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DALLAS - Floodwaters submerged highways and flooded homes Friday in Texas as another round of heavy rain added to the damage inflicted by storms that have killed at least 23 people in the United States and left 13 missing.
YORKVILLE, Ill. - The indictment of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was triggered by his alleged effort to hide payments of hush money to a male student he allegedly sexually molested decades ago, a federal law enforcement official said Friday.
BOSTON (AP) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday advised young women to fight for things they care about, but to do so in a way that inspires others to join their cause.
CALEDONIA, Mich. (AP) - Strong tree branches may have saved two men from injury or death after their helicopter crashed late Friday morning in western Michigan.
More than 200 protesters, some armed, berated Islam and its Prophet Mohammed outside an Arizona mosque on Friday.
TOKYO (AP) - A powerful earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening, but it occurred well beneath the earth's surface and did not trigger a tsunami warning. Several people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and there were no reports of deaths or major damage.
Sepp Blatter has said that the events in the run-up to his re-election as FIFA president "do not smell right."
US-USA-SECURITY-SURVEILLANCE:Rollback of U.S. spy powers would mark post-9/11 watershed
WASHINGTON (AP) - Even for a world getting used to wild weather, May seems stuck on strange.
The Vatican archbishop in charge of overseeing the World Meeting of Families, to be held in Philadelphia this year, is under investigation for possible embezzlement, according to several European news organizations.
WASHINGTON - Former President Bill Clinton is defending the work of his global foundation, telling donors that it remains a nonpartisan philanthropy and likening recent critiques of the charity to political attacks.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - A spokesman says Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari has publicly declared his assets - a far cry from his predecessor's adamant refusal to comply with a disclosure law.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The accused in the FIFA scandal are easy to spot: globe-trotting executives charged with diverting millions meant to build the game to their personal accounts. Those who feel victimized aren't as obvious: Youth players with hand-me-down equipment, semi-pro clubs that can't afford to travel and developmental leagues that can't pay referees.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Thousands donned white and took to the streets in cities across the country Saturday in the biggest show of frustration with Venezuela's socialist administration since a wave of bloody anti-government protests a year ago.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) - The governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands says he has renounced his state-funded residence on the island of St. Thomas out of economic concerns.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw him and told him what he was doing was bad."
NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (AP) - Northern Ireland's leader says he suffered a heart attack this week because he lives on junk food, gets too little sleep and no exercise.
PARIS (AP) - France's most powerful female politician laments persistent sexism in politics but says things have come a long way since she was "ridiculed" in Parliament in the 1980s.
PARIS (AP) - Climate change is a threat to international security, France's influential Environment Minister Segolene Royal warned Saturday - adopting an unusually hawkish stance as she heads to the U.S. to push for a global deal on reducing emissions at a landmark Paris conference this year.
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) - An official says Congo will next week allow the first foreign adoptions to be completed since a ban was implemented in late 2013.
MOSCOW (AP) - The European Union is protesting a Russian list banning entry for nearly 90 European politicians.
BRNO, Czech Republic (AP) - In a rare gesture of reconciliation, hundreds of Czechs have participated in a 20-mile walk to remember some 1,700 ethnic Germans who died 70 years ago during their expulsion from the Czech city of Brno.
MOSCOW (AP) - Police in the Russian capital have detained 15 people after a clash broke out between gay-rights advocates and opponents.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) - Showers and thunderstorms in parts of southern India on Saturday helped eased a weekslong summer heat wave that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives.
MADRID (AP) - Scuffles have broken out during a small demonstration against the radical leftist Podemos (We Can) party in Madrid six days after local elections boosted its power base in several of Spain's regions.
GENEVA (AP) - A month away from a nuclear deal deadline, U.S. and Iranian diplomats tried to narrow differences over how quickly to ease economic penalties against Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to international inspections. American officials described the session as "at times intense."