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    Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion with Colorado wedding cake case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado. The justices said Monday they will consider whether a baker who objects to same-sex marriage on religious grounds can refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. The case asks the high court to balance the religious rights of the baker against the couple’s right to equal treatment […]

  • Family of Philando Castile reaches $3 million settlement in shooting death

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death, according to an announcement Monday by her attorneys and the Minneapolis suburb that employed the officer. The settlement to be paid to Valerie Castile will avoid a federal wrongful death lawsuit stemming from Philando Castile’s death. The 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker was killed by St. Anthony officer Jeronimo Yanez during […]

  • Northern Indiana auto parts plant to cut more than 80 jobs

    LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — More than 80 workers will soon be laid off from a northern Indiana auto-parts factory for its second large round of job cuts in the past two years. Carter Fuel Systems says it plans to lay off 82 hourly workers and an undetermined number of salaried employees from its Logansport factory starting in late August. The (Logansport) Pharos-Tribune reports that the fuel pump assembly plant current employs about 260 total workers. The company says the job […]

  • Mired in lawsuits and recalls, air bag manufacturer Takata files for bankruptcy

    Shattered by recall costs and lawsuits, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed Monday for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., saying it was the only way it could keep on supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people. The company’s bankruptcy filings cleared the way for a $1.6 billion takeover of most of Takata’s assets by rival Key Safety Systems, which is based in Detroit but owned by a Chinese […]

  • Scott Dixon spoils Penske party to win at Road America

    ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Scott Dixon spoiled Team Penske’s party at Road America. First, his Chip Ganassi Racing team had to fix a faulty fuel cell on the No. 9 Honda that provided nervous moments during warmups Sunday. The payoff came a few hours later when Dixon held off Josef Newgarden after a restart with eight laps to go to win the IndyCar race at the rural Wisconsin road course. “Toward the end, I thought it was a straight-up battle,” Dixon […]

  • Scott Dixon claims 1st career win at Road America

    ELKHART LAKE, Wis.  — Scott Dixon won the IndyCar race at Road America on Sunday to spoil the Team Penske party on the rural road course. Dixon edged Josef Newgarden by 0.57 seconds to claim his first victory at Road America. It also gave the Chip Ganassi Racing veteran his first win since Watkins Glen in September. Dixon’s 41st career victory moved him within one of tying Michael Andretti for third on the all-time list. Ganassi has a chance for […]

  • 9 dead, 28 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

    GUATAPE, Colombia — A tourist boat packed with about 170 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving nine people dead and 28 missing, officials said. Rescuers including firefighters from nearby cities and air force pilots were searching for survivors at the Guatape reservoir where the four-story El Almirante ferry sank. A flotilla of recreational boats and jet skis rushed to the scene, pulling people from the boat as it went […]

  • 4 more children reported injured at Indiana water park

    PORTER, Ind. – A county official says he has received reports of four more children being injured at a northwestern Indiana water park that’s been ordered closed indefinitely. Porter County Health Department Administrator Keith Letta says the total number of children hurt at the Seven Peaks Waterpark in Porter is now 14. Letta tells The (Northwest Indiana) Times ( ) he has reports of 11 children receiving chemical burns, one with eye irritation from chemicals and two sustining broken collarbones […]

  • Weekend fire destroys 30-year-old Bloomington flooring store

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The co-owner of a southern Indiana flooring business destroyed by a weekend fire says he’ll rebuild the three-decade-old family-owned store. Saturday’s fire reduced Bounds and McPike Flooring in Bloomington to smoldering ruins. No one was injured. Bloomington Fire Chief Jason Moore says the investigation continues into what may have sparked the fire at the the 10,000-square-foot carpet and flooring store. He says the building was inspected in February and minor infractions were corrected during a follow-up March […]

  • Ideas sought for new use of old Indianapolis City Hall

    INDIANAPOLIS  — Developers are being asked for ideas on potential uses for the vacant old Indianapolis City Hall building. City officials are making the request after pulling support in March for a $55 million project incorporating the building in a new 150-room hotel that was announced in 2015 but never started. City development director Emily Mack says officials are keeping an open mind on what would be the best use for the 107-year-old four-story limestone building on the eastern side […]