On King’s holiday, daughter calls for bold action over words

America has honored Martin Luther King Jr. with a federal holiday for nearly four decades yet still hasn’t fully embraced and acted on the lessons from the slain civil rights leader, his youngest daughter said Monday.

Holiday sales up 7.6% despite the squeeze of inflation

Holiday sales rose this year as American spending remained resilient during the critical shopping season despite surging prices on everything from food to rent, according to one measure.

Frigid monster storm across US claims at least 34 lives

Millions of people hunkered down against a deep freeze Sunday to ride out the winter storm that has killed at least 34 people across the United States.

Jan. 6 panel wraps work with ‘roadmap to justice’ for Trump

The House Jan. 6 committee is wrapping up its investigation of the violent 2021 U.S. Capitol insurrection, with lawmakers on Monday declaring that they have assembled a “roadmap to justice.”

Biden signs gay marriage law, calls it ‘a blow against hate’

President Joe Biden is inviting thousands to celebrate at the White House on Tuesday as he signs into law gay marriage legislation before a bipartisan crowd that reflects growing acceptance of same-sex unions.

Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge scheme

Donald Trump’s company was convicted of tax fraud on Tuesday in a case brought by the Manhattan District Attorney, a significant repudiation of financial practices at the former president’s business.

An inflation gauge tracked by the Fed slows to still-high 6%

A measure of inflation that is closely monitored by the Federal Reserve eased but remained at an elevated level in October, likely reinforcing the Fed’s intent to keep raising interest rates to cool the economy and slow the acceleration of prices.

Oath Keepers’ Rhodes guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was convicted Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for a violent plot to overturn President Joe Biden’s election, handing the Justice Department a major victory in its massive prosecution of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.

Landmark same-sex marriage bill wins Senate passage

The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex marriages.

Police: Pelosi suspect wanted to break speaker’s knees

The man accused of attacking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband with a hammer told police he wanted to hold the Democratic leader hostage and “break her kneecaps” to show other members of Congress there were “consequences to actions,” authorities said.

Musk floats paid Twitter verification, fires board

Billionaire Elon Musk is already floating major changes for Twitter — and faces major hurdles as he begins his first week as owner of the social-media platform.

Musk in control of Twitter but where will he go from here?

Elon Musk has taken control of Twitter after a protracted legal battle and months of uncertainty. The question now is what the billionaire Tesla CEO will actually do with the social media platform.

Trump deposed in defamation suit filed by E. Jean Carroll

Former President Donald Trump answered questions under oath Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by E. Jean Carroll, a magazine columnist who says the Republican raped her in the mid-1990s in a department store dressing room.

IRS ups standard deductions, tax brackets due to inflation

Taxpayers will get fatter standard deductions for 2023 and all seven federal income tax bracket levels will be revised upward as the government allows people to shield more of their money from taxation because of persistently high inflation.

Biden kicks off student loan relief application season

President Joe Biden on Monday officially kicked off the application process for his student debt cancellation program and announced that 8 million borrowers already applied for loan relief during the government’s soft launch period over the weekend.

Alex Jones ordered to pay $965 million for Sandy Hook lies

The conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay $965 million to people who suffered from his false claim that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax, a jury in Connecticut decided Wednesday.

Trump docs probe: Court lifts hold on Mar-a-Lago records

A federal appeals panel has lifted a judge’s hold on the Justice Department’s ability to use classified records seized from former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate in its ongoing criminal investigation.

Trump accused of vast fraud in suit by NY attorney general

The lawsuit, filed in state court in Manhattan, is the culmination of the Democrat’s three-year civil investigation into Trump and the Trump Organization.

After cancellation, Dems look to reduce future student debt

Building on President Joe Biden’s student debt cancellation plan, House Democrats on Thursday proposed new legislation that would increase federal student aid, lower interest rates on loans and take other steps to make college more affordable.

Trump search: What may come next in inquiry with legal peril

A newly released FBI document helps flesh out the contours of an investigation into classified material at former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate.

Kearney man sentenced to prison for over 17 years

Kearney man sentenced to prison for over 17 years

Silver Lake high school dancer to stay in Adams county to continue at college level

Silver Lake high school dancer to stay in Adams county to continue at college level

Grand Island man gets sentenced to life in prison

Grand Island man gets sentenced to life in prison

Loper Landlord: UNK senior, Scotus grad Drew Zaruba invests in Kearney rental properties

Loper Landlord: UNK senior, Scotus grad Drew Zaruba invests in Kearney rental properties

GICC uses paint points to hold off Aurora 50-38

GICC uses paint points to hold off Aurora 50-38

Six Kearney High students sign to play college sports

Six Kearney High students sign to play college sports

Twelve Beatrice High athletes take part in national signing day

Twelve Beatrice High athletes take part in national signing day

National Signing Day 2023: Get to know this year's list of News Channel Nebraska's featured athletes!

National Signing Day 2023: Get to know this year's list of News Channel Nebraska's featured athletes!

Eagles notes: Chadron State wins 88-76 over Colorado Christian

Eagles notes: Chadron State wins 88-76 over Colorado Christian

Leyton boys move to 18-0 with win over Sedgwick County Tuesday

Leyton boys move to 18-0 with win over Sedgwick County Tuesday