By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service says 660,000 taxpayers will have their refunds delayed by up to six weeks because of a problem with the software they used to file their tax returns.
The delay affects people claiming education tax credits who
By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pricey robotic surgery shouldn't be the first or even second choice for most women who need a hysterectomy, says advice issued Thursday to doctors who help those women decide.
The preferred method: Operate through the vagina, using standard
By DOUG ESSERAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - A man who told a TV newsroom that he had killed his wife and asked the station to post that message on Facebook was arrested Thursday after a high-speed chase, authorities said.
Sara Barrett, 42, was found dead from "homicidal violence" about 6 a.m.
NEW YORK (AP) - Justin Bieber has taken to Instagram to unload frustration over what he says are the "countless lies" being circulated about him.
In a passionate post Thursday, Bieber wrote that he's "tired of all the countless lies in the press right now," denying rumors that he's going to
By GREG BEACHAMAP Sports Writer
Kobe Bryant got several hours of treatment on his sprained left ankle Thursday in hopes of staying on the court to continue the Los Angeles Lakers' playoff push.
The fifth-leading scorer in NBA history was hurt when he landed on the foot of Atlanta's Dahntay
By DAVID SHARPAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The only state to provide laptops to public school students statewide said Thursday the contract it's negotiating for new devices can be used by other states if they're interested in following suit.
Maine has zeroed in on five different
By Lynn Pinkerton
Someone once asked me to identify my favorite sound. Without hesitation, I said it was the sweet country voice of my preschool nephew, Jason. That was more than 30 years ago. Today, I'm still connected to that special voice, but now it appears to me most often on the
By TOM ODULAAssociated Press
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Tribal lines are being drawn over who won Kenya's presidential election. But unlike the bloody violence that scarred the country five years ago, this time the only fighting is online.
Machete strikes and bows and arrows are being replaced by
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Distracted driving is more widespread in the U.S. than in Europe, according to a study released Thursday that surveyed drivers about their cellphone and texting habits.
More U.S. drivers reported talking on their cellphones behind the wheel than their
By NICK PERRYAssociated Press
CARTERTON, New Zealand (AP) - Dairy farmer John Rose has sent more than 100 of his cows to the slaughterhouse over recent weeks as a severe drought browned pastures in New Zealand's normally verdant North Island.
He said it was necessary to thin his herd so that