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WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS' overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services. For those who weren't disconnected, only 40 percent actually got through to a person. Many of those people...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before a key surveillance law expires, Senate Republicans have introduced a bill that would allow the National Security Agency to continue collecting the calling records of nearly every American. The measure by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS' overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services. For those who weren't disconnected, only 40 percent actually got through to a person. Many of those people...
Washington (AP) — Members of Congress are freezing their salary at $174,000 a year. The freeze announced Wednesday comes in House legislation funding the operations of Congress for the upcoming budget year. It would be the seventh year in a row in which lawmakers would deny...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says lack of cooperation from the Obama administration is making it impossible for a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, to gather all the facts. The Ohio Republican tells reporters on...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter chided America's European allies on Wednesday, saying a long slide in European defense spending calls into question its ability to partner with the U.S. military at a time of growing security threats across Europe. "They're not...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is making it easier for people to sue the federal government for negligence. The justices, voting 5-4, ruled in two cases Wednesday that the deadlines for filing such lawsuits can be extended if plaintiffs tried their best to comply or simply...
WASHINGTON (AP) — With weeks to go before a key surveillance law expires, key Senate Republicans have introduced a bill that would allow the National Security Agency to continue collecting the calling records of nearly every American. The bill by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is calling on Europe to spend more on defense in light of security threats like terrorism and Russia's intervention in Ukraine. Carter made the plea Wednesday during a question-and-answer sessions with Reserve Officer Training Corps...
MADRID (AP) — Spain's prime minister says the country's economy is on track to grow 2.9 percent this year and...
MARION, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois police officer who filed a racial discrimination complaint against his...
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' attorney general is continuing a statewide tour to generate support for more...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank says its reorganization will mean spinning off its Postbank branches in...
BERLIN (AP) — Several hundred movie theaters in Germany have refused to screen the new "Avengers" film in a...
BERLIN (AP) — Several hundred movie theaters in Germany have refused to screen the new "Avengers" film in a...