U.S. to announce crackdown on IRS impersonation scam

A security camera hangs near a corner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government will announce on Thursday morning the arrest and indictment of individuals suspected of scamming taxpayers since 2013 by impersonating Internal Revenue Service officials, a Treasury Department watchdog said. The Justice Department will unveil details of the crackdown at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT) on www.justice.gov/live-stream, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said in a statement. (Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

'Bridgegate' jury in New Jersey to hear closing arguments

New Jersey Governor Christie reacts to a question during a news conference in TrentonLawyers in New Jersey's "Bridgegate" trial will begin delivering closing arguments on Thursday, seeking to sway jurors deliberating the fate of two former allies of Governor Chris Christie. Jurors heard more than a month of testimony in the trial of Bridget Anne Kelly, Christie's former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Baroni, former deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, operator of the bridge. Closing arguments are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. in federal court in Newark, New Jersey, and are expected to last into Friday.

Exclusive: Casino mogul Adelson says no certainty over Las Vegas stadium for NFL's Raiders

Las Vegas casino owner Sheldon Adelson attends the U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in HempsteadCasino mogul Sheldon Adelson said he is prepared to walk away from a deal to build a stadium that would help relocate the National Football League's Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas if terms offered by the team do not improve. "I negotiated to bring in the Oakland Raiders, an NFL football team from Oakland, because they don't have a stadium there, that I would build a stadium and rent it out to the Oakland Raiders," Adelson said on Wednesday during a travel technology conference in Tel Aviv. Adelson, who succeeded this month in getting legislation passed to enable the construction of the stadium, said his problems now involve negotiations with the Raiders.

Belgian deal clears way for EU-Canada free trade pact

Minister-President of Wallonia, Paul Magnette, speaks with the media during a break in a meeting at the Belgium Prime Minister's residence in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Belgium is stretching talks to convince its region of Wallonia to give the necessary backing to a trade deal between the European Union and Canada into the eve of a summit to sign the landmark agreement.(AP Photo/Thierry Monasse)BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Canada are on the cusp of sealing a landmark free trade deal after the Belgian government on Thursday overcame an impasse with its regional authorities, which had been seeking more protections from multinationals.

UVa attorney wanted 'Jackie' to disavow Rolling Stone story

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A University of Virginia attorney asked a student who claimed in a Rolling Stone story that she was gang-raped to disavow the article after it was published.

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