• In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges in his hush-money case in Chicago. Hastert is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

    Details of sex abuse could mean prison time for Hastert

    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.

  • In this May 26, 2015, file photo, the Time Warner Cable corporate logo is displayed at a company store, in New York. On Monday, April 25, 2016, the Justice Department approved Charter’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable and create another cable giant. Monday’s OK comes with conditions meant to preserve competition from online services. Additional approvals are required, but expected, before the deal closes. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Time Warner Cable deal gets OK, with online video conditions

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators will impose several conditions meant to protect online video services as they back Charter’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable and create the country’s second-largest home Internet provider.

  • In this photo taken on Monday, April  11, 2016, a radiation warning sign is placed near the check-point 'Maidan' of the state radiation ecology reserve inside the 30 km exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, some 370 km ( 231 miles) south-east of Minsk, Belarus. The sign is placed in two kilometres distance of Nikolai Chubenok farm. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    AP Exclusive: Test finds Chernobyl residue in Belarus milk

    GUBAREVICHI, Belarus (AP) — On the edge of Belarus’ Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning “Stop! Radiation,” a dairy farmer offers his visitors a glass of freshly drawn milk. Associated Press reporters politely decline the drink but pass on a bottled sample to a laboratory, which confirms it contains levels of a radioactive isotope at levels 10 times higher than the nation’s food safety limits.

  • Sabha al-Wawi, right, Palestinian mother of 12-year-old Dima al-Wawi, imprisoned by Israel for allegedly attempting to carry out a stabbing attack, comforts her daughter, after her release from an Israeli prison, at Jabara checkpoint near the West Bank town of Tulkarem, Sunday, April 24, 2016. Al-Wawi who was imprisoned after she confessed to planning a stabbing attack in a West Bank settlement has been released Sunday. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed))

    Israel frees youngest Palestinian prisoner

    HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — A 12-year-old Palestinian girl, imprisoned by Israel after she confessed to planning a stabbing attack on Israelis in a West Bank settlement, returned home Sunday after she was freed early following an appeal.

  • In this Friday, April 15, 2016 photo, Heather Retberg feeds chickens at the Quill's End Farm in Penobscot, Maine. The farm represents a way of life she said needs to be protected from an aggressive regulatory structure that keeps small farms from getting food to local people. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    Legal defeat only emboldens ‘food sovereignty’ soldiers

    PENOBSCOT, Maine (AP) — Heather and Phil Retberg’s Quill’s End Farm is idyllic to the point of New England cliche. Dairy cows, milked by hand, share space with goats and ducks near a wooden barn that overlooks a rolling green field and the summit of nearby Blue Hill.

  • In this Monday, April 18, 2016 photo, tourists read names on a memorial in Port Arthur, Tasmania state, Australia, where 35 people were killed by a lone gunman in 1996. The massacre galvanized Australia to drastically clamp down on guns. Today, as Australia approaches the 20th anniversary of the Port Arthur tragedy - to be remembered with a ceremony Thursday, April 28 - there is renewed debate over guns amid a review of the landmark National Firearms Agreement, adopted after the 1996 attack, and the loosening of some gun-related regulations. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)

    Renewed gun debate in Australia 20 years after mass shooting

    PORT ARTHUR, Australia (AP) — Carolyn Loughton still carries a bullet in her shoulder from one of the world’s worst mass shootings that killed her daughter 20 years ago and galvanized Australia to drastically clamp down on guns.

  • A man on stilts and dressed like the Statue of Liberty walks in front of balloons forming the slogan Stop TTIP during a protest of thousands of demonstrators against the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, CETA, ahead of the visit of United States President Barack Obama in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, April 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Trans-Atlantic trade deal in focus when Obama visits Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — When President Barack Obama opens the world’s largest industrial fair in the northern German city of Hannover on Sunday, he’ll be leading a delegation of American companies hoping to conquer new markets abroad. He’ll also be trying to complete one of his presidency’s main pieces of unfinished business — a trans-Atlantic trade pact.