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BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 1 pm, NE

May 16, 2019

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nebraska. Questions about coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Omaha Bureau at 402-391-0031 or omahane@ap.org. Nebraska News Editor Scott McFetridge can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

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TOP STORIES:

KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE-SOUTH DAKOTA

BISMARCK, N.D. _ Attorneys for oil pipeline opponents are fighting a South Dakota sheriff’s attempt to be dismissed as a defendant in a lawsuit challenging new state laws that aim to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 410 words. AP Photo planned.

AROUND THE STATE:

SWIM TRIALS-TAXPAYER TAB _ Omaha has pledged $750,000 in taxpayer money to cover some of USA Swimming’s more than $3 million in costs to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

XGR--HUMAN TRAFFICKING _ Traffickers who sell women and children for sex in Nebraska could have their phones tapped by law enforcement and face prosecution years or even decades after their crimes under a bill advanced by lawmakers.

XGR--REVENGE PORN _ People who post pornographic images of others without their permission or use the images for blackmail could face new criminal charges in Nebraska under a bill advanced by lawmakers.

XGR--NEBRASKA SESSION-EARLY END _ The speaker of the Nebraska Legislature says he’s planning to end this year’s session nearly a week ahead of schedule.

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY-AMAZON STAKE _ Investor Warren Buffett’s company is offering the first details of its roughly $860 million stake in Amazon.

BELLEVUE-WOMAN’S DEATH _ A man accused of killing his longtime girlfriend in an Omaha suburb has been convicted after a nonjury trial.

UNION THEFT-CORRECTIONS OFFICER _ A former police union treasurer accused of stealing more than $170,000 from his union has taken a plea deal.

FORMER LEGISLATOR-PUBLIC URINATION _ A former state senator who’s been working for the city of Lincoln resigned his post after being ticketed for urinating in public.

HASTINGS DEATH _ A trial has been scheduled for one of two men charged in the shooting death of a Hastings man.

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