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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department has a message for taxpayers getting calls from the IRS demanding immediate payment: Hang up. Those aggressive, threatening calls are coming from phone scammers. And they are successful, too, costing more than 5,000 victims more than $26...
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials have new guidance for doctors whose pregnant patients may have traveled to regions with a tropical illness linked to birth defects. Officials say doctors should ask pregnant women about their travel and certain symptoms, and — if warranted...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Only a year ago, Rick Snyder began his second term as Michigan governor promoting the same achievements that had propelled him to victory in 2014: The state was at last in the midst of an economic comeback, and Detroit had emerged from bankruptcy. Now the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS says taxpayer losses from phone scammers impersonating agency tax collectors have hit $26.5 million over the past couple of years and it's again warning people to just hang up on anyone claiming they're from the agency and demanding immediate payment...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court signaled Tuesday that it could make insider trading cases harder to prosecute nationwide, dealing another blow to federal prosecutors. The justices said they would hear the appeal of an Illinois man who is serving a three-year prison term...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans from Washington to Boston and the Ohio Valley could be walloped by an end-of-the-week snowstorm, meteorologists say. Although it's still early, computer forecast models all see a windy, strong slow-moving storm. The big questions...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Violent crime rose across in the country in the first six months of 2015 compared to the same period the year before, according to preliminary data released Tuesday by the FBI. The statistics show a 1.7 percent jump in the number of violent crimes reported by...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Meteorologists say tens of millions of Americans from Washington to Boston and the Ohio Valley could be walloped by an end-of-the-week snowstorm. Although it's still early, computer forecast models are forecasting a windy, strong storm. The big questions are...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Greyhound bus rolled onto its side during a rainy Tuesday morning commute in Northern California, killing two women and sending five other people to the hospital, authorities said. An additional 13 victims suffered minor injuries and were treated at the...