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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 7:45 AM

Republican Wyoming on board with federal sage grouse policy
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Many Republicans are wary of a large federal effort to protect the greater sage grouse - but not the Republican governor of Wyoming, the state with the biggest share of the birds and more energy development in their habitat than any other.... 5/29/2015 7:33 AM

Hastert indictment offers few clues about alleged misconduct
CHICAGO (AP) -- A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Illinois Republican of agreeing 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." But it offers few hints about a central question: What was the alleged wrongdoing?... 5/29/2015 6:14 AM

Timeline of the career of ex-US House Speaker Dennis Hastert
CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal grand jury has accused former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican. Before the indictment was handed down Thursday, Hastert was remarkable for being a little-known state lawmaker from suburban Chicago who rose to the third-highest office in the land.... 5/29/2015 11:06 AM

New lab can create hurricane conditions on demand
MIAMI (AP) -- Researchers trying to figure out what makes some hurricanes strengthen into catastrophic monsters have a new lab that allows them to generate tropical storm conditions with the flip of a switch.... 5/29/2015 10:27 AM

The top 10 highest-paid female CEOs
NEW YORK (AP) -- Female CEOs are outpacing their male colleagues in pay, although they remain vastly outnumbered in the top echelons of American companies.... 5/29/2015 10:23 AM

Officials eye river levels in Texas, with focus on Houston
HOUSTON (AP) -- Officials are closely monitoring the levels of rivers in Texas engorged by the deluge of last weekend.... 5/29/2015 11:54 AM

Latest on flooding: 12 rescued in community south of Dallas
6:45 a.m. (CDT)... 5/29/2015 11:50 AM

Toughest words aren't tough enough for 2 spelling bee champs
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- For the second straight year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended with co-champions each holding onto one side of the golden trophy while they were showered with confetti.... 5/29/2015 8:29 AM

Latest on Dennis Hastert: Ex-House speaker resigns from firm
7:50 p.m. (CDT)... 5/29/2015 12:55 AM

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