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Solo Train Crews

Solo Train Crews

The size of freight train crews has shrunk from seven during World War II to two today. Railroads now want to have just one person aboard, the engineer, removing the conductor who watches the long string of cars.

December 22, 2014 2:09 pm
Experts: It was a busy, black-eye year for disease control

Experts: It was a busy, black-eye year for disease control

FILE- In this Nov. 15, 2014, file photo, health workers in protective suits transport Dr. Martin Salia, a surgeon working in Sierra Leone who had been diagnosed with Ebola, from a jet that brought him from Sierra Leone to a waiting ambulance in Omaha, Neb. Previous Ebola outbreaks numbered i…

December 20, 2014 12:59 pmLoading…
Interim coaching jobs present challenges in bowls

Interim coaching jobs present challenges in bowls

FILE - In this file photo from Dec. 10, 2014, Nebraska interim head coach Barney Cotton follows NCAA college football practice in Lincoln, Neb. Cotton wants to accomplish the seemingly impossible task of maintaining a business-as-usual atmosphere in the wake of Bo Pelini's firing. He vows to…

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Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning speaks at a news conference in Lincoln, Neb. on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 announcing that he and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt are filing a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a declaration that Colorado's legalization of marijuana violates …

December 19, 2014 6:29 pmLoading…
Colorado vows to defend pot law against states' challenge

Colorado vows to defend pot law against states' challenge

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning speaks at a news conference in Lincoln, Neb. on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 annoucing that he and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt are filing a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a declaration that Colorado's legalization of marijuana violates t…

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Colorado vows to defend pot law against states' challenge

Colorado vows to defend pot law against states' challenge

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning speaks at a news conference in Lincoln, Neb. on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 announcing that he and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt are filing a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a declaration that Colorado's legalization of marijuana violates …

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Oakland joins LA in banning circus elephant tool

Oakland joins LA in banning circus elephant tool

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2006 file photo, Tom Rider, a former circus elephant trainer, shows a bullhook that is used by elephant trainers to members of Nebraska's Judiciary Committee in Loncoln, in support of a bill that would ban the use of the devices Nebraska. The Oakland, Calif., City Cou…

December 18, 2014 3:57 pmLoading…
Ken Burmeister

Ken Burmeister

Incarnate Word coach Ken Burmeister gestures during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Incarnate Word won 74-73. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

December 13, 2014 4:29 pm
Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest

Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest

Scott Garwood of Cardinal Farms displays an Asian sea bass called barramundi, which he grows in Dakota City, Neb., Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Farmers in the Midwest are increasingly turning to land-based, indoor fish farms to grow everything from freshwater trout to Atlantic salmon and sea ba…

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Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest

Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest

Scott Garwood of Cardinal Farms fishes Asian sea bass called barramundi from their tank, in Dakota City, Neb., Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Farmers in the Midwest are increasingly turning to land-based, indoor fish farms to grow everything from freshwater trout to Atlantic salmon and sea bass, …

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Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest

Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest

Scott Garwood of Cardinal Farms displays a yound Asian sea bass called barramundi, which he grows in Dakota City, Neb., Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Farmers in the Midwest are increasingly turning to land-based, indoor fish farms to grow everything from freshwater trout to Atlantic salmon and s…

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Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest

Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest

Scott Garwood of Cardinal Farms returns to the fish tank Asian sea bass called barramundi, in Dakota City, Neb., Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Farmers in the Midwest are increasingly turning to land-based, indoor fish farms to grow everything from freshwater trout to Atlantic salmon and sea bass…

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Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest

Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest

An enclosed warehouse containing fish tanks where Asian sea bass called barramundi are raised, sits adjacent to a corn field, in Dakota City, Neb., Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Farmers in the Midwest are increasingly turning to land-based, indoor fish farms to grow everything from freshwater tr…

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Thanksgiving travel woes

Thanksgiving travel woes

A sign advertising the price of gas towers over Interstate 80 in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. The cheapest gas in half a decade is expected to entice more Americans to pile into cars, trucks and vans for their Thanksgiving journeys. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

