Trump may be backing off of his $5B border wall demand

By LISA MASCARO, MATTHEW DALY and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Wednesday headed toward a short-term budget measure to keep the government open after...

In farewell, Ryan sees solutions if ’politics will allow it’

By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan is bemoaning America’s “broken politics” in a farewell speech in which he calls...

Former Ricker Oil owners will pay off theater’s mortgage

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — The former owners of Ricker Oil say they’ll pay off the mortgage on a historic theater in central Indiana. The Herald...

Donations for FAM

Four area groups collected money and items for FAM Ministries, a local effort that provides backpacks with items for children in local foster care....

Police probe allegations about treasurer’s office in Hamilton County

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State Police are investigating an allegation that clerks in the treasurer’s office of a central Indiana county accepted past-due...

Indiana Farm Bureau mission: Stop township reform

By SCOTT L. MILEY CNHI Statehouse Bureau Early this year, State Rep. Cindy Ziemke, a Republican from Batesville, proposed a bill backed by the township association...

Farmers buoyed but cautious as China resumes buying soybeans

By BLAKE NICHOLSON Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The resumption of soybean sales to China this week is encouraging to American farmers who have...

Ag department to resume payouts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has authorized the Agriculture Department to launch the second and final round of $11 billion in trade mitigation...

Advocates push state to OK hemp cultivation

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Indiana’s efforts to eradicate wild industrial hemp will soon come to an end and cultivation of the plant could...

Investors seeking tax breaks skip poverty-stricken areas

By JEFF HORWITZ and STEPHEN BRAUN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A real estate investment firm co-founded by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is...