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Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols dies

CNN - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:36
Director Mike Nichols, one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award, died Wednesday evening, according to a note from ABC News' president to its staff.
Categories: National News

Extreme sports: Pushing the limits

CNN World - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:35
Categories: International News

Bumpy ride for Ford's car-testing robots

Business News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:31
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General Motors hit with $3 billion lawsuit over recalls

Business News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:28
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Ayman Mohyeldin to be MSNBC fill-in anchor

Business News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:21
NBC News foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin, who's coverage of the conflict in Gaza was both celebrated and scrutinized, is moving to New York and joining MSNBC as a fill-in anchor.

MSU One Of Eight Teams Invited To Puerto Rico Classic

Bulldog Beat - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:21
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Next year, Mississippi State will venture outside the friendly confines of the continental United States to play some basketball.

Anchor did this on air

CNN World - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:12
Anchor wears SAME suit for a whole year. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports that smelling good isn't his strong suit.
Categories: International News

Female police recruits' virginity test

CNN World - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:11
Women joining Indonesia's police are subjected to invasive virginity tests, human rights activists say.
Categories: International News

Great white caught near beach

CNN World - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:10
A 2.5 meter long great white shark was found tangled in nets surrounding one of Sydney's busiest beaches.
Categories: International News

Mystery Russian spacecraft tracked

CNN - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:04
CNN's Chad Myers reports on a Russian object in space on a mission that remains unclear to the U.S.
Categories: National News

See snowstorm from drone

CNN - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:00
James Grimaldi used an aerial drone to capture video of a winter storm hitting his upstate New York town.
Categories: National News

Firefox dumps Google for Yahoo as default search engine

Business News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:44
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Egg Bowl Week 'Dawg Talk' Set For Tuesday, Nov. 25

Bulldog Beat - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:32
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Dawg Talk, Mississippi State's one-hour radio show featuring head football coach Dan Mullen, will air at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 during Egg Bowl week live from the Dawg House Sports Grill in downtown Starkville.

Best Buy tells Amazon: Take that!

Business News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:11
In the battle against the almighty Amazon, Best Buy just booked a win for the brick and mortar team.

Taxi rival bills itself as 'non a-hole' Uber

Business News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:44
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Tax-Savings Tips From Licensed Experts

Lifestyles - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:29
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(NewsUSA) - As tax season approaches, there's still time to talk to a licensed tax specialist about your withholding and other possibilities for improving your tax-time savings.

The National Association of Enrolled Agents -- a group of licensed tax practitioners who focus solely on taxation year-round -- offers these tips:

* Increase or max out retirement contributions. Contribute more to your 401(k) to reduce your taxable income and your tax bill.

* The tax break for making a charitable gift from an Individual Retirement Account expired on Dec. 31, 2013. Anticipating that Congress will extend the deduction for 2014, some financial advisors are advising their clients to make the donations from their IRAs.

* If you can itemize deductions, giving to charity may also reduce your tax bill. In addition to contributions made by cash, check or credit card, items around the home that are in good condition can be donated to a qualified charitable organization. Remember to make a list of the items and determine their fair market value. Clip the list to the receipt from the organization, and keep it with your tax documents. Photos of donated items are also recommended.

* Gift-giving is another great tool. For 2014, the annual gift tax exclusion remains the same as 2013 at $14,000 ($28,000 for married couples making split-gifts).

* Sometimes, a major life change is thrown your way, and you might not think of it as a tax deduction. If you found yourself looking for a new job, then agency fees, resume expenses, career counseling costs and travel related to the job search may be deductible even if the job search was unsuccessful.

* On Jan. 1, 2013, the 3.8 percent net investment income (NII) surtax took effect. The surtax, which was passed by Congress to help fund health care reform, is imposed on the net investment in- come of higher-income individuals, estates and trusts that exceed certain thresholds. Generally, the surtax applies to passive income but can also hit capital gains from the disposition of property. Strategies should be considered to minimize, if possible, the surtax. The 0.9 percent Additional Medicare Tax that reaches higher-income individuals became effective on Jan. 1, 2013 as well.

* Watch the news. Late tax legislation by Congress might mean a delay to the start of the tax-filing season -- as was the case in 2013. If any adjustments in your plans need to be made, you won't be too late.

For more tips and to find an en- rolled agent, visit www.naea.org.

5 Thai students detained after 'Hunger Games' salute

CNN World - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:13
Five university students who used the signature three-fingered salute from "The Hunger Games" in front of Thailand's Prime Minister were detained Wednesday and told they'll face a charge of breaking martial law, a lawyer said.
Categories: International News

Russian website streams thousands of private webcams

Business News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:04
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Minivans fail spectacularly in crash test

Business News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:48
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See Paul McCartney -- in virtual reality!

Business News - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:46
Have you ever thought to yourself, "I really like this Paul McCartney song, but I wish I could see him playing it from multiple angles?"

 

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