By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Taxpayers eager to get refunds will have to wait an extra 10 days to file their federal tax returns.
The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday the government shutdown has forced it to delay tax filing season until Jan. 31. It had been slated
By STAN LEHMANAssociated Press
SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Wednesday she would not comment on the letter written by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden in which he said he was willing to help Brazil investigate NSA spying on its soil but could only do so if
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Many detainees at Guantanamo Bay may be closer to heading home under a bipartisan deal reached in Congress that gives President Barack Obama a rare victory in his fight to close the prison for terror suspects.
The deal would lift the most rigid
By BEN NUCKOLSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Public school students in the nation's largest cities are improving their performance in reading and math faster than their counterparts in suburban and rural schools, according to federal data released Wednesday. The biggest gains by far were in
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A judge has sentenced a former high-ranking official with the Environmental Protection Agency to 32 months in prison for stealing from the agency by failing to show up for work - while falsely claiming to be working for the CIA.
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumers anxious over tight insurance deadlines and lingering computer problems during the holidays will get extra time to pay their premiums under President Barack Obama's health care law, insurers announced Wednesday.
The board of
WASHINGTON (AP) - An operative of a Lebanese-based militant group and an Islamic militant group responsible for an attack on an Algerian gas facility that killed nearly 40 people, including three Americans, are being added to the State Department's list of terrorists.
The designations announced
By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon flew 120 U.S. diplomats and others out of South Sudan on Wednesday because of continuing violence in the African nation.
Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren said two C-130 aircraft picked up employees from the U.S.
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that his Democratic counterpart is barring any GOP changes to pending defense legislation because he "can't stomach a vote on Iran sanctions."
In a blistering speech on the Senate floor,
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A prominent business group filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging government rules that require federal contractors to display posters telling workers they have a legal right to form a union.
The National Association of Manufacturers asserts the Labor
His stat line isn't overwhelming, but the imposing presence of 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye and his team's defense certainly is.
For the second time this season, UC Irvine held Eastern Washington University to 33 percent shooting or less and went on to hand EWU its first home loss in four tries
By DENISE LAVOIEAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - A Harvard student accused of making a bomb threat to get out of a final exam was under a great deal of pressure and seems remorseful, his lawyer said Wednesday after his client was freed on bail.
Eldo Kim, 20, was released on $100,000 bond into the
Daniel Lazcano and his brother Frank were arrested for the murder of Marcus Schur two years ago in Whitman County. Frank Lazcano has already been convicted in the case, and on Wednesday afternoon, after two previous mistrials, Daniel was found guilty by a jury in Spokane County.