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Texas Rangers pitcher Cody Allen throws to the plate during an intrasquad practice baseball game at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Monday, July 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Cubs sign former Indians closer Allen to minor league deal

Jul. 31, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs signed former Cleveland Indians closer Cody Allen to a minor league deal on Friday. Allen was assigned to the team's training site in South Bend, Indiana. The Cubs' bullpen struggled in the first week of the season. Closer Craig Kimbrel walked four batters and allowed two...

FILE - In this May 16, 1999, file photo, Regis Philbin, a Notre Dame graduate, waves to the crowd after receiving an honorary degree during Notre Dame's 154th commencement exercises in South Bend, Ind. Philbin, who died last week at 88, has been buried at the university's Cedar Grove Cemetery, following a private funeral service Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

TV host Regis Philbin buried at Notre Dame, his alma mater

Jul. 31, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Television host Regis Philbin, who died last week at 88, has been buried at the University of Notre Dame following a private funeral service at his alma mater, a school spokesman said. Philbin was buried Wednesday at Cedar Grove Cemetery on the northern Indiana Catholic school's...

Father drowns trying to save 2 children in Lake Michigan

Jul. 31, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — A 44-year-old Indiana man has drowned in Lake Michigan while trying to save his two children, authorities said. Four people were seen struggling in the lake about 8 p.m. Thursday at Lions Park Beach in southwestern Michigan's St. Joseph, police said in a release. The man’s...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, file photo, Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan acknowledges the applause of supporters as he concedes to Republican challenger Mitch Daniels in the race for governor in Indianapolis.  Kernan has died at age 74. His governor's office chief of staff says Kernan died early Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at a South Bend health care facility. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Ex-Indiana Gov. Kernan, who was a Vietnam POW, dies at 74

Jul. 29, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan, a Vietnam prisoner of war who entered politics and was thrust into the state’s top office when his predecessor suffered a deadly stroke, died Wednesday at age 74. Kernan died at a South Bend health care facility, said Mary Downes, who was his...

Cubs add INF Dietrich, OF LaMarre on minor league deals

Jul. 24, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs finalized minor-league deals with infielder Derek Dietrich and outfielder Ryan LaMarre on Friday. Dietrich and LaMarre will report to the team's camp in South Bend, Indiana. The Cubs also announced left-hander Burl Carraway, the team's second-round pick in this year's...

FILE - In this July 8, 2020, file photo the Supreme Court is shown in Washington. Liberal interest groups are intensifying pressure on Democrats to take aggressive measures to reshape the Supreme Court, arguing the party should include such measures in its policy platform at next month’s convention. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Democrats pressed to include court reforms in 2020 platform

Jul. 14, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberal interest groups are intensifying pressure on Democrats to take aggressive measures to reshape the Supreme Court, arguing the party should include such measures in its policy platform at next month’s convention. Twenty-two Democratic-aligned groups signed a letter sent this...

Former Democratic presidential primary candidate Pete Buttigieg endorses Democratic presidential primary candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden during an event at the Chicken Scratch restaurant the night before Super Tuesday primary voting, on Monday night March 2, 2020 in Dallas. (Juan Figueroa/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Mayor Pete Buttigieg has a new book set for fall, 'Trust'

Jul. 8, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Buttigieg's next book has a unifying message. Liveright Publishing announced Wednesday that the former Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, mayor had written “Trust: America’s Best Chance,” scheduled for release Oct. 6. According to...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg pauses as he speaks to supporters at a primary night election rally in Nashua, N.H. Buttigieg’s presidential candidacy, though ending far short of its goal, will likely go down in history books as a success: proof of the remarkable advances made by LGBT Americans in their quest for equality and acceptance.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Buttigieg, South Carolina mayor teaming up on COVID effort

Jul. 2, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former South Bend, Indiana, mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has teamed up with the mayor of South Carolina's capital city to help municipalities stem the spread of the coronavirus. Columbia, South Carolina, Mayor Steve Benjamin said Thursday that he and Buttigieg have...