Latest on Dennis Hastert: Statue to honor ex-speaker on hold
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THE LATEST: Brazil's Del Nero denies wrongdoing
ZURICH (AP) — The latest on FIFA developments:
US economy shrank in winter but staging a spring rebound
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy shrank at a 0.7 percent annual rate in the first three months of the year, depressed by a severe winter and a widening trade deficit.
Cuba removed from US terror list
HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blacklist, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.
Latest on flooding: Flooded Dallas highway to stay closed
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Latest US proposal for ethanol could have political fallout
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, but could have political reverberations in Iowa and other farm states in the 2016 presidential campaign.
IS claims suicide bombing on Shiite mosque in Saudi, 4 dead
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque during Friday prayers, killing four people in the second such attack in as many weeks claimed by the Islamic State group.
No 'miracle' solution at Asian migrant crisis meeting
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand hosted a meeting of 17 countries Friday to address an alarming rise in the number of boat people in Southeast Asian waters.
For O'Malley, a lot riding on Iowa in 2016 campaign
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Martin O'Malley is returning to the state that introduced him to presidential politics three decades ago, when he played guitar and knocked on doors for Gary Hart. This time he'll be tooting his own horn, so to speak, in a setting that could determine whether his longshot chllenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination takes root or fades away.
Bob Baffert grows into racing's grateful elder statesman
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Bob Baffert came blasting into thoroughbred racing in Southern California talking smack. Wearing a cowboy hat and boots, he had already conquered the quarter horse world and was ready to take aim at the bigger money and prestige offered by training regally-bred thoroughbreds.
A humorous slant on the top news of the day, Jon Stewart reports on the foibles and fumbles of the real world watch