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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.... 5/29/2015 8:29 PM

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.... 5/29/2015 6:31 PM

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."... 5/29/2015 7:23 PM

Latest on Dennis Hastert: Statue to honor ex-speaker on hold
12:20 p.m. (CDT)... 5/29/2015 5:27 PM

Anthrax shipments came from military site in Utah desert
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The U.S. Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate stretch of the Utah desert that has been testing chemical weapons since it opened in 1942.... 5/29/2015 8:00 PM

Latest on flooding: Body of missing Texas fisherman found
3:20 p.m. (CDT)... 5/29/2015 8:20 PM


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.... 5/29/2015 7:38 PM

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.... 5/29/2015 6:57 PM

Lawyer: Kayak death was accident after drinking, not murder
GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) -- A woman accused of killing her fiance on the Hudson River by sabotaging his kayak is a victim of an accident that occurred on the chilly water after they had a couple of drinks, her lawyer said Friday.... 5/29/2015 7:41 PM



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