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Global soccer officials arrested in U.S., Swiss corruption cases

ZURICH - Swiss police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global soccer on Wednesday, announcing a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two world cups and plunging the world's most popular sport into turmoil. | Video

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Data thieves gain access to 100,000 U.S. taxpayers' information: IRS

- Tax return information for about 100,000 U.S. taxpayers was illegally accessed by cyber criminals over the past four months, U.S. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of data thefts that have alarmed American consumers.

Politics, U.S. 26 May 2015

Charter's $56 billion Time Warner Cable deal to face U.S. scrutiny

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - Charter Communications Inc, seeking to remake the U.S. cable television industry by acquiring larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc for $56 billion, will try to skirt the regulatory obstacles that helped sink Comcast Corp's earlier bid for Time Warner Cable. | Video

Tech, Deals 26 May 2015

Afghan Taliban gunmen killed after attack on Kabul guesthouse

KABUL - Four Taliban insurgents armed with assault rifles and a grenade launcher stormed a guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital overnight and held out for hours until they were killed by government forces early on Wednesday, officials said. | Video

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Teenager in Austrian 'Playstation' terrorism case gets two years

VIENNA - A 14-year-old boy from Austria who downloaded bomb-making plans onto his Playstation games console was sentenced to a two-year jail term on Tuesday after pleading guilty to terrorism charges, a court spokeswoman said.

26 May 2015

Cleveland agrees to limit police use of force after shootings

WASHINGTON/CLEVELAND - The Cleveland police department has agreed to train officers to minimize racial bias and the use of excessive force in a deal with the U.S. Department of Justice after a pattern of abuses was detailed in a report last year, officials said on Tuesday.

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Appeals court rules with states challenging Obama's immigration action

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's plan to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation was dealt another setback on Tuesday when a U.S. appeals court refused to lift a block put in place by 26 states that argued Obama overstepped his authority.