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A five-term state representative who this year aided Griffith's efforts to secede from Calumet Township, and previously helped derail a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, is resigning from the Indiana House.

WASHINGTON - A Democratic-affiliated group is asking the Department of Transportation's inspector general to open an inquiry into whether Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao gave preferential treatment and steered millions of federal transportation dollars to the home state of her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The request was lodged Tuesday by American Democracy Legal Fund, ...

WASHINGTON - Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan withdrew his already-troubled candidacy to lead the Pentagon full time on Tuesday after press accounts disclosed domestic violence incidents involving his ex-wife and son nearly a decade ago. President Donald Trump announced Shanahan's abrupt withdrawal, tweeting that the former Boeing Co. executive wanted to "devote more time to his ...

LOS ANGELES - A cancer patient sued the University of California, Los Angeles and Dr. James Heaps on Tuesday, accusing the former campus gynecologist of repeatedly sexual assaulting her during her two years of treatment. The 44-year-old woman was battling mesothelioma when, in October 2015, she went to Heaps for surgery, she said. During four visits that stretch to June 2017, the woman alleges ...

WASHINGTON - The president was named Reagan, and Iran and Iraq were locked in a horrific war with each other over control of land and the Persian Gulf. The United States and other nations entered the fringes of the conflict when the warring neighbors launched attacks on international oil tankers transiting the strategic waterway - at that time, the route for most crude reaching the rest of the ...