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AP source: Hastert paid to conceal claims of sexual abuse
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 Friday.... 5/30/2015 12:33 AM

Latest on Hastert: Boehner 'shocked' by reports
6:15 p.m. (CDT)... 5/29/2015 11:18 PM

Texas poised to allow open carry of handguns
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who immediately promised to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era.... 5/30/2015 12:46 AM

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.... 5/30/2015 2:06 AM

Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough review.... 5/30/2015 1:10 AM

AP PHOTOS: Aerial views of Texas floodwaters
The record rains that have submerged highways, flooded homes and led to several deaths in Texas show little signs of diminishing.... 5/29/2015 11:39 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.... 5/30/2015 12:43 AM

EPA says first day of oil spill spent 'planning'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- On the afternoon of the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years, graduate student Natalie Phares quickly organized a volunteer bucket brigade to clean a beach north of Santa Barbara.... 5/30/2015 1:34 AM

California beaches reopen after goo cleanup
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Seven miles of Southern California beach shut down for three days by an invasion of oily goo were reopened Friday evening after health officials declared the sand and water safe following a cleanup.... 5/30/2015 2:50 AM

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