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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 to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 years ago, according to people familiar with matter. While Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1322709/microsoft-investors-push-bill-gates-step-down
  2. 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
  3. 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 ... another US war. Khaldon Makhoul, 43, a physician who moved from Syria to America 17 years ago, held a sign reading: “Syria Iraq. Same Lies.” “It is another lie and a lot of people are gonna die ...

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

    Russian tourist charged for scaling Brooklyn Bridge in New York

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 09:07pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Tourist took photos atop Brooklyn Bridge, weeks after flag raisers breached security Russian charged for scaling New York bridge A Russian tourist has been arrested and charged after scaling New York's iconic Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures with his mobile phone, authorities say. Yaroslav Kolchin, sporting a backpack, shorts and baseball cap, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580858/russian-tourist-charged-scaling-brooklyn-bridge-new-york
  6. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Fund bets on next trendy district in New York

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:21am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York CityShares tempts wealthy investors with chance to buy into blocks of flats in New York neighbourhoods ripe for gentrification Fund bets on next trendy district New ... as New York's workforce expands, Weissman said. "One of the things we learned from talking to investors was a lot of people thought about value creation through the evolution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1577025/fund-bets-next-trendy-district-new-york
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York police arrest 103 alleged gang members after four-year probe

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 09:38pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in New York Charges arising from turf war are largest such indictment inthe history of city New York police swoop on 103 'gang members' New York police swooped ... stemmed in part from an investigation into the 2011 murder of Tayshana Murphy, an 18-year-old school basketball star, who was shot in September 2011. Her murder came after a long evening ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1526081/new-york-police-arrest-103-alleged-gang-members-after-four-year-probe
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York police arrest man suspected of stabbing six-year-old boy to death in lift

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 01:07pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in New York Daniel St. Hubert held in connection with the death of Prince Joshua Avitto and the injuring of a seven-year-old girl days earlier in Brooklyn A man believed to have stabbed a six-year-old boy to death and critically injured a seven-year-old girl in a knife attack in a public housing building lift that didn’t have security cameras was arrested ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1525862/new-york-police-arrest-man-elevator-stabbing-six-year-old-boy
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Pan-Asian explosion in Orange county, California, with numbers up 41pc in 10 years

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 09:26pm by NYT

    ... populations have spread in all directions. Orange county's shift from a mostly white suburb to an ethnic melting pot is far from new. In 2003, whites lost their majority status in a surge ... visible. Affluent Irvine has the county's largest Asian population, and is among the better-known hubs. "New immigrants are well-educated, they are more wealthy, so they can afford ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557015/pan-asian-explosion-orange-county-california-numbers-41pc-10-years
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Times Square cartoon characters a headache for New York authorities

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in New York Incidents involving 'superheroes' at Times Square, including assault on a policeman by Spider-Man, trigger calls for greater controls Cartoon capers leave New York unamused These are tough times for Batman. His fellow comic book characters hustling for tips in Times Square are giving superheroes a bad name. Spider-Man even punched ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565609/times-square-cartoon-characters-headache-new-york-authorities

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