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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A public service message to reduce possible confusion about Nebraska's death penalty ballot measure is set to air on radio stations throughout the state.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two Omaha health systems plan to create a network for pediatric clinical trials.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With little more than two weeks until the election, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is pouring big money into this year's legislative races on top of his contributions to the campaign seeking to preserve the death penalty.

NEW YORK (AP) — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is buying Scottrade in a $4 billion cash-and-stock deal that would tie up two major players in the day trading industry during an era when an increasingly large number of investors are choosing index funds over stock picking.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state agency that serves people with developmental disabilities says it has taken new steps to prevent the kind of billing errors that could force Nebraska to repay millions of dollars to the federal government.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The defense has begun its case in the trial of a former doctor accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific railroad is scheduled to release its third-quarter earnings report Thursday morning.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state agency that serves people with developmental disabilities says it has taken new steps to prevent the kind of billing errors that could force Nebraska to repay millions of dollars to the federal government.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's top elections official says voter registration totals have exceeded his expectations.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 46-year-old Kearney man has been sentenced for selling misbranded drugs online.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is set to consider a master plan for Lakes McConaughy and Ogallala at its meeting in Ponca State Park.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Death penalty opponents who have worked in Nebraska law enforcement are urging voters to retain the Legislature's repeal of capital punishment.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Democratic Committee is hosting two events in Omaha to rally support for its candidates in the final weeks before the Nov. 8 general election.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The percentage of Nebraska students deemed proficient in a statewide writing test dipped from 72 percent to 70 percent in the last year the state administered the much-maligned exam.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Voter disgust with the presidential election could give a boost to Nebraska's Libertarian Party.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A New York snack business is using Nebraska corn to create munchies from ingredients that haven't been genetically modified.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An ex-exotic dancer says one of her former customers now on trial for the deaths of four people tied to an Omaha medical school told her he had killed "an old woman and a young boy."

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has given another $100,000 to a ballot campaign seeking to reinstate the death penalty after lawmakers abolished the punishment over his veto last year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials are exploring how to use technology to provide mental health and substance abuse treatment for rural patients who must otherwise travel for hours to access behavioral health care.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska Republican Party official says the GOP is working to reschedule a campaign rally and political fundraiser with vice presidential candidate Mike Pence after both events were canceled.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska political campaigns are trying to lock in as many early votes as possible in the weeks before next month's election as county officials prepare to launch early in-person voting on Monday.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Iowa firm has won a $1.9 million contract to complete work on a section of the Missouri River in southeast Nebraska.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Uncertainty about Cabela's future has already slowed the housing market in the outdoor retailer's hometown of Sidney, and that is likely to intensify now that the company agreed to be bought by rival Bass Pro.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposed $369 million bond issue for Southeast Community College is drawing opposition from some Nebraska agricultural groups, business leaders and elected officials.

VALENTINE, Neb (AP) — Just more than two weeks into fall, those in western and northern Nebraska are already seeing snow.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts and state business officials are traveling the state for a series of events to celebrate manufacturing in Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A California industrial technology company says it will make Lincoln its manufacturing headquarters.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bail has been set at $500,000 for an Omaha teenager accused of throwing her newborn out of a second-floor apartment window.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Developers plan to transform nearly 500 acres of west Omaha from primarily farmland to a mix of retail and housing with space for a lake and miles of trails.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha school Superintendent Mark Evans plans to retire at the end of year after only four years on the job.

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