’18 crop outlook is improving

By EMERSON NAFZIGER University of Illinois We worried our way through the cool month of April, with 32 percent of corn and only 7 percent of...

Stocks at lows for 8 months

By MARLEY JAY AP Markets Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks staggered to eight-month lows Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe set off...

Authorities: Driver of stolen pickup crashes, dies in chase

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a stolen pickup truck has died after crashing while leading officers on a chase...

Netanyahu rushes back to Israel after burst of Gaza violence

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was rushing back to Israel on Monday following a sudden burst of fighting the previous night...

Push on for bias crime legislation in General Assembly

By SCOTT L. MILEY CNHI Statehouse Bureau INDIANAPOLIS — In April, DePauw University students were confronted by an apparent racial attack in which local juveniles spelled...

Massachusetts backs transgender rights; Michigan OKs pot use

By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In the first statewide referendum on transgender rights, Massachusetts voters on Tuesday beat back a repeal...

‘It looked like Armageddon:’ Deadly gas blasts destroy homes

By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A series of gas explosions an official described as “Armageddon” killed a teenager, injured at least 10...

‘Credibly’ accused priests listed

From AP, staff reports FORT WAYNE, Ind.  — The Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese Tuesday released the names of 17 former priests and one former deacon...

Superintendent criticized for letter seeking prayer

ELLETTSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana school superintendent’s letter asking local churches to pray for the district has led to criticism...

Trump, Kim open second summit with handshake, smiles

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, FOSTER KLUG, and DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. President...