CHICAGO (AP) — A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 m... Full Story
Indictment gives few hints about former speaker's actions
CHICAGO (AP) — A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."
Latest on Dennis Hastert: Hastert resigns from college board
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Washington removes Cuba from US list of terrorism sponsors
HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, 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.
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.
Latest on flooding: Arkansas counties deemed disaster areas
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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.
Pentagon: live anthrax may also have been sent to Australia
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday that the Army may have mistakenly sent live anthrax to a laboratory in Australia in 2008, in addition to the suspected live anthrax it sent this year to more than a dozen labs in the U.S. and South Korea.
The Latest: Holmes says he hoped to be stopped before attack
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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.
Feds: No evidence that black man's hanging was homicide
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Investigators have found no evidence that the hanging death of a black man in Mississippi was a homicide, and the civil rights probe into the death has been closed, the Justice Department said Friday.
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