China approval may spur financial settlements for Syngenta -lawyers

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Chinese government approval for imports of a controversial type of Syngenta AG biotech corn increases the likelihood the seed maker will pay settlements to more than 100 U.S. farmer... Read More

Simants to remain in Nebraska psychiatric ward

A Lincoln County District judge has ordered a man who killed six members of a western Nebraska family nearly 40 years ago to remain in a state psychiatric hospital. The North Platte Telegraph says Judge Donald Rowlands ruled Wednesday that Erwin C... Read More

Swedes Look To Keep It Going

Gothenburg-Its been a quick start to the season for the Gothenburg Boys Basketball team. The Swedes are off to a 4-0 start with wins over Lexington, Hershey, Southern Valley and Chase County. Head coach Roger Koehler says, "The 4-0 start is great, bu... Read More

National Young Farmer and Rancher Committee Members Appointed

The American Farm Bureau Federation appointed new members to the Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee. The members, announced Wednesday, will serve for the 2015-2017 term starting in March. The committee is comprised of 16 positions representing al... Read More

Avian Influenza Confirmed in Wild Birds in Washington State

USDA has confirmed cases of highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza in wild birds in Washington State. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service says two separate strains were identified. Neither virus has been found in commercial poultry anywhere ... Read More

State of Nebraska settles lawsuit with 1 of 'Beatrice 6'

The state of Nebraska has settled a lawsuit with one of six people wrongly convicted in a 1985 murder.    The Lincoln Journal Star reports  Lancaster County District Judge Robert Otte agreed Tuesday to a stipulated settlement that will pay $300,00... Read More

NHL Scores

NHL Wednesday's Games= Ottawa 2, New Jersey 0 Boston 3, Minnesota 2, OT Dallas 2, Vancouver 0 Thursday's Games= Florida at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Colorado at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Toronto at Carolina, 7 p.m. Washington at Columbus, 7 p.m. An... Read More

NBA Scores and Schedule

NBA Wednesday's Games= Phoenix 111, Charlotte 106 Atlanta 127, Cleveland 98 Utah 105, Miami 87 Dallas 117, Detroit 106 Boston 109, Orlando 92 Toronto 105, Brooklyn 89 Memphis 117, San Antonio 116,3OT Portland 104, Milwaukee 97 L.A. Clippe... Read More

NFL Scores

NFL Thursday, Dec. 18= Tennessee at Jacksonville, 8:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20= Philadelphia at Washington, 4:30 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21= Baltimore at Houston, 1 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. Atlanta... Read More

Men's Top 25 College Basketball Scores

Wednesday TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL< Final (12) Ohio St. 97 NC A&T 55 Final (16) Washington 86 Grambling St. 38 Final OT Cincinnati 71 (19) San Diego St. 62 Final (25) Michigan St. 66 E. Michigan 46      ...... Read More

Nebraska game officials seek info on slain cougar

Officials with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission say they're looking for the person who shot and killed a female mountain lion south of Chadron in western Nebraska. The agency says the wild cat was shot illegally and its carcass left in the P... Read More