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    • Mansion tax 'at least £250 a month' October 20, 2014
      Ed Balls says owners of properties worth between £2m and £3m will pay an extra £250 a month in "mansion tax" under a future Labour government - with higher rates for higher value homes.
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Mega Millions Update – Winning tickets sold in 3 states

Winning tickets for the record-breaking $640 million Mega Millions jackpot were sold in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery and The Associated Press. The winning Illinois ticket — a quick pick sold at the Moto Mart in Red Bud, Illinois — is worth $213.3 million, according to the Illinois lottery. The […]

Official: Winning lottery ticket sold in Maryland

Maryland lottery officials have announced early Saturday their state sold what could become the world’s largest lottery payout of all-time, but it was unclear if that ticket holder would get sole possession of the $640 million jackpot. Carole Everett, director of communications for the Maryland Lottery, told the AP the winning Mega Millions ticket was purchased […]

Video of Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin case raises questions

    Forensic experts say newly released video by police of the man who shot Trayvon Martin raises more questions than it answers — but that’s not stopping droves of amateur sleuths on TV, Twitter and Facebook from scrutinizing it anyway. “I think the public should not draw any conclusions from this at all,” said […]

Mega Millions jackpot swells to $640 million

Lottery ticket lines swelled as the record Mega Millions jackpot grew to $640 million, thanks greatly to players who opened their wallets despite long odds of success. Officials estimated ticket-buyers will have spent more than $1.46 billion on the jackpot by the time Friday night’s numbers are drawn. A cafe worker in Arizona reported selling […]

Trayvon Martin case ‘not as conclusive as people think’, says legal expert

Defense attorney explains how lack of forensic evidence would complicate potential prosecution of George Zimmerman Florida prosecutors face significant hurdles building a case against the man who killed Trayvon Martin, a legal expert has told the Guardian. Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University and a defense attorney, said the case had several “murky” […]

Witness Heard Cries Before Trayvon Martin Was Shot

As the Sanford, Florida police continue to “investigate” the shooting of 17-year old Trayvon Martin, more witness are coming forward with their own testimonies. Mary Cutcher, a resident of the Retreat at Twin Lakes community where the shooting happened tells the Miami Herald she heard crying before the shots rang out. “I heard someone crying — not boo-hoo crying, but […]

Sgt Robert Bales charged with 17 counts of murder in Afghanistan massacre

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales Friday was charged Friday with 17 counts of murder and six counts of attempted murder, along with other charges, in connection with a shooting rampage in two southern Afghanistan villages that shocked Americans back home and further roiled U.S.-Afghan relations. The charges come almost two weeks after the massacre in which Bales […]

Girl On The Phone With Trevon Martin Just Before He Was Shot

Miami Gardens teenager Trayvon Martin was on the phone up until the moments before he was killed, cellular records show, and the girl he was talking to says she could hear him when the teen asked a stranger: “Why are you following me?” First she heard, “What are you doing here?” and then a push […]

Trayvon Martin’s Shooting Will Go To The Grand Jury

A grand jury will investigate the death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old shot to death in a gated community in Florida on Feb. 26, state attorney Norm Wolfinger announced Tuesday. “I share in the desire of the family and the community to accurately collect and evaluate all the facts surrounding the tragic death of  Trayvon […]

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