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Radon bill inching forward in Nebraska Legislature

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:40am

A bill designed to protect new homes from radon gas is gaining traction among Nebraska lawmakers, but no major changes are likely until at least next year.

2 killed in crashes involving 16 cars in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:30am

Authorities say two men died over the weekend in a car crash that set off a series of collisions involving 16 cars in a foggy Central California highway.

Cumberland University launches project on Martin Van Buren

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:30am

Cumberland University is launching a major national project Monday — in time for Washington's Birthday — on the papers of Martin Van Buren. Van Buren was the eighth president of the U.S., serving from 1837 to 1841.

The Latest: Bush: Senate court vote 'not important' to him

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:30am

The Latest on developments following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (all times local):

McAlester ex-superintendent's husband resigns school post

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:20am

The husband of the recently fired McAlester Public School superintendent has resigned his job with the district.

Mississippi officer shot in head investigating robbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:20am

Authorities in northwest Mississippi say an officer was shot while investigating a robbery.

Environmentalists get to join fight over sage grouse rules

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:11am

Federal judges have agreed to allow environmental lawyers in to legal battles being waged by rural and commercial interests in Nevada and Idaho intent on blocking new U.S. protections for the greater sage grouse.

Parents sue over Kodiak police encounter with autistic son

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:10am

The family of an autistic man restrained in an encounter with Kodiak police is suing the department, city and two law enforcement officials.

Northeast wakes up to record cold for Valentine's Day

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:10am

Much of the northeastern United States found itself in the not-so-warm embrace of teeth-chattering, record-shattering cold on Valentine's Day.

5 takeaways from the Republican debate

Eric Bradner, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 9:42am

The Republican debate in Greenville, South Carolina, on CBS Saturday night came hours after the death of revered conservative icon Justice Antonin Scalia. Though the event started with a somber moment of silence to reflect on his loss, the serious undertone of the evening did not prevent candidates from some of their sharpest charges yet.

MD University System's chancellor could get $125K kitchen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 9:30am

The University System of Maryland's chancellor could get a $125,000 kitchen renovation in the Baltimore County mansion the system provides for its chief executive.

Virginia police investigating deadly force incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 9:20am

The fatal police shooting of a 19-year-old man in rural Virginia is being investigated by the state police.

Former priest arrested in cold case known for compassion

Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 9:11am

For nearly 20 years, John Feit was known around the St. Vincent de Paul nonprofit agency as one its most compassionate employees.

Plan calls for closure, construction of Rapid City schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 9:00am

A new long-range plan for the Rapid City school district calls for the closure of some schools and the construction of new ones.

Flags at half-staff for Scalia, political fight heats up

Laurie Kellman and David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 8:51am

A procession of law enforcement officers early Sunday escorted the body of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to a funeral home in El Paso, Texas, where officials are waiting to hear whether an autopsy will be performed.

Ralston High School clubs organize food pantry for students

Alia Conley-Herald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 8:50am

Skyler Slaven grabbed granola bars and fruit cups from a small closet in an auditorium room at Ralston High School and tossed them into a plastic grocery bag.

Professional baseball player transitions to law career

Emily Gallagher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 8:50am

After working hard to further his baseball career to the minors of Major League Baseball, David DeMoss made a decision to switch gears and head to law school.

Historic house in Weston also home to public library

Cynthia McCloud, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 8:50am

The Jonathan M. Bennett House in Weston holds a lot of stories, but its own is not as obvious.

Nursing shortage reaches critical stage in Iowa

Jim Offner-Cedar Falls Courier, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 8:41am

An acute case of demand overwhelming supply has put nursing on the critical list.