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United States: news

Civil rights group jeers Romney

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 20:17
related places: Romney

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is jeered as he vows to "kill" the Obama healthcare law, in a speech to a US civil rights group.
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Spike Lee working on Jackson film

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 15:58
related places: Jackson

US film-maker Spike Lee says he is close to finishing a Michael Jackson documentary marking the 25th anniversary of the singer's Bad album.
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US crackdown on illegal robocalls

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 15:15

The US government organises a "summit" to tackle computer controlled phone calls by criminals trying to defraud the public.
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US trade deficit narrows in May

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 14:49
related countries: China China
related places: May

The US trade deficit narrowed in May from April, as cheaper oil lowered the value of imports, while exports to Europe and China rose.
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US brokerage files for bankruptcy

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 9:23

US futures broker Peregrine Financial Group files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, meaning it will be liquidated, after being accused of fraud.
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Clinton on historic visit to Laos

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 8:00
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Laos Laos

Hillary Clinton becomes the first US secretary of state to visit Laos in 57 years, in a historic trip discussing economic ties and unexploded bombs.
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Thailand's king pardons US man

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 6:01
related countries: Thailand Thailand

US citizen Joe Gordon, who was jailed for two-and-half years for defaming the Thai royal family, is pardoned by the king and freed from prison.
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'Progress' in Pacific trade talks

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 3:41
related places: Pacific

The United States says "significant progress" was made in talks aimed at creating an ambitious trade agreement with eight other Pacific Rim countries.
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US church approves gay blessings

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 3:04

The Episcopal Church overwhelmingly authorises a service to bless same-sex relationships, becoming the largest US denomination to do so.
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Obama and Romney duel over wealth

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 1:37
related places: Republican, Romney

US President Barack Obama's re-election campaign ramps up pressure on Republican rival Mitt Romney, over the issue of his offshore accounts.
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Armstrong refiles USADA lawsuit

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 23:21

Lance Armstrong continues his court battle in an attempt to prevent the US Anti-Doping Agency from charging him with using performance-enhancing drugs.
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Google 'to pay' privacy penalty

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 15:31

The search giant is set to pay a US agency $22.5m (£14.5m) to settle a privacy complaint according to a report.
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VIDEO: Mexico-US drugs tunnel uncovered

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 9:51
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The Mexican army uncovers a 755ft (230m) tunnel to smuggle drugs between Mexico and the United States.
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Accounts frozen at US brokerage

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 7:17

A US regulator freezes the accounts of US futures brokerage Peregrine Financial Group following the attempted suicide of its chairman.
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Hawker planes in China bid talks

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 6:31
related countries: China China

A Chinese aerospace firm, Superior Aviation Beijing, is in exclusive talks to buy bankrupt US aircraft maker Hawker Beechcraft.
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Great white shark stalks kayaker

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 2:08

A kayaker is counting his lucky stars after a close encounter with a great white shark at a popular US holiday resort.
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Reward for Fast and Furious four

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 2:06

The FBI offers a $1m (£644,000) reward for information on four suspects wanted over the killing of a US border patrol agent in December 2010.
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US has hottest year since 1895

Monday, July 9th 2012, 22:26

The last year in the continental US has been the country's hottest since modern record-keeping began nearly 120 years ago, say scientists.
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Low aluminium prices hit Alcoa

Monday, July 9th 2012, 22:08
related places: Alcoa

US aluminium giant Alcoa posts a $2m (£1.3m) second-quarter loss after aluminium prices slumped to near two-year lows, but its results still beat expectations.
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Romney widens Obama funding gap

Monday, July 9th 2012, 18:06
related places: June

Mitt Romney's campaign raised $35m more in June than US President Barack Obama, figures show, increasing his cash lead four months before polling day.
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Abu Hamza in extradition appeal

Monday, July 9th 2012, 18:02
related places: Radical

Radical cleric Abu Hamza lodges an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against his extradition to the US on terror charges.
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South China Sea tops Asean agenda

