Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, center, arrives at the federal courthouse Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Chicago, where he is scheduled to change his plea to guilty in a hush-money case that alleges he agreed to pay someone $3.5 million to hide claims of past misconduct by the Illinois Republican. (AP Photo/Matt Marton )

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.

Police listen to witnesses at the scene of an incident in the central business district in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. A man deliberately drove into a street crowded with pedestrians on Friday, killing people, police said. Officials said the incident had no links to terrorism. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)

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.

This Aug. 9, 2015 photo provided by the University of Hawaii shows the interior of the domed structure that will house six researchers for eight months in an environment meant to simulate an expedition to Mars, on Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The group will enter the dome Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, and spend eight months together in the 1,200 square foot research facility in a study called Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS). They will have no physical contact with any humans outside their group, experience a 20-minute delay in communications and are required to wear space suits whenever they leave the compound. (Sian Proctor/University of Hawaii via AP)

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.