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The rich are getting richer. The top 5 percent of earners in the U.S. accounted for nearly 40 percent of personal consumption expenditures in 2012, according to the Institute for New Economic Thinking. That is up from 28 percent in 1995.
The fighting in the Mideast has extended the stay in Israel of a local acrobatic group that uses the circus to bring people together.
Nine kids and three adults from Circus Harmony were scheduled to return to St. Louis July 23, but the decision to halt flights between the U.S. and Israel left them scrambling to make new plans. Now the flying St. Louis Arches will be landing next Tuesday morning.
For the fourth time this year, an inmate's lethal injection did not go as planned. Last night, it was Arizona, but the state has company.
An Ohio inmate took 25 minutes to die in January. In Oklahoma, there were two apparent botches: In one, an inmate said, "I feel my whole body burning," and in another, the prisoner took more than 40 minutes to die.
But Arizona's execution took even longer. Joseph Wood's execution began at 1:52 p.m., and he died nearly two hours later at 3:49 p.m.
Running for a seat in the Missouri Senate is tough. It takes months of door-to-door campaigning, an endless dash for cash, and a thick skin to win a competitive race.
But Chuck Gatschenberger and Vicki Schneider may have a secret weapon: Both candidates in the race for the western St. Charles-based 2nd senatorial district had their campaign logos and faces imprinted on their trucks.
Schneider said she wrapped her truck because she “wanted people to know that they’re voting for someone that is just like them.”
Less than two weeks to go before the Aug. 5 primary election, a key question in the St. Louis County executive contest centers on how much muscle area unions will exert in their effort to oust incumbent Democrat Charlie Dooley.