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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says his administration is still pursuing lethal injection drugs for executions but will not decide how to proceed until state officials verify the signatures on a petition to keep capital punishment legal.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Kidnapping and sexual assault charges have been filed against a Lincoln man accused of abducting a sleeping 8-year-old girl from her home.

The state of Nebraska exported $7.9 billion in goods last year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An August survey suggests there will be little or no economic growth over the next three months in a nine-state region of the Midwest and Plains.

LOUISVILLE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 76-year-old man has been rescued from a grain bin in eastern Nebraska after being trapped in corn up to his chest.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says people living and working in rural Iowa will benefit from plans to expand broadband Internet service.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal appeals court says six people wrongly convicted in a 1985 slaying in southeast Nebraska should get a new trial in their lawsuit against the officials who prosecuted them.

House and Senate lawmakers will try to work out differences in transportation bills when they return to session next week.

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A 36-year-old employee at the Beatrice State Developmental Center has been accused of abusing one of the patients.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For Centerville, becoming part of a program that helps enhance historic downtowns could mean spruced up buildings, efforts to attract businesses — and maybe even a chance to convince a few people to move in.

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