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Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

October 21, 2014 6:14 am Photos

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Emerging nations plan their own World Bank, IMF

WASHINGTON | Fed up with U.S. dominance of the global financial system, five emerging market powers this week will launch their own versions of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

July 14, 2014 5:10 pm
Without Neymar, attack not the focus for Brazil

Without Neymar, attack not the focus for Brazil

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil | With Neymar out and Brazil's forwards ineffective throughout the World Cup, it will be up to the team's defenders and midfielders to keep Brazil in contention at the World Cup.

July 07, 2014 8:30 pm

Teams bring favorite foods with them to Brazil

SAO PAULO | Italy packed Parmesan, olive oil and prosciutto. The U.S. brought oatmeal, Cheerios, peanut butter and A1 Steak Sauce.

June 16, 2014 5:00 pm
Gary plan starting to come together with transit grant

Gary plan starting to come together with transit grant

Picture light rail or a rapid transit bus running every 10 minutes down Broadway through Gary, maybe all the way to Crown Point.

December 21, 2013 5:52 pm
'A Christmas Story' draws visitors to NWI, but Cleveland throws bigger bash

'A Christmas Story' draws visitors to NWI, but Cleveland throws bigger bash

CLEVELAND | The line to see the house where much of "A Christmas Story" was filmed didn't stretch all the way back to Terre Haute, but it did extend down a block of clapboard working-class homes that stood in on the silver screen for the bygone Hammond where Jean Shepherd grew up.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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South Africa begins life without Nelson Mandela

South Africa begins life without Nelson Mandela

A poster of Nelson Mandela on which mourners have written their messages of condolence and support, in the street outside his old house in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday. Flags were lowered to half-staff and people in black townships, in upscale mostly white suburbs and in Sout…

December 07, 2013 1:19 pm
South Africa begins life without Nelson Mandela

South Africa begins life without Nelson Mandela

JOHANNESBURG | What next for South Africa?

December 07, 2013 1:19 pm
South Africa begins life without Nelson Mandela

South Africa begins life without Nelson Mandela

A poster of Nelson Mandela on which mourners have written their messages of condolence and support, in the street outside his old house in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday. Flags were lowered to half-staff and people in black townships, in upscale mostly white suburbs and in Sout…

December 07, 2013 11:24 am
IUN alumna takes opportunity to new heights in South Africa

IUN alumna takes opportunity to new heights in South Africa

As Ryan Venturelli took in the mountainous view while surveying rock formations in South Africa recently, she may have thought back to her first days at Indiana University Northwest, when she decided to nix her initial plan to become an accountant and instead pursue geology.

July 29, 2013 12:00 am

In South Africa, Obama pays tribute to ill Mandela

JOHANNESBURG | Paying tribute to his personal hero, President Barack Obama met privately Saturday with Nelson Mandela's family as the world anxiously awaited news on the condition of the ailing 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader.

June 29, 2013 1:32 pm
Roger Ebert Superstar: There are friends and there are friends

Roger Ebert Superstar: There are friends and there are friends

Minor thoughts about a major person and wonderful photos by Roger's friend and personal photographer, Jack Lane.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

April 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Scouting combine shows NFL's global progress

Scouting combine shows NFL's global progress

INDIANAPOLIS | Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah knew nothing about the NFL when he was growing up. Now, he could be a first-round pick in April's draft.

March 04, 2013 3:30 pm
Pistorius' brother facing charge in traffic death

Pistorius' brother facing charge in traffic death

JOHANNESBURG | The murder case involving Olympic star Oscar Pistorius took another unexpected turn Sunday with the news that his older brother, Carl, is himself facing charges for the death of a woman in a traffic accident.

February 24, 2013 9:30 pm
OFFBEAT: Black History Month continues with 'Cadre' at CST

OFFBEAT: Black History Month continues with 'Cadre' at CST

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 21, 2013 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Lugar solved problems before others even saw them

ANDREA NEAL: Lugar solved problems before others even saw them

Dick Lugar set a record as the longest-serving U.S. senator in Indiana history, yet his career can be summed up in a single word: visionary. During 50 years in Indiana politics his chief concern was never the next election but the next generation and the common good.

December 19, 2012 12:00 am
Right at Home: chic gifts that give back

Right at Home: chic gifts that give back

Gift giving feels good, and can feel even better if you know your purchase is helping those less fortunate. Luckily, a number of home décor retailers partner with charitable organizations; many do so year round, with additional initiatives during the holiday season.

November 20, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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A Fine Mess: An Unforgettable Meal in Soweto

A Fine Mess: An Unforgettable Meal in Soweto

I’ve always considered myself to be a food adventurer. My motto is this: I will try anything once.

November 14, 2012 2:45 am
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