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AP source: Hastert paid to conceal claims of sexual abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said Friday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 May 2015

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Jury convicts TV actor Diamond of misdemeanors in stabbing

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge.

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Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw him and told him what he was doing was bad."

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 May 2015

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Heat wave eases in India after killing nearly 2,000 people

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Showers and thunderstorms in parts of southern India on Saturday helped eased a weekslong summer heat wave that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 May 2015

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FCC head unveils proposal to narrow 'digital divide'

NEW YORK (AP) — 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.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2015

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National Spelling Bee ends in tie for 2nd year in a row

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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Washington farmers are dumping unprofitable apples

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A record crop of apples, coupled with the West Coast port slowdown earlier this year, is taking a toll on Washington apple growers.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2015

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New lab can create hurricane conditions on demand

MIAMI (AP) — Researchers trying to figure out what makes some hurricanes strengthen into catastrophic monsters have a new lab that allows them to generate tropical storm conditions with the flip of a switch.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2015

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