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CHICAGO (AP) — Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in prison in a hush-money case that revealed accusations he sexually abused teenagers...
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — An Apple employee that the company described as "young and talented" was found dead in a conference room inside the company's headquarters in Cupertino on Wednesday, authorities said. Sgt. Andrea Urena of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office said the...
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Georgia death row inmate (all times local): 10:00 p.m. Georgia has executed a man convicted in the April 1998 killings of a trucking company owner and his two children during a home burglary. Daniel Anthony Lucas was...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz's former campaign co-chairman in Virginia has traveled to Syria and promised support for the government of President Bashar Assad, who U.S. officials have repeatedly said has lost the legitimacy to rule the war-torn country. Virginia state Sen...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of three people in a Mississippi county Wednesday, and authorities said the suspect is a onetime jailhouse informant whose testimony helped convict another man of four 1996 killings. Odell Hallmon...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Some activists have a vision for Alaska's upstart marijuana industry that could have Anchorage looking more like Amsterdam in the years ahead. Just like the city in Holland where pot can be legally purchased and smoked in shops, tourists arriving in...
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an Apple employee found dead in a conference room at the company headquarters in Cupertino, California (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Authorities say a man found dead in a conference room inside Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California,...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The family of a mentally ill black man who was fatally shot in a 2014 confrontation with a white police officer in a downtown Milwaukee park filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city, Police Department and former officer Christopher Manney. The federal civil...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Angel Acevedo looked down at the Congressional Gold Medal in his hands as his eyes welled with tears during a ceremony held Wednesday to honor Puerto Ricans like him who faced discrimination and waited decades to be recognized for fighting several...