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AP-IN--Indiana News Digest 1:30 pm, IN

November 17, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. Ken Kusmer is on the desk. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Indianapolis bureau at 317-639-5501, 800-382-1582 or indy@ap.org. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



WASHINGTON — One of the largest outside Democratic groups says ramped-up spending on digital advertising played a key role in midterm battleground races, offering a lesson for potential presidential contenders in 2020. “You’re going to have to have an organization that speaks directly to voters on their phones and their computers,” said Guy Cecil, chairman of Priorities USA, which spearheaded the much of the party’s digital effort during the recent midterm elections. “If the presidential candidates do not have that as a central part of their operation, they will not win.” By Brian Slodysko. SENT: 920 words, photo.



PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traded barbs in speeches at a summit of world leaders Saturday, outlining competing visions for global leadership as trade and other tensions between them simmer. Pence said there would be no letup in President Donald Trump’s policy of combating China’s mercantilist trade policy and intellectual property theft that has erupted into a tit-for-tat tariff war between the two world powers this year. By Jim Gomez And Stephen Wright. SENT: 775 words, photos. Moving in international news queues.



INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Army recruiters in Indiana and other Midwestern states where recruitment has consistently fallen short are exploring other recruitment tactics, such as social media, as they try to convince young people to enlist. Data from the 3rd Recruiting Brigade shows that the group hasn’t been meeting recruiting goals since 2012, The Indianapolis Star reported . The brigade covers Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Great Lakes, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Nashville. SENT: 270 words.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two decades ago, a Las Vegas company bet a small fortune — $300 million — that a riverboat casino downriver from Louisville could strike a gusher of cash. Now, as the former Caesars riverboat marks its 20th anniversary, there’s little question among community leaders, casino executives and industry analysts that the bet has paid off in spades, not only for the global gaming company but for a once cash-starved Indiana county. Even as new competition in Louisville threatens to slice the casino’s take and a mature gambling market means less money flowing to Indiana tax coffers and two charitable foundations, nobody argues that Horseshoe Southern Indiana hasn’t delivered the kind of economic development jolt that Hoosier lawmakers envisioned when they legalized casinos 25 years ago. By Grace Schneider. Courier-Journal. SENT: 1,235 words.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — On a recent Thursday, about a dozen boys from Fairview Elementary stood in the school cafeteria and recited the following words: “We, the young men of the Krimson Leadership Academy, hold ourselves to higher standards and never settle for less,” they said. “We, the young men of the Krimson Leadership Academy, will lead by example and stand for what is right.” The Krimson Leadership Academy is a 10-week leadership training and identity development program for young men of color in fourth through sixth grade at Fairview Elementary School in Bloomington. By Brittani Howell. The Herald-Times. SENT: 600 words, photos requested.


CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. — Brittney Welliver and her fiance made a trip last month to Pennsylvania, where she met her pen pal, Jack Wallace, for the first time in 29 years. That’s right, 29 years. Brittney and Jack’s story began when Brittney was eight years old and attending Mollie B. Hoover Elementary School. Brittney’s third grade class tied balloons with a simple note attached. The note included each student’s address in hopes the students would receive letters back. On Nov. 7, 1989, nearly 300 balloons were launched into the sky. By Isabella Zarate. (Crawfordsville) Journal Review. SENT: 650 words, photos requested.


— CAR-TRAIN CRASH: Authorities say two teenagers have died after the car they were riding in collided with a train in south central Indiana.

— THREE DEAD-INDIANA: Indiana’s high court is taking up the appeal of a man sentenced to life in prison for the stabbing deaths of three people in northwestern Indiana.

— COURTHOUSE CLOCK-RENOVATION: A clock that’s told the time since the early 1900s from its perch atop a northern Indiana courthouse is getting a full overhaul ahead of its 150th birthday.

— FED-FARM INCOME: A report by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank says farm income is continuing to decline within its district.



INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers will try to win their second game in two days when they host the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday. The Pacers are 7-2 against Eastern Conference teams this season. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game time is 7 p.m.


NEW YORK — No. 3 Notre Dame tries to stay unbeaten and on target for the College Football Playoff against No. 12 Syracuse at Yankee Stadium. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 2:30 p.m.


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Wisconsin plays Purdue at Ross-Ade Stadium. By Sports Writer Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 600 words, more on merits. AP Photos. 3:30 p.m. kickoff.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — No. 4 Michigan has one final tuneup, hosting Indiana. By Sports Writer Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 4 p.m.


— FBC--BUTLER-DAVIDSON. 1 p.m. kickoff, UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

— FBC--VALPARAISO-STETSON. 1 p.m. kickoff, UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

— FBC--INDIANA STATE-W ILLINOIS. 2 p.m. kickoff, UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.


CHICAGO — No. 1 Notre Dame looks to go to 3-0 when it visits No. 15 DePaul, the first major test for the defending national champions. The Fighting Irish beat Penn 75-55 to give coach Muffet McGraw her 890th victory. By Sports Writer Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 2 p.m.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame hosts William and Mary in a non-conference game. By John Fineran. UPCOMING: 600 words. Noon tipoff.


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