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'Wildly silly,' perceptive Amber Ruffin earns TV spotlight

Jan. 11, 2021 12:03 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you're someday in need of a plus-one to liven an unpromising party, consider Amber Ruffin. In fact, skip the party and just hang with Ruffin, whose weekly comedy show is proving her to be excellent company. Ruffin's exuberant charm can and should lure you in to Peacock's weekly...

Kreuser carries North Dakota St. past Omaha 80-66

Jan. 9, 2021 11:38 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Rocky Kreuser tallied 19 points and 11 rebounds to lift North Dakota State to an 80-66 win over Omaha on Saturday night. Sam Griesel had 18 points for North Dakota State (6-6, 4-0 Summit League), which won its fourth straight game. Maleeck Harden-Hayes added 14 points. Grant Nelson had...

Kreuser carries North Dakota St. over Omaha 71-69

Jan. 8, 2021 11:44 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Rocky Kreuser recorded 19 points and 12 rebounds and Sam Griesel scored on a jumper as time expired to lead North Dakota State to a 71-69 win over Nebraska Omaha on Friday night. Griesel had 19 points for North Dakota State (5-6, 5-1 Summit League). Tyree Eady added 11 points and eight...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo the logo for Union Pacific appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. A federal judge has blocked one of Union Pacific's main unions from going on strike over its concerns about the railroad's efforts to protect employees from the coronavirus. Judge Brian Buescher ruled Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 that the union must address its concerns through contract talks with the railroad and it doesn't have the right to strike now. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Judge blocks strike over railroad's virus safety precautions

Jan. 7, 2021 7:49 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked one of Union Pacific's main unions from going on strike over its concerns about the railroad's efforts to protect employees from the coronavirus. The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division last month threatened to strike because it wants the...

FILE - Boston University's David Farrance is shown during an NCAA college hockey game against Northeastern in Boston, in a Feb 4, 2019, file photo. On Friday night, Jan. 8, 2021, BU will become the last Division I men's team to start its season when Providence visits.  The game will be at Walter Brown Arena because the team's regular home, Agganis Arena, has been repurposed as a campus COVID-19 test site. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

Changing on the fly: College hockey teams do it on, off ice

Jan. 7, 2021 3:40 PM EST

Albie O'Connell got the call shortly before his Boston University men's hockey team was supposed to get on the bus and hit the road for its season opener at UConn. Someone on the team had tested positive for COVID-19. The trip was off and the BU administration put the Terriers on pause. On Friday night, more than...

Abmas scores 37 to lead Oral Roberts past Omaha 86-75

Jan. 3, 2021 7:45 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Max Abmas had a career-high 37 points as Oral Roberts topped Omaha 86-75 on Sunday. Kevin Obanor had 27 points and 12 rebounds for Oral Roberts (5-5, 2-0 Summit League). RJ Glasper added 10 points. Marlon Ruffin had 21 points for the Mavericks (2-10, 0-2), whose losing streak reached six...

Obanor scores 39 to lead Oral Roberts past Omaha 95-83

Jan. 2, 2021 8:11 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kevin Obanor had a career-high 39 points plus 10 rebounds as Oral Roberts topped Nebraska Omaha 95-83 on Saturday. It was the first Summit League game of the season for both teams. Max Abmas had 25 points for Oral Roberts (4-5, 1-0 Summit League), which snapped its five-game road losing...

Cars head west along West Center Road towards 139th Street as blowing snow limits visibility, Tuesday morning, Dec. 29, 2020, in Omaha, Neb. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Storm brings heavy snow, closes Nebraska virus testing sites

Dec. 29, 2020 7:50 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A strong winter storm made its way across the Upper Midwest Tuesday, creating treacherous travel conditions, spurring warnings urging people to stay off the roads and closing coronavirus testing sites. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for parts of Nebraska,...

FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, a Union Pacific employee climbs on board a locomotive in a rail yard in Council Bluffs, Iowa. One of Union Pacific’s main unions is threatening to strike if the railroad doesn’t do more to protect its employees from the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Union threatens to strike over railroad's virus protections

Dec. 22, 2020 7:05 PM EST

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — One of Union Pacific's main unions is threatening to strike if the railroad doesn't do more to protect its employees from the coronavirus. The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division union said the Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad needs to offer its more than 30,000...

Jeffries, Marble II carry Wyoming over Omaha 82-78

Dec. 17, 2020 11:30 PM EST

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Drake Jeffries had 19 points as Wyoming narrowly beat Nebraska Omaha 82-78 on Thursday night. Kwane Marble II added 17 points for the Cowboys (6-1), who won their fifth straight, while Marcus Williams chipped in 15. Hunter Maldonado had 14 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists....