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Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 17, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Railroads back plan calling for 24% raises but workers wary

Aug. 17, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The major freight railroads signaled they're ready to negotiate a new deal with their workers based on a presidential report that calls for 24% raises, but the 12 unions involved in the stalled talks covering 115,000 workers still haven't commented on the recommendations. ...

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...

PICK SIX: Frost, Harsin among coaches in precarious spot

Aug. 16, 2022 02:51 AM EDT

Last season, 30 major college football programs made coaching changes, including some of the bluest bloods in the sport — Southern California, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and LSU among them — in what was a historic hiring cycle. All that movement portends a quieter carousel this season....

Pressure on Frost to make big jump in 5th year at Nebraska

Aug. 15, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

It's make or break for Scott Frost. Nebraska is mired in its worst stretch of football in over 60 years, and through four seasons Frost has failed to deliver anything close to what was expected when he made his celebrated return to his home state and the school he quarterbacked to a...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Aug. 15, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

Lincoln Journal-Star. August 10, 2022. Editorial: Grants provided a lift to economy by funding child care The pandemic showed us how vital child care is to our economy. Without reliable and proven child care, many people -- most of them women -- were...

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....

Illinois AP Media Editors announces 2021 journalism awards

Aug. 12, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Margaret Holt, a former editor at the Chicago Tribune, was named Friday the 2022 Lincoln League honoree during the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors Awards presentations at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Springfield. Holt finished her career...

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...