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  1. News - Asia - UNITED STATES

    Jeffrey Fowle, American freed from detention in North Korea, has joyful family reunion

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 03:59am by AP

    ... detainee has joyful reunion An American detained for nearly half a year in North Korea returned to an emotional homecoming yesterday amid tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children. ... was taken into custody after leaving a Bible at a nightclub. Christian evangelism is considered a crime in North Korea. Fowle had been awaiting trial- the only one of three Americans held ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1622266/jeffrey-fowle-american-freed-detention-north-korea-has-joyful-family
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 09:35am by Reuters in Washington

    ... the man on the north lawn of the White House, which was put on lockdown for about 90 minutes. The man punched one of the dogs that attacked him, as seen in the video. The incident came roughly ... before 9pm. “The individual was immediately taken into custody on the North lawn of the White House by Secret Service Uniformed Division K-9 teams and Uniformed Division Officers,” the spokesman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1622732/man-arrested-after-jumping-white-house-fence-causing-lockdown
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    This time, guards dogs intercept White House invader

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:35pm by AP

    ... officer after he attacked police dogs. The Secret Service said Dominic Adesanya, 23, climbed over the north fence of the White House at 7:16 pm Wednesday and was quickly taken into custody by K-9 ... The incident came just weeks after another man jumped over the fence, sprinted across the North Lawn and entered the executive mansion with a knife in his pocket, triggering withering criticism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1623238/time-guards-dogs-intercept-white-house-invader
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Visa system for migrant victims of crime depends on where they live in US

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Reuters

    ... at the University of North Carolina School of Law found the U visa programme "is kind of like geography roulette", said law professor Deborah Weissman. NYPD Deputy Commissioner Susan Herman said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1622350/visa-system-migrant-victims-crime-depends-where-they-live-us
  5. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Falling US mortgage rates spark rush to refinance

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:16am by Bloomberg

    ... a senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities in Charlotte, North Carolina. It typically takes months for buyers to find properties and close deals, and by then rates would have changed. If rates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1621437/falling-us-mortgage-rates-spark-rush-refinance
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1616481/us-military-bracing-warmed-world-says-defence-chief-chuck-hagel
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Secret Service head Julia Pierson takes blame for White House breach

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 09:48pm by AFP

    ... outside the Green Room, an ornamental chamber that overlooks the South Lawn of the White House- on the opposite side of the building from the main North doors, through which he entered. The US ... the Secret Service said Gonzalez had been "physically apprehended after entering the White House North Portico doors". Another Secret Service spokesman was quoted as saying the man ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1604681/us-secret-service-head-julia-pierson-takes-blame-white-house-breach
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Why Julia Pierson, first woman head of US Secret Service, felt she had to quit

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by Bloomberg, AP

    ... of an ethics guide, initiating more ethics training and establishing a hotline for employees when they spotted trouble among her accomplishments. She was particularly pleased that a major Africa summit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1609595/why-julia-pierson-first-woman-head-us-secret-service-felt-she-had-quit
  9. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Technology tenants transform Chicago district into top office market

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:52am by Bloomberg

    ... market Chicago's River North, a district once notorious for its prostitutes and dilapidated warehouses, has become one of the hottest office markets in the US. The neighbourhood has ... as job growth in the industry boosts demand for offices. Start-ups and expanding firms alike are cramming into River North, drawn by its historic buildings and easy access to mass transit, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1593971/technology-tenants-transform-chicago-district-top-office
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White House tourists may be moved from fence, or screened, after intrusion

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:19pm by WASHPOST

    ... Omar Gonzalez, 42, allegedly jumped over the White House fence, sprinted across the North Lawn and entered the North Portico, the front doors of the White House, officials said. He was expected ... sophistication and intricacies. A dog that is trained to knock over any intruder whom officers cannot reach was not released in this case. Also, the front door of the North Portico was unlocked, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598120/white-house-tourists-may-be-moved-fence-or-screened-after-intrusion

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