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Report shows lavish spending at IRS conference

The Internal Revenue Service spent millions of taxpayer dollars on everything from event planners' commissions to speakers' fees to guest prizes to parody videos at a 2010 conference, an audit of the agency shows.

5-month-old child found inside home of murder/suicide

UPDATE: Officials say Brandon Colona, 26, shot and killed his girlfriend, Theresa Doby, 21, before turning the gun on himself. We're told they were living together in the home.

Couple charged with 27 counts of animal cruelty for condition of home; children removed by state

A couple’s compassion for stray animals created a dangerous and toxic environment for their two children, as well as the animals they were hoping to save.

FBI releases 2012 preliminary annual crime stats

According to the FBI's Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report, released today, the nation experienced a 1.2 percent increase in the number of violent crimes and a 0.8 percent decline in the number of property crimes in 2012 when compared w

VIDEO: Police dog puts paw on officer's casket during emotional farewell

There was a somber farewell in Kentucky last week for the police officer killed in an ambush.

Michael Douglas says 'oral sex' possible cause of his throat cancer

Michael Douglas' publicist is backing away from a report about what caused the actor's throat cancer. "The Guardian" newspaper reports that in an interview Douglas revealed

Ford Motor Co. recalling 465,000 Fords, Lincolns due to fuel leak

Ford Motor is recalling 465,000 2013 vehicles because a fuel leak could lead to a fire. The models include the Ford Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, Interceptor Utility and Interceptor Sedan, and the Lincoln MKS, MKT and MKZ.

At least 112 killed in China plant fire

An early morning fire at a poultry processing plant in northeast China killed at least 112 people, state-run Xinhua news agency said. Another 54 workers were injured.

Is pork a national security asset?

 Is America's pig supply a critical national security asset? That's a question being raised by the planned $5 billion acquisition of Smithfield Foods by China's Shuanghui International.

Schumer thinks immigration bill will pass by July 4

 Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, part of the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" on immigration reform, predicted Sunday that the Senate will pass his group's bill by July 4.