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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US army opens gruelling ranger school to women soldiers

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:46pm by AFP

    ... closed to women until now. But the army wants to study the possibility of introducing women troops, reflecting new rules in the US military designed to permit them to work in more jobs closer ... restrictions on women in combat argue that female soldiers lack the physical strength to perform the tasks required in a frontline infantry unit. But officers said the standards for the course at Fort ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White House intruder Omar Gonzalez 'a veteran needing help': family

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

    ... of the incident at about 10pm on Friday. "Two hours later," he said, "an agent was knocking on my door. "They told us what happened," he said. "Omar's in a hospital ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Climber Brad Parker falls to his death in Yosemite hours after engagement

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:19pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Climber falls to his deathhours after engagement The family of an avid climber is grieving after the man fell 100 metres to his death in Yosemite National Park just hours after his girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal atop a mountain. Brad Parker, 36, died when he fell from the face of Matthes Crest in Tuolumne Meadows, where he was climbing alone without ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Biden slips up with use of 'Orient' and 'Shylocks'

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 09:13pm by WASHPOST

    ... in about a 24-hour span was something to behold. After leaving a rally in Des Moines, in the state of Iowa, Biden seemingly opened the door to committing ground troops to fight the Islamic State ... National Committee Asian American and Pacific Islander spokesman, said in a statement. Hours earlier, Biden had taken back his use of the word "Shylocks" in a speech to describe lenders ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rising US income inequality hits state tax revenue and threatens budgets

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:17pm by AP

    ... yesterday by Standard & Poor's. Even as income for the affluent has accelerated, it has barely kept pace with inflation for most other people. That trend can cause two problems for states: ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Dad in US charged with murder for leaving baby to die locked in a hot car

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:02pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Marietta Boy suffered in 30C heat for 7 hours as accused swapped nude photos at work, grand jury heard Murder charge for dad who left baby to die in hot car A man who ... 18 but drove to work without realising that the child was strapped into a car seat in the back. Police have said the toddler was left in the vehicle for about seven hours on a day when ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US officials say 100,000 immigrants face losing health-care insurance

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:45pm by WASHPOST

    ... of 467,000 households and were working to resolve another 430,000. That leaves about 279,000 households, representing 363,000 consumers, that haven't sent back-up information. HealthCare.gov has ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Air Force employee who tried to sell secrets to China sentenced to three years in prison

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:48am

    ... with the Air Force Research Laboratory in New York who worked on a computer network used to control military satellites. Prosecutors say he lost his top secret clearance because of poor work ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Founder of charity caring for retired circus elephants trampled to death

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:30pm by AP

    ... and multiple fractures caused by compression of the chest". Laurita sold his veterinarian practice in 2011 to establish Hope Elephants, where he worked as a caregiver and educator. He had worked ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    They finally said 'I do': gay couple marry in Iowa after 72 years together

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:31pm by GDN

    ... that's their problem." Boyack taught at schools across Iowa until the couple settled in Davenport. Dubes, meanwhile, did administrative work for a local newspaper and then a scrap metal ...




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