Feds: 5 arrested, accused of scam posing as IRS agents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department has arrested five people in Miami accused of posing as IRS agents in telephone calls and demanding immediate payment of overdue taxes, a scheme that netted them an estimated $2 million, a top official said Tuesday.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Friends, Romans: Help restore Rome's ruins, monuments

ROME (AP) — Friends, Romans, countrymen! Oh yes, and countrywomen. And people in far-flung nations. Everyone, basically. Rome is seeking all the sponsors it can find to fund the monumental job of restoring and maintaining its hundreds of fountains, statues, archaeological sites and historic palazzos.

  • Written by FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press

Unnamed 'Oxygen Thief' becomes self-published success

NEW YORK (AP) — The fair-skinned man with the hoodie and dark ski cap sits on a bench outside McNally Jackson Books in downtown Manhattan, where neither patrons nor employees seem aware that he's the author of a work so in demand at the store that it's often out of stock.

  • Written by HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer

Many Vietnam vets say they support lifting of arms embargo

CHICAGO (AP) — The way Terry Neilen sees it, lifting the ban on U.S. arms sales to Vietnam makes sense in the face of China's growing influence in the region.

  • Written by TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press