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This 2015 photo provided by Shawn Nolan Chief, Capital Habeas Unit Community Federal Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, shows Dustin Higgs at the Federal Prison in Terre Haute, Ind. Higgs, the last federal inmate facing execution before President Donald Trump leaves office was sentenced to death for the killings of three women in a Maryland wildlife refuge in 1996. Higgs is scheduled to be executed on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at the federal prison in Terre Haute. ((Federal Bureau of Prisons/Community Federal Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania via AP))

Trump administration carries out 13th and final execution

Jan. 16, 2021 4:21 AM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The Trump administration early Saturday carried out its 13th federal execution since July, an unprecedented run that concluded just five days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden — an opponent of the federal death penalty. Dustin Higgs, convicted of ordering...

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?...

US carries out 13th and final execution during Trump administration, most for any presidency in more than 120 years

Jan. 16, 2021 1:27 AM EST
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — US carries out 13th and final execution during Trump administration, most for any presidency in more than 120 years.
Members of the Washington National Guard stand at a sundial near the Legislative Building, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Governors in some states have called out the National Guard, declared states of emergency and closed their capitols over concerns about potentially violent protests. Though details remain murky, demonstrations are expected at state capitols beginning Sunday and leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

States declare emergencies, close capitols ahead of rallies

Jan. 15, 2021 5:55 PM EST

Responding to warnings of potentially violent demonstrations, governors across the nation are calling out National Guard troops, declaring states of emergency and closing their capitols to the public ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week. Though details remain murky, demonstrations are...

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...

Christina Bollo of Urbana, Illinois, holds a sign as she protests the execution of Corey Johnson, near the Federal Correctional Complex, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Terre Haute, Ind. (Joseph C. Garza/The Tribune-Star via AP)

US executes Virginia gang killer despite COVID-19 infection

Jan. 15, 2021 11:46 AM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. government executed a drug trafficker Thursday for slaying seven people in a burst of violence in Virginia’s capital in 1992, with some witnesses in the death-chamber building applauding as the 52-year-old was pronounced dead. Corey Johnson's execution went ahead...

Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis, right, shoots over Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Sabonis has 23 pts, 15 boards as Pacers down Blazers 111-87

Jan. 15, 2021 1:30 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Indiana Pacers figured if they slowed down Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, they'd have a good chance against the Portland Trail Blazers. The tactic worked. Domantas Sabonis had 23 points and 15 rebounds, and Indiana held Portland's dynamic backcourt duo in check for a 111-87...

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic pleads his case with referee Leon Wood during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. The Trail Blazers won 132-126. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Portland's Nurkic fractures right wrist against Indiana

Jan. 15, 2021 12:59 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic fractured his right wrist Thursday night during a game against the Indiana Pacers. Nurkic could be seen holding the wrist after swiping at the ball in the third quarter, and he fell to the floor after contact under Indiana's basket. At a...

US government executes drug trafficker for Virginia gang killings, despite his COVID-19 infection last month

Jan. 14, 2021 11:37 PM EST
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — US government executes drug trafficker for Virginia gang killings, despite his COVID-19 infection last month.
Purdue's Trevion Williams (50) shoots against Indiana's Trayce Jackson-Davis (23) and Race Thompson (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Williams double-double helps Purdue defeat Indiana 81-69

Jan. 14, 2021 10:05 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Trevion Williams scored 22 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, Eric Hunter Jr. knocked down timely 3-pointers and Purdue defeated Indiana 81-69 Thursday night. The Boilermakers (9-5. 4-3 Big Ten Conference) were 11 of 17 from beyond the arc, Hunter leading the way with three, Jaden...