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Obama to propose ‘Buffett tax’ on millionaires

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, in a populist gesture designed to appeal to voters, will propose a “Buffett Tax” on people making more than $1 million a year as part of his deficit recommendations to Congress on Monday. Such a proposal, among suggestions to a congressional Super Committee expected…

World War Two plane crashes at West Virginia air show

MARTINSBURG, W., Virginia (Reuters) – A World War II-era plane crashed in a fireball on Saturday at a West Virginia air show, officials said, a day after another vintage plane crashed at a show in Nevada, killing nine people and injuring more than 50 others. There was no immediate word…

Death toll in Nevada air race crash rises to nine

RENO, Nevada (Reuters) – Nine people were killed and more than 50 others were injured when a vintage World War Two fighter plane crashed near the grandstand at a Nevada air race, authorities said on Saturday. Reno Deputy Police Chief Dave Evans said seven people died on the tarmac of…

LIVE Video: Global Protests of Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street has led a global protest in 74 cities, including New York City, on Wall Street. WATCH LIVE: Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com…

Daughter of late Senator Ted Kennedy dies at age 51

(Reuters) – Kara Kennedy Allen, the only daughter of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, has died at age 51, according to people familiar with the situation. Kennedy, who had been battling lung cancer since 2003, died on Friday evening at a sports club in Washington, D.C., they said on Saturday.…

Perry: I’m okay with the Supreme Court staying Buck’s execution

Rick Perry is not upset over the Supreme Court stepping in to delay his state’s latest execution. Speaking at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Iowa Friday evening, the Texas governor felt the Supreme Court was taking “the appropriate path” in issuing an emergency stay on the execution of Duane Buck.…

Perry: I’m okay with the Supreme Court staying Buck’s execution

Rick Perry is not upset over the Supreme Court stepping in to delay his state’s latest execution. Speaking at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Iowa Friday evening, the Texas governor felt the Supreme Court was taking “the appropriate path” in issuing an emergency stay on the execution of Duane Buck.…

New Jersey finds $26 million in old bank accounts

File this one under the “This doesn’t happen everyday” category. New Jersey has uncovered $26 million from old bank accounts, according to the Associated Press. State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff said the money came from several bond issues that go all the way back to the 1960′s. Though the state legislator…

U.S. hikers await judge’s signature to be free: lawyer

The lawyer of two American hikers convicted of spying in Iran told AFP on Saturday that everything was ready for their release, except for the signature of a judge to post bail. “Everything is in place to post bail (for Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer) and to have them released,…

3 dead, more than 50 hurt in Nev. air race crash

Shocking video footage has emerged of an airplane crashing into the ground at a Nevada air show on Friday evening, killing three people and injuring more than 50. WATCH: Video from Reuters, on September 17, 2011.…

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