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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 ...

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

    New York City forced to ration petrol

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

    ..., 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 ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1078790/new-york-city-forced-ration-petrol
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Statue of Liberty reopens for first time in two weeks

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 03:38pm by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Tourists delighted by monument reopening which had fallen victim to shutdown The Statue of Liberty was back to her shining best on Sunday, reopened ... the National Park Service and New York State, which donated around $370,000 to keep it operating and partly offset trade losses. The National Park Service announced other deals with the states ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1331463/statue-liberty-reopens-first-time-two-weeks
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hot dog champ Joey Chestnut proposes to girlfriend before July 4 contest

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 06:09am by AFP

    ... she ate 45 hot dogs. But during Friday's annual Fourth of July event, she could down only 27. A total of 17 men and 13 women competed for this year's title in the annual ... Agence France-Presse in New York Marriage on menu for hot dog champ Joey "Jaws" Chestnut ate his way to his eighth consecutive world hot dog eating title in New York. But he took ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1547551/hot-dog-champ-joey-chestnut-proposes-girlfriend-july-4-contest
  5. 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 obtain property under the colour of official right", in addition to previous bribery, conspiracy and related charges. Yee pleaded not guilty to the original eight charges. The new ...

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

    New York police face likely FBI probe into Eric Garner's chokehold death

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in New York Federal probe likely into police chokehold death New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said the death of a 43-year-old Staten Island man who may have ... on Tuesday, Bratton said the death of Eric Garner highlighted a need for improved training, and said he would send a contingent of officers to Los Angeles to develop new training regimens. "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557610/new-york-police-face-likely-fbi-probe-eric-garners-chokehold-death
  7. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Hamptons holiday homes see rise in sales

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:59am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Interest climbs in New York state's exclusivearea as more houses come on to the market Hamptons homes price gains spur sales rise Home sales in New York's ... into the second quarter, said Jonathan Miller, president of New York-based Miller Samuel. The median Hamptons home price is up almost 35 per cent from a 2009 bottom, helping to increase supply as owners ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1562014/hamptons-holiday-homes-see-rise-sales
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hundreds protest over Syrian conflict in New York’s Times Square

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 10:13am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Hundreds of people protested at New York’s Times Square on Thursday over possible US plans to strike Syria’s regime which it believes to be behind a deadly chemical attack. Supporters of Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad, backers of the opposition who want a US intervention, and Americans who say they can’t stomach another war all took to the iconic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1300553/hundreds-protest-over-syrian-conflict-new-yorks-times-square
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White flags mysteriously replace American ones atop Brooklyn Bridge

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in New York Officials play down security concerns after United States flags are replaced by person who went undetected while scaling two towers Police wave white flag ... flag maker, Betsy Ross, inspired to come up with a latter-day creation: two white flags. Early on Tuesday, the white flags mysteriously replaced the American ones flying atop of the Brooklyn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557608/white-flags-mysteriously-replace-american-ones-atop-brooklyn-bridge
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Auschwitz guard Johann Breyer dies before facing trial in Germany

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by Reuters

    ... transferring in 1944 to Auschwitz where, he claimed, he served as a perimeter guard. The death comes days after Breyer was released from a detention centre. He had suffered from dementia and other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558341/auschwitz-guard-johann-breyer-dies-facing-trial-germany

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