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Air base chief admits sex with subordinates

MASCOUTAH, Ill. (AP) -- A senior official at an Ohio Air Force base pleaded guilty on Monday to sexual misconduct and adultery, blaming the extramarital affairs he had with married female subordinates and inappropriate sexual advances he made toward others on getting "caught up in a cycle of sin."

Chief Master Sgt. William Gurney, who was the senior enlisted man at the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton when allegations of sexual impropriety surfaced in 2009, pleaded guilty to 13 counts during court-martial proceedings Monday at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. He could be sentenced to up to 14 1/2 years in prison.

Among the charges he pleaded guilty to were seven counts of dereliction of duty -- one for each enlisted woman he was accused of making inappropriate advances toward -- and four counts of adultery that pertain to trysts with four married Air Force women. "I was caught in a cycle of sin," Gurney told the court, before admitting he "failed not only as an airman but as a husband."


IRS offers phone app to track tax refunds

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For people who just can't get enough of the Internal Revenue Service, the federal tax collection agency is coming out with a new phone app.

The app, called IRS2Go, allows taxpayers to track their tax refunds and get tax tips from the IRS. It's free and available for people who use iPhones or Androids.

The agency said personal tax information is encrypted, so taxpayers can safely access it. Taxpayers can download the IRS app at the Apple App Store, or the Android Marketplace.

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