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Whittaker Qualifies for U.S. Amateur

Nebraska women's golfer Megan Whittaker earned a spot in the 2022 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship by firing a 70 (-2) in a qualifying round at Eagle Bend Golf Course in Lawrence, Kan., on Tuesday, June 28. Whittaker, who will be a graduate student at Nebraska in 2022-23, was one of four golfers to earn a U.S. Women's Amateur berth from the qualifier at Eagle Bend, joining Reagan Zibilski (68), Allison Bray (69) and Han-Hsuan Yu (70).
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Patrol ID 2 Kansas women who died in Amtrak crash

CHARLTON COUNTY, Mo. —Authorities investigating the fatal Amtrak, truck crash have identified the three passengers killed as 58-year-old Rachelle Cook; 56-year-old Kim Holsapple both of DeSoto, Kansas and 82-year-0ld Binh Pham of Kansas City, Missouri, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Cook and Holsapple were pronounced dead at...

Democrats energized by tight race in GOP-leaning Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A special election in Nebraska was supposed to be an easy win for House Republicans. It instead was the tightest race in decades in the GOP-dominated district, boosting confidence among Democrats hoping to energize voters by tapping into public outrage over the U.S. Supreme Court’s abortion ruling.

Russian threat drives U.S. troops in Europe to more than 100,000

MADRID (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the U.S. will significantly increase its military presence in Europe for the long haul, including by establishing its first permanent presence in Poland, to bolster regional security after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at...

Unlimited quota deer, antelope permits available starting July 11

Hunters may begin purchasing unlimited quota Nebraska deer and antelope permits July 11. Residents, nonresidents and eligible landowners may purchase permits through the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission starting at 1 p.m. Central time. Unlimited quota deer permits are resident statewide archery, resident statewide muzzleloader, youth, youth whitetail, nonresident restricted...

Man sentenced for axe murder of two men behind KC church

KANSAS CITY —A judge has sentenced a Kansas City man to 28 years in prison for the deaths of two men in August 2019 in Kansas City, according to Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. Mario J. Markworth, 25, pleaded guilty to Murder 2nd Degree for the death of...