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US city shootings spark manhunt

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 23:34
related places: Tulsa

Authorities in the US city of Tulsa launch a manhunt after a series of shootings which police say may have been racially motivated.
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Artist Thomas Kinkade dies at 54

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 16:24

The US painter Thomas Kinkade, best known for his pictures of idyllic landscapes, has died at the age of 54, his family say.
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Couples & Dufner lead at Augusta

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 0:07
related places: Augusta, Masters

American veteran Fred Couples and compatriot Jason Dufner lead the Masters with Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood one shot back after an absorbing second round at Augusta.
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US Navy jet crashes in Virginia

Friday, April 6th 2012, 23:55
related places: Virginia

A US Navy F-18 jet crashes into an apartment building in a residential area of the town of Virginia Beach, causing a fire but few reports of injuries.
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A Cambodian American who can never 'go home'

Friday, April 6th 2012, 23:29
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

An American immigrant who can never 'go home'
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US man survives nail into heart

Friday, April 6th 2012, 23:00

A New Jersey man is making a quick recovery after accidentally shooting a 4-inch (10cm) nail into his heart.
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US man survives nail into heart

Friday, April 6th 2012, 23:00

A New Jersey man is making a quick recovery after accidentally shooting a 4-inch (10cm) nail into his heart.
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Owner gives up marijuana school

Friday, April 6th 2012, 20:59
related places: California

The man who runs a California school offering courses on growing marijuana says he will give up the project days after US federal agents raided it.
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VIDEO: US jobs growth slows in March

Friday, April 6th 2012, 19:19
related places: March

The US economy added 120,000 jobs during March, lower than estimates suggested, while the unemployment rate fell slightly to 8.2%.
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VIDEO: Eyewitness account of US jet crash

Friday, April 6th 2012, 18:39
related places: Virginia

A US Navy jet has crashed into a low rise apartment complex in the American state of Virginia. One Eyewitness helped to rescue a pilot found at the scene.
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VIDEO: US Navy F-18 crashes in Virginia

Friday, April 6th 2012, 17:42
related places: Virginia

A US Navy F-18 jet has crashed in what appears to be a residential area near Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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US job growth slows during March

Friday, April 6th 2012, 14:01
related places: March

The US economy adds just 120,000 jobs during March, considerably lower than estimates suggested, with the unemployment rate staying broadly level.
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Bully film classification amended

Friday, April 6th 2012, 10:31

A documentary about bullying wins a battle to have the film's rating lowered, after reaching a compromise with the US film classification board.
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Russia furious over Bout sentence

Friday, April 6th 2012, 10:11
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Washington

Moscow condemns the US jail sentence for arms dealer Viktor Bout as "political" and says his case will be a priority in relations with Washington.
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VIDEO: 'Smallest' US town sold for $900,000

Friday, April 6th 2012, 9:26

A town billed as the smallest in the US has been bought at auction for $900,000 (£568,504).
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Marine in court over Obama slur

Friday, April 6th 2012, 7:57

A US Marine sergeant faces dismissal for posting criticisms of President Obama on his Facebook page.
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US welcomes Zardari Indian trip

Friday, April 6th 2012, 5:32
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Sunday

The US welcomes Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to India on Sunday, calling it "very constructive".
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Tsunami 'ghost ship' sunk off US

Friday, April 6th 2012, 3:19
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Pacific

The US Coast Guard uses cannon to sink a crewless Japanese ship that had drifted to Alaska after being washed away by the 2011 tsunami.
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VIDEO: US Coast Guard fires on 'ghost ship'

Friday, April 6th 2012, 1:57
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Alaska

The US Coast Guard has used cannon to fire on and sink a crewless Japanese ship that drifted to Alaska after the 2011 tsunami.
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Mexican cartel leader gets life

Friday, April 6th 2012, 1:16
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Ciudad Juarez

A US judge sentences a Mexican cartel leader to life in prison for the murder of three people linked to the US consulate in Ciudad Juarez in 2010.
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Could 'pink slime' be rebranded?

