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Nebraska state lawmaker files to run for congressional seat

Jan. 20, 2022 09:59 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Tony Vargas, of Omaha, has officially jumped into the race for the state's 2nd Congressional District. Vargas, a Democrat, filed papers Wednesday to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Don Bacon, a Republican. Bacon first won the seat in 2016 and...

Mother of 3 children found dead in home charged with murder

Jan. 13, 2022 17:46 PM EST

LE GRAND, Calif. (AP) — The mother of three children found dead inside a central California home has been charged with murder, officials said Thursday. Deputies doing a welfare check found the children, ages 8, 5 and 3, Wednesday in a Merced County apartment. They also found their...

Nebraska lawmakers begin session with abortion, gun bills

Jan. 05, 2022 15:03 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers kicked off a new session Wednesday with contentious abortion and gun-rights measures and an expected focus on how to spend more than $1 billion in pandemic relief aid that has left the state flush with money. The 60-day short session will...

Anti-COVID mandate Nevada lawmaker to run for Congress

Jan. 04, 2022 17:40 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A state lawmaker who marched in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021, and was later censured for refusing to wear a mask in the Statehouse is running for Congress in Nevada. Annie Black, a Republican Assemblywoman from Mesquite, announced on Tuesday that she...

US arrests, charges suspect in Haitian president slaying

Jan. 04, 2022 15:58 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. government announced Tuesday that it charged one of the main suspects in the killing of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse as it unsealed a complaint that revealed federal authorities had interviewed him several months ago while he was hiding in Jamaica. Mario...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jan. 03, 2022 10:01 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Jan. 2, 2022. Editorial: Oh, 2022, what terrors and joys do you bring? As we pack away 2021 in the same Pandora’s box where we tried to stash 2020, The World-Herald editorial board decided to peer cautiously forward. What hope and indignities...

PepsiCo Foundation to expand U.S. food aid program globally

Dec. 20, 2021 15:58 PM EST

At the start of the pandemic, the need for the food that Jaron Barganier’s nonprofit provides to children throughout Texas exploded. Not only did many children lose the free breakfasts and lunches they had normally received at their schools, which were closed because of the...

Father's Nazi past haunts Chilean presidential frontrunner

Dec. 08, 2021 12:18 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German-born father of Chilean presidential frontrunner José Antonio Kast was a member of Adolf Hitler's Nazi party, according to a recently unearthed document obtained by The Associated Press, revelations that appear at odds with the far-right candidate's own statements about...

Police ID teen fatally shot at Kansas City, Kansas, party

Dec. 07, 2021 09:10 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police have identified a person killed in a shooting at a party in Kansas City, Kansas, last week as a 16-year-old high school student. Hugo Hernandez-Vasquez died at a hospital following the late Friday night shooting in the city’s Shawnee Heights...

Census Bureau works to improve confidence in 2020 headcount

Dec. 03, 2021 10:17 AM EST

The Census Bureau is looking to improve trust in the numbers it gathered during the 2020 census by fixing problems caused by the unprecedented challenges of conducting a U.S. head count during a pandemic, natural disasters and efforts by the Trump administration to politicize the process. ...