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  • California Nov 20, 2019

    San Diego State University Swimmer Qualifies for US Olympic Time Trials

    For a swimming standout from San Diego State University, NOW is her time. After an impressive performance in the pool at a high-stakes competition this week, the athlete has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Time Trials.

  • New York Sep 13, 2019

    Slain DNC Staffer’s Family Can Sue Fox News, Appeals Court Rules

    A lawsuit alleging Fox News exploited the killing of a Democratic National Committee employee was revived by an appeals court Friday after a lower court tossed it out. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Joel and Mary Rich, of Omaha, Nebraska, had sufficiently alleged they were subjected to emotional distress after their son, 27-year-old Seth Rich,...

  • Nebraska Sep 5, 2019

    Bride Told Maid of Honor She Could Wear ‘Anything’ — So She Dressed as T. Rex

    When a bride-to-be told her sister she could wear anything she wanted to the wedding, her maid of honor made an unexpected choice: a T. rex costume. Deanna Adams, 40, a legal administrative specialist in Omaha, Nebraska, said her wedding was supposed to be “low-key.” “I didn’t want to make a big deal out of anything, as long as I...

  • San Diego Jul 13, 2019

    Alleged Migrant Assault and Smuggling Case

    An arrest in San Diego reveals the violent, abusive underside of immigration smuggling. NBC 7’s Rory Devine has more.

  • The Associated Press May 10, 2019

    Jim Fowler, Former Host of ‘Wild Kingdom,’ Dies at 89

    Jim Fowler, a naturalist who rose to fame on the long-running television program “Wild Kingdom” and who famously bantered with Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show,” has died. He was 89. Fowler died peacefully Wednesday at his home in Norwalk, Connecticut, surrounded by family, said Jennifer Whitney, a spokeswoman for Mutual of Omaha, which sponsored the show.

  • CEO May 4, 2019

    Berkshire Hathaway Investors Worry About Life After Buffett

    Tens of thousands of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders return to Omaha every year to learn from Warren Buffett and celebrate the company he built through acquisitions and investments. But with the 88-year-old Buffett and 95-year-old Charlie Munger leading the company, it’s hard for shareholders not to wonder how much longer the revered investors will be in place. And the fact that...

  • DONALD TRUMP Mar 22, 2019

    Midwest Floods Expose Threat to Military Posed by Climate Change

    The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military’s Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and dozens of aircraft. Days into the flooding, muddy water was still lapping at almost 80 flooded buildings at Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force Base, some inundated by up...

  • New York Jan 19, 2019

    Storm That Carpeted Midwest With Snow Barrels to New England

    A major winter storm that blanketed most of the Midwest with snow earlier in the weekend barreled toward New England Sunday, where it was expected to cause transportation havoc ranging from slick and clogged roads to hundreds of cancelled airline flights. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or advisories for part or all of at least 15 states...

  • disease Jan 13, 2019

    Possible Ebola Patient Released From Nebraska Hospital

    An American being monitored at a Nebraska medical center for possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus has been released from the hospital, having shown no signs of the disease. The Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha said in a news release that the patient left the hospital Saturday morning after completing a required 21-day monitoring period. The facility announced...

  • Nebraska Dec 29, 2018

    American Possibly Exposed to Ebola Monitored at Nebraska Hospital

    An American who was providing medical assistance in Congo may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus and is being monitored at a Nebraska medical center. The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha confirmed Saturday that it was housing the person in a secure area that is not accessible to other patients or the public. Spokesman Taylor Wilson...

  • Florida Dec 7, 2018

    Nebraska Principal on Leave After Banning Candy Canes

    A Nebraska elementary school principal has been placed on leave after a conservative Christian group threatened legal action over her ban on Christmas and holiday symbols in her school. Elkhorn Public Schools quickly reversed Manchester Elementary principal Jennifer Sinclair’s ban on imagery including Santa, Christmas trees and even candy canes after Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit that promotes and defends what...

  • Instagram Dec 3, 2018

    ’Modern Family’ Star Sarah Hyland’s 14-Year-Old Cousin Dies in Drunk Driving Accident

    Sarah Hyland revealed on her Instagram stories that her 14-year-old cousin Trevor Canaday died in a drunk driving accident on Saturday.

  • United States Oct 29, 2018

    US Election Integrity Depends on Security-Challenged Firms

    It was the kind of security lapse that gives election officials nightmares. In 2017, a private contractor left data on Chicago’s 1.8 million registered voters — including addresses, birth dates and partial Social Security numbers — publicly exposed for months on an Amazon cloud server. Later at a tense hearing , Chicago’s Board of Elections dressed down the top three...

  • Mayor Jul 26, 2018

    Cat Elected Mayor of Michigan Town

    Sweet Tart the cat is the newest mayor of Omena, Michigan. The feline candidate beat out another cat, 13 dogs, a goat, a peacock and a chicken in this year’s “paw-lit-ical” election.

  • Mayor Jul 26, 2018

    Can’t Fight Kitty Hall: Cat Elected as Ceremonial Mayor in Michigan Village

    Politics in a small northern Michigan village have gone to the cats and dogs and goats and even chickens. Omena’s newly elected mayor is a feline named Sweet Tart. Dogs Diablo Shapiro and Punkin Anderson Harder are vice mayor and second vice mayor. An election committee named Harley the goat press secretary while Penny the chicken is special assistant for...

  • Omaha Jul 3, 2018

    Honeybees Finding It Harder to Eat at Their Last US Refuge

    Bees are having a much harder time finding food in the region known as America’s last honeybee refuge, a new federal study found. The country’s hot spot for commercial beekeeping is the Northern Great Plains of the Dakotas and neighboring areas, where more 1 million colonies spend their summer feasting on pollen and nectar from nearby wildflowers and other plants....

  • United States Jun 11, 2018

    Baffert Has Winning Day, 3 Times Over, at Belmont Stakes

    Bob Baffert made himself right at home at Belmont Park again.

  • baseball May 27, 2018

    Aztecs Headed Back to the NCAA Tournament

    SDSU wins Mountain West Conference Tournament for the fifth time in six years

  • DONALD TRUMP May 15, 2018

    Primary Roundup: 2 GOP Senate Wins for Trump, Women Prevail in Several Races

    President Donald Trump backed two successful U.S. Senate nominees in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, which were among four states holding primaries Tuesday. The primaries began to settle swing state Pennsylvania’s chaotic congressional landscape after a court fight ended with redrawn districts just three months ago. Among the more unusual results of Tuesday’s primaries was the loss by Pennsylvania’s Democratic lieutenant governor,...

  • Associated Press Apr 14, 2018

    3 Dead After April Storm Blasts Central US With Snow, Ice

    A storm system stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes has buffeted the central U.S. with heavy snow, winds, rain and hail, forcing flight cancellations, creating treacherous road conditions and killing at least three people, including a sleeping 2-year-old Louisiana girl. In the Upper Midwest, the early spring storm brought snow to a region pining for sunshine and...

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