U.S. economy expands at 4.1% rate
The 4.1 percent third quarter growth rate came after the economy expanded at a 2.5 percent rate in the second quarter.
Nikko Jenkins' Family: Loyalty, community fear hamstring police
Such loyalty and fear are a double frustration for law enforcement and for community anti-violence efforts, creating a domino effect of retaliatory violence and silencing of witnesses. That, in turn, makes arrests and successful prosecutions more difficult.
New blogger: Let's talk about sex
Have questions about sex? Email your questions to email@example.com and our newest sex blogger will share his thoughts in his monthly blogs.
World-Herald editorial: Will government lessons be learned?
Local social studies teachers, get out your pointers and rap the blackboard for attention. There’s a Nebraska program called ACCESSNebraska whose trials and tribulations offer some basic lessons about how government works.
President Obama pardons Omahan for '96 drug conviction
The White House said Thursday that Chris Deann Switzer was one of 21 people who received clemency.
Congress sends sweeping defense bill to Obama
The Senate voted 84-15 Thursday night for the $632.8 billion bill that covers combat pay, new ships, aircraft and military bases.
Christmas Eve run to benefit Open Door Mission
The fourth annual Jingle Bell Run in Omaha is Christmas Eve.
The Great Platte River Road Archway that spans Interstate 80 at Kearney has a troubled past. Of that, there is no dispute. But the attraction’s uncertain future got a boost in recent months with a new, local infusion of leadership and energy after emerging from bankruptcy in September. This week, that effort to rebrand the museum gave the...
Courthouse Santas spread joy
Several dozen Christmas trees will be brighter places this year because of a charitable program managed and supported by employees at the Sarpy County Courthouse.
Former RHS French teacher earns new honor from France's government
In a stirring ceremony last Tuesday at Creighton University, former Ralston High School French teacher Jan Lund was conferred the second-highest ranking in France’s most prestigious chivalric order for educators and artists.
Child porn charge leads to arrest
A joint investigation between the Bellevue Police Department and the Nebraska State Patrol’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force resulted in the arrest of a 41-year-old Omaha man.
Fury, frustration over Target data breach
Target apologized on Facebook and said it was working hard to resolve the problem and was adding more workers to field calls and help solve website issues.
Car buyers in the driver's seat as year wanes
Many auto dealers won't close the books on 2013 until Jan. 3 or later, so the current deals will probably continue beyond December.
The Public Pulse, Dec. 20
Payne’s ‘Nebraska’ embarrasses state
Court’s records clerk honored by state
A Papillion employee was recognized for being an exceptional judicial branch employee last month.
Offutt Collision Repair collects car seats for recycling
Offutt Collision Repair has always offered to dispose of children’s car seats for the clients who have them in their cars following an accident.
Scores injured in partial London theater collapse
The collapse at the Apollo Theatre took place around 8:15 p.m. during a performance of “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.”
Doyle McManus: Forward motion in Syria an illusion
Here’s how feeble U.S. influence on the outcome of Syria’s dreadful civil war has become: For the Obama administration’s diplomacy to succeed, it now needs help from an armed group with the unpromising name of the Islamic Front.
Rest helps Huskers get their legs back before Gator Bowl
Stepping away from the daily demands of football for two weeks has apparently paid off for a now-recharged Nebraska team.
Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky is released
Mikhail Khodorkovsky spent 10 years in prison on charges of tax evasion and embezzlement.
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