By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press
May 27, 2015 6:13 p.m.
WASHINGTON — IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Associated Press.
By SETH ROBBINS and JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press
May 27, 2015 6:05 p.m.
HOUSTON — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a dozen others missing.
By SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press
May 27, 2015 5:46 p.m.
BAGHDAD — As Iraqi forces gathered for a major new offensive to try to take back the sprawling Sunni heartland of Anbar province, Islamic State militants struck first, unleashing a wave of suicide bombings that killed at least 17 soldiers.
By LYNNE O'DONNELL, Associated Press
May 27, 2015 5:44 p.m.
KABUL, Afghanistan — An all-night siege in an upscale neighborhood of the Afghan capital, Kabul, ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed Taliban attackers, though no civilians or security personnel were injured or killed, an Afghan official said.
By Zaid Al-Alayaa and Laura King, Los Angeles Times
May 27, 2015 5:42 p.m.
SANAA, Yemen — Thunderous airstrikes hit Yemen's capital, a Red Sea naval port and a border province Wednesday, killing at least 75 people and injuring more than 100 others, officials and residents said. It is believed to be the largest single-day death toll of the 2-month-old Saudi-led aerial offensive.
By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press
May 27, 2015 1:18 p.m.
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Defense Secretary Ash Carter says China's campaign to build artificial islands in the South China Sea is uniting other countries in the region and spurring calls for the U.S. to get more involved there.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Dixieland jazz band walked ahead of a slow black hearse and a crowd of thousands followed as the city of Memphis said farewell Wednesday to blues legend B.B. King with a tribute and processional down Beale Street.
By ALLEN REED, Associated Press
May 27, 2015 1:03 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal appeals court struck down one of the nation's toughest abortion restrictions on Wednesday, ruling that women would be unconstitutionally burdened by an Arkansas law that bans abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Joining other weather teams, government forecasters on Wednesday called for a slower-than-normal hurricane season, adding fuel to the debate over whether the 20-year era of tropical intensity is finally drawing to an end.
By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press
May 27, 2015 12:09 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new rules shielding small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama administration said Wednesday.
By DAVE KOLPACK and BLAKE NICHOLSON, Associated Press
May 27, 2015 12:07 p.m.
BISMARCK, N.D. — An autopsy will determine if a man had drugs or alcohol in his system when he fatally shot one worker and injured a second before killing himself at a North Dakota Wal-Mart store, police said Wednesday.