New flu virus can pass from pigs to people

A new influenza strain sickened at least 12 people last week. All cases involved recent contact with pigs at agricultural fairs. Hawaii and Indiana each has one case, and 10 were linked to last week’s Butler County Fair in Ohio. Four other cases have been linked to a county fair in Indiana that ran July […]

Indiana First State to Allow Citizens to Shoot Law Enforcement Officers

ShareThis Indiana First State to Allow Citizens to Shoot Law Enforcement Officers 11 Jun 2012 Police officers in Indiana are upset over a new law allowing residents to use deadly force against public servants, including law enforcement officers, who unlawfully enter their homes. It was signed by Republican Governor Mitch Daniels in March. The first […]

Hawass “Egypt’s Indiana Jones” faces charges

Zahi Hawass, the former minister of state for antiquities faces charges of breaking Egypt’s antiquities law when he agreed to display rare Egyptian objects in Australia and the US. General Prosecutor Abdel Meguid Mahmoud on Monday referred charges of wasting public money and stealing Egyptian antiquities against Zahi Hawass, former minister of state for antiquities […]

Senior Indiana official convicted of perjury, fraud

ShareThis Senior Indiana official convicted of perjury, fraud 04 Feb 2012 A jury early on Saturday convicted Indiana’s Republican Secretary of State Charlie White on six felony counts including perjury, theft and voter fraud but cleared him on a seventh charge. Under Indiana law, any public officer convicted of a felony must be removed from […]

’Jewish Indiana Jones’ admits Torah fraud

A self-described “Jewish Indiana Jones” who claimed to have travelled the world to rescue holy Torah scrolls has pleaded guilty to fraud. Rabbi Menachem Youlus, 50, admitted he had simply made up claims that he personally found and restored Torah scrolls in Europe and Israel. Prosecutors also said he defrauded the charity he founded and […]

Amazon, Indiana strike state sales tax deal

By Reuters, The Chicago Tribune Amazon.com and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels unveiled an agreement on Monday that may mean that the world’s largest Internet retailer starts collecting sales tax in the state in 2014. Amazon will voluntarily begin collecting Indiana sales tax on Internet purchases on Jan 1, 2014, or 90 days from any federal […]

A Gathering Storm Over ‘Right to Work’ in Indiana

By STEVEN GREENHOUSE, NYTimes.com INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly a year after legislatures in Wisconsin and several other Republican-dominated states curbed the power of public sector unions, lawmakers are now turning their sights toward private sector unions, setting up what is sure to be another political storm. The thunderclouds are gathering first here in Indiana. The leaders […]