AP source: Hastert paid to conceal claims of sexual abuse
CHICAGO (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said Friday.
Blatter wins re-election despite FIFA corruption scandal
ZURICH (AP) — In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter.
Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough review.
Latest on flooding: Homes ordered evacuated in SE Texas city
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AP PHOTOS: Aerial views of Texas floodwaters
The record rains that have submerged highways, flooded homes and led to several deaths in Texas show little signs of diminishing.
Jury convicts TV actor Diamond of misdemeanors in stabbing
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge.
Man not guilty of murder in killing of unarmed trespasser
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man who confronted two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire at a vacant duplex he owns was found not guilty Friday of murder in the latest case to test the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws.
This has been a month of extreme weather around the world
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even for a world getting used to wild weather, May seems stuck on strange.
Pentagon chief criticizes Beijing's South China Sea moves
SINGAPORE (AP) — China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is out of step with international rules, and turning underwater land into airfields won't expand its sovereignty, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told an international security conference Saturday, stepping up America's condemnation of te communist giant as Beijing officials sat in the audience.
Nigeria's new president pledges fight against Boko Haram
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's new president was sworn in on Friday and pledged to tackle Boko Haram "head on," asserting the fight against the Islamic extremists wouldn't be won until hundreds of schoolgirls abducted last year and other kidnapping victims were brought home alive.
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