Friday, April 6th 2012, 0:41

Is it possible to rebrand the controversial US beef product?
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VIDEO: Arms dealer Viktor Bout sentenced

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 23:51

Arms dealer Viktor Bout, dubbed the "merchant of death", has been sentenced to 25 years in jail by a US judge.
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'Smallest town in US' auctioned

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 22:36
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

A town advertised as the smallest in the US, current population one, is sold at auction to two Vietnamese men for $900,000 (£569,000).
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Obama dings men-only Masters host

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 21:18
related places: Masters, White House

US President Barack Obama says women should be allowed to join Augusta National, the all-male golf club that hosts the Masters tournament, the White House says.
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Kony 2012 group releases new film

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 17:35

US activist group Invisible Children releases a sequel to its video highlighting the activities of LRA rebel leader Joseph Kony.
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US investment boosts JJB Sports

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 13:23
related places: Dick

Shares in JJB Sports rise 10% after announcing a £30m investment package, which will see US retailer Dick's Sporting Goods take a stake in the firm.
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Lee 'honoured' by Obama tribute

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 12:36

US author Harper Lee says she is "deeply honoured" that President Obama has recorded an introduction to the 1962 film of her novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
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US set to relax Burma sanctions

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 10:24
related countries: Burma Burma

The US is to further ease sanctions against Burma after historic by-elections saw a landslide win for pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party.
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Asia shares down on economy fears

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 9:34

Asian shares decline after fresh fears over the health of the US and European economies result in a global sell-off.
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Thursday, April 5th 2012, 5:52

A US man who claims half-ownership of Facebook will not be able to question the firm's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, at this stage in a lawsuit, a judge rules.
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VIDEO: US to ease sanctions against Burma

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 0:47
related countries: Burma Burma

The United States has announced that it will ease some sanctions against Burma.
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Inside America's Drone HQ

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 23:02

Inside US desert base that trains pilots to fly unmanned planes
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VIDEO: Saeed mocks bounty at news briefing

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 22:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Despite a huge bounty on his head, the man who the US blames for masterminding the 2008 attacks on Mumbai, has appeared in public in Pakistan.
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Mexico sends drug kingpin to US

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 21:49

Mexico extradites one of the country's biggest drug lords, Jesus Zambada, to the US to face charges.
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VIDEO: '9/11 suspects' set for US trial

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 21:34

The US has formally sent to trial five suspected al-Qaeda militants believed to have planned the 9/11 terror attacks.
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New tests over US academic death

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 21:01
related countries: France France
related places: New

New tests are ordered on the body of French academic Richard Descoings, whose naked body was found in a New York hotel.
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'9/11 planners' set for US trial

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 20:36

The US formally sends to trial five suspected al-Qaeda militants, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, accused of planning the 9/11 terror attacks.
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Romney hits back at Obama barbs

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 19:36

US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney rebuts President Obama's attack on Republicans, in a speech to the media the day after three primary wins.
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French academic found dead in US

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 16:02
related countries: France France
related places: New York

The head of one of France's most prestigious academic institutions has been found dead in the nude in a New York hotel room, police say.
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Pakistan militant mocks US bounty

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 14:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Lashkar

The founder of Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba describes a $10m (£6.2m) US bounty on his head as "ridiculous and misguided".
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Romney scores primary hat-trick

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 12:36
related places: Republican

Mitt Romney tightens his grip on the Republican nomination with three primary wins, but his main challenger Rick Santorum vows to fight on.
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VIDEO: Luxury cars seized by US customs

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 11:49

US customs officials have seized 16 luxury cars which had been stolen and were being smuggled out of the country on cargo ships.
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Sculptor Elizabeth Catlett dies

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 9:48

US sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett, renowned for her politically-charged artwork, dies at the age of 96.
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US warns Syria regime over unrest

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 6:59
related countries: Syria Syria

The US ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, says the Security Council must respond urgently and seriously if Syria fails to honour a ceasefire deadline.
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American Apparel nude ads banned

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 6:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A series of website adverts by US clothing chain American Apparel is banned by a UK watchdog for showing "gratuitous nudity".
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VIDEO: Woman lands plane as husband dies

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 5:15

An 80-year-old US woman with little flying experience has staged an emergency landing in Wisconsin after her pilot husband collapsed and died.
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Powerful tornadoes batter Texas

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 4:06
related places: Texas

At least six tornadoes carve a trail of devastation in the US state of Texas, injuring several people, wrecking homes and grounding flights.
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Woman lands plane as husband dies

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 3:24

An 80-year-old US woman with little flying experience successfully lands a plane after her husband suffers a fatal heart attack at the controls.
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First US Marines arrive in Darwin

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 3:21
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Darwin

Some 200 US Marines, the first contingent of up to 2,500 to be deployed in northern Australia, arrive in Darwin as the two sides deepen defence ties.
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China becomes top grocery market

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 0:08
related countries: China China

China is now the world's largest market for food and grocery retail, surpassing the US, a study showed.
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VIDEO: US bounty for Pakistan hardliner

