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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2014, file photo, Rep. B. Patrick Bauer, D-South Bend, left, asks a question during a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. A former Indiana House Speaker, Bauer announced Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, that he will retire after 50 years in the Legislature, representing the South Bend district that he has served since 1970, making him the longest-serving member in the Indiana Legislature's history. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Ex-Indiana House Speaker Bauer retiring after 50 years

Jan. 27, 2020 6:46 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana House Speaker Patrick Bauer has decided to retire after 50 years in the Legislature, ending the Democrat’s career known for his clashes with former Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels and leading a five-week legislative boycott trying to block passage of a state...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking at a campaign stop at La Poste, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Perry, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Who can topple Trump? Dems' electability fight rages in Iowa

Jan. 26, 2020 9:38 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The urgent fight for the Democratic presidential nomination raged across Iowa on Sunday as the party's leading candidates scrambled to deliver closing arguments centered on the defining question of the 2020 primary: Who can beat President Donald Trump? Former Vice President Joe...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a town hall meeting Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Muscatine, Iowa. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Volatility defines Democratic race as candidates flood Iowa

Jan. 25, 2020 10:39 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates roared back into Iowa on Saturday touting fresh endorsements, critiquing their rivals and predicting victories in the caucuses that will soon launch the process of deciding who will challenge President Donald Trump. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she...

Homeless man who died was close to receiving housing help

Jan. 25, 2020 10:41 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A homeless man who was found dead under a northern Indiana bridge was near the top of the list to receive permanent government-funded housing or a voucher to rent a private apartment or house, an advocate for the homeless said. The St. Joseph County Coroner’s office has ruled...

Body of missing Notre Dame student recovered from lake

Jan. 24, 2020 3:37 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The body of a missing University of Notre Dame student was pulled Friday from a lake on the South Bend campus, authorities said. The body of senior Annrose Jerry, 21, was found in St. Mary's Lake. The body had no signs of external trauma, the St. Joseph County Coroner's Office...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at the North Iowa Events Center, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Mason City, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Top Obama fundraiser backs Biden in 2020 contest

Jan. 24, 2020 11:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of former President Barack Obama's top fundraisers endorsed Joe Biden on Friday, a pledge of support that's likely to boost the former vice president's ability to raise cash for his 2020 campaign. Rufus Gifford was Obama's finance director during the 2012 campaign and raised massive...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, walks off stage after speaking at the ​U.S. Conference of Mayors' Winter Meeting, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Buttigieg seeks validation from gathering of mayoral peers

Jan. 23, 2020 6:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Pete Buttigieg, an appearance before a gathering of the nation's mayors Thursday was a home game. The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was cheered by his former peers as he sought to generate goodwill and electoral support for his Democratic presidential bid. “I join you...

President Donald Trump exits Marine One for a trip to Doral, Fla., to attend the Republican National Committee winter meetings, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

Trump to rally in New Hampshire on eve of state's primary

Jan. 23, 2020 5:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Hampshire is getting its first campaign rally of the 2020 campaign season from President Donald Trump, and it will be held on the eve of the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Trump's Republican reelection campaign on Thursday announced a Feb. 10 “Keep America...

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,...

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...