Parkview Hospital Randallia: Officials announce $3.5 million investment in renovation work at near-north-side hospital, adding to renovations made since the Parkview Regional Medical Center opened in March.
Junior PGA: Championship event records another successful run – its third consecutive – at Jack Nicklaus-designed Sycamore Hills.
Tea party: Backed by Sarah Palin and other tea party leaders, Ted Cruz defeats GOP favorite to win nomination for U.S. Senate seat in Texas.
Wild cards: Major League Baseball’s new playoff system, with an extra wild card in each league, appears to be prompting more interest in more cities.
Michael Phelps: U.S. swimmer convincingly adds to his record-shattering career with title for most Olympic medals won.
Federal Reserve: The Fed votes to stay in a holding pattern, disappointing those who wanted another economic stimulus initiative. But it issues a statement saying it will act if hiring remains anemic.
Women’s badminton: Eight female doubles players are disqualified after charges they threw matches to earn more favorable slots in Olympic competition.
Kurt Holland: Hired by GOP to follow and record Democratic Senate candidate Joe Donnelly, campaign tracker mistakenly pursues Marion County Judge Jose Salinas, who becomes nervous and alerts police.
Greg Ballard: Indy mayor catches heat for giving double-digit raises to top assistants.
Joseph Christoff: The veteran local attorney was a city court judge and longtime community volunteer who helped launch the Allen County Mental Health Association and served on the city Plan Commission. He died at 83.
Gore Vidal: Prolific American writer offered sharp critiques on politics and society. He died Tuesday at 86.
Snoop Dogg: Releases album of reggae music, says he is Bob Marley reincarnated and changes his name to Snoop Lion. (He started out in life as Calvin Broadus.)