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 22:38
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Lashkar

The US has offered a $10m (£6.2m) bounty for Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the founder of Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which is linked to the 2008 Mumbai attacks in India.
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VIDEO: US tornado flings trucks through the air

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 19:47
related places: Texas

A truck trailer park has been devastated after a tornado touched down in Dallas County in Texas.
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Fed stays concerned over growth

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 19:16

The US central bank is concerned that the gains in employment recently will dissipate if growth does not pick up.
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McIlroy to tee off with Cabrera

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 18:05
related places: Masters

US Open champion Rory McIlroy is drawn with Angel Cabrera and Bubba Watson for the opening two rounds of the Masters.
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Kony 2012 video follow-up planned

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 14:45

US activist group Invisible Children is to release a sequel to its video highlighting the activities of Joseph Kony.
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VIDEO: Damaged yacht arrives at US port

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 12:07
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Oakland

The Australian yacht struck by a huge wave during the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race injuring the sailors onboard has docked at the Port of Oakland.
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Police name US shooting suspect

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 11:11
related places: Oakland

A 43-year-old former student is arrested after seven people are shot dead at a private college in Oakland, California, police say.
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US bounty for Pakistan hardliner

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 11:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Lashkar

The US offers a $10m bounty for Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the founder of Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba - blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
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Redford to produce Watergate doc

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 10:57
related places: Hollywood, Watergate

Hollywood star Robert Redford is to produce a documentary about Watergate, more than 30 years after he appeared in a film about the US political scandal.
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VIDEO: US shooting: 'People hid behind desks'

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 9:51
related places: Oakland

Oakland police chief Howard Jordan has said the first officers to enter the Californian college where a gunman killed seven people found students and teachers hiding behind desks in locked rooms.
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VIDEO: Injured UK yacht sailors reach US

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 3:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: California

Two British crew members injured during the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race have safely arrived in California following a dramatic rescue.
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Luxury conference sparks sackings

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 2:22
related places: Las Vegas

A senior US government official resigns after it emerges her agency spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a training conference near Las Vegas.
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Obama takes aim at Supreme Court

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 1:59

US President Barack Obama warns that a rejection of his healthcare reform by the US Supreme Court would amount to "judicial activism".
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Obama in US-Canada-Mexico talks

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 1:36
related countries: Canada Canada, Mexico Mexico
related places: White House

Combating drugs and reducing trade barriers dominate a one-day summit between the leaders of the US, Canada and Mexico at the White House.
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US obesity 'higher than thought'

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 23:44

The obesity problem in the US may be much worse than previously thought, according to researchers.
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When WNBA stars met a KGB spy: Spartak Vidnoje's story

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 23:17
related countries: Russia Russia

When WNBA stars met a wealthy former Russian spy
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Canada bank in 'wash sales fraud'

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 22:35
related countries: Canada Canada

Royal Bank of Canada, one of the country's largest banks, is accused of "multi-hundred million dollar" fraud over derivatives trading by a US regulator.
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Mexico cartel boss jailed in US

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 19:39

Benjamin Arellano Felix, one of the world's most powerful cartel bosses in the 1990s, is sentenced to 25 years in prison by a US judge.
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'Warhol sketch' in US garage sale

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 19:20

A collector who bought a £3 batch of paintings in a US garage sale finds what is believed to be an original Andy Warhol sketch worth more than £1m among them.
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US releases 1940 pre-WWII census

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 15:46

The US National Archives releases millions of records from the 1940 census, providing a snapshot of American lives on the eve of major social change.
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VIDEO: Violence mars US basketball game

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 13:19
related places: Louisville, Kentucky

Violence broke out as fans in the US celebrated the University of Kentucky's win over arch rivals Louisville in their NCAA Final Four men's basketball match-up.
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Scruggs remembered in Nashville

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 11:52
related places: Nashville, Sunday

More than 2,000 mourners pay tribute to pioneering US banjo musician Earl Scruggs on Sunday at his public funeral in Nashville.
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Coast Guard rescues yacht Britons

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 10:12
related places: Pacific

Two British sailors, among four injured during a round the world yacht race, are transferred off the vessel in the Pacific by the US Coast Guard.
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Hunger Games appetite continues

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 9:32

Action movie Hunger Games remains at the top of the US box office for the second week following its record-breaking debut.
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Swift wins US country music prize

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 9:02

Taylor Swift wins entertainer of the year for the second year running at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
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Australia woos skilled US workers

