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

May 6, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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

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

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION SECURITY-MICROSOFT

Microsoft announced an ambitious effort it says will make voting secure, verifiable and more transparent with open-source software. Two of the three top U.S elections vendors have expressed interest in potentially incorporating the software into their voting systems. By Frank Bajak. SENT: 750 words, photos.

BUFFETT MEDIA

OMAHA _ Investor Warren Buffett says if the U.S. has a full-blown trade war with China, it will be bad for the entire world. By Josh Funk. SENT: 420 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

OMAHA SCOOTERS _ Omaha pedestrians and drivers may soon have to make way for electric scooter riders on the city’s sidewalks and streets. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

XGR--PROPERTY TAX-RICKETTS _ Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is once again turning to the public to stop a bill that seeks to lower property taxes by raising other taxes and imposing a sales tax on services including car repairs.

NEBRASKA SOLDIER KILLED _ A member of the Nebraska Army National Guard has died from an unexpected medical episode during routine fitness training in Broken Bow.

SEVERE WEATHER-LINCOLN _ A possible tornado demolished a Lincoln food stand shortly after workers at the business scrambled into a storm cellar.

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