McLEAN, Va. (AP) — The IRS on Tuesday lost a federal appeal in a legal battle over its effort to institute competency exams and other new regulations for as many as 700,000 paid tax preparers.
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WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors presenting their case against two women charged with murder showed a short cellphone video on Tuesday of a chaotic fight outside a California nightclub that left a 23-year-old woman dead.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman accused of hiding heroin in Happy Meals and selling them from a Pittsburgh drive-thru has been "emotionally crushed" by the allegations, her defense attorney said Tuesday, though he stopped short of denying the charges.
MIAMI (AP) — A majority of Americans and even higher proportion of Floridians support re-establishing relations with Cuba, Washington's Cold War-era foe that remains blocked behind a five-decade economic embargo, results from a poll released Tuesday show.
As police responded to a deadly car crash, they noticed an increasingly familiar sight: a remote-controlled aircraft, equipped with a video camera, hovering over the wreckage.
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The Puyallup teen accused of unintentionally shooting and killing a 13-year-old friend will be released to his parents as the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office reviews evidence, Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said today.
President Barack Obama says companies that explore business possibilities in Iran do so at their own risk. He says if they violate sanctions against Tehran, the U.S. will come down on them "like a ton of bricks."
As a child actress, Shirley Temple was noted for being able to cry on cue for a movie scene. In a 1999 interview, she explained how she did it:
Lee Sang-hwa burst off the line with a flawless start. She built up speed with each stride on the front straightway -- her arms swinging powerfully, her body low to the ice.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the state has 65 shelters open and about 180 tons of additional salt and sand has been brought in as the Atlanta area prepares for an ice storm.
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Walsh became the newest member of the Senate on Tuesday and faces the challenge of making his appointment more permanent.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Southern Poverty Law Center is calling on the U.S. government to reform cultural exchange programs, saying those have left some foreign participants vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. renewed its support on Tuesday for a three-year, $86 million project to heighten security at electricity substations following the sabotage last April of one of its Silicon Valley facilities.
By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Most Americans - and a strong majority of Floridians - support warmer relations with Cuba, according to a poll released on Tuesday by the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank. In an apparent boost to efforts to end Washington's half-century-old trade embargo against the communist-run island, the poll found that 56 percent of respondents nationally favored improving U.S. policy toward Havana. The number rose to 63 percent just counting Florida residents. Supporters of the embargo said the poll was politically biased, questioned its methodology and predicted it was unlikely to have any impact.
Barclays plans to cut between 10,000 and 12,000 jobs this year, including 7,000 in the UK.
Burundi is counting the cost of a flood that has devastated many parts of the capital, Bujumbura.
By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday urged more local police and fire departments to equip their officers with a medication used to revive people who have overdosed on heroin, citing a troubling increase in deaths from the drug. Naloxone, a blocking agent that can reverse the effects of an overdose and help restore breathing, has been used by law enforcement and first responders in some cities and municipalities, but its use needs to be expanded, U.S. drug officials said. "Naloxone can save lives," the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy said in a statement. "Because police are often the first on the scene of an overdose, the Obama administration strongly encourages local law enforcement agencies to train and equip their personnel with this lifesaving drug," said Gil Kerlikowske, the office's director.