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CHICAGO (AP) — A man who alleges he was sexually abused by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and later promised $3.5 million to stay quiet filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit on Monday, saying he's owed more than half of the money Hastert promised. The person, identified...
CHICAGO (AP) — A man who alleges he was sexually abused by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert decades ago and was later promised $3.5 million to stay quiet has filed a federal lawsuit saying he's only been paid about half the money. The person known as "Individual A" in...
HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — School officials in Illinois are worried that lawmakers' nearly yearlong fight over a state budget could spill into summer and force some districts to close their doors in the fall. If it happens, it would be the most traumatic consequence of the impasse...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The city has reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center. An order filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland on...
DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) — On the site of a long-idle dairy farm, leaders of a local mosque hope to build a final resting place for about 500 Muslim families — to the dismay of many residents of this quaint town in central Massachusetts. In arguments cemetery developers and activists...
NEW YORK (AP) — Newspaper publisher Gannett said Monday that it wants to buy rival Tribune Publishing for more than $388 million, in a deal that would give the owner of USA Today control of the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers. But Gannett said...
HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday announced the deployment of up to 250 U.S. military personnel to Syria, mostly special operations forces, to assist local troops trying to dislodge Islamic State extremists. He called the move essential keeping up...
HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday announced the deployment to Syria of an additional 250 U.S. special operations forces to assist local troops who are trying to dislodge Islamic State extremists, significantly broadening the American presence in the war-...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch is urging governors to make it easier for prisoners to obtain state-issued identification upon their release. The request is part of a broader plan being announced Monday to help smooth the path for state and federal prisoners who...