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Fiorina Introduces Cruz Family, Falls Off Stage

Ouch

(Newser) - Carly Fiorina's introduction of Ted Cruz and his family Sunday in La Porte, Indiana, didn't go exactly as planned, Mashable reports. "Welcome your next First Family—Heidi Cruz, your next First Lady, Caroline and Catherine, and the next President of the United States, Ted Cruz!" says... More »

Poll: Cruz's Plan to Stop Trump Backfires Big Time

Indiana voters aren't pleased with divide-and-conquer scheme

(Newser) - The tables have turned for Sen. Ted Cruz in Indiana ahead of Tuesday's primary vote, though not in the direction he was hoping. On Saturday night, the Indianapolis Star reported that the Texas senator had a healthy 16-point lead over Trump in voter support (44.8% to 29%, per... More »

Indiana Now Make-or-Break for Trump Foes

State could be Cruz's last stand

(Newser) - Despite what Donald Trump says , the GOP race isn't over, but his foes are running out of time. After Trump's five big wins on Tuesday night, all eyes—except possibly those of John Kasich —are on Indiana, which votes next Tuesday. With 54 delegates at stake, awarded... More »

Guy Staged His Own Death to Stop Marine Ex's Alleged Murder Plot

Brad Sutherland says she wanted him dead

(Newser) - Talk about a murder plot: In February, cops told Brad Sutherland that his Marine ex-girlfriend wanted him dead, but her boyfriend—himself a Marine Corps sniper with an infamous past—had warned authorities of the plan. The ex-girlfriend, Laura Buckingham, allegedly tried hiring a hit man who was really a... More »

2-Year-Old Fatally Finds a Gun in Mom's Purse

Boy died from a single gunshot wound: police

(Newser) - A 2-year-old boy is dead after climbing onto a kitchen counter, pulling a handgun from his mom's purse, and shooting himself while she "had momentarily stepped away." Police say they arrived at the Indianapolis home around 9pm Wednesday and found the boy with a single gunshot wound.... More »

Face Transplant Recipient: 'I Can Feel Everything'

Mitchell Hunter speaks out for the first time

(Newser) - Mitchell Hunter was the second recipient of a full face transplant in the US, and five years after the procedure, he's talking publicly about his success story. "I feel just as healthy as I did when I was 21, and I feel great," the Indiana 35-year-old tells... More »

Why Indiana Is the Real GOP Primary to Watch

Kasich says he already has support of most Hoosier delegates

(Newser) - With polls predicting a big win for Donald Trump in New York's GOP primary on Tuesday, the New York Times looks ahead to a state that could make or break his quest to win a majority of delegates: Indiana, which votes on May 3. With Trump expected to win... More »

Proselytizing Indiana State Trooper Gets Fired

Brian Hamilton has been sued twice for his on-the-job preaching

(Newser) - If you got pulled over by Indiana State Trooper Brian Hamilton, there's a chance you would have gotten a ticket … and a sermon. And, state police officials say, it was Hamilton's penchant for proselytizing that cost him his job, the Indianapolis Star reports. He was fired Thursday... More »

Daughter of Found Mom: 'I Will Never Call Her Again'

Tammy Miller doesn't expect a happy ending

(Newser) - A woman whose mother went missing for 40 years says she doesn't predict any joyous reunion—and feels fresh pain knowing her mom is alive, People reports. "I'm angry," says Tammy Miller, 45, whose mother, Lula Ann Gillespie-Miller, 69, was discovered Thursday in a small Texas... More »

2 Bakeries Have Been Feuding Over Square Donuts for a Decade

And now it's gone to court

(Newser) - There's a doughnut war going down in the Middle West. The AP reports two Indiana bakeries share a love for four-sided doughnuts, but one believes the state has room for only one square doughnut-maker. Terre Haute-based Square Donuts has been making its doughnuts since the 1960s, according to the... More »

New Indiana Law: No Abortions for Fetal Defects

Gov. Mike Pence says bill he signed 'affirms the value of all human life'

(Newser) - Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law Thursday making Indiana the second state to ban abortions because of fetal genetic abnormalities such as Down syndrome. It's due to take effect in July, but Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky says it will ask a court to block... More »

Missing Toddler's Body Found; Family Friend Held

Kyle Parker's charges include unlawful disposal of a body

(Newser) - Police have found the body of a 1-year-old girl 36 hours after she was reported missing from her father's Indiana home. Police made the discovery in Gosport, near the White River, just after 6pm Thursday and have charged Kyle Parker, 22, with obstruction of justice, unlawful disposal of a... More »

HS Basketball Team Hospitalized After Bus Overturns

Several coaches and players were injured

(Newser) - A northwest Indiana high school basketball coach has been airlifted to a hospital after a bus carrying 26 players and staff overturned on an interstate on Saturday, the AP reports. School officials said the Griffith High School boys basketball team was traveling to a state semifinal game in Lafayette when... More »

Cops: Driver of Runaway Bus Didn't Use Parking Brake

Crash report says Christine Beeler left her seat 'distracted'

(Newser) - Police are finally revealing why a bus lurched forward in Indianapolis last month, killing a school principal and injuring two 10-year-olds. A crash report notes bus driver Christine Beeler left the driver's seat without engaging the parking brake, allowing the bus to roll forward, reports the Indianapolis Star . The... More »

Principal Dies Shoving Kids Away From Runaway Bus

Bus driver saw Susan Jordan push kids out of harm's way

(Newser) - After more than two decades as the principal of Amy Beverland Elementary School in Indiana, Susan Jordan knew she was appreciated. In an 11-minute video posted to YouTube last May, staff and students at the school describe Jordan as a kind, dedicated educator. "She is everything I want to... More »

School Bus Crash Kills Principal, Injures 2 Children

The bus lurched forward, striking the victims in front of the school

(Newser) - Authorities say an Indianapolis elementary school principal was killed and two of her students were seriously injured when a bus suddenly lurched forward and struck them in front of the school on Tuesday, the AP reports. Indianapolis Fire Department Capt. Rita Reith says buses were lined up outside the school... More »

Headmaster's Suicide Shocks Private School

Park Tudor says Matthew Miller's death not related to coach's resignation last month

(Newser) - An Indianapolis private school still reeling from the abrupt resignation of its boys basketball coach last month is now facing a new shock: the suicide of its headmaster. The body of 46-year-old Matthew D. Miller was found by his wife, Mia, Saturday in the garage of their school-owned home located... More »

4 Teens Dead in Car Crash

None were wearing seat belts, while 5 survivors were

(Newser) - Four teenagers from a central Indiana town died Wednesday evening when their vehicle crossed a median on a state road near Indianapolis and struck a minivan, Indiana State Police said. Five others, including a fifth passenger in the teens' vehicle and a family of four, were taken to a hospital... More »

5 Siblings Search for Long-Lost Brother via Facebook

And it looks like they may have found him

(Newser) - Five siblings may have found their long-lost older brother thanks to a Facebook post. Their mother, 72-year-old Geraldine "Jerri" Kramer, gave birth to a baby in 1963, when she was 19 and unwed, but the Indiana woman's parents and priest made her give the boy up for adoption.... More »

Canada: No Single Syrian Men, Unless They're Gay

Nation puts emphasis on taking women, kids, and families

(Newser) - Canada is expected to roll out a new policy on accepting Syrian refugees Tuesday, and it's got an unusual twist—lone, single males need not apply, unless they happen to be gay. The idea behind the policy is to reduce the risk of extremists slipping into the country by... More »

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