IRS website crash pushes back tax deadline one day

Americans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline day. The IRS said that individuals or businesses with a filing or payment due Tuesday now have until midnight Wednesday to complete the task. Earlier Tuesday, Americans who had waited until the final day to […]

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Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92. Mrs. Bush brought a grandmotherly style to buttoned-down Washington, often appearing in her trademark fake pearl […]

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Trump lawyer forced to reveal another client: Sean Hannity

NEW YORK — A legal fight over what should happen to records the FBI seized from President Donald Trump’s personal attorney took a surprise twist Monday when the lawyer, Michael Cohen, was forced to reveal a secret — that he had also done legal work for Fox News host Sean Hannity. The disclosure came as […]

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Bill Cosby lawyer scours accuser’s words, looking for doubt

NORRISTOWN — Bill Cosby’s chief accuser was headed back to the witness stand on Monday for a second day of testimony in the comedian’s sexual assault retrial after enduring cross-examination by his attorney last week. Cosby lawyer Tom Mesereau was expected to continue questioning Andrea Constand about discrepancies between what she’s said in the past […]

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Six months after Vegas shootings, Aldean wins entertainer of the year

Jason Aldean paid tribute to the victims of the massive shooting at a country music festival during his acceptance speech after being named entertainer of the year at Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards. “It’s been a rough year,” Aldean said during the ceremony in Las Vegas, thanking those “that showed us love and support […]

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Boston marks 5 years since marathon attack with tributes

BOSTON — The bells of Old South Church in Boston rang at 2:49 p.m. to commemorate a citywide moment of silence in honor of Boston Marathon bombing survivors and victims It was an emotional moment in a day filled with service projects and ceremonies to remember those impacted by the deadly bombings five years ago. […]

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‘Full Metal Jacket’ actor R. Lee Ermey dies at 74

LOS ANGELES — R. Lee Ermey, a former Marine who made a career in Hollywood playing hard-nosed military men like Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” has died. Ermey’s longtime manager Bill Rogin says he died Sunday morning from pneumonia-related complications. He was 74. The Kanas native was nominated for a Golden […]

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‘Mission Accomplished’ in Syria, Trump declares on Twitter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Allied missiles struck at the heart of Syrian chemical weapons arsenal in a show of force and resolve aimed at punishing the Assad government for a suspected poison gas attack against civilians and deterring the possible future use of such banned weapons. “A perfectly executed strike,” President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday in […]

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Analysis: Trump abandons go-it-alone instincts to marshal allies in Syria

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump abandoned his instincts as an impulsive and go-it-alone president in Syria, deliberating at length with his military commanders and working closely with U.S. allies in Europe to confront President Bashar al-Assad for an alleged chemical weapons attack. Before unleashing airstrikes with the U.K. and France on Friday night, Trump spent days […]

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Accusers confront Bill Cosby, and they aren’t holding back

NORRISTOWN (AP) — Women who say comedian Bill Cosby knocked them out with intoxicants and sexually assaulted them decades ago are finally getting a chance to confront him — and they aren’t holding back. Janice Baker-Kinney will return to the witness stand on Thursday after punctuating her first two hours of testimony at Cosby’s sexual […]

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