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CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (all times local): 12 p.m. Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has become one of the highest-ranking politicians in American history to be sentenced to prison. Hastert pleaded guilty...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not a promising picture for the nation's high school seniors — they are slipping in math, not making strides in reading and only about one-third are prepared for the academic challenges of entry-level college courses. Scores released Wednesday from the so-...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says it won't publicly disclose the method that allowed it to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers. In a statement Wednesday, FBI official Amy Hess said the FBI does not "have enough technical information" about the...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Real estate heir Robert Durst will serve 7 years, 1 month in prison on a weapons charge — more than 4 ½ times the maximum under federal guidelines. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt sentenced Durst, 72, on Wednesday in New Orleans, approving a sentence that...
BY NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, HILLEL ITALIE AND JEFF BAENEN CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) -- Pop superstar Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home...
Alarum. The President is coming. Barack Obama’s impending arrival in Austin Texas is shutting down at least 17 schools. Businesses plan to shutter at noon. Local media advise local citizens to get out of their own town, or at least avoid the city center from 1 pm to at least 9...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Donald Trump's easy victories in Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii left his rivals with shrinking opportunities to slow his momentum in the Republican primaries and little indication that a flurry of intense efforts to undermine his credibility are pushing...
Iraqi officials say at least 47 people have been killed and 65 wounded in a suicide truck bombing south of Baghdad. The bomber rammed a fuel truck packed with explosives into a crowded checkpoint. A police officer says that 39 civilians were killed in today's attack in the city...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- In an extraordinary display of Republican division, the Republican Party's 2012 presidential ticket took on its 2016 front-runner on Thursday as Mitt Romney joined the escalating charge to stop Donald Trump. Romney, the GOP's presidential nominee four...