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The moon passes in front on the sun during the height of Thursday's partial solar eclipse in the skies above Vacaville, California. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes between the sun and the Earth but don't align perfectly straight. Today's eclipse will be the last one for 20…

October 24, 2014 3:12 am

Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.

October 22, 2014 6:32 am Related

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Get the facts, fight to recover

October 18, 2014 12:00 am

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Supreme Court sides with equality for all

October 18, 2014 12:00 am

Conservative bishops move away from gay overture

VATICAN CITY | A fight for the soul of the Catholic Church has broken out, and the first battlefield is a document on family values that pits increasingly alarmed conservatives against more progressive bishops emboldened by Pope Francis' vision of a church that is more merciful than moralistic.

October 14, 2014 4:57 pm

Malala, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway | Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel winner ever as she and Kailash Satyarthi, of India, won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives.

October 10, 2014 6:05 pm Related

Supreme Court rejects gay marriage appeals from Indiana, other states

WASHINGTON | The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal now in 30 states.

October 06, 2014 11:50 am

Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls

CHICAGO | Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.

September 29, 2014 8:15 am
Holder resigning: Attorney general backed rights

Holder resigning: Attorney general backed rights

Audience members applaud Attorney General Eric Holder, right, and President Barack Obama during an announcement in the State Dining Room of the White House to announce Holder is resigning, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Washington. Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administ…

September 25, 2014 4:56 pm
North Korea sentences American man to 6 years

North Korea sentences American man to 6 years

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2014 file photo, Matthew Miller, an American detained in North Korea, speaks to the Associated Press, in Pyongyang, North Korea. A trial has been held in North Korea for Miller, who had been detained since April. The trial was held Sunday morning, Sept. 14, 2014. Deta…

September 14, 2014 5:17 am
Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

Oscar Pistorius looks ahead as he sits in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. In passing judgement judge Thokozile Masipa ruled out a murder conviction for the double-amputee Olympian in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, but said he was negligent and…

September 12, 2014 8:31 pm
Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

FILE - In this June 18, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice stretches during NFL football practice at the team's training facility in Owings Mills, Md. It's an NFL fact of life: If a player has talent, a team can find a place for him, no matter how bad his off-the-field …

September 12, 2014 8:31 pm Related

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Long-term forecast gets cold shoulder

September 06, 2014 12:00 am
Appeals court strikes down Indiana gay marriage ban

Appeals court strikes down Indiana gay marriage ban

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's prohibition on gay marriage and refusal to recognize gay marriages performed in Illinois and elsewhere violates the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

September 04, 2014 6:05 pm Photos

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AP source: US to investigate Ferguson police

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department plans to open a wide-ranging civil rights investigation into the practices of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department following the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb, a person brief…

September 04, 2014 6:16 am

Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.

August 29, 2014 7:04 am
Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Supporters of gay marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana attend a rally at the federal plaza Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Chicago. The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday on gay marriage fights from Indiana and Wisconsin, setting the stage for one ruling. Each cas…

August 26, 2014 3:54 pm
Missouri shooting victim called quiet, respectful

Missouri shooting victim called quiet, respectful

A makeshift memorial sits in the middle of the street where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The FBI has opened an investigation into the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager on Saturday whose death stirred unrest in a St…

August 12, 2014 1:11 pm
In Gaza, dispute over civilian vs combatant deaths

In Gaza, dispute over civilian vs combatant deaths

FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, July 29, 2014, smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City. In the grisly math of the Israel-Hamas war, conflicting counts of combatants and civilians killed in Gaza are emerging - with the ratio perhaps more important t…

August 08, 2014 2:09 pm
Jim Brady dies: Reagan aide, gun control advocate

Jim Brady dies: Reagan aide, gun control advocate

FILE - This Jan. 6, 1981 file photo shows President-elect Ronald Reagan introducing James Brady as his press secretary in Washington. Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and undertook a p…

August 04, 2014 5:51 pm
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