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Nebraska couple gets probation for malnourished baby's death

Oct. 22, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska couple has been sentenced to five years of probation for the death of one of their malnourished infant twin daughters. Cass County District Court records show 24-year-old David Krutina Jr. and 21-year-old Kassandra Krutina also were sentenced Monday to perform...

Hoosiers chasing elusive 6th win but not talking bowl bid

Oct. 21, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

At Indiana, the countdown is in full swing. The Hoosiers have chalked up five wins in five consecutive seasons for the second time ever, and now they have five chances to get their elusive sixth win for the first time since 2017. Around campus, where classes resumed Monday following a brief fall break, everyone...

Frost says Huskers' Maurice Washington not with team for now

Oct. 21, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska running back Maurice Washington is not with the team and there's no timetable for his return, coach Scott Frost said Monday. "There are certain standards we ask our players to uphold," Frost said. "When those standards aren't upheld, it doesn't matter who it is. They aren't...

TD Ameritrade 4Q profit up 21% before cutting commissions

Oct. 21, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade said Monday that its fiscal fourth quarter profit jumped 21% in the last quarter before it slashed its trading commissions to zero. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it earned $551 million, or $1 per share. That's up from $454 million, or 80 cents per...

Nebraska court rejects lethal injection protocol challenge

Oct. 18, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The lethal injection protocol that was used in 2018 to execute a Nebraska prisoner withstood a legal challenge Friday from death penalty opponents who hoped to prevent the state from carrying out capital punishment. The Nebraska Supreme Court sided with state officials who adopted the...

Colorado woman indicted in attempted sale of 1920s fetuses

Oct. 17, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman suspected of trying to sell three human fetuses from the 1920s and a fetal skeleton online has been indicted in California on charges of violating a U.S. law prohibiting the transfer of human fetal tissue. Emily Suzanne Cain, 38, pleaded not guilty to charges...

California objects to Berkshire Hathaway's sale of insurer

Oct. 17, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — California regulators are objecting to Berkshire Hathaway's sale of one of its smaller insurance companies, but they may not have much of an argument. The California Department of Insurance said Thursday it is "disturbed" that the sale of Applied Underwriters moved forward without its...

Slowing economy, trade wars, drag on US rail companies

Oct. 17, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The slowing economy and ongoing trade disputes are dragging railroad profits down in the second half of the year. Two railroads, Union Pacific and CSX, have reported declining profit and revenue this week as they hauled less grain, imported goods and other products. Union Pacific's...

Nebraska, Illinois will open 2021 football season in Ireland

Oct. 14, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

Nebraska will play Illinois in Dublin, Ireland, to open the 2021 season, the second game in a five-game series of college football games on the Emerald Isle. Athletic directors Bill Moos of Nebraska and Josh Whitman of Illinois announced the game Monday. It's set for Aug. 28 at 51,700-seat Aviva Stadium. Illinois...

Rodney Smith, unbeaten Gophers run over Huskers 34-7

Oct. 13, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All week long at Minnesota's practice facility, players were doused with frigid water as they took the field. The thermostat was turned down to the max in the mid-50s. Fans were on full blast. Quarterbacks and receivers stuck their hands in ice buckets between drills. Footballs were...