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Nebraska gets new head of state child welfare services

Jan. 23, 2020 10:31 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has chosen an Indiana public health official to oversee Nebraska's public child welfare services, the governor's office announced Wednesday. Ricketts appointed Stephanie Beasley as the next director of the state Division of Children and Family Services, a part of the...

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Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing 3 Americans

Jan. 23, 2020 6:21 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Three American crew members were killed Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the crash deaths in the state's Snowy Monaro region, which came as...

Phoenix Suns guard Ricky Rubio, center, loses the ball as Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren, left, and Indiana Pacers guard T.J. McConnell defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Warren scores 25 points in Phoenix return, Pacers rout Suns

Jan. 23, 2020 12:35 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — T.J. Warren's first game against his former team went about as well as possible. He scored a game-high 25 points, had three steals and played excellent defense against former teammate Devin Booker. Most importantly, he won. Warren was the star, Domantas Sabonis added 24 points and the...

Notre Dame's John Mooney, front, looks for a shot as Syracuse's Bourama Sidibe (34) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

Syracuse edges Notre Dame 84-82 for yet another ACC road win

Jan. 22, 2020 11:06 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — After Wednesday’s 84-82 comeback victory at Notre Dame, Syracuse has won all three of its rematch games against teams it lost to earlier this season, and the last two of those paybacks have come on the road. Forget about it actually having anything to do with revenge, though,...

Hall carries Loyola of Chicago past Indiana St. 75-55

Jan. 22, 2020 10:16 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Tate Hall matched his career high with 23 points as Loyola of Chicago romped past Indiana State 75-55 on Wednesday night. Hall made 9 of 10 shots. Cameron Krutwig had 13 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists for Loyola (14-6, 6-1 Missouri Valley Conference), which earned its fourth straight...

Penn carries Drake over Evansville 73-50

Jan. 22, 2020 9:46 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Roman Penn had 14 points, eight assists and six rebounds and Garrett Sturtz posted 10 points and six rebounds as Drake routed Evansville 73-50 on Wednesday night. Liam Robbins had 16 points, eight rebounds and three blocks for Drake (14-6, 4-3 Missouri Valley Conference). Anthony...

Bill advances to pause Indiana coal power plant closings

Jan. 22, 2020 6:22 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A proposal aimed at making it more difficult for Indiana electric companies to close additional coal-fired power plants faces objections from consumer and environmental groups who argue it could stifle growth in renewable energy such as wind and solar power. The Indiana House utilities...

Democratic presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the ​U.S. Conference of Mayors' Winter Meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bloomberg, Buttigieg work to connect with nation's mayors

Jan. 22, 2020 4:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two miles from President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Capitol, Michael Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg are looking to draw a distinction between the improbable and the practical. The two Democratic White House contenders, former mayors whose chief political experience was...

Indiana lawmakers step back on 'In God We Trust' requirement

Jan. 22, 2020 3:10 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers have rolled back a proposal that aimed to require a poster with the national motto “In God We Trust” and the American and state flags be displayed in all public school classrooms. The Indiana Senate education committee modified the bill to make the poster...

Panel endorses Indiana ban on drivers using handheld phones

Jan. 22, 2020 1:27 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A push to combat distracted driving with a ban on the use of handheld cellphones cleared its first hurdle Wednesday toward becoming the law in Indiana. An Indiana House committee voted unanimously in favor of the bill making cellphone use by all motorists illegal unless they are using...