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Companies' data security in question after Sony hack

Companies on high alert as Sony hacking puts focus on corporate cybersecurity flaws

Updated 01 minutes, 01 seconds ago

IRS head says budget cuts could delay tax refunds

Budget cuts at the IRS could delay tax refunds, reduce taxpayer services and hurt enforcement efforts, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Thursday. About half the people who call the IRS for assistance this filing season won't be able to get through to a person, Koskinen said. Once tax returns are filed, there will be fewer agents to audit them.

Updated 26 minutes, 13 seconds ago

NASA's Orion spacecraft back in Florida after test flight

NASA's Orion spacecraft back home in Florida after test flight

Updated 34 minutes, 47 seconds ago

US not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack

Report: Government lacks disaster-relief coordination, unprepared for handling nuclear attack

Updated 41 minutes, 01 seconds ago

Obama calls in to Massachusetts governor's show

'Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville' among last callers to Massachusetts governor's show

Updated 41 minutes, 03 seconds ago

Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

Timeline of key events in the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

Updated 1 hours, 16 minutes ago

Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking

Sony emails reveal loose use of passwords and IDs, ripe for hacking

Updated 1 hours, 17 minutes ago

US tapped contractors to do its sneaky work in Cuba

For risky efforts in Cuba, US outsourced the sneaky work to contractors that fell short

Updated 1 hours, 41 minutes ago

It's law now: 'No Social Security for Nazis'

Closing a loophole that sparked outrage, new law blocks benefits for Nazi war crime suspects

Updated 1 hours, 41 minutes ago

A post-election flurry: Obama tests his powers

In a post-election flurry, Obama testing his powers and setting an activist course

Updated 1 hours, 42 minutes ago

Top Islamic militants killed; more US troops going to Iraq

Top Islamic State leaders killed; more US troops heading to Iraq in a couple of weeks

Updated 1 hours, 42 minutes ago

Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

Obama's new policy on Cuba unlikely to be stopped by Congress despite some strong objections

Updated 1 hours, 42 minutes ago

For US and Cuba, normalcy will take many steps

Close but no cigar just yet: Revival of US-Cuba ties will unfold over time

Updated 1 hours, 55 minutes ago

Next steps on Cuba: Normalizing could take awhile

What's next on Cuba, step by step: Ending a half-century of hostility won't happen overnight

Friday - 12/19/2014, 03:24am EST

President signs legislation ending Nazi benefit checks

Obama signs bill blocking benefits for Nazi war crimes suspects after swift action by Congress

Friday - 12/19/2014, 03:24am EST

Dow industrials have their best day in three years

US stocks surge for a second day after Fed's rate pledge; Dow soars more than 400 points

Friday - 12/19/2014, 12:14am EST

Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert

Companies on high alert as Sony hacking puts focus on corporate cybersecurity flaws

Friday - 12/19/2014, 12:12am EST

AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

AP IMPACT: At least 786 kids die of abuse or neglect under watch of child protective services

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 11:38pm EST

Land, water rights needed for Nevada nuclear dump

Nuclear regulators say land, water rights needed for Nevada radioactive waste repository site

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 08:26pm EST

US announces protections for transgender workers

Justice Department announces protections for transgender workers who allege discrimination

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 07:50pm EST
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