CHICAGO (AP) — A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Illinois Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime high school teacher silent about "prior misconduct." But it offers few hints about a central question: What was the alleged wrongdoing?
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal grand jury has accused former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican. Before the indictment was handed down Thursday, Hastert was remarkable for being a little-known state lawmaker from suburban Chicago who rose to the third-highest office in the land.
CHICAGO (AP) — He infuriated Republican leaders by almost single-handedly delaying the extension of the anti-terrorism Patriot Act. Now, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is fighting to transform his recent Capitol Hill victory into momentum with presidential primary voters.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Two large artillery vehicles were detected on one of the artificial islands that China is creating in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said Friday, underscoring ongoing concerns that Beijing may try to use the land reclamation projects for military purposes.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will end weeks of smaller campaign events with a splashy rally designed to kick off a run for the White House that aides expect to cost over $1 billion, senior Clinton advisers said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is proposing to reduce the amount of ethanol blended in the nation's gasoline, a blow to renewable fuel companies that have pushed to keep high volumes of their product flowing into drivers' gas tanks.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourists and shoppers idled outside the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on Thursday, while the setting of the reality show "Pawn Stars" hosted an even odder spectacle: the 2016 Republican presidential campaign.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican eyeing a presidential run in 2016, says President Barack Obama's plan to reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants is "unworkable."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon leaders are trying to "fine tune" U.S. strategy for ousting the Islamic State group from Iraq, focusing on faster and better training and arming of Sunni tribes whose combat role is central to reversing the extremists' advances, senior U.S. officials said Thursday.