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$4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

| |Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop.

2009 Fort Hood shooting victim: ‘Don’t give up’

| |Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

One of the wounded in the 2009 massacre hopes to help victims of the latest shooting.

Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood

| |Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during last week's Fort Hood shooting spree. "We somehow bear what seems unbearable," he declared.

GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap

| |Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall's congressional elections.

At civil rights summit, former President Carter decries inequalities for blacks, women

|Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

Former President Jimmy Carter says the country “is pretty much dormant” on disparities.

Motorola defends contracting practices

| |Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

The company calls a series of articles “disturbing” but does not address concerns about its radio prices.

Electrical device helps paralyzed men move legs

| |Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man's spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they've done the same with three other patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke.

Heartbleed bug causes major security headache

| |Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information.

Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school

| |Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a "blank expression" stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an assistant principal tackled him.

Top-paid Medicare doctors say they have reasons

| |Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare?