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Hastert awaits sentence in hush-money case

Posted 4/27/2016 in National

Dennis Hastert will step before a federal judge Wednesday to learn his sentence in a hush-money case centered on accusations that the former U.S. House speaker sexually abused at least four students decades ago when he coached wrestling at an Illinois high school.



Prosecutor: Paris attacks suspect moved to France

Posted 4/27/2016 in National

The French prosecutor's office said that key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was transferred to France Wednesday morning and was to go before investigating judges for eventual charges.



APNewsBreak: Church shooting suspect's friend to plead

Posted 4/26/2016 in National

A friend of the white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners in Charleston last year is set to plead guilty to two federal charges, according to an agreement signed by federal prosecutors and filed online Monday.



Feds issue new standards for Medicaid insurance plans

Posted 4/26/2016 in National

The Obama administration Monday set new standards for Medicaid private insurance plans, which in recent years have become the main source of coverage for low-income people.



What's the deal? Voters cheer, jeer, shrug off GOP pact

Posted 4/26/2016 in National

Kathy Hiel said she hadn't made up her mind to vote for Donald Trump -- until the billionaire businessman's two Republican White House rivals formed an extraordinary political non-aggression pact to stop him.



Bernie Sanders looks to press on to the convention

Posted 4/26/2016 in National

Bernie Sanders' campaign chief is vowing his candidate will stay in the Democratic race until the summer convention, even as Hillary Clinton looks to lock down her commanding position for the party's nomination with a strong performance in a five-state round of contests Tuesday.



Ukraine marks 30 years since 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Posted 4/26/2016 in National

With flowers, candles and tears, Ukraine on Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, the world's worst nuclear disaster.



In Trump, Alabama Sen. Sessions finds political kindred spirit

Posted 4/25/2016 in National

Donald Trump and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions would seem to have little in common.



Muslims for Trump, though few, see past rhetoric, bluster

Posted 4/25/2016 in National

As a Donald Trump supporter, Nedal Tamer feels he's in the minority among Muslim-Americans, comfortable with his choice yet somewhat confounded that he doesn't have more company.



White House poised to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry

Posted 4/25/2016 in National

The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers.



How early is too early for word that tornadoes may come?

Posted 4/23/2016 in National

Meteorologists are finding something much tougher to forecast than a stormy atmosphere: the human mind.



Obama says North Carolina law should be overturned

Posted 4/23/2016 in National

President Barack Obama called Friday for the overturning of a North Carolina law that requires transgender people to use public bathrooms conforming to the sex on their birth certificates and restricts protections for LGBT people.



Trump's cries of 'rigged' system shift blame for his losses

Posted 4/23/2016 in National

Donald Trump keeps hammering away at Republican insiders even as campaign aides are gingerly courting those same officials.



Probe of Prince's sudden death to 'leave no stone unturned'

Posted 4/23/2016 in National

Prince talked dirty in song but had a reputation for clean living. He also had an ability to put on shows that were electrifying in their athleticism.



Pop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home at 57

Posted 4/22/2016 in National

Prince, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times with hits including "Little Red Corvette," "Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57.



Prince, Haggard, Bowie, White, Frey: Lousy year for music

Posted 4/22/2016 in National

It's only April and already 2016 is a terrible year for music.



Tubman replacing Jackson on the $20 a deeply symbolic move

Posted 4/22/2016 in National

Growing up in Oklahoma, Becky Hobbs noticed some of her Cherokee elders wouldn't even touch a $20 bill because they so despised Andrew Jackson. To this day, the 66-year-old songwriter pokes him in the face whenever she gets one.



Firms that paid for Clinton speeches have US gov't interests

Posted 4/22/2016 in National

It's not just Wall Street banks. Most companies and groups that paid Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to speak between 2013 and 2015 have lobbied federal agencies in recent years, and more than one-third are government contractors, an Associated Press review found.



Oprah rejoices as Harriet Tubman selected

Posted 4/22/2016 in National

"I love it," Oprah Winfrey shouted, pumping her fist in the air.



Trump's Twitter provokes huge following, trouble

Posted 4/22/2016 in National

Donald Trump says there's genius in his tweets, but his wife wishes he would stop.



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