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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US gun dealers report huge AK-47 sales after Russia sanctions ban

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:05pm by WASHPOST

    ... called the Brady Bill in the 1990s, gun purchases skyrocketed. When the Democrats took control of Congress in 2006, sales soared again. When President Barack Obama tried to pass sweeping laws ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583078/us-gun-dealers-report-huge-ak-47-sales-after-russia-sanctions-ban
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Uzi girl's shooting of instructor shows up lax gun laws and attitudes in US

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:45pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Most US states let children fire guns, even if some may be too young to understand how Lax laws and attitudes behind girl's Uzi accident In the wake ... But gun laws- specifically those concerning minimum legal age requirements for gun possession- are surprisingly lax. Federal law prohibits handgun ownership by any person under the age of 18, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581527/uzi-girls-shooting-instructor-shows-lax-gun-laws-and-attitudes-us
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Bowe Bergdahl swap broke US law, according to government watchdog

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US Defence Department officials broke the law by failing to alert Congress before releasing five Taliban members held at Guantanamo Bay military prison in exchange for a captured soldier, a government watchdog said. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said the Pentagon broke the law by using money appropriated by Congress to carry out the transfer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579443/bowe-bergdahl-swap-broke-us-law-according-government-watchdog
  4. 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

    ... 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, ... happen." And if, as in the case of Patricia Champion, Detroit residents plan on resisting criminals, theoretically the law is on their side. Michigan passed a self-defence bill in 2006, referred ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576175/detroit-police-chief-james-craig-calls-people-have-guns-and-fight-back
  5. 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

    ... unsuccessfully to sink the bill, the governor quietly signed it into law. Similar bills have been pushed in New York and New Jersey. Touting her support for the East Sea legislation in Richmond, ...

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

    When two very different lives collided in Ferguson, Missouri

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

    ... they think you're up to something. When are you supposed to drive?" Law-enforcement officials have given fragmented accounts that differ from Johnson's recollection. In their telling, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575631/when-two-very-different-lives-collided-ferguson-missouri
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Chinese trio accused of stealing US defence data

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

    ... fighter jets, and tried to sell them to Chinese companies. Su is charged with unauthorised computer access, stealing trade secrets and violating federal laws that require a licence from the US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575095/chinese-trio-accused-stealing-us-defence-data
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Texas Governor Perry indicted over abuse-of-power allegations

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

    ... A special prosecutor spent months calling witnesses and presenting evidence that Perry broke the law when he promised publicly to nix US$7.5 million over two years for the public integrity unit, ... the Texas constitution," she said. "We will continue to aggressively defend the governor's lawful and constitutional action and believe we will ultimately prevail." Several top ...

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

    Worry over use of military equipment by police in US

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 09:24pm by Reuters

    ... it was the role of law enforcement to reduce tensions in the city, rather than exacerbate them. "At a time when we must seek to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the local community, I am ... US law enforcement to reuse military equipment. "That said, it is up to law enforcement agencies to speak to how and what they gain through this system. And I'm not going to inject ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574325/worry-over-use-military-equipment-police-us
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US woman caught smuggling US$41,000 to Philippines

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AP

    ... thought it was safer to carry the money," according to prosecutors. US law requires travellers to declare more than US$10,000. The woman has not been charged, but officials have laid claimed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570736/us-woman-caught-smuggling-us41000-philippines

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