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Man shot by Scottsbluff officer is in hospital

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A 29-year-old man remained in a Scottsbluff hospital Wednesday after being shot by a police officer during a standoff, the Nebraska State Patrol said. Matthew Schwab was listed in stable condition at Regional West Medical...

 

Sainthood in the Roman Catholic church

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The faithful pray for the saints' intercession when particularly desperate. Cities around the world are christened after them. Even non-believers admire those with the "patience of a saint." The notion of sainthood varies for...

 
 By Mark Watson    Elsewhere    May 28, 2013

No-Till Notes: 'What a difference'

The weather in our region is always full of surprises and this spring has certainly been a dramatic turnaround from the drought conditions we were experiencing. These extremes in temperature and moisture from year to year really present a challenge...

 
 By Larry Nelson    Elsewhere    May 25, 2013

Veterans history project: U.S. Navy Veteran Aldon Eckland

Aldon D. Eckland Petty Officer 2nd Class US Navy 1952-1956 In the summer of 1952, the Korean War was in progress. Many young men and women in the Midwest were joining the various branches of the service. Aldon Eckland--Al--fancied the U.S. Navy. He a...

 

Afghan president says US wants to keep 9 bases

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. wants to keep nine bases in Afghanistan after U.S. combat troops withdraw in 2014 which is fine as long as America makes “security and economic guarantees” in exchange, President Hamid Karzai said Thursday in...

 

Lawyer for Jodi Arias makes closing arguments

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for Jodi Arias began his closing argument Friday by imploring jurors to take an impartial view of the case and his client — even if they don’t like her. Arias smiled...

 

Warren Buffett says women key to nation's prosperity

OMAHA (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett is optimistic about America’s economic future because the nation has begun to unleash the potential of women. Buffett’s views on the role of women appeared online Thursday in an editorial he wrote for For...

 

Obama backs Planned Parenthood in political fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama vowed Friday to join Planned Parenthood in fighting against what he said are efforts by states to turn women’s health back to the 1950s, before the Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide, and singled...

 

Boston suspect is moved; FBI searches landfill

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhohkar Tsarnaev was moved from a hospital to a federal prison medical center, while FBI agents searched for evidence Friday in a landfill near the college he was attending. U.S. officials, meanwhile,...

 

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Death toll in Bangladesh collapse passes 300 SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — With time running out to save workers still trapped in a collapsed garment factory building, rescuers dug through mangled metal and concrete Friday and found more survivors —...

 

Police: Boston suspects planned to attack New York

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Marathon bombing suspects had planned to blow up their remaining explosives in New York’s Times Square, officials said Thursday. New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told interrogators...

 

Israeli military shoots down drone

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel shot down a drone Thursday as it approached the country’s northern coast, the military said. Suspicion immediately fell on the Hezbollah militant group in Lebanon which denied it sent the craft. Hezbollah’s Al Manar TV...

 

Autism Awareness should be every month

April is Autism Awareness Month. But Autism is something that parents of children who have been diagnosed as autistic deal with each month of the year. The prevalence of children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has risen drastically...

 

More rain expected for swollen Midwest rivers

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Communities in Illinois and Missouri fought Tuesday to hold back surging rivers swollen by days of drenching rain, even as an approaching storm system threatened new downpours. Floodwaters were rising to record levels along...

 

Officials: Boston bomb suspect read jihadist sites

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an ardent reader of jihadist websites and extremist propaganda, U.S. officials said Tuesday, adding another piece to the body of evidence they say suggests the two brothers were...

 

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Pa. inmates making own beds – building, that is NESQUEHONING, Pa. (AP) — Inmates at a northeastern Pennsylvania prison are going to make their own beds. But it’s probably not what you think. Carbon County Correctional Facility’s warden,...

 

FAA approves resumption of Boeing 787 flights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials intend to lift the order grounding the beleaguered 787 Dreamliner after accepting Boeing’s revamped battery system even though the root cause of battery failures that led to a fire on one plane and smoke on...

 

Russian becomes oldest spacewalker at 59

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A 59-year-old Russian cosmonaut became the world’s oldest spacewalker Friday, joining a much younger cosmonaut’s son for maintenance work outside the International Space Station. Pavel Vinogradov, a cosmonaut for two...

 

High court upholds dismissal of book lawsuit

OMAHA (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of an Omaha woman’s invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against a Massachusetts bookseller. Helen Abdouch had claimed that Ken Lopez and his online book store improperly used her name and...

 

Legislature requires STD information with prescriptions if bill passes

LINCOLN – Nebraska lawmakers adopted an amendment to a bill Tuesday that would require physicians to give written information about an STD when providing treatment to a patient with such infections. The written information, detailing chlamydia and...

 

Both sides hunt support in background check fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican opposition is growing to a bipartisan Senate plan for expanding background checks for firearms buyers, enough to put the proposal’s fate in jeopardy. But the measure may change as both sides compete for support in...

 

Marathon bombing victim, 8, recalled as spirited

BOSTON (AP) — Neighbors and friends remembered 8-year-old Boston bombing victim Martin Richard on Tuesday as a vivacious boy who loved to run, climb, and play sports like soccer, basketball and baseball. Family friend Jack Cunningham spoke of how...

 

Colo. teen pleads not guilty in girl's slaying

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado teen pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and kidnapping in the kidnap-slaying and dismemberment of a 10-year-old girl that panicked Denver-area residents last fall — despite police testimony that the suspect confes...

 

Driver in Texas bus wreck also drove in '98 crash

DALLAS (AP) — The driver of the bus that swerved off a North Texas highway, leaving two passengers dead and dozens injured, was at the wheel in another fatal accident 15 years ago, records show. The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed...

 

Upper-income seniors' Medicare hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s plan to raise Medicare premiums for upper-income seniors would create five new income brackets to squeeze more revenue for the government from the top tiers of retirees, the administration revealed Frida...

 

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