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Many Boomers Plan To Leave No Inheritance

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Many baby boomers say they plan to spend their money while they’re alive instead of leaving it to their children in estates. The Los Angeles Times reports a survey of millionaire baby boomers by investment firm U.S. Trust found only 49 percent deemed it important to leave money to […]

HRW: U.K., U.S. Used Libya For Renditions

TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Documents uncovered by Human Rights Watch detail how American and British intelligence used Libya for the rendition of terror suspects, the group said. Found in the capital of Tripoli, the nearly 300 pages tell how the CIA and Britain’s MI-6 worked together to take on al-Qaida, The Christian Science […]

Romney Doesn’t Back Off Of Moderate Views

COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 6 (UPI) — Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Mitt Romney pushed more moderate positions during a forum in conservative South Carolina, observers said. During U. S. Sen. Jim DeMint’s Palmetto Freedom Forum on Labor Day, Romney spoke as a candidate focused on the 2012 election against Barack Obama rather than a candidate trying […]

More IEDs Found Before Exploding

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Afghan insurgents planted 4,472 bombs this spring and summer, more than at any other time during the war, Pentagon figures indicate. At the same time, the seizure of enemy weapons more than doubled as a higher number of improvised explosive devices were found before they exploded, USA Today reported Tuesday. […]

Putin Launches Natural Gas Pipeline

MOSCOW, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin launched the country’s new Nord Stream gas pipeline Tuesday, eliminating Ukraine’s exclusive gas transit rights to Europe. The $11 billion pipeline, which runs beneath the Baltic Sea, will send Russian natural gas to Germany once it is complete, avoiding Ukraine and other central European countries. […]

New York Councilman Detained At Parade

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) — New York police say they’re investigating an incident in which a city councilman was held at a parade after arguing with officers over use of a closed sidewalk. Councilman Jumaane D. Williams, who represents Brooklyn, and Kirsten John Foy, community affairs director for city Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, […]

GOP House Freshmen Among Wealthiest

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Freshmen House Republicans sent to the U.S. Congress with strong Tea Party support account for one-fifth of The Hill’s 50 Wealthiest in Congress for 2011. The newspaper reported Tuesday that Ohio’s Jim Renacci, with an estimated net worth of $35.9 million, tops the list of the 87 freshmen Republicans elected […]

Supercommittee Members Have Lobbyist Ties

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Nearly 100 lobbyists once worked for congressional members on the so-called supercommittee tasked with cutting the federal deficit, a study indicates. A Washington Post analysis of disclosure data also indicates three Democrats and three Republicans on the panel employ former industry lobbyists on their staffs. The 12-member bipartisan, bicameral panel […]

Poll: Obama’s Approval Ratings Sinking

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Pessimism about the direction taken by the United States is evident in several polls that indicate President Obama’s ratings are sinking to new lows. In a Washington Post-ABC News poll, more than 60 percent of those surveyed said they disapproved of the way Obama is handling the economy and the […]

Teachers, Public Workers Strike In Italy

ROME, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Millions of workers belonging to Italy’s largest union went on strike Tuesday to protest a $63 billion austerity package. The Italian news service ANSA said the strike, which includes teachers, hospital workers and public servants, was expected to halt public transportation and cause disruptions in schools and government services. Demonstrations […]


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