Woman hurt by Takata air bag urges owners to get cars fixed

Stephanie Erdman, an Air Force officer, nearly lost her right eye when the inflator in her 2002 Civic exploded into pieces in the crash. She is appearing in Facebook videos that will be targeted starting Monday to Honda owners who have yet to get free repairs under the massive Takata recalls.

Women dominate American Music Awards, but not as nominees

In categories like artist of the year and favorite pop/rock album, where men and women compete, no female acts were in contention. Only six female artists or groups that include women won in the more than two dozen fan voted awards handed out Sunday night. However, the legendary Diana Ross was given a lifetime achievement award, which former President Barack Obama rightfully noted was an overdue honor.

White House open to striking health provision from tax bill

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the mandate amounts to “an unfair tax on poor people.”
“The president thinks we should get rid of it. I think we should get rid of it,” he said, but added: “We’re going to work with the Senate as we go through this.”

Storms packing weak tornado, gusty winds rake Indiana

The National Weather Service says the EF-0 tornado with peak estimated winds of 75 mph touched down for about a minute Saturday morning near the Tippecanoe County town of Dayton. It traveled about half a mile, damaging a house and several trees.

Purdue professor receives $5M grant for grain research

Ejeta and his researchers are hoping to expand the knowledge between the parasite weed gene that attacks sorghum. He also hopes young entrepreneurs in developing countries will be mass producing the seeds at the end of the four years.

Figure known as ‘Crocodile’ could replace Zimbabwe president

Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected Sunday as the new leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling political party and positioned to take over as the country’s leader, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert Mugabe.