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MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston

MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston

Donny Sazama, of Hermantown, Minn., carries an American flag as he runs past the 26 mile mark of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston.

April 21, 2014 2:24 pm
MARATHON WATCH: US champ's mind on 'Boston Strong'

MARATHON WATCH: US champ's mind on 'Boston Strong'

Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, Calif., celebrates his victory in the 118th Boston Marathon Monday.

April 21, 2014 1:59 pm
'12 Years a Slave' rises up at Academy Awards

'12 Years a Slave' rises up at Academy Awards

Leonardo DiCaprio arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

March 03, 2014 12:34 am
Pittsburgh rallies, upsets No. 24 Notre Dame

Pittsburgh rallies, upsets No. 24 Notre Dame

PITTSBURGH | James Conner ran for two short touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 9:36 remaining as Pittsburgh upset No. 24 Notre Dame 28-21 Saturday night.

November 09, 2013 10:00 pm
Notre Dame's Niklas is intimidating tight end

Notre Dame's Niklas is intimidating tight end

Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas is an intimidating figure to opponents at 6-foot-6, 270 pounds and has a physique so impressive former teammate Manti Te’o gave him the nickname “Hercules.”

November 07, 2013 4:25 pm
Notre Dame's Niklas is intimidating tight end

Notre Dame's Niklas is intimidating tight end

SOUTH BEND | Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas is an intimidating figure at 6-foot-6 and 270 pounds and a physique so impressive former teammate Manti Te'o nicknamed him "Hercules."

November 07, 2013 4:25 pm

Officials break ground on veteran housing complex

CHICAGO | A housing complex geared toward helping veterans at risk of becoming homeless will be built on Chicago's South Side next year, officials announced Thursday.

April 25, 2013 7:00 pm
Hoosiers look ahead after disappointing finish

Hoosiers look ahead after disappointing finish

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana left Washington in a dour mood.

March 29, 2013 5:09 pm
Hoosiers look ahead after disappointing finish

Hoosiers look ahead after disappointing finish

Indiana guards Victor Oladipo (4) and guard Jordan Hulls (1) walk off the court after Indiana's 61-50 loss to Syracuse in an East Regional semifinal Thursday in Washington.

March 29, 2013 5:09 pm
Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

Attorney General Linda Kelly announces new criminal charges related to an ongoing child sex crimes investigation against former Penn State President Graham Spanier and added charges against two former underlings, Timothy Curley and Gary Schultz during a news conference Thursday at the state …

November 01, 2012 4:00 pm
Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

HARRISBURG, Pa. | The "conspiracy of silence" that protected Jerry Sandusky extended all the way to the top at Penn State, prosecutors said Thursday as they charged former university President Graham Spanier with hushing up child sexual abuse allegations against the former assistant football coach.

November 01, 2012 4:00 pm

Illinois gears up for the start of video gambling

JUSTICE, Ill. | Diners heading into Chino's Pizzeria in this Chicago suburb will get more than a chance to try the specialty sausage and mushroom calzones — they'll soon be among the first in Illinois to try their hand at video poker.

August 06, 2012 7:00 pm
Michael Jackson's mom, kids coming to Gary for King of Pop's birthday bash

Michael Jackson's mom, kids coming to Gary for King of Pop's birthday bash

This Jan. 26, 2012 file photo shows, from left, Prince Jackson, Blanket Jackson and Paris Jackson after a hand and footprint ceremony honoring their father musician Michael Jackson in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. The three children are expected to attend a celebration o…

August 01, 2012 12:00 pm
Health care upheld with key vote from NW Indiana's Roberts

Health care upheld with key vote from NW Indiana's Roberts

WASHINGTON | America's historic health care overhaul, certain now to touch virtually every citizen's life, narrowly survived an election-year battle at the Supreme Court on Thursday with the improbable help of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts.

June 28, 2012 5:45 pm Photos

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Judge allows closure of Tinley Park mental hospital to proceed

CHICAGO | A judge on Thursday denied a motion that could have delayed Gov. Pat Quinn's planned closure of a mental hospital in Tinley Park.

June 21, 2012 7:15 pm
Illinois child welfare agency mulls cuts, layoffs

Illinois child welfare agency mulls cuts, layoffs

CHICAGO | Already in open violation of a federal decree on child welfare investigations, the Illinois agency that oversees well-being of families faces new budget cuts that could lead to hundreds of worker layoffs and the elimination of services that have helped keep thousands of children ou…

June 19, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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L.A. dog rescue rooted in efforts to reach homeless

L.A. dog rescue rooted in efforts to reach homeless

Fix the dogs and feed the men.

April 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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A new film focuses on intolerable cruelty

A new film focuses on intolerable cruelty

The documentary "Bully" is essential to see, whether you're a parent or a child, whether you've been on the giving or receiving end of such increasingly pervasive cruelty.

April 03, 2012 9:00 am
Movie review: 'Bully' focuses on intolerable cruelty

Movie review: 'Bully' focuses on intolerable cruelty

The documentary "Bully" is essential to see, whether you're a parent or a kid, whether you've been on the giving or receiving end of such increasingly pervasive cruelty.

April 01, 2012 12:00 am

A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Unconscionable censorship

March 17, 2012 12:00 am
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