Ball State professor brings personal connection to Super Bowl

With the arrival of the Super Bowl to Indianapolis, central Indiana will hold the spotlight for a brief moment in the world of sports. Though Muncie is an hour away from the Circle City, a Ball State professor has a significant connection to the Super Bowl.


Pfizer recalls 1M birth control packs after mixup

INDIANAPOLIS — Pfizer Inc. is recalling 1 million packets of birth control pills due to a packaging error that could raise the risk of an accidental pregnancy by leaving women with an inadequate dose.


Obama details broader housing plan

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — President Barack Obama called on Congress Wednesday to make it easier for millions of additional homeowners to refinance their mortgages at lower interest rates even if they owe more than their homes are worth. He conceded that his administration's housing plans so far have not lived up to their promise.


Oakland to assess damage after Occupy protests

OAKLAND, California — Oakland officials assessed damage to City Hall caused by Occupy protesters while leaders of the movement claimed Sunday that police acted illegally in arresting hundreds of demonstrators and could face a lawsuit.


Twitter's new censorship plan rouses global furor

NEW YORK — Twitter, a tool of choice for dissidents and activists around the world, found itself the target of global outrage Friday after unveiling plans to allow country-specific censorship of tweets that might break local laws.


Muncie, Ball State celebrate Chinese New Year

A Chinese New Year celebration put on by various groups on Friday brought together 169 Chinese students, their American friends and Ball State faculty in recognition of the new Chinese Year of the Dragon.


Obama and GOP candidates offer a campaign preview

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — On a day that combined two campaigns into one, President Barack Obama on Wednesday challenged Republicans to raise taxes on the rich as GOP rivals Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich swiped at him on the economy and criticized each other over immigration.


Ind. House OKs right-to-work

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is poised to become the first right-to-work state in more than a decade after the Republican-controlled House passed legislation on Wednesday banning unions from collecting mandatory fees from workers.

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