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  • Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

    ATLANTA — Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning. More women than ever before have won major party primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year — setting a U.S. record and paving the way for November battles that could significantly increase the number of women in elected office and change the public debate on issues such as health care, immigration, abortion rights, education and gun control. Some of these […]

  • Indiana judge to hear appeal for proposed abortion clinic

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A federal judge will hold a two-day hearing this week on a Texas-based group’s appeal of Indiana officials’ rejection of its application to open an abortion clinic in South Bend. Indianapolis judge Clare Deitchman will determine Wednesday and Thursday whether to grant Whole Woman’s Health Alliance’s appeal after the state Department of Health denied the group’s application for an abortion clinic license in January, the South Bend Tribune reported . The nonprofit is challenging the Health Department’s conclusion […]

  • Holcomb dedicates new basketball court at official residence

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s official governor’s residence has a new basketball court that will play host to youth league games and community events. Gov. Eric Holcomb dedicated the newly-built court Saturday morning outside the brick, Tudor-style residence on Indianapolis’ near north side. He then tipped off its inaugural game as the DeKalb County Special Olympics basketball team divided into two squads to give the space a workout. The court was funded by private donations. It’s expected to play host to youth […]

  • Power wins pole, Dixon qualifies 13th at Pocono

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Scott Dixon has been about flawless as he chases his fifth IndyCar championship. He hit a minor bump at Pocono. Days after signing a contract extension with Chip Ganassi Racing, Dixon had one of his worst qualifying performances of the season. He starts 13th on Sunday, well behind his closest championship contenders. Dixon holds a 46-point lead over 2016 Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi in the standings. Rossi, Josef Newgarden and Will Power all have […]

  • US Steel to invest $750M in in Gary steel mill

    GARY, Ind. — U.S. Steel plans to spend at least $750 million to upgrade a century-old steel mill along northwest Indiana’s Lake Michigan shoreline. Company and government officials said Thursday that the project will help preserve Gary Works’ nearly 3,900 steelworker jobs and could help ensure the 112-year-old mill lasts another century. “We so appreciate this investment,” said Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb. “We’re going to stay laser-focused and make sure that days like today pay off well … into the […]

  • Indiana’s private lottery operator generates record profit

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The private company running most of Indiana’s lottery operations generated a record profit this past year, but still fell short of its original contract’s goal. Hoosier Lottery officials say the lottery transferred $306 million into state coffers during the recently ended fiscal year. That’s about $6 million more than the minimum IGT Indiana must meet to avoid paying shortfall penalties. The $306 million was a result of sales of nearly $1.3 billion, and was driven by six […]

  • AP source: Omarosa has video, audio, texts

    WASHINGTON — It’s not just audiotapes. Omarosa Manigault Newman has a stash of video, emails, text messages and other documentation supporting the claims in her tell-all book about her time in the Trump White House, a person with direct knowledge of the records told The Associated Press Friday. Manigault Newman has made clear that she plans to continue selectively releasing the pieces of evidence if President Donald Trump and his associates continue to attack her credibility and challenge the claims […]

  • Aretha Franklin’s funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

    NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit. The late singer’s publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul’s family and friends. Public viewings will take place Aug. 28-29 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Franklin will be entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, along with her father […]

  • Remains of Fort Wayne sailor at Pearl Harbor identified

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Officials say the remains of a U.S. Navy sailor from Fort Wayne who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified and will be buried Tuesday in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Thursday that Navy Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Arthur Glenn was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Pearl Harbor when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft and capsized. […]

  • More than 100 IU students living in lounges as dorms filled

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — More than 100 Indiana University students are living in residence hall lounges after the Bloomington campus experienced a record-setting beginner class. IU spokesman Chuck Carney says 109 students were living in residence hall lounges as of Thursday. He says the housing assignments are temporary and the university hopes to have all those students living in a dorm room by the end of the semester. Some students ended up in the lounges now equipped with bunk beds and […]