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Ousted IRS chief apologizes
WASHINGTON — The ousted head of the Internal Revenue Service apologized to Congress on Friday for his agency’s tougher treatment of tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. He said they resulted from a misguided ...
Canada abuzz over crack video
TORONTO — A video purportedly of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack has caused an uproar in Canada. Ford on Friday called the allegations “ridiculous.” The video has not been released publicly, and there is no way to verify whether it ...
Jewelry stolen near film fest
PARIS — Thieves ripped a safe from the wall of a hotel room near the Cannes Film Festival and made off with around $1 million worth of jewelry, in a brazen late-night burglary just hours after the screening of a film about break-ins at the ...
Tornado-ravaged town recovers
GRANBURY, Texas — Residents whose homes were torn apart or blown away by a North Texas deadly tornado can soon return to retrieve what belongings may be left and start cleaning up, authorities said Friday....
Facebook aims to be an ad colossus
NEW YORK — It was supposed to be our IPO, the people’s public offering....
Commuter trains collide
FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Two commuter trains collided outside New York City during the evening rush hour Friday, injuring 20 or more people, authorities said. There were no reports of fatalities....
Tornado devastates Habitat homes
GRANBURY, Texas — Habitat for Humanity spent years in a North Texas subdivision, helping build many of the 110 homes in the low-income area. But its work was largely undone during an outbreak of 13 tornadoes Wednesday night that killed six ...
Airline to favor those without roller bags
FORT WORTH — In a quest to speed up the boarding process, American Airlines is letting passengers board sooner if they travel lightly....
U.S., Turkey project united front
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan projected a united front Thursday on Syria, keeping stark differences about how much the U.S. should intervene behind closed doors as they looked to Russia ...
Deal is reached in lawsuit
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A lawsuit filed against the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and Bishop Robert Finn by a girl who was 2 years old when Kansas City priest Shawn Ratigan took pornographic photos of her has tentatively been settled for ...
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