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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Architect of CIA interrogation programme, James Mitchell, defends use of torture against terror suspects

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:39am by The Guardian

    ... vilified." He insisted that the torture techniques he developed had produced results, and was derisive of critics of the programme, such as former FBI special agent Ali Soufan, who says standard ... for a lot of different organisations and they really care about results." He said the context in which the programme was developed, in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks, ...

  2. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Affordable New York office space is going fast

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:39am by Bloomberg

    ... smaller firms. A report in December by New York City's Economic Development Corp said the need for class B and C buildings, critical to companies that have grown out of their startup phase, ... for developers. "If we really want to help these businesses grow, we need to really use our resources and some of the tools in our toolbox, whether it's zoning or tax incentives to encourage ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US geologists find ‘probable’ link between small earthquakes and fracking in Ohio

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 05:28pm by Associated Press in Columbus, Ohio

    ... per cent sure that drilling activities are connected to a seismic event, caution dictates that we take these new steps to protect human health, safety and the environment,” said James ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during Las Vegas speech

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 09:26am by Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles

    ... knowledge and experience of how the recycling industry has a positive impact on the economy and environment.” A spokesman for Clinton did not immediately respond to request for confirmation ...

  5. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US housing industry shows signs of warming up after brutal winter

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

    ... sales of new homes have flattened after rising in the second half of last year. Also, mortgage applications may be up- but they are rising from the lowest levels in 18 years. And what rebound ... believing interest rates could easily pop back up to 7 per cent or more. A 30-year mortgage rate is currently at 4.56 per cent. Las Vegas home prices fell by more than half during the housing bust. ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Almost half of Americans believe one medical conspiracy theory, says study

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 09:25pm by NYT

    ... and autism, or HIV and the CIA? Is the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) covering up a cure for cancer? Almost half of Americans believe the answer is yes for at least one of the many medical ... and the Rockefeller Foundation to shrink the world's population. While 42 per cent disagreed, 46 per cent stayed on the fence. Just over half of Americans rejected outright a widely circulated theory ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    California braces after series of earthquakes his Los Angeles

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 02:32pm by AFP

    ... to half a minute, rather than a sharp jolt. Tom Connolly, a Boeing employee who lives in La Mirada, the next town to La Habra, said the quake lasted about 30 seconds. "We felt a really good ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    BlackBerry risks losing one of its best-known customers, Barack Obama

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:17am by GDN

    ... to engineer a sale failed and Thorsten Heins, its chief executive, was sacked in favour of industry veteran John Chen. The company is due to announce its fourth-quarter earnings next Friday, having ... by a customised BlackBerry with software called SecureVoice, developed in conjunction with the agency. BlackBerry said that for more than a decade, it had been securing the US government's mobile ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    30 hurt as train derails and shoots up escalator at Chicago airport

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 01:38am by NYT

    ... said Chris Bushell, chief infrastructure officer for the CTA. While there was some structural damage to the platform as well, "the stairs look solid and the majority of the rest ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Cybercriminals target California, says state Attorney General Kamala Harris

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 10:27pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco California has become a major target of cybercrimes committed by groups with ties to Eastern Europe, China and Africa, according to a report by state Attorney ... the digital tools and content developed in our state," Harris said in a statement attached to the 97-page report. In addition to computer crimes, Harris's report detailed activities ...




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