Ball State introduces quality off-campus housing

Ball State University announced the launch of a new off-campus quality housing initiative program. The program aims to prioritize student welfare by highlighting property management companies and landlords who commit to an established set of practices related to off-campus accommodations according to the report. 


Associated Press: At least 55 people died on Maui. Residents had little warning before wildfires overtook a town

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii emergency management records show no indication that warning sirens sounded before people ran for their lives from wildfires on Maui that killed at least 55 people and wiped out a historic town. Instead, officials sent alerts to mobile phones, televisions and radio stations — but widespread power and cellular outages may have limited their reach.


Associated Press: Wildfire devastates Hawaii's historic Lahaina Town, a former capital of the kingdom

KAHULUI, Hawaii (AP) — Dissipating smoke and ash revealed the sheer devastation that a wildfire left behind in Lahaina Town, one of Hawaii’s most historic cities and onetime capital of the former kingdom. At least 36 people were killed and hundreds of structures were damaged or destroyed in the blaze that sparked Tuesday and quickly spread throughout the western Maui community of less than 13,000 residents.


Associated Press: Soaring sales of diabetes drug Mounjaro, widely used for weight loss, sends Eli Lilly to new heights

Eli Lilly’s diabetes treatment Mounjaro, which is widely used for weight loss, raked in nearly $1 billion in second-quarter sales, or more than $200 million above what Wall Street had expected. Shares of the drugmaker soared to an all-time-high early Tuesday after Lilly said Mounjaro sales swelled more than 70% since the first quarter to $980 million. Almost all of that came from the U.S., and the company said significant demand was leading to delays in filling orders for some doses.

Writers Guild of America members have gotten support on the picket line from SAG-AFTRA, which announced Thursday that it is also going on strike. (Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Associated Press: Why are actors making movies during the strike? What to know about SAG-AFTRA waivers

The actors and writers strikes have resulted in most Hollywood film and television productions being shut down, from the “Gladiator” sequel to the live action “Lilo & Stitch.” But some independent films and television productions are being granted waivers by the union that will allow them to continue, with Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists actors, amid the strike.


Road closures impacting campus arrivals

As move-in day approaches for Ball State residents, construction may impact your arrival on campus, according to a Ball State Housing report. If you travel by Interstate 69, State Road 332 off of Exit 241 will be closed until mid-August. 

Abortion-rights protesters chant during a session of the Indiana state Senate at the Capitol on July 25, 2022 in Indianapolis. The legislature held a special session to consider curtailing abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade last month. (Jon Cherry/Getty Images/TNS)

Associated Press: Indiana abortion clinics stop providing abortions ahead of near-total abortion ban taking effect

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s six abortion clinics have stopped providing abortions ahead of the state’s near-total abortion ban officially taking effect and as a petition is pending before the state’s high court asking it to keep the ban on hold while legal action continues, clinic officials said Tuesday. Planned Parenthood’s four Indiana abortion clinics stopped performing abortions Monday in accordance with state guidance that providers received in July alerting them that on or around Tuesday abortion would become illegal in Indiana in clinic settings “with really very, very limited exceptions,” said Rebecca Gibron, CEO of the Planned Parenthood division that includes Indiana.

Willard Street and Hackley Street where the shooting took place. Multiple were injured in the shooting. Elijah Poe, DN

Multiple people were shot late last night on Hackley and Willard

Delaware County 911 Dispatch received a call for multiple people shot in the area of S. Hackley St. and E. Willard St. at 1:14 a.m. on July 30, according to a City of Muncie press release. One 30-year-old male has been confirmed deceased. The Muncie Police Department along with Muncie Fire/EMS responded to the scene, the initial information was that there was a large party at this location. 

Ian Walters, spokesman for the American Conservative Union, confirmed that Trump will be speaking at the group's annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 28. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Associated Press: With Trump newly indicted, here's what to know about the documents case and what’s next

Former President Donald Trump has been indicted on three additional charges in a case that accuses him of illegally possessing classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate, allegations that add fresh detail to the criminal case initially issued last month. Here’s a look at the charges, the special counsel’s investigation and how Trump’s case differs from those of other politicians known to be in possession of classified documents:


He Built This City: The Muncie Architecture of Cuno Kibele

The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center is hosting He Built This City: The Muncie Architecture of Cuno Kibele on Aug. 4 from 10 to 11 a.m., according to a report. The program will tell the story of Kibele’s architectural impact on the city and his connection to Muncie's history with his drawings, photographs, maps and other resources. 


Associated Press: UPS reaches tentative contract with 340,000 unionized workers, potentially dodging calamitous strike

NEW YORK (AP) — UPS has reached a tentative contract with its 340,000-person union, potentially averting a strike that threatened to disrupt package deliveries for millions of businesses and households nationwide. The agreement was announced Tuesday, the first day that UPS and the Teamsters returned to the table after contentious negotiations broke down earlier this month. Negotiators had already reached tentative agreements on several issues but continued to clash over pay for part-time workers, who make up more than half of the UPS employees represented by the union.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the recent mass shootings, imploring Congress to act to pass laws to combat the proliferation of gun violence from the Cross Hall of the White House on Thursday, June 2, 2022, in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Associated Press: The Biden administration proposes new rules to push insurers to boost mental health coverage

The new regulations, which still need to go through a public comment period, would require insurers to study whether their customers have equal access to medical and mental health benefits and to take remedial action, if necessary. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act requires that insurers provide the same level of coverage for both mental and physical health care — though the administration and advocates argue insurers' policies restrict patient access.


Groundbreaking ceremony celebrates the start of construction on the YMCA facility in Muncie

The City of Muncie and the YMCA broke ground on a new facility on July 18. The project will be an addition to the McKinley-Whitely Live Learn Neighborhood project, according to the report. The project is getting completed with the support of multiple donors including $1 million in Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative Funding (READI). The YMCA will be located adjacent to Muncie Central High School, and the 73,000-square-foot facility will offer a number of recreational opportunities. 


Associated Press: A UPS strike could be just around the corner. Here's what you need to know

NEW YORK (AP) — The clock is ticking. As the deadline to reach a new contract nears, a potential UPS strike feels closer than ever. Negotiations broke down earlier this month and unionized workers have been holding rallies and practice pickets across the country. The Teamsters, which represent more than half of the company's workforce, will resume talks with UPS on Tuesday. That leaves less than a week to come to an agreement before the current contract expires on Monday, July 31. The union has authorized a strike and Sean M. O'Brien, a fiery leader elected last year to lead the union, has vowed to do so if their demands aren't met.


Associated Press: Tony Bennett, masterful stylist of American musical standards, dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Bennett, the eminent and timeless stylist whose devotion to classic American songs and knack for creating new standards such as "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" graced a decadeslong career that brought him admirers from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga, died Friday. He was 96, just two weeks short of his birthday. Publicist Sylvia Weiner confirmed Bennett's death to The Associated Press, saying he died in his hometown of New York. There was no specific cause, but Bennett had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2016.

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