Texas execution on Tuesday will be first of two this week

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept 20 – Texas on Tuesday evening is scheduled to execute a man for the rape and murder of a young woman he met in a bar in Fort Worth, one of two executions the state has scheduled this week.

Tenth person dies following Reno air race crash

RENO, Nev (Reuters) – A 10th person has died from injuries sustained when a World War Two-era fighter crashed nose-down near the grandstands at a Nevada air race last week, a hospital said on Monday.

Daughter of late Senator Ted Kennedy dies at age 51

BOSTON (Reuters) – Kara Kennedy Allen, the only daughter of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, has died at age 51, a Kennedy family friend said on Saturday.

Clinton’s philanthropic summit to push for jobs

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will push corporations and non-profit groups at his philanthropic summit this week to create jobs as the U.S. unemployment hovers at 9.1 percent and poor nations worry that the economic crisis will stall their labor growth.

NTSB probes plane’s tail in Reno air race crash

RENO, Nevada (Reuters) – Federal investigators trying to determine why a World War II-era fighter crashed at a Nevada air race, killing nine people, said on Saturday they would focus in part on the plane’s tail assembly.

Plane crashes at Nevada air race, at least three dead

RENO, Nevada (Reuters) – A vintage World War Two fighter plane crashed near the grandstand at a Nevada air race on Friday, killing at least three people including the elderly pilot and injuring more than 50 others, officials said.

Former Ohio State football star sentenced for ticket scam

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) – Art Schlichter, a former Ohio State star whose professional football career was cut short by gambling problems, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for a sports ticket scam, officials said on Friday.

Oman plane in Iran, awaiting U.S. citizens’ release

MUSCAT (Reuters) – The Gulf state of Oman has sent a plane to Iran for the expected release of two U.S. citizens convicted of spying, and they could be freed within 24 hours, an Omani Foreign Ministry official said on Friday.