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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama cuts Hawaii holiday short over fiscal cliff

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Honolulu US President heads back to Washington in last-ditch attempt to stitch up a deal with Congress on tax rises and spending cuts Obama cuts Hawaii holiday short as fiscal ... state had stretched into the new year. But with a deal still out of reach, the president can ill afford the public relations problems that would arise from being on vacation while the country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1113081/obama-cuts-hawaii-holiday-short-over-fiscal-cliff
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White House hosting last-ditch talks to avoid going over fiscal cliff

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Washington No escape in sight as 'fiscal cliff' looms large US President Barack Obama and lawmakers were launching a last-chance round of budget talks just days ... advised members to be prepared to meet up to January 2, the final day before the new Congress is sworn in. It "doesn't feel like anything that's very constructive is going ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1114737/white-house-hosting-last-ditch-talks-avoid-going-over-fiscal-cliff
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Microsoft investors push for Bill Gates to step down

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 10:51am by Reuters in New York and Seattle

    ... Reuters in New York and Seattle The investors are concerned that Gates’ role as chairman could block new strategies Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft are lobbying the board ... company and is its largest individual shareholder. The three investors are concerned that Gates’ role as chairman effectively blocks the adoption of new strategies and would limit the power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1322709/microsoft-investors-push-bill-gates-step-down
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York City forced to ration petrol

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... New York City began rationing petrol yesterday for the first time since the 1970s, in response to a persistent fuel crisis that has shuttered hundreds of fuel stations and forced desperate ... and odd-numbered on odd days. Plates ending with a letter will be treated as odd-numbered. Nassau and Suffolk counties, on Long Island, also announced odd-even fuel rationing. New Jersey did the same last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1078790/new-york-city-forced-ration-petrol
  5. 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

    ... the agency since 2009. The FDA has been under fire from public health advocates, politicians and law enforcement officials since last October, when it approved a powerful new painkiller called ... Associated Press in Washington Coalition expresses concern over approval of painkillers which can lead to overdose deaths Activists urge agency headto resign over opioid abuse ...

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

    White House talks fail to end US government shutdown

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 09:13am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Preisdent Obama says he will not negotiate on budget matters until Republicans pass bill to reopen government Talks between an exasperated President ... the government without a budget for the new fiscal year, and the shutdown with go into a third day on Thursday. Reid emerged from the talks complaining at Boehner’s attitude, and vowed never to allow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1323344/white-house-talks-fail-end-us-government-shutdown
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US digital library set to launch as alternative to Google, Wikipedia

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... think we are going to have a lot better descriptions that won’t come through in a Google search,” Cohen told news agency AFP. “It will be a far superior experience.” For students as researchers, ... A new “digital public library” scheduled for launch this month aims to provide an alternative to Google for those looking for American cultural information online. Visitors will be able ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1214408/us-digital-library-set-launch-alternative-google-wikipedia
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Thousands march in Washington for stricter gun control

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Thousands of people marched in Washington on Saturday to demand stronger gun control legislation, in a solemn rally six weeks after the shocking massacre ... of the Connecticut deaths, Obama signed 23 executive orders and also called on Congress to pass new laws in a series of sweeping measures aimed at addressing gun violence. The proposed measures include a ban ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1137087/thousands-march-washington-stricter-gun-control
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US man held after ‘Facebook murder’ of wife

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 12:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Miami, Florida

    ... Agence France-Presse in Miami, Florida A US man was being quizzed by police on Thursday after gunning down his wife and posting a gruesome picture of her dead body on Facebook, authorities ... shortly before the photo was uploaded, Medina wrote: “You will see me in the news.” “Im going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife love you guys miss you guys takecare Facebook people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1295467/us-man-held-after-facebook-murder-wife
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Fake congressman gets close to Barack Obama in new security scare

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 10:04pm by Bloomberg

    ... mounting pressure from members of Congress who had lost faith in her ability to protect the president. The unidentified man said he was congressman Donald Payne, a Democrat from New Jersey, ... Service did its job by screening everyone who attended the dinner, including the man, said Brian Leary, an agency spokesman. "This guy went through security, fully screened," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1609038/fake-congressman-gets-close-barack-obama-new-security-scare

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