- Obama downplays IRS scandal, blames Obamacare rollout on ‘outdated’ agencies
- Pregnancies decline overall, up among older women
- Pentagon plans to destroy Syrian chemical arms on ship at sea
- Paris Metro issues ‘politeness manual’ to improve passengers’ behavior
- Justin Bieber, crew detained at Australian airport in drug search
- Lee Rigby trial: Muslim who machete-hacked soldier calls it ‘humane’ kill
- GM ending Chevy sales in Europe to focus on Opel and Vauxhall
- Putin’s diplomats to U.S. busted for living high life off $1.5M bilked from Medicaid
- Happy Meal: Couple goes to McDonald’s, leaves with bag packed with cash
- Boehner: It took me 3 to 4 hours to sign up for Obamacare
The payroll reductions represent 2 percent of Gannett’s 32,600 employees. The division targeted in the cutbacks employs 22,400 people at newspapers that include the Indianapolis Star and the Arizona Republic.
IG: Workers didn’t comply with law
A government investigator says 133 workers at the Internal Revenue Service apparently didn’t comply with U.S. tax laws during a two-year period but the agency failed to detect them.
An IRS spokeswoman says nearly half the cases were workers who filed late returns. Those workers were due a refund, though, and didn’t owe the government taxes.
From 2004 to 2008, the IRS identified an average of nearly 8,800 employees a year who were not complying with all U.S. tax laws. Some had filed late returns or paid taxes late, while others didn’t pay taxes or didn’t pay enough.
GM pickup plants close for 2 weeks
DETROIT — General Motors Co. plans to close two U.S. pickup truck plants for two weeks in July at a time when pickup sales are starting to wane and trucks are stacking up on dealer lots.
The company said the shutdowns at the Flint, Mich., and Fort Wayne, Ind., factories have been scheduled for months to do maintenance on equipment and help to outfit the Flint plant for a third shift that’s coming in August.
Spokesman Tom Wickham wouldn’t comment on the growing pickup inventory but said workers at the factories were told about the closures during the first quarter.
Sales of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup fell nearly 16 percent last month as buyers worried that the U.S. economy was sputtering. GMC Sierra pickup sales dropped 5 percent. GM’s stockpile of trucks is about double what is considered ideal.
Apple urged to remove pro-Palestinian app
JERUSALEM — The Israeli government on Tuesday appealed to Apple Inc. to remove an application called “ThirdIntifada” from its App Store, saying the program glorifies violence against the Jewish state.
Why such hatred toward America's freedom of religion?
- 'Hunger Games' delivers Obama's message on income inequality: liberal group
- Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S.
- NAPOLITANO: Pope Francis should be saving souls, not pocketbooks
- CARSON: Getting to the top by starting at the bottom
- Activists encourage Obama to circumvent Congress, use more executive authority
- Russian diplomats busted bilking $1.5 million from Medicaid
- Democratic infighting erupts over 'we can have it all' fantasy on entitlements
- Obama returns to class warfare as poll numbers plunge
- U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with 'Top Gun'-worthy stunt: 'You really ought to go home'
- Obama lived with Uncle Onyango Obama in the 1980s, White House admits
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