| Mar 6, 2015
| 11:44 PM
One of the biggest environmental controversies of the Obama administration got locked up in Congress again this week, when the Republican-controlled Senate failed to override President Obama's recent veto of legislation that would have forced a decision...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 1:32 PM
In a temporary victory for opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline, a Nebraska state judge sided with landowners seeking to stop Canadian energy firm TransCanada from taking land from dozens of properties in the northern half of the state.
| 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....
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:46 PM
For four years, Republicans in Congress have been accused of obstructing President Barack Obama's agenda. Now, with the House and Senate under their control, GOP leaders are ready to turn the tables.
Over the next few months, congressional leaders...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:39 AM
The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday removed a serious hurdle to construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, ruling that then-Gov. Dave Heineman had the authority to approve the project's route without review by a state agency.
A 2012 law...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...