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California train slammed into empty railcars but unclear why
California train slammed into empty railcars but unclear why

Federal investigators said the collision that killed two Union Pacific employees earlier this month in Southern California happened when the train slammed into 92 empty railcars that had been stored on a side track for nine months.

Rail union that rejected deal signs new tentative agreement

Rail union that rejected deal signs new tentative agreement

A union that rejected its deal with the nation’s freight railroads earlier this month now has a new tentative agreement.

Nebraska man who threatened wildlife officer gets prison

Nebraska man who threatened wildlife officer gets prison

An eastern Nebraska man who pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a U.S. wildlife officer and brandishing a gun during a violent crime has been sentenced to nearly 10 years in federal prison.

Deal that prevented rail strike still needs worker support

Deal that prevented rail strike still needs worker support

A last-minute deal prevented a railroad strike for now, but many rail workers remain unhappy with working conditions.

JBS to pay $20 million in pork price-fixing settlement

JBS to pay $20 million in pork price-fixing settlement

JBS has agreed to pay $20 million to settle a lawsuit with consumers that accused the giant meat producer of conspiring with other meat companies to inflate pork prices.

Nebraska man who maintains his innocence is denied a pardon

Nebraska man who maintains his innocence is denied a pardon

A Nebraska man who maintains he wasn't even at a fatal 1999 shooting he was convicted of being involved in was denied a pardon Monday despite having the support of the victim's family.

Ricketts selects interim Nebraska prisons director

Ricketts selects interim Nebraska prisons director

Gov. Pete Ricketts has selected an interim director to run Nebraska's prison system when current director Scott Frakes steps down next month.

Judge nixes effort to list moms on sons' birth certificates

Judge nixes effort to list moms on sons' birth certificates

A Nebraska judge has rejected a lawsuit filed by two Omaha women who sought to have both their names listed as parents on their children’s birth certificates.