Here's a look at AP's Indiana news coverage at 8:30 a.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Indianapolis bureau at 317-639-5501, 800-382-1582 or David Runk is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. All times ET.

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INDIANAPOLIS — House Speaker Brian Bosma and Senate President Pro Tem David Long have news conferences Tuesday as the General Assembly reaches the mid-point of this year's legislative session. The AP is staffing and will have coverage on merits. Developing from late morning event with Bosma, timing of Long event uncertain.


TOKYO — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said he has not ruled out the possibility of meeting with North Korean officials at the upcoming Olympics in South Korea. Pence arrived Tuesday in Japan, where he will meet with Prime Minster Shinzo Abe and U.S. service members. The vice president's trip will be highlighted by his stop at the Pyeongchang Games. He said no plans have been made for him to meet with any members of the North Korean delegation. By Zeke Miller. SENT: 710 words, photos, videos.

With: PENCE-THE LATEST: The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence. Will be updated as developments occur.


CHARLOTTE, Mich. — The worst sex-abuse case in sports history ended with a third long prison sentence for Larry Nassar, and his victims vowed to keep fighting for accountability in the scandal that upended the gymnastics world and raised alarms about the sport's ask-no-questions culture. Long after the disgraced doctor is locked up in a federal prison, investigations into his misconduct will go on, perhaps for years. By David Eggert. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, videos. With: GYM--DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT-JOBS LOST.


DETROIT — Larry Nassar's final sentence for serial sexual assault now turns the scandal's spotlight toward major institutions, including Michigan State University, where many of his abuses occurred. Here's where things stand while Nassar sits behind bars. By Ed White. SENT: 640 words, photos, videos.


LAFAYETTE, Ind. — For years, decades actually, alarm bells have been sounding in scientific communities regarding the United States' falling bee population. Scientists blame everything from disease-spreading mites to overuse of pesticides to depletion of natural habitats for the decline of bee populations. Many scientists and beekeeping enthusiasts, like Tim Caldwell, owner of Indy Bee Supply out of Indianapolis, think it's a combination of many different factors. By Emma Ea Ambrose. (Lafayette) Journal and Courier. SENT: 1,090 words, photos pursuing.


—BODIES FOUND-HOME: Authorities say autopsy results helped determine that an elderly northern Indiana man fatally shot his wife at their home before killing himself.

—INDIANA FIRE DEATHS: The state's top firefighter says the number of people killed in Indiana fires during 2017 fell more than 10 percent from the previous year.

—FRANKFORT FIRE: Authorities say one person has died and five others were taken to hospitals with injuries after a fire tore through a central Indiana farmhouse.

—ELKHART-FERAL CAT CENTER: A northern Indiana group is trying to raise $51,000 toward opening a feral cat emergency housing center.



SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Boston College visits Notre Dame in a game matching scuffling ACC teams. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.


INDIANAPOLIS — Butler hopes to extend its five-game winning streak Tuesday night when it hosts No. 5 Xavier. The Bulldogs are 1-3 against ranked teams this season but upset top-ranked Villanova the last time they played a top-five team at home. The Musketeers won the first game of the series in Cincinnati. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6:30 p.m. ET.


RALEIGH, N.C. — Purdue-Michigan State and Duke-North Carolina games offer a couple of big matchups to the schedule for teams in the AP Top 25. The schedule also includes matchups between ranked Tennessee and Kentucky teams, as well as St. Mary's against Gonzaga. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 650 words and photos.


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