The Cleveland Cavaliers fired coach Byron Scott while the Philadelphia 76ers announced that Doug Collins resigned, less than 24 hours after both teams played their final games of the National Basketball Association season.
The National Rifle Association used the threat of an election-year backlash to tamp down U.S. Senate support for expanded background checks on gun sales -- even though the lobbying group lost almost every race it spent money on during the 2012 campaign.
A weather front that is spawning severe thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Indiana is expected to bear down on Chicago and the Mississippi River valley tomorrow, according to the U.S. Storm Prediction Center.
Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline used to have a simple argument: the project would endanger Nebraska’s delicate Sand Hills region, a vast network of dunes and wetlands that have been designated a National Natural Landmark.
James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, said inflation has fallen too far below the Fed’s 2 percent goal, and a further drop could prompt increased asset purchases by the central bank.
When the modern U.S. income tax came into being a century ago, no one could have anticipated that it would become the labyrinth of rules and regulations that Americans wrestled with as they filed their returns this week.