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Politics & Elections
2:01 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Sen. Pete Pirsch running for State Auditor

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state lawmaker has launched his campaign for state auditor.

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Europe
6:29 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Three U.S. Economists Win Nobel Prize

Americans Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller won the Nobel prize for economics on Monday for developing new methods to study trends in asset markets.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the three had laid the foundation of the current understanding of asset prices.

While it's hard to predict whether stock or bond prices will go up or down in the short term, it's possible to foresee movements over periods of three years or longer, the academy said.

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Crime
6:29 am
Sat October 12, 2013

Man collects half of slain wife's life insurance

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man who spent two years in prison for killing his wife in 2009 has been awarded half of her $150,000 life insurance policy.

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Crime
6:28 am
Sat October 12, 2013

Omaha man dies at hospital from gunshot wound

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has died after being shot in the head earlier in the week.

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Government
6:53 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Dubas: Building Nebraska's cash reserve a priority

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State lawmaker and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Annette Dubas says it's important for Nebraska to have an ample cash reserve to help the state pull through any future economic crisis.

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General News
3:57 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

I-80 reopened in Council Bluffs after fast repairs

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials have reopened a stretch of eastbound Interstate 80 that was closed after a roadway shoulder collapsed in Council Bluffs.

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General News
3:46 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Heineman criticizes vet service officer's letter

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman is criticizing a local veterans service officer who wants to block federal funding for a new veterans home, after the state decided to move it from Grand Island to Kearney.

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Government
6:45 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Terry faces possible tea party primary challenge

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A week ago, Rep. Lee Terry appeared to be heading into the 2014 election season unopposed.

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General News
6:18 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Group: Nearly 100 NU employees get cars, perks

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A watchdog organization says nearly 100 University of Nebraska employees get privately funded job perks like free cars and club memberships.

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Government
7:46 am
Wed October 9, 2013

University president Sasse launches US Senate bid

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Midland University President Ben Sasse (sas) has kicked off his run for U.S. Senate to replace outgoing Republican Sen. Mike Johanns and is spending the next two days touring the state.

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