Indiana - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Indiana Kobe Bryant dishes an assist to test-weary high schoolers INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kobe Bryant has come through with an assist for some high school students in Indiana by getting them out of a final exam. William Pate is a student at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. He told Bryant on Twitter that if the retired NBA superstar gave him a retweet, the students wouldn't have to take a final exam. ... Fri, 19 May 2017 13:58:00 GMT 2017-05-19T13:58:00Z Andretti fights cancer and his message is on full display INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — John Andretti can't shake the sound from his head. The haunting sound of a machine pumping toxic chemicals into his system as part of chemotherapy. "I wake up in the middle of the night and I sit and listen to this pump going and know this pump is poison," Andretti said. "I hear that pump right now. I hate that thing." ... Thu, 18 May 2017 22:52:00 GMT 2017-05-18T22:52:00Z Andretti races paralyzed Schmidt in cars on track at Indy INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mario Andretti showed everyone just how far technology has come in the world of racing. On Saturday, the 77-year-old racing icon made a late pass in the grass and pulled away from Sam Schmidt in the final straightaway on the Indy track to win a semi-autonomous car race, an exhibition event where the real winners might be those trying to get back in the dr... Sat, 13 May 2017 19:51:00 GMT 2017-05-13T19:51:00Z Anthem gives up Cigna bid, vows to fight on over damages INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Anthem has ended its soured, $48 billion bid to buy rival Cigna, but the nation's second-largest health insurer isn't giving up a fight over whether Cigna deserves a termination fee for the scrapped deal. Anthem said Friday that Cigna sabotaged the merger agreement and caused "massive damages" for Anthem, which provides Blue Cross-Blue... Fri, 12 May 2017 23:15:00 GMT 2017-05-12T23:15:00Z Man uses plastic bat to defend son from goose, gets ticket INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man says he shouldn't have been ticketed for using a plastic bat to protect his 4-year-old son from an aggressive Canada goose. James McDaniel tells WXIN-TV ( ) that the goose came across a field and chased his son, so he struck it with the bat. McDaniel says that the goose was "clearly attacking" the boy and he was on... Fri, 12 May 2017 18:47:00 GMT 2017-05-12T18:47:00Z APNewsBreak: City pays Indiana congressman's wife $20K/month INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A burgeoning Indianapolis suburb has paid the wife of an influential congressman $580,000 since 2015 for legal consulting she largely does from the Washington area, an unusually large sum even in a state rife with highly paid government contractors, according to a review by The Associated Press. Jennifer Messer, the wife of Republican ... Thu, 11 May 2017 23:15:00 GMT 2017-05-11T23:15:00Z Indianapolis man sentenced to 3 life terms for killing spree INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing three people over four days in attacks last spring that authorities say he justified by citing the horror movie, "The Purge." A Marion County judge sentenced 20-year-old Johnathan Cruz to three consecutive life terms on Thursday. Cruz pleaded guilty las... Thu, 11 May 2017 19:31:00 GMT 2017-05-11T19:31:00Z 3 Indiana schools lose bid to enroll more voucher students INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three private schools lost their bids Wednesday to accept additional students who receive vouchers under Indiana's school choice program, the first test of a new state law granting underperforming schools a second chance at avoiding penalties. Indiana has one of the nation's largest programs allowing parents to use public funds to send... Wed, 10 May 2017 21:32:00 GMT 2017-05-10T21:32:00Z Sparks sit atop AP preseason WNBA poll; Lynx are 2nd NEW YORK (AP) — The defending champion Los Angeles Sparks start the season atop The Associated Press WNBA poll. The Sparks received 11 first-place votes from the national media panel Tuesday. "We appreciate the people giving us that kind of respect, although I know that there's several really, really good teams in this league," Sparks coach Brian Agler said. "We feel like we... Wed, 10 May 2017 01:01:00 GMT 2017-05-10T01:01:00Z Manning's number to be retired during fall ceremony in Indy INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Last fall, Peyton Manning returned to Indianapolis for a Super Bowl reunion. In October, he's coming back for some personal honors. Team owner Jim Irsay announced Tuesday that the Colts will unveil a statue of Manning outside Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 7. One day later, the Colts will honor the biggest star of their Indy era by retiring the familiar No. 18... Tue, 09 May 2017 22:52:00 GMT 2017-05-09T22:52:00Z Daring deer licks barrel of