Huntington University: University opens a Fort Wayne campus to house its first-ever doctoral program, an occupational therapy program at a newly renovated location on the Parkview Randallia campus. The first class includes 32 graduate students.
ACLU of Indiana: Yet another victory for civil liberties group in challenging Indiana law. The latest victory clears the way for secular humanists to officiate at weddings.
Ace: Two-year-old pit bull saves its owner in an Indianapolis house fire this week. The dog licked the face of the 13-year-old deaf boy to wake him. No one else was home when the fire started.
Tom White: Omaha 15-year-old scores the selfie of a lifetime when he snaps a shot of himself with billionaire Warren Buffett and rock-and-roll legend Paul McCartney, who was visiting Omaha to meet with Buffett. “Chillin with my homies,” White posted on Instagram.
Two Seattle residents: A man trying to kill a spider with a can of spray paint and a lighter instead started a house fire that caused $60,000 damages. The home’s two residents were given shelter at the YMCA. Remember “Mouse Hunt”?
Archie: Ageless comic hero shot to death in Riverdale while defending his friend, a gay-rights-advocating politician. “It’s the most dramatic scene in the history of Archie Comics,” said the comic’s publisher, Jon Goldwater. (Archie lives on in two other comic series.)
Sarah Palin: Fifty-four percent of those surveyed in an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll – including 4 in 10 Republicans – say they have had enough of the former vice presidential candidate. Fifty-one percent said the same of Jesse Jackson, and 52 percent either said Obamacare should be overhauled or should be eliminated.
Stephen Elop: Microsoft exec addresses a company memo with “Hello there,” to announce –11 paragraphs later – that the company’s devices division is laying off 12,500 employees.
Nadine Gordimer: Nobel laureate for literature won fame as chronicler of apartheid in South Africa. When Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, Gordimer was among the first people he met. Among her 16 novels: “A World of Strangers,” “The Conservationist” and “July’s People.” She died Sunday at 90.
Alice Coachman: Albany, Ga., native who became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, dies at 90. She won at the London games in 1948. Back home, she was congratulated by President Harry Truman, but blacks and whites were segregated at the Albany city auditorium when she was honored there. According to the New York Times: “The mayor sat on the stage with her but would not shake her hand, and she had to leave by a side door.”
Tracy Morgan: Beloved “30 Rock” star sighted by fans for first time since June 7, when a tractor-trailer slammed into Morgan’s van; friend and fellow comedian James McNair was killed.