INDIANAPOLIS — A famous circus group is reinventing itself to create a new, animal-free show. Perhaps taking some inspiration from Cirque du Soleil, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will now be performing without animals.  Instead, shows will feature stunts on the highwire, trapeze, and more. The Associated Press reports that you will […]

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is addressing Russia’s interception of a U.S. drone over international waters on Tuesday. Press Secretary General Patrick Ryder describes the Russian actions as “reckless.” The Pentagon says Russian jets dumped fuel in front of an American drone and damaged one of the propellers, forcing it to land in the Black Sea. […]

Gaziantep, Turkey-– President Biden is offering assistance after devastating earthquakes rocked Turkey, leaving more than 1,300 people dead in that country and neighboring Syria early Monday morning. A powerful magnitude 7.8 quake was the first to strike in south central Turkey, with another magnitude 7.5 quake bringing even more devastation. U.S. National Security Advisor Jake […]

CRAWFORDSVILLE — If you have been looking to experience new activities or cultures this year, you might enjoy seeing the Koryū Nishikawa Troupe at Wabash College. This Japanese puppeteering group will be performing the show “Akutagawa” Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Ball Theater.  “Akutagawa” is inspired by the life and work of the Japanese […]

NATIONAL — Singer/songwriter and musician Christine McVie, known for being a member of Fleetwood Mac, has died at the age of 79. McVie wrote numerous songs, including the band’s “Say You Love Me” and “Songbird.”  The Brit also had a solo career and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with Fleetwood […]

POLAND–Russian missiles crossed into Poland, killing two people Tuesday, according to a senior U.S. intelligence member, who gave information anonymously. Polish authorities and the Polish government were yet to confirm that had happened. Poland is a member of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), of which member nations have said that an attack on one is […]

Article by 24/7 News MOSCOW — There’s growing concern about the direction of Russia’s war in Ukraine after Vladimir Putin’s forces were handed an apparent defeat and one of his key allies backed the use of nuclear weapons. Just one day after the Russian leader announced the annexation of four regions in Ukraine, Ukrainian forces […]

MOSCOW — Voting referenda in Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine appear to have been rigged. CNBC says electoral officials went door-to-door with portable ballot boxes in occupied regions of eastern Ukraine and that the results show a vast majority voting to join Russia. There have been many reports of irregular voting practices in the Russian referendums. […]

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II died Thursday, while under medical supervision at her estate in Scotland. Her doctors had grown more concerned for her health over the last few days. Elizabeth II ruled for more than 70 years, making her the longest-ruling monarch in the history of Britain. With the death of her majesty, her […]

LONDON — Outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is saying farewell. Johnson spoke outside Ten Downing Street Tuesday morning a day after Liz Truss was selected as his successor. In his final remarks as prime minister, Johnson lauded the accomplishments of his government, including Brexit and low unemployment numbers. He also spoke highly of Truss, […]