The Internal Revenue Service audited less than 1 percent of the income tax returns filed last year. But your odds of getting audited vary greatly, depending on income.
Terry Valdez was thinking about Jackie Robinson and Jan Brewer while she waited for the Padres and the Mariners to take the field for an early spring training game in Peoria, Ariz., on Feb. 27.
Change is coming quickly to the Boy Scouts of America after years of turmoil and debate over its membership policy, with an openly gay 17-year-old in Maryland achieving the highest rank of Eagle Scout.
Earlier this week, Boy Scout Troop 52 of Chevy Chase, one of the nation's oldest, formed a circle and gave Pascal Tessier sustained applause and some handshakes and pats on the back. His achievement comes just weeks after the organization lifted its ban on gay youth and may make him the first publicly gay Eagle approved under the new policy.
Cherry blossoms signal springtime in D.C. So do crowds of demonstrators outside the U.S. Supreme Court building.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced last night that the Department of Justice is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling to all proceedings under the department’s jurisdiction.
The sweeping policy change means that same-sex spouses cannot be compelled to testify against each other, should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly and are entitled to the same rights and privileges as federal prison inmates in opposite-sex marriages.
Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO and leaving the company following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California.
Americans took 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2013, which is the highest annual public transit ridership number in 57 years.
“Americans in growing numbers want to have more public transit services in their communities,” said American Public Transit Association board chair Peter Varga, who also is the CEO of The Rapid transit system in Grand Rapids, Mich. “Public transportation systems nationwide — in small, medium and large communities — saw ridership increases. Some reported all-time high ridership numbers.”
The Congressional Budget Office on Feb. 18 released its analysis of two options to rising the minimum wage in the United States.
The CBO reviewed the “$10.10 option” and a “$9 option.”
President Barack Obama promised in his State of the Union a year of action on the economy and environment, equality and immigration — and he said he’s ready to leave Congress in the dust to reach the administration’s goals.