Lois Lerner, the mid-level Internal Revenue Service official at the center of a controversy over treatment of small-government groups, invoked her right not to testify after reading a statement denying that she had committed any crimes.
Cocoa fell in London and New York on speculation prices that rallied yesterday climbed too far as rainfall may favor crop development in West Africa, the main growing region. Raw sugar rose in New York.
Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman’s self-portrait of an executive intentionally distanced from political controversy will be tested today by House Republicans eager to uncover details about the tax agency’s scrutiny of small-government groups.
Rescue operations were winding down a day after a killer tornado more than a mile wide flattened hundreds of homes and two schools in an Oklahoma City suburb. The state medical examiner said 24 people died.
Rescue operations are winding down a day after a killer tornado more than a mile wide flattened hundreds of homes and two schools in an Oklahoma City suburb, killing at least 24 and injuring another 237.