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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Stomach bug strikes down Maryland food safety conference

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 08:47pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Stomach bug hits food safety meeting A US food safety summit in Maryland earlier this month has become a cautionary tale after more than 100 attendees came down with suspected food poisoning. Most of those affected complained of diarrhoea, the Mar ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Chicago teachers strike threatens to become protracted struggle

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 08:17pm by Reuters in Chicago

    ... Reuters in Chicago Chicago teachers stayed away from public schools for a third day on Wednesday in a strike over Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s demand for tough teacher evaluations that US ... were dashed for a quick resolution to the biggest US labour strike in a year. Fiery union president Karen Lewis, who has called Emanuel a “liar and a bully”, said the two sides had agreed ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US officials 'not liable' for drone strikes on citizens, rules judge

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US officials 'not liable' for drone strikes on citizens A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the US government by the families of three ... Petraeus and two others. "The question presented is whether federal officials can be held personally liable for their roles in drone strikes abroad that [target] US citizens," Collyer ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Strike by San Francisco area public transport staff snarls traffic

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 07:32am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Traffic congestion even worse than usual in busy Bay Area as commuter trains halted Strike by San Francisco transport staff continues A strike by San ... walkout is the second this year; the agency's workers went on strike for 41/2 days in July. Their unions and Bart management were unable to reach a deal in the following months. Union leaders ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama to take on foreign policy critics in address this week

    Posted May 26th 2014, 06:03am by AP

    ... to pull back on a military strike in Syria and his inability to stop Russia from annexing territory from Ukraine. In a world where no one will lead except America, he has abdicated... leadership ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US appeal court orders release of memo justifying drone killings

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:06pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Court rules that legal justification for drone strikes cannot be kept secret US ordered to release targeted-killing memo A US federal appeal court ordered ... al-Awlaki in a 2011 drone strike in Yemen. A three-judge panel ruled unanimously in favour The New York Times, saying the government waived its right to secrecy by making repeated public statements ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Tornadoes strike Oklahoma City again, killing at least nine

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Oklahoma Eleven days after savage twister flattened suburb of Moore, Midwestern community awakes again to scene of destruction and at least nine deaths Round two for Oklahoma City as tornadoes strike Eleven days after a tornado killed 24 people and destroyed hundreds of homes, Oklahoma City and its suburbs awoke yesterday to the aftermath of Round 2. A storm ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama limits use of US drone strikes, offers steps to close Guantanamo

    Posted May 24th 2013, 04:19am

    ... the use of US drone strikes against extremists abroad and took steps aimed at breaking a deadlock on closing the Guantanamo Bay military prison. In a major foreign policy speech after two weeks ... unmanned aerial vehicles to wage war in distant lands, Obama said the United States will only use drone strikes when a threat is imminent, a nuanced change from the previous policy of launching ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hip hop's first billionaire? Dr Dre closes in on US$3.2 billion headphones deal with Apple

    Posted May 11th 2014, 06:27am by AFP

    ... very fashionable headphones. The 49-year-old rapper turned producer and entrepreneur will top Forbes' hip hop rich list after striking a US$3.2 billion deal to sell to Apple the company he ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rights groups fault new Obama plan for vetting drone strikes

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington President outlines a more targeted campaign, defends drone strikes as 'legal and necessary' and urges closure of Guantanamo detention camp Obama sets new rules in the war on terror Follow @SCMP_News Proposals to vet future US drone strikes risk creating "kill courts", according to human rights campaigners. They say President ...




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