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  1. 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

    ... bakery and cafe called 85C, people lined up on a recent morning for fresh-baked brioche, squid-ink bread and pork-topped buns. Among them was Emma Navarro-Cruz, 55, who said the plaza's ... in the county jumped 123 per cent. Today, more than 57,000 Orange county Asian Americans are living at the poverty level, according to the study. "We want policymakers not to look ...

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

    Huge forest fire scorches hundreds of homes in rural Washington state

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:35am by AP

    ... lines, knocking out power to Pateros as well as the towns of Winthrop and Twisp to the north. Sheriff Rogers said earlier his team counted 30 houses and mobile homes destroyed in Pateros, another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556641/huge-forest-fire-scorches-hundreds-homes-rural-washington-state
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Boston Marathon suspect boasted of his bomb-making skills: prosecutor

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 09:56pm by AP

    ... them near the finish line of the 2013 marathon to retaliate against the US for its actions in Muslim countries. The explosions killed three people and injured more than 260. Tamerlan Tsarnaev ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549865/boston-marathon-suspect-boasted-his-bomb-making-skills-prosecutor
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Battle on to replace Republican Eric Cantor as majority leader in US House of Representatives

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:38am by Reuters

    ... the No 3 ranking House Republican who is in charge of lining up support for legislation, grabbed early momentum over Sessions by picking up some endorsements. One was from Cantor, who will serve out ... grumbling from the party's right flank that leaders were moving too quickly to keep one of their candidates from running an effective campaign. "We don't have the line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1532197/battle-replace-republican-eric-cantor-majority-leader-us-house
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Gunman kills one, injures three at Seattle university

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 09:42am

    ... and the 20 or so students sat on the ground, lining up at the front of the classroom. “We were pretty much freaking out,” said Smith, 20, a second-year student. “People were texting family ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1526483/student-disarms-gunman-after-killing-seattle-campus
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Work on LA subway line unearths ice-age fossils

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:31am by MCT, AP

    ... Agencies in Los Angeles Ice age fossils found at LA subway site An exploratory subway shaft dug just down the street from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has uncovered a treasure trove of fossils in a land where sabre-tooth cats and other early anima ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1450130/work-la-subway-line-unearths-ice-age-fossils
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Southern California wildfires force 125,000 to flee their homes

    Posted May 16th 2014, 04:26pm by Reuters in San Diego

    ... speak, there continue to be extraordinary acts of bravery and heroism out there on the front lines.” San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer Authorities said they would investigate how so many fires ... to be extraordinary acts of bravery and heroism out there on the front lines,” San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer told a news conference. While firefighters were still trying to keep flames at bay in San Marcos, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1513449/southern-california-wildfires-force-125000-flee-their-homes
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Third body found after Virginia hot air balloon crash

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:51am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Search teams in Virginia on Sunday discovered the body of the third person who died when a hot air balloon struck a power line and plummeted to the ground in flames, police said. ... which became engulfed in flames, killing all three on board when it hit a power line during a hot air balloon festival on Friday evening. Witnesses posted photos and video online showing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1510433/third-body-found-after-virginia-hot-air-balloon-crash
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Search continues for 3rd body in US balloon crash

    Posted May 10th 2014, 12:24pm by AP

    ... line and burst into flames in front of horrified spectators. The bodies were discovered just under a mile (1.6 kilometres) apart. More than 100 searchers were called in to scour the woods ... of the passengers Friday night as the balloon touched the power line and erupted into flames. On the ground, “It was complete silence,” eyewitness Nancy Johnson said. “There were people praying. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1509011/search-continues-3rd-body-us-balloon-crash
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Sultan of Brunei’s hotels in Los Angeles targeted over sharia law

    Posted May 06th 2014, 09:52pm by NYT

    ... hotel executives and "expressed very clearly that we cannot condone or tolerate these harsh and repressive laws". Teen Line- a confidential helpline- also recently decided to move its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1506123/sultan-bruneis-hotels-los-angeles-targeted-over-sharia-law

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