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CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrived at a Minnesota prison on Wednesday to serve his 15-month sentence in a hush-money case involving revelations that the Illinois Republican sexually abused at least four boys when he coached wrestling at an Illinois...
MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says searchers have spotted a "debris field" of items belonging to a family last seen in a 29-foot sailboat off Florida's southwest coast. Capt. Gregory Case said Wednesday that items floating in the Gulf of Mexico include a tarp, water jugs,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic and Republican views of the opposing political party have sunk to such lows that many say their rivals make them feel afraid, a major public opinion poll released Wednesday found. Though party-line division is nearly as old as the republic and polls...
NEW YORK (AP) — Two men and a woman from Pennsylvania stopped while driving with a cache of weapons and apparently on their way to try to help a teenage girl involved with drugs in New York are set to make their initial court appearances Wednesday afternoon. John Cramsey, 50, of...
CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion, according to a federal report that shows how common the addictive drugs are in many older Americans' medicine cabinets. With...
FLINT, Michigan (AP) — Michigan's attorney general filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against two water engineering companies, saying they caused and exacerbated Flint's lead-tainted water crisis and demanding hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. Attorney General Bill...
WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — Taylor Swift has a home in this seaside community. But even one of the world's most famous women wouldn't be able to join the Westerly Yacht Club, which bestows full membership only on men. A vote to change the policy at the nearly century-old club in the...
CHICAGO (AP) — Powerful storms could bring hurricane-force winds, tornadoes and baseball-sized hail to parts of the Midwest on Wednesday, including the Chicago area. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says areas around Chicago could see "explosive" storm...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will sign into law the first overhaul of toxic chemical rules in 40 years while hailing a rare moment of cooperation between Republicans and Democrats. Lawmakers from both parties planned to join Obama on Wednesday for the ceremony, along...