November 26, 2014 10:16 am
Ebola eeuu

Ebola eeuu

En esta imagen de archivo tomada el 28 de octubre de 2006, un paciente falso es trasladado en una camilla aislada durante un simulacro en la unidad de biocontaminación del Centro Médico de Nebraska, en Omaha. (Foto AP /Nati Harnik, Archivo)

November 14, 2014 7:46 am
Kurt Heyer

Kurt Heyer

Arizona starting pitcher Kurt Heyer works against Florida State in the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, June 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

September 01, 2014 12:00 am
Bengals Chiefs Football

Bengals Chiefs Football

Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders take to the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

August 07, 2014 11:19 pm
Bengals Chiefs Football

Bengals Chiefs Football

Chiefs cheerleaders take to the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

August 07, 2014 11:19 pm
Even cancer isn’t enough to get many smokers to quit, study finds

Even cancer isn’t enough to get many smokers to quit, study finds

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007 file photo, a man smokes in Omaha, Neb.  (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

August 07, 2014 5:53 pmLoading…
James Farris

James Farris

Arizona starting pitcher James Farris delivers against South Carolina in the first inning of Game 2 of the NCAA College World Series best-of-three baseball finals, in Omaha, Neb., on June 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

June 07, 2014 12:03 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

West Coast Sea Nettles swim in a tank at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb., Friday, May 23, 2014. Sea Nettles are found in the coastal waters of California and Oregon and catch their prey with 24 tentacles. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

May 25, 2014 7:36 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A gorilla ignores visitors to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb., as it props it's legs against a viewing bubble, Friday, May 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

May 25, 2014 7:36 pm
Thousands descend on Omaha to hear Buffett speak

Thousands descend on Omaha to hear Buffett speak

An unidentified shareholder takes a selfie with Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, left, and Berkshire board member Bill Gates, right.

May 03, 2014 2:49 pm
Animal photos of the week

Animal photos of the week

A pair of African lions nap in the sunshine on the first day of spring at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, March 20, 2014. Temperatures reached the low 60's but a chance of snow was forecast for Monday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

March 23, 2014 3:46 pm
Duane Akina, Mack Brown

Duane Akina, Mack Brown

Former UA assistant Duane Akina, right, embracing former Texas coach Mack Brown in a game on Oct. 16, 2010.

March 15, 2014 7:57 pm
Bronson Koenig, Terran Petteway

Bronson Koenig, Terran Petteway

Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig, left, is guarded by Nebraska’s Terran Petteway on Sunday. The Cornhuskers won for the 10th time in 12th games by snapping the Badgers’ eight-game conference winning streak.

March 09, 2014 6:48 pm
Nebraska fans storm the court after the Huskers upset the Ohio State Buckeyes in January

Nebraska fans storm the court after the Huskers upset the Ohio State Buckeyes in January

Students storm the court after Nebraska beat Ohio State 68-62 in an NCAA college basketball game in Lincoln, Neb., Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Nebraska won 68-62. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

February 18, 2014 4:40 pm
Aaron Craft

Aaron Craft

January 24, 2014 7:05 pm
Doug McDermott

Doug McDermott

January 24, 2014 7:06 pm
Mike Montgomery

Mike Montgomery

California coach Mike Montgomery is surrounded by his players during a time out in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Creighton in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

January 15, 2014 12:00 am
Winter Weather

Winter Weather

Sunlight streams through the windows of a building which caught on fire in Plattsmouth, Neb., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, and the water sprayed on it by fire fighters froze. Much of the American northeast and the midwest are suffering from sub-freezing temperatures. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

January 03, 2014 4:00 pm
Extreme snow sculptures

Extreme snow sculptures

Students at the Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Neb., walk past a pile of snow that has been fashioned into a Buddha, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

December 10, 2013 5:11 pm
Michigan St Nebraska Football

Michigan St Nebraska Football

Nebraska fans try to touch players running onto the field prior to the first half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan State in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

November 20, 2013 12:39 am
Ted Cruz, Steve King

Ted Cruz, Steve King

El senador Ted Cruz y el representante Steve King, ambos republicanos, observan faisanes después de una cacería organizada por el segundo el 26 de octubre del 2013 en Akron, Iowa. Un año después de perder una elección presidencial que muchos republicanos creían poder ganar, su partido está p…

October 29, 2013 10:32 am
Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz

Cameras follow Sen. Ted Cruz, right, during a pheasant hunt in Akron, Iowa. The Texas Republican later spoke at a fundraising event for Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, his host on the hunt Saturday.

