Butler County Times Gazette
Updated at 8:41 PM

CHICAGO (AP) " When Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty last year to breaking banking laws, sentencing guidelines suggested that the former House speaker would probably serve no more than six months in prison for making illegal withdrawals to conceal a dark secret from his past. But after prosecutors lifted a veil of secrecy from the case, the judge made comments that suggested he might impose a longer sentence, potentially putting Hastert behind bars for several years, because of...

Updated at 8:35 PM

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) " The Latest on the federal fraud trial of Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A jury has failed to reach a verdict on key charges in the federal fraud trial of Washington State Auditor...

Updated at 8:28 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters head to the polls in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware and Maryland (all times Eastern): 5:15 p.m. Most Democratic voters in Pennsylvania casting ballots on...

Updated at 8:26 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " Looking to stretch their leads, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton aimed for a sweep of all five Northeastern states holding primaries Tuesday. Their rivals vowed to fight on regardless, even with their paths...

Updated at 8:21 PM

LISBON, Portugal (AP) " A disgruntled soldier is suspected of gunning down eight other soldiers and three civilians Tuesday at a military barracks in Cape Verde, the West African country's government said. The suspected soldier is missing...

Updated at 8:10 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Twitter gets lots of grief from investors because it hasn't taken over the world the way Facebook did, at least in terms of amassing users. But maybe it's destined to stay small, serving a vital, if limited, role for the...

Updated at 8:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday that the agency was still studying how a third party was able to access a locked iPhone used by one of the attackers in San Bernardino, California. The comment at a Georgetown...

Updated at 8:08 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Senate lawmakers investigating price hikes by the embattled drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals will also question one of the company's leading investors, hedge fund manager William Ackman. The Senate Aging Committee holds...

Updated at 8:04 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Apple says quarterly revenue fell for the first time in more than a decade, as iPhone sales fell compared with a year ago. That's putting more pressure on the world's most valuable public company to come up with its next big...

Updated at 7:21 PM

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) " A mumps outbreak at Harvard University has affected 40 members of the school community in the last two months. Boston.com reports (http://bit.ly/1SNorPk) that...

Updated at 7:08 PM

HARRAH, Okla. (AP) " The U.S. Geological Survey reports several moderate earthquakes in central and northwest Oklahoma. The USGS says a magnitude 4.0 temblor was recorded at 10:44 a.m. Tuesday near Harrah, about 25 miles east of Oklahoma...

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