- Cuba removed from US terror list
HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blacklist, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.
- Hastert indictment offers few clues about alleged misconduct
CHICAGO (AP) — A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."
- Latest on Dennis Hastert: Statue to honor ex-speaker on hold
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- Feds: No evidence that black man's hanging was homicide
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Investigators have found no evidence that the hanging death of a black man in Mississippi was a homicide, and the civil rights probe into the death has been closed, the Justice Department said Friday.
- Father: Woman shot by sheriff told police it was an accident
ATLANTA (AP) — The father of a woman who was shot and critically wounded by a suburban-Atlanta sheriff says his daughter told police the shooting was an accident.
- Comer concedes governor's race, Bevin is Republican nominee
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — James Comer conceded the governor's race in Kentucky on Friday, ending a tumultuous Republican primary and handing the nomination to Louisville businessman Matt Bevin.
- Another round of rain brings more serious flooding in Texas
HOUSTON (AP) — Floodwaters submerged highways and threatened homes Friday in Texas as another round of heavy rain added to the damage inflicted by storms that have killed at least 22 people and left 13 missing.
- Latest on flooding: Weekend rain likely for soggy Texas
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- Anthrax shipments came from military site in Utah desert
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate stretch of the Utah desert that has been testing chemical weapons since it opened in 1942.
- Psychiatrist: Colorado shooter knew what he was doing
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes was mentally ill but legally sane when he opened fire in a crowded suburban Denver movie theater, killing 12 people and wounding scores of others, a court-appointed psychiatrist testified.