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CORRECTS TO DARVISH NOT DARVICH - Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish, of Japan, throws the ball to Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Darvish, five homers lead Cubs past fading White Sox 10-0

Sep. 26, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish pitched seven strong innings for his NL-leading eighth win, Willson Contreras homered twice and the Chicago Cubs moved to the brink of clinching the NL Central title by pounding the crosstown White Sox 10-0 Friday night. Victor Caratini, Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez also went...

Indianapolis Zoo's new Bonsai exhibit spotlights living art

Sep. 26, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Every snip, every trim, every cut has to be precise. With immense care and laser focus, bonsai artists work day after day on their craft. Each aspect of their tree is mapped out in advance. Their work may be hyper-planned, but the goal is to make the results look seamlessly natural. In...

Museum traces shuttered mental hospital's unmarked graves

Sep. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In the northwest corner of the old Central State Hospital grounds lies a nondescript field, bordered by a chain-link fence and choked by weeds and tall grass. But this is more than merely an overgrown field. It is a long-forgotten cemetery — the final resting place of more than...

FILE - In this April 29, 2020, file photo, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb prepares to host a virtual media briefing in the Governor's Office at the Statehouse to provide updates on COVID-19 and its impact on Indiana, in Indianapolis. Gov. Holcomb's statewide mask mandate and six months of other coronavirus restrictions has stirred discontent among conservatives, complicating his front-runner campaign against underfunded Democratic challenger Woody Myers. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Health officials urge use of masks as some resrictions eased

Sep. 25, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health leaders say the wearing of face masks will be as important as ever to stem the coronavirus spread, even as most of the statewide restrictions imposed by the governor are lifted as of Saturday. The new executive order from Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb continues the mask...

Girl dies after siblings, mother pulled from burning home

Sep. 25, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A 2-year-old girl who was among three children and their mother pulled Thursday from a burning home in northeastern Indiana has died, the local coroner's office said Friday. Hazel DeFord of Fort Wayne was pronounced dead shortly after she was brought Thursday to a local hospital,...

File-New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder (82) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of Buffalo Bills' Dean Marlowe (31) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y.  New York Jets wide receivers Breshad Perriman and Crowder sat out practice Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, with injuries, and they could miss the team's game at Indianapolis on Sunday. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)

Jets WRs Crowder, Perriman and RT Fant out vs. Colts

Sep. 25, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets wide receivers Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman were ruled out for the team's game at Indianapolis on Sunday because of injuries. And add another injured receiver to the list: Braxton Berrios injured a hamstring at practice Friday and was listed as questionable to play. He...

Longtime Indiana GOP stalwart Mutz says he'll vote for Biden

Sep. 25, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime Indiana Republican stalwart John Mutz has gone public with his opposition to President Donald Trump, saying in a newspaper column that he will vote for Democrat Joe Biden. Mutz, who was Indiana's lieutenant governor for eight years in the 1980s before losing the 1988 governor's...

Days after man's death, funeral home finds bullet wound

Sep. 25, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Days after a 75-year-old man died, staff at a northwest Indiana funeral home discovered a bullet hole in his body, leading a coroner to rule that he succumbed from a gunshot wound, officials said. After the man died at his East Chicago home on Sept. 11, police were called the scene...

Gary police seek public's tips in beating death of man, 70

Sep. 25, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Gary police are seeking tips from the public as they investigate the killing of a 70-year-old man found beaten to death inside his home. Ray Perry was pronounced dead Thursday from blunt force trauma. His death was ruled a homicide by the Lake County coroner’s office....

FILE- In this June 6, 2020, file photo, James Hinchcliffe prepares for practice at the IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Hinchcliffe will return to Andretti Autosport for the final three races of the season to fill the seat left vacant when Zach Veach stepped out of the car earlier this week, Andretti Autosport announced Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Hinchcliffe to run final 3 IndyCar races with Andretti

Sep. 25, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — James Hinchcliffe will return to Andretti Autosport for the final three races of the season to fill the seat left vacant this week by Zach Veach. Andretti Autosport on Friday said Hinchcliffe will drive the No. 26 at next week's doubleheader at Indianapolis and the October season finale...