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Hastert indictment has Illinois hometown sifting memories
YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Before he was U.S. House speaker and second in line to the president, Dennis Hastert was known around Yorkville, Illinois, as Denny the coach, a beloved mentor to youths on the high school wrestling team and in local Scouting groups who organized trips to broaden the students' experiences.... 5/30/2015 10:32 PM

Will new focus on rape kit tests put thousands behind bars?
The evidence piled up for years, abandoned in police property rooms, warehouses and crime labs. Now, tens of thousands of sexual assault kits are giving up their secrets - and rapists who've long remained free may finally face justice.... 5/30/2015 5:44 PM

Former Md. Gov. O'Malley jumps into 2016 Democratic race
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) -- Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley entered the Democratic presidential race on Saturday in a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination, casting himself as a new generation leader who would rebuild the economy and reform Wall Street.... 5/30/2015 9:58 PM

B.B. King recalled with love, humor at Mississippi funeral
INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) -- B.B. King's early life personified the blues: He was born to dirt-poor sharecroppers in the cotton country of the Mississippi Delta and left alone by the deaths of his mother and grandmother when he was a child. But he never let those circumstances hold him back or define him, a minister said Saturday at the funeral of the blues legend.... 5/30/2015 10:28 PM

Barnard works toward a new policy on transgender admissions
NEW YORK (AP) -- On a recent bright spring morning, students admitted to the Barnard College Class of 2019 gathered on campus. As blue-and-white balloons fluttered in the breeze, the prospective freshmen attended panels and lunched on the lawn, chatting animatedly with current students.... 5/30/2015 2:35 PM

Former quadriplegic runs, walks to show others they can
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The worst day of Aaron Baker's life wasn't when the then-20-year-old professional motocross racer crashed his bike one spring day in 1999, flew over the handlebars and hit the ground head-first, paralyzing him from the neck down.... 5/30/2015 7:35 PM

Oklahoma man shot, killed by police after fight over rescue
OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma state trooper fatally shot a man who was involved in a fight with two troopers who were trying to rescue him and another man from floodwaters, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Saturday.... 5/30/2015 8:28 PM

Top-ranking Mormon leader L. Tom Perry dies from cancer
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Mormon leader L. Tom Perry, a member of the faith's highest governing body, has died from cancer. He was 92.... 5/30/2015 10:23 PM

Maine man to explore final resting places of poets in South
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) -- A former teacher who travels the country to document the final resting places of poets is looking forward to calling attention to African-American poets on a tour of the South and elsewhere.... 5/30/2015 10:25 PM



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