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Feds claim to have foiled Washington, D.C. terror plot

Federal agents have disrupted a major plot involving a “significant terrorist act in the United States,” federal officials told ABC News Tuesday. The attack had ties to Iran, they said. The Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington, D.C. were the intended targets of the bomb plot, and Saudi Arabian ambassador…

Michigan city’s street lights removed over unpaid electric bills

The majority of street lights have been removed from one Michigan city that was having trouble paying its electricity bill. DTE Energy Company has already repossessed 1,400 street lights in Highland Park as a part of a deal to forgive $4 million in unpaid bills going back at least five…

At least 100 arrested at Occupy Boston protest

BOSTON (Reuters) – Tensions boiled over in the early hours of Tuesday in downtown Boston, where police arrested about 100 protesters after the Occupy Boston group expanded its footprint and was told by authorities to backtrack. Protesters said late on Monday that police had given participants an ultimatum to return to…

Romney flip-flops on protests: ‘I worry about the 99 percent’

If you want to gauge how effective a popular movement has become, compare the present statements of leading politicians with their prior positions. In the case of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R), the difference is night and day. During an appearance in Florida last week, Romney was calling the…

New evidence adds doubt to FBI’s case against anthrax suspect

By Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica, Greg Gordon, McClatchy, Jim Gilmore and Mike Wiser, PBS This story is a joint project with ProPublica, PBS Frontline and McClatchy. The story will air on Frontline on October 11. Check local listings. WASHINGTON – Months after the anthrax mailings that terrorized the nation in 2001, and long before he…

Poll: Huge majority of Americans support taxing the rich

As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote down legislation that would raise tax rates on the wealthiest Americans to pay for a jobs plan that most economists believe would stop the recession, a new poll has surfaced showing just how out of touch those Senators are with mainstream America. According…

American Airlines cuts capacity over economic woes

American Airlines has decided to cut its flight capacity by three percent this year and retire up to 11 Boeing 757 planes in 2012, in part because of the lingering economic malaise. “While our advance bookings are generally in line with last year, we are taking these additional steps in light of…

NBA cancels first two weeks of regular season

NBA commissioner David Stern has cancelled the first two weeks of the 2011-12 regular season after several hours of meetings failed to result in a new labour deal with players. Stern said he is cancelling 100 scheduled regular season games through November 14 after the two sides in the contract…

Underwear bomber trial to open in Detroit

The trial of a young Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a packed US-bound airliner on Christmas Day 2009 in one of Al-Qaeda’s biggest failed plots is due to begin with opening statements Tuesday. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, popularly known as the “underwear bomber,” is contesting charges that he tried…

Obama touts jobs bill as new maneuvering looms

President Barack Obama heads to electoral battlegrounds to tout hisjobs bill Tuesday, as his campaign brain trust argues voters are warming to the plan, despite its doubtful prospects in Congress. Obama will hold events in the key electoral state of Pennsylvania, a must-win for him in 2012, and in vital swing state…

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