FMR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE DENNIS HASTERT (R-IL) CHARGED WITH ILLEGALLY STRUCTURING CASH WITHDRAWALS AND LYING TO THE FBI *

FED AUTHORITIES ALLEGE 73-YR-OLD HASTERT STRUCTURED THE CASH WITHDRAWAL OF $953,000 IN INCREMENTS OF LESS THAN $10,000 IN ORDER TO EVADE THE FILING OF CURRENCY TRANSACTION REPORTS *

FBI SAYS HASTERT WITHDREW THE MONEY TO PAY SOMEONE HE COMMITTED "PRIOR MISCONDUCT AGAINST" *

INDICTMENT ALSO ALLEGES THE FMR SPEAKER LIED TO THE FBI ABOUT THE WITHDRAWALS, SAYING HE WAS KEEPING THE CASH *

TWO SEPARATE CAR BOMBS KILL AT LEAST 10 PEOPLE AT LUXURY HOTELS IN BAGHDAD *

BOMB IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE BABIL HOTEL KILLED SIX PEOPLE AND WOUNDED 14 OTHERS *

ABOUT ONE MINUTE LATER, A SECOND CAR BOMB EXPLODED OUTSIDE THE CRISTAL HOTEL, KILLING FOUR PEOPLE AND WOUNDING 13 OTHERS *

NOBODY HAS CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE BOMBINGS, BUT THE IRAQI CAPITAL HAS BEEN FREQUENT TARGET OF ATTACKS BY ISIS *

KENYAN MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. TO TERRORISM SUPPORT CHARGES *

27-YR-OLD MOHAMED SAID PLEADED GUILTY TO ONE COUNT OF CONSPIRACY TO PROVIDE MATERIAL SUPPORT TO FOREIGN TERRORIST ORGS, INCLUDING AL-QAEDA AND AL-SHABAAB *

HE FACES A MAX SENTENCE OF 15 YEARS IN PRISON *

CDC INVESTIGATING ARMY'S SHIPMENT OF LIVE ANTHRAX SAMPLES TO 18 LABS IN NINE STATES AND AN ARMY FACILITY IN SOUTH KOREA *

ARMY'S DUGWAY PROVING GROUND IN UTAH WAS SUPPOSED TO SEND INACTIVATED SAMPLES OF ANTHRAX TO GOVT AND COMMERCIAL LABS *

ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF SAYS INCIDENT MAY HAVE STEMMED FROM A FAILURE IN THE TECHNICAL PROCESS OF KILLING THE ANTRAX SAMPLES, RATHER THAN HUMAN ERROR *

26 PEOPLE IN THE U.S. AND SOUTH KOREA ARE BEING TREATED FOR POSSIBLE EXPOSURE *

DEATH TOLL FROM STORMS AND FLOODING IN TX AND OK HAS RISEN TO 23 AFTER EMERGENCY CREWS RECOVERED TWO MORE BODIES ALONG THE BLANCO RIVER IN CENTRAL TX THURS *

NATL WEATHER SERVICE WARNING OF POTENTIAL FOR MORE HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PLAINS, PROMPTING EVACUATION ORDERS ALONG THE BRAZOS, COLORADO AND SAN JACINTO RIVERS *

AT LEAST 14 PEOPLE ARE STILL MISSING FROM THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND FLOODING ACROSS TX *

NATL SPELLING BEE ENDS IN A TIE FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW *

13-YR-OLD VANYA SHIVASHANKAR OF OLATHE, KS, AND 14-YR-OLD GOKUL VENKATACHALAM OF ST. LOUIS, MO, ARE SHARING THE 2015 NATL SPELLING BEE TITLE *

FINAL WORDS FOR THE COMPETITORS WERE "SCHERENSCHNITTE" AND "NUNATAK" *

NC GOV PAT MCCRORY (R) VETOES A RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW SOME COURT OFFICIALS TO AVOID PERFORMING SAME-SEX MARRIAGES *

VETO DECISION COMES HOURS AFTER STATE LAWMAKERS APPROVED THE MEASURE *

MCCRORY SAYS PUBLIC OFFICIALS SHOULDN'T BE EXEMPT FROM UPHOLDING THEIR OATH TO SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION AND TO CARRY OUT ALL DUTIES OF THEIR OFFICE *

HOUSE AND SENATE HAVE BOTH PASSED THE BILL BY MARGINS ABOVE THE THRESHOLD NEEDED TO OVERRIDE THE VETO *

ECONOMISTS BELIEVE DATA WILL SHOW GDP SLUMP FOR THE START OF 2015 *

SURVEY COMES AHEAD OF THE SECOND OF THREE GOVT ESTIMATES OF THE ECONOMY'S PERFORMANCE *

EXPERTS EXPECT GDP IN THE FIRST QUARTER SHRANK AT ANNUAL RATE OF 0.8%, MUCH WEAKER THAN THE FIRST ESTIMATE OF 0.2% GROWTH *

FIFA PRES SEPP BLATTER SAYS HE CAN SOLVE HIS SPORT'S PROBLEMS IF RE-ELECTED *

BLATTER'S STATEMENT COMES AMID MAJOR BRIBERY AND RACKETEERING SCANDAL *

SEVEN SENIOR FIFA OFFICIALS WERE AMONG 14 PEOPLE ARRESTED IN ZURICH WED AT REQUEST OF U.S. PROSECUTORS *

209 FIFA MEMBER NATIONS TO DECIDE LATER TODAY WHETHER TO RE-ELECT BLATTER *