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Source: Bucannon to visit with Patriots

The Patriots are hosting former Washington State safety Deone Bucannon on a pre-draft visit, a league source confirmed. Aaron Wilson of National Football Post first reported the news. Bucannon was named an Associated Press first-team...Show More Summary

What is the likelihood you will get audited by the IRS?

The Associated Press reports that budget cuts and additional responsibilities are hitting the Internal Revenue Service hard, and there are fewer agents auditing returns than at any time since the 1980s. If that's the case, what are your chances of getting audited?According to the Washington Post, pretty slim. Show More Summary

We Need Another Koch Brother!

(John Hinderaker) The Associated Press tabulates Federal Election Commission findings, and finds that Democrats have opened up a big advantage among outside groups: Deep-pocketed donors are turning over multimillion-dollar checks toShow More Summary

Ukraine takes control of airfield amid conflicts with pro-Russia separatists

Ukraine’s government says it has secured a small airport in eastern Ukraine after reported clashes with pro-Russia separatists, though some of the details remain unclear. From the Associated Press (via Boston Herald): In the first Ukrainian military action against a

Will Andrew Bogut's Injury Cost Mark Jackson Golden State Warriors Coaching Job?

Andrew Bogut 's fractured rib, as reported by the Associated Press (h/t, sends the Golden State Warriors stumbling into the postseason at a colossal disadvantage, and nobody's footing is less sure than that of head coach Mark...Show More Summary

Obama Shortens a Prison Sentence by Correcting a Typo

Associated Press WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted part of the sentence of a man convicted on drug-related charges, trimming 3½ years of jail time attributed to a typographical error in a sentencing document.

AP Names Beirut Bureau Chief, Reuters Adds Federal Reserve Reporter

18 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

A couple moves to note today, involving the Associated Press and Reuters. Details are below. Zeina Karam has been named the AP’s new Beirut bureau chief. Karam has covered the Middle East for the AP for almost 20 years. She is succeeding Elizabeth...Show More Summary

You just finished your tax return. What’s the chance you’ll get audited?

The Associated Press reported yesterday that your chances of getting audited are the lowest in years. "This year, the IRS will have fewer agents auditing returns than at any time since at least the 1980s," the report says. Noting that less than one percent of individual returns were audited last year, the story quotes IRS […]

New study suggests Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is more breakable than the iPhone 5s

The Galaxy S5 can do plenty of things that the iPhone can’t, but even with IP67 certification, Samsung still hasn’t built a more durable phone than the iPhone 5s. The Associated Press shares the latest results from SquareTrade’s durability tests, which put the iPhone 5s just half a point ahead of the brand new Galaxy S5. Show More Summary

Charter School Unions: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

In what now has become a media tradition, press outlets lit up with the news that the Pennsylvania State Education Association successfully unionized the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School by a vote of 71 to 34. The story notes, “PSEA has represented charter school teachers in the past, said spokesman Wythe Keever, but the approximately 115 teachers […]

A photograph of the blood moon caused by last night's lunar eclipse.

A photograph of the blood moon caused by last night's lunar eclipse. If you missed it, the next lunar eclipse will take place the night of October 6. Photo via Nick Ut/Associated Press. Read more...

AP's Rugaber: Continued Large Deficits Signify 'Improvement in the Nation's Finances'

On Thursday, Christopher Rugaber's assignment at the Associated Press was to cover that day's release of Uncle Sam's Monthly Treasury Statement for March. If the AP economics writer had limited the scope of his coverage to the statement itself, his coverage would have been passed muster. Show More Summary

Private Manning’s conviction upheld

Ohio sends sends us a link to the Associated Press which reports that the commander of the Military District of Washington has upheld the 35-year-sentence of the private who still has a penis named Manning; The approval by Maj. Gen. Jeffery S. Buchanan, commander of the Military District of Washington, clears the way for an […]

Russian “Fencer” buzzes USS Donald Cook in Black Sea

ROS sends us a link to the Associated Press which reports that an Russian Su-24 Fencer, a fighter aircraft, buzzed the US destroyer, the USS Donald Cook, fairly close, too; In the first public account of the incident, the officials said the Russian Fencer made 12 passes, and flew within 1,000 yards of the USS […]

Russia Jet Flies Over US Warship, Moscow Tests Ballistic Missile

The Associated Press is reporting a Russian jet flew close-range over a US warship in the Black Sea for over 90 minutes. The close proximity forced commanders to issue many warnings. The official says the fighter flew within 1,000 yards...Show More Summary

Liberal Bloggers Demand Dems Revive Strategy of Accusing GOP of Murder

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

The facts associated with Medicaid expansion suggest, at the very least, that it is impossible to directly link Dill's death to Florida's decision not to expand Medicaid. But that will not stop the president's allies in the press from adopting even the most base and immoral tactics in the attempt to stave off disaster in November.

Report: Russian Fighter Jet Makes Close Pass on U.S. Navy Ship

The Associated Press has posted a story which quotes a U.S. military official as saying that a Russian fighter jet -- which apparently was unarmed -- made several

Justice Department to investigate whether Kansas shooting was a hate crime, Holder says

Video by Associated Press The Justice Department will investigate whether federal hate crimes were committed in a Kansas shooting that left three people dead Sunday, Attorney General Eric Holder said. Holder said, in a statement released...Show More Summary

Samaritan or Snitch? Sharpton Denies Being “Informant” And Being Flipped By FBI After Drug Sting

MSNBC host Al Sharpton has long been controversial from his involvement in the Tawana Brawley scandal to questions raised about his pressing companies to give “love offerings” and associations to his legal problems. Nevertheless, his position at MSNBC is viewed as secure while President Obama continues to honor him at official White House meetings and […]

AP Reporter Wins Michael Kelly Award

Rukmini Callimachi is this year’s recipient of the Michael Kelly Award for her work as the West Africa bureau chief for the Associated Press, Atlantic Media announced yesterday. The award is given each year by Atlantic Media to a reporter...Show More Summary

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