Final Ringling Bros. show at Nassau Coliseum sells out

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Officials with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey say the iconic traveling circus' final show at the newly renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island is sold out.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

King Day highlights transition from Obama to Trump

ATLANTA (AP) — As Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation's first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with most non-white voters.

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  • Written by BILL BARROW , Associated Press

Stark inequality: Oxfam says 8 men as rich as half the world

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday.

  • Written by PAN PYLAS , Associated Press

Some refunds delayed as IRS battle against fraud intensifies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service's battle against fraud and identity theft is intensifying as the tax filing season opens, and some of the neediest taxpayers are getting caught in the middle.

  • Written by CAROLE FELDMAN , Associated Press