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  1. Bachelor Party Almost Ends in Tragedy During Texas FloodsFri, 29 May 2015 11:49:18 GMT
    18 men on houseboat were set adrift on Lake Travis after storms severed mooring. Rescue crews from 5 departments ferried them to safety by boat. More...
  2. Hastert Indictment Taints 'Clean as a Whistle' ReputationFri, 29 May 2015 11:39:26 GMT
    Hastert rose from a high school and teacher in Illinois to become the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House. More...
  3. Major Flash Flooding Hits Texas, Scores RescuedFri, 29 May 2015 11:36:50 GMT
    Scores of people were rescued from flash flooding in Texas early Friday, as emergency responders struggled to cope with the wettest May on record. More...
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  1. Ex-US Speaker Hastert indicted on bank-related chargesThu, 28 May 2015 23:02:26 GMT
    Federal prosecutors announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Thursday, accusing the 73-year-old Illinois Republican of withdrawing $952,000 in cash in a way that evaded the requirement that banks report cash transactions over $10,000. He's also accused of lying to the FBI. More...
  2. Ex-US Speaker Hastert indicted on bank-related chargesThu, 28 May 2015 23:02:25 GMT
    Fed... . FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek re-election for a 12th term in Yorkville, Ill. More...
  3. Poor could receive subsidies for Internet access under FCC proposalThu, 28 May 2015 20:59:17 GMT
    The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access. The FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, has emphasized that Internet access is a critical component of modern life, key education, communication and finding a keeping a job. More...
  4. Congress flocks to Taylor Swift concertThu, 28 May 2015 20:59:16 GMT
    There's plenty of bad blood between Republicans and Democrats in Congress, but on July 13, one woman will bring them together: Taylor Swift. A whopping 19 congressional lawmakers and political action committees are reserving private boxes to host fundraisers at Swift's concert at Nationals Park this summer, according to Coalescent, a fundraising firm. More...
  5. Washington Post hits back against Iran court claimsThu, 28 May 2015 19:58:16 GMT
    In this photo April 11, 2013 file photo, Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post, smiles as he attends a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani, in Tehran, Iran. The closed trial of Rezaian detained in Iran for more than 10 months has begun in a court used to hear security cases. More...
  6. Appeals court: Apple must submit to imposition of monitorThu, 28 May 2015 15:54:03 GMT
    A federal appeals panel has refused to disqualify a court-appointed monitor after a judge found Apple colluded with book publishers in 2010 to raise electronic book prices. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled against Apple Inc. Thursday. More...
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  1. FAA says green laser pointed at four planes over Long IslandFri, 29 May 2015 10:58:53 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration and New York State Park Police are searching for whomever pointed a laser at four planes flying over Long Island Thursday night. More...
  2. With the flip of a switch, new lab can create hurricane conditions on demand for researchersFri, 29 May 2015 10:23:09 GMT
    Researchers at the University of Miami have a new lab where they can whip up hurricane conditions at any time. More...
  3. Observatory at One World Trade Center opens to public; view of the city from above 1,250 feetFri, 29 May 2015 10:21:57 GMT
    There's a new bird's eye view of New York City. More...
  4. Local Washington reporter dies in apparent random shootingFri, 29 May 2015 10:00:45 GMT
    A local Washington D.C. reporter died Wednesday night in an apparent random shooting as she was coming home from covering a local meeting. More...
  5. Moderate quake shakes N. California region, but no reports of any problemsFri, 29 May 2015 09:36:14 GMT
    A moderate earthquake struck in Northern California but authorities say there are no reports of any problems. More...
  6. Former NFL star Darren Sharper set for change-of-plea hearing on sexual assault chargesFri, 29 May 2015 09:19:16 GMT
    Former NFL star Darren Sharper is moving closer to resolving charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women in four states. More...
  7. Strong earthquake strikes off Alaska coast; no tsunami threat or report of damageFri, 29 May 2015 08:48:24 GMT
    A strong earthquake has struck in a remote region off the coast of Alaska and officials say there is no tsunami threat or immediate report of damage. More...
  8. 'Every year, they get better': Toughest words can't stump National Spelling Bee co-champsFri, 29 May 2015 08:29:08 GMT
    For the second straight year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended with co-champions each holding onto one side of the golden trophy while they were showered with confetti. More...
  9. Psychiatrist who examined James Holmes: Colorado theater shooter knew what he was doingFri, 29 May 2015 08:16:32 GMT
    James Holmes was mentally ill but legally sane when he opened fire in a suburban Denver movie theater, killing 12 people and wounding scores of others, a court-appointed psychiatrist has testified. More...
  10. Woman stabbed with fork for 'taking the last rib,' police sayFri, 29 May 2015 07:57:24 GMT
    An Indiana woman was arrested Sunday night after stabbing another woman in the eye with a fork in a fight over the last rib at a barbecue. More...