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Captain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested

MOKPO, South Korea | The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said w…

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Evacuation came too late for many on sinking South Korea ferry

Evacuation came too late for many on sinking South Korea ferry

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, …

April 17, 2014 11:04 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Intelligence controversy draws attention to South Korea

GUEST COMMENTARY: Intelligence controversy draws attention to South Korea

South Korea is dealing with growing controversy concerning efforts by intelligence operatives to influence domestic politics. Agents of the National Intelligence Service have admitted to secret work to elect President Park Geun-hye. The Cyberwarfare Command of the South Korea Army has been a…

March 22, 2014 12:00 am
'Harbor guy' saw many faces of Korea as war wound down

'Harbor guy' saw many faces of Korea as war wound down

The only time Fred Schultz so much as felt menaced in his 15-month stint as an Air Force radio operator in the Korean War was during a torch-lit May Day demonstration outside his fence-protected base in 1953.

March 02, 2014 11:30 pm Video Photos

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FROM the FARM: Chinese tea eggs offer flavor and international flair to menu

FROM the FARM: Chinese tea eggs offer flavor and international flair to menu

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am
South Korean opera singer visits Books, Brushes and Band for Education students

South Korean opera singer visits Books, Brushes and Band for Education students

HAMMOND | Yohan Yi has a powerful voice and he is not afraid to share it.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Analysis: Sochi Games, winding down: an assessment

Analysis: Sochi Games, winding down: an assessment

SOCHI, Russia | For organization, the Sochi Games deserve a solid 7 marks out of 10. Unless, of course, you had to shower in cold, brown water in an unfinished mountain hotel and griped about it to #SochiProblems on Twitter.

February 23, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Costly, political, successful: Sochi Olympics end

Costly, political, successful: Sochi Olympics end

SOCHI, Russia | Flushed with pride after its athletes' spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.

February 23, 2014 9:00 pm
No talks on joint Korean team for 2018 Games

No talks on joint Korean team for 2018 Games

SOCHI, Russia | South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics say there have been no talks with North Korea about forming a joint team for the games.

February 09, 2014 9:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Grinch did not steal Christmas, and other good news

GUEST COMMENTARY: Grinch did not steal Christmas, and other good news

"Nattering nabobs of negativism" is probably the most enduring of the many alliterative pronouncements of Spiro Agnew, vice president in the Nixon administration until forced to resign because of corruption.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am
Daily walk to campus provided PUC graduate time to reflect

Daily walk to campus provided PUC graduate time to reflect

HAMMOND | For any commuting college student who has ever complained about a lack of convenient parking on campus, meet Purdue University Calumet’s Morgan Walker.

December 18, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: North Korea continues erratic course

GUEST COMMENTARY: North Korea continues erratic course

North Korea’s official source of information and incendiary insults, the Korean Central News Agency, announced Friday the regime has executed the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un.

December 14, 2013 12:00 am

Purdue nearly tops Illinois for international students

INDIANAPOLIS | Purdue University continues to have the second-most international students among U.S. public universities, and is closing the gap on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

November 11, 2013 1:32 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. fiscal follies reverberate in Asia

GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. fiscal follies reverberate in Asia

The United States may have averted a debt default, and ended the federal government shutdown, but costly political reverberations continue. The experience of Democratic and Republican leaders frozen in unmoving partisan positions has been unnerving, abroad and at home.

October 26, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Korean developments underscore democracy’s strength

GUEST COMMENTARY: Korean developments underscore democracy’s strength

The fresh air of freedom is pervasive in South Korea. A visit to Seoul provides direct dramatic impressions of the strength and confidence of this remarkable people. The capital city of the nation is only fifty miles from the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), within range of North Korean artillery a…

August 29, 2013 9:39 pm
Korea was war in all but name

Korea was war in all but name

The Korean War was unlike any the United States had fought before, in part because it technically wasn't a war.

August 17, 2013 8:00 pm Video Photos

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Trade commission rules against steel dumping

A major investigation has been launched into whether foreign steelmakers are dumping subsidized steel in the United States at cut-rate prices.

August 16, 2013 12:16 pm

Visclosky objects to illegal steel dumping

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, and other members of the Congressional Steel Caucus are calling for a crackdown on the illegal dumping of steel that has been subsidized by foreign counties.

August 09, 2013 2:28 pm

Pence orders flags at half-staff Saturday for Korean War anniversary

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has directed all flags flown at Indiana state-supported facilities be lowered to half-staff Saturday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice.

July 25, 2013 2:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: North Korea tantrums underscore South Korea’s success

GUEST COMMENTARY: North Korea tantrums underscore South Korea’s success

North Korea’s propaganda reference to the "venomous swish" of the skirt of South Korea President Park Geun-hye is loaded with symbolism, mostly unintended.

April 13, 2013 12:00 am
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