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Eye on the Horizon | The Reader
The Reader | August 15, 2018
Artists Jennifer Homan and Hal Holoun combine to bring their inspired landscapes to Gallery 1516 current exhibit Nebraska Landscapes and the Big Sky.
UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, seek motive | | August 14, 2018
LONDON (AP) — Police flooded central London streets and cordoned off the city's government district Tuesday, after a speeding car plowed into cyclists and crashed outside Parliament in what authorities were treating as an act of terrorism.
Cars plunge as Italian highway bridge collapses; 20 killed | | August 14, 2018
MILAN (AP) — A highway bridge collapsed Tuesday in the Italian city of Genoa during a violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) into a heap of rubble. Authorities said at least 20 people were killed, although…
Official: Venezuelan general arrested in assassination plot | | August 14, 2018
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The investigation into an assassination attempt on Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro using drones has widened to include the arrest of two high-ranking military officers, the nation's to prosecutors said Tuesday.
Russia to help restore UN patrols near Syria-Israel frontier | | August 14, 2018
TAL KROUM, Syria (AP) — The Russian military said Tuesday that its forces in Syria will help U.N. peacekeepers fully restore patrols along the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, reflecting Moscow's deepening role in mediating between the decades-old foes.
Police look into video of man spanking hippo at LA Zoo | | August 14, 2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police are investigating after a video shows a man spanking a hippopotamus at the Los Angeles Zoo.
Smaller companies lead US stocks higher as Turkey fears ease | | August 14, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rallying Tuesday as worries about Turkey's currency crisis eased. Retailers and smaller companies are making some of the biggest gains. Global markets have taken two days of losses as investors worried that Turkey's…
Vista Vision | The Reader
The Reader | August 14, 2018
Just as a consummate haiku is an allegorical testament to nature and a season, so also is an expert landscape painting. Seasonal analogy is usually as much a part of artwork sourced in nature as is application of color.
'Y'all Come' | The Reader
The Reader | August 14, 2018
Raconteur, entrepreneur and pop artist extraordinaire Dan Crane brings his fun self along with a posse of creative friends to the gallery space at OCI with the opening of Y’all 20, a fitting salvo to the end of summer.
A Pantry Raid, A Pop-Up, and a Fresh Italian Evening | The Reader
The Reader | August 14, 2018
The Bellevue Food Pantry has relocated and is seeking donations to stock their shelves. Come for an open house on Saturday, September 1st from 9am to noon. Bring non-perishable food items and tour the new facility at 1910 Hancock in Bellevue! The pantry also accepts donations on Wednesdays from 1pm ...
Huber Cadillac | The Reader
The Reader | August 14, 2018
Huber Cadillac is Nebraska’s only stand-alone Cadillac dealer. Located in Omaha, Huber Cadillac is devoted to honesty and customer service since 1985.
'A Grounded Light' | The Reader
The Reader | August 14, 2018
As the hazy rays of the summer solstice bend toward the crisp sunbeams of autumn, Modern Arts Midtown presents an exhibition of luminous abstraction. A Grounded Light: New Paintings from James Bockelmanopens at this venue on the evening of Friday, August 3. | August 14, 2018
ATLANTA, Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A long-time supporter of education, the Ford Motor Company Fund is launching a first-of-its-kind program at Spelman College to improve graduation rates among first-generation students – one of the fastest-growing populations of college attendees… | August 14, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsey Enterprises and its group of shoe drive fundraising brands, under The Funds2Orgs Group, have the pleasure of announcing several senior executive changes within the two companies, which will continue to increase their… | August 14, 2018
AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) announced today that Shaesta Waiz, the youngest woman to fly solo around the world in a single-engine aircraft, will christen Wingfoot Three, the newest addition… | August 14, 2018
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Turkey on Tuesday released from prison two Greek soldiers held for almost six months for allegedly illegally crossing the border between the two countries, in a move Greece's prime minister welcomed as "an act of justice." | August 14, 2018
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 14, 2018--Securities Training Corporation (STC), the market leader in securities training, today announced that the company has acquired XCEL Testing Solutions, the leading provider of online insurance pre-licensing education. | August 14, 2018
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is disputing President Donald Trump's story that Cuomo called him and promised not to challenge him for the White House in 2020. | August 14, 2018
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Republican candidate for the Florida Legislature who falsely claimed she had a college degree and posted a purported copy of her diploma online is dropping out of her race. | August 14, 2018
AVENTURA, Fla., Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orbital Tracking Corp. (OTCQB: TRKK) (“Orbital Tracking” or the "Company") today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018. | August 14, 2018
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BloomReach, Inc., the Digital Experience Platform company, announced today that it has expanded its executive team with David Hurwitz as Chief Marketing Officer and Dave Pomeroy as Chief Financial Officer. These seasoned… | August 14, 2018
DALLAS, Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aligned Energy, a leading data center provider, offers innovative and sustainable data centers composed of dynamic hyperscale infrastructure, scaling to support various IT densities specific to customer demand. With built-in power and patented cooling… | August 14, 2018
LONDONDERRY, N.H., Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As a further commitment to creating better for you grab-and-go options for kids and parents, Stonyfield Organic, the country's leading organic yogurt maker, today introduces three new snacking options perfect for families on… | August 14, 2018
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran is "categorically" rejecting a report by U.N. experts which says al-Qaida's leaders in Iran "have grown more prominent" and have been working with the extremist group's top leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, to influence events in Syria.
