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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Animal cruelty suspected after bear cub found dead in New York's Central Park

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:25pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Mystery after bear cub is found dead in Central Park A bear cub has been found dead under a bush inside New York's Central Park, and authorities suspect animal cruelty played a role in the animal's death. The cub was found on Monday morning by two women walking their dogs. The women notified a Central Park Conservancy employee. There were ...

  2. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Falling US mortgage rates spark rush to refinance

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:16am by Bloomberg

    ... as weaker-than-expected economic data from Germany to China combine with concern about the Ebola virus, sparking demand for safe investments. The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage dropped to 3.97 per ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Why Julia Pierson, first woman head of US Secret Service, felt she had to quit

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by Bloomberg, AP

    ... after a night of heavy drinking. The blunders quickly drew a groundswell of criticism from lawmakers from both parties, including Obama allies Nancy Pelosi, the US House Democratic leader, and Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Pierson, who had never run a field office before heading up the 7,000-strong agency, endured a five-hour ...

  4. Business - Economy - UNITED STATES

    Robust consumer spending shields US economy from global turmoil

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 05:51am by Bloomberg

    ... to the rest of the world." Economic weakness in Europe, slowing growth in China and tensions in the Middle East sparked a US$3.5 trillion loss in value for global equities through last week since ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Anbang Insurance deal for Waldorf Astoria raises US security fears

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:12am by AP

    ... on China hotel buy Concerned about potential security risks, the US government is taking a close look at last week's sale of New York's iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel to a Chinese insurance ... routinely warns diplomats in China about physical and electronic surveillance and tells Americans in the country to be aware of similar risks, notably in hotels. "Hotel rooms (including meeting ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Jimmy Carter joins the campaign trail for grandson Jason as he seeks to become governor of Georgia

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 11:58pm by AP

    ... Georgia, a key area for Jason Carter as he looks to woo former Democrats back to a party that many left more than a decade ago. The visit to Mount Zion Baptist Church in Albany was part of a push ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Alaska prosecutors opt not to charge Sarah Palin's family over boozy brawl

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 11:59pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Juneau, Alaska No charges over Palin family brawl Anchorage prosecutors have declined to file criminal charges over a booze-fuelled brawl involving the family of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin at a birthday party, police said as they released a report describing the melee. The Palins made world headlines after the fight, which erupted at an outdoor party late ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Tennis star John Newcombe tells of George W. Bush's drink-driving arrest

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 11:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney, Australia Ace reveals his boozy games with Bush Australian tennis star John Newcombe has lifted the lid on "party boy" George W. Bush ... secretary to George H. W. Bush. "George was a bit of a party boy in those days," Newcombe said, adding that they began drinking "reasonable-sized mugs of beer". "I put ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Secret Service chief quits over security breaches

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 09:26am by AP

    ... the official said, adding that nobody put up any resistance when she offered to step down. High-ranking lawmakers from both the Republican and Democratic parties had urged Pierson to step down after ... Committee. In an interview with Bloomberg after her resignation was announced, Pierson said: "It's painful to leave as the agency is reeling from a significant security breach. Congress has ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Online firm charged for running pyramid scheme in China and US

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:20am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Online firm 'ran pyramid scheme in China and US' US regulators have charged two companies and three individuals with operating a pyramid scheme that made some US$129 million from preying on investors in China and the US. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the civil fraud charges on Friday against Hong Kong-based eAdGear ...




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