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Part of a tree that had split at the trunk lies on a road in Oak Park, Ill., while also appearing not to have landed on a car parked on the road, after a severe storm moved through the Chicago area Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Zelio)

Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Midwest

Aug. 11, 2020 6:28 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving hundreds of thousands without power as it moved through Chicago and into Indiana and...

FILE - In this May 5, 2019, file photo Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, smiles as he plays bridge following the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Neb. Buffett's company has purchased another $400 million of Bank of America stock less than a week after buying roughly $800 million of the bank's stock. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said Monday, July 27, 2020 it held 998 million Bank of America shares after the latest purchases, which represents roughly 11.5% of the bank's stock. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Buffett's firm has bought $2.1B of Bank of America stock

Aug. 5, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company has bought $2.1 billion of Bank of America stock over the past three weeks after the latest purchases of $340 million of shares. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said Tuesday it bought 13.6 million Bank of America shares between Friday and Tuesday. The Omaha,...

Damien Jefferson, Denzel Mahoney are returning to Creighton

Aug. 1, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Denzel Mahoney and Damien Jefferson announced they are withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to Creighton for their senior seasons. "Both Damien and Denzel went through the draft process, evaluated the info they received, and felt like it was in their best interest to...

Traditional dancers wear costumes as they prepare their performance in a parade in Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Indonesia's resort island of Bali will reopen for domestic tourists on Friday after months of virus lockdown. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

The Latest: Bali welcoming visitors after 4-month lockdown

Jul. 30, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia — Indonesia’s resort island of Bali has reopened to domestic tourists after an almost four-month lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic. Bali’s governor has been impatient to revive the economy and began easing restrictions on public activities three weeks ago. Under the...

FILE- In this March 26, 2018, file photo, a Norfolk Southern freight train rolls through downtown Pittsburgh.  Norfolk Southern Corp.’s second-quarter profit fell 46% as the railroad hauled 26% less freight because of the coronavirus outbreak’s impact on the economy. The railroad said Wednesday, July 29, 2020 it earned $392 million, or $1.53 per share, during the quarter.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Norfolk Southern profit falls 46% as virus slows shipments

Jul. 29, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Southern Corp.'s second-quarter profit fell 46% as the railroad hauled 26% less freight because of the coronavirus outbreak's impact on the economy. The railroad said Wednesday that it earned $392 million, or $1.53 per share, during the quarter. That's down from $722 million, or...

FILE - This July 7, 2010, file photo shows Nebraska's lethal injection chamber at the State Penitentiary in Lincoln, Neb. The owner of a pharmacy that provided drugs to Nebraska for use in a 2018 execution is expressing remorse for making the sale, but acknowledging that he knew that prison officials wanted them for a lethal injection. (AP Photo/Nate Jenkins, File)

Nebraska got lethal injection drugs from Omaha-area pharmacy

Jul. 23, 2020 8:57 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The owner of a pharmacy that provided drugs to Nebraska for use in a 2018 execution expressed remorse Thursday for making the sale, but acknowledged that he knew prison officials wanted them for a lethal injection. Public records released late Thursday revealed that Community Pharmacy...

FILE - In this July 31, 2018, file photo a Union Pacific train travels through Union, Neb. Union Pacific Corp. reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Pandemic grips commerce, hits railroader Union Pacific

Jul. 23, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific’s second-quarter profit fell 28% from a year ago as carload revenue tumbled in the coronavirus pandemic. The railroad expects improvement in the second half with full-year carload volumes to be down around 10% compared with 2019, assuming there isn't a second wave of...

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2018, file photo Chris Janicek pauses in Omaha, Neb. Nebraska Democrats endorsed a new U.S. Senate candidate on Sunday, July 19, 2020, in hopes of pressuring Janicek, their current nominee, to drop out of the race after he sent sexually offensive text messages to a campaign staffer. The party's state central committee voted to back Alisha Shelton, an Omaha mental health therapist, if Janicek withdraws his name from consideration. (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Nebraska Senate hopeful who sent vulgar texts declines exit

Jul. 22, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Democratic U.S. Senate candidate in Nebraska doubled down Wednesday on his promise to stay in the race, despite growing pressure to drop out after he sent sexually vulgar text messages to a campaign staffer. Chris Janicek said in a statement that he won't withdraw from the race, and...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the Colonial Early Education Program at the Colwyck Training Center, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in New Castle, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden launches wide battleground push with ads, surrogates

Jul. 21, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is ramping up its advertising and deploying some of its high-profile surrogates as it tries to solidify a broad battleground map that his advisers see as giving him multiple paths to an Electoral College majority. Biden’s Democratic campaign announced Tuesday a $15...

Former athlete, others sue Nebraska over assault claims

Jul. 21, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska volleyball player and eight other women have sued the university, alleging it did not properly investigate complaints of sexual assault and harassment. The complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Nebraska outlines an alleged pattern of unresponsiveness, sloppiness...