Nebraska becomes 19th US state to abolish death penalty

 The legislature of the US state of Nebraska has approved abolishing the death penalty there in a 30-19 vote, a sufficient majority to avert a veto attempt by Governor Pete Ricketts, Efe news agency reported.

Tornadoes tear through central US, 13 reported injured
Tornadoes tear through central US, 13 reported injured

Multiple tornadoes injured at least 13 as they tore through the central United States on Wednesday destroying homes and felling trees amid heavy rains that triggered local flooding, US media reported.

US state Nebraska could abolish death penalty

Nebraska has taken a major step closer to doing away with the death penalty, amid controversy over lethal injection that has some US states questioning the punishment and others digging in.

US medical worker exposed to Ebola overseas: Officials

Nebraska medical officials say an American health care provider who had high-risk exposure to the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone will be observed at a bio containment unit in Omaha.

17 US states sue to block Obama's order on immigration

A coalition of 17 US states led by Texas have filed a federal lawsuit aiming to block implementation of President Barack Obama`s executive order shielding some five million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Ebola-infected US doctor heading to Nebraska

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Omaha: The US doctor infected with Ebola is being flown to a Nebraska hospital for treatment, doctors there have said. He got infected with the deadly disease while working in Liberia.

Neil Young, Willie Nelson to headline Nebraska farm concert

Singers Neil Young and Willie Nelson are headlining a concert to raise money for groups opposing the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.

1 dead, 16 critical after US tornadoes: Hospital

At least one person was killed and 16 others were in critical condition after massive tornadoes swept through northeast Nebraska, destroying more than half of the town of Pilger, hospital and emergency officials said.

`Nebraska` director Alexander Payne honoured by LMGA awards

Filmmakers Alexander Payne and Haskell Wexler will receive honorary awards at the debut Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) Awards, to be held on March 29 at the Writers Guild Theatre.

`Nebraska` actress June Squibb compares self to `old war horse`

June Squibb, who has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category at the Academy Awards for her role in ` Nebraska`, has likened herself to an old war horse.

Four killed as explosions rip through plants in two US states

Explosions in two US states, one at an animal feed plant in Nebraska and another at a steel plant in Oklahoma, killed at least four people and injured almost a dozen on Monday, authorities said.

I once got booed in Nebraska for saying I was vegetarian, says Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood has said that she once got embarrassed when she told an audience in Nebraska, which has a large meat consuming population, that she is a vegetarian.

Taylor Swift visits cancer-stricken fan

Singer Taylor Swift recently surprised a cancer-stricken fan when she visited her at a hospital in Nebraska.

Nebraska lawmakers to tackle cancer insurance bill

Insurance companies that cover cancer would have to treat chemotherapy pills the same as medication administered through an IV.