The IRS official who oversees tax-exempt groups has suddenly backed out of a Western Mass speaking engagement. Lois Lerner was supposed to speak at the Western New England Law School commencement in Springfield. Now she says she doesn’t want her presence to distract from the ceremony. Lerner recently told reporters she’s not good at math, when questioned about the unfolding scandal at the agency.
The co-pilot of the airliner that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard, appears to have brought the plane down deliberately.
All 150 people on board the jet - including three Americans - were killed Tuesday when it crashed in the French Alps.
Senate Republicans will try to pass their own budget after House Republicans pushed through a plan that deeply cuts programs for the poor.
The United States is struggling to secure a framework nuclear deal by a March 31 deadline.