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Nebraska senator sole finalist for U. of Florida president
Nebraska senator sole finalist for U. of Florida president

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse is the sole finalist to become president of the University of Florida, the school says, and the Republican senator has indicated he will take the job.

Missouri man convicted in brothers' deaths admits to fraud

Missouri man convicted in brothers' deaths admits to fraud

A Missouri man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a cattle fraud scheme that he tried to cover up by killing two Wisconsin brothers.

Fourth union approves deal with railroads to get 24% raises

Fourth union approves deal with railroads to get 24% raises

Another union has approved the deal it made with the major freight railroads last month that helped prevent a strike to secure 24% raises and $5,000 in bonuses for the workers it represents.

15-year girl, boyfriend arrested in father's stabbing death

15-year girl, boyfriend arrested in father's stabbing death

Police in Nebraska's capital city of Lincoln have arrested a 15-year-old girl and her 16-year-old boyfriend in the stabbing death of the girl's father.

Authorities ID 6 killed in southeastern Nebraska crash

Authorities ID 6 killed in southeastern Nebraska crash

Police in Nebraska have identified the six young people killed in a car crash that was first reported by the cellphone of one of the passengers killed.

Nebraska Sandhills wildfire razes camp, prompts evacuation

Nebraska Sandhills wildfire razes camp, prompts evacuation

A wildfire raging in drought-stricken west-central Nebraska has destroyed much of a youth campsite and led officials to evacuate a nearby village.

Six people die after car hits tree in eastern Nebraska

Six people die after car hits tree in eastern Nebraska

Six people died after a car struck a tree in Lincoln early Sunday.

California train slammed into empty railcars but unclear why

California train slammed into empty railcars but unclear why

Federal investigators said the collision that killed two Union Pacific employees earlier this month in Southern California happened when the train slammed into 92 empty railcars that had been stored on a side track for nine months.

Police say 13-year-old shot to death near Omaha park

Police say 13-year-old shot to death near Omaha park

Police in Omaha are searching for a suspect or suspects in the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy near a city park.

GOP states sue Biden administration over student loan plan

GOP states sue Biden administration over student loan plan

Six Republican-led states are suing the Biden administration to try and halt its plan to forgive student loan debt for millions of Americans.

Rail unions emphasize positives of their tentative deals

Rail unions emphasize positives of their tentative deals

The two biggest U.S. railroad unions are fighting rumors that they might impose a contract on their members even if they reject the deals that prevented a nationwide strike that could have devastated the economy.

School bus, semi collision in Nebraska injures 11 children

School bus, semi collision in Nebraska injures 11 children

Officials say 11 children and two adult drivers were injured when a semitrailer collided with a school bus in southwestern Nebraska.

Rail union that rejected deal signs new tentative agreement

Rail union that rejected deal signs new tentative agreement

A union that rejected its deal with the nation’s freight railroads earlier this month now has a new tentative agreement.

Nebraska man who threatened wildlife officer gets prison

Nebraska man who threatened wildlife officer gets prison

An eastern Nebraska man who pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a U.S. wildlife officer and brandishing a gun during a violent crime has been sentenced to nearly 10 years in federal prison.