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Standing on a makeshift stage made of cardboard boxes, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks as a surrogate of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a canvass launch Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Democratic candidates pour into Iowa for last-minute push

Jan. 25, 2020 2:09 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Freed momentarily from the Senate's impeachment trial, several presidential candidates high-tailed it to Iowa on Saturday for a last-minute blitz of campaigning before the state's caucuses kick off the battle for the Democratic nomination. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts,...

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...

Law enforcement applauds cell phone ban for motorists

Jan. 25, 2020 10:26 AM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in Indiana say a bill to prohibit drivers from using their cell phones in any way while driving would make the state's roadways a lot safer than they are. The ban that was authored by State Rep. Holli Sullivan of Evansville cleared the Roads and...

Indiana allowing wagers on who'll win Oscars next month

Jan. 25, 2020 10:06 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is giving gamblers a chance to put down wagers on who’ll be winners in next month’s Academy Awards. That option for those interested in betting on the Oscar winners for best picture and other film categories comes under the state’s sports wagering law that...

Indiana approves nature preserve with a `significant' cave

Jan. 25, 2020 9:50 AM EST

TASWELL, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's newest state nature preserve features dramatic limestone outcrops and a cave that's inhabited by rare animals adapted to life in total darkness. The Natural Resources Commission recently approved the creation of the Patoka Hills Nature Preserve, which spans nearly 27 acres...

Indiana Pacers forward Doug McDermott (20) reacts after shooting a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Warren scores 33 to help Pacers hold off Warriors 129-118

Jan. 25, 2020 2:23 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State's plan to double-team Domantas Sabonis in the post allowed Indiana's big man to show off his passing skills and gave the Pacers plenty of open looks from the perimeter. Sabonis nearly got his second triple-double in six days, too. Sabonis had 16 points, 10 rebounds and...

Butler's Bryce Nze (10) shoots against Marquette's Theo John (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Baldwin's flurry leads No. 13 Butler past Marquette in OT

Jan. 25, 2020 1:11 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When No. 13 Butler needed scoring punch Friday night, Kamar Baldwin came up with a flurry. He delivered the knockout punch, too. The senior guard scored the Bulldogs' final nine points of regulation, erasing a six-point deficit in the final 2 1/2 minutes, then added 10 more in overtime...

More Indiana adults returning to college to finish degrees

Jan. 25, 2020 12:02 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sean Copeland was about two years into a bachelor’s degree when he was offered a full-time gig at a radio station. He was studying education, and the salary he was offered to work as a radio personality was higher than what he’d get paid as a first-year teacher. So, he...

A secret seal? No, just an Indiana county's original logo

Jan. 25, 2020 12:01 AM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — While it might look like some sort of secret society emblem, it is actually a piece of Vigo County history. Trying to spark more discussion of the county’s past, Commissioner Brendan Kearns is drawing attention to the county’s original logo, even sporting it on...

Purdue center Matt Haarms (32) celebrates a basket against Wisconsin during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Purdue continues home dominance of Wisconsin in 70-51 rout

Jan. 24, 2020 10:44 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Three days later, Purdue and Wisconsin switched roles in their inconsistent fight for respectability as mid-tier Big Ten teams. The Boilermakers, motivated by coach Matt Painter’s challenge for more toughness after a 17-point home loss to Illinois on Tuesday, had extra...