Indiana turkey hunter's shotgun DANVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Some daring deer approached a group of hunters in central Indiana and one was so unafraid that it licked the barrel of a shotgun and allowed one of the men to stroke its neck. Perhaps they knew the men were hoping to bag a turkey? Leon Champine says the young animals didn't have their mother with them "to teach the... Tue, 09 May 2017 17:01:00 GMT 2017-05-09T17:01:00Z Indiana school faces backlash over Trump 'resistance' class INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A private college in Vice President Mike Pence's home state of Indiana is facing backlash after offering a "Trumpism & U.S. Democracy" course that described the president in class materials as a purveyor of "sexism, white supremacy, xenophobia, nationalism, nativism and imperialism." Now officials at Butler University in Indianapolis a... Sat, 06 May 2017 01:13:00 GMT 2017-05-06T01:13:00Z US jobs data show some scars from recession finally healing WASHINGTON (AP) — A burst of hiring in April provided reassurance for the U.S. economy after a slow start to the year: Job growth returned to a healthy pace. Unemployment hit a decade low. And the number of part-time workers who want full-time jobs reached its lowest point in nine years. Employers last month added 211,000 jobs, more than double the weak s... Sat, 06 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT 2017-05-06T00:00:00Z Anthem asks Supreme Court to review blocked Cigna deal INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health insurer Anthem is not ready to give up its $48-billlion bid for rival Cigna and now hopes to find a favorable audience in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer is asking the court to review last week's rejection by a federal appeals court. That court upheld a federal judge's ruling that sa... Fri, 05 May 2017 12:18:00 GMT 2017-05-05T12:18:00Z India-based IT company Infosys plans Indiana tech center INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — India-based outsourcing and information technology company Infosys announced Tuesday that it will establish a central Indiana tech center as part of a broader expansion in the United States that is projected to create 10,000 jobs in the coming years. CEO Vishal Sikka joined Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb to announce the plan, which inclu... Tue, 02 May 2017 20:39:00 GMT 2017-05-02T20:39:00Z Hall-of-Famer Larry Bird resigns as Pacers president INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Larry Bird made the decision last year. After nearly 40 years in the NBA, he had started plotting an exit strategy. The 60-year-old Hall-of-Famer finally told the rest of the world Monday: He was stepping down as Indiana's president of basketball operations, turning the reins over to Kevin Pritchard and staying in the Pacers organization as a scout and co... Mon, 01 May 2017 18:32:00 GMT 2017-05-01T18:32:00Z The Latest: 49ers select Iowa QB Beathard late in 3rd round PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 12:05 a.m. The second night of the draft concludes as the San Francisco 49ers take quarterback C.J. Beathard and the Pittsburgh Steelers pick running back James Conner late in the third round. No. 97 Miami: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, 6-1, 199, Clemson N... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:08:00 GMT 2017-04-29T04:08:00Z AP source: Larry Bird steps down as Pacers president Larry Bird started the week by driving an IndyCar down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan to stump for the NBA's All-Star weekend returning to Indiana. He ended it by stepping down as president of basketball operations for the Pacers, a stunningly abrupt decision that has become a hallmark of the NBA great's post-playing career. Bird made the ca... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:10:00 GMT 2017-04-29T00:10:00Z Documents: Lead paint found in Indiana emergency housing EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — Lead paint was discovered outside nearly half of the units intended for families leaving an Indiana public-housing complex because of lead contamination, documents show. The Times of Northwest Indiana ( ) obtained the documents and reported that they show that lead paint was found near 13 units intended as emergency housing for ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:13:00 GMT 2017-04-28T20:13:00Z Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Logan Snyder got hooked on pills after a prescription to treat pain from a kidney stone, she joined the millions already swept up in the nation's grim wave of addiction to opioid painkillers. She was just 14. Youth is a drawback when it comes to kicking drugs. Only half of U.S. treatment centers accept teenagers and even fewer off... