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File photo of House Speaker Dennis Hastert speaking during a news conference in Batavia IllinoisHastert, 73, is accused of illegally transferring funds to avoid detection by the IRS.


2015-05-28 16:49:29 -0600

Vanya Shivashankar, 13, left, of Olathe, Kan., left, and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, of St. Louis, hold up the trophy as co-champions after winning the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)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.


2015-05-28 21:13:17 -0600

Jurors hear from Holmes on video that he regretted attackCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The man who killed 12 moviegoers and wounded scores of others in a suburban Denver theater was mentally ill but legally sane, a court-appointed psychiatrist testified Thursday.


2015-05-28 21:28:05 -0600