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Buffett's firm buys more Apple shares while betting on oil

Aug. 16, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company bet more on high-tech darling Apple during the second quarter, while also investing billions in old-school oil producers Occidental Petroleum and Chevron. Berkshire Hathaway detailed all its second-quarter investments Monday in a new...

Nebraska suspect arrested after Iowa church standoff

Aug. 14, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) — A suspect in a Nebraska double homicide was arrested after barricading himself inside an Iowa church alone on Sunday. West Des Moines Police Sgt. Jason Heintz said 27-year-old Gage Walter of Omaha ultimately surrendered and was arrested after several hours of...

Ohio gunman appeared to threaten FBI after Trump home search

Aug. 12, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A gunman who died in a shootout after trying to get inside the FBI’s Cincinnati office apparently went on social media and called for federal agents to be killed “on sight” following the search at former President Donald Trump’s home, a law enforcement official said....

Creighton students' COVID vaccine mandate appeal dismissed

Aug. 12, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal by a handful of Creighton University students who sought to be exempt from the private Catholic school’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate last year, arguing that getting the shots would violate their religious beliefs against...

Bank robber grabs officer's gun and fires during a scuffle

Aug. 11, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say a man who tried to rob a bank got into a scuffle with an off-duty police officer on the way out and fired one round after grabbing the officer’s gun, but no one was hurt. Police said the incident was reported just before 3 p.m. Wednesday when...

FBI's Wray denounces threats following search of Trump home

Aug. 10, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The director of the FBI had strong words Wednesday for supporters of former President Donald Trump who have been using violent rhetoric in the wake of his agency's search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. Christopher Wray, who was appointed as the agency’s director...

Warren Buffett's company has bet $47B on the oil sector

Aug. 09, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company has bought up more than $11 billion worth of Occidental Petroleum stock this year, giving Berkshire Hathaway control of more than 20% of the oil producer. Occidental's stock rose more than 3.5% on Tuesday to $62.18 after Buffett revealed...

Nebraska won't hold special legislative session on abortion

Aug. 08, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday that he will not call a special legislative session to try to enact a 12-week abortion ban because the measure doesn't have enough votes to break a filibuster. Ricketts — a Republican who has said he wants to ban...

Uvalde rekindles school police officers' looming fears

Aug. 02, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Tony Ramaeker averages around 14,000 steps a day as he walks around the Nebraska high school where he is assigned to work as a sheriff’s deputy, greeting students arriving in the morning, wandering the hallways to talk to them and watching out for those who might be eating...

Meta expands data center under construction near Omaha again

Jul. 28, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (AP) — Facebook's parent company announced plans Thursday to expand a data center it is building in the Omaha suburbs again. A Meta spokesperson said the social media giant now plans to build a ninth building in the complex it is constructing in Papillion and...