Fifteen US states try to block Obama clean power plan

 Fifteen US states have petitioned a federal court to block new rules by President Barack Obama`s administration to encourage clean power and cut harmful carbon emissions from power plants.

HIV cases skyrocket among US painkiller drug abusers

Cases of HIV have skyrocketed in a rural community in the midwestern state of Indiana where 142 people have been diagnosed since the beginning of the year, officials said Friday.

Schwarzenegger slams Indiana's anti-gay law
Schwarzenegger slams Indiana's anti-gay law

 Former California Governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger expressed his anger and disappointment over Indiana's religious freedom law.

Schwarzenegger slams Indiana's anti-gay law

Former California Governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger expressed his anger and disappointment over Indiana's religious freedom law.

Governor backs down, seeks `fix` to Indiana religion law

Indiana Governor Mike Pence, facing mounting criticism, said Tuesday he will seek to tweak a contentious new law that some warn discriminates against gays.

Pence told a press conference that the law he signed last week "does not give anyone a license to discriminate."

Indiana religious freedom law triggers gay rights fury

Supporters of gay rights united in outrage Friday after the US state of Indiana adopted a law critics say would allow businesses to deny service to homosexuals on religious grounds.

US state may allow 'baby boxes' for surrendering newborns

Indiana could become the first US state to allow use of the baby boxes on a broad scale to prevent dangerous abandonments of infants if a bill, which unanimously passed the House this week, clears the state Senate.

17 US states sue to block Obama's order on immigration

A coalition of 17 US states led by Texas have filed a federal lawsuit aiming to block implementation of President Barack Obama`s executive order shielding some five million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

US state coalition sues over immigration order

Texas is leading a 17-state coalition suing over President Barack Obama's recently announced executive actions on immigration, arguing in a lawsuit that the move "tramples" key portions of the US Constitution.

Indiana police detain man in deaths of 4 women

An Indiana man confessed to killing a woman whose body was found in a motel and told police where the bodies of three more women could be found, police have said.

SC ruling gives big boost to gay marriages in US

The United States Supreme Court has rejected appeals against gay marriages in five states including, Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia and Wisconsin.

US Supreme Court declines to take up gay marriage cases

The US Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear gay marriage cases from five states, opening the door to more same-sex weddings while putting off a nationwide decision on the hot-button issue.

I`m scared to die, I love you: 26-yr-old US hostage wrote to parents in ISIS captivity
I`m scared to die, I love you: 26-yr-old US hostage wrote to parents in ISIS captivity

Few days after an Islamic State video was posted online threatening to kill a 26-year-old US hostage Peter Kassig, the captive's parents have released excerpts from a letter written by him during the ISIS captivity.

Pacers` Stephenson, Hibbert fined for flopping

Indiana guard Lance Stephenson was fined $10,000 and center Roy Hibbert docked $5,000 by the NBA on Thursday for flopping in the Pacers` 93-90 playoff win over Miami the night before.

Spurs stretch streak with big win over Nuggets

The San Antonio Spurs stretched their NBA winning streak to 16 on Friday with an emphatic 133-102 triumph over the Denver Nuggets.

League-best Spurs beat Lakers for ninth win in a row

The San Antonio Spurs, with a balanced scoring attack led by Danny Green`s 15 points, won their ninth game in a row Friday by routing the Los Angeles Lakers 119-85.

Three killed in Indiana supermarket shooting: Police

Three people were killed, including a gunman, after shooting erupted in an Indiana supermarket on Wednesday evening, police said.

Hawks lose scoring leader Horford indefinitely

Atlanta Hawks scoring leader Al Horford will be sidelined indefinitely after suffering a torn right pectoral muscle, the NBA club announced Friday.

NBA: James nursing sore ankle, could miss Pacers clash

Miami superstar LeBron James is nursing a sore left ankle and could miss the NBA champion Heat`s Wednesday showdown with current Eastern Conference leaders Indiana on Wednesday.

Deadly tornadoes, storms hit US Midwest; 6 killed

Powerful tornadoes struck US Midwest on Sunday killing at least six people and injuring hundreds others with the death toll reportedly expected to rise further.