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Ole Miss donor's name being removed after racist comment | | October 18, 2018
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A donor's name is being removed from the University of Mississippi journalism school nearly a month after his Facebook post drew backlash for being racist.
Husker Practice Report: Mick Stoltenberg close to return from injury; Scott Frost talks Minnesota | | October 18, 2018
Nebraska nose tackle Mick Stoltenberg is ready to give it one more go. Stoltenberg, who has missed the last three games with chronic knee pain, wore a jersey and helmet at practice Thursday.
Startup plans to launch small satellites from Virginia coast | | October 18, 2018
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A California-based startup has announced big plans to go small as it reaches into space, rocketing satellites the size of loaves of bread into orbit from Virginia.
Job growth is found to be no cure for a community's poverty | | October 18, 2018
BALTIMORE (AP) — A healthy dose of job growth has long been seen as a likely cure for poverty. But new research suggests that poor Americans are frequently left behind even when their cities or communities benefit from hiring booms.
How Julia Louis-Dreyfus quietly became the most successful sitcom star ever | | October 18, 2018
In 1989, Jerry Seinfeld, a nasally stand-up who could turn mundane observations into nightclub gold, and Larry David, a cantankerous comedy writer coming off a failed stint at "Saturday Night Live," developed an idea for a TV show.
The Latest: EU says it will be rigorous with Italy on budget | | October 18, 2018
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Italy's plans to ramp up public spending (all times local):
False 'malnourished' report prompts Albania zoo closure | | October 18, 2018
MBROSTAR, Albania (AP) — A false report about malnourished lions and zebras at a private zoo in Albania has prompted Albanian authorities to order the zoo's temporary closure.
The Latest: Rights groups seek UN probe into missing writer | | October 18, 2018
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local):
Kip Keino hands himself over to police in corruption case | | October 18, 2018
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Running great Kip Keino handed himself over to police in Kenya on Thursday and is under arrest, set to face charges of corruption and abuse of office that threaten the reputation of one of track and…
Congressional Crossfire Videos | The Reader
The Reader | October 18, 2018
Former Republican Congressman (Lee Terry) interviews the Democratic challenger (Kara Eastman) and the former Democratic Congressman (Brad Ashford) interviews the Republican incumbent (Don Bacon).
Pizza, Kolaches, Tacos, and More! | The Reader
The Reader | October 18, 2018
This weekend The Notre Dame Sisters will set up a stand across from the Florence Mill to sell their famous Kolaches. On October 6th from 10am to 4pm, and on October 7th from 10 am to 3pm, you can support the sisters’ efforts to raise funds for the Safe Homes Ministry by purchasing the pastries at...
Soccer Mommy Oct. 7 at Reverb Lounge | The Reader
The Reader | October 18, 2018
Sophie Allison's songs are intimate -- sometimes to the point where it makes you uncomfortable. Her music looks at love and relationships through the prism of youth in a way you're only capable of doing for a few short years. I ask the 21-year-old Nashville singer/songwriter behind Soccer Mommy if s...
Real. Fair. Accurate. For now… | The Reader
The Reader | October 18, 2018
Faced with declining readership and a shift to out-of-state management, could a new union at The Omaha World-Herald turn things around? | October 18, 2018
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former University of Vermont president may have his name removed from the library due to his support of research into selection reproduction of humans that led to sterilizations as well as a misappropriation of university… | October 18, 2018
MONTREAL, Oct. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL; TSX and NYSE) will report its 2018 third quarter results on Thursday, November 1, 2018. A press release will be issued before markets open and a conference call is… | October 18, 2018
GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. humanitarian aid official said Thursday that Syria's government has withdrawn a controversial law that allowed fauthorities to seize property left behind by civilians who fled the country's civil war, calling it a good sign that… | October 18, 2018
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine college student says a Dunkin' Donuts worker refused her family service for speaking Somali and called the police. | October 18, 2018
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's no longer nice, at least in its next tourism campaign. The new sales pitch has a decidedly self-deprecating bent: "Nebraska. Honestly, it's not for everyone." | October 18, 2018
ELX-02 shows significant increases in CFTR function in Cystic Fibrosis patient-derived organoids bearing nonsense mutations in the CFTR gene | October 18, 2018
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Sudan's armed opposition abducted women and girls as young as 12 and lined them up so commanders could choose "wives," and those not selected were left to be raped repeatedly by other fighters, a new U.N.…
Original Big Bird, Caroll Spinney, retiring from 'Sesame Street' after nearly 50 years | | October 17, 2018
He tells the New York Times that Thursday will be his last day on the program, which he joined from the start in 1969. In addition to Big Bird, the 84-year-old was also Oscar the Grouch.
Pompeo meets with Turkish leaders on missing Saudi writer | | October 17, 2018
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A pro-government Turkish newspaper on Wednesday published a gruesome recounting of the alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, just as America's top diplomat arrived in the country for talks…
Russian and Egyptian presidents sign partnership treaty | | October 17, 2018
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi signed a strategic cooperation treaty Wednesday that is intended to bolster trade and other ties between the two nations.
Two teens wounded in shooting at 66th Street and Fowler Avenue | | October 17, 2018
Investigators think the teens were passengers in a vehicle when someone in a white Pontiac shot at them.
