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  • No. 18 Purdue beats No. 2 Arizona 89-64 for 7th in Atlantis

    PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Dakota Mathias scored 24 points to help No. 18 Purdue roll past No. 2 Arizona 89-64 in the seventh-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis, sending the Wildcats home with three losses in three days. The Boilermakers (5-2) had struggled with their shooting through two tournament losses of their own, but shot 57 percent and made 11 of 22 3-point attempts in a break-loose performance. Carsen Edwards added 22 points in what could have been […]

  • Stephenson’s late flurry leads Pacers over Raptors, 107-104

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo scored 21 points, Bojan Bogdonavic added 19 and the Indiana Pacers beat the Toronto Raptors 107-104 Friday night. Lance Stephenson had 13 of his 18 points in the final five minutes and shot 7 for 9 from the field, including 4 for 4 from 3-point range. Stephenson hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Indiana a 103-92 lead with 4:06 remaining. Indiana won its fifth straight after a four-game losing streak early in the season. Indiana outscored […]

  • IU wins third straight with 87-67 win over EMU

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Robert Johnson scored 18 points, Josh Newkirk added 17 and Indiana won its third straight with a 87-67 victory over Eastern Michigan on Friday. Indiana used a 19-3 run, highlighted by Justin Smith’s fast-break dunk, over a six-minute stretch in the second half to put Eastern Michigan away. Freddie McSwain Jr. added 10 points and nine rebounds for Indiana (4-2), while De’Ron Davis scored 11 points. Elijah Minnie had 20 points and seven rebounds for Eastern Michigan […]

  • Wideman has 18 and Butler beats Portland State 71-69

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tyler Wideman had 18 points and eight rebounds and Butler held off a late charge by Portland State for a 71-69 victory Friday in the Phil Knight Invitational tournament. Kelan Martin added 16 points for the Bulldogs (4-2), who will play the winner of Friday’s later game between Ohio State and Stanford on Sunday.Martin’s layup put the Bulldogs ahead 69-64 with 2 minutes left, and after Kamar Baldwin added a jumper, it appeared that Butler had the […]

  • Ivanka Trump: Malia Obama should be ‘off limits’ to the media

    NEW YORK — Ivanka Trump is condemning recent tabloid coverage of President Barack Obama’s eldest daughter Malia, saying the college student deserves privacy and ought to be “OFF limits.” The president’s daughter tweets: “Malia Obama should be allowed the same privacy as her school aged peers. She is a young adult and private citizen, and should be OFF limits.” The former first daughter is a first-year student at Harvard University. Malia Obama took a gap year after graduating high school […]

  • Texas woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama

    FORT WORTH, Texas — A woman accused of mailing potentially deadly homemade bombs to then-President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2016 was arrested, in part, due to cat hair, a cigarette box and an almost-destroyed shipping label bearing her address. Julia Poff, 46, mailed the devices in October 2016, along with a third package that she sent to the Social Security Administration, near Baltimore, according to an indictment. Of the three packages, only Abbott opened his. It […]

  • Celebrities re-ignite fight to free Tennessee woman in prison for life

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Celebrities have reinvigorated the fight to free a Tennessee woman imprisoned for life after she shot and killed a man who solicited her as a prostitute in 2004. On social media, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Kim Kardashian West, Lebron James and others have said Cyntoia Brown was a 16-year-old sex trafficking victim wronged by the legal system. The 29-year-old won’t be parole eligible until she turns 67. She says she lived with an abusive man who forced her […]

  • Elkhart man reunited with dog for Thanksgiving 2 months after it vanished

    ELKHART, Ind.  — An Indiana man who thought he’d never see his dog again after it vanished in September has been reunited with the pooch, which was 200 miles away in central Michigan. Gene Valdez of Elkhart, Indiana, spent two months periodically checking a local animal shelter for his Brittney Spaniel, Rock. But then his nephew contacted the Cass County Humane Society, located about 10 miles away in Cassopolis, Michigan. He learned that Rock had been rescued and was eventually […]

  • Oxford Circus station in London reopens after ‘shots fired’ report prompts alert

    LONDON (AP) — Shoppers scattered in panic and police flooded one of London’s busiest areas Friday after multiple reports of shots being fired at Oxford Circus subway station. But an hour later police said they had found no sign of any gunshots, suspects or casualties. The panic erupted on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, in a jittery city that has been hit by four violent attacks this year. The area, full of big-name chain shops and […]

  • Man facing trial in murder-for-hire plot killed in southern Indiana shooting

    NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana man accused of trying to hire someone to kill his ex-wife died in a shooting. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office says 49-year-old Mark McCane of Floyds Knobs was found dead Wednesday night in a New Albany home. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Police say a man who owns that home was found outside it with a gunshot wound to the hand, and the shootings remain under investigation. Floyd County Sheriff Frank […]