Israel protests to Romania after tourists beaten by police | | August 13, 2018
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Israel's embassy on Monday protested to the Romanian government after four Israeli tourists were allegedly dragged out of a taxi and beaten by riot police in Bucharest during a violent anti-corruption protest.
Naked man suspected of being on drugs subdued in Lincoln | | August 13, 2018
Police said they learned that the man had stripped in the lot, slapped the security guard and urinated on a security vehicle.
What happened, what's next after airline worker stole plane | | August 13, 2018
SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. investigators are working to find out how an airline employee stole an empty commercial airplane from the main airport serving Seattle and crashed into a small island after being chased by military jets.
Key Afghan city turned into 'ghost town' by deadly battles | | August 13, 2018
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hundreds of people have fled four days of fierce fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban over the key provincial capital of Ghazni that has killed about 120 security forces and civilians, the defense minister and…
Barfknecht: Big Ten's major lawsuits, scandals and problems overshadow big bucks | | August 13, 2018
Three weeks ago, we sportswriters scurried to our seats at Big Ten media days, sat upright in our chairs and kept our eyes forward to soak in Commissioner Jim Delany’s “hunky-dory’’ speech. But things haven’t been so hunky-dory since that…
Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary | | August 13, 2018
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles forced Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans to either criticize the president or stick with the Milwaukee-based company just ahead of Tuesday's primary where Trump allegiance…
White man charged with fatally shooting black man in Florida | | August 13, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law.
All Things Being Equalized | The Reader
The Reader | August 13, 2018
As everyone predicted, Denzel Washington's first sequel is a follow-up to a TV adaptation about a guy who drives for Lyft and punches bad people. As forgettable as you'd expect, but our dads are gonna love it.
Backbeat for August | The Reader
The Reader | August 13, 2018
In the past few months, it’s become almost customary to start this column with news from the Saddle Creek Records camp, whether to commend the new Sam Evian and Hop Along albums, or to discuss the signing of a new artist like Tomberlin or Stef Chura. The trend won’t end this month, either, as Sa...
Counting Crows with special guest +LIVE+: 25 Years and Counting | The Reader
The Reader | August 13, 2018
Counting Crows will celebrate 25 years of making music by hitting the road for a worldwide “25 Years and Counting” tour. Joining them are '90s multi-platinum group Live. Counting Crows – Adam Duritz (vocals), Jim Bogios (drums), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), David Imme... | August 13, 2018
SANTA CLARA, Calif. and MUMBAI, India, Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Digitate, a software unit of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, today announced that its cognitive automation… | August 13, 2018
DALLAS, Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike McKool, a founder and Chairman of McKool Smith, has been named "Litigator of the Week" by The AmLaw Litigation Daily following his success as lead trial counsel for WiLAN Inc in securing a… | August 13, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a youth football coach was shot and wounded after breaking up a fight involving his players and an opposing team. | August 13, 2018
IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Acknowledging the University of California, Irvine's stellar blend of accessible, high-quality education and alumni success, Money magazine has ranked it No. 3 on its 2018 list of the "50 best colleges in the… | August 13, 2018
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana expects to spend $649 million on homeowner rebuilding aid after the 2016 floods, only about half the federal money Congress set aside for the effort. | August 13, 2018
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's right-wing defense minister has used the term "sodomites" to describe those who took part in a weekend LGBT pride parade. | August 13, 2018
CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Airspace Technologies, a technology enabled provider of time definite logistics, has raised an $8M Series A funding round to develop its next generation delivery network and software platform. The Series A was led… | August 13, 2018
CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) Sustainable Development Award winners have one more thing to celebrate! Each winning team has received a $5,000 grant from the Conagra Brands Foundation to be used in their communities… | August 13, 2018
MILTON KEYNES, United Kingdom--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 13, 2018--According to the latest quarterly research from Strategy Analytics, more than one billion Connected TV devices are now in use worldwide. Connected TV devices allow users to stream over the top video content to… | August 13, 2018
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian government officials vowed Monday to ensure the safe return of refugees and urged Western countries to encourage the process by lifting sanctions. | August 13, 2018
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T * is once again taking over award-winning restaurant Momofuku Toronto during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Sept. 7-10, 2018. This time, to premiere DIRECTV House. | August 13, 2018
NORTHFIELD, Ill., Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), one of the driving forces in U.S. medical education, research and clinical care excellence, has awarded a five-year prime vendor distribution agreement to Medline.
The Latest: Charlottesville demonstrators criticize police | | August 12, 2018
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on events marking the anniversary of violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local):
Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot | | August 12, 2018
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures is waging an expensive battle with the real estate industry over rent control in California.
Aid group: Ships not willing to save Mediterranean migrants | | August 12, 2018
ROME (AP) — Migrants in distress at sea have told their rescuers that several ships passed them by without offering assistance, a European aid group said Sunday while seeking safe harbor for a rescue vessel with 141 migrants aboard.
82 years ago, Nebraskans played baseball in front of Adolf Hitler at the Berlin Olympics | | August 12, 2018
In the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Les Mann coached two U.S. baseball demonstration teams in front of a capacity crowd that included Adolf Hitler.