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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US military bracing for warmed-up world, says defence chief Chuck Hagel

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 10:49pm by GDN

    ... worsening old conflicts and potentially provoking new clashes over migration and shortages of food and water in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and opening up new military challenges in a melting ... of basements in low-lying areas. It was also shelving ideas for new construction on flood plains. Other potential changes include cuts to outdoor training exercises because of heat waves, or increased ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New clashes in St Louis after second black teenager shot dead by police

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:13pm by Reuters in St Louis, Missouri

    ... Reuters in St Louis, Missouri At least 400 protesters came into conflict with police in St Louis after a black 18-year-old was shot dead by a police officer on Wednesday just two months after Michael Brown was killed Police clashed with protesters in St L ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Animal cruelty suspected after bear cub found dead in New York's Central Park

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:25pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Mystery after bear cub is found dead in Central Park A bear cub has been found dead under a bush inside New York's Central Park, and authorities suspect animal cruelty played a role in the animal's death. The cub was found on Monday morning by two women walking their dogs. The women notified a Central Park Conservancy employee. There were ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New Orleans teachers face charges of group sex with student, aged 16

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:34am by AP

    ... and the arrests of both the staff, who teach at a New Orleans-area school, according to authorities in the southern state of Louisiana. Shelley Dufresne, 32, and Rachel Respess, 24, were accused of having ... at Destrehan High School, west of New Orleans. At a news conference, Glaser said a teacher's responsibility was for the safety and education of children. "When it goes outside those lines, ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Former New York mayor Guiliani to fight Noriega game lawsuit

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 11:46pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Guiliani to fight Noriega game lawsuit Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said he would defend video games company Activision Blizzard in a lawsuit filed by former ... 2010, when he was he was extradited to France to serve a sentence there. France then sent him to Panama, where he remains in jail for crimes during his rule. Giuliani held two terms as New York ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Former Georgian president exiled in trendy New York

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

    ... Associated Press in New York Ex-Georgian president a New York hipster Georgia's former president is spending his self-imposed exile in one of New York City's hippest neighborhoods. The New York Times reported on Saturday that Mikhail Saakashvili passes the days in the borough of Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighbourhood. The area along the East River boasts ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    SeaWorld plans renovations to orca tanks in wake of Blackfish criticism

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

    ... Associated Press in New York Renovations at marine mammal theme parks follow criticism in Blackfish documentary SeaWorld vows better life for its whales After more than a year of public criticism of its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld said it would build new, larger environments at its theme parks and would fund additional research on the animals along with programmes ...




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