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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US workers claim discrimination in hiring of foreigners on skilled worker visas

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:55pm by AP

    ... it considers all qualified candidates "without regard to citizenship and immigration status". Manpower said it "adopts the highest ethical standards and complies with all applicable laws ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hip hangout proves too hot for Jay-Z

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:18pm by AFP

    ... star Jay-Z at the Standard hotel, site of an after-party following the glamorous Met Gala in New York on May 5. A bodyguard is seen trying to restrain the clearly agitated 27-year-old Solange, ... Museum fashion gala- Solange in a pink Phillip Lim dress, Beyonce in a sheer black Givenchy Haute Couture gown and Jay-Z in a white tuxedo jacket. The Standard hotel in lower Manhattan expressed ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Secret Service accused of compromising White House security

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:12am by AP

    ... that the assignment took place for only a few days around the Independence Day weekend. Donovan said the operation was part of the agency's standard response to potential threats to an employee. ...

  4. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    All-cash home purchases surge in US with rising interest rates

    Posted May 14th 2014, 05:04am by Bloomberg

    ... owner-occupant buyers," Blomquist said. Banks' stricter credit standards following the housing crash, in combination with rising mortgage rates, have put the brakes on lending. More than 40 per ...

  5. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Dearth of first-time buyers holds back housing rebound in US

    Posted May 07th 2014, 05:01am by Reuters

    ... favourable [interest] rates," he said. "[But] credit standards and down payments are excruciatingly difficult. There's a will to buy, not a way to buy." In the first quarter, ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Gang defendant gunned down in US court during attack on witness

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 10:59pm by AP

    ... and weapons offences. Under standard procedures, Angilau was not restrained in the courtroom, the FBI said. A mistrial was declared after the shooting. Perry Cardwell, who was in court, said Angilau ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US scientists say natural-gas system leaks more methane than estimated

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:16pm by AFP

    ... and other sources. Our best guess [is] emissions are 50 per cent higher than EPA estimates PROFESSOR ADAM BRANDT But a single culprit was not easily found, and not enough evidence existed to point ... warming. The EPA greenhouse-gas annual inventory estimates about 1.5 per cent of methane from natural gas leaks out of the system before it is burned. The EPA focuses on human-caused emissions ...

  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

    ... CTA workers, said the operator suffered minor injuries to her leg. The operator would undergo drug and alcohol tests as part of standard procedure, Steele said. Initial inspections indicated ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

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

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

    ... conspiracy theories that have circulated in recent years. And the attitudes and behaviour of those conspiracists toward standard medical advice reflect that mistrust, says a study out this week. ...




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