Update: Penske expects Castroneves back at Indy in 2020

Sports 05/15/19, 17:30

The Latest on Indianapolis 500 practice (all times local):6:25 p.m.Roger Penske expects Helio Castroneves to race in next year's Indianapolis 500.Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, climbs out of his car during practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron ...

Alonso crashes early in 2nd day of Indy 500 practice

Sports 05/15/19, 12:09

Fernando Alonso has crashed on the second day of practice for the Indianapolis 500.Alonso was following Graham Rahal around Indianapolis Motor Speedway early in Wednesday's session when he hit the inside wall as he exited the third turn. His car shot across the track, through the grass and hit an ...

Semi-trailer hauling honey overturns along Indiana highway

U.S. 05/15/19, 11:53

A semi-trailer hauling honey overturned on a northwestern Indiana highway, spilling some of the sticky substance and restricting travel for hours.State police say the semi was hauling about 41,000 pounds (18,600 kilograms) of amber honey along Interstate 80/94 through Hammond when the driver lost control and the truck overturned about ...

Indiana site helps dedicate expanded Lewis and Clark trail

U.S. 05/14/19, 17:16

A historic site in southern Indiana is now part of a new 1,200-mile (1,931-kilometer) expansion of the Lewis and Clark Historic Trail.The News and Tribune reports national, state and local leaders gathered Monday at the Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center in Clarksville to officially recognize the trail's expansion. Sen. ...

Ex-Sen. Lugar hailed as peacemaker ahead of Indiana funeral

U.S. 05/14/19, 16:16

Longtime U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar was hailed for being a peacemaker as a two-day tribute began Tuesday with a military honor guard leading his flag-draped casket into the Indiana Statehouse Rotunda.A couple hundred people gathered with Lugar's wife, Charlene, and other family members for the Statehouse ceremony after which he ...

Update: Lugar recalled as peacemaker as services start

U.S. 05/14/19, 14:03

The Latest on memorial services for former Sen. Richard Lugar (all times local):1 p.m.A couple hundred people stood as a military honor guard carried former Sen. Richard Lugar's flag-draped casket into the Indiana Statehouse Rotunda for the start of a two-day tribute.A military honor guard escorts the casket of Sen. ...

Column: IndyCar and NASCAR roar into showcase month of May

Sports 05/13/19, 15:17

The most prolific month in motorsports arrived with two strong races with IndyCar and NASCAR both opening May with momentum-grabbing entertaining events that should carry the series through their Memorial Day showcases.Simon Pagenaud, his future with Team Penske shaky because of a 21-race losing streak, stalked five-time IndyCar champion Scott ...

Pagenaud earns 3rd IndyCar GP win with splashy move in rain

Sports 05/11/19, 18:02

Simon Pagenaud ended his victory drought Saturday with a splashy move — complete with rooster tails.The Frenchman made a daring pass through three turns on the second-to-last lap and sped away from Scott Dixon for his third IndyCar Grand Prix victory and first series win since the 2017 season finale ...

Update: Rossi returns to pits after taking early hit

Sports 05/11/19, 15:08

The Latest on the IndyCar Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (all times local):4 p.m.American Alexander Rossi suffered damage to his car as the green flag waved to start Saturday's IndyCar Grand Prix.Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, steers his car during qualifications for the Indy GP IndyCar auto race at ...

Herta posts fastest time in final warmup for IndyCar GP

Sports 05/11/19, 11:28

American Colton Herta posted the fastest lap in the final warmup session for Saturday's IndyCar Grand Prix.The 19-year-old rookie completed the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course in 1 minute, 9.2003 seconds. He'll start fourth in the race at Indianapolis.Five-time series champion Scott Dixon was second at 1:09.5805 after qualifying second on ...

IndyCar drivers eager to compete after extended break

Sports 05/10/19, 15:09

All Colton Herta wanted to do after crashing at Long Beach was race. All he did over the next 3½ weeks was test for two days in Indianapolis.The interminable wait finally ended Friday.Twenty-four days after competing in California, Herta and the other series regulars eagerly jumped back into their cockpits ...

2 Chinese men indicted for hacking Anthem, 3 other companies

Health 05/09/19, 17:47

A federal grand jury has indicted two Chinese men for hacking into the computers of health insurer Anthem Inc. and three other, unnamed companies, the Justice Department said Thursday.The indictment alleges Fujie Wang, 32, and a man identified only as John Doe stole the personal information of nearly 79 million ...

Home state politics complicate message for some 2020 Dems

Politics 05/05/19, 07:40

Democrat Beto O'Rourke uses his home state as a cautionary tale, ticking through Texas' Republican-backed policies as warning flags for the rest of the country. Mayor Pete Buttigieg mentions once worrying about how coming out as gay in deeply Republican Indiana might have cost him re-election, even in his more moderate ...

Biden, Buttigieg are keeping 2020 focus on South Carolina

2020 Campaign 05/05/19, 07:24

Democrat Joe Biden's visit to a South Carolina church Sunday is part of his 2020 presidential campaign's outreach to black voters, who play a pivotal role in the early-voting state's primary. The former vice president is wrapping up his first stop in South Carolina since joining the packed field of Democrats ...

Susan Bayh, wife of Indiana ex-governor, fights brain cancer

Health 05/02/19, 12:11

Former Indiana first lady Susan Bayh is continuing treatments nearly a year after being diagnosed with the same type of aggressive brain cancer that killed Arizona Sen. John McCain.She sat between her husband, former Gov. Evan Bayh, and their twin sons Wednesday during a memorial service for his father, former ...

Update: Lugar honored during Birch Bayh memorial

Sports 05/01/19, 14:44

The Latest on a memorial service for former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh (all times local):3:30 p.m.Former Indiana Gov. Evan Bayh says one "can really feel the pages of history turning" with the recent deaths of his father and Sen. Richard Lugar.Hundreds of mourners gathered at a memorial service honoring former ...

Buttigieg making new effort to reach black voters, talk race

2020 Campaign 04/30/19, 04:27

From lunch with a civil rights leader in Harlem to meetings at a historically black university in South Carolina, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is making a new, concerted effort to appeal to African American voters and put behind him criticism of his record on race. His main strategy: Talk less. ...

Trump offers condolences following death of Richard Lugar

Politics 04/29/19, 17:49

President Donald Trump is offering his condolences following the death of longtime Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar. Trump says in a statement Monday that he and first lady Melania Trump extend their "deepest condolences to the citizens of Indiana and the entire Lugar family following the loss of a great American and ...

South Bend’s Buttigieg, civil rights activist Sharpton meet

New York 04/29/19, 14:19

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) has met with the Rev. Al Sharpton as the Indiana mayor steps up his outreach to African Americans.Buttigieg had lunch with the civil rights activist on Monday at Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem, a cornerstone of black American culture.Buttigieg has faced increased scrutiny of his ...

Buttigieg plans meeting with civil rights activist Sharpton

Politics 04/28/19, 13:32

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is stepping up his outreach to African Americans by meeting with a leading civil rights activist, the Rev. Al Sharpton. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, plans to have lunch Monday with the founder of the National Action Network at the famed Sylvia's Restaurant in ...

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