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Cardinals great Bob Gibson fighting pancreatic cancer

Jul. 14, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals great Bob Gibson is fighting pancreatic cancer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said the 83-year-old Hall of Famer was diagnosed with the cancer several weeks ago and revealed the news Saturday to the other living Hall of Famers. Gibson's longtime agent, Dick Zitzmann, told...

Bubba Starling makes major league debut with Royals

Jul. 13, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bubba Starling finally reached his goal of getting to the major leagues with the Kansas City Royals. It was a long, hard trek. The three-sport star from nearby Gardner-Edgerton (Kan.) High School was taken by the Royals in the first round of the 2011 draft. While many people in his...

Judge: Police acted 'reasonably' in man's shooting death

Jul. 12, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska judge dismissed a wrongful death case brought by the family of a sound technician for the TV show "Cops" who was killed by police during a robbery at a fast-food restaurant. Police killed Bryce Dion during a shootout when officers confronted a robber at an Omaha Wendy's in...

Who's behind voting-machine makers? Money of unclear origins

Jul. 12, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The voting-machine makers that aim to sell their systems in North Carolina are largely owned by private equity firms that don't disclose their investors. The companies didn't want the public to know even that much. North Carolina's statewide elections board demanded the machine-makers'...

Push to posthumously give black soldier D-Day Medal of Honor

Jul. 4, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

The Congressional Black Caucus is pushing to posthumously award an African American soldier the Medal of Honor for his bravery on D-Day. Cpl. Waverly B. Woodson Jr. was an Army medic assigned to the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion. The battalion's job was to set up explosive-rigged balloons to deter German...

Push to posthumously give black soldier D-Day Medal of Honor

Jul. 3, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

A new push is underway to posthumously award an African American soldier the Medal of Honor for his bravery on D-Day. Cpl. Waverly B. Woodson Jr. was an army medic assigned to the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion. The battalion's job was to set up explosive-rigged balloons to deter German planes. At a time when...

Minneapolis church expelled over support of gay marriage

Jun. 29, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Leaders of the Evangelical Covenant Church voted to defrock a Minneapolis pastor and expel his church for permitting gay marriage. The Rev. Dan Collison had his credentials removed by a 77% vote at the Evangelical Covenant Church's annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, on Friday night....

Vanderbilt wins 2nd national title, beating Michigan 8-2

Jun. 26, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt swept the Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament titles, set the league record for wins, tied the record with 13 draft picks and lost back-to-back games just twice. Now the Commodores are national champions. Mason Hickman and Jake Eder combined for 14...

Former hospital pharmacy director gets 4 years for fraud

Jun. 25, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former pharmacy director has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing more than $4.6 million from an Omaha hospital. Court records say 49-year-old Lisa Kwapniowski was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Omaha. She must serve three years of supervised release after...

Wolverines are finding Omaha to be their home away from home

Jun. 22, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Michigan baseball team is feeling right at home in Omaha and the state of Nebraska as its chases the program's first national title since 1962. Some key moments on the Wolverines' improbable journey occurred here even before the College World Series — like the losses in...