Federal prosecutor takes over Cologne hostage case | | October 17, 2018
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's federal prosecutor's office has taken over the investigation into a bloody hostage taking in the western city of Cologne amid concerns that it was connected to Islamic extremism.
Markets Right Now: Stocks open lower on Wall Street | | October 17, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):
Life is rough at hurricane-ravaged motel of last resort | | October 17, 2018
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Simply getting through the day is a struggle at the American Quality Lodge, a low-rent motel where dozens of people are living in squalor amid destruction left by Hurricane Michael.
Puppeteer who played Big Bird on 'Sesame Street' retiring | | October 17, 2018
WOODSTOCK, Conn. (AP) — The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on "Sesame Street" is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.
US housing starts sank 5.3 percent in September | | October 17, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction fell 5.3 percent in September, a sign that recent hurricanes and rising mortgage rates may be weighing on the market.
Tornadoes are spinning up farther East, study shows. Scientists aren't quite sure why. | | October 17, 2018
The shift could be deadly because the area with increasing tornado activity is bigger and home to more people.
Interview: Julian Lage | The Reader
The Reader | October 17, 2018
Labeling someone as prodigious often leads to disappointment. Whether in music, sports, or acting, it burdens the person with lofty expectations that they could fail to reach for any number of reasons, ranging from something as serious as injury to benign as a loss of interest. Often times, the thin...
Twinkle in Joe's Eye | The Reader
The Reader | October 17, 2018
Artist Joe Pankowski likes to breathe life into the figures he creates. Whether as a contour formed with a ballpoint pen, the object built from a 3D printer, or the animated being that lives in video, his work takes on a life that’s gradually and anthropomorphically birthed from dreams and thought...
Beastie Boy | The Reader
The Reader | October 17, 2018
Artist Joe Broghammer has made frequent appearances in the former Moving Gallery in the past decade. Broghammer’s most recent occurred last March in the Garden of the Zodiac venue with a variation on his theme of animal rather than people portraiture. | October 17, 2018
Plan for $170-Million Series of Diversified Commercial Real Estate Investment Products Unveiled Today. More choices: Invest directly in CrowdStreet's individual properties or diversify broadly with a Blended Portfolio investment. | October 17, 2018
Auto industry observers say Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen would be an ideal marriage as the two carmakers engage in serious discussions about a potential partnership with unlimited potential. | October 17, 2018
An experience of life-threatening horrors surely scars the person who survives it. It also may have a corrosive effect on the longevity and health of that person’s children and, in some cases, on the well-being of generations beyond. | October 17, 2018
Consumer groups scorched nearly every fast-food burger chain in the country for continuing to buy beef raised using antibiotics in ways that make them less effective on humans. | October 17, 2018
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police arrive at residence of Saudi consul to conduct search over disappearance, alleged slaying of Saudi writer. | October 17, 2018
New York, NY, Oct. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Tech Industries Group, Inc. (OTCPK:GTII), (“GTII”), a Nevada corporation, announced today that it has made an equity investment in Demand Brands, Inc., currently trading as Innovativ Media Group, Inc. (OTCPK:INMG)… | October 17, 2018
A Lincoln woman charged with first-degree sexual assault of a 14-year-old boy told a Cass County sheriff's deputy that the two shared a marijuana joint before going into the bedroom of a Plattsmouth home. | October 17, 2018
AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — A New York high school cross-country athlete is being praised for stopping to help a vision-impaired runner who had fallen as they neared the finish line. | October 17, 2018
VANCOUVER, B.C., Oct. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunniva Inc. (“Sunniva” or the “Company“) (CSE:SNN) (OTCQX:SNNVF), a North American provider of cannabis products and services, is pleased to announce that the Company has signed a non-arms length binding letter of…
'Stations of Blue' | The Reader
The Reader | October 16, 2018
What do you get when you combine two architects-turned-artists, both of whom gave up the cubicle and T-square (Dad, what’s a T-square?) for the paintbrush and brayer? Find out this October 11th when Gallery 72 presents Stations of Blue: Tom Prinz and Michael Nesbit.
The Latest: France's top diplomat warns of 'consequences' | | October 16, 2018
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local):
China party expels general who killed self, indicts another | | October 16, 2018
BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party has expelled a former top general who killed himself during a corruption probe and indicted another on graft charges amid President Xi Jinping's continuing crackdown on military malfeasance.
Global stocks rise amid strong earnings reports | | October 16, 2018
SINGAPORE (AP) — World stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday after strong earnings reports in the United States.
Florida families still seek people missing in the hurricane | | October 16, 2018
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times.
Macron seeks fresh start with French government reshuffle | | October 16, 2018
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government sought to give itself a fresh start after a difficult summer with a limited reshuffle on Tuesday that included a new interior minister.
Payments companies hit deadline for keeping data in India | | October 16, 2018
SRINIGAR, India (AP) — Global credit card and payments companies like American Express, Visa and MasterCard are facing a challenge in meeting a requirement to store transaction data for all Indian customers within the country.
Morgan Stanley 3Q profit rises to $2.11 bln, tops estimates | | October 16, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley says third-quarter profit rose to $2.11 billion from $1.78 billion a year ago.