Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer won the Republican nomination for an open U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, official results showed, beating two better-funded candidacies for the opportunity to face off against a former U.S. Senator for the open seat in November.
With their eyes on winning control of the U.S. Senate in November, Republicans will be looking Tuesday to the primary for Nebraska's open seat, where the yet-to-be-decided Republican candidate is already favored over the former senator expected to win the Democratic nod.
A proposed new route through Nebraska for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline will require six to nine months of review under the normal process conducted by state and federal officials, a Nebraska official said Thursday.
A tornado touched down late Friday afternoon in Norman, Oklahoma, bringing scattered structural damage and a taste of more severe weather -- including a tornado outbreak -- expected Saturday in the Plains.
TransCanada says it is willing to reroute the proposed Keystone oil sands pipeline within Nebraska in view of environmental concerns.
Four suspects accused of keeping children in a cage in a dirty trailer home in Nebraska attended a court hearing Thursday after being charged with felony child abuse, first degree false imprisonment and misdemeanor child abuse, officials said.
Thirty-three people were injured -- two critically -- in a bus accident Thursday morning near Gibbon, Nebraska, the American Bus Association reported.
A flight from Salt Lake City, Utah, to New York City was diverted to Nebraska overnight because of a "smoky odor" coming from the rear of the cabin, a Delta spokeswoman said Tuesday morning.
Nearly three-quarters of the mountain snowpack contributing to high water levels along the Missouri River system has melted, but significant flooding remains a concern in seven states from Montana to Missouri, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Weather Service.
Nebraska's flooded Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant is raising fears that other power plants in the United States are vulnerable to extreme weather events.
The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is expected Monday to visit a Nebraska power plant surrounded by Missouri River floodwater.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will investigate an incident at a Nebraska nuclear plant in which three workers were accidentally exposed to radiation, it said in a statement Monday.
Voters in Fremont, Nebraska passed a much-debated measure Monday that would prohibit businesses and landlords from hiring or renting to people who are in the United States illegally.
Voters in Fremont, Nebraska passed a much-debated immigration measure Monday that would prohibit businesses and landlords from hiring or renting to illegal immigrants.
Voters in Fremont, Nebraska, are deciding on Monday the fate of a measure making national headlines and stirring up the continuing debate on immigration.
Most people following the primaries are a lot more excited about the races coming up next week than those taking place on Tuesday.
Neale Shaner views the ups and downs of the economy through the lessons of a life working the family farm: "One thing's certain, and that's uncertainty."
A farmer from Nebraska talks about his twitter page, which has more followers than the population of his town.
A Nebraska couple missing along with their children since last month surrendered to police and were taken into custody Monday, authorities said in a statement.
Authorities in South Dakota and Nebraska on Friday suspended a search for a missing Nebraska family after a relative told authorities he spoke to his kin and said they are doing well.
A search will continue Thursday in the Black Hills of South Dakota for a Nebraska family that has been missing since March 20.
Three inmates who escaped from prison in Indiana last week then allegedly stole a truck, money and guns were captured Thursday in Nebraska after a high-speed car chase, authorities said.
The recent experience with Nebraska's safe-haven law gives us a glimpse into the enormous challenges children, youths and their families are facing today all across our country.
Nebraska lawmakers voted Friday to change a controversial safe-haven law by restricting the age under which a child can be dropped off at a hospital without the parents being prosecuted.
Nebraska lawmakers are changing a law that allowed parents to abandon their children. CNN's Sean Callebs reports.
As mental health advocates, policy makers, practitioners, educators and researchers gathered at the Carter Center to discuss the progress in addressing American children's mental health needs, a drama of sorts was reaching its conclusion halfway across the country.
Right now in the state of Nebraska, the governor is literally begging people not to bring their teenage children there to dump them, so that the state then has to care for them. But it's happening. It's happening a lot.
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman urges parents not to leave their teens behind in his state. CNN's Campbell Brown reports.
Nebraska lawmakers, meeting in emergency session this week, are set to change a controversial safe-haven law by sharply limiting the age at which a child can be dropped off with local authorities.
Nebraska lawmakers convene to make critical changes to the state's safe haven law. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.
Nebraska officials said they're concerned about an apparent rush by parents to drop their teenage children off at hospitals before lawmakers change the state's troubled "safe haven" law.
