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Pennsylvania defends voting machines blamed in undercount

Dec. 12, 2019 7:35 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's administration asked a federal court Thursday to reject a challenge to its certification of voting machines bought by Philadelphia and two other Pennsylvania counties, while the machine's maker accepted responsibility for problems that led to badly undercounted...

Nebraska inmate seeks to overturn prison's pornography ban

Dec. 12, 2019 3:42 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man serving a life sentence for murder in Nebraska has asked a judge to let him keep racy books that were confiscated after prison officials banned pornography. Danny Robinson Jr. filed a lawsuit last week arguing that the policy is unconstitutionally vague and discriminatory because...

Performers want to be home for Christmas, not just in dreams

Dec. 12, 2019 12:35 PM EST

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Nebraska theater troupe got scrooged by a bus crash that led to the cancellation of its national tour of “A Christmas Carol.” Now performers are singing a different tune — they just want to be home for Christmas. The Nebraska Theatre Caravan canceled its...

No. 15 Arizona routs Nebraska-Omaha 99-49

Dec. 11, 2019 10:41 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona whipped crisp passes around McKale Center, threw lobs for dunks, dropped in 3-pointers. The Wildcats buzzed on defense, jumping into passing lanes, flying in to block and alter shots. As bounce-back games go, this was just what Arizona needed heading into a massive...

2 ex-Nebraska football players face sex assault allegations

Dec. 11, 2019 6:50 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two former University of Nebraska football players accused in connection with the sexual assault of a 19-year-old fellow student were set to be released from jail Wednesday after a judge allowed them to post bond, and attorneys for both men said they intend to fight the allegations....

MLB draft relocating to Omaha ahead of College World Series

Dec. 11, 2019 4:47 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball is moving the opening round of its amateur draft in Omaha, Nebraska, ahead of the College World Series Next year's draft will be held from June 10-12 at Holland Performing Arts Center. The College World Series is slated to start June 13. “The College World...

Flooded farmers face growing dilemma in warming world

Dec. 11, 2019 2:42 PM EST

CRESCENT, Iowa (AP) — Frogs, carp and bugs thrived all summer in murky floodwaters where Gene Walter should have planted corn and soybeans. Last year’s ruined crop spilled from metal storage bins that burst nine months ago when the Missouri River surged through two levees near his southwest Iowa...

Balkovec looks forward to breaking barrier as hitting coach

Dec. 11, 2019 5:12 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rachel Balkovec wants to be a hit with the New York Yankees — and the way to do that is to help their minor leaguers get more hits. She was hired in November and starts work next month as a minor league hitting coach, believed to the first woman hitting coach employed by a big...

AP source: Baseball's amateur draft moving to Omaha

Dec. 10, 2019 1:56 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to hold its amateur draft in Omaha, Nebraska, ahead of the College World Series, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because MLB did not plan to make the announcement until later this...

Shelton, bench lead Northern Arizona past Omaha 73-65

Dec. 8, 2019 6:59 PM EST

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Cameron Shelton scored a career-high 20 points and Northern Arizona got a big contribution from its bench in a 73-65 victory over Omaha on Sunday. Shelton sank 8 of 14 shots from the floor for the Lumberjacks (4-2), who shot 47.5% overall. Ted McCree came off the bench to hit...