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Keli Paaske stands outside her home in Olathe, Kan. Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Paaske was laid off in August from a company supplying fire doors to hospitals after being furloughed for five months and has struggled to find a new job. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

A bleak outlook for millions facing cutoff of US jobless aid

Dec. 5, 2020 11:19 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tina Morton recently faced a choice: Pay bills — or buy a birthday gift for a child? Derrisa Green is falling further behind on rent. Sylvia Soliz has had her electricity cut off. Unemployment has forced aching decisions on millions of Americans and their families in the face of...

2 die after pulled from car in central Indiana pond

Dec. 5, 2020 10:51 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Ind. (AP) — Two people have died after being pulled from a car in a pond in central Indiana, fire department officials say. The accident occurred Friday evening in Lawrence. Divers found the car upside down in the pond, Lawrence Fire Media Relations Officer Marc Hickson said. Both people were...

Indiana steel mill expected to soon restart blast furnace

Dec. 5, 2020 10:09 AM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana steel mill that was taken offline earlier this year for a planned maintenance project is expected to restart this month. The Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel is restarting blast furnace #4 at its Gary Works steel mill next Tuesday — an earlier date than anticipated as the...

Indiana State reopens Hulman Center after $50M renovations

Dec. 5, 2020 9:34 AM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State University officials are celebrating the re-opening of the Hulman Center after a two-year, $50-million renovation project. The upgrades include a new exterior facade and a glass entrance at the south end, new restrooms and concession stands, a new multi-purpose suite,...

Blind voters claim discrimination by Indiana officials

Dec. 5, 2020 9:24 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Blind voters argue in a federal lawsuit that Indiana officials are restricting their voting rights by not adopting methods that allow them to cast ballots from home without the assistance of others. The lawsuit filed this past week by three blind residents and two advocacy groups...

Concert promoter compiling Indiana's rock history online

Dec. 5, 2020 12:02 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Steve Sybesma launched the Indiana Rock History website and Facebook group this summer, he was more than a music fan compiling decades of concerts in a database. Sybesma played a large role in thousands of shows that happened in Indiana, thanks to his time as co-owner of concert...

Valparaiso guard Nick Robinson (25) reacts after a basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Purdue, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in West Lafayette, Ind. (Nikos Frazier/Journal & Courier via AP)

Thompson, Stefanovic lead Purdue comeback, beat Valparaiso

Dec. 4, 2020 9:57 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Isaiah Thompson scored eight of his 14 points in the last 5:32, Sasha Stefanovic led with 19 and Purdue rallied past stubborn Valparaiso 68-61 on Friday night after trailing for most of the game. Zach Edey's free throws with 6:48 remaining gave Purdue (3-1) a 54-53 lead —...

New York Liberty win WNBA draft lottery again

Dec. 4, 2020 8:38 PM EST

The New York Liberty will pick No. 1 for the second consecutive year in the WNBA draft. This time there isn't really a clear-cut choice of who they'll take to pair with last year's choice Sabrina Ionescu. “Right now we don’t know who will be at the top,” New York Liberty GM Jonathan Kolb...

Protesters carry a banner in front of the official residence of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham as part of an in-person and virtual for justice in the police shooting of a Black man two weeks earlier on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. Family of Rodney Applewhite, 25, have been asking for additional details in the incident that led to him being shot by police. New Mexico State Police released additional information after the protest, and released his name to the public. Applewhite, of South Bend, Indiana, was driving through New Mexico on the way to a family Thanksgiving in Phoenix, Arizona, when police shot him on Nov. 19, his family said. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Police provide details of deadly encounter with Black man

Dec. 4, 2020 8:33 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Activists on Friday rallied in person and online to bring attention to the case of a young Black man who was shot by a New Mexico state police while on a road trip from Indiana to Arizona, while investigators finally provided more details about what led to the deadly encounter. Rodney...

Ambulances stand ready outside the old La Porte Hospital building in La Porte, Indiana, on Saturday, Oct. 24, just prior to the start of the move to their new location. Northwest Health - La Porte officially began seeing patients that day as the new $125 million facility kicked off operations and ambulances began transferring patients from the old La Porte Hospital. (Ted Yoakum/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

Indiana healthcare workers first up for COVID-19 vaccine

Dec. 4, 2020 4:18 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As Indiana announces its preparations to begin coronavirus vaccinations for some 400,000 healthcare workers by the end of the month, the inoculation timeline for the state’s nursing home residents is still to be determined. Anyone who provides care to patients or is exposed to...