PlayStation, Xbox Live still having problems

Sony’s PlayStation network was offline Friday and gamers were still reporting problems on Saturday. Microsoft’s Xbox Live service, which also went down Thursday, was back online Friday although the company reported reported problems with some functions in the afternoon.

6 ridiculous bank fees buried in the fine print

The average checking account comes with about 30 fees, according to WalletHub, and not all of them are as easy to predict as overdraft or monthly service charges. Here are some of the sneakier fees that come attached to your standard bank account — and how you can make sure they don’t deplete your savings.

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Airline confirms plane with 162 aboard missing

An AirAsia flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday, Indonesian media said, citing a Transport Ministry official. The airline, described as a budget carrier, confirmed that flight QZ 8501 had lost contact with 162 aboard.

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PlayStation, Xbox Live still having problems

Sony’s PlayStation network was offline Friday and gamers were still reporting problems on Saturday. Microsoft’s Xbox Live service, which also went down Thursday, was back online Friday although the company reported reported problems with some functions in the afternoon.

Affordable Care Act will play major role in tax filing

Tax-filing time is around the corner, and this season will be the first in which the Affordable Care Act figures heavily. To that end, the Internal Revenue Service has a new, 21-page publication on what taxpayers need to know as they get ready to file this spring.

6 ridiculous bank fees buried in the fine print

The average checking account comes with about 30 fees, according to WalletHub, and not all of them are as easy to predict as overdraft or monthly service charges. Here are some of the sneakier fees that come attached to your standard bank account — and how you can make sure they don’t deplete your savings.

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Airline confirms plane with 162 aboard missing

An AirAsia flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday, Indonesian media said, citing a Transport Ministry official. The airline, described as a budget carrier, confirmed that flight QZ 8501 had lost contact with 162 aboard.

Flagstaff police officer, suspect killed in shootout

A 24-year-old police officer and a suspect died after a shootout Saturday afternoon. Officer Tyler Stewart, 24, died at Flagstaff Medical Center after he was shot by a suspect in a domestic-violence case, police said.

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New Smarter Balanced tests mark critical, positive step

In the spring, Nevada students in grades three through eight will take a historic step into the future of education when they take new state tests that are fully aligned to the Nevada Academic Content Standards for English language arts and mathematics.

EDITORIAL: NSHE-plagiarism issue highlights double-standard

If a student is found to have plagiarized an assignment at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the school’s extensive academic misconduct policy comes into play. The student is given the initial notification of suspicion of plagiarism, followed by a meeting, which can then lead to a formal hearing, followed by a number of possible sanctions if the student is found guilty.

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