LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are preparing for a tight budget in next year's session, with a projected $110 million revenue shortfall that could force them to cut services or tap the state's rainy-day fund.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has joined 26 other Republican governors in a letter to President Barack Obama expressing concerns about federal screening of Syrian refugees who want to enter the United States.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials say more than 12,000 Medicaid service providers have signed necessary paperwork to offer care under the state's proposed privatization plan.

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Attorney General's Office and the Johnson County Attorney say charges have been filed against five inmates in connection with a May riot at the prison in Tecumseh that left two inmates dead.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Supreme Court Justice Michael McCormack is set to retire after 18 years of service.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's courts and office of probation administration say a report that is critical of what was called a lack of progress on juvenile justice reform is inaccurate.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline has withdrawn its application for route approval through Nebraska, but a spokesman says the Canadian company reserves the right to reapply.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Army National Guard is planning to offer new training and job opportunities to many of its soldiers as it launches the biggest overhaul of its services in 20 years.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has joined a federal lawsuit that challenges new federal rules on the oversight of smaller waterways, tributaries and wetlands.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lancaster County commissioners have approved more stringent regulations for wind turbines in the county.