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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 4:48 PM

Ex-US House speaker's indictment offers few clues about case
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 4:39 PM


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.... 5/29/2015 4:10 PM


Comer concedes governor's race, Bevin is Republican nominee
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- James Comer conceded the governor's race in Kentucky on Friday, ending a tumultuous Republican primary and handing the nomination to Louisville businessman Matt Bevin.... 5/29/2015 1:50 PM

Another round of rain brings more serious flooding in Texas
HOUSTON (AP) -- Floodwaters submerged Texas highways and threatened more homes Friday after another round of heavy rain added to the damage inflicted by storms that have killed at least 20 people and left 14 missing.... 5/29/2015 3:46 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 7:45 AM

Father, stepmother charged in death of malnourished girl
DETROIT (AP) -- Prosecutors on Friday accused a father and stepmother of intentional, persistent abuse and neglect of two young girls, one dead and the other fighting for her life in a Detroit hospital.... 5/29/2015 4:42 PM

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



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