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File photo of House Speaker Dennis Hastert speaking during a news conference in Batavia IllinoisHastert, 73, is accused of illegally transferring funds to avoid detection by the IRS.


2015-05-28 16:49:29 -0600

FIFA President Blatter arrives for opening ceremony of 65th FIFA Congress in ZurichBy Mike Collett and Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - World soccer boss Sepp Blatter was expected to be re-elected on Friday, defying growing calls for him to step down in the face of corruption scandals engulfing the sport's governing body. Addressing FIFA delegates at the body's annual Congress in Switzerland, where members will later vote to decide the organization's presidency, Blatter promised more transparency and urged members to remain unified. Blatter also sought to distance himself from the scandal, the biggest crisis FIFA has faced in its 111-year history.


2015-05-29 04:10:45 -0600

Dev Jaiswal, 13, of Jackson, Miss. reacts as he correctly spelled "bouclé" during the semifinals of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.


2015-05-28 21:51:13 -0600