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Nebraska man who threatened wildlife officer gets prison
Nebraska man who threatened wildlife officer gets prison

An eastern Nebraska man who pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a U.S. wildlife officer and brandishing a gun during a violent crime has been sentenced to nearly 10 years in federal prison.

Judge nixes effort to list moms on sons' birth certificates

Judge nixes effort to list moms on sons' birth certificates

A Nebraska judge has rejected a lawsuit filed by two Omaha women who sought to have both their names listed as parents on their children’s birth certificates.

Tentative labor deal averts threat of nationwide rail strike

Tentative labor deal averts threat of nationwide rail strike

Rail companies and their workers reached a tentative agreement to avert a nationwide strike that could have shut down the nation’s freight trains and devastated the economy less than two months before the midterm elections.

Rail workers win key concessions in deal to prevent strike

Rail workers win key concessions in deal to prevent strike

Railroad workers secured a deal that will deliver 24% raises and $5,000 bonuses over five years, but it will also address some of their concerns about strict attendance rules and time off.

From carmakers to refiners, industries brace for rail strike

From carmakers to refiners, industries brace for rail strike

Carmakers say buyers might not get the vehicle they want on time, commuter rail lines could see service disrupted, and shipments from everything from oil to livestock feed could be disrupted.

EXPLAINER: Rail strike would impact consumers, businesses

EXPLAINER: Rail strike would impact consumers, businesses

A strike by railroad workers would have wide-ranging impact on consumers, commuters and businesses.

One union rejects deal days ahead of rail strike deadline

One union rejects deal days ahead of rail strike deadline

Members of one union are rejecting a tentative deal with the largest U.S. freight railroads while three other unions remained at the bargaining table just days ahead of a national strike deadline.

Businesses, White House plan for possible rail strike Friday

Businesses, White House plan for possible rail strike Friday

Business and government officials are bracing for the possibility of a nationwide rail strike at the end of this week while talks carry on between the largest U.S. freight railroads and their unions.

Renewable energy to power new West Virginia industrial site

Renewable energy to power new West Virginia industrial site

A firm owned by billionaire businessman Warren Buffett has partnered with the state of West Virginia to buy land for use as an industrial park powered by renewable energy.

Malcolm X makes Nebraska Hall of Fame, years after flap

Malcolm X makes Nebraska Hall of Fame, years after flap

Fifteen years after being rejected as too controversial, Malcolm X has been inducted as the newest member of the Nebraska Hall of Fame.

Jury: Omaha police chief retaliated against ex-captain

Jury: Omaha police chief retaliated against ex-captain

A former Omaha police captain has prevailed in her lawsuit against Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer and the city, having sued over allegations that the chief failed to promote her in retaliation for filing a discrimination complaint.

Pressure mounts on US railroads and unions to reach a deal

Pressure mounts on US railroads and unions to reach a deal

Freight railroads and their unions are facing increasing pressure from business groups and the White House to settle their contract dispute.

Unions blast rail move to delay shipments before deadline

Unions blast rail move to delay shipments before deadline

The heads of the nation’s two largest rail unions said Sunday that the freight railroads’ move to begin delaying some hazardous shipments ahead of this week’s looming strike deadline is only an attempt to get shippers to increase the pressure on Congress to block a work stoppage by imposing a contract on workers.