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Auditor's handling of whistleblower's claims is criticized | | April 24, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic attorney general candidate says his Republican opponent, Ohio Auditor Dave Yost, should have immediately referred to authorities a whistleblower's allegations that Ohio's then-largest online charter school intentionally inflated attendance figures.
The Latest: Spokesman: George HW Bush responding, recovering | | April 24, 2018
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the health of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local):
Cambridge Analytica fights back on data scandal | | April 24, 2018
LONDON (AP) — Cambridge Analytica unleashed its counterattack against claims that it misused data from millions of Facebook accounts, saying Tuesday it is the victim of misunderstandings and inaccurate reporting that portrays the company as the evil villain in a…
Tractor trailer overturns, hundreds of chickens killed | | April 24, 2018
ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) — A truck crash in Ohio has left hundreds of chickens dead, and those that did survive huddled together in a nearby ditch.
US stocks tumble, erasing an early gain; bond yields climb | | April 24, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes have surrendered an early gain and are falling sharply Tuesday as investors sell technology, industrial and retail stocks. Bond yields continue to rise and the 10-year Treasury note reached 3 percent for…
Masseuse accuses Marvel's Stan Lee of fondling himself | | April 24, 2018
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago masseuse is suing Marvel Comic's Stan Lee, accusing him of inappropriate behavior during two massages in 2017.
The Latest: Canada van victim recalled as 'brilliant' | | April 24, 2018
TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on the incident in which a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk, killing and injuring several people (all times local):
EU official favors Western Balkans integration into the bloc | | April 24, 2018
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A senior European Union official said Tuesday that a summit next month will reaffirm the "European perspective" of the Western Balkans, a region with fresh memories of war and a long history with Russia.
Southwest has been faced with fines, union safety complaints | | April 24, 2018
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines runs its planes hard. They make many short hops and more trips per day than other U.S. airliners, which adds to wear and tear on parts, including the engines.
Movieha: Episode 265 | The Reader
The Reader | April 24, 2018
Matt and Ryan talk about The Rock's Rampage, why it's good to see movies at home, why it's also good to see movies in theaters, and other nonsense. | April 24, 2018
ROME (AP) — Police in northern Italy found a small arsenal of Kalashnikovs, pistols and ammunition hidden in the trunk of a rental car and arrested the Bosnian man who was driving it. | April 24, 2018
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jurors in North Carolina are getting a round-up of testimony in a lawsuit filed by more than 500 neighbors of an industrial-scale swine operation. | April 24, 2018
HUNTINGTON WOODS, Mich. (AP) — More than a dozen tractor-trailers lined up beneath a Detroit-area freeway overpass to aid police trying to help a man contemplating suicide. | April 24, 2018
The ac/dc adapter technology has evolved over the last years and presently the technologies developed by Rompower Energy Systems Inc. increase the efficiency from 88% to 94%, the highest in its class and reduce the size of a 65W laptop… | April 24, 2018
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government has acknowledged it cannot expel African migrants against their will and has canceled all pending deportation orders. | April 24, 2018
Washington DC, April 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Growth Energy announced a new partnership initiative between its American Ethanol program and Universal Technical Institute (UTI), the nation's leading provider of technical training for automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and… | April 24, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has unveiled a formal plan to overhaul special education statewide, after federal officials found that services were for years illegally denied to students with disabilities. | April 24, 2018
TRUMANN, Ark. (AP) — Police assembled outside a northeast Arkansas Walmart where a man was later killed after an employee texted her mother saying she expected problems with her ex-husband, who she assumed would be armed. | April 24, 2018
Language services provider thebigword is celebrating the hard work, dedication and all-round excellence of expert linguists with the launch of the Virtual Linguist Awards.
The Latest: Toronto police report 10th death in van incident | | April 23, 2018
TORONTO (AP) — The latest on the van striking pedestrians in Toronto (all times local):
Court sides with human in copyright fight over monkey selfie | | April 23, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin.
Funeral held for pro wrestling great Bruno Sammartino | | April 23, 2018
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former professional wrestling champion Bruno Sammartino has been laid to rest in Pennsylvania, where he was remembered as one of the sport's good guys.
Elkhorn lays out timeline for new high school at 180th Street and West Maple | | April 23, 2018
Dirt work already is under way at the 180th Street and West Maple Road site where Elkhorn Public Schools will build a third high school.
Bianca Rademacher beats top girls tennis state contenders to lead Lincoln East | | April 23, 2018
Lincoln East sophomore Bianca Rademacher knocked off a pair of recent Class A state finalists in claiming the No. 1 singles title at the Millard West Invitational.
Stephon Clark's brother charged with misdemeanor assault | | April 23, 2018
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors on Monday charged the brother of an unarmed black man who was recently shot to death by Sacramento police with misdemeanor assault and vandalism.
