TAMPA, Fla. | Free agent quarterback Josh McCown has agreed to terms of a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a move that reunites him with coach Lovie Smith.
KIEV, Ukraine | Ukraine accused Russia on Wednesday of conducting a large military buildup near the countries' border that raises the threat of an invasion, but Moscow denied that.
METAIRIE, La. | The Saints have agreed to terms with running back Pierre Thomas on a two-year contract extension.
WASHINGTON | A marathon Senate investigation into allegations of CIA torture during the Bush-era war on terror is veering toward partisan political territory and possibly the federal courts after unusually pointed accusations against the spy agency, including potential criminal wrongdoing.
LAS VEGAS | A judge in Las Vegas extended a temporary ban Tuesday on a plan to raffle 27 puppies rescued from a pet shop fire, at least until he hears testimony from a man who claims store ownership and property rights over the animals.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine | As the campaign increased for tension-filled Crimea to split off from Ukraine in a weekend referendum and join Russia, the region's parliament said Tuesday that if voters approve the move it would first declare itself an independent state, a maneuver that could de-escal…
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VALPARAISO | Porter County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jeremy Chavez’s life-saving actions were recently recognized by the American Red Cross, which presented him with the Lifesaving Award for the Professional Responder.
WASHINGTON | The Senate headed toward an overwhelming vote Monday in favor of big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault, including scrapping the nearly century-old practice of using a "good soldier defense" to raise doubts that a crime has been committed.
VALPARAISO | The MOMS Club’s Easter Egg Hunt will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at a new location, Westside Park at the south end of Westside Park Avenue just off of Joliet Road.
MUNSTER | The Duquesne University Tamburitzans will be performing the music, songs and dances of Eastern Europe and neighboring cultures at Munster High School March 16 from 2 to 5 p.m.
CROWN POINT | Crown Point police officers are helping make a seventh birthday a little brighter for a Rhode Island boy battling cancer.
HOBART | The Tri Kappa hosted the annual Hobart district spelling bee at Trinity Lutheran Elementary School on Feb. 26. There were 23 competitors and only three could win the cash prizes of third place $25, second place $50, and first place $100. The competitors from Joan Martin Elementary S…
HAMMOND | Six Purdue University Calumet faculty and staff members have been recognized for recent achievements.
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LANSING | The Lansing Association for Community Events is hosting a Fat Tuesday Bash on March 4 at the Lansing Country Club, 18600 Wentworth Ave. The evening will include entertainment, appetizers, pazkis, candy bar and beads.
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point High School varsity cheerleaders this weekend won the National Cheerleaders Association Open Nationals in Louisville Kentucky.
After an investigation into possible bylaws violations, the Homewood-Flossmoor boys basketball program will be allowed to compete in the state tournament, the Illinois High School Association announced Tuesday.
WHITING | Twenty years have passed since Toni Rodriguez died of breast cancer, and her family is doing what they can to honor her memory and help raise money to find a cure for breast cancer.
HIGHLAND | The Highland Chamber of Commerce recently held a business event called Love Your Business.
MERRILLVILLE | Monday night was the first of many Pierce Middle School after school activities that handed out carbon monoxide detectors to the residents of Merrillville. Pierce raised more than $3,000 during their Carbon Monoxide Awareness Walk on Nov. 2, 2013. Students, staff, parents and …
GARY | Indiana University Northwest invites the campus and public to view The Clothesline Project Exhibit to be featured in the Moraine Student Center from March 3-14.
I told you all about the elementary school heartthrob who couldn't even spell my name right on the Valentine's Day card he gave me. I was so completely heartbroken. However, it did make me feel a little better knowing I'm not the only one around the Region who has an embarrassing albeit hila…
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