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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White House hosting last-ditch talks to avoid going over fiscal cliff

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Washington No escape in sight as 'fiscal cliff' looms large US President Barack Obama and lawmakers were launching a last-chance round of budget talks just days before a deadline to reach a deal or watch the American economy go off a "fiscal cliff". US stocks fell for a fifth day, in their longest slump since September. The Dow Jones industrial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1114737/white-house-hosting-last-ditch-talks-avoid-going-over-fiscal-cliff
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama cuts Hawaii holiday short over fiscal cliff

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Honolulu US President heads back to Washington in last-ditch attempt to stitch up a deal with Congress on tax rises and spending cuts Obama cuts Hawaii holiday short as fiscal ... Bloomberg, Associated Press, Agence France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1113081/obama-cuts-hawaii-holiday-short-over-fiscal-cliff
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Activists urge US drug agency head Margaret Hamburg to quit over painkiller abuse

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:40pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Coalition expresses concern over approval of painkillers which can lead to overdose deaths Activists urge agency headto resign over opioid abuse Anti-addiction activists are calling for the US Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599746/activists-urge-us-drug-agency-head-margaret-hamburg-quit-over-painkiller
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White House talks fail to end US government shutdown

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 09:13am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Preisdent Obama says he will not negotiate on budget matters until Republicans pass bill to reopen government Talks between an exasperated President Barack Obama and top Republicans failed to end a government shutdown on Wednesday, with both sides accusing the other of refusing to move off hardened positions. Obama meanwhile, sent Wall Street ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1323344/white-house-talks-fail-end-us-government-shutdown
  5. 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

    ... the "repeated requests" of US President Barack Obama, North Korean state news agency KCNA said yesterday. "The criminal was handed over to the US side according to a relevant legal ...

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

    Jilted woman gets stuck in chimney at LA home of man who spurned her

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:19am by AFP, MCT

    ... Agencies in Los Angeles Jilted woman gets stuck in chimney US firefighters rescued a woman from a chimney after she became stuck while allegedly breaking into the home of a man she met online who had recently broken off the relationship, reports said on Monday. Television footage taken at the man's home near Los Angeles showed emergency personnel dismantling the chimney ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1621407/jilted-woman-gets-stuck-chimney-la-home-man-who-spurned-her
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US digital library set to launch as alternative to Google, Wikipedia

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... think we are going to have a lot better descriptions that won’t come through in a Google search,” Cohen told news agency AFP. “It will be a far superior experience.” For students as researchers, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1214408/us-digital-library-set-launch-alternative-google-wikipedia
  8. 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

    ... by both the applicant and law enforcement agencies". Allegations of police dragging their feet on certifications have arisen in New York. Huang's lawyer filed a lawsuit against the city ...

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

    Malibu divided over fears of toxic chemical cover-up in public school

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by GDN

    ... announced that air, soil and surface testing that followed Department of Toxic Substances Control and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines had deemed the school safe. Some parents ... of the cover-up". He suggested his own agency had succumbed to pressure from Malibu real estate interests and biotechnology group Monsanto, which made PCBs until they were banned in the 1970s. The material ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620001/malibu-divided-over-fears-toxic-chemical-cover-public-school
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Thousands march in Washington for stricter gun control

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Thousands of people marched in Washington on Saturday to demand stronger gun control legislation, in a solemn rally six weeks after the shocking massacre ... from states where hunting and shooting sports are popular support gun rights. An ABC News poll this week found 53 per cent of Americans back Obama’s gun control plans, while 41 per cent view ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1137087/thousands-march-washington-stricter-gun-control

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