Nebraska

In this photo taken on Monday, June 23, 2014, rock star Bret Michaels hands an item up to another volunteer from the basement of a Pilger, Neb., home destroyed in last week's tornado. Michaels and his band and crew stopped in Pilger on Monday to see the devastation and do some volunteer cleanup work. (AP Photo/The Norfolk Daily News, Darin Epperly)

Bret Michaels lends a hand at stricken town

PILGER, Neb. (AP) — Rock star Bret Michaels and his band rolled up their sleeves to help clean up a tornado-damaged Nebraska town and sign autographs for residents and other volunteers. Michaels and company rolled […]

06/24/2014

Onlookers standing at the Sgt. Floyd Monument in Sioux City, Iowa, watch as a storm cell passes over the city Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/The Sioux City Journal, Tim Hynds)

Hospital: 1 dead and 16 critical after tornadoes

PILGER, Neb. (AP) — At least one person was killed and 16 others were in critical condition on Monday after massive tornadoes swept through northeast Nebraska, destroying more than half of the town of Pilger, […]

06/16/2014

Severe weather in Midwest packs baseball-size hail

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Severe weather packing baseball-size hail rolled into Nebraska on Tuesday afternoon as potentially dangerous storms targeted a number of Midwestern states, including South Dakota and Iowa where voters were casting […]

06/03/2014

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Cate Blanchett in a scene from the film, "Blue Jasmine." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Classics, file)

Spirit Awards to give dressed-down Oscar preview

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Oscars will get a dressed-down, beach-side rehearsal at Saturday’s 29th annual Spirit Awards. As the final award show before Sunday’s Oscars, the Spirit Awards are a looser affair held in a […]

03/01/2014

Chiwetel Ejiofor, center, in a scene from "12 Years A Slave." (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight, Jaap Buitendijk)

List of nominees for 71st Golden Globe Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Nominees for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: MOTION PICTURES — Picture, Drama: “12 Years a Slave,” ”Captain […]

12/12/2013

In this photo from Skydive Perris/U.S. Parachute Association, Vernon Maynard, bottom, skydives with instuctor James Perez to celebrate his 100th birthday over Perris, Calif., Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.  (AP Photo/Skydive Perris/U.S. Parachute Association)

Calif. man skydives on 100th birthday

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — When Vernon Maynard’s friends asked him what he wished he had done in his 100 years of life, the Southern California man said he had always wanted to jump from a […]

11/04/2013

Major roads are plowed, but piles of snow are melting causing potential flood hazards in Rapid City, S.D., Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, Benjamin Brayfield)

Early snow kills thousands of cattle in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A record-breaking storm that dumped 4 feet of snow in parts of western South Dakota left ranchers dealing with heavy losses, in some cases perhaps up to half their herds, as […]

10/07/2013

This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, October 03, 2013 at 11:00 AM EDT shows a developing storm in the Northern Rockies is generating clouds with rain showers and snow across the Upper Mississippi Valley and Northern and Central Plains into the Northern Rockies and Intermountain West. Fair conditions exist across the remaining regions. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)

Heavy snow, thunderstorms moving into Midwest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin. A foot of […]

10/04/2013

President Barack Obama, left, talks with Jay Leno during a commercial break during the taping of his appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

NBC developing Johnny Carson miniseries

  NEW YORK (AP) — The late Johnny Carson is coming back to NBC. The network said Thursday that it is developing a miniseries based on the life of the talk show host, who ruled […]

09/19/2013

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini, left, calls instructions with defensive coordinator John Papuchis looking on, in the first half of an NCAA college football game against UCLA in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. UCLA won 41-21. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Big Ten coaches: Vent at your own risk

If you’re a college football coach and you want to vent, there’s a short list of places where you can do it safely. Screw it up, Big Ten coaches said Tuesday, it the comments can […]

09/17/2013

Mel and Laurie Pasquale, from right, during a vigil for their son former San Clemente High teammate and UCLA wide receiver Nick Pasquale, 20, who died early Sunday after he was hit by a car while walking in a residential San Clemente, Calif. neighborhood. More than 300 honored the beloved football player at San Clemente High on Sept. 8, 2013.  (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Cindy Yamanaka)

No. 13 UCLA has Pasquale in mind moving forward

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The UCLA Bruins have emerged from an emotional week after receiver Nick Pasquale’s death, and they’re determined to make the remaining weeks of their season count. Just one day after the […]

09/17/2013

Torrey Larson, 18, left, and Troy Fullerton, 17, are overcome with emotion at a vigil for former San Clemente High teammate and UCLA wide receiver Nick Pasquale, 20, who died early Sunday after he was hit by a car while walking in a residential San Clemente, Calif. neighborhood. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Cindy Yamanaka)

No. 16 UCLA copes after death of freshman receiver

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA coach Jim Mora and the 16th-ranked Bruins returned to football practice on Monday for the first time since the death of walk-on receiver Nick Pasquale. The team practiced in preparation […]

09/09/2013

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