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Convicted ex-Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry begins appeal

Jun. 29, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska began the process of filing an appeal Wednesday, one day after he was sentenced to two years of probation for lying to FBI agents about an illegal campaign contribution from a Nigerian billionaire. Fortenberry, a...

Democrats energized by tight race in GOP-leaning Nebraska

Jun. 29, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A special election in Nebraska was supposed to be an easy win for House Republicans. It instead was the tightest race in decades in the GOP-dominated district, boosting confidence among Democrats hoping to energize voters by tapping into public outrage over the U.S. Supreme...

Hard-line conservative Reps. Boebert, Miller win primaries

Jun. 29, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of Congress’ staunchest conservatives repelled more centrist alternatives to lock up Republican nominations on Tuesday, even as the party’s voters chose to turn out a six-term incumbent in Mississippi. Illinois Republican Rep. Mary Miller won her primary...

Nebraska GOP state Sen. Flood wins ex-congressman’s seat

Jun. 29, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Mike Flood won a special election Tuesday to replace former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a fellow Republican who was sentenced to two years of probation earlier in the day for a conviction on charges that he lied to federal agents. Flood beat...

Takeaways from first primaries since Roe v. Wade overturned

Jun. 29, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare Republican who supports abortion rights found success in Colorado in the first primary elections held since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, while New York's first female governor positioned herself to become a major voice in the post-Roe landscape. ...

What to watch in primaries in Colorado, Illinois, elsewhere

Jun. 27, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven states are set to host primary elections Tuesday as the nation comes to terms with last week's stunning Supreme Court ruling eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion. This week's nominating contests could offer the first clues as to whether the...

Nebraska man pleads guilty to threatening election official

Jun. 16, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man pleaded guilty Thursday to posting several threats on an Instagram page associated with an election official in Colorado. Travis Ford, 42, of Lincoln, posted the threats in August 2021. The official was not identified but U.S. Attorney Cole...

Nebraska's capital city rescinds LGBTQ fairness ordinance

Jun. 14, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The City Council in Nebraska’s capital city has rescinded an anti-discrimination measure that extended protections to sexual orientation and gender identity, just four months after unanimously approving it. The Lincoln City Council voted 4-3 Monday to...

Man charged in Nebraska crash that killed 2, injured 20

Jun. 07, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A young man was arrested and charged Tuesday with two counts each of manslaughter and driving under the influence causing injury in a Memorial Day weekend crash in Lincoln that killed two women and injured 20 bystanders, police said. Kyvell Stark, 18, of Omaha,...

Police: Driver in fatal Nebraska crash had used marijuana

Jun. 01, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — One of the drivers in a crash that killed two women and injured 20 bystanders watching classic cars cruise down a Nebraska street tested positive for marijuana, police said. The 18-year-old Omaha man was driving a Ford Taurus that smashed into a Toyota Corolla...