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Senate taking up amendment to combat ISIL today

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Nebraska U-S Senator Mike Johanns is pleased that legislation is quickly making its way through Congress to combat the terrorist group ISIL. The U-S House passed an amendment that would provide funding to the Department of Defense and the State Department to equip and train moderate forces fighting ISIL in Syria. It also requires a […] Read More »

Moore’s big gamble paying off for Royals

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Dayton Moore's decision to trade four prospects to the Rays for James Shields and Wade Davis helped to push the Royals over the hump. Read More »

Nebraska hopes conference will lead to increased trade with Japan (AUDIO)

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Nebraska hosts the 50th annual Midwest US-Japan Association annual conference; in 2018. Gov. Dave Heineman says the conference should spur Nebraska exports to Japan and Japanese investment in Nebraska. “I’m especially gratified that we’re going to host the 50th,” Heineman tells reporters during an announcement. “Anniversaries like that tend to be a little more important. […] Read More »

If NU wants to rattle Miami’s freshman QB, they need to take away his run game (AUDIO)

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Miami will start a true freshman at quarterback Brad Kaaya and so far the reviews on him have all been positive. Husker defensive coordinator John Papuchis talks about how the kid doesn’t get rattled.  However, 92,000 fans in Memorial Stadium on Saturday may change that. Defensive end Randy Gregory thinks so. The Canes averaging 247 passing […] Read More »

Creighton grabs first set, but 9th ranked Nebraska volleyball wins the match

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The Creighton Volleyball team went into Lincoln and won the first set before No. 9 Nebraska rallied for the final three sets to take a 3-1 victory over the visiting Bluejays before a sold-out crowd of 8,060 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Scores were 21-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20. Nebraska won its sixth straight match, […] Read More »

Expert: Gas prices may fall closer to $3/gallon in Nebraska

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With fall arriving next week, gasoline prices are falling in Nebraska — and one analyst says they may dip closer to $3 a gallon by the end of next month. Gail Weinholzer, at AAA-Nebraska, says the statewide average price for a gallon of self-service unleaded gas is now $3.35, that’s down seven cents a gallon in […] Read More »

Friday marks six years of delays for Keystone XL project

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On September 19th, 2008 TransCanada began its approval process with the U-S federal government to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The southern portion was ordered fast-tracked and has been in operation for several years. The northern portion goes through Nebraska and the permit process stalled after a conflict regarding the route. That issue was addressed […] Read More »

Royals playoff tickets go on sale today

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With the regular season winding down, the Royals announced that potential American League Wild Card and AL Divisional Series tickets will go on sale to the general public today. Read More »

Kansas City drops Sale, sits half-game back of Tigers

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Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer and Alcides Escobar went deep for a solo shot as the Royals turned up the heat against AL Cy Young candidate Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory over the White Sox on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Nori Aoki set the clu... Read More »

Aoki sets club mark for hits in a three-game series

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Nori Aoki made Royals history Wednesday night with his 11th hit of the series against the White Sox, bypassing Willie Wilson (1980) and George Brett (1982) for most hits in a three-game series. Read More »

Vargas on the hill as Royals try to leapfrog Tigers

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The Royals and Tigers, who sit in first place by a half-game, engage in a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium starting Friday that will go a long way in determining the fate of the American League Central. Justin Verlander and Jason Vargas will squar... Read More »

Abreu’s stolen base overturned by Royals’ challenge

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The Royals began their rubber match with the White Sox by winning a challenge to end the top of the first inning. Jose Abreu was initially ruled to have stolen second base, but officials overturned the call after Royals manager Ned Yost used his challe... Read More »

Gloves for Kids charity event Thursday from 5-7 p.m. CT

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The Royals and broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre will host the annual Gloves for Kids charity event on Thursday. The event, which benefits area youth, will be held at Kansas Sampler - Oak Park in Lenexa, Kan., from 5-7 p.m. CT. Read More »

Lincoln man sentenced to federal prison on child pornography charge

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A 24-year-old Lincoln man will spend more than a decade in prison for distributing child pornography. The United States Attorney’s office says Ian Wait has been sentenced to slightly more than 11 years in federal prison. Afterward, he will serve 15 years of supervised release and be required to register as a sex offender. A […] Read More »

Royals put Colon on disabled list

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To gain more flexibility in possible postseason roster moves, the Royals on Wednesday placed infielder Christian Colon on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Sept. 7. Read More »