Alice Heck

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Want to live in a state with no income tax? Make sure you're super rich first

New surveys and studies of inequality show that state tax rates can influence how the poor and rich spend money<p>US poverty rate stagnant, census report shows Widening US gap between rich and poor is unsustainable<p>It may sound like a dream to live in the seven US states that have no income taxes: …

Occupy activists abolish $3.85m in Corinthian Colleges students' loan debt

Rolling Jubilee activist group buys student debt at knockdown price to inspire Americans to ‘exert collective power’<p>US sues Corinthian Colleges for ‘predatory lending’<p>Over the last few days, over 2,700 Everest College students woke up to find that someone had paid off their private student …

Rugby World Cup diary: preparing for our All Blacks challenge

The USA scrum-half on balancing life as a dad and a teacher with preparing for the biggest challenge in the Eagles’ history when New Zealand come to visit<p>Our countdown to the World Cup begins on 1 November, when we play the All Blacks at Soldier Field in Chicago. It is just six weeks away – and I …

High school students care more about free speech than adults, poll finds

American high school students are more concerned about freedom of speech and the first amendment than adults, including their teachers, a new poll has found.<p>The national study of 10,463 high school students and 588 teachers was released Wednesday to coincide with the celebration of Constitution Day …

Texas set to execute Lisa Coleman for gruesome murder of child

Woman convicted of murder in death of Davontae Williams to be only the 15th woman in the US executed since 1976<p>When emergency services arrived at the home Lisa Coleman shared with her lover they found the bruised and emaciated dead body of nine-year-old Davontae Williams clad only in bandages and a …

Eurozone inflation higher than estimated

EU statistics office says inflation rose 0.1% in August, making it a 0.4% year-on-year rise instead of the 0.3% forecast<p>Inflation across the euro currency area was higher than previously estimated in August, according to revised data from the EU's statistics office.<p>Consumer inflation across the 18 …

De Beers warns of rise in diamond price as stones become even rarer

Mining firm says dearth of major new mines means production cannot keep up with ever-rising demand from US, China and India<p>De Beers has warned that global diamond production will decline from 2020, in a forecast that could spell pricier jewellery for consumers.<p>A dearth of major new diamond finds …

Tincan: the restaurant serving only tinned fish

A pop-up restaurant in London is serving gourmet fish from gorgeous tins in designer surroundings. Are you a fan of the can – and would you pay someone to open it for you?<p>We’ve had the silent restaurant, the restaurant for one and the cat cafe. Now a new restaurant has opened with no chef and no …

How do the Japanese deal with Japanese knotweed?

Readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts<p>How do the Japanese deal with Japanese knotweed? Or anyone else, for that matter?<p><i>Paul Williams, Argyll</i><p>• Post your answers – and new questions – below or email them to …

How did London buses get their numbers?

Readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts<p>How did London buses get their numbers? Certain numbers used to have digits in common if they were following the same route for a stretch: for example, going to school in London …

American Ebola victim pleads swift global response to Ebola outbreak before House panel – as it happened

Dr Kent Brantly, who contracted the virus when he was working in Liberia, to give testimony to House foreign affairs subcommittee<p>Obama to announce 3,000 military personnel to fight Ebola

Artist James Dive Compacts an Entire Amusement Park Into a 4-Meter Cube

James Dive of The Glue Society has compacted an entire amusement park – including coasters, plush prizes, bells and used tickets – into a single …

iPhone production at Foxconn’s Brazil factory halts as workers strike

Employees of Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn went on strike late last week in Brazil with protests outside the company’s Jundiai factory continuing into today. We received several tips about the strike and translated reports from local news sources such as Globo.com claim all production lines …