WASHINGTON

Taxpayer breach doubles

The IRS said Friday that the number of taxpayers whose tax information may have been stolen by computer hackers now exceeds 700,000 — more than double the agency’s previous estimate. The tax collecting agency said 390,000 more taxpayer accounts may have been compromised than the 334,000 it warned about a year and a half ago. The breach was first discovered in May 2015, and the increase first reported by the Wall Street Journal. The sensitive information can be used for identity theft or to claim fraudulent tax refunds. The IRS says it is immediately moving to notify taxpayers, offering identity theft protection services and giving them access to a program that assigns them special ID numbers they must use to file returns.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.

Driver’s wife files for divorce

The wife of the former Uber driver charged in the slayings of six people in Michigan has filed for divorce. MLive.com reports Friday that Carole Dalton’s divorce filing in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court says “there has been a breakdown in the marriage ­relationship.” The filing came after Saturday’s shooting rampage. Jason Dalton is jailed on six counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder. Eight people were shot in the Kalamazoo area. Two survived.

MADERA, Calif.

Tiny ‘unicorn’ seen on road

The calls coming into a California Highway Patrol office were alarming: A tiny unicorn was running down a road. KSEE-TV reports more than three hours later the suspect was taken into custody. A not-so-mythical white pony named Juliette who wears a fake horn for photo sessions was illuminated by a CHP helicopter Wednesday in an orchard and Madera Ranchos resident Renee Pardy used another horse to lead it out. The ersatz unicorn’s owner, Tatum Boos, 5, says Juliette was given a timeout for being a bad pony.

NEWPORT, R.I.

Historic mansion destroyed

Investigators are working to determine the cause of a fast-moving fire that destroyed a historic, 21-room mansion in Newport, R.I., the seaside city where Gilded Age mansions attract hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. The Stonor Lodge, which has played host to luminaries including Jaqueline Kennedy, was not occupied at the time of Thursday’s fire and was undergoing a major renovation. No one was hurt. The house was built between 1870 and 1880.

Compiled from wire reports