Nebraska

News from the state of Nebraska

Nebraska says small number of vaccinated people got COVID-19

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OMAHA, Neb. — State health officials say a small number of Nebraskans who have been vaccinated for the coronavirus later developed COVID-19. ...

Parents excited over prospect of virus shots for children

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MISSION, Kan. — After more than a year of fretting over her 13-year son with a rare liver disease, Heather Ousley broke into tears...

Chance to shoot bison at Grand Canyon draws 45k applicants

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — More than 45,000 people are vying for one of a dozen spots to help thin a herd of bison at Grand...

Man arrested in 1983 death of Nebraska student from Iran

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OMAHA, Neb. — Authorities have arrested a sex offender in the death of an Iranian exchange student who was attending the University of Nebraska...

Report: Abel to succeed Buffett as Berkshire Hathaway CEO

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OMAHA, Neb. — Vice Chairman Greg Abel will succeed billionaire Warren Buffett as Berkshire Hathaway CEO, according to a report. ...

Warren Buffett’s firm reports $12B profit before its meeting

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OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett's company reported a nearly $12 billion profit in the first quarter a year after a major loss when the...

Oil pipeline disputes raise tensions between U.S. and Canada

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Months after President Joe Biden snubbed Canadian officials by canceling Keystone XL, an impending showdown over a second crude oil...

114-year-old Nebraska woman becomes oldest living American

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OMAHA, Neb. — A 114-year-old Nebraska woman who has taken the title of America's oldest living person says what she wants most is to...

Outdoor mask guidance echoes what many Americans already do

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In the small Nebraska town of Oxford, the school district dropped its mask mandate last month in what was a fairly straight-forward decision: Cases...

Union Pacific profit down 9% but economy will grow in 2021

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OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific's first-quarter profit declined 9% as the railroad delivered less freight and its revenue fell, but it said the economy...