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Unions and liberal groups to join ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

Labor unions and liberal activist groups plan to throw their weight behind the “Occupy Wall Street” protest in New York City that has now lasted 13 straight days, according to Crain’s New York. A diverse coalition of people have pledged to occupy Wall Street until something is done about corporate…

Rescuers raise 48 bodies from Volga boat accident

Russian rescuers recovered nearly 50 bodies on Monday from an overcrowded pleasure boat that sank in the Volga River in an accident the Kremlin blamed on disregard for safety. Divers reported raising 48 bodies off the vessel, the Bulgaria, which went down in a heavy storm on Sunday on one…

UN panel calls for higher carbon taxes on air, sea transport

A top UN panel on Friday called for increased taxes on carbon emissions and air and sea transport to raise 100 billion dollars a year for poor nations to combat climate change. The group led by the prime ministers of Norway and Ethiopia also proposed a tax on international financial…

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