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7:50 p.m. (CDT)... 5/29/2015 12:55 AM

Indictment says ex-House Speaker Hastert paid hush money
CHICAGO (AP) -- Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime high school teacher 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 Thursday.... 5/29/2015 3:05 AM


National Spelling Bee ends in tie for 2nd year in a row
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday.... 5/29/2015 2:47 AM

Psychiatrist: Colorado shooter knew what he was doing
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- The man who killed 12 strangers and wounded scores of others in a suburban Denver movie theater was mentally ill but legally sane, a court-appointed psychiatrist testified Thursday.... 5/29/2015 2:45 AM

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.... 5/29/2015 1:09 AM

Baltimore gets bloodier as arrests drop post-Freddie Gray
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore's 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city's deadliest in 15 years.... 5/29/2015 2:36 AM

Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst - an oil spill - when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell in the air at a nearby beach.... 5/29/2015 1:59 AM

Nebraska ends ban on driver's licenses for immigrant youths
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska ended the nation's last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the United States illegally as children, after the Legislature voted Thursday to override a veto from the state's new Republican governor.... 5/28/2015 9:59 PM

Authorities eye reopening of goo-struck California beaches
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Crews scouring 7 miles of Southern California beaches had scooped up truckloads of mysterious oily goo Thursday and the area might be clean enough to reopen for the weekend, authorities said.... 5/29/2015 2:14 AM



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