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IRS: Refund checks down 8% compared to last year
Think your refund is going up this year? You may want to think again. New IRS data released on Friday shows that the average refund check is down 8.4 percent compared to last year.
The IRS reports that the average refund distributed so far this tax season has been $1,865. That is an 8.4 percent drop compared to last year's average refund of $2,035.
The rate that returns are being processed is also way down. The total number of returns processed so far this tax season is 13,306,000. That is a 25.8 percent drop from last year at this time.Read the full article
Michael Cohen, President Trump's ex-lawyer, pleads guilty to lying to Congress about Trump deal
President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, confessed in a surprise guilty plea Thursday that he lied to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal he pursued on Trump's behalf during the heat of the 2016 Republican campaign. He said he lied to be consistent with Trump's "political messaging."
Cohen's plea arrangement made clear that prosecutors believe that while Trump insisted repeatedly throughout the campaign that he had no business dealings in Russia, his lawyer was continuing to pursue the Trump Tower Moscow project weeks after his boss had clinched the Republican nomination for president and well after the point he and his associates have publicly acknowledged.
Cohen said he discussed the proposal with Trump on multiple occasions and with members of the president's family, according to court papers filed by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the presidential election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign. Cohen acknowledged considering traveling to Moscow to discuss the project.Read the full article
Camp Fire now most destructive wildfire in California history; 9 dead
The Butte County Sheriff's Coroner confirmed nine fatalities stemming from the 90,000 acre Camp Fire that began early Thursday morning just east of the town of Paradise, California.
The sheriff says they have taken 35 reports of missing people .
Speaking at a news conference with cooperating agencies, officials addressed the public from Silver County Fairgrounds Friday evening.Read the full article
Group of peacocks spotted in Port Richey neighborhood
FDA approves first drug for treating postpartum depression
New measure could make voting in Florida more difficult for ex-felons
Volunteers sew cancer caps for patients at Morton Plant Hospital
DeSantis suspends vice mayor of Port Richey amid conspiracy scandal