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 7:26
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia plans to make it easier for US construction workers to move to Australia by changing assessment rules.
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Italy football legend dies in US

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 22:57
related places: Florida

Former Italy football international Giorgio Chinaglia, who played for Lazio and New York Cosmos, dies aged 65 at his home in Florida.
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VIDEO: Hunt on for Mega Millions winners

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 7:55

The search is on in the US for the winners of the world's biggest ever lottery jackpot - $640m (£400m).
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VIDEO: Search is on for US lottery winners

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 21:53

The search is on for the winners of the £400m US lottery jackpot.
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Search on for US lottery winners

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 16:59

The search is on in the US for the winners of the world's biggest lottery jackpot - $640m (£400m) - with three tickets announced as sharing the prize.
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VIDEO: US winner for biggest lottery draw

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 9:51
related places: Maryland

At least one ticket - bought in Maryland - is a winner in the $640m (£400m) Mega Millions lottery, officials say, after the biggest jackpot in history.
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Winner for $640m US lottery draw

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 5:18

At least one ticket - bought in Maryland - is a winner in the $640m (£400m) Mega Millions lottery, officials say, after the biggest jackpot in history.
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US to tighten squeeze on Iran oil

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 0:50
related countries: Iran Iran

Barack Obama approves fresh sanctions on foreign banks still involved in the trading of Iranian oil, saying there are enough alternative supplies.
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VIDEO: Queues as lottery fever grips US

Friday, March 30th 2012, 20:50

Americans gripped by lottery fever ahead of the record draw with the jackpot of more than $500million have been buying tickets around the country.
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Weed-growing shop in US capital

Friday, March 30th 2012, 20:35
related places: White House

A shop selling equipment to grow cannabis at home opens its first US East Coast outlet in Washington DC, just a few miles from the White House.
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US credit firms in breach warning

Friday, March 30th 2012, 20:11

Visa, Mastercard and Discover warn that details of credit card holders' personal information could be at risk after a security breach.
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Ford to invest $1.3bn in Mexico

Friday, March 30th 2012, 19:42
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Hermosillo, Ford

US car giant Ford announces a $1.3bn investment in its plant in the Mexican town of Hermosillo, creating 1,000 jobs.
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Mitt Romney backed by budget hawk

Friday, March 30th 2012, 19:27

A US Republican at the forefront of efforts to cut government spending becomes the latest big endorsement for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
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VIDEO: 'Batman' pulled over by US police

Friday, March 30th 2012, 14:40
related places: Maryland

One crimefighter confronted another in this video of a traffic incident. A man was pulled over dressed as Batman in Montgomery County, Maryland.
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UK-US extradition overhaul urged

Friday, March 30th 2012, 10:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britons are losing confidence in the UK's extradition arrangements with the US and big changes are needed to restore public faith, MPs say.
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VIDEO: Is Mega Millions jackpot too big?

Friday, March 30th 2012, 7:08

The prize in a US lottery has reached $540m (£340m) and organisers say this is the biggest lottery jackpot in history.
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Exxon loses crown to PetroChina

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 20:31

US oil giant Exxon Mobil loses its crown as the world's biggest listed producer of oil to PetroChina, figures suggest.
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Arab states back Syria peace plan

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 20:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria
related places: Baghdad, Arab

Arab League states call for the immediate implementation of a plan to end a year of violence in Syria as Syria's president says he backs the plan.
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US militia men admit gun charge

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 16:41
related places: Michigan

The leader of the Michigan-based Hutaree militia, David Stone, and his son, plead guilty to illegally possessing a machine gun.
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VIDEO: What would you do with $500m?

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 16:06

Lottery fever has swept the United States, where the Mega Millions jackpot has reached an all-time record of $500m (£314m).
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US Q4 GDP growth confirmed at 3%

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 12:42

The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 3% in the fourth quarter of 2011, government figures have confirmed.
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Ferrell to make Anchorman sequel

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 9:10

Will Ferrell is to make a follow-up to 2004 comic film Anchorman, the star has confirmed on US television.
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VIDEO: Youth jailed for Florida murders

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 5:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Florida

An American teenager has begun a double life sentence for the murders of two British tourists in Florida last April.
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Youth guilty of Florida murders

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 2:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Florida

An American teenager is found guilty of the first degree murder of two British tourists in Florida.
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Pope criticises US Cuba embargo

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 2:23
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Pope Benedict XVI criticises the 50-year-old US trade embargo on Cuba and calls for greater rights as he ends his visit to the island.
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