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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    EU wins right to sue Reynolds American for money laundering

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 10:02pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Tobacco company faces money laundering suit Reynolds American, maker of Camel cigarettes, could be sued by the European Union over claims it orchestrated a worldwide scheme to launder drug money, a US federal appeals court ruled in r ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1496027/eu-wins-right-sue-reynolds-american-money-laundering
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Career crook Walter Unbehaun feels right at home in prison

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:59pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Chicago Career crook right at home in prison An ex-con who has spent most of his adult life behind bars got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. He gets to go back to the place he called home- prison. Telling Walter Unbehaun, 74, he frightened a teller by showing her a revolver tucked in his pants during last year's heist, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1487194/career-crook-walter-unbehaun-feels-right-home-prison
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US appeal court orders release of memo justifying drone killings

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:06pm by Reuters

    ... against the public's right to know, the court of appeals reversed a lower court ruling preserving the secrecy of the legal rationale for the killings, such as that of US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in a 2011 drone strike in Yemen. A three-judge panel ruled unanimously in favour The New York Times, saying the government waived its right to secrecy by making repeated public statements ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1494633/us-appeal-court-orders-release-memo-justifying-drone-killings
  4. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Cash-strapped US cities starting to spend again

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:24am by Bloomberg

    ... low, the city is putting more into its libraries and parks and has begun adding to its workforce. "We're clearly headed in the right direction," said Houston controller Ronald ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1494490/cash-strapped-us-cities-starting-spend-again
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Work on LA subway line unearths ice-age fossils

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:31am by MCT, AP

    ... trove of fossils in a land where sabre-tooth cats and other early animals once roamed. Palaeontologists have recovered molluscs, asphalt-saturated sand dollars, pieces of driftwood and Monterey ... and a non-fossilised three-metre-long limb from a digger pine tree that would look right at home today in California woodlands. "Here on the Miracle Mile is where the best record of life from the last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1450130/work-la-subway-line-unearths-ice-age-fossils
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York City police disband Muslim tracking unit

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:01pm by AP

    ... a series of news stories detailing the extent of the NYPD's surveillance of Muslims, two civil rights lawsuits were filed challenging the activities as unconstitutional because they focused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1484500/new-york-city-policedisband-muslim-tracking-unit
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Smart gun's sale by California store draws fury of gun rights advocates

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 06:22am by WASHPOST

    ... on store selling smart handgun The California gun store that put the United States' first smart gun on sale is facing a backlash from customers and gun rights advocates who fear the new technology will encroach on their rights to keep and bear arms. Online attacks against the Oak Tree Gun Club have prompted the store to back away from any association with the Armatix iP1 smart gun. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1443994/smart-guns-sale-california-store-draws-fury-gun-rights-advocates
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns in the wake of Obamacare woes

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:59am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... to former president Lyndon Johnson, who passed the Civil Rights Act 50 years ago, and argued that the presidency should be used to promote change and equality. “What president Johnson understood ... rights worth fighting for.”   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1475719/us-health-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-resigns-wake-obamacare-woes
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Secret Service chief cleans house after latest flap over drunken agents

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:35pm by WASHPOST

    ... such incidents had happened multiple times. "While these rules are a step in the right direction, the real question is how often does this type of misconduct occur, and who is held accountable when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1472178/us-secret-service-chief-cleans-house-after-latest-flap-over-drunken
  10. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US housing industry shows signs of warming up after brutal winter

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... than six years. "We also believe that almost everything is pointing in the right direction," said Rex Gordon, a vice-president of corporate land at Drees, a privately held homebuilder ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1469452/us-housing-industry-show-signs-warming-after-brutal-winter

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