Maricopa County District Attorney Bill Montgomery discusses charges against Leslie Merritt Jr. being dropped in the freeway shootings case during his weekly news conference, Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in Phoenix. Montgomery says he'll press ahead with the case despite dropping the charges against the suspect. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Prosecutor offers no details on Phoenix freeway shootings

For months, metropolitan Phoenix residents lived in fear as shots were fired at motorists on the freeway at random. Drivers avoided highways…

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago, after his sentencing on federal banking charges which he pled guilty to last year. Hastert was sentenced to more than a year in prison in the hush-money case that included accusations he sexually abused teenagers while coaching high school wrestling. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Former speaker Hastert sentenced to more than year in prison

Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was s…