Nebraska officials say a 15-year-old girl dropped off at a hospital is the 27th child left under Nebraska's unique safe-haven law
Two more teenagers have been abandoned at Nebraska hospitals under the state's much-criticized safe haven law
Nebraska's governor is calling a special session of the legislature to fix the state's unique safe-haven law, which allows parents to abandon children as old as 18
A 17-year-old boy was confirmed Wednesday as the 23rd child abandoned under the state's unique safe-haven law, as the governor prepared to address changes in the law
Nebraska officials say another teenager from outside the state has been left at an Omaha hospital under the state's safe haven law
Nebraska's safe haven law was intended to keep newborns from being abandoned, but some parents are using it to dump off teens.
Frustrated parents are dumping their teenagers at Nebraska hospitals -- even crossing state lines to do it -- and the state Legislature has scheduled a special hearing to try to stem the tide.
Ten children ranging in age from 1 to 17 were left at hospitals Wednesday under Nebraska's unique safe haven law, which allows caregivers to abandon not only infants but also teenagers without fear of prosecution
Officials in northeast Nebraska say four construction workers died in a collapsed trench after one of them fell in and his co-workers tried to rescue him
All summer long, I've been getting several thousand variations of the following question, and all summer long, I've been dodging it. Explanation to follow ...
Ominous skies in Kearney, Nebraska, where tornadoes reportedly touched down Thursday.
A child killer received a reprieve Friday from the Nebraska Supreme Court, which ruled that electrocution, the state's only means of capital punishment, is unconstitutional.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on concerns over antidepressants in the wake of the Nebraska mall shooting.
With all the firing and hiring of college football coaches, there has been a lot of interest in the status of prospects already committed to certain schools. It's still early, but it appears as though the new coaches at Nebraska, Texas A&M and Ole Miss might be able to hold their classes together.
Witnesses describe the grisly scene inside the store where a gunman killed at least nine at an Omaha, Nebraska mall.
Dodging bullets was the last thing on their minds during a busy shopping day less than three weeks before Christmas.
A man with a rifle opened fire at a busy department store Wednesday filled with holiday shoppers, killing eight people before taking his own life
Over the past several years, the first Monday in November has become something of my own, personal Groundhog's Day.
If two embattled coaches face each other in a game that's not being televised ... will anyone notice? This time of year, you betcha.
Sen. Chuck Hagel's announcement Monday that he won't seek another term makes the Republican Party's already tough task of trying to take back the Senate in 2008 even tougher.
Over the past few years, I've noticed few topics elicit more curiosity among college football fans than the possibility of a conference shakeup. Though it's now been four years since the last major realignment craze, I still get e-mails nearly every week asking me whether I think School A might one day join Conference B or whether Conference C might annex Schools D and E.
Well, I must have done a halfway decent job on the best and worst coaches rankings this year, seeing as the largest number of complaints involved a coach who was considered, but did not actually make, the five-worst list.
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One maverick state devised its own education strategy that bucks the trend toward high-stakes tests and federal control
When you walk off the 18th green at the Ballyneal Golf and Hunt Club, the vistas of rambling sand dunes, yucca plants and tumbleweed pressed against a vivid, blue northeastern Colorado sky, recall lyrics from a recently released jazz tune.
The NFL began to covet super-sized receivers around the same time that Keyshawn Johnson wrote, Just Give Me the Damn Ball!
Joe Dailey left his New Jersey home for the Heartland four years ago in search of gridiron glory. Two schools, four head coaches and five offensive systems later, his only enduring legacy is likely to be that of a trivia answer to the question: Who was the quarterback when Nebraska's streak of 35 straight bowl appearances ended in 2004?
Connie Yori expected to turn things around when she took over at Nebraska. But even she is a bit surprised by just how big the turnaround has been -- and how quickly it has come.
The graphic details of a disputed abortion procedure filled the Supreme Court on Wednesday as justices voiced concern with a federal ban on that operation.
The death of an elderly Nebraska woman has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli from tainted spinach, state health officials said Friday.
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Adam Heupl became interested in politics while sitting at home, watching the 2000 presidential debates with his father.
Cindy Asrir says it's important to have variety in politics.
In connection with his defense of the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (or PBABA), Attorney General John Ashcroft recently sought to procure the medical records of 45 patients at a Chicago, Illinois, hospital. He contended that because he sought the records without patient identification, privacy concerns were not implicated.
A challenge to a federal law banning a certain type of late-term abortion begins Monday in three states, including one where the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a similar state ban four years ago.
Editor's note: Campus Vibe is a feature that provides student perspectives on the 2004 election from selected colleges across the United States. This week's contributor is Amber Brozek, a reporter at the Daily Nebraskan, the student newspaper at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The views expressed in this article are not necessarily those of CNN, its affiliates or the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska Sub Pop
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