PHOENIX — Steven Alexander stood before the jury, looked up at a family picture and grimaced and cried as he ticked off the list of problems that have befallen him in the five years since his brother was murdered: ulcers, depression, a separation from his wife, nightmares.
Unions and some Democrats blast Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s push.
WASHINGTON — To the U.S. technology industry, there’s a dramatic shortfall in the number of Americans skilled in computer programming and engineering that is hampering business. To unions and some Democrats, it’s more sinister: The push by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to expand the number of visas for high-tech foreign workers is an attempt to dilute a lucrative job market with cheap, indentured labor.
Baby boomers are turning 65 at a rate of nearly 10,000 a day.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The economy is slowly recovering, home values are rising again, and baby boomers are turning 65 at a rate of nearly 10,000 a day. Leaders in the senior living industry hope these factors add up to more older Americans selling their homes and moving into assisted living communities over the next decade.
WASHINGTON — Dozens of tea party groups and other conservative organizations of the kind subjected to improper scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service operated with small budgets and rarely displayed overt partisan activities, according to an Associated Press review of public tax filings by 93 such activist groups. A few groups built million-dollar operations and political ties that could have been legitimate grounds for IRS investigation, tax law experts said.
Geza Vermes was a graduate student in Belgium in the late 1940s when he was captivated by news about a remarkable discovery in the desert east of Jerusalem. He quickly switched gears, penning his doctoral thesis on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the ancient manuscript fragments that would become his life’s work.
To hold onto customers, companies are using shoppers’ purchasing histories for more personalized deals.
NEW YORK — Loyalty programs at supermarkets used to be as simple as getting access to the cheaper advertised prices on store shelves.
BURLINGTON, Vt. — The next time you take a bite of syrup-soaked pancake, ask yourself: What does that maple syrup really taste like? Do you detect a hint of spiced meat? Perhaps a whisper of mango? Or is that je ne sais quoi the flavor of oats?
WASHINGTON — The ousted head of the Internal Revenue Service apologized to Congress today for his agency’s tougher treatment of tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. He said they resulted from a misguided effort to handle a flood of applications, not political bias.
LAS VEGAS — The lawyer who unsuccessfully defended O.J. Simpson against armed robbery charges testified today his client knew two companions had guns in a 2007 confrontation with memorabilia dealers.
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) — Raul Rodriguez counts himself a lucky man.
BAUSTIN, Texas — Country music star Randy Travis has filed a lawsuit to prevent the release of patrol car video of his 2012 drunken-driving arrest in North Texas.
JERUSALEM — An Israeli watchdog group today accused the government of taking steps to legalize four unauthorized settlement outposts in the West Bank, days before the U.S. secretary of state is set to arrive on a new peace mission.
WASHINGTON — Don’t look for the outcry over the Internal Revenue Service’s improper targeting of tea party groups to subside with the ouster of the agency’s acting commissioner.
WASHINGTON — The House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday approved a sweeping farm bill that would trim the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program.
WASHINGTON — Democrats rallied behind President Barack Obama in the dispute over the administration’s handling of the Benghazi attack, arguing that the White House’s latest email disclosure undermines Republican claims of a cover-up.
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