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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

For failed Atlantic City loan program, big promises fizzled
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- When Jim Thigpen first met with an investor in early 2012 to discuss selling control of the Tennessee financial firm he had run for more than 20 years, he said W. Wesley Drummon boasted of a business plan that involved $2 billion from the Bank of China. Nothing was said about running a loan program for Atlantic City.... 5/29/2015 6:14 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 handed down Thursday, Hastert was remarkable for being a little-known state lawmaker from suburban Chicago who eventually rose to the third-highest office in the land.... 5/29/2015 6:23 AM

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

Latest on flooding: Body pulled from Houston Ship Channel
10:45 p.m. (CDT)... 5/29/2015 6:39 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 one side of the golden trophy while being showered with confetti.... 5/29/2015 8:25 AM

Washington farmers are dumping unprofitable apples
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A record crop of apples, coupled with the West Coast port slowdown earlier this year, is taking a toll on Washington apple growers.... 5/29/2015 6:22 AM

Psychiatrist: Colorado shooter knew what he was doing
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- James Holmes was mentally ill but legally sane when he opened fire in a suburban Denver movie theater, killing 12 people and wounding scores of others, a court-appointed psychiatrist has testified.... 5/29/2015 8:16 AM

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