U.S. sets out ‘bottom lines’ for Iran nuclear deal

The United States set out what it called its "bottom lines" to reach a deal with Iran to rein in its nuclear program, ahead of new talks next week. Washington had stuck to its guns that it wanted a "good deal" and had agreed to seve... Read the rest of this entry »

Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open

Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left Pres... Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. appeals court says Boston bomber trial can stay in city

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled the trial for the accused Boston Marathon bomber can go ahead in the city, over attempts from his attorneys to change the venue on the basis an impartial jury could not be seated so close to the site of ... Read the rest of this entry »

House passes one-week funding extension for Homeland Security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a one-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security late on Friday, in time to avert a partial shutdown for the agency at midnight. The two-thirds majority vote, which cam... Read the rest of this entry »

Eight dead in door-to-door Missouri shooting spree

A man armed with a handgun went on a house-to-house shooting spree in a rural Missouri town, killing seven relatives and neighbors before taking his own life, officials said on Friday. All of those killed by the gunman, identified as Joseph Aldridge, 3... Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. border officials seize record 15 tons of pot at California border

U.S. customs officers at a California border crossing seized more than 15 tons of marijuana hidden inside a tractor-trailer shipment designated as a cargo of mattresses, the biggest narcotics bust ever at that port of entry, officials said on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Tax Preparation Alert For Those With Stock-Based Compensation

Warning: A recent change in Form 1099-B basis reporting rules for employee stock options, employee stock purchase plan shares and restricted stock grants can result in duplicate reporting of the income. Don't take a chance of overpaying your taxes: Re... Read the rest of this entry »

Missouri murder spree shatters tiny community’s comfort zone

A rural Missouri county that had zero homicides last year spent Friday reeling after seven people were murdered by a man who police said went on a house-to-house shooting rampage in the middle of the night. Read the rest of this entry »

Eight dead in door-to-door Missouri shooting spree

A man armed with a handgun went on a house-to-house shooting spree in a rural Missouri town, killing seven relatives and neighbors before taking his own life, officials said on Friday. All of those killed by the gunman, identified as Joseph Aldridge, 3... Read the rest of this entry »

Adoption by same-sex parent recognized by Alabama appeals court

An Alabama appeals court ruled on Friday that the state must recognize the out-of-state adoption of three children by the estranged wife of their birth mother, lawyers for the plaintiff said. The decision comes as a handful of Alabama judges have refus... Read the rest of this entry »
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