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    AP Source: General Motors to announce $1B factory investment, new jobs

    DETROIT — A person briefed on the matter says General Motors will announce a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,000 jobs. The investment will be announced Tuesday. The person tells The Associated Press that the investment is part of the normal process of equipping factories to build new models, and it’s been planned for months. The person didn’t want to be identified because the announcement hasn’t been made yet. The person also says […]

  • Indiana Pacers' forward Paul George takes a break during the NBA Global Game London 2017 basketball game between Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets at the O2 Arena in London on January 12, 2017. / AFP / Glyn KIRK        (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

    Teague, George help Pacers hold off Pelicans 98-95

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Teague fell just short of the first triple double of his career Monday, and Paul George scored 19 points to help the Indiana Pacers hold off the New Orleans Pelicans 98-95. Teague finished with 16 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds as Indiana won for the fifth time in six games. All-Star center Anthony Davis led the Pelicans with 16 points despite missing the final 19 minutes after hurting his right hip and left thumb. Team […]

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    Man dies after found stabbed on Richmond sidewalk

    RICHMOND, Ind. — Police say a man has died after being found stabbed on a Richmond sidewalk. Richmond Police Capt. Kevin Wampler says the victim, Austin Sparks, was found about 1:40 a.m. Sunday outside a tavern on the city’s south side. He was taken to a hospital but later died. The circumstances surrounding the stabbing were not immediately available. Police are asking the public for information in the incident.

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    Sea lion caught in fishing gear hops on Coast Guard boat

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Officials say a juvenile sea lion was so happy to be rescued after getting hooked by fishing gear off Southern California, it jumped into a Coast Guard boat. The Coast Guard says a Los Angeles-area crew on patrol pulled the sea lion free Saturday near Newport Harbor. Officials say after a little persuasion, the sea lion hopped aboard the boat and posed for photos. The animal was handed off to a crew from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, which brought the sea lion to its rescue facility. It […]

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    Indiana cleans up turnover trouble, defeats Rutgers 76-57

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — James Blackmon Jr. scored 16 points and OG Anunoby had 11 points and seven steals Sunday to lead Indiana past Rutgers 76-57. It was the Hoosiers (12-6, 2-3 Big Ten) second win in six games. Corey Sanders scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half and C.J. Gettys added 12 points and seven rebounds for Rutgers (11-8, 0-6), which has lost seven straight overall and five in a row to Indiana. The Scarlet Knights didn’t make it easy early, […]

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    Eddie Long, megachurch pastor embroiled in scandal, dies

    LITHONIA, Ga. — Eddie Long, the pastor of a Georgia megachurch whose reputation was tarnished after former congregants accused him of sexual misconduct, has died. He was 63. New Birth Missionary Baptist Church said in a statement to multiple media outlets that Long died Sunday after battling cancer. Long has been senior pastor at New Birth Missionary Baptist since 1987. The church said it grew from 300 members to more than 25,000 under Long’s leadership and became one of the nation’s largest congregations. Four young men filed […]

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    Tommy Allsup, famed guitarist who lost a coin toss that saved his life, dies at 85

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Tommy Allsup, a guitarist best known for losing a coin toss that kept him off the plane that later crashed and killed the rock ’n’ roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, died on Wednesday in Springfield, Mo. He was 85. The cause was complications of a hernia operation, his son Austin, a singer and musician, said. He had been hospitalized earlier this month. Tommy Allsup was a member of Holly’s band when Holly and […]

  • Actresses Carrie Fisher (L) and Billie Lourd attend the Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

    Lucasfilm has no plans to digitize Carrie Fisher in future ‘Star Wars’ films 

    LOS ANGELES — Lucasfilm, the company behind “Star Wars,” says there are no plans to digitally recreate the late Carrie Fisher to play Princess Leia in future episodes of the movie saga. The Disney-owned Lucasfilm made the rare foray into the world of “Star Wars” speculation Friday night by issuing a statement denying rumors there were plans to digitize Fisher, who died Dec. 27. Fisher, who reprised her role as Leia in 2015’s “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens,” had finished shooting […]

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    Road de-icing to continue in Indianapolis throughout weekend

    INDIANAPOLIS — City Public Works crews are expected to continue de-icing efforts throughout the weekend in Indianapolis. Officials say Saturday that the de-icing is in response to freezing rain that is expected to fall. Forty drivers will be activated at 11 p.m. Saturday to cover roadways for any ice accumulation that develops overnight and into Sunday morning. Close attention will be given to bridges, overpasses and main roads. Additional work crews will be placed on standby. Winter storms are expected […]

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    No plans to digitize Fisher in future ‘Star Wars’ films

    Lucasfilm, the company behind “Star Wars,” says there are no plans to digitally recreate the late Carrie Fisher to play Princess Leia in future episodes of the movie saga. The Disney-owned Lucasfilm made the rare foray into the world of “Star Wars” speculation Friday night by issuing a statement denying rumors there were plans to digitize Fisher, who died Dec. 27. Fisher, who reprised her role as Leia in 2015’s “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens,” had finished […]