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  • 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 […]

  • California drops wildfire utility liability protection plan

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers are abandoning a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to shield electrical utilities from some financial liability for wildfires. For now. There’s not enough time to settle the contentious and complex issues involved before the legislative session ends Aug. 31, Napa Democratic Sen. Bill Dodd told the San Francisco Chronicle on Saturday. “It was a tough fight … so we are pivoting,” said Dodd, co-chairman of the legislative conference committee on wildfire preparedness and response. Brown’s proposal would […]

  • Ariana Grande tears up as she recalls Manchester tragedy

    NEW YORK — The very mention of Manchester still brings Ariana Grande to tears. The singer cried during an interview Friday with Ebro for Beats 1 on Apple Music as she shared thoughts on the 2017 concert in England, when a suicide bomber killed 22 people. She said that terrorists “want you to be afraid,” adding that those who just heard about it in the news had moved on. But for her and others, the challenge became just to “live […]

  • 8-year-old Indiana boy saves his little brother from dog attack

    MUNSTER, Ind. — Northwest Indiana police say an 8-year-old boy who saved his 2-year-old brother from a dog attack suffered numerous bites in the rescue. Sacha Pchelenkov jumped to action Wednesday when he saw his mother trying to pull a large pit bull off his 2-year-old brother, Micha Moore. Sacha grabbed the dog outside the family’s Munster home, allowing his brother to escape unharmed. But the dog and another pit bull then pounced on Sacha, who suffered bite wounds to […]

  • Sun also helps irrigate Muncie ‘Mission Garden’

    MUNCIE, Ind. — For this garden, the sun is twice and nice. A “Mission Garden” near Ball State University is irrigated with solar power. The (Muncie) Star Press reports that College Avenue United Methodist Church expects that the garden in its second year will produce 1,500 pounds (680 kilograms) of vegetables. Produce is donated to the Soup Kitchen of Muncie and Covenant Partners. A solar-powered battery controls a pump connected to rain-water barrels. The pump allows manual watering with a garden […]

  • US Steel to invest $750M in Gary Works plant

    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 […]

  • Holcomb dedicates new basketball court at official residence

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — 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 […]

  • Hoosier Lottery 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 […]