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IRS to revise regulations limiting activities of tax-exempt groups after outcry

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:08am
The Internal Revenue Service plans to rewrite proposed regulations limiting the political activities of the same type of tax-exempt groups the agency was accused of targeting after backlash from Republican lawmakers and politically active nonprofit groups.

Powerful storm topples RVs near Mississippi's Gulf coast

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:00am
A storm packing powerful wind gusts overturned up to 30 recreational vehicles at a campground near Mississippi's Gulf coast, authorities said.

Fourth person charged in 'thrill kill' of Australian college player

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:00pm
A fourth person was charged Monday in the death of an Australian baseball player who was fatally shot as he jogged in a southern Oklahoma neighborhood last summer.

Chicago man pulls gun in store over 22-cent soda tax

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:00pm
Police accuse a Chicago man of pulling out a submachine gun in a convenience store because he didn't want to pay a 22-cent tax on a two-liter bottle of soda.

Tehran government postpones execution of woman charged with killing her accused attacker

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:02pm
The Tehran government  has postponed Tuesday’s scheduled execution of a 26-year-old Iranian woman charged with killing a man accused of attempting to rape her.


Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine, authorities say

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:03pm
Search crews sent the Bluefin 21 deep into the Indian Ocean on Monday to begin scouring the seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 after failing for six days to detect any signals believed to be from its black boxes.

Government suspends controversial program to recover money from adult children of dead taxpayers

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 7:23pm
The Social Security Administration announced Monday it is suspending a controversial program that goes after adult children of deceased taxpayers who the government claims were recipients of overpayments more than a decade ago.

Proposal to add photos to Social Security cards meets resistance

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:10pm
While President Obama says the right to vote, "is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law," it doesn't mean he's on board with a proposal coming from the left to add photos to Social Security cards for use as a form of voter ID. 

7-year-old girl accidentally shot, killed at SC birthday party; 5-year-old boy pulled trigger

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:48pm
Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun that he thought was a toy.

2 sex offenders charged with rapes, murders of 4 California women

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:14pm
The Orange County District Attorney's office said Monday that 27-year-old Franc Cano and 45-year-old Steven Dean Gordon were each charged with four felony counts of special circumstances murder and four felony counts of rape.

Survey shows ObamaCare sending premiums rising at fastest clip in decades

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:55pm
A recent survey of 148 insurance brokers shows that ObamaCare is sending premiums rising at the fastest clip in decades.

Woman who lost son and father in Kansas shootings relying on faith to get through

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:56pm
The mother who lost both her teenage son and her father in the shootings at a Jewish community center near Kansas City said Monday she was relaying on her faith to get through the losses.

Obama speaks with Putin as tensions in eastern Ukraine rise

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:54pm
President Obama spoke with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday in the latest effort by the U.S. to calm tensions in eastern Ukraine -- as pro-Russian protesters stormed government buildings in what U.S. officials said appears to be a coordinated effort backed by Moscow.

Snowden’s revenge: Journalists win Pulitzers for his NSA leaks

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:30pm
Ed Snowden, the fugitive from justice now hiding out in Moscow, didn’t win a Pulitzer Prize today. But his handiwork was rewarded in dramatic fashion.

Regulation Nation: Breweries fight back against new government grain rules

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 2:23pm
A fight is brewing between American beer makers and the federal government over happy hour ... for cows.

America’s best In-N-Out Burger outposts

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 1:00pm
Not all In-N-Outs are created equal.

Total lunar eclipse to reveal 'blood moon' in night sky

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 1:00pm
For most U.S. states east of the Mississippi River, tonight's total lunar eclipse will likely turn out to be a total bust, while in contrast, much of the central and western United States will likely get a fine view of the "blood moon" in all its brilliance.

Putin’s world: The view from Moscow

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 1:00pm
To understand Russian President Vladimir Putin we need to look at the world not from our Western perspective but from his Russian perspective.

527 potential suspects in French high school rape lead to mass DNA test

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:50pm
French investigators began taking DNA samples Monday from 527 male students and staff at a high school -- including boys as young as 14 -- as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenage girl on the closed campus.

Olympic legend Michael Phelps ending retirement

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:45pm
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.