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College golfer in hijab out to blaze trail for Muslim girls

Apr. 19, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Noor Ahmed outwardly lives her Muslim faith, and even growing up in a state as diverse as California she says she encountered hostility on the street, in school and on the golf course. One of the top junior golfers in Northern California coming out of high school, Ahmed was a starter...

Union Pacific 1Q profit up 6% despite less freight

Apr. 18, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific's first quarter profit chugged ahead 6% even though the railroad hauled 2% fewer carloads and dealt with massive flooding. The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said Thursday it earned $1.39 billion, or $1.93 per share. That's up from $1.31 billion, or $1.68 per share, last...

Army Corps takes heat in wake of Missouri River flooding

Apr. 17, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators Wednesday during a hearing held in Iowa to examine the massive spring flooding this year that caused more than $3 billion in damage in the Midwest. The flooding and...

Officials announce new measures to fight NY measles outbreak

Apr. 16, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials trying to contain a measles outbreak in a county north of New York City on Tuesday ordered all unvaccinated people exposed to the disease barred from public gathering places, including houses of worship, for up to three weeks. The order, issued by Rockland County, comes one day...

Nebraska's tough approach to medical marijuana may backfire

Apr. 15, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Year after year, Nebraska's conservative lawmakers have rejected measures calling for limited and highly regulated medical marijuana. They're poised to do it again, but their decision this year could have the unintended consequence of ushering in one of the most unrestricted medical...

Kerrey decides not to speak at Jesuit college's ceremonies

Apr. 15, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey says he has decided not to address graduates and their families at a Jesuit college in Omaha because he doesn't want his support for abortion rights to be a distraction. Kerrey told Creighton University's president, the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, in a...

Huskers' Martinez eyes encore to fantastic freshman campaign

Apr. 13, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Adrian Martinez pulled off an incredible feat in his first season at Nebraska, something few who came before him had done at a place where football is a year-round passion. Martinez didn't just live up to the hype that followed him from Fresno, California, to Lincoln as coach Scott...

Nebraska GOP critical of college speaker's abortion stance

Apr. 12, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Republican Party wants a Jesuit college in Omaha to rescind its invitation asking former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey to speak at its commencement, citing his position in favor of the right to abortion. The state party's executive director, Ryan Hamilton, released a statement...

Nebraska hires former head coach Sadler as Hoiberg assistant

Apr. 12, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — New Nebraska men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg has hired two new assistants, including former Huskers head coach Doc Sadler. Hoiberg said Friday that he has hired Sadler, Matt Abdelmassih and Bobby Lutz as assistants. All three worked with Hoiberg at Iowa State. Abdelmassih spent the...

Vice President Pence in Iowa to tour March flood damage

Apr. 12, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

PACIFIC JUNCTION, Iowa (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is touring areas in Iowa and Nebraska devastated during last month's flooding. Pence was joined by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst in touring an area around Pacific Junction, a community in southwest Iowa where...