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In this June 22, 2016, file photo, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, right, reports to the Federal Medical Center in Rochester, Minn., to begin serving a sentence in a hush money case. Federal Bureau of Prisons records on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, show that Hastert has been released from the Minnesota federal prison and transferred to a Chicago re-entry facility. Records list his release date as Aug. 16.  Andrew Link/The Rochester Post-Bulletin via AP, File
CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was released from prison in Minnesota and transferred to a Chicago re-entry facility, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison in April 2016 in a banking violations case that revealed...
BOSTON (AP) — Federal fishing regulators are shutting down the summer flounder fishery in Massachusetts for the year because fishermen are nearing the end of their quota. Summer flounder are the subject of a major commercial fishery on the East Coast, with fishermen bringing more than 10 million...
MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — Police say an officer using a stun gun to restrain a naked man accidentally set the man’s chest hair and beard on fire. Officers found the 32-year-old naked man standing in the street in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, on Sunday evening. They say the man yelled that he wanted to...
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is asking boaters off the southern New England coast to slow down because of the presence of rare whales. The federal agency says endangered right whales were spotted in the area July 16. The agency is extending a...
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Five women targeted in the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts are being remembered on the 325th anniversary of their hangings. Salem and Danvers are holding ceremonies Wednesday. Salem is scheduled to hold a ceremony at Proctor’s Ledge where Sarah Good, Elizabeth Howe,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has begun selling ready-to-cook meal packages for busy households in a bid to expand its groceries business. Amazon-branded meal kits come with raw ingredients needed to prepare such meals as chicken tikka masala and falafel patties. They can help households save time; a...
GREENVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A resident director who lives in a dorm at a college in southern Illinois has taught his dog to bark in a whisper. Brian Gertler lives in an apartment with his wife and 1-year-old dog Dudley inside a freshman dorm at Greenville University, about 50 miles (80 kilometers)...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said its Bixby voice assistant for smartphones will start speaking English but only in two countries: South Korea and the U.S. The South Korean tech giant said starting Wednesday, users of the Galaxy S8 smartphones can speak in American English to...
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai army general was one of the most prominent figures found guilty Wednesday in a major human trafficking trial that included more than 103 defendants accused of involvement in a modern-day slavery trade. Lt. Gen. Manas Kongpaen was convicted of several offenses involving...
PARIS (AP) — France’s military chief has quit in a dispute with President Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts, a new challenge to Macron’s administration and his economic reforms. The office of Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of staff of the armed forces, said he submitted his resignation to Macron...

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