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GUEST COMMENTARY: With wealth, power goes responsibility

GUEST COMMENTARY: With wealth, power goes responsibility

When faced with a far more powerful foe than ISIS, namely the USSR armed with nuclear weapons, the U.S. stood up to the invasion of Korea, launched the Berlin airlift and provided standing occupation forces to successfully nation-build Germany and Japan.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Obama casts Russia as threat to peace in Europe

TALLINN, Estonia | Lashing out at Russia, President Barack Obama on Wednesday cast Moscow's aggression in Ukraine as a threat to peace in Europe. He vigorously vowed to come to the defense of NATO allies that fear they could be Vladimir Putin's next target.

September 03, 2014 1:46 pm
FUEL: Gas prices fell after Midwest boosted output

FUEL: Gas prices fell after Midwest boosted output

An overabundance of supply caused West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil and Gasoline prices to fall over the last three months.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
INVESTMENTS: Stocks up, capital expenditures expected

INVESTMENTS: Stocks up, capital expenditures expected

Stock prices have been hitting all-time highs despite global uncertainties, said Mark Ennes, a wealth management adviser for the Merrill Lynch's Merrillville office.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
MANUFACTURING: Industry's fortunes mirror GDP

MANUFACTURING: Industry's fortunes mirror GDP

Manufacturing continues the slow, steady improvement that has characterized the sector over the last few years, Berlin Metals President Boy Berlin said.

August 31, 2014 12:00 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

US checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.

August 28, 2014 7:59 am

American militant born in Chicago killed in Syria

NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

August 27, 2014 7:37 am
Art Nouveau: How the Lubeznik Center is evolving with Michigan City

Art Nouveau: How the Lubeznik Center is evolving with Michigan City

This sculpture by artist Bryan Sperry is part of the Lubeznik Center's extensive gallery.

August 26, 2014 1:25 pm
DOUG ROSS: World War I letters delivered multiple times

DOUG ROSS: World War I letters delivered multiple times

Carl Strain, of Munster, is writing a book about his family's letters home during World War I, but what the letters say isn't the only interesting part of the story.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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RICH JAMES: Chicken Little looks like Todd Rokita

RICH JAMES: Chicken Little looks like Todd Rokita

U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita ought to just keep his mouth shut.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
TOM SILEO: Sights, sounds of aftermath remain with me

TOM SILEO: Sights, sounds of aftermath remain with me

Three years ago, 31 U.S. troops were killed when a military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Young’s Social Impact Bond Act an innovative, bipartisan effort

BRIAN HOWEY: Young’s Social Impact Bond Act an innovative, bipartisan effort

ANN ARBOR, Mich. | We live in an era of eroding faith in government while we face an array of intractable problems.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
With Nibali in command, Tour de France is about 2nd place

With Nibali in command, Tour de France is about 2nd place

BERGERAC, France | Ramunas Navardauskas gave Lithuania and his American team a stage victory Friday at the Tour de France. Now cycling's great showcase is reduced to this — the race for second place behind Vincenzo Nibali.

July 25, 2014 4:00 pm
Peace Run torch relay stops in East Chicago

Peace Run torch relay stops in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | Pshion Patterson, of East Chicago, brought her young nieces and nephews to City Hall on Tuesday morning to teach them a lesson. 

July 22, 2014 5:31 pm Photos

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GOLF NOTES: It's crunch time for the Ryder Cup

GOLF NOTES: It's crunch time for the Ryder Cup

HOYLAKE, England | The end of the British Open means the Ryder Cup is getting closer, and there are a couple of regulars still not in the team.

July 22, 2014 5:15 pm
The Long Way to Paradise

The Long Way to Paradise

I had always wanted to go. Then the ads pushed me, inescapably, in the right direction.

July 19, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana should consider public-private model in meeting CO2 rules

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana should consider public-private model in meeting CO2 rules

On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency fired the first shot in the war on carbon dioxide. According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, 84 percent of Indiana’s electrical generation comes from coal-fired power plants. The new EPA rules will require Indiana to reduce our use …

July 15, 2014 12:00 am
WALTER WILLIAMS: We've become an immoral people

WALTER WILLIAMS: We've become an immoral people

During last year's budget negotiation meetings, President Barack Obama told House Speaker John Boehner, "We don't have a spending problem."

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

JOHN DOHERTY: Nothing lucky about Lou Gehrig's disease

Friday was the 75th anniversary of the most famous farewell in the history of sports. On July 4, 1939 in Yankee Stadium, just two weeks after being diagnosed at the Mayo Clinic with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig told the crowd, “I consider myself the luckiest man on the fac…

July 07, 2014 5:15 pm
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