Washington's top tax official has been fired as President Barack Obama seeks to stem a rising tide of criticism over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups for special scrutiny.
WASHINGTON: The acting head of the US Internal Revenue Service has quit after the tax office became embroiled in a controversy over the targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
Lawmakers pounded US Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday with questions about the Justice Department's secret seizure of Associated Press telephone records, and grew frustrated when he said he had limited answers.
Google has steered the focus at this year's developers' conference away from gimmicks and back to its core online offerings.
The United States said on Wednesday it is concerned with the increase in tensions between Taiwan and the Philippines over the killing of a fisherman from Taiwan last week and urged them to work their through their differences as quickly as possible.
Russian state television aired footage Wednesday from Russia's security services claiming that another alleged American spy was expelled earlier this year.
Scandal fever has so thoroughly gripped Washington some players were having difficulty distinguishing one from another on Tuesday.
Indonesia’s president has significantly boosted Schapelle Corby’s chance of parole by apparently clearing away the biggest remaining hurdle — her immigration status.
A forensic analysis of a photograph that was awarded World Press Photo of the Year has concluded that it was not significantly manipulated, despite allegations that the image was "faked with Photoshop".
Was he or wasn't he? The video footage shows the new Czech president clearly worse for wear, propping himself up against a wall at a public event, struggling to negotiate a step and being aided by a cardinal.
BUDGET night has come and gone and the New England electorate stands to benefit from $81.56 million in ...