77,000 foreign banks to share tax info with IRS

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 77,000 foreign banks have agreed to share information about U.S. account holders as part of a crackdown on offshore tax evasion, the Treasury Department said Monday. The list includes 515 Russian financial institutions. Russian banks had to...
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Ballmer brings cheer, competitiveness to Clippers

FILE – In this Oct. 18, 2011 file photo, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at the Web. 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. For decades, Ballmer has been Microsoft’s biggest cheerleader with his big, booming voice and energetic high-fives, which are famous around Seattle....
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Bird thinks Pacers’ best move is staying course

Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel speaks during a news conference following Game 6 in the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Friday, May 30, 2014, in Miami. The Miami Heat defeated the Pacers 117-92 to advance to the NBA finals. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Indiana...

France hosts dueling dinners for Obama, Putin

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande certainly won’t go hungry this Thursday night. He’s dining twice — first with U.S. President Barack Obama, then with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It will be digestive and logistical challenge, but...

Judge asks about cost of Milwaukee cemeteries

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal judges on Monday peppered attorneys with questions about how much the bankrupt Archdiocese of Milwaukee spends to maintain its cemeteries and whether there is a strong interest in making maintenance funds available to compensate victims of clergy...
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ISM corrects factory index to show solid growth

In this May 13, 2014 photo, Dave Roop, of Cicero, Ind., works on the line of a Chrysler transmission manufacturing facility in Tipton, Ind. The Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for May on Monday, June 2, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast) In this May 13,...
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Clues sought in deadly Massachusetts jet crash

FILE – In this May 27, 2014, file photo businessman Lewis Katz arrives for a closed-door auction to buy the The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz is among the seven people killed in a fiery plane...
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Spain: King abdicates for his more popular son

FILE – In this Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, file photo Spain’s King Juan Carlos leaves after the official opening of the Parliament, in Madrid. Spain’s King Juan Carlos plans to abdicate and pave the way for his son, Crown Prince Felipe, to take over, Spanish Prime...
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Lupita Nyong’o joins ‘Star Wars’ cast

FILE – This May 15, 2014 file photo shows Lupita Nyong’o at the IFP and Calvin Klein Women In Film Party at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. The Walt Disney Co. announced Monday, June 2, that Nyong’o is joining the cast o...
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Nadal wins again to reach French Open quarters

Spain’s Rafael Nadal serves the ball during the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Monday, June 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler) Spain’s Rafael Nadal serves...