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Biden taps IU law professor Janet McCabe for No.2 EPA post

Jan. 18, 2021 8:59 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is nominating an Indiana University law professor to be the second-in-command at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Janet McCabe, a professor of practice at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, has been nominated to be deputy EPA...

Travellers walk towards the Covid-19 testing centre at Heathrow Airport in London, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021.  The UK will close all travel corridors from Monday morning to protect against the coronavirus with travellers entering the country from overseas are required to have proof of a negative Covid test. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

The Latest: Slovakia wants tests for nearly all in nine days

Jan. 17, 2021 5:01 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia is launching a project to test almost all citizens for the coronavirus in nine days. The government hopes the nationwide testing will speed up a recovery from the latest wave of the infections, make it possible for students to return to school in February, help the health...

Indiana couple married 33 years, die 1 day apart of COVID-19

Jan. 17, 2021 1:18 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man and woman who were married for more than three decades died one day apart from COVID-19. Ernest “Ronald” and Ann Wilkins, ages 66 and 59, were married for 33 years. Friends and family described their deep connection and said they had been planning to...

Indiana's 1st home dedicated to LGBTQ youths set to open

Jan. 17, 2021 12:01 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s first dedicated residential facility for homeless young adults who identify as LGBTQ will open its doors this year in Indianapolis, providing services that advocates say are desperately needed. The initiative is years in the making. Trinity Haven, now an independent...

Mario Andretti reflects on losing twin brother

Jan. 16, 2021 3:01 AM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — In the gift shop at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you can still purchase an official 1969 front-row photograph. A very young A. J. Foyt on the pole; Bobby Unser on the outside. The man in the middle is the driver who went on to win his only Indianapolis 500 that year. Can you name him?...

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...

GOP lawmaker pushes bill to prevent renaming of Indianapolis

Jan. 15, 2021 3:14 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Republican lawmaker has proposed a measure that would ban the changing of any Indiana city names in the wake of Native American protests that forced the renaming of professional sports teams. No efforts have emerged seeking to change the name of Indiana or Indianapolis along the lines...

FILE - Fans arrive at Lucas Oil Stadium before a men's NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball game between Butler and Michigan State in Indianapolis, in this April 3, 2010, file photo. The NCAA announced Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, that all 67 men's basketball tournament games including the Final Four will be played entirely in Indiana in a bid to keep the marquee event from being called off for a second consecutive year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Games will be played on two courts inside Lucas Oil Stadium as well as at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Mackey Arena at Purdue and Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Only one game at a time will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium.. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

One-city March Madness leads to more straightforward bracket

Jan. 15, 2021 1:34 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There will be a bit less mystery to the March Madness bracket now that the NCAA selection committee no longer has to adjust matchups for travel concerns. With the entire tournament taking place in the Indianapolis area this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Division I...

Indianapolis Colts' Philip Rivers (17) throws a pass to Jack Doyle for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Ballard contemplates possibility of Rivers returning to Indy

Jan. 14, 2021 5:21 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard heard the locker room talk. Coach Frank Reich wants Philip Rivers back as the starting quarterback next fall. Two-time All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard wants another chance to get Rivers his missing Super Bowl ring. So do Leonard's...

600 Indiana Guard troops going to DC to aid Biden security

Jan. 13, 2021 4:39 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — About 600 Indiana National Guard soldiers are being sent to Washington, D.C., to help with security for next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. State officials said Wednesday they were also monitoring possible armed protests but didn’t yet have any threats...