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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Independence? 'If Scotland can do it, then so can Texas'

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:28pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Antonio, US 'If Scotland can do it, then so can Texas' The vote to decide whether Scotland should be independent of the United Kingdom has bolstered those campaigning to split Texas from the United States. Texas Nationalist Movement president Daniel Miller, who wants the state's legislature to put the secession question on a statewide ballot, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594843/independence-if-scotland-can-do-it-then-so-can-texas
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Online firm charged for running pyramid scheme in China and US

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

    ... 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 ... was on the verge of collapse, regulators said. In a separate SEC case against an alleged pyramid scheme, an Atlanta-based CEO was said to have travelled to China and South Korea to recruit investors. Jeff ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1602575/online-firm-charged-running-pyramid-scheme-china-and-us
  3. 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
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US gamers use hoax called 'swatting' to retaliate against opponents

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Denver Pranksters send police teams to the homes of other players while thousands watch Online gamers use Swat team hoax on opponents A hoax that initially targeted celebrities by sending Swat teams to their homes has now become a way for US players of combat-themed video games to retaliate against opponents while thousands of spectators watch. The perpetrators ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593394/us-gamers-use-hoax-called-swatting-retaliate-against-opponents
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Lawsuit over 2002 riots overshadows Narendra Modi's visit to the US

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:34am by AP

    ... abuses, casting a shadow over the Indian leader's first trip to the US yesterday as head of government. The lawsuit against Narendra Modi stems from long-standing allegations that he did ... to bring against him. But suspicions were enough for the US to refuse him a visa in 2005. As it became clear that Modi would become prime minister, however, Washington made it clear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1601367/lawsuit-over-2002-riots-overshadows-narendra-modis-visit-us
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Activists urge US drug agency head Margaret Hamburg to quit over painkiller abuse

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:40pm by AP

    ... Zohydro against the recommendation of its own medical advisers. The new letter is the first formal call for new leadership at the FDA over the issue. "We are especially frustrated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599746/activists-urge-us-drug-agency-head-margaret-hamburg-quit-over-painkiller
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White House intruder had machete and ammunition in car, court told

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... line" and also Secret Service staffing, procedures and security enhancements. The drama has whipped up intense interest, prompting Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to warn against jumping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598909/white-house-intruder-had-machete-and-ammunition-car-court-told
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Former Georgian president exiled in trendy New York

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:12am by AP

    ... and grandmother and his grandmother's 10-year-old Toyota car, his lawyer, Otar Kakhidze, said. "The sequestrated property has nothing to do with the charges brought against Mikheil ... over what they perceive as a witch-hunt against Saakashvili and his entourage. "We are concerned by the continued investigations and criminal charges against opposition figures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1597495/former-georgian-president-exiled-trendy-new-york
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Donations of bottled water sustain drought-hit families in California

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 09:54pm by AP

    ... for residents to fill up with water for bathing and flushing toilets. About 290 families in East Porterville- a poor, largely Hispanic town of about 7,000 residents nestled against the Sierra Nevada ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598166/donations-bottled-water-sustain-drought-hit-families-california
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rising US income inequality hits state tax revenue and threatens budgets

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:17pm by AP

    ... to spur job creation, by attracting firms. "If you've got political pressure to spend more money and pressure against raising taxes, then you're in a pickle," said David ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593297/rising-us-income-inequality-hits-state-tax-revenue-and-threatens-budgets

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