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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 road trips to broaden the students' experiences.... 5/30/2015 8:49 PM

AP source: Hastert paid to keep old sex abuse claims secret
CHICAGO (AP) -- Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said.... 5/30/2015 6:14 AM

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

Funeral for B.B. King held in Mississippi Delta hometown
INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) -- Hundreds of people filled a church in the Mississippi Delta for the funeral Saturday of B.B. King, who rose from sharecropper in the area's flat cotton fields to worldwide fame as a blues singer and guitarist who influenced generations of entertainers.... 5/30/2015 8:36 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

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 6:04 PM

Spike in water toxins blamed for hundreds of turtle deaths
JAMESPORT, N.Y. (AP) -- Hundreds of small turtles have washed up dead on the eastern end of Long Island in the last month, a die-off scientists blame on waterborne toxins that have reached unprecedented levels for reasons that aren't entirely clear.... 5/30/2015 8:33 PM



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