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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 6:31 PM

Indictment gives few hints about former speaker's actions
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 7:23 PM

Latest on Dennis Hastert: Statue to honor ex-speaker on hold
12:20 p.m. (CDT)... 5/29/2015 5:27 PM

Feds: No evidence that black man's hanging was homicide
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Investigators have found no evidence that the hanging death of a black man in Mississippi was a homicide, and the civil rights probe into the death has been closed, the Justice Department said Friday.... 5/29/2015 6:57 PM

Silk Road founder gets life for creating online drug site
NEW YORK (AP) -- A San Francisco man who created the online drug-selling site Silk Road has been sentenced to life in prison.... 5/29/2015 8:04 PM

Father: Woman shot by sheriff told police it was an accident
ATLANTA (AP) -- The woman who was shot and critically wounded by a Georgia sheriff told a detective the shooting was an accident that happened while they were practicing self-defense tactics in an empty model home, her father said Friday.... 5/29/2015 7:38 PM

Another round of rain brings more serious flooding in Texas
HOUSTON (AP) -- Floodwaters submerged highways and threatened homes Friday in Texas as another round of heavy rain added to the damage inflicted by storms that have killed at least 22 people and left 13 missing.... 5/29/2015 6:17 PM

Latest on flooding: Body of missing Texas fisherman found
3:20 p.m. (CDT)... 5/29/2015 8:20 PM

Holmes: Mind 'was kind of falling apart' before shooting
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- James Holmes said his "mind was kind of falling apart" and he began to have homicidal thoughts months before he killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a Colorado movie theater, according to a video excerpt presented Friday at his murder trial.... 5/29/2015 7:50 PM

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