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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

Volunteers search for missing after Central Texas flood
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) -- A handful of volunteers trudged along the muddy and brush-filled banks of the Blanco River in Central Texas, searching for a group of people still missing days after the vacation house where they were staying was swept away in a massive flood.... 5/30/2015 11:28 AM

Nevada man not guilty in killing of unarmed trespasser
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Accused of murder for confronting two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire, Wayne Burgarello walked out of a Nevada courthouse a free man after the jury found him not guilty of all charges in the latest of a series of cases nationally testing the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws.... 5/30/2015 7:08 AM

Coast Guard: There were boots on the ground after oil spill
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The leader overseeing a massive oil cleanup along the California coast defended the initial response, saying there were boots on the ground after the spill that stained popular beaches.... 5/30/2015 7:05 AM

Jury convicts TV actor Diamond of misdemeanors in stabbing
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge.... 5/30/2015 7:00 AM

Protesters gather at Phoenix mosque under close police watch
PHOENIX (AP) -- About 500 protesters gathered outside a Phoenix mosque on Friday as police kept two groups sparring about Islam on separate sides of the street.... 5/30/2015 10:06 AM

B.B. King funeral to take place Saturday in Mississippi
INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) -- Blues pioneer B.B. King is being remembered in the Mississippi Delta as a man whose talent was equaled by his generous spirit.... 5/30/2015 6:17 AM

This has been a month of extreme weather around the world
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even for a world getting used to wild weather, May seems stuck on strange.... 5/29/2015 9:39 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



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