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Daring pass on final lap sends Riley Herbst to victory lane in Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis

Jul. 20, 2024 19:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Riley Herbst saw an opening Saturday and made it pay off with a trip to victory lane at the Brickyard. The 25-year-old NASCAR Xfinity Series driver chased down Aric Almirola on on the final lap, then got close enough to tap Almirola’s car with his front bumper...

Theo Pourchaire replaces the injured Alexander Rossi for Arrow McLaren's IndyCar team in Toronto

Jul. 20, 2024 17:55 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A broken right thumb forced Arrow McLaren driver Alexander Rossi out of the IndyCar street race at Exhibition Place, giving Frenchman Theo Pourchaire his sixth start of the season. Rossi was injured in practice Friday when his car hit a tire barrier and then skidded...

Indianapolis anti-violence activist is fatally shot in vehicle

Jul. 19, 2024 16:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A community activist who started a nonprofit group to combat violence in Indianapolis was found shot to death in a vehicle at a gas station, authorities said. The victim was Ronald Frieson, 39, who was known around the city as Ron Gee, the Marion County...

The NIT will hold the 2025 semifinals and championship in Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse

Jul. 19, 2024 16:05 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NIT will hold the semifinals and championship of its postseason tournament next spring in Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse for the second straight year. The 2025 semifinals will take place April 1, with the championship following two days later. Friday's...

For Catholic pilgrims, all roads lead to Indy for an old-style devotion in modern stadium setting

Jul. 18, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

Like the star of an arena tour, a spotlight illuminated the glittering, golden vessel carried by a Catholic bishop. Inside, it held a round communion host, which Catholics believe is the full presence of Jesus in the appearance of bread. The bishop placed it on an altar at the center...

Kyle Larson makes another trip to Indianapolis as Brickyard 400 returns to speedway's oval

Jul. 18, 2024 16:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Larson spent May trying to become the second driver to complete 1,100 miles of racing in a single day. Rain in Indianapolis and Charlotte washed away his big dream. Now the 2021 NASCAR champion is back in town for the first time since...

Elevance Health: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 17, 2024 06:16 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Elevance Health Inc. (ELV) on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $2.3 billion. On a per-share basis, the Indianapolis-based company said it had net income of $9.85. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $10.12...

Reviving Hollywood glamor of the silent movie era, experts piece together a century-old pipe organ

Jul. 14, 2024 11:08 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A massive pipe organ that underscored the drama and comedy of silent movies with live music in Detroit's ornate Hollywood Theatre nearly a century ago was dismantled into thousands of pieces and stashed away. The Barton Opus, built in 1927, spent four decades stored...

Destination Paris: Swimmer Abbey Weitzeil ready for new Olympic roles: leader, mentor, cheerleader

Jul. 12, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — (Editor’s note: Olympic athletes competing in the marquee sports of gymnastics, swimming and track and field train for one-shot at gold every four years with little margin for error. The Associated Press followed several of those athletes during their preparations for the...

2 teen girls are killed when their UTV collides with a grain hauler in south-central Illinois

Jul. 11, 2024 14:07 PM EDT

SHELBY COUNTY, Ill. (AP) — Two teen girls were killed and another is fighting for her life when their utility terrain vehicle crashed into a grain hauler in south-central Illinois. The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday near Strasburg in Shelby County, WCIA-TV reported....