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Sources: Hastert engaged in sexual misconduct as a teacherBelichick avoids direct answers on deflated footballs (Yahoo Sports)

Dennis Hastert Allegedly Engaged in Sexual Misconduct During Time as Teacher, Sources SayFormer House Speaker Dennis Hastert allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct during his time as a high school wrestling coach and history teacher, ABC News has learned from sources with knowledge of the case. Associates and former colleagues of Hastert expressed surprise and dismay today over allegations that he disbursed $1.7 million in hush money payments to conceal alleged misconduct from a period before he entered politics. The school district that employed Hastert from 1965 to 1981 as a high school history teacher and wrestling coach noted it "was first made aware of any concerns regarding Mr. Hastert when the federal indictment was released" Thursday.


New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick smiles as he chats during an NFL football organized team activity Friday, May 29, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Coach Bill Belichick shed little light Friday in his first public remarks since the report was issued on the Patriots' use of deflated footballs. Brady, who is appealing his four-game suspension, did not speak with reporters after New England's organized team activity. Patriots owner Robert Kraft has accepted the team penalty of a $1 million fine and loss of two draft picks.


Obama: 'Handful of senators' standing in way of Patriot ActBlatter wins re-election despite FIFA corruption scandal (Yahoo Sports)

President Barack Obama speaks to media as he meets with Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 29, 2015. The president said a "handful of senators" are the only thing standing in the way of an extension of key Patriot Act provisions before they expire at midnight Sunday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Blaming a "handful of senators" for stalled national security legislation, President Barack Obama said Friday that he has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other senators that he expects them to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act provisions.


FIFA president Sepp Blatter gestures after his re-election during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015. Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption. The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term on Friday after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in the first round. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)

In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter. Despite the biggest crisis in FIFA's 111-year history, Blatter emerged victorious once again Friday, winning re-election as president of world soccer's governing body for a fifth term and proving he is the sport's ultimate survivor. ''I am now the president of everybody,'' the 79-year-old Blatter crowed after defeating Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan to secure another four years in office as one of the most powerful men in sports.


Bill Clinton would break new ground as First GentSo far, so very good for Roger Federer at the French Open (Yahoo Sports)

The election of a woman president would mean that for the first time, the first lady would be … a man.


Switzerland's Roger Federer returns the ball to Bosnia and Herzegovina's Damir Dzumhur during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, May 29, 2015 in Paris. Federer won 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

One of Roger Federer's 5-year-old twin daughters had her nose buried in a comic book. Shame, really, that they didn't look up, because the tennis their father wove on the French Open center court verged on art. The canvas for Federer's strokes, the backhand as smooth as a cat's paw and the forehand with crackle and pop, was Damir Dzumhur.


Another round of rain brings more serious flooding in TexasWarriors guard Klay Thompson diagnosed with concussion (Yahoo Sports)

Another round of rain brings more serious flooding in TexasHOUSTON (AP) — Floodwaters submerged highways and threatened homes Friday in Texas as another round of heavy rain added to the damage inflicted by storms that have killed at least 22 people and left 13 missing.


OAKLAND, CA - MAY 27: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors is injured in the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets during game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 27, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion and will not practice until he is symptom free. The Warriors announced the diagnosis Friday after Thompson went through neurological tests earlier in the day. The All-Star guard took a knee to the head from Houston's Trevor Ariza in the fourth quarter of Golden State's Western Conference finals clinching win Wednesday night.


Sepp Blatter wins FIFA re-election the old fashioned wayLeBron says stopping Curry futile: 'You can't' (Yahoo Sports)

Switzerland FIFA ElectionDespite scandal all around him, Sepp Blatter remained FIFA's president thanks to a voting bloc he's spent years building using old-school politics.


OAKLAND, CA - MAY 27: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors speaks to Sage Steele after the win against the Houston Rockets in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 27, 2015 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- LeBron James says he's given teammates ''the blueprint'' for the NBA Finals and it's up to the Cavaliers to follow it.




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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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