State and Local News

Damage cleanup is underway after a car crashed into a Lincoln building.  Police say that a car struck another vehicle at 84th and Old Cheney Road yesterday morning, and one of the cars then crashed into a building causing minor damage.   Both drivers suffered minor injuries, but they refused medical treatment.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is launching a new doctoral program.  Under the program, six doctoral students in the special education field will design and provide academic interventions.  The program is being funded by one-point-nine-million-dollars from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.

Police are identifying a man whose body was found in Council Bluffs.  Thirty-five-year-old Willam Josehtong Dut [[jos-ah-tong dutt]] was found dead and wrapped in a sheet near Ninth Street and Second Avenue on Monday.  The cause of his death is under investigation.

The top candidate to become the next president of the University of Nebraska will go on a state tour.  A series of public forums for Walter Carter Junior will start on Friday.  Friday’s tour stops include forums at the University of Nebraska Kearney.  The 60-year-old Carter is a past superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy and a retired Navy vice admiral.

National News

Three people are dead and nine are wounded in a shooting outside a home in Long Beach, California.  Police say it happened a little before 11 p.m. Tuesday in the port city south of Los Angeles.  Local media report paramedics were treating at least seven people in a yard by the house before taking them to nearby hospitals.  There’s no word about a suspect or whether anyone is in custody.

The top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council says he tried to edit the White House transcript of President Trump’s phone call with the leader of Ukraine.  The New York Times says Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman testified for several hours Tuesday in the House impeachment inquiry against Trump and says he tried to add details that were left out of the document but failed. The details include Trump mentioning potential recordings of Joe Biden talking about Ukraine, as well as Ukraine’s leader mentioning an energy company that hired Biden’s son.

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg is back on Capitol Hill today to discuss the safety of the 737 MAX with members of the House.  Speaking with reporters before the hearing, Muilenburg said he had a chance to speak with the family members of crash victims after yesterday’s hearing before the Senate Transportation Committee.  He said their courage is amazing and over the last year the company has learned from its mistakes and will continue to do so.  Muilenburg also emphasized Boeing’s commitment to safety of its aircraft.

FBI Director Chris Wray is warning about evolving threats to the U.S.  During a House hearing, Wray said terrorism “moves at the speed of social media.”  He noted growing concerns about domestic, homegrown terrorism that is inspired by violent extremist ideologies.  Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan [[ MACK-ahl-ee-nan ]] talked about the rise of violence linked to racial-and-ethnic hatred.  He also warned that global terrorist organizations continue to pose significant, persistent security threats to the U.S.

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