U.S. air agencies relinquish probeU.S. aviation-accident investigators have asked Canada to investigate a collision Monday between two small planes that were owned by employees of separate federal aviation agencies.
A plane owned by a National Transportation Safety Board employee collided over Sumerduck, Va., with another small aircraft owned by a Federal Aviation Administration employee, the NTSB said. Two people in the NTSB employee's plane died, the agency said. The sole occupant of the FAA-owned plane survived.
Because the accident involved U.S. government employees, officials of both agencies asked Canada to handle the inquiry. - AP
IRS: 1 in 189 high earners pay no taxThe percentage of U.S. taxpayers reporting adjusted gross income exceeding $200,000 who paid no U.S. income taxes increased in 2009 to 0.53 percent from 0.51 percent, meaning that one in 189 high earners avoided taxation, an Internal Revenue Service study found.
The filers reported tax-exempt interest along with deductible charitable contributions, medical expenses, and other items to legally reduce their taxable income.