Monday, July 9th 2012, 14:05
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Tension in the South China Sea is expected to top the agenda for a regional Asean forum in Cambodia, with the US secretary of state joining talks.
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UK 'falls behind' in news access

Monday, July 9th 2012, 10:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

People in the UK consume less news than those in the US and some major European countries, according to a study of more than 6,000 people.
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Honduras 'drug pilot' shot dead

Monday, July 9th 2012, 8:39
related countries: Honduras Honduras

US agents working with Honduran colleagues on anti-narcotics operations shot dead the pilot of a drug flight last week, a US spokeswoman says.
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Oscar-winner Ernest Borgnine dies

Monday, July 9th 2012, 8:38
related places: Oscar

Oscar-winning US actor Ernest Borgnine dies at the age of 95, his spokesman says.
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Spider-Man climbs to top of chart

Monday, July 9th 2012, 8:23

The Amazing Spider-Man spins its way to the top of the US box office chart, taking $65m (£42m) in its opening weekend.
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Thousands hit by FBI net shut off

Monday, July 9th 2012, 0:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: More

Early reports suggest the FBI's shut down of net servers belonging to a hi-tech crime gang has caused little disruption.
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US 'destabilising Syria' - Assad

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 23:28
related countries: Syria Syria

President Assad accuses the US of helping to destabilise his country by providing political protection for "gangs" inside Syria.
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VIDEO: US heatwave turns 'triple-digit'

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 11:29

A heatwave across 22 American states has been blamed for the deaths of at least 30 people.
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In pictures: US heatwave

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 11:09

US struggles to stay cool in deadly heatwave
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US heatwave leaves dozens dead

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 9:01

At least 42 people die over several days, as a heatwave brings record-breaking temperatures to swathes of the central and eastern US.
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Jack Abramoff on CNN: Why does US TV book bad guys?

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 0:30
related places: Why

Why does US TV book disgraced public figures as pundits?
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Afghanistan made 'major US ally'

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 8:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Afghanistan is designated the latest "major non-Nato ally" for the US, Hillary Clinton announces in Kabul, allowing it to buy advanced US weaponry.
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VIDEO: US bakes in record heatwave

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 7:33

Parts of the US are baking in record heat as nearly half a million people remain without power a week after severe storms.
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US sizzles in record heat wave

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 2:22

Parts of the US are baking in record heat as nearly half a million households continue to swelter amid power cuts caused by storms a week ago.
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First US high-speed rail approved

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 1:31
related places: California

California lawmakers approve financing for a bullet train that would eventually become part of the first dedicated high-speed line in the US.
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HTC smartphone profits fall 58%

Friday, July 6th 2012, 22:53
related places: June

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has reported a 58% fall in net profit 7.4bn Taiwanese dollars (US$248m) in the three months ending in June.
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Woman dies after serving Obama

Friday, July 6th 2012, 22:06

Ohio restaurant owner Josephine Harris dies hours after serving breakfast to US President Barack Obama.
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Pakistan drone attack kills 12

Friday, July 6th 2012, 22:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A US drone kills at least 12 suspected militants in Pakistan's north-west, officials say, while a gun attack leaves 18 dead in the south-east.
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Zimmerman released on second bail

Friday, July 6th 2012, 21:27
related places: Florida

George Zimmerman, the US man charged with second-degree murder over the Florida shooting of Trayvon Martin, is released on a second bail of $1m.
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VIDEO: US jobless rate remains at 8.2%

Friday, July 6th 2012, 21:04
related places: June

US shares have fallen after official data showed firms had created only 80,000 new jobs in June, leaving the jobless rate unchanged at 8.2%.
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US jobs data triggers share slip

Friday, July 6th 2012, 17:49
related places: June

US shares fall after official employment figures show firms created only 80,000 new jobs in June, leaving the unemployment rate unchanged at 8.2%.
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Smart headlight 'turns rain off'

