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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    California State Senator Leland Yee faces new charges in Chinatown corruption case

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 03:07pm by AP

    ... counts he already faced in a sweeping crime and corruption case centred in San Francisco's Chinatown. A new indictment charged Senator Leland Yee with racketeering and conspiracy "to ... to extend the life of the California State Athletic Commission. Also charged with racketeering was Hong Kong-born Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow. The grand jury called a Chinese-American ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559769/california-state-senator-leland-yee-faces-new-corruption-charges
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Islamic State poses threat to US ‘beyond anything we’ve seen’, says Pentagon

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 05:31pm by Reuters

    ... against militant targets in northern Iraq. So far, President Barack Obama has sought to limit his renewed military campaign in Iraq to protecting American diplomats and civilians under direct ... say they have not ruled out escalating military action against Islamic State, which has increased its overt threats against the United States since the air campaign in Iraq began. “We haven’t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579331/islamic-state-threat-beyond-anything-weve-seen-says-pentagon
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Attorney General Holder was to visit Ferguson, Missouri

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... to disperse. The easing of tensions preceded Holder's visit during which he was to meet with FBI and other officials carrying out an independent federal investigation, and with community leaders. ... an unusually swift and aggressive response to Brown's death, from conducting an independent autopsy to sending dozens of FBI agents to Ferguson in search of witnesses. Meanwhile, it was announced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577795/us-attorney-general-holder-wasto-visit-ferguson-missouri
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Police come under ‘heavy gunfire’ as racial unrest continues in Ferguson

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 06:04pm by Reuters

    ... of using excessive force against blacks, and President Barack Obama and civil rights leaders have appealed for calm while a federal investigation proceeds. Brown was shot by policeman Darren ... killing was emblematic of police excesses against blacks, a charge authorities deny. Brown’s friend Dorian Johnson, 22, said Wilson had reached out his car window to grab Brown and the teenager ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576974/us-police-come-under-heavy-gunfire-racial-unrest-continues-missouri
  5. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Fund bets on next trendy district in New York

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:21am by BLOOM

    ... and Exchange Commission rules, meaning they made at least US$200,000 in each of the past two years or have a net worth of at least US$1 million. That is more restrictive than crowdfunding, in which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1577025/fund-bets-next-trendy-district-new-york
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US candidate courts Korean voters with bill on name of sea

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:15am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... independence day. Traditionally a swing group, Asian Americans have increasingly voted Democratic in recent years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575633/us-candidate-courts-korean-voters-bill-name-sea
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Detroit police chief James Craig calls on people to have guns and fight back

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:14pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Detroit Crime and a shortage of police has people opting to fend for themselves Detroit a city that lives by the gun Detroit police chief James Craig has repeatedly called on "good" and "law-abiding" Detroiters to arm themselves against the criminals of the city. His words have not fallen on deaf ears. Patricia Champion, 63, a lifelong Detroiter, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576175/detroit-police-chief-james-craig-calls-people-have-guns-and-fight-back
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Texas Governor Perry indicted over abuse-of-power allegations

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AP

    ... oversees the office's public integrity unit, which investigates statewide allegations of corruption and political wrongdoing. Perry said he wouldn't allow Texas to fund the unit while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575035/texas-governor-perry-indicted-over-abuse-power-allegations
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

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

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

    ... response, firing tear gas and rubber bullets, touched off the unrest, pitting a police force of mostly white officers against crowds filled mainly with blacks. Since Brown's death, race ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576250/suburbanisation-poverty-spark-lit-fire-ferguson
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    SeaWorld plans renovations to orca tanks in wake of Blackfish criticism

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AP

    ... more stimulating for the whales. Those include a "fast water current" that will allow the whales to swim against moving water. The facility will open to the public in 2018, and after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575032/seaworld-plans-renovations-orca-tanks-wake-blackfish-criticism

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