Prosecutors detail sex-abuse allegations against Hastert

CHICAGO (AP) — Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to a person the former House speaker sexually abused when the victim was a 14-year-old wrestler on a team coached by Hastert, prosecutors said in a court filing that details allegations by five former students.

  • Written by MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press SARA BURNETT, Associated Press

Homeless teen faces murder charge in Texas student's killing

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A homeless 17-year-old has been arrested and will be charged with murder in the death of a University of Texas dance major in the heart of the bustling campus, police say.

  • Written by WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

Van Zandt: Show nixed because N Carolina law is 'evil virus'

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band canceled their North Carolina concert because of the state's new law blocking anti-discrimination rules for the LGBT community, said guitarist Steven Van Zandt, calling it the kind of legislation that's like an "evil virus" spreading around the U.S.

  • Written by JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press

Capture of man heightens scrutiny of psychiatric hospital

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The capture of a man found hiding under debris in the woods after he escaped from a psychiatric hospital where he was held because he was found too mentally ill to face murder charges comes amid heightened scrutiny of the facility.

  • Written by MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press