Trump wins Indiana, looks close to unstoppable

INDIANAPOLIS- Republican front-runner Donald Trump scored an important victory over rival Ted Cruz in Indiana on Tuesday, a win that moves him close to being unstoppable in his march to the party's presidential nomination.

The New York billionaire was quickly projected to be the winner by television networks shortly after polling places closed in the Midwestern state. Trump was on track to take well over 50 percent of the vote, eclipsing Cruz, a US senator from Texas. Ohio Governor John Kasich was running a distant third.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton was well ahead over Bernie Sanders as votes continued to be counted.