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Michigan bounces Maryland from Big Ten tourney with 10-4 win

May. 24, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jesse Franklin went 2 for 4 with two walks and an RBI double, one of four Michigan batters with multiple hits in a 10-4 victory to eliminate Maryland on Friday in the Big Ten tournament. Jimmy Kerr went 3 for 5, and Jack Blomgren and Blake Nelson each drove in two runs for the...

3 injured in fire that destroyed Nebraska fertilizer plant

May. 24, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A lightning strike at a Nebraska fertilizer plant set off a large fire that injured three truck drivers sleeping in the parking lot and destroyed the unoccupied factory, officials said Friday. The fire was reported about 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cooperative Producers Inc. dry...

The Latest: Fire marshal says lightning caused massive fire

May. 24, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on a fire that destroyed a central Nebraska fertilizer plan (all times local): 5 p.m. The Nebraska Fire Marshal's office has determined a lightning strike caused the fire that destroyed a fertilizer plant and injured three people. The office said in a news release Friday...

Fisher, Huskers pound Iowa 11-1 at Big Ten Tournament

May. 24, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nate Fisher scattered four hits over seven innings and Nebraska pounded Iowa 11-1 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament. Cam Chick had four RBIs for the Huskers (30-20), who finished off the Hawkeyes (31-23) in eight innings with the run rule. Fisher (7-3) escaped a...

3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake Missouri

May. 24, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state. The National Weather Service confirmed...

Rainy forecast postpones Iowa-Nebraska game at B10 tourney

May. 23, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Iowa-Nebraska game at the Big Ten Tournament has been postponed until Friday morning because of inclement weather in the Omaha, Nebraska, area on Thursday night. The Ohio State-Maryland game Thursday was delayed 95 minutes because of a thunderstorm, and more rain was expected late at...

Police in Nebraska investigate attack as possible hate crime

May. 23, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police in Lincoln, Nebraska, are investigating an assault on a Muslim woman as a possible hate crime. Police tell the Lincoln Journal Star that the 18-year-old victim was walking Wednesday night in west Lincoln when two white men approached her, made derogatory comments and threats and...

Huskers strike early, beat Gophers 8-2 in Big Ten Tournament

May. 23, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Spencer Schwellenbach's bases-loaded double highlighted Nebraska's five-run third inning, and the fifth-seeded Cornhuskers went on to beat No. 4 seed Minnesota 8-2 in the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday night. Matt Waldron (6-3) scattered six singles, walked none and struck out nine in 7...

Hawkeyes upset No. 1 seed Indiana 4-2 in Big Ten Tournament

May. 23, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Cole McDonald allowed five hits and struck out nine in eight innings, and bottom seed Iowa knocked off regular-season champion Indiana 4-2 in the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday night. The Hawkeyes (31-22), swept by Indiana in a three-game series in March and losers of five straight...

Girl, 10, 6th known child to die after US border detention

May. 22, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities say a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died last year after being detained by border authorities in a previously unreported case. The death marks the sixth known case in the last year. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday that she died on Sept. 29...