Parkland survivor shares prom night with Nebraska teen

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A survivor of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting has shared a senior prom night to remember with a Nebraska girl.

Fidan Ibrahimova told the Lincoln Journal Star that she liked what Kyle Kashuv said after the Feb. 14 attack, citing his thoughts on preventing gun violence ...

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

Post Bulletin, April 14

Nice theory, but eminent domain is not an option

A lot of interesting and potentially positive ideas have been floated as ways for Albert Lea to deal with Mayo Clinic Health System's plan to move inpatient hospital care from there to Austin.

The notion of the ...

Greitens’ prosecution calls its investigator “flawed”

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The "egregious" mistake of relying on a bungling private investigator to help handle the criminal indictment of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens should not prompt dismissal of the case, a top official in the St. Louis prosecutor's office told a judge Monday.

The comments came as a ...

Progressive groups unite to engage voters in Florida, Michigan and Nevada

A group of progressive advocacy groups announced Monday that they plan to launch a joint initiative to stimulate voter engagement in the 2018 midterms.

Planned Parenthood Votes, Center for Community Change Action, Color of Change PAC and Service Employees International Union plan to invest $30 million into a new group, ...

Supreme Court declines to hear Rod Blagojevich’s appeal

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal from former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Monday, leaving in place his corruption conviction and declining to settle an ongoing disagreement among courts over what it takes to prove corruption.

Blagojevich was convicted of selling the Senate seat left vacant by Barack Obama upon ...

Gun shops report increase in sales as restrictions pass

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - Some gun shops in border towns say they have seen an uptick in business since Vermont passed restrictions on gun ownership.

Gary Griswold, owner of Gateway Sports in Wells River, which borders New Hampshire, tells the Caledonian Record he has seen a 40 percent increase ...

Hundreds of ex-DOJ workers sign petition to protect Mueller, Rosenstein

Hundreds of former Department of Justice employees have signed a petition demanding Congress act "swiftly and forceful' if President Trump fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller or Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Posted over the weekend on the social media site Medium, the petition had nearly 500 signatures as of Monday morning. ...

Eric Swalwell: James Comey has a right to defend himself

Rep. Eric Swalwell said Monday that he doesn't fault former FBI Director James Comey for speaking about the various investigations he was involved in while at the agency.

"There's a lot of information that I know, that James Comey knows, that he has not yet revealed. I think he has ...

Clinton Cash: Confidant revealed as buyer of $20M Rockefeller home

A stunning New York real estate deal has offered a glimpse into just how much money one of Bill Clinton’s closest confidants has raked in over the years, after it was reported that Doug Band snatched up the Manhattan townhouse of the late business magnate David Rockefeller – for a cool $20 million.

Trump slams China, Russia for devaluing their currencies

President Trump accused China and Russia Monday of devaluing their currencies against the U.S. dollar, three days after the Treasury Department declined to label China a currency manipulator.

"Russia and China are playing the Currency Devaluation game as the U.S. keeps raising interest rates. Not acceptable," the president tweeted.

The ...

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

Des Moines Register. April 4, 2018

Iowa's people shortage is bad for business, and immigrants can be part of solution

Have you noticed your Iowa town is being overrun with undocumented immigrants while local officials flout federal immigration law?

Neither has anyone else.

Because it isn't happening.

But that reality ...

Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

Omaha World Herald. April 11, 2018

Goodwill Omaha makes welcome changes in pursuing a new path

Goodwill Omaha is taking numerous steps to remedy concerns from the recent past, redirecting more resources to its programming and adopting guidelines for responsible operations. The charity says it still has a ways to ...

Supreme Court again rejects Blagojevich appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has for the second time rejected an appeal by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his convictions on corruption charges.

The justices did not comment Monday in letting stand the convictions and 14-year prison term that Blagojevich is serving. He's scheduled to be ...