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Indianapolis Colts' Julian Blackmon (32) intercepts a pass intended for Cincinnati Bengals' Tyler Boyd (83) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Rivers shares football intel to help Colts' defense improve

Oct. 28, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Philip Rivers is a fiery competitor on game day — and on the practice field. Anyone who's heard ever Rivers' brash (if profanity-free) trash-talking understands how feisty the 38-year-old quarterback can be and understands it's a big reason he's still playing in the NFL. So after...

Indianapolis records 200th homicide of 2020: reports

Oct. 28, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis has reached a grim milestone with the city's 200th homicide of the year, reports said. An adult male was found Tuesday evening inside a car “with injuries consistent with undisclosed trauma," Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesman William Young said. ...

FILE - In this May 14, 2019, file photo a flag flies the outside of the corporate headquarters building of health insurance company Anthem is shown in Indianapolis. Anthem’s second-quarter profit doubled to nearly $2.3 billion, as a pandemic-induced drop in claims and a new business pushed the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer’s earnings past expectations.  But the nation’s second-largest insurer left its 2020 earnings forecast unchanged, following a pattern established by its competitors. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Anthem tops 3Q forecasts as it absorbs big expense hit

Oct. 28, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Anthem delivered a better-than-expected third quarter even though a jump in benefit expenses and other costs contributed to an 81% drop in the health insurer’s net income. The Blue Cross-Blue Shield coverage provider also said Wednesday that it was leaving its 2020 earnings...

Indiana Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb participates in the Indiana Gubernatorial debate with Democrat Woody Myers and Libertarian Donald Rainwater, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Indianapolis. The candidates were in separate studios to allow for social distancing guidelines. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Indiana governor won't back mandatory COVID-19 vaccine

Oct. 27, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said Tuesday night that he would not support requiring residents to receive a COVID-19 vaccine once such immunizations become available. The question of mandating such vaccines was asked during a debate among the Republican governor and his two election...

In this file photo taken on Monday, March 9, 2020, Speaker of the House Todd Huston, R-Fishers, speaks with the media after being sworn in at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Huston is trying to hold onto his suburban Indianapolis district that’s shifted away from reliably Republican as he faces his first election since March, when he took over the powerful position that controls much of the General Assembly’s action. He faces Democratic challenger Aimee Rivera Cole, who received 46% of the vote against Huston two years ago. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

New in power, Indiana House leader faces tough election race

Oct. 27, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Big money has been pouring in for a closing days rush to protect the legislative seat for one of the top Republicans in the Indiana Statehouse. Indiana House Speaker Todd Huston is trying to hold onto his suburban Indianapolis district that’s shifted away from reliably Republican...

FILE - This is an April 26, 2017, file photo showing Eli Lilly corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. Eli Lilly continues to back a potential COVID-19 treatment despite research showing that it may not work on hospitalized patients. The drugmaker said Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, that It remains confident that its drug may stop COVID from developing in other patients. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Lilly stays confident in possible COVID drug after setback

Oct. 27, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eli Lilly continues to back a potential COVID-19 treatment despite research showing that it may not work on hospitalized patients. The drugmaker said Tuesday it remains confident that its drug may stop COVID from developing in other patients. Researchers are still studying the drug in...

En esta imagen de mayo de 2020 distribuida por Eli Lilly, un investigador prueba posibles anticuerpos de COVID-19 en un laboratorio de Indianápolis. (David Morrison/Eli Lilly via AP, Archivo)

Lilly misses profit projects as sales of diabetes drug slow

Oct. 27, 2020 7:09 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eli Lilly and Co. is reporting third-quarter net income of $1.21 billion. On a per-share basis, the Indianapolis company said it had profit of $1.33. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs, were $1.54 per share. That's far short of the per-share earnings of $1.76 that Wall Street...

Halloween festivities called off at Indiana governor's home

Oct. 25, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Trick-or-treating with Indiana's governor has been canceled this year because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Following advice from Indiana’s health commissioner, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced this past week that he and his wife, Janet, won't host Halloween festivities at the...

Indiana attorney general disputing bill in discipline case

Oct. 25, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is disputing tens of thousands of dollars in expenses a state commission wants him to pay in the disciplinary case stemming from allegations that he groped a state lawmaker and three other women during a party. The state’s attorney...

Indiana college student killed by stray bullet in Brooklyn

Oct. 24, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A college student from Indiana was killed by a stray bullet in New York City on Saturday, police said. Twenty-year-old Ethan Williams, of Indianapolis, was sitting on a stoop in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn with a group of friends when several shots were fired at about 2:30 a.m., police...