| Nov 13, 2014
| 4:45 PM
The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives prepared to vote on Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline that will help transport oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, but a companion bill in the Senate may lack votes to pass next week....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:08 AM
Demonstrations began Tuesday in the Arizona town of Oracle, the latest municipality trying to come to grips with the surge in children and women from Central America who have illegally crossed into the United States in record numbers, straining local...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:18 PM
One of six Americans say that immigration issues now rank as the nation's most pressing problem, a tripling in just one month, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.
That jump -- from 5% last month to 17% -- appears striking, but perhaps just as...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Nebraska's lieutenant governor announced his resignation Tuesday morning, a day after a state judge ordered him not to contact his sister after she accused him of having anger problems and threatening her.
Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann, who was appointed...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The sister of Nebraska's lieutenant governor was granted a domestic-abuse protection order Monday after she accused him of physically threatening her during a family dispute.
Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann -- a Republican appointed by Gov. Dave Heineman in...
| May 2, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Nearly a tanker's worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts.
“At this time we expect downstream...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:58 PM
A swarm of tornadoes, some appearing two at a time, struck several farming communities in northeastern Nebraska on Monday, killing at least one person and injuring 16 in one tiny town obliterated by a direct hit, officials said.
The tornadoes, part of a...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:00 AM
A storm featuring rare twin tornadoes tore through parts of Nebraska on Monday, leaving two dead and destroying much of the rural town of Pilger, officials said Tuesday.
The storm killed a 5-year-old girl and a motorist in his car, a spokeswoman for the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:22 PM
A state judge in Nebraska has dealt another setback to the long-debated Keystone XL pipeline, ruling that a state law passed in 2012 violated the state’s constitution by giving the governor power to approve the pipeline’s route.
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:05 PM
A Nebraska court ruling Wednesday left the long-troubled Keystone XL pipeline with no approved route through the state, dealing the project a legal setback that could delay it at least a year.
Lancaster County District Judge Stephanie F. Stacy struck...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 6:41 PM
From the red flag warnings along California’s coast to the blizzard that dumped almost 4 feet of snow on the Great Plains, from the slew of tornadoes that damaged Midwest towns to Tropical Storm Karen crawling toward the Gulf Coast, severe weather...