BC-NE--Nebraska News Preview, NE

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Good morning. Below is a preview of the AP's expected report for Nebraska on Wednesday.

Information in this preview is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. An afternoon digest and digest advisories will keep you up to date. The Nebraska news editor is Scott McFetridge. Nelson Lampe is on the desk in Omaha. They can be reached at 800-642-9920 or 402-391-0031. Other key numbers:

Nebraska Statehouse bureau: 402-476-2525

Technical assistance, Omaha: 800-453-6378

Technical assistance, Kansas City, Mo., staffed 24 hours: 800-243-5752.



LINCOLN — A former University of Nebraska women's basketball star accused of faking a hate-crime attack against her is standing by her story in letters to news organizations and in a new online video.


GRAND ISLAND — The Grand Island City Council has overridden a mayoral veto and enacted city employment protection for gay, bisexual and transgender people. The ordinance change adds protection to only city policies and doesn't affect any other employer in the south-central Nebraska community.


TOPEKA, Kan. — A new report says elementary schools in Kansas and surrounding states have reduced, or even eliminated, science education in recent years to emphasize reading and math. The Kansas State Board of Education was told Tuesday that one in five elementary teachers in Kansas and surrounding states, including Nebraska, are recording science grades even when they don't teach the subject.



OMAHA — Warren Buffett's company will file a quarterly update on its U.S. stock investments Wednesday after the markets close. Many investors watch Berkshire Hathaway closely because they want to copy Buffett's moves. But Berkshire's investment report also includes smaller moves made by two other investment managers at the company. By Josh Funk.



OMAHA — No. 15 Creighton, coming off a season-opening win over North Texas, meets UAB. The Blazers defeated Young Harris in their opener. The Bluejays won their only previous game against the Blazers last year in Birmingham. Game starts 7 p.m. Central. By Eric Olson. AP Photos.

The AP, Omaha

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