LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's death penalty will stay on the books until voters decide next year whether to keep it.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska students from all races are showing improvement on statewide math and reading tests, as are those from low-income families.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are creating a rough list of suggestions to lower property taxes while paying for schools, but senators still disagree over how to pay for them.

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a married couple were killed in the fiery collision between their sport utility vehicle and a semitrailer hauling a combine just west of Fremont.

A Small Business Administration grant will continue a project supporting Native American entrepreneurs at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A third consecutive overall index drop in a monthly rural bankers survey suggests an economic slowdown is ahead for rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states.

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Dodge County Sheriff's officials are investigating a fiery crash on U.S. Highway 30 in eastern Nebraska that killed at least one person.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Department of Roads has created a new state task force that will look at transportation issues and how they can benefit the state economy.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The FBI says two underage victims have been rescued and three pimps arrested in the Omaha area as part of a nationwide crackdown on human trafficking.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group that wants to legalize casino gambling at Nebraska race tracks is ready to start gathering signatures to place the issue on the 2016 ballot.