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  • Trudeau campaign hit with ‘brownface’ yearbook photo

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and said “it was a dumb thing to do.” Time magazine posted the photo, which it says was published in the yearbook from the West Point Grey Academy, a private school in British Columbia where Trudeau worked as a teacher before entering politics. It depicts the then 29-year-old […]

  • Judge requests reinstatement after felonies dropped in fight, shooting outside Indy White Castle

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A southern Indiana judge wants to return to the bench after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a fight outside an Indianapolis fast-food restaurant during which he and another judge were shot. The News and Tribune reports Clark Circuit Judge Andrew Adams requested the reinstatement Tuesday. Two felony counts that led to his suspension were dismissed under a plea agreement in which Adams received a one-year suspended sentence Sept. 9. When Adams was indicted June 28, the Indiana […]

  • Hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien named Trump’s new national security adviser

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s naming hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien, who Trump had monitor the criminal case in Sweden against American rapper A$AP Rocky, as his new national security adviser. Trump tweeted the announcement from California, where he was opening the third and final day of a West Coast fundraising swing. “I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O’Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State […]

  • Longtime political reporter Cokie Roberts dies at 75

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR over several decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from breast cancer. ABC broke into network programming to announce her death and pay tribute. Roberts was the daughter of Hale Boggs, a former House majority leader from Louisiana, and Lindy Boggs, who succeeded her husband in the job. Roberts worked in radio and at CBS […]

  • Rare mosquito-borne virus found in Indiana, health officials say

    GOSHEN, Ind. — Public health officials say a rare mosquito-borne virus that has caused deaths in other states has been detected in some insects and animals in northern Indiana. The Indiana State Department of Health says eastern equine encephalitis has been found in three horses and a cluster of mosquitoes in Elkhart County. No Indiana residents have been diagnosed with the virus. The virus can cause brain infections. This year several people have been sickened with the illness. Deaths have […]

  • Indiana lawmakers call for investigation of former abortion doctor’s clinics

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Four Indiana lawmakers are demanding an investigation to determine if more than 2,000 medically preserved fetal remains found at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion doctor were illegally transported across state lines. State Rep. Ron Bacon and three fellow Republican lawmakers issued a statement Sunday saying the Indiana attorney general’s office should investigate the abortion clinics in Allen, Lake and St. Joseph’s counties where Dr. Ulrich Klopfer worked. The attorney general’s office hasn’t responded to […]

  • US ‘locked and loaded’ after drone attack, Trump says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions are flaring in the Persian Gulf after President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “locked and loaded” to respond to a weekend drone assault on Saudi Arabia’s energy infrastructure that his aides blamed on Iran. The attack, which halved the kingdom’s oil production and sent crude prices spiking , led Trump to authorize the release of U.S. strategic reserves should they be necessary to stabilize markets. Trump said the U.S. had reason to believe it knew who was […]

  • Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy protection amid lawsuits, tentative settlement over opioid crisis

    NEW YORK — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners expressed sympathy but not responsibility for the nation’s opioid crisis as the company filed for bankruptcy protection late Sunday night, part of a move to settle some 2,600 lawsuits — most from state and local governments. “Like families across America, we have deep compassion for the victims of the opioid crisis,” Sackler family members said in the statement, which called the settlement plan a “historic step towards providing critical resources […]

  • Ric Ocasek, frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ric Ocasek, famed frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead in a Manhattan apartment. The New York City police department said officers responding to a 911 call found the 75-year-old Ocasek at about 4 p.m. on Sunday. They said there was no sign of foul play and that the medical examiner was to determine a cause of death. The Cars chart-topping hits in the late 1970s and 1980s included “Just What I Needed,” […]

  • Colts 19, Titans 17: What we saw

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — What caught our eye from the Indianapolis Colts’ 19-17 win over the Tennessee Titans Sunday at Nissan Stadium in Nashville: Defensive rebound Nice bounce-back effort by Matt Eberflus’ bunch. A week after giving up 7.4 yards per play, 6.0 yards per rush and 7-of-11 third-down conversions to the Los Angeles Chargers, the Colts’ defense tightened things up considerably. The Titans were limited to 288 total yards (4.4 per snap) and 4.9 yards per rush. More impressively, they […]

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