Elections 2012 Issues: Taxes

  • Police charge man with raping woman at raucous Massachusetts concert

    By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Prosecutors have charged a Massachusetts man with raping a woman at a raucous country music concert south of Boston on Saturday where dozens of people received treatment for alcohol-related medical problems. Police in Mansfield, Massachusetts, the site of the…

    Reuters
  • Russia warns sanctions will backfire on West

    A defiant Russia said Wednesday unprecedented Western sanctions over Ukraine would boomerang back on the United States and lead to energy price hikes in Europe after Brussels and Washington unveiled the toughest punitive measures against Moscow since the Cold War. Russia's response came as the…

    AFP
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  • Text message from slain Michigan girl's phone is clue in case

    A text message from a Michigan girl's phone is part of the investigation into her death, police said on Wednesday. April Millsap, 14, of Armada, Michigan, was found dead on Thursday along a recreation trail popular with joggers, walkers and cyclists in Macomb County. "There is a text message that…

    Reuters
  • Obama immigration executive orders could force showdown

    Reports that President Barack Obama could use executive orders to enact immigration policies could force a showdown with Republicans with broad constitutional implications.

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  • Bloody mayhem at Gaza market as Israel observes 'lull'

    At least 17 people were killed in an Israeli strike on a packed Gaza market Wednesday in a deadly raid that came as Israel was observing a four-hour humanitarian lull. It was supposed to have been a rare pause for Gaza's battered population of 1.8 million to go out in safety to stock up on goods,…

    AFP
  • Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

    DETROIT (AP) — Sporadic gunfire isn't an unusual sound in the Brewster Homes public housing complex in Detroit, but booming noises that shook Tenesha Higgins early Wednesday morning were way too close.

    Associated Press
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    Water pollution in China (11 photos)

    Growing cities, overuse of fertilizers and factory wastewater have degraded China's water supplies to the extent that half the nation's rivers and lakes are severely polluted. China aims to spend $850 billion to improve filthy water supplies over the next decade, but even such huge outlays may do…

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  • Former IRS official called GOP 'crazies' in email

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails.

    Associated Press
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  • Family finds 300-year-old sunken treasure off Florida's east coast

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida family scavenging for sunken treasure on a shipwreck has found the missing piece of a 300-year-old gold filigree necklace sacred to Spanish priests, officials said on Tuesday. Eric Schmitt, a professional salvager, was scavenging with his parents…

    Reuters
  • Air Algerie jet plunged rapidly from altitude before crash: official

    The Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last week appears to have plummeted to the ground from an altitude of 10,000 metres in just a few minutes after flying into a storm, a senior official involved in the investigation was quoted as saying. French officials have said they believe bad weather…

    Reuters
  • Bellagio robbery suspect is convict from Kansas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The suspect arrested in an armed robbery at the Bellagio casino was identified late Tuesday as a Kansas man with a criminal record who allegedly celebrated after the heist with prostitutes and a spending spree on the Las Vegas Strip.

    Associated Press
  • Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people.

    Associated Press
  • Wrongfully convicted Connecticut man describes prison 'nightmare'

    By Richard Weizel HARTFORD Conn. (Reuters) - A Connecticut man whose wrongful conviction on rape and murder charges was reversed after 21 years in prison described his ordeal as a "nightmare" in a hearing on Tuesday before a state commissioner who can award him up to $8 million in compensation.…

    Reuters
  • Four California teens charged in murder of China graduate student

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Four teenagers were charged with capital murder on Tuesday in the beating death of a graduate student from China not far from the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles, prosecutors said. Two of the suspects, 19-year-old Jonathan Del Carmen…

    Reuters
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  • Mystery Behind Alleged New Hampshire Kidnapping

    By Meghan Keneally The man charged with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenager Abigail Hernandez was arrested twice during the nine months that she was missing, court records indicate. Nathaniel Kibby, 34, was ordered held today on $1 million bail after being arraigned on a charge of kidnapping…

    Nightline Fix
  • Raiders looking at move to San Antonio: report

    The Oakland Raiders, whose stadium lease expires next year, are reportedly looking at San Antonio as a possible new home should the National Football League team decide to relocate. The San Antonio Express-News, citing unnamed sources, said Raiders owner Mark Davis and two others with the team met…

    AFP
  • Parents sue Georgia school after teen found dead in gym mat

    Kendrick Johnson's parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit in order to subpoena witnesses and investigate the 17-year-old's death. The lawsuit, filed on Monday, claims the Lowndes County school system in south Georgia failed to investigate assaults and harassment that ultimately escalated and led to…

    Reuters
  • Your smartphone is about to kill off another piece of arcane technology

    Smartphones have effectively replaced a lot of the gadgets that we used to buy, including calculators, compasses, alarm clocks and dedicated GPS trackers. And now The Wall Street Journal reports that smartphones look poised to kill off another antiquated piece of technology — hotel key cards. Per…

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  • Republicans Have Lost Control of the Impeachment Plot They Hatched

    The impeachment debate is another example of fringe conservative ideology hurting the establishment's election chances. House Speaker John Boehner knows that, which is why he said Tuesday that impeachment is a "scam" created by Democrats to motivate their base to vote and donate ahead of the…

    The Atlantic Wire
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