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Sources: Hastert engaged in sexual misconduct as a teacherMagic hire former player Scott Skiles as head coach (Yahoo Sports)

Dennis Hastert Allegedly Engaged in Sexual Misconduct With Male Individual During Time as Teacher, Sources SayThe alleged "misconduct" referenced in the indictment of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is of a sexual nature involving a male individual, dating back to Hastert's time as a high school wrestling coach and history teacher in Yorkville, Illinois, sources with knowledge of the case told ABC News. 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.


MILWAUKEE, WI - DECEMBER 22: Head Coach Scott Skiles of the Milwaukee Bucks watches from the sideline during the NBA game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 22, 2012 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

The next chapter in Orlando Magic basketball will be led by one of its most familiar faces. General manager Rob Hennigan introduced former player Scott Skiles as the franchise's 12th coach Friday, beginning what they hope will be the turning point in their latest rebuilding project. The 51-year-old Skiles was a member of the Magic's inaugural team in 1989-90 and played point guard for a total of five seasons in Orlando as part of his 10-year playing career.


Obama: 'Handful of senators' standing in way of Patriot ActNationals' Stephen Strasburg leaves after only 16 pitches (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 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.


Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) heads to the dugout after being taken out of the game in the fourth inning during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals left Friday night's game after throwing only 16 pitches to the Cincinnati Reds. Strasburg has struggled in May, failing to reach the fourth inning in three of his four previous starts. Strasburg shrugged his shoulders after his 16th pitch, and a trainer came out to check on him.


Bill Clinton would break new ground as First GentFalcons LB Shembo waived after animal cruelty charge (Yahoo Sports)

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


Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo (53) is shown during an NFL football training camp Tuesday, July 29 2014 in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The Atlanta Falcons waived linebacker Prince Shembo on Friday, shortly after he was charged with aggravated animal cruelty. Police in suburban Gwinnett County said Shembo was charged after his then-girlfriend's dog died from blunt force trauma last month. The Falcons moved quickly to cut ties with the player.


4 more bodies found after Texas floodingNationals' Werth out indefinitely with broken wrist (Yahoo Sports)

Another round of rain brings more serious flooding in TexasDALLAS (AP) — Authorities said Friday they reclaimed four more bodies from Texas waters, adding to the growing death toll inflicted by record-setting storms that continue to submerge highways and flood homes.


Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth falls after being hit by a pitch while playing the San Diego Padres during the second inning in a baseball game Friday, May 15, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Washington's Jayson Werth is out indefinitely after another test found that he broke his left wrist two weeks ago. The outfielder was hit on the wrist by a pitch from the Padres' Odrisamer Despaigne on May 16 and has been unable to swing a bat. ''He's frustrated,'' manager Matt Williams said.


Sepp Blatter wins FIFA re-election the old fashioned wayAP Source: Brady's deflate appeal will be June 23 (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.


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, takes a break during an NFL football organized team activity Friday, May 29, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

A person familiar with the situation says Tom Brady's appeal of his suspension in the deflated footballs scandal will be heard on June 23. The New England Patriots quarterback was suspended four games after an NFL investigation found that he was ''at least generally aware'' of an illegal scheme to play the AFC championship game with improperly deflated footballs. The Patriots were fined $1 million and docked two draft picks.




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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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