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  • [FILE] U.S. Internal Revenue Service building, Washington D.C.
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    Criminals use IRS website to steal data from taxpayers

    A “sophisticated” organized crime syndicate used the IRS website to steal tax forms full of personal financial information on 104,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday. Until the IRS discovered this latest data leak, its website provided a service called “Get Transcript.” It’s an easy way to download several years of tax forms for tasks like applying for a mortgage, or college financial aid. An unnamed cybermafia used this app to download forms full of personal information. They posed as legitimate […]

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    Shooter kills employee, wounds another at North Dakota Walmart

    NORTH DAKOTA — A 21-year-old airman shot two Walmart employees, killing one, before apparently ending his own life in the store on Tuesday, police in Grand Forks said in a written statement. Marcell Willis also fired once at a third employee but missed before he shot himself with a handgun, Grand Forks police said. Willis died at a hospital. He was stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base. Andy Legg, who was shopping in the store, told CNN affiliate WDAY […]

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    Heat wave in India kills over 1,100 people

    INDIA — A heat wave has killed 1,118 people in India in less than a week, the disaster management authority for the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana said Tuesday. The worst-hit area is the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh, where authorities say 852 people have died. Another 266 have died in the neighboring state of Telangana. About one-third of the country’s 1.2 billion people have access to electricity, meaning millions of homeless people are enduring the blistering heat without […]

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    Pizza Hut and Taco Bell to remove artificial ingredients

    NEW YORK — Pizza Hut is getting rid of artificial ingredients from its pizzas. The restaurant chain’s corporate parent Yum! Brands said all artificial colors and flavors will be removed from the pizzas by the end of July. Taco Bell will also follow suit by removing artificial colors and flavor, and also trans fats, by the end of 2015. Pizza Hut CEO David Gibbs said it was in response to customer demands. “You don’t get the honor of being America’s […]

  • A historic drought is forcing one Sanger, California rancher to thin his heard of horces.

    Drought turns Californians against water bottling companies

    As California residents are forced to cut back their water use, some are outraged that companies bottling water there aren’t asked to do the same. They’ve made a scapegoat of big names like Nestle, which operates five water bottling plants in California. Dozens of activists protested outside two of the plants last week and online petitions have garnered thousands of signatures demanding Nestle halt its bottling operations. In fact, there are 110 water bottling plants in the state. In addition […]

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    Police hunt for gunman who killed New Mexico officer

    NEW MEXICO — Police in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, are searching for a man who shot and killed an on-duty officer Monday night. Chief Michael Geier said the man fled the scene in a Dodge pickup. Authorities are questioning a person in connection with the shooting. A witness, Elijah Ortiz y Pino, said he heard four gunshots and then came around a corner to see someone giving CPR to an officer. “I didn’t see nobody running, no cars trying to […]

  • Flooding in Austin, Texas.

    Star high school student-athlete is among over 20 dead in storms in Texas & Oklahoma

    There was nothing, it seemed, that Alyssa Renee Ramirez couldn’t do. She had friends everywhere in her hometown of Devine, Texas. At Devine High School, she was student council president and co-editor of the yearbook. She starred on the tennis and volleyball teams, not to mention as a cheerleader. And the reigning homecoming queen had one last dance in her Saturday night, as she, her date and their friends lived it up at prom. Ramirez never made it home. Her […]

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    Is it ever appropriate to snoop on your partner?

    Here’s a scenario to consider: Your partner leaves his cell phone on the dining room table. His texts and emails can be easily accessed with just the touch of a fingertip. Would you look? Have you ever looked? If you said yes, you are definitely not alone. In a 2013 study conducted in the United Kingdom and reported in The Telegraph, 34 percent of women admitted they had looked through the cell phone of a partner or ex-partner without their […]

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    “It was just a pain that I have never felt before,” Woman undergoes emergency surgery after barbecue

    WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WFSB) – Once the weather clears, many families will be enjoying their time outside with a barbecue. However, doctors say the way you clean your grill could put your family in serious danger. After eating a burger from the grill, Cheryl Harrison said she knew something was terribly wrong. Within 48 hours, she suffered severe stomach pain and was rushed to the hospital. “It was just a pain that I have never felt before,” Harrison said. “I felt […]

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    “I believe my father was murdered,” Daughters claim B.B. King was poisoned

    (CNN) – There is some contention about what caused the death of a music legend earlier the month. On May 14, B.B. King died in home hospice care at the age of 89. At the time of his death, no investigation was conducted and King’s attending physician listed his cause of death as multi-infarct dementia, which is caused by a series of small strokes. Now, King’s daughters, Patty King and Karen Williams, are alleging the blues legend was poisoned by […]

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    Terrifying Video: Florida bounce house gets lifted by water spout, 3 kids injured

    FLORIDA — Three children were injured on Monday when a waterspout came onshore and lifted the inflatable bounce house they were in, authorities said. Fort Lauderdale Police spokesman Keven Dupree says when the waterspout came ashore Monday afternoon, it uprooted the bounce house and sent it across a parking lot and over four lanes of traffic.   Dupree says the children immediately fell onto the sand, and were conscious and alert when they were transported to the hospital. The National […]