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Union fights bipartisan effort to force IRS to hire private tax collectors

Fox News - April 15, 2014 - 1:11pm

The IRS stopped using private tax collectors in 2009 after determining that agency employees could do a better job.

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Bells mark Hillsborough anniversary

BBC News - April 15, 2014 - 12:50pm
Church and civic bells ring 96 times across Merseyside to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster as memorial services take place in Liverpool and Sheffield.
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Detroit makes deal with retired cops, firefighters to preserve current pensions

Fox News - April 15, 2014 - 12:47pm

The deal was announced Tuesday by mediators who have been negotiating privately with all parties in Detroit's bankruptcy.

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Obama corrects record for inmate given extra prison time over typo in paperwork

Fox News - April 15, 2014 - 12:34pm

President Obama has shaved a few years off the sentence of a federal inmate who mistakenly received a longer prison term because of a typo -- a typo that would have meant three-and-a-half more years in prison if it hadn't been caught.

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Deep sea challenge for MH370 search

BBC News - April 15, 2014 - 12:19pm
Mini-sub struggles in search for missing plane
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Pistorius trial sees Valentine card

BBC News - April 15, 2014 - 12:05pm
Oscar Pistorius' murder trial sees a Valentine's card which his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was going to give the athlete before he shot her dead.
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Court upholds EPA emission standards for hazardous air pollutants

Fox News - April 15, 2014 - 11:42am

The appeals court rejected state and industry challenges to rules designed to clean up mercury, arsenic, acid gases and other dangerous air pollutants.

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Colorado drivers say police profiling them in other states on heels of pot legalization

Fox News - April 15, 2014 - 11:33am

Colorado drivers claim they're being unjustly targeted by police officers in other states who are singling them out because of their state's recent legalization of marijuana.

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Injured Ronaldo out of cup final

BBC News - April 15, 2014 - 11:16am
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo will miss his side's Copa del Rey final against rivals Barcelona on Wednesday.
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VIDEO: Berlusconi to do community service

BBC News - April 15, 2014 - 11:04am
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi must perform a year's community service in a home for the elderly, a Milan court has ruled.
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Lebanese journalists killed in Syria

BBC News - April 15, 2014 - 11:03am
Funerals are to take place for three Lebanese journalists for the Hezbollah TV station al-Manar who were killed in Syria on Monday.
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Major Chinese shoe factory in strike

BBC News - April 15, 2014 - 10:57am
Thousands of Chinese workers at the Yue Yuen shoe factory, which supplies brands including Nike and Adidas, strike over social security payments.
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VIDEO: Wider impact of China pollution

BBC News - April 15, 2014 - 10:54am
Hazardous levels of air pollution in China and across Asia are affecting weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere, according to a study.
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VIDEO: Tackling the world's coldest marathon

BBC News - April 15, 2014 - 10:46am
The world's hardest, and coldest, marathon has taken place at Russia's Barneo Ice Station in the geographic North Pole.
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Pistorius 'heartbroken' over body

BBC News - April 15, 2014 - 10:38am
Oscar Pistorius tells his murder trial he was "heartbroken" at seeing the body of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, as the cross-examination ends.
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‘Not over’? Feds coy over next move in Nevada rancher standoff

Fox News - April 15, 2014 - 10:35am

Tensions simmered Tuesday in the standoff between federal land managers and a Nevada rancher -- but the feds are being coy about how far they'll go to pursue Cliven Bundy as both sides regroup for their next move.

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Privacy fears over FBI database

BBC News - April 15, 2014 - 10:33am
A facial recognition database being built by the FBI could contain over 52m images by 2015 causing concern to privacy campaigners
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America's $1.4 trillion Tuesday

Fox News - April 15, 2014 - 10:19am

Uncle Sam’s haul this year is going to be enormous. What does all that buy you?

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Villa suspend Lambert's assistants

BBC News - April 15, 2014 - 10:08am
Aston Villa suspend assistant manager Ian Culverhouse and coach Gary Karsa pending an internal investigation.
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US inflation stays low in March

BBC News - April 15, 2014 - 9:56am
A sharp fall in petrol prices helped to keep US consumer inflation well below the Federal Reserve's 2% target in March.
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