The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and dozens of aircraft.
By Margery A. Beck, Ellen Knickmeyer, Robert Burns, Associated Press
In our news wrap Wednesday, funerals began in New Zealand for victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings that killed 50 people. Hundreds gathered to pray before carrying coffins to burial sites, as the prime minister vowed to tighten gun laws.
In our news wrap Tuesday, flooding in the Midwest has claimed three lives and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. Scores of cities and counties have declared emergencies as the Missouri and Platte Rivers flow beyond their banks.
Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees, putting them in a situation similar to hundreds of people in neighboring Nebraska who have…
By Jim Salter, Associated Press
By Margery A. Beck, Associated Press
Authorities were using boats and large vehicles on Saturday to rescue and evacuate residents in parts of the Midwest where a recent deluge of rainwater and snowmelt was sent pouring over frozen ground, overwhelming creeks and rivers, and killing at…
In his new book “Them: Why We Hate Each Other--and How to Heal,” Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb, reflects on a growing “rootlessness” in America as local communities erode and our dependence on isolating technology grows. Judy Woodruff sits down with…
By PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Sunday, Oct. 21, Nebraskans and other red states will vote in November on the expansion of Medicaid, and Utah draws fans to the annual Moab Music Festival. Also, a documentary tells the journey of three women…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
Nebraskans will vote in November on whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The state’s Republican legislature and governors have refused to expand Medicaid after states were given that option in 2012 by the Supreme Court. The ballot…
By Grant Schulte, Associated Press
As a new wave of abuse scandals rock the Roman Catholic church, critics say the Diocese of Lincoln is now paying the price for its unwillingness to change and lack of transparency.
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