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:17:00 GMT 2017-04-25T14:17:00Z Larry Bird delivers Pacers' 2021 All-Star bid in an Indy car NEW YORK (AP) — Indiana wants the NBA All-Star Game and sent Larry Bird to get it — in an Indy car. Bird drove four blocks down Fifth Avenue in his specially themed car to deliver the Pacers' bid to host the 2021 game to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, fitting his 6-foot-9 frame into a car usually driven by much shorter people. Bird, an I... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:04:00 GMT 2017-04-24T21:04:00Z Officials: 'Happy Days' star Moran likely died from cancer CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say former "Happy Days" star Erin Moran likely died from cancer at her southern Indiana home. A statement released Monday by the Harrison County Sheriff's Department says an autopsy revealed the 56-year-old actress had stage-four cancer, but doesn't specify what type. The department says Moran died Satur... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:03:00 GMT 2017-04-24T19:03:00Z Cavaliers looking forward to respite before conference semis INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers finally caught a break. After struggling through the final weeks of the regular season and losing the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, the defending champs assured themselves of getting a little more rest. They can use it. "We have some good miles on this team, some guys who have played i... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:51:00 GMT 2017-04-24T06:51:00Z James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James stuck to the old script Sunday. Again, he bailed out the Cleveland Cavaliers. And again, he sent the Indiana Pacers home for vacation. On yet another milestone day for basketball's king, James' crowning achievement was making the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:08 to play and helping the defending champions hold on for a series-clinching 106-102 vi... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:07:00 GMT 2017-04-24T04:07:00Z Rites of postseason: LeBron looks for sweep, Clippers ailing They seem like postseason traditions: LeBron James is going for a sweep, and the Los Angeles Clippers have big problems. James is one win from the second round and the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers might be on the cusp of getting several rest days. Meanwhile, Blake Griffin will miss the rest of the season in a major blow for a Clippers team that now faces playof... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:37:00 GMT 2017-04-22T19:37:00Z James, Cavs come from 26 down, beat Pacers to take 3-0 lead INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James celebrated another milestone with the greatest second-half comeback in playoff history. Win one more at Indiana, the four-time MVP will be crowned king of the first round. James scored 41 points while padding his postseason resume with yet another triple-double, leading defending champion Cleveland back ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:39:00 GMT 2017-04-21T12:39:00Z Indiana GOP leaders agree to close cold beer loophole INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican leaders in the Indiana Statehouse have reached agreement on a measure targeting a convenience store owner who used a legal loophole to circumvent the state's stringent law governing who can sell cold beer. A copy of the proposed legislation obtained Thursday by The Associated Press sets a bar so high that Jay Ricker, who sta... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:23:00 GMT 2017-04-20T19:23:00Z Crack open a lukewarm one: Indiana's quirky rules about beer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana law allows someone to walk out of a convenience store and crack open a beer purchased there, but it can't be a cold one. Decades-old rules, closely guarded by elected officials who receive generous donations from the liquor store lobby, strictly manage who can sell "iced or cooled" beer for carryout. It's a r... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:35:00 GMT 2017-04-19T22:35:00Z EPA chief makes first Superfund site visit with Indiana stop EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency toured an Indiana public-housing complex on Wednesday where roughly 1,000 people were ordered evacuated because of lead contamination, his first visit to a Superfund site that some environmental advocates called a major leadership test. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt joined Indiana ... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:15:00 GMT 2017-04-19T22:15:00Z Paul George insists comments intended to motivate Pacers INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George insists it's true: Instead of being unhappy with his teammates, the four-time All-Star just wants them to play better basketball. As for the critics, well, they fall into a different category. Less than 48 hours after the Indiana Pacers star challenged two more players in a postgame news conference, George fired back at the notion that he was ... 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