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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 - 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...

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...

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 Democrats endorse replacement for Senate nominee

Jul. 20, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Democrats endorsed a new U.S. Senate candidate in hopes of pressuring 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 Sunday to back Alisha Shelton, an Omaha mental...

The Mutual of Omaha logo is seen at the company's corporate headquarters in Omaha, Neb., Friday, July 17, 2020. Insurance company Mutual of Omaha has announced it will replace its longtime corporate logo, which features a depiction of a Native American chief. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Mutual of Omaha insurance firm removing longtime Indian logo

Jul. 17, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mutual of Omaha plans to replace its longtime corporate logo, which for 70 years has featured a depiction of a Native American chief, the insurance company announced Friday. The move comes as corporations and sports teams around the country face increasing pressure to dump nicknames and...

Man sentenced in death of Nebraska college student

Jul. 15, 2020 8:36 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man was sentenced Wednesday to 71 years to life in prison in the death of a Nebraska college student whose body has never been found. Loved ones of Tyler Thomas hugged and cried after 38-year-old Joshua Keadle was sentenced for second-degree murder in the killing after a jury had...

Ex-USOC spokesman Mike Moran dead at 78 after short illness

Jul. 7, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) — Former US Olympic Committee spokesman Mike Moran died Tuesday after a short illness at age 78, according to the University of Colorado. Moran served as the Buffaloes’ sports information director for 11 years before his stint as chief communications officer and...

In this Nov. 4, 2016, photo, Nebraska Democratic Party chairwoman Jane Kleeb is about to introduce Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in Omaha, Neb. Kleeb published a book in 2020 about how her party could return from relative irrelevance in rural America and once again win elections, but the last few months have shown just how difficult that task can be. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Democrats fight for relevance in red-state Nebraska

Jun. 26, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It's never been easy to be a Democrat in Nebraska, but somehow it keeps getting even harder. The 29% of Nebraska voters registered as Democrats is the smallest in at least 50 years, and that’s only one indication of the party’s problems. Just in the last week, the party...

Omaha man gets prison for more than $800K in Medicare fraud

Jun. 24, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison and ordered to pay more than $809,000 in restitution for Medicare fraud he conducted in 16 states. Nereus Sutko, 38, visited assisted-living facilities, retirement centers and low-income housing complexes in Nebraska, Iowa,...