Ex-US Speaker charged in relation to payments of hush money
CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican who was once second in line to the U.S. presidency, according to a federal grand jury indictment handed down on hursday in Chicago.
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Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal
ZURICH (AP) — As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body.
Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants
BEIRUT (AP) — In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes.
CDC investigating error that caused live anthrax shipments
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army's top general said Thursday that human error probably was not a factor in the Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples from a chemical weapons testing site that was opened more than 70 years ago in a desolate stretch of desert in Utah.
Bush earned millions in juggling act as corporate adviser
WASHINGTON (AP) — During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards of or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional headaches.
Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology indispensable.
Iconic Martha's Vineyard lighthouse begins move inland
AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) — A Martha's Vineyard lighthouse that is among the most endangered historic landmarks in the U.S. began its gradual march back from a rapidly eroding cliffside on Thursday.
Demi Lovato is the face of mental health in new campaign
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Demi Lovato was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she was actually relieved.
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