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CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's brief appearance in federal court Tuesday did little to answer a long list of legal questions about the case against him, and even created some new ones. The 73-year-old was in court in Chicago for the first time since a...
DENVER (AP) — Despite a wet spring over much of the nation, the Obama administration is warning of potentially catastrophic wildfires this summer, especially in the Southwest and Northwest. The Agriculture and Interior departments said Tuesday their firefighting costs are...
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Police investigated more than 40 people of interest before their nine-year search for the man who brutally attacked a woman in 2005 led them to Jesse Matthew, a detective testified Tuesday. Matthew, 33, of Charlottesville, is on trial in Fairfax for attempted...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The fate of a Missouri man who killed his girlfriend and her young daughter during an argument more than 14 years ago was in the hands Tuesday of the U.S. Supreme Court and the governor. Richard Strong is scheduled to die Tuesday evening, but his attorney has...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City could become the first city in the U.S. to require a warning label on high-sodium menu items at chain restaurants, health officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The city's Health Department will propose Wednesday that all chain restaurants...
JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. officials say the Obama administration is nearing a decision on how to improve and accelerate the training of Iraqi security forces in light of recent setbacks against the Islamic State, including the possibility of putting new training camps in Anbar...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City could become the first city in the U.S. to require a warning label on high-sodium menu items at chain restaurants, health officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The city's Health Department will propose Wednesday that all chain restaurants...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld key parts of Texas's strict anti-abortion law on Tuesday, a decision that could leave as few as seven abortion clinics in the nation's second largest state. The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals comes in a...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a $687 million emergency drought-relief package last year, but about half of the money has yet to be awarded or spent. Highlights of where the money was supposed to go and how much has been spent as of June 1: ___...