North Texas at greater risk for powerful tornadoes, hail

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Forecasters have moved North Texas squarely into the crosshairs of a large storm capable of producing "significant" tornadoes and grapefruit-sized hail Tuesday afternoon and evening, placing at least 10 million people at moderate risk.

  • Written by DANIEL C. HOUSTON, Associated Press

Details of sex abuse could mean prison time for Hastert

CHICAGO (AP) — When Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty last year to breaking banking laws, sentencing guidelines suggested that the former House speaker would probably serve no more than six months in prison for making illegal withdrawals in to conceal a dark secret from his past.

  • Written by MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press

2 baby bald eagles get new names _ Freedom and Liberty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two baby bald eagles at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington have been officially named "Freedom and "Liberty" following a "Name the Nestlings" social media campaign.


Storms could bring powerful tornadoes to Great Plains

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Forecasters are warning that severe storms could bring powerful, long-track tornadoes and grapefruit-sized hail to the Great Plains on Tuesday, prompting some schools in Oklahoma to preemptively cancel classes.

  • Written by DANIEL C. HOUSTON, Associated Press

Focus shifts to bullying after Wisconsin prom shooting

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday called for a discussion on how to deal with bullying in schools after friends of a gunman who wounded two people outside a high school prom said the 18-year-old had been bullied.

  • Written by GREG MOORE, Associated Press