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  • Indiana man inspired by Orlando massacre receives 15-year sentence for plotting terrorist attack

    HAMMOND, Ind. — An Indiana man who pleaded guilty to distributing information about explosives in connection with terrorist groups has been sentenced. Marlonn Hicks, 31, of Crown Point, Indiana, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for distributing information regarding the manufacture and use of explosives, with the intent that the information be used for and in furtherance of a crime of violence. After his prison term, Hicks will serve three years of supervised release. “The defendant plotted to conduct […]

  • Microsoft uncovers more Russian attacks ahead of midterms

    REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft said Tuesday it has uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said that a hacking group tied to the Russian government created fake internet domains that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. Three other fake domains were designed to look as if they belonged to the U.S. Senate. Microsoft didn’t offer any further description of the fake sites. […]

  • Michigan health director faces manslaughter trial over Flint deaths

    FLINT, Mich. — A judge on Monday ordered Michigan’s health director to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in two deaths linked to Legionnaires’ disease in the Flint area, the highest-ranking official to face criminal charges as a result of the city’s tainted water scandal. Nick Lyon is accused of failing to issue a timely alert about the outbreak. District Court Judge David Goggins said deaths likely could have been prevented if the outbreak had been publicly known. He said keeping […]

  • Colorado man charged with murder in deaths of pregnant wife, 2 kids

    DENVER — Prosecutors have charged a Colorado man with murder in the deaths of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters. The charges Monday against 33-year-old Christopher Watts come a week after a friend reported 34-year-old Shanann Watts and the girls missing from their home in Frederick, a small town north of Denver. Watts also was charged with unlawful termination of a pregnancy. Before his arrest Wednesday, Christopher Watts lamented about missing his wife and daughters in local television […]

  • The Eagles soar past King of Pop to claim No. 1 album of all-time

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Eagles’ greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to become history’s best-selling album of all-time. The Recording Industry Association of America told The Associated Press on Monday that the Eagles’ album — “Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975” — is now certified 38x platinum, which means sales and streams of the album have reached 38 million copies. The album was released in 1976 and pushes Jackson’s “Thriller,” which is 33x platinum, to second place. RIAA […]

  • Marketing software company expanding Indianapolis operations, plans to add 100 jobs by 2021

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Officials say a marketing software company plans to expand its Indianapolis operations. The state of Indiana on Monday announced the plans by Cheetah Digital to create up to 100 new jobs by 2021. The company opened its Indianapolis office last year and is expected to invest more than $2 million in its facility over the next five years. Cheetah Digital already has 50 full-time associates in Indiana. It plans to hire more sales professionals, customer support managers, software engineers […]

  • ‘For the survivors’: Simone Biles makes statement with leotard while winning 5th US title

    BOSTON — The color choice wasn’t a coincidence. It was a statement. One Simone Biles felt compelled to make even as the organization she competes for struggles to find a compassionate and compelling message to sexual abuse survivors. The Olympic champion designed the leotard she wore while winning her fifth US women’s gymnastics title Sunday, all the way down to the light shade of teal. It’s the designated color for survivors of sexual abuse, a group that includes Biles, who […]

  • Two boys drown at Indiana Dunes State Park

    CHESTERTON, Ind. — Authorities say two Chicago boys died after they were pulled from Lake Michigan at Indiana Dunes State Park in separate incidents. The Porter County coroner’s office on Saturday identified one of the deceased as 10-year-old Joshua Torres. He was found face down in the water Saturday afternoon about 40 yards from the shoreline. The second boy, a 14-year-old, was found in the water in the same area about an hour later. The older boy was taken to […]

  • Wickens hospitalized after IndyCar crash

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The Latest from the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway (all times local): 10:41 p.m. IndyCar driver Robert Wickens is being treated for injuries to his lower extremities, right arm and spine following an accident early in the race. IndyCar said the Canadian sustained a pulmonary contusion and will undergo an MRI and probable surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest in Allentown. ___ 7:15 p.m. IndyCar driver Robert Wickens has been admitted to a hospital […]

  • Rossi wins at Pocono in race marred by violent wreck

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Alexander Rossi was as worried as the rest of the IndyCar field when a violent wreck shot Robert Wickens’ car airborne, ripped up the catchfence and left the tub of the rookie’s Honda toppled on the asphalt. The crash at Pocono Raceway was the latest grim reminder how drivers in open-wheel racing put their lives on the line. “It’s part of our job, right? You’ve got to compartmentalize,” Rossi said. “You’ve got to accept it and deal […]