Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert ordered to pay $1.7 million to victim

Former House speaker Dennis Hastert wants one of his sexual abuse victims to return $1.7 million in hush money. A court filing this week in an ongoing civil case is a counter claim to the victim’s breach-of-contract lawsuit that he filed last year, arguing that Hastert still owed him part of a $3.5 million hush-money deal.

3 killed, 20 wounded in Australian truck attack

SYDNEY (AP) — Police in Melbourne, Australia say a man deliberately drove into a street crowded with pedestrians, killing at least three people and injuring 20 others.

Scientists will live in a dome for 8 months to simulate Mars

The scientists will have no physical contact with people in the outside world and will work with a 20-minute delay in communications with their support crew, or the time it would take for an email to reach Earth from Mars.

Doctors consider removing tube for 41st President Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush has been in the intensive care unit relying on a ventilator to breathe. Removing the tube — a procedure known as extubation — would allow Bush to breathe on his own.

Costco agrees to pay $12M over lax pharmacy practices

The company acknowledges in the settlement that some of its pharmacies improperly filled prescriptions, kept poor records or failed to adequately track inventory between the start of 2012 and the end of 2015.