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.

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TOP STORIES:

LINCOLN EXPLOSION — The children of a woman killed in a house explosion last year are accusing the city of Lincoln, Lancaster County and gas utility Black Hills Energy of negligently causing her death. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

DAUGHTER HIRING — A southwest Nebraska county attorney who wants to employ his daughter for some part-time legal work wants county commissioners to reconsider their decision to not let him hire a second deputy attorney.

HIGH-SPEED INTERNET — The Federal Communications Commission says nearly 9,000 rural Nebraska homes and businesses will be getting access to high-speed internet for the first time.

GRAND ISLAND HOMICIDE — A 24-year-old has been given 85 to 110 years in prison for beating to death a man at a Grand Island park.

SPORTS:

FBC--T25-BIG TEN THIS WEEK

Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. SENT: 625 words, photos.

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