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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.... 5/30/2015 12:33 AM

Latest on Hastert: Boehner 'shocked' by reports
6:15 p.m. (CDT)... 5/29/2015 11:18 PM

Latest on flooding: Home evacuation in Texas city reduced
6:20 p.m. (CDT)... 5/29/2015 11:30 PM

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.... 5/29/2015 11:39 PM

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

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.... 5/30/2015 12:07 AM

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.... 5/29/2015 11:07 PM

The Latest: Holmes says depression drove him to kill
5 p.m. (MDT)... 5/29/2015 11:19 PM

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.... 5/29/2015 11:29 PM

Texas poised to allow open carry of handguns
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who immediately promised to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era.... 5/30/2015 12:46 AM

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