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AP-NE--Nebraska News Digest 1 pm, NE

July 5, 2018


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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



LINCOLN — A group that is seeking to expand Medicaid in Nebraska says it has collected more than enough signatures to place the issue on the November general-election ballot. Insure the Good Life announced Thursday it has gathered more than 133,000 signatures, well above the required minimum of 85,000 signatures. By Grant Schulte. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words



The U.S. and Chinese governments have been flashing a lot of bravado just before firing the first shots in a conflict that risks escalating into a mutually damaging trade war. Yet among people and business in both countries that are now under threat from higher costs, closed-off markets and deep uncertainties, there is far less confidence. A trade war between the world’s two biggest economies will leave casualties. By Paul Wiseman and Christopher Rugaber. UPCOMING: 950 words by 3 p.m.


OMAHA — A Vietnamese woman who lived apart from her daughter for 18 years is celebrating earning her U.S. citizenship in Nebraska. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 62-year-old Tu Tran became a naturalized U.S. citizen in Omaha last week. She’s the mother of Chinh Doan, a TV reporter in Omaha. UPCOMING: 250 words


SALT LAKE CITY — Utah police seized about $2.2 million in cash last year under a law allowing authorities to take someone’s property even if they aren’t charged or convicted of a crime, a state report showed. The 2017 report on state asset forfeiture showed virtually all of the money and other assets seized by police came in drug investigations. By Julian Hattem. SENT: 475 words


— SEVERE WEATHER-NEBRASKA — Severe thunderstorms knocked out power to nearly 7,000, disrupted some fireworks displays and injured at least one woman in eastern Nebraska.

— OMAHA HOMICIDES — Police are investigating two separate homicides that happened just a few blocks apart in Omaha.


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