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Apple To Pay $14.5 Billion in Tax

E.U. antitrust regulators ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay up to $14.5 billion in taxes to the Irish government after ruling that a special scheme to route profits through Ireland was illegal state aid

Democratic Nominee for President of the United States former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Candidates Withhold Records

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are less forthcoming than past presidential candidates, choosing not to follow long-held practices for transparency and scrapping traditions such as voluntarily releasing medical disclosures and tax returns

LOS ANGELES, CA - 1987: Star of the original "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" and "Blazing Saddles," actor Gene Wilder, poses during a 1987 Los Angeles, California photo portrait session. Wilder starred with Richard Pryor in a string of hit films including "Silver Streak" and "Stir Crazy." (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Gene Wilder, Willy Wonka and Blazing Saddles Star, Dies

Gene Wilder, the star comedy classics as "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," has died. Along with his longtime collaboration with Mel Brooks, Wilder was known for playing the charming candy man in the children's favorite "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory"

Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, arrives to a Senate luncheon meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

How Tuesday’s Primaries Reflect the 2016 Elections

Sen. John McCain and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz are under pressure as congressional primary voters in Arizona and Florida head to the polls to pick their favorite candidates to run for Congress and the results could be unpredictable

Apple Starts iPhone 6 Sales In Germany

Apple Is Expected to Debut Its New iPhone Next Week

Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco. The tech giant announced the date for the launch by sending out invitations to tech journalists and industry analysts

Hillary Clinton; Donald Trump

How Clinton and Trump Are Prepping for Debates

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off in the first of three presidential debates. Both candidates have started debate prep, with Trump relying on former Fox News boss Roger Ailes and Clinton studying Trump's past comments


Huma Abedin Announces Split From Anthony Weiner

Huma Abedin says she’s splitting from Anthony Weiner after reports that he was caught in another sexting scandal. “After long and painful separation consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband," she said

View of empty corridor in prison

Iran Releases Jailed Texas Graduate Student

Iran's state newspaper is saying authorities have released a jailed Iranian Texas graduate student after nearly five years. Omid Kokabee's lawyer reportedly said the country's judiciary will allow him to enjoy "conditional freedom" for the rest of his 10-year sentence

The mushroom cloud produced by the first explosion by the Americans of a hydrogen bomb at Eniwetok Atoll in the South Pacific.

Scientists Say a New Geological Epoch Is Here

Humanity's influence on the Earth is so great, an entirely new geological epoch called the Anthropocene should be declared, according to scientists who recommended the change to the International Geological Congress