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Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks after arriving back in his hometown of Columbus, Ind., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Pence has returned to his Indiana hometown, where he told a small crowd that serving in the White House was the greatest honor of his life. Pence flew on a government plane Wednesday afternoon into the Columbus Municipal Airport with his wife, Karen, after attending President Joe Biden’s inauguration. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Pence returns to Indiana hometown as vice presidency ends

Jan. 20, 2021 5:23 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence returned Wednesday to his Indiana hometown, where he told a small crowd of family member and supporters that serving in the White House was the greatest honor of his life. Pence flew on a government plane into the Columbus Municipal Airport with his...

In this May 16, 2013, photo, Rod Ratcliff, CEO of Centaur gaming, owner of racinos, smiles during an interview. The Indiana Gaming Commission voted Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, to force Ratcliff to give up his ownership stake in a Lake Michigan casino and a new casino being built in Gary, Indiana, saying he had continued exerting control over its parent company in violation of state orders. (Danese Kenon/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

Indiana casino executive fighting state over ouster order

Jan. 20, 2021 4:27 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A longtime heavyweight in Indiana’s gambling industry is fighting state regulators' attempts to force him to give up his stake in a Lake Michigan casino and a $300 million new casino project in Gary. A lawsuit filed Tuesday by former Spectacle Entertainment CEO Rod Ratcliff in...

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb delivers his State of the State address virtually, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Indiana governor touts COVID-19 recovery in State of State

Jan. 19, 2021 8:33 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Eric Holcomb touted Indiana as rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic and called during the annual State of the State speech Tuesday night for the Legislature to support a new regional development program to spark that recovery. Holcomb pre-recorded the speech earlier Tuesday before...

President Donald Trump speaks near a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Alamo, Texas. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Trump declassifies Crossfire Hurricane material

Jan. 19, 2021 7:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local): 7:35 p.m. In his final full day in office, President Donald Trump says he has declassified information related to the FBI’s investigation into ties between Russia and his 2016 presidential campaign. He did not...

Vice President Mike Pence walks to the West Wing of the White House after addressing staff on the steps of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, in the White House complex, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Pence heading back to Indiana hometown after Biden inaugural

Jan. 19, 2021 4:28 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will be returning to his southern Indiana hometown Wednesday afternoon following the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. The Republican former Indiana governor and his wife Karen are expected to attend Biden’s inauguration and will then fly into...

Indiana COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations continue decline

Jan. 19, 2021 1:24 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials reported fewer new coronavirus cases and related hospitalizations Tuesday as the state's downward trend that began late last year continued into 2021. Indiana recorded 2,756 new cases of COVID-19, the second straight day health officials have reported fewer than...

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb speaks during a media availability from the Statehouse, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Indianapolis.  Holcomb will have a low-key start to his second term on Monday as the coronavirus pandemic that has dominated the past year continues looming over the state. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Push for Indiana minimum wage increase likely stalled again

Jan. 17, 2021 9:29 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A renewed call by Democrats for an increase to Indiana’s minimum wage isn’t winning over Republicans who control the Statehouse, with the governor saying his goal is to prepare workers for advancing beyond low-paying jobs. The Democratic-backed proposal would unlink...

Bill seeks to make popcorn Indiana's official state snack

Jan. 17, 2021 9:21 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A state lawmaker wants his colleagues to honor Indiana's big popcorn crop by making the grain the state's official snack. Legislation sponsored by Republican state Sen. Ron Grooms of Jeffersonville would designate Indiana-grown popcorn as the Hoosier state's official snack, adding it...

One-time Indiana home of 9th US president being restored

Jan. 16, 2021 8:49 AM EST

VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — The one-time Indiana home of the nation’s ninth president is getting a $1.2 million restoration that will include sprucing up the more than 200-year-old mansion’s main floor with new windows and porches. Workers with Columbus, Ohio-based Durable Restoration Company...

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb speaks during a media availability from the Statehouse, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Indiana Statehouse closing ahead of possible protests

Jan. 15, 2021 6:14 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Statehouse complex will be closed to the public through Wednesday and state legislative meetings next week are canceled because of possible protests related to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, the governor’s office said Friday. Demonstrations are expected at...