Hundreds of people gathered at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Monday to honor the victims of this weekend’s deadly stage collapse. The half-hour memorial service was also attended by Gov. Mitch Daniels, Indiana first lady Cheri Daniels, Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and several state fair officials.
Up to 120,000 postal workers may soon be out of work. And those remaining on the job could lose their federal health and retirement benefits.
The US Postal Service’s proposal to slash its workforce by 20 percent would require breaking current labor contracts with the postal unions. If Congress approves the plan, the ripple effects would be felt by union members and federal employees across the country.
The World Trade Center memorial reached its $350 million fundraising goal in 2008. The foundation that built the Pentagon memorial raised $22 million — the entire cost of construction — between 2004 and 2008. But a permanent memorial for the victims of Flight 93 is still $10 million short of its goal.
After three days of violence and looting, British Prime Minister David Cameron has recalled Parliament from its summer recess, and ordered 16,000 police officers to restore order on the streets of London. More than 525 people have already been arrested for rioting, filling every holding cell in the city.
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