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  • Danica Patrick joins NBC’s Indy 500 broadcasting team as analyst

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports’ inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside host Mike Tirico. Patrick retired from racing after last year’s Indianapolis 500. Her eighth appearance in “The Great American Race” prepped her for a return as a television personality. She told The Associated Press racing at Indy last year after an eight-year run in NASCAR refreshed her knowledge bank and gives her plenty to discuss. Patrick will be a studio analyst […]

  • Clippers edge Pacers 115-109 at home for 1st time since 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Off to an 8-1 start in March, the Los Angeles Clippers are rolling toward the playoffs, something critics figured they were giving up on after trading leading scorer Tobias Harris and making other moves in February. Instead, they’re holding onto the eighth and final playoff berth in the Western Conference and within reach of a higher seed. Danilo Gallinari scored 24 points, Montrezl Harrell had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Clippers beat Indiana 115-109 […]

  • Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

    Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business, putting “Cinderella,” ”The Simpsons,” ”Star Wars” and “Dr. Strange” under one corporate roof. The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming service, Disney Plus, due out later this year. It will also likely lead to layoffs in the thousands, thanks to duplication in Fox and Disney film-production staff. By buying the studios behind “The […]

  • Morgan lifts Indiana over St. Francis (Pa.) 89-72 in NIT

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Juwan Morgan had 28 points as Indiana topped St. Francis (Pa.) 89-72 in the NIT first round on Tuesday night. Aljami Durham added 22 points for the Hoosiers. Morgan shot 10 for 13 from the floor. Devonte Green had 12 points and six assists for Indiana (18-15). Justin Smith added 10 points and nine rebounds. Indiana headed to halftime trailing 40-34, but the Hoosiers were able to outscore the Red Flash 55-32 in the second half […]

  • Marion County residents with flu urged to avoid hospital ERs

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The top health official in Indiana’s most-populous county is urging people with mild flu cases not to visit hospital emergency rooms. The Marion County Public Health Department said Tuesday that Indianapolis’ hospitals are seeing an “extremely high” number of people with the flu and respiratory complaints. County health Director Virginia A. Caine is urging anyone experiencing mild flu-like symptoms to avoid visiting hospital ERs to reduce demands on emergency services. She says those with mild flu should […]

  • Woman restrained after trying to open airplane door during flight from Indianapolis

    ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Officials say fellow passengers restrained a woman after she allegedly tried to open an exit during a flight from Indianapolis to Detroit. Detroit Metropolitan Airport spokeswoman Erica Donerson says the woman may have been suffering from a medical issue. Donerson says the woman was restrained until the plane safely landed about 6:45 p.m. Monday. The woman was taken into custody, but Donerson said a preliminary investigation suggests the woman didn’t have criminal intent. The FBI said […]

  • Indiana Senate approves bill to make state schools superintendent an appointed post

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana voters have elected their final state schools superintendent after the state Senate gave final legislative approval to a bill making the position one appointed by the governor. The Senate approved the bill 29-19 Tuesday, sending the measure to Gov. Eric Holcomb for his signature. The bill was one of his legislative priorities. Beginning in 2021, the Indiana Department of Education will be led by a secretary of education. Current Superintendent Jennifer McCormick’s term expires in 2020. […]

  • Records show FBI was probing Michael Cohen long before raid

    NEW YORK (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller began investigating President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, for fraud in his personal business dealings and for potentially acting as an unregistered foreign agent at least nine months before FBI agents in New York raided his home and office, according to documents released Tuesday. The series of heavily redacted search warrant applications and other documents revealed new details about the timing and depth of the probe into Cohen, who ultimately pleaded […]

  • Large fire at Texas petrochemicals plant will likely burn for several more days, authorities say

    HOUSTON (AP) — A large fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal will likely burn for another two days, authorities said Monday, noting that air quality around the facility was testing within normal guidelines. The fire erupted Sunday at Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast of Houston. Firefighters were working to control the blaze, and the company said the risk of explosion remained “minimal.” ITC has said all employees have been accounted for and no […]

  • Police departments raise questions about Indianapolis-based police charity

    INDIANAPOLIS — At least four police departments in four states have raised concerns about an Indianapolis-based nonprofit, alleging that the group is conducting scams under the guise of raising money for law enforcement. The Indianapolis Star reports that the Trenton Police Department in Michigan is among the agencies that have issued scam alerts about the National Police Association. Police Chief Todd Scheffler says the association has sent letters to residents claiming to raise money for local police, but his department has never received […]

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