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  • Body of Hoosier soldier killed during attack in Afghanistan returns home with procession

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — A Hoosier hero returned home Tuesday as community members lined the streets to show their support in Columbus. Tuesday’s procession from the Columbus Municipal Airport to Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home is the start of memorial events for 23-year-old Army Sgt. Jonathon Michael Hunter of Columbus. Hunter was one of two American soldiers killed in the Aug. 2 attack on a NATO convoy. Hunter’s father says he was 32 days into his first deployment. Hunter’s body […]

  • Group of Cleveland Browns players protest, kneel during national anthem

    CLEVELAND, OH — More than a dozen Cleveland Browns players formed a circle on the team’s sideline Monday night and kneeled in silent protest during the national anthem. The group, which included veterans, rookies, starters and backups, gathered in front of some water coolers and behind their teammates who stood on the sideline shortly before the Browns hosted the New York Giants. In the aftermath of the recent racially charged conflict in Charlottesville, the Browns felt compelled to use their […]

  • Trump renews Afghan commitment but says ‘no blank check’

    WASHINGTON — Declaring the U.S. will win “in the end,” President Donald Trump vowed Monday night to keep American troops fighting in Afghanistan despite his earlier inclination to withdraw. But he insisted the U.S. would not offer “a blank check” after 16 years of war, and he pointedly declined to say whether or when more troops might be sent. In a prime-time address billed as the unveiling of his new Afghanistan strategy, Trump said the U.S. would shift away from […]

  • Sen. Donnelly kicks off re-election campaign in Anderson

    ANDERSON, Ind.– U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) officially announced his campaign for re-election Monday in Anderson. The announcement marks the start of what will be a long and contentious race, with a number of high-profile republicans looking to unseat him. Sen. Donnelly held a rally at the UAW Local 1963 amid a “Hoosier Highways” RV tour. After starting in Indianapolis on Sunday, the tour will come to at least 21 counties and have over 30 stops in every corner of the […]

  • Police shoot man possibly wearing explosive vest as manhunt intensifies for Barcelona attacker

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Police outside Barcelona shot down a man wearing a possible explosives vest, the regional police force said Monday, as the manhunt intensified for the fugitive in the city’s van attack. Regional police said officers shot a man wearing a possible explosives belt in Subirats, a small town 45 kilometers (28 miles) west of Barcelona, while investigating a “suspicious person” there. A bomb disposal robot was dispatched to approach the suspect, Catalan police said. La Vanguardia newspaper […]

  • 1 person killed after bus rams into pair of bus stops in France; terrorism ruled out

    MARSEILLE, France — A van rammed into two bus stops in the French port city of Marseille on Monday, killing one person and injuring another, a police official said. The 35-year-old driver of the Renault Master van was arrested in a third location, the scenic Old Port area of France’s second-largest city, David-Olivier Reverdy of the Alliance police union said. Police said they’ve ruled out terrorism as a motive, saying that motive has been “completely rejected” for the Monday incident. […]

  • Indiana national park discourages visitors from leaving behind painted rocks

    VINCENNES, Ind. — A national park in southern Indiana is discouraging visitors from taking part in a scavenger hunt-type fad where people paint rocks and leave them places. The rock-painting trend has recently become a problem at the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Vincennes. Joe Herron is the park’s chief ranger and he’s not a fan of the rock-painting fad. He tells the Evansville Courier & Press that park employees have “had to be a party pooper” and […]

  • Gov. Holcomb to lead trade mission to Japan next month

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb plans lead a delegation of business leaders and economic development officials on a trade mission to Japan. Holcomb says in a statement Monday that the trip is to strengthen relationships and encourage continued investment and trade. He says more than 280 Japanese businesses operate in Indiana and the state’s relationship with Japan “is crucial to our economy.” Plans call for leaving Indiana on Sept. 7 and returning Sept. 15. Holcomb will travel to […]

  • Big Ben bell to go silent in London for repairs until 2021

    LONDON (AP) — The British Parliament’s Big Ben bell is due to sound the hour for the last time on Monday before it is silenced for almost four years of repair work that will deprive London of one of its most iconic sounds. After 12 deep bongs at noon (1100 GMT; 7 a.m. EDT), the bell began its longest period of silence since it first rang out in 1859. The break will allow workers to carry out much-needed maintenance to […]

  • Power holds off Penske teammate Newgarden to win at Pocono

    LONG POND, Pa. — Will Power held off Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden on Sunday to win the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway for the second straight year. Power’s third win of the season gave his championship run a serious boost with three races left in the season. The Australian rallied from a lap down and made all the right moves over the final few laps to cut off Newgarden and end the American’s bid for three straight victories. “I […]