nebraska's prisons director acknowledged Thursday. Corrections Director Scott Frakes...

The Latest: Nebraska may not get execution drugs again

Aug. 9, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of Nebraska death-row inmate Carey Dean Moore (all times local): ___ 4:50 p.m. Nebraska's prisons director says delaying a longtime death row inmate's execution would likely prevent the state from ever carrying out the sentence because officials...

Immigration raids in Nebraska, Minnesota target businesses

Aug. 9, 2018 4:53 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A large federal law enforcement operation conducted Wednesday targeted businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota that officials say knowingly hired — and mistreated — immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. The investigative arm of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement...