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Thu, 06/11/2015 - 18:07

The agency will work with tax prep companies to fight identity theft. Measures include reviewing data that identify the computer and the IP address from which a return is filed.

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 17:53

The union says the government's response to the data breach of some 4 million current and former federal workers is inadequate.

The Detroit Land Bank is hoping to get $25,000 for this this Tudor-style house in Detroit's East English Village.
Thu, 06/11/2015 - 17:52

The city is desperately trying is to repopulate tens of thousands of abandoned homes, auctioning them off online for as low as $1,000. But the costs of repairs often exceed the value of the homes.

A Boeing 737 at the company's factory in Renton, Wash. Foreign airlines that want to buy Boeing planes often do so with loans underwritten by the Export-Import Bank.
Thu, 06/11/2015 - 17:47

The agency that helps finance U.S. companies overseas has long been a favorite of big business. But now some members of Congress, who see it as a symbol of corporate welfare, want to see it expire.

Cavaliers forward LeBron James urges on the crowd during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Cleveland. The Cavs lead the series 2-1 and host Game 4 Thursday night.
Thu, 06/11/2015 - 17:39

James is averaging more than 40 points a game, and with him leading the way, his team isn't looking like the underdog these days. But observers wonder what's fueling his on-court rampage.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert this week pleaded not guilty to breaking banking laws and lying about the money to the FBI. The federal judge in the case will preside over it after the parties declined his offer to recuse himself.
Thu, 06/11/2015 - 16:54

Judge Thomas Durkin had donated money to Hastert's reelection campaigns and worked with people involved in the case. He offered to let another judge take over but both sides want him to stay.

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 16:43

Tamir Rice was carrying a replica gun outside a recreation center in the city in November when he was killed by two police officers.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel focused on disadvantaged youth in Chicago in his inaugural speech after being sworn in to a second term as mayor.
Thu, 06/11/2015 - 16:18

Chicago Public Schools have been mislabeling dropouts, getting them off the books and out of the graduation rate. CPS now says it will stop the practice.

Twitter's Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo gives a speech in 2012 in Cannes, France. The social media company says Costolo will step down as CEO effective July 1.
Thu, 06/11/2015 - 16:16

Dick Costolo, who has led the social media company for six years, leaves the post after Twitter posted a $162 million net quarterly loss in April.

The FDA requires tanning machines to bear a label explaining the risks, but the messages are not particularly attention-grabbing.
Thu, 06/11/2015 - 15:37

Graphic images showing the effects of melanoma, combined with photos promoting the positives of avoiding indoor tanning, were more persuasive than standard text warnings.

Kids and teens should get two to three quarts of water per day, via food or drink, research suggests.
Thu, 06/11/2015 - 15:25

More than half the young people in a recent study were at least mildly dehydrated — maybe enough to affect energy and concentration. Roughly 25 percent said they never drink water.

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 14:51

A veteran of hundreds of matches during his wrestling career, Rhodes acted as a stand-in for the common man, pitting his bulldog physique against chiseled rivals such as Ric Flair.

Egyptian security forces take up positions during anti-government demonstrations in Cairo last November. Egyptian activists have been disappearing in growing numbers, and human rights groups say they believe the security forces are responsible.
Thu, 06/11/2015 - 14:50

Egyptian activists disappeared in years past and now its happening again, according to human rights groups. They are again blaming the security forces, who have been cracking down on dissent.

Pacific bluefin tuna for sale for $2.99 per pound at the fish market in San Diego. That shockingly low price does not reflect the deeply threatened state of the bluefin population.
Thu, 06/11/2015 - 14:49

That low price doesn't reflect the true state of Pacific bluefin: Scientists say it's in deep trouble. But fishermen who catch it say they're just trying to make a living — and obeying the law.

Apple announced its new music streaming service during the Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month in San Francisco.
Thu, 06/11/2015 - 14:38

Investigators want to know if music companies are colluding with subscription services such as Apple Music to squeeze out free, ad-supported streaming.

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