Tax apps

Apps for tax filing

The deadline to file your 2013 income tax is just a few days away. And if you have a simple return, filing your taxes could be as simple as downloading an app.…
Ft. Hood Memorial

Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood

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. …
Daycare crash suspect

Police seek driver in deadly Fla. day care crash

The man with a long history of arrests whom authorities are seeking in a deadly car crash into a Florida day care center was the driver of the vehicle that fled the scene, the Florida Highway Patrol said early Thursday. …
Flight search

Possible 5th underwater signal heard in Flight 370 search

An Australian aircraft Thursday detected what may be the fifth signal coming from a man-made device deep in the Indian Ocean, adding to hopes that searchers will soon pinpoint the object's location and send down a robotic vehicle to confirm if it is a black box from the missing Malaysian jet. …
Pa. school stabbing

Pa. school stabbing suspect described as quiet and reserved

Investigators say the teen walked the halls of his school armed with two kitchen knives, slashing and stabbing arms and torsos as he walked. All it took was five minutes for the sophomore to make his way through nearly two dozen people, 21 students and the school resource officer. …
Toyota recall

Toyota, GM recalls push US to near-record pace

On Wednesday, Toyota announced it was recalling nearly 1.8 million vehicles in the U.S. to fix a spate of problems, including air bags that might not inflate. It's part of a worldwide recall of 6.4 million cars and trucks.…
Bacon

US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.…
Camp Lejeune

Marine shot and killed at Camp Lejeune

Naval officers are investigating a shooting at Camp Lejeune. Tuesday evening, a marine was shot and killed at the base's main gate.…
A Salvation Army disaster services vehicle drives past a school bus onto the campus of the Franklin Regional School District where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

4 students seriously hurt in Pa. school stabbings

A doctor says some victims of a multiple stabbing at a high school near Pittsburgh have suffered injuries classified as life-threatening, though all are expected to survive.…
FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, a banner with the Twitter logo hangs on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange in New York the day after the company went public. Stocks are down for many technology companies, including Twitter, which is down 35 percent since early March 2014. Biotechnology companies have also been hit hard. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Twitter tweaks website to attract new users

As Twitter looks to broaden its appeal beyond its 241 million users, the company is introducing a redesign of profile pages that includes bigger photos, more user controls and a distinct resemblance to Facebook. …
Windows XP

Microsoft XP support end Tuesday

On Tuesday Microsoft will stop supporting machines that use its popular XP operating system, which could leave millions of people vulnerable to hacker attacks.…
Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier, center embraces his mother, Carmen Velasquez as the team, including head coach Kevin Ollie, watches a highlight video of March Madness after their team beat Kentucky, 60-54 at the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Huskies flash athleticism in title game

Most of the scouting reports said the same thing: Connecticut was no match for the athleticism of Kentucky and all those high-flying freshmen.…
In this Jan. 5, 1942, file photo, Mickey Rooney, 21, Movieland's No. 1 box office star, and Ava Gardner, 19, of Wilson, N.C., pose together in Santa Barbara, Calif., shortly after the couple applied for a marriage license. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his North Hollywood, Calif. home. He was 93. (AP Photo/File)

Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.…
This image provided by the Joint Agency Coordination Centre on Monday, April 7, 2014, shows a map indicating the locations of search vessels looking for signs of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. An Australian official overseeing the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane said underwater sounds picked up by equipment on an Australian navy ship are consistent with transmissions from black box recorders on a plane. (AP Photo/Joint Agency Coordination Centre)

Possible signals from lost jet’s black boxes heard

U.S. Navy equipment has picked up signals consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes, an Australian search official said Monday, describing the discovery as "a most promising lead" in the nearly month-long hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.…