House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., center, turns to his wife Judy McCarthy as they enter a House Republican caucus vote on its nominee to replace House Speaker John Boehner, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker

Lawmakers said they were thunderstruck and in disbelief following McCarthy’s announcement, which came moments after they had showed up for an election nearly certain to end with McCarthy as their pick for speaker.

File - Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Children’s zoo ends 50th season

The zoo’s not completely done with the fun, though. The zoo will reopen Friday, Oct. 16 for the annual Wild Zoo Halloween.

FILE - In this June 6, 2015, file photo, a customer, bottom, pays for goods while shopping at the Atlanta Farmers Market in Atlanta. Americans will spend at a slower pace than last year during the crucial winter holidays because of sluggish wage growth and other factors, the largest U.S. retail trade group said, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Holiday sales seen rising 3.7 percent

Americans are expected to spend at a slower pace than last year during the winter holidays, weighed down by sluggish wage growth and other factors, according to the nation’s largest retail industry trade group.

Leo Tennis Eli Steiner

Leo Edges Homestead For Regional Tennis Title

Leo’s victory at number two doubles was the difference on Wednesday night as the Lions topped Homestead 3-2 to win the regional tennis championship at Carroll High School.

Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber (12) and Dexter Fowler celebrate after Schwarber drove in Fowler with a two-run home run in the third inning of the National League wild card baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Cubs Win! Cubs Win!

Jake Arrieta allowed four hits in nine dominant innings and the Chicago Cubs rolled to a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL wild-card game on Wednesday night.


Carroll Tops Dwenger 2-0 To Advance

Goals by Luke Unger and Alec Sanderson lifted Carroll over Bishop Dwenger 2-0 in boys soccer sectional semifinal action Wednesday night at Hancock Field.