• Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence talks with Terry Munson, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Kokomo, Ind. Munson's home was hit by a tornado that passed through the area Wednesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    When touring disasters, politicians weigh image, distraction

    KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — In a dramatic, made-for-camera arrival, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence stepped off a Blackhawk helicopter to tour tornado-damaged neighborhoods Thursday, giving out hugs and promising swift assistance a day after several twisters touched down.

  • In this Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 file photo, Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire, left, hands off to running back Tarean Folston during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas in South Bend, Ind. Zaire played brilliantly in a season-opening 38-3 rout of Texas last year but broke his ankle a week later against Virginia and missed the remainder of the season. With Zaire healthy again and DeShone Kizer back as well, No. 10 Notre Dame has an uncertain quarterback situation as it heads into the season.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

    Notre Dame’s Folston has different mindset after knee injury

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame running back Tarean Folston learned not to take anything for granted, even practice, after a season-ending knee injury last year in the opener against Texas.

  • Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly speaks during a news conference in South Bend, Ind. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A not guilty plea has been entered on behalf of a Notre Dame cornerback accused of tackling a police officer and punching him during an altercation outside a bar. St. Joseph Superior Court Magistrate Elizabeth Hardtke entered the preliminary plea Wednesday for Devin Butler on felony counts of resisting law enforcement and battery against a public safety official. (Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune via AP)

    Not guilty plea on felonies entered for Notre Dame CB Butler

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he had the same feelings a parent would have when he heard six Fighting Irish football players had been arrested in two separate incidents over the weekend.

  • In this Dec. 30, 2015, file photo, then-New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie stands by his locker during a press conference at the Jets practice facility in Florham Park, NJ.  The Indianapolis Colts opened that door in their injury-depleted secondary. One day after signing with the Colts, Cromartie was practicing at the team complex. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

    Cromartie savors opportunity to jump start career with Colts

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All Antonio Cromartie really wanted was a chance to play football this season.

  • This photo released by the St. Joseph County Jail shows Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler. Butler was jailed Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016,  after a police officer said the player punched and slammed him to the ground outside a bar, Officers had to use a stun gun to subdue Butler in the altercation outside the Linebacker Lounge in South Bend, according to a probable cause affidavit. ( St. Joseph County Jail  via AP)

    Notre Dame’s Butler charged; accused of tackling officer

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A Notre Dame cornerback taken into custody after allegedly punching a police officer and slamming the officer to the ground has been formally charged with felony counts of resisting law enforcement and battery against a public safety official.

  • In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 file photo, amusement device inspector Avery Wheelock inspects the safety pins on a children's merry-go-round at the Mississippi State Fair in Jackson, Miss. In some parts of the U.S., the thrill rides that hurl kids upside down, whirl them around or send them shooting down slides are checked out by state inspectors before customers climb on. But in other places, they are not required to get the once-over. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

    Thrill-ride accidents spark new demands for regulation

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about the lack of unified regulation for amusement park rides, The Associated Press erroneously reported which states have no laws regulating the industry. Montana was omitted from the list, which also includes Alabama, Mississippi, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah. It also incorrectly included South Dakota, which passed a law requiring inspections in 2014.

  • Indiana’s offense sputters without Sudfeld, Howard

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Nate Sudfeld threw a handful of passes on Saturday but all of them came on the sideline at Beaver Stadium.