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This undated photo provided by the Sarpy County Jail shows Roberto Carlos Silva, of Omaha, who was arrested in connection to an attack at a Nebraska fast food restaurant in which two people were shot and killed and two were wounded. Silva was booked into jail early Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 on suspicion of first-degree homicide and arson charges in the attack Saturday night at a Sonic Drive-in in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue. (Sarpy County Jail via AP)

Man arrested in deadly attack at Nebraska Sonic restaurant

Nov. 22, 2020 9:46 PM EST

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities arrested a 23-year-old man in an attack at a Nebraska fast food restaurant in which two employees were shot and killed, two were wounded and officers responding to a report of a possible bomb inside a moving truck in the parking lot arrived to find the vehicle on fire....

A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past a propaganda billboard with the characters for

The Latest: China starts mass testing 3 million in Tianjin

Nov. 21, 2020 12:42 AM EST

BEIJING — China is starting mass testing on 3 million people in a section of the northern city of Tianjin and has tested 4,015 others in a hospital in Shanghai after the discovery of a pair of cases there. The National Health Commission recorded seven new domestically transmitted cases Saturday,...

In this March 2, 2020, photo provided by Naomi Worcester, a crew of workers unload gear as they arrive on Kure Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, one of the most remote places on Earth. Cut off from the rest of the planet since February, four environmental field workers are back, re-emerging into a changed society by the coronavirus outbreak. (Naomi Worcester/Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources via AP)

The Latest: Hawaii imposes new COVID-19 travel restrictions

Nov. 19, 2020 11:18 PM EST

HONOLULU — Anyone flying to Hawaii will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result prior to their departure for the state, with the new rule going into effect two days before Thanksgiving, Gov. David Ige announced Thursday. Until now, passengers flying to the islands using a pre-travel testing...

Buffett's firm trims Apple stake, invests in drugmakers

Nov. 17, 2020 4:11 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company has trimmed its huge stake in Apple and added new investments in several drugmakers while tweaking several other holdings in its stock portfolio. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. filed an update on its stock portfolio with the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday....

FILE - In this Friday, July 17, 2020 file photo, the Mutual of Omaha logo is seen at the company's corporate headquarters in Omaha, Neb. The insurance company  has announced, Thursday, Nov. 12,  a new logo without the depiction of a Native American chief. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Mutual of Omaha replaces Indian chief logo with African lion

Nov. 12, 2020 12:21 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mutual of Omaha on Thursday unveiled a new corporate logo depicting an African lion, replacing the Indian chief head that had been the symbol of the insurance and financial services company for 70 years. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company announced in July its plans for a change as...

Profit jumps 82% at Buffett's firm but virus hurts business

Nov. 7, 2020 12:01 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's conglomerate reported an 82% jump in its third-quarter profit as the value of its investment portfolio soared, but Berkshire Hathaway said the coronavirus pandemic continued to hurt its assorted businesses, such as BNSF railroad. Berkshire said Saturday that it earned...

FILE - In this May 7, 2020 file photo, Gov. Mike Parson, left, talks with store manager Ron Schuman, right, during a tour of the Orscheln Farm & Home store in Jefferson City, Mo. Parson was visiting the store to promote the end of a stay-at-home order he had issued because of the coronavirus pandemic. Midwest governors credit their lack of restrictions for low unemployment rates, but economists and others say other factors might be more important in the states low jobless rates. (AP Photo/David A. Lieb, File)

Midwestern states with few virus rules have low unemployment

Nov. 2, 2020 8:12 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Five of the six states with the nation’s lowest unemployment rates are in the Midwest, have Republican governors and have almost no restrictions intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The governors say their decisions not to impose harsher restrictions are paying off with...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with Mildred Madison, 94, right, on a

The Latest: Winfrey boosts Biden at get-out-the-vote event

Oct. 28, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Joe Biden is getting a boost from Oprah Winfrey in the final days of the presidential campaign. The Democratic nominee made a surprise appearance Wednesday on a virtual get-out-the-vote event hosted by Winfrey that...

Supporters cheer as President Donald Trump speaks during a rally Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Omaha, Neb. Several people were taken to hospitals after the rally for President Trump that drew thousands, many of whom were left stranded miles from their parked cars in freezing weather. (Anna Reed/The World-Herald via AP)

Police: 7 taken to hospitals after Trump Omaha airport rally

Oct. 28, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — At least seven people were taken to hospitals after an Omaha airport rally for President Donald Trump that drew thousands, many of whom were left stranded miles from their parked cars in freezing weather. Omaha police said in a written statement that first responders dealt with 30 people...

Biden vows to unify and save country; Trump hits Midwest

Oct. 27, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

WARM SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Joe Biden traveled Tuesday to the hot springs town where Franklin Delano Roosevelt coped with polio to declare the U.S. is not too politically diseased to overcome its health and economic crises, pledging to be the unifying force who can "restore our soul and save this...