CHICAGO (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone ... Full Story
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.
Latest on Hastert: Boehner 'shocked' by reports
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Latest on flooding: Home evacuation in Texas city reduced
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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.
California beaches to remain closed after oily goo washes up
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 7-mile stretch of Southern California coastline where globs of oily goo washed ashore will remain closed until officials determine the water is safe for swimmers and surfers, authorities said Friday.
Holmes: Mind 'was kind of falling apart' before shooting
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes said his "mind was kind of falling apart" and he began to have homicidal thoughts months before he killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a Colorado movie theater, according to a video excerpt presented Friday at his murder trial.
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.
The Latest: Holmes says depression drove him to kill
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EPA says first day of oil spill spent 'planning'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the afternoon of the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years, graduate student Natalie Phares quickly organized a volunteer bucket brigade to clean a beach north of Santa Barbara.
Father: Woman shot by sheriff told police it was an accident
ATLANTA (AP) — The woman who was shot and critically wounded by a Georgia sheriff told a detective the shooting was an accident that happened while they were practicing self-defense tactics in an empty model home, her father said Friday.
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