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Latest on Dennis Hastert: He spent 16 years teaching
7:15 p.m. (CDT)... 5/29/2015 12:25 AM

Ex-US Speaker charged in relation to payments of hush money
CHICAGO (AP) -- Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican who was once third in line to the U.S. presidency, according to a federal grand jury indictment handed down on Thursday in Chicago.... 5/28/2015 11:57 PM

Latest on flooding: 2 dead, 5 missing in Blanco County
7 p.m. (CDT)... 5/29/2015 12:24 AM

Jurors hear from Holmes on video that he regretted attack
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial heard for the first time in the gunman's own words that he regretted the attack and sometimes cried about it at night.... 5/29/2015 12:04 AM

CDC investigating error that caused live anthrax shipments
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Army's top general said Thursday that human error probably was not a factor in the Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples from a chemical weapons testing site that was opened more than 70 years ago in a desolate stretch of desert in Utah.... 5/28/2015 11:53 PM

Man suing his ex for half of $1M prize gets a win in court
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man is still trying to get half of his ex-girlfriend's $1 million lottery prize, eight years after he says she took the winning ticket and left him. He says she reneged on a long-ago promise that they'd split any winnings if either of them hit it big.... 5/28/2015 9:33 PM

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.... 5/28/2015 7:52 PM

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

Judge: No juror misconduct in Ga. peanut trial convictions
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- A federal judge Thursday refused to throw out criminal convictions in a salmonella outbreak traced to a Georgia peanut plant after the court investigated defense attorneys' claims of jury misconduct.... 5/29/2015 12:00 AM

Heavy rain eases Texas drought, but high water could linger
HOUSTON (AP) -- This week's record rainfall in Texas eased the state's drought and swelled rivers and lakes to the point that they may not return to normal levels until July, scientists said Thursday.... 5/29/2015 12:26 AM

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