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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…

Police allegedly attacked military veterans, arrested 50 others with Occupy Boston

At approximately 1:20 a.m ET Tuesday morning, Police allegedly attacked protesting U.S. military veterans and arrested 50 others with Occupy Boston. The Boston Globe reports that arrested protesters were “put on [their] stomach, cable-tied, and dragged off …” The AP reports the police were sent in to protect $150,000 worth…

Tense night at Occupy Boston protest site

Be sure to check out our live blog of last night’s ‘Occupy’ events here. BOSTON (Reuters) – Tension mounted between protesters and police on Monday night after Occupy Boston members expanded their footprint in downtown Boston, then said they were being pressed by police to backtrack. A few hundred police…

Topeka, Kansas could stop prosecuting domestic battery

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell said Monday night that libertarian’s message of less government spending could lead to tragic unintended consequences. As an example, he cited Topeka, Kansas, which may stop prosecuting domestic battery cases because of budget cuts. Watch video, courtesy of MSNBC, below; Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world…

Thousands of protesters flood streets of Chicago

Several thousand demonstrators marched through downtown Chicago on Monday to protest against economic inequality, the lack of good jobs and the influence of corporations in politics. The “Take Back Chicago” demonstration was organized by Stand Up Chicago, a coalition of some 20 community groups and organizations. Protesters from the ongoing…

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