October 26, 2013 4:39 pm
Andy Lopez

Andy Lopez

UA coach Andy Lopez says he'll return to work Jan. 15, three-plus months after undergoing quadruple-bypass heart surgery Oct. 7.

October 17, 2013 12:00 am
University of Arizona baseball coach Andy Lopez

University of Arizona baseball coach Andy Lopez

Arizona coach Andy Lopez gestures during a news conference Saturday, June 23, 2012, ahead of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals at TD Ameritrade Pard in Omaha, Neb. South Carolina and Arizona will play starting Sunday in the best-of-three games championship series. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

October 04, 2013 10:17 pm

Ole Miss football players disrupt play

Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. will make his second straight start when the Huskers face Illinois on Saturday.

October 03, 2013 6:29 pm
Old Car Auction Nebraska

Old Car Auction Nebraska

Car buffs walk past a yellow 1956 Chevrolet sedan during a preview for an auction of vintage cars and trucks from the former Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership in Pierce, Neb., Friday Sept. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

September 29, 2013 8:08 pm
Old Car Auction Nebraska

Old Car Auction Nebraska

Enthusiasts look at rows of cars during a preview for an auction of vintage cars and trucks from the former Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership in Pierce, Neb., Friday Sept. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

September 29, 2013 8:08 pm
Old Car Auction Nebraska

Old Car Auction Nebraska

Car buffs look over a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car during a preview for an auction of vintage cars and trucks from the former Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership in Pierce, Neb., Friday Sept. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

September 29, 2013 8:08 pm
Old Car Auction Nebraska

Old Car Auction Nebraska

Cars are lined up during a preview for an auction of vintage cars and trucks from the former Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership in Pierce, Neb., Friday Sept. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

September 29, 2013 8:08 pm
Old Car Auction Nebraska

Old Car Auction Nebraska

Visitors check out cars next to a soy bean field during a preview for an auction of vintage cars and trucks from the former Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership in Pierce, Neb., Friday Sept. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

September 29, 2013 8:08 pm
Old Car Auction Nebraska

Old Car Auction Nebraska

The hood ornament of a 1956 Chevrolet Belair points to the sky during a preview for an auction of vintage cars and trucks from the former Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership in Pierce, Neb., Friday Sept. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

September 29, 2013 8:08 pm
Old Car Auction Nebraska

Old Car Auction Nebraska

A car fan checks out a Chevy Impala during a preview for an auction of vintage cars and trucks from the former Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership in Pierce, Neb., Friday Sept. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

September 29, 2013 8:08 pm
Old Car Auction Nebraska

Old Car Auction Nebraska

A 1959 Chevrolet Impala is looked over during a preview for an auction of vintage cars and trucks from the former Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership in Pierce, Neb., Friday Sept. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

September 29, 2013 8:08 pm
Old Car Auction Nebraska

Old Car Auction Nebraska

Cars are lined up for inspection during a preview for an auction of vintage cars and trucks from the former Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership in Pierce, Neb., Friday Sept. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

September 29, 2013 8:09 pm
Old Car Auction Nebraska

Old Car Auction Nebraska

Car buffs take time off to rest during a preview for an auction of vintage cars and trucks from the former Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership in Pierce, Neb., Friday Sept. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

September 29, 2013 8:09 pm
Old Car Auction Nebraska

Old Car Auction Nebraska

Traffic is backed up during a preview for an auction of vintage cars and trucks from the former Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership in Pierce, Neb., Friday Sept. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

September 29, 2013 8:09 pm
Old Car Auction Nebraska

Old Car Auction Nebraska

Car buffs admire a brand new 1958 Chevrolet Cameo Pickup truck that has 1.3 miles on the clock after it was sold for $140,000, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at an auction that drew car buffs from around the world. Bidders and gawkers crowded shoulder-to-shoulder for the auction in a muddy field …

September 29, 2013 8:09 pm

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