FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Prescription painkillers should not be a first-choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin. Amid an epidemic of addiction and abuse tied to these powerful opioids drugs, the CDC is urging general doctors to try physical therapy, exercise and over-the-counter pain medications before turning to painkillers for chronic pain. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

CDC guidelines aim to curb painkiller prescribing

Amid an epidemic of addiction and abuse tied to powerful opioids drugs, the CDC is urging primary care doctors to try physical therapy, exercise and over-the-counter pain medications before turning to painkillers.

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Pet of the Week: 3/15/16

Tootsie Roll is an 8 year old spayed female, brown and black Miniature Pinscher. She has been at the shelter since March 8, 2016.… More »

FILE - In this June 26, 2015 file photo, same-sex marriage supporters cheer at the Statehouse in Indianapolis after the Supreme Court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Months after a divisive religious objections law thrust Indiana into an unwanted national spotlight, gay rights supporters and religious conservatives are preparing for another potentially bitter debate, this time over enshrining LGBT protections into state law. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Pro-LGBT rights groups says history is on their side

Prominent voices in the Indiana LGBT rights debate say they will continue pressing for statewide civil rights protections based on gender identity and sexual orientation despites lawmakers’ unwillingness to act.

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USF tops IU East, earns spot in NAIA title game

For the third time in the last seven seasons St. Francis will play in the NAIA Division II national championship game as the Cougars took down IU East 79-55 in the semifinals on Monday night.