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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama asks Congress for US$3.7b to stem Central American migrant flood

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Obama asks for US$3.7b to stem immigrant flood US President Barack Obama asked Congress for an emergency US$3.7 billion to contain the surge of illegal Central ... for president in 2016, has sparred with Obama over Central American migrants entering the US at the south Texas border. More than 52,000 unaccompanied children were held at the US-Mexico border from ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama in Texas as border surge of child immigrants called overwhelming

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:13am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... and Central America Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the US border have overwhelmed the government’s ability to respond, senior administration officials ... would add more judges, increase detention facilities, help care for the kids and pay for programmes in Central America to try to deter them from coming. The Obama administration says it wants ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama administration defends handling of illegal migrant children as deportations rise

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... get sent back- mother, kids, adults, you're sent back," the Democratic lawmaker said. "But if you're a non-contiguous country like the Central American countries, ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    At least 17 killed as tornadoes rip through south-central US

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 02:17pm by Reuters

    ... a deadly swathe through two states Residents emerged yesterday to view the full scope of the devastation left by powerful tornadoes that tore through small towns in south-central United States, ... Tennessee Vally and Central Gulf Coast states. Watch: Midwest tornadoes leave devastation in their wake "Numerous tornadoes are expected, some of which could be intense, the NWS said. US ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Mass immigrant graves found in Texas cemetery

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:26am by AP

    ... in Falfurrias came as part of a multi-year effort to identify immigrants who have died in the area near the US-Mexico border. The remote area is often deadly for immigrants from Mexico and Central ... the remains in the manner the researchers described".   Flights to ease Texas crush The US Border Patrol will fly nearly 300 Central American migrants from south Texas to California ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rodents winning the rat race, but New Yorkers fight back

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:03pm by AP

    ... I walk through a park, if I could have sort of a 'rat vision', there are all these tunnels under there that are occupied by rats. And from there the rats fan out." Financed ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Direct hit by ‘swarm’ of tornadoes obliterates small Nebraska town

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:28pm by Reuters

    ... Additional tornadoes or funnel clouds were detected in central Nebraska, behind the first wave of storms that appeared to dissipate as it moved eastward, weather officials said. The Nebraska ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Utah’s fabled Mountain Man gets 10 years behind bars

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:11pm by AP

    ... firing shots at agents before he surrendered in April last year in the snowy mountains of central Utah. He also pleaded guilty to 10 state felony burglary counts.   The plea deals mark the end ...

  9. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Rising mortgage rates hammer US housing sales

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 05:50am by Bloomberg

    ... is emerging as outside influences that fuelled a two-year rebound are receding. Mortgage interest rates are rising from record lows as the central bank withdraws its stimulus, and investors, who had ... masked how weak the housing market was," said Sam Khater, a deputy chief economist at CoreLogic. "Once it goes back to the normal owner-occupied purchase market, you really realise how ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hip hop's first billionaire? Dr Dre closes in on US$3.2 billion headphones deal with Apple

    Posted May 11th 2014, 06:27am by AFP

    ... with US$520 million, followed by Bryan "Birdman" Williams on US$160 million. "Hip hop is now central to American popular culture," Robert Thompson, professor of popular culture ...




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