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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    State of emergency declared in Arizona as record floods kill one

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:22pm by NYT

    ... more than the Phoenix area receives during a typical, three-month monsoon season. A flash flood watch was in effect for much of central Arizona, including the greater Phoenix area. Arizona ...

  2. 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 American immigrants, many of them unaccompanied children, crossing into the US from Mexico. The money would increase detention and court capacity to speed up decisions, while expanding law ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Colorado floods leave hundreds unaccounted for

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 08:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Stranded residents brace for a new round of heavy rain More than 500 stranded victims of major flooding in Colorado braced for a new round of heavy rain on Sunday that is threatening to impede rescue efforts. Officials noted that many of those unaccounted for may simply not be able to telephone loved ones because of flood damage to many mobile phone ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Republicans push migrant crackdown through US House

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US House votes for tough crackdown on migrants Republicans in the US House of Representatives voted to crack down on Central American migrants, including unaccompanied children, who are flooding to the US border with Mexico, as lawmakers passed a US$694 million border-security bill. The 223-189 vote came one day after conservative Republicans balked ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rioting in Ferguson prompted by unemployment, bad schools and white domination

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:15pm by NYT

    ... distant suburbs. In their place came a flood of black families from St Louis in search of better housing and schools. "When black flight out of the city began, this was the logical ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US scientists warn about New York flood threat

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York 800,000 New Yorkers face flood threat By the 2050s, more than 800,000 New York residents could be living in a flood zone that would cover a quarter ... a scientists' group convened by the city says. With local waters higher than they are today, 8 per cent of the city's coastline could see flooding just from high tides, the group estimates. ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Death toll from Oklahoma tornadoes, severe flooding rises to 18

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 02:04pm by Reuters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    ... Reuters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma The death toll from deadly tornadoes and severe flooding that struck Oklahoma on Friday and Saturday has risen to 18, including 12 adults and six ... motorists stuck in traffic on roadways around Oklahoma City and its suburbs. The storms also caused flash flooding throughout the Oklahoma City area. The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department said ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama administration defends handling of illegal migrant children as deportations rise

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US defends handling ofillegal child migrants As US authorities increase deportations of illegal migrants along the US border, a top Obama administration official has defended the White House's handling of a flood of undocumented children. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told NBC television's Meet the Press that officials have ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Warren Buffett, Sheldon Adelson and Bill Gates seek US migrant law change

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:15pm by BLOOM

    ... unless Congress approved President Barack Obama's emergency request for US$3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of child immigrants crossing the Mexican border illegally without ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Boy dies, girl critical after being stabbed in New York lift

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 09:37pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Boy dies, girl critical after New York lift stabbing New York City police are searching for a man who stabbed and killed a six-year-old boy and critically wounded a seven-year-old girl as they took a lift up to a Brooklyn apartment to get ice cream. Police flooded Brooklyn's East New York neighbourhood with extra officers to assist ...




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