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AP-NE--Nebraska News Digest 6 pm, NE

September 21, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nebraska. Questions about coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Omaha Bureau at 402-391-0031 or omahane@ap.org. Nebraska News Editor Scott McFetridge can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.




PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children’s privacy. Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat, and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a Nebraska Republican, sent a letter this week to Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking for more details about how the service collects data. By Matt O’Brien. SENT: 350 words, photos.



LINCOLN — Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a point to hit 2.8 percent in August, the state said in a report released Friday. SENT: 360 words.

LAST REUNION — A group of Cold War veterans who flew nuclear-armed B-47 bombers during the 1950s held their final reunion in Omaha. SENT: 300 words.


SQUALID APARTMENTS-REFUGEES — About 500 refugees have been relocated from a Nebraska apartment complex after units were deemed unlivable. AP Photos NEOMA101, NEOMA102.

ATTORNEY SUSPENDED — The Nebraska Supreme Court has suspended the law license of a Lincoln attorney for two years after finding he violated numerous rules of conduct.

DRINKING CANDIDATE ALLEGATIONS — Twenty-one Nebraska lawmakers have signed a letter defending Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist against Republican allegations that he drank alcohol on the job.

TRIBAL COUNCIL CHARGED — A former Omaha Tribal Council member has been sentenced to five years of probation and told to pay more than $13,000 in restitution for misusing federal funds.

POT POSSESSION-LINCOLN — Authorities say two men found with hundreds of pounds of marijuana in their rental truck have been charged in Nebraska.

DRUG MANUFACTURING RULE — Attorneys general from West Virginia and 10 other states are asking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to further tighten the manufacture of opioids. Eds: Note Nebraska mention.



ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan is determined to take a small step toward ending its 14-year Big Ten title drought by beating winless Nebraska (0-2) on Saturday at home in the conference opener for both teams. By Larry Lage. SENT: 710 words, photos.


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