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National & World More cash-strapped Americans turn to tax refund advances More cash-strapped Americans turn to tax refund advances
Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when getting tax preparation help, according to new federal data raising concerns among regulators about whether consumers are fully informed about the fees.
National & World Judge orders US release of military detainee abuse photos Judge orders US release of military detainee abuse photos
The U.S. must release photographs showing abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, a federal judge has ruled in a long-running clash over letting the world see potentially disturbing images of how the military treated prisoners.
National & World Hot plate may have sparked fire that killed 7 NYC children
A fire apparently caused by a malfunctioning hotplate left on for the Sabbath tore through a Brooklyn home early Saturday, leaving seven children from the same Orthodox Jewish family dead and their mother and another child in critical condition, authorities said.
National & World Man shot at New Orleans international airport Man shot at New Orleans international airport
A 63-year-old man was shot Friday at a security checkpoint in the New Orleans international airport after he cut a guard with a machete and sprayed two others with wasp spray.