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In this June 9, 2015, file photo, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges in his hush-money case. (Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press)

Dennis Hastert accused of sexual abuse by at least 4, sources say

For months, federal authorities have hinted at the motive behind the hush-money payments former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has admitted to making: the sexual abuse of a teenage boy when Hastert was still a suburban high school teacher and wrestling coach. But now, a Tribune investigation has uncovered new details of the case – at least four people have made what law enforcement sources say are credible allegations of sexual abuse against Hastert.

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In this April 5 photo provided by Landon Cates, volunteer firefighters from the Dewey County Task Force work a blaze southwest from Freedom, Okla. (Landon Cates / Associated Press)

Firefighters hope to contain Oklahoma blaze as winds subside

WOODWARD, Okla. – Firefighters continue to battle a large wildfire that has burned nearly 90 square miles of mostly rangeland in northwestern Oklahoma. Oklahoma Forestry Services spokeswoman Hannah Anderson says conditions are more favorable Thursday for firefighters to contain the ...

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FAA writing rules for commercial drone flights over people

WASHINGTON – Federal aviation officials said Wednesday they will work quickly on regulations that would permit small, commercial drones to fly over people and crowds. The Federal Aviation Administration currently prohibits most commercial use of drones over people. Recommendations from ...

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U.S. becoming top haven for tax cheats

WASHINGTON – The U.S. lambastes and strong-arms countries that help drug lords and millionaire investors hide their money from tax collectors. Critics say it should look closer to home. America itself is emerging as a top tax haven alongside the likes of Switzerland, the Cayman Islands and Panama, those seeking reform of the international tax system say. And states such as Delaware, Nevada, South Dakota and Wyoming, in particular, are competing with each other to provide foreigners with the secrecy they crave.

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally in Laramie, Wyo., on Tuesday. (Brennan Linsley / Associated Press)

Election analysis: Sanders and Cruz claim Wisconsin victories, ignore daunting delegate math

Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders reveled Tuesday in hard-fought victories in the Wisconsin primary, but both men confront an implacable challenge ahead: math. What Cruz and Sanders are attempting is exceedingly difficult this far into in a presidential contest – translating momentum from individual contests into race-altering movement among delegates.

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Weekend Wild Card — 7.30-31.16

I scratched another back yard honey-do off my list this weekend already by finishing another one of those projects that had been on the waiting list for years. It involved ...

West Nile Virus found in Lake Roosevelt mosquitoes

UPDATE 4:45 p.m. Quote from Dan Foster, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area superintendent: "We are working with the Washington Department of Health, our region, and national staff to understand the ...

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