CHICAGO — 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…
By Michael Tarm, Associated Press
CHICAGO — 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.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, former Illinois Rep. Dennis Hastert was charged with evading currency rules and lying to the FBI. He allegedly withdrew nearly a million dollars in cash in a way that the bank wouldn't have to report…
It was less than a week after the end of the Civil War that John Wilkes Booth took the shot that would change America forever. One hundred and fifty years later, America celebrates the life of President Abraham Lincoln.
In our news wrap Friday, President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro planned a historic encounter at the Summit of the Americas. Leaders of the two countries have not held any substantive, face-to-face discussions in decades. Also, federal authorities charged…
By Associated Press
CHICAGO -- Rahm Emanuel won re-election Tuesday as voters in Chicago's first mayoral runoff decided that, despite his brusque management style, the former White House chief of staff was best equipped to deal with the many dire challenges facing the…
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Ten states will test new ways to get food stamp recipients back to work, using Agriculture Department grants aimed at helping some of the 46 million Americans who receive benefits move off the rolls.
By Jack Gillum, Stephen Braun, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is investigating the congressional expenses and business dealings of Rep. Aaron Schock, and FBI agents have begun issuing subpoenas to potential witnesses, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Friday.
By Kerry Lester, Associated Press
The son of former White House cabinet member Ray LaHood emerged as the leading contender Wednesday to replace U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, as two other potential candidates abandoned thoughts of seeking the seat that is coming open after a spending…
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