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Here's what to do if you can't pay that surprise tax bill by April 15

Here's what to do if you can't pay that surprise tax bill by April 15

Finance
For some taxpayers who face an unexpected tax bill, another hit could come with it: no way to pay what's owed by the April 15 due date. With returns being prepared for the first time under new tax law, some people are getting caught flat-footed by owing money to Uncle Sam after past refunds or owing more than anticipated — despite lower marginal income tax rates across the board. The reasons for the surprise bills vary, although one contributing culprit is the reduced payroll withholding rates applied in 2018. In simple terms, this means the amount withheld from worker paychecks wasn't enough to cover their tax liabilit...
PTSD affects 'one in 13 by age of 18'

PTSD affects 'one in 13 by age of 18'

Health
One in 13 young people in England and Wales experiences post-traumatic stress disorder by the age of 18, the first research of its kind suggests. A study of more than 2,000 18-year-olds found nearly a third had experienced trauma in childhood.And a quarter of these then developed PTSD, which can cause insomnia, flashbacks and feelings of isolation.Researchers say, with many young people not receiving the support they need, the study should be a "wake-up call".The study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, found slightly more than half of those who had had PTSD - an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events - had also experienced a major depressive episode and one in five had attempted suicide.But only the same proportio...
Saab contracted to upgrade Australian Army's rocket warning system

Saab contracted to upgrade Australian Army's rocket warning system

Business
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Saab said Thursday it will update equipment for the Australian Army's Wireless Audio Visual Emergency System used to detect incoming rockets, artillery and mortars. The Swedish company received the order for the C-RAM in December, according to a press release. WAVES equipment provides early warning audible and visual alerts when the C-RAM sensors detect and identify an incoming threat from an exclusion zone. The C-RAM, which includes multiple sensors, C2 nodes and warning systems, is built around Saab's Giraffe Agile Multi-Beam radar, which can detect a range of incoming threats, from mortar and artillery rounds and rockets to small drones and fast-moving aircraft. "This contract ensures that the Australian Army can continue to deploy world-leading technology to help pro...
Twitch: How Ninja was unseated as most-subscribed streamer

Twitch: How Ninja was unseated as most-subscribed streamer

Technology
In 2018, Ninja was at the top of his game and untouchable.At his peak Tyler "Ninja" Blevins led video gaming streaming site Twitch with more than 200,000 subscribers - people have paid $ 5, $ 10 or $ 25 (£3.84, £7.68 or £19.20) per month to watch him play video games such as Fortnite.But it is now estimated that he has fewer than 30,000 subscribers, leaving him lagging behind gaming personalities such as Shroud, Tfue and Summit1G.So why is Ninja no longer top of the pack? Content is king on TwitchStreaming video games can be a simple hobby, but for those at the top it can be more time intensive than a full-time job.Take Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek for example, who revealed this month that he has over 60,000 Twitch...
Watch live: SpaceX to launch Israeli moon lander, pair of satellites

Watch live: SpaceX to launch Israeli moon lander, pair of satellites

Science
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Engineers are preparing SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket for a Friday evening launch that will carry a pair of satellites and an Israeli moon lander into orbit. The Israeli-made lander was developed by SpaceIL, a privately-funded nonprofit. The group of scientists and engineers were originally part of the Google Lunar X Prize competition. They decided to press on after Google closed the contest without a winner. The payload also includes an Indonesian communications satellite called Nusantara Satu and a small experimental satellite belonging to the U.S. Air Force. Blastoff for tonight's GTO-1 mission is scheduled for 8:45 p.m. ET. The rocket will lift off from SpaceX's launch site at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Both SpaceX and SpaceIL will offer live streams of F...