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Latest on Dennis Hastert: Ex-House speaker resigns from firm

May 29, 2015

7:50 p.m. (CDT)

A spokesman for the lobbying and law firm where Hastert worked in Washington, D.C., says the former House speaker has resigned. more »»

Man shoots, kills self after long California police standoff

May 29, 2015

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Police say a gunman who engaged police in an hours-long standoff in a suburban San Diego apartment has killed himself.

Chula Vista police Cap. more »»

Latest on flooding: 2 dead, 5 missing in Blanco County

May 29, 2015

7 p.m. (CDT)

Two more bodies have been recovered from flooded Central Texas streams, and authorities have added five more people to the list of the missing. more »»

Jurors hear from Holmes on video that he regretted attack

May 29, 2015

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial heard for the first time in the gunman's own words that he regretted the attack and sometimes cried about it at night. more »»

Heavy rain eases Texas drought, but high water could linger

May 28, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) — This week's record rainfall in Texas eased the state's drought and swelled rivers and lakes to the point that they may not return to normal levels until July, scientists said... more »»

Latest on flooding: Rising water cuts off Texas subdivisions

May 28, 2015

6 p.m. (CDT)

Floodwaters have cut off road access to four subdivisions along a Houston-area river.

Jeff Lindner is the meteorologist for the Harris County Flood Control District. more »»

Latest on flooding: River may isolate neighborhoods

May 28, 2015

5:15 p.m. (CDT)

A portion of the San Jacinto River in Houston has been overflowing onto roadways affecting four subdivisions, limiting the ability of some residents to leave or return home. more »»

Down to the finish: 10 make finals in National Spelling Bee

May 28, 2015

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Dev Jaiswal's journey to the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals shows just how competitive spelling has become. more »»

Latest on flooding: Brazos River recedes ... for now

May 28, 2015

4:50 p.m. (CDT)

Authorities say the flooded Brazos River has crested at an evacuated North Texas subdivision and the floodwaters have begun to recede ... for now. more »»

Chicago police asked to keep racially charged photo sealed

May 28, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police asked a judge to seal a photograph of two white officers holding rifles over a black man wearing deer antlers in an effort to protect the unidentified black man's... more »»

Man suing his ex for half of $1M prize gets a win in court

May 28, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is still trying to get half of his ex-girlfriend's $1 million lottery prize, eight years after he says she took the winning ticket and left him. more »»

Hartford mayor calls strategy meeting in wake of shootings

May 28, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford is dealing with a spike in violence that has included five homicides in two weeks and the brazen drive-by shooting of a city minister outside his church. more »»

Pope joining gallery of murals on Philadelphia buildings

May 28, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia boasts a large and colorful cast of characters painted on buildings across the city — and now Pope Francis will join the crowd. more »»

Iconic Martha's Vineyard lighthouse begins move inland

May 28, 2015

AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) — A Martha's Vineyard lighthouse that is among the most endangered historic landmarks in the U.S. began its gradual march back from a rapidly eroding cliffside on Thursday. more »»

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