Big K.R.I.T. at Slowdown - April 26 | The Reader
The Reader | April 23, 2018
If there were an award for the most slept-on rapper, it might go to Atlanta’s Big K.R.I.T. But to say K.R.I.T. hasn’t had the resources to blow up would skew the truth. He signed to Def Jam Records in 2010 and was included in XXL Magazine’s “2011 Freshman Class,” which has spawned supersta... | April 23, 2018
SARALAND, Ala. (AP) — Police and Waffle House corporate executives are defending police intervention at an Alabama restaurant where a black woman's arrest, captured on video, raised questions about mistreatment. | April 23, 2018
BEIJING (AP) — Police in a southern Chinese city say a fire at a three-story building has killed 18 people and injured five others and that it was likely caused by arson. | April 23, 2018
WICKLIFFE, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say a woman who accidentally shot and killed her 2-year-old daughter at an Ohio hotel was trying to turn on the gun's safety when it fired. | April 23, 2018
BEIJING (AP) — Police in southern Chinese city say fire at 3-story building has killed 18 people and injured 5; likely caused by arson. | April 23, 2018
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the hospitalization of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): | April 23, 2018
LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) — Three teenagers tried to drug one of the boys' mothers before strangling and stabbing her in her Maine home, according to court documents. | April 23, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS, April 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jostens, the nation’s leading provider of custom, hand-crafted fine jewelry for college and professional sports teams, presented the University of Alabama football team with custom championship rings celebrating their 2017 College Football Playoff… | April 23, 2018
DEARBORN, Michigan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2018--EnvisionTEC, ein weltweit führender Hersteller von Desktop- und 3D-Druckern und -Materialien, hat heute ein Hardware-Update für seine Familie von 3D-Großformatdruckern vorgestellt, mit dem eine klassenbeste Auflösung geliefert werden kann.
Nicaragua's president cancels social security overhaul | | April 22, 2018
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's president on Sunday withdrew changes to the social security system that had triggered deadly protests and looting.
Firefighters on scene at Burger King | | April 22, 2018
Firefighters from Bellevue and Papillion are on the scene of a structure fire at the Burger King restaurant at 1400 Galvin Road S.
The Latest: Nicaragua cancels social security overhaul | | April 22, 2018
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The latest on unrest in Nicaragua (all times local):
Ratings: Nebraska prep baseball, April 23 | | April 22, 2018
Nebraska high school baseball ratings by World-Herald staff writer Mike Patterson, as published in The World-Herald on April 23.
Cosby defense team lobs attacks in court of public opinion | | April 22, 2018
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors weren't allowed to hear testimony that Bill Cosby's chief accuser was once hooked on hallucinogenic mushrooms or had her sights set on becoming a millionaire, but that hasn't stopped the defense from airing the explosive…
US envoy: Trump leads on N. Korea as G7 ministers meet | | April 22, 2018
CHARLEVOIX, Quebec (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Canada said Sunday that President Donald Trump is leading international efforts to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.
McKewon: Nebraska's return to greatness dependent on emergence of elite quarterback | | April 22, 2018
Scott Frost has a few luxuries in his new job as Nebraska’s coach, and one of them is time. He got a little more time Saturday thanks to Adrian Martinez.
Local vote comes as Italy struggles to form government | | April 22, 2018
ROME (AP) — Election results from one of Italy's tiniest regions were eagerly awaited Monday for any possible shift in voter sentiment as right-wing political leaders in Rome jockey to form a government following inconclusive national elections seven weeks ago.
Carriker Chronicles: Quarterback race heats up after Huskers' spring game | | April 22, 2018
All year round, former Husker and NFL veteran Adam Carriker is taking the pulse of Husker Nation. In Sunday's episode, Carriker discusses the Huskers' situation at quarterback and his takeaways after seeing each candidate perform in the spring game.
Patterson: Young talent helps Elkhorn baseball hit stride after slow start to season | | April 22, 2018
After getting smoked in their season opener, Elkhorn coach Kyle McCright assured his team things would get better. He was right.
'Sense of Drama' | The Reader
The Reader | April 22, 2018
Artist Jacqueline Kluver will open her next exhibit, Sense of Drama, Friday, April 6 at Modern Arts Midtown. Kluver, a full-time artist, was the recipient (with MAM owner Larry Roots) of Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards Best 2-Person Show for 2016.
Niche theater for classics still going strong in 25th year | The Reader
The Reader | April 22, 2018
A quarter century since Cathy Kurz was told, "No one wants to see this stuff,"' her Brigit Saint Brigit (BSB) Theatre company still draws paying audiences to productions of the classical canon. 
‘Metamorphosis’ | The Reader
The Reader | April 22, 2018
To say that our shores are awash in plastics is an understatement. In fact, oceans, lakes and waterways are choking with the stuff—bags, bottles, straws, you name it.
From rubble to renewables: Greensburg is back and better than ever | The Reader
The Reader | April 22, 2018
You may not know the name Bob Dixon, but you likely recognize the name Greensburg. The city of Greensburg, Kansas was leveled by an F5 Tornado on May 4, 2007. F5 is the highest rating for tornadoes with wind speeds between 261-318 mph.
Wherefore Art Thou, Magilla Gorilla? | The Reader
The Reader | April 22, 2018
This would-be B-movie takes too long to get to the part where a giant gorilla fights a giant wolf and a giant crocodile. Also, somebody buy The Rock one properly fitting shirt.
A Return to Form: A Conversation With The Bronx | The Reader
The Reader | April 22, 2018
Melting faces and winning hearts with their explosive blend of hardcore punk, rock and a little bit of everything else thrown in for good measure, LA's Bronx have been going strong since 2002. Their five eponymously-titled releases have often alternated with straight-up Mariachi albums which, at tim...