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Meet Karli, the new 'Sesame Street' muppet in foster care

"Sesame Street" has introduced a new Muppet named Karli, a yellow-haired friend of Elmo's who introduces viewers to the concept of "for-now parents." Read more

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Cells from Purdue super fan being used for cancer research

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Cells from Tyler Trent, the Purdue University super fan and cancer activist who died in January, are being used by cancer researchers to study the disease. Read more

UN envoy warns Libya is on verge of descending to civil war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Libya warned Tuesday that the oil-rich nation "is on the verge of descending into a civil war" that could divide the country and imperil the security of its neighbors and the wider Mediterranean region. Read more

Big Blue Water Park to open this weekend

It may not feel like swimming weather, but the Big Blue Water Park in Beatrice is planning a tentative Saturday opening for the season. Read more


Security solutions to keep your Beatrice family and home safe this spring

Talk to a local expert about a digital alarm system that will protect your family and belongings.

Review: The creator of 'Hannibal' returns with new monster

"Cari Mora" by Thomas Harris (Grand Central). Read more

Argentina: Fernández in court for first corruption trial

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's former President Cristina Fernández appeared in court Tuesday for the first in a series of corruption trials ahead of a planned run for the vice presidency. Read more

Hearing set for guardsman in slaying of Alabama officer

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A man suspected of killing one Alabama police officer and wounding two others is due in court for an initial hearing. Read more