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Laurie Hernandez trains with other USA gymnasts in Indianapolis, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Hernandez, a two-time Olympic medalist, and other veterans in the USA Gymnastics elite program have praised the organization for taking steps to become more accountable and transparent in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

Athletes warily embrace progress as USA Gymnastics evolves

Jan. 24, 2020 2:46 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The dread was familiar. The fear too. They gripped MyKayla Skinner shortly after she decided to return to elite gymnastics last summer. Skinner wasn't worried about recapturing the skills that made her an alternate on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team. A standout college career at Utah not...

Indiana forward Race Thompson (25) blocks the shot of Michigan State forward Malik Hall (25) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Indiana uses late charge to beat No. 11 Michigan State 67-63

Jan. 24, 2020 12:57 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Joey Brunk made an immediate impact from the moment he arrived on Indiana's campus. Jerome Hunter needed to be more patient. On Thursday night, the graduate transfer from Butler and the redshirt freshman teamed up for the Hoosiers' final flurry. Brunk scored 14 points including a...

Patberg scores 18, No. 17 Indiana women top Penn State 76-60

Jan. 23, 2020 8:00 PM EST

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Ali Patberg had 18 points and nine assists, Mackenzie Holmes also scored 18 points and No. 17 Indiana beat Penn State 76-60 on Thursday night. Holmes was named the Big Ten co-freshman of the week on Monday, setting a school record with her third honor of the season. She was 9 of...

In this undated photo released from the Rural Fire Service, a C-130 Hercules plane called

Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing 3 Americans

Jan. 23, 2020 7:31 PM EST

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

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...

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray, R-Martinsville, speaks with reporters Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in the Senate chamber of the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Tougher penalties for Indiana stores caught selling smoking or vaping products to anyone younger than 21 are on their way to becoming law, as the Indiana Senate voted 38-9 Thursday in favor of a proposal that would triple possible retailer fines to between $600 and $3,000 based on number of violations in a six-month period. (AP Photo/Tom Davies)

Spending plan goes to Indiana governor without teacher money

Jan. 23, 2020 6:34 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A plan to spend an unexpected jump in state tax revenue on college campus construction projects is on its way to Indiana's governor without any of the Democratic proposals to use some of that money to boost teacher pay. The Indiana Senate voted 38-8 mostly along party lines Thursday to...

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...

3rd woman charged in Indiana custody dispute slaying

Jan. 23, 2020 4:53 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ind. (AP) — A third woman has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a man that allegedly arose from a child custody dispute. Hannah L. Knapke, 18, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, was charged Tuesday in Jay Circuit Court with murder, court records show. Knapke was arrested Wednesday and was...

Indiana lawmakers backing tougher tobacco sales penalties

Jan. 23, 2020 4:29 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tougher penalties for Indiana stores caught selling smoking or vaping products to anyone younger than 21 are on their way to becoming law. The Indiana Senate voted 38-9 Thursday in favor of a proposal that would triple possible retailer fines to between $600 and $3,000 based on number...

FILE - This May 11, 2006 file photo shows the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship docked in Bayonne, N.J. The parents of Chloe Wiegand, an Indiana girl who fell to her death in July from the open window of the cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico contend in a court filing that it was

Girl's family: 'Impossible' to lean from cruise ship window

Jan. 23, 2020 2:19 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The parents of an Indiana girl who fell to her death from the open window of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico contend it was “physically impossible” for the child’s grandfather to lean out of that 11th floor window, as the cruise line has alleged, just before the...