Friday, July 6th 2012, 11:29

US scientists are working on a smart headlight that can improve visibility by switching off beams that shine on rain.
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US blacklists Eritrea spy chief

Friday, July 6th 2012, 9:57
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Somalia Somalia

The US sanctions six individuals, including Eritrea's intelligence chief and a senior Eritrean military officer, for allegedly aiding Somali Islamist militants.
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UK artists prop up US album sales

Friday, July 6th 2012, 9:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Adele

Adele and One Direction help stem the decline in US album sales, which dropped just 0.6% in the first six months of 2012.
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Ten children die on US holiday

Friday, July 6th 2012, 2:50
related places: New York, Iowa

Ten US children die in four separate incidents across the US during Fourth of July celebrations.
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Republicans reap $100m bonanza

Friday, July 6th 2012, 2:08
related places: June

Mitt Romney and the Republicans raise a whopping $100m in June, as Barack Obama launches his first bus tour of the campaign.
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VIDEO: San Diego's 30-second fireworks

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 17:04
related places: San Diego

A technical error means a 20 minute fireworks display for US Independence Day in San Diego lasted an explosive 30 seconds
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US in China car import tariff row

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 15:13
related countries: China China

The United States has complained to the World Trade Organisation about the level of China's import duties on large-engined US-made cars.
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Nato trucks cross Pakistan border

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 13:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Nato supply trucks cross into Afghanistan for the first time in seven months after the US and Pakistan resolve a damaging row.
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Uncle producer Felton dies at 99

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 11:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Felton

Norman Felton, the British-born producer of US TV shows The Man From Uncle and Dr Kildare, dies at 99.
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VIDEO: US celebrates July 4 amid heatwave

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 22:52

As the United States celebrates July 4, Americans are struggling to keep cool with extremely hot temperatures gripping parts of the country.
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US lifeguard fired for saving man

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 22:06
related places: Florida

A lifeguard who left his section of a Florida beach to help rescue a man from drowning is given the sack for breaking company rules.
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Storm aftermath hits US holiday

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 21:31

Nearly one million Americans mark 4 July without power as utility firms scramble to restore service five days after severe storms in the east.
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Singer opens up about sexuality

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 13:52

The US singer admits his first love was a man on microblogging site Tumblr, saying he wants to "address rumours" about his sexuality.
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Apple enforces Galaxy Nexus ban

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 12:34

The iPhone maker pays a $95.6m (£61.1m) bond bringing into effect a US sales ban of one of Samsung's leading smartphones.
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Mandela daughter named ambassador

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 10:52
related countries: Argentina Argentina, South Africa South Africa

Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela, is appointed ambassador to Argentina, the South American nation has said.
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Mauling SA chimps escape death

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 9:23
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Two chimpanzees which attacked a US student in South Africa will not be put down because they were defending their territory, an investigator says.
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VIDEO: 'La Bamba' band on US success

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 8:49
related places: America

Luiz Pérez one of the founders of the latin group Los Lobos on how they broke through in America.
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Toyota and Honda US sales surge

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 4:34
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Honda, Toyota, June

Sales of Japanese carmakers Toyota and Honda surge in the US in June as they continue to recover from last year's quake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Home-use HIV test wins US approval

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 3:50

A home HIV test is expected to go on sale in the US within months, after winning regulator approval.
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Pakistan allows convoys to resume

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 3:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan agrees to reopen supply routes to Nato-led forces in Afghanistan, after the US apologises for killing 24 of its soldiers in an air strike.
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US power cuts persist for 1.26m

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 2:36

Some 1.26m storm-struck households in the eastern US are without electricity for a fourth day amid high temperatures and 24 heat-related deaths.
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Toshiba gets price fixing fine

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 2:17
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese electronics maker Toshiba gets $87m (£55m) fine for conspiring to fix prices of liquid crystal display panels in the US.
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Should the US scrap the penny?

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 1:00

Is it time the US ditched the penny?
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'Insanity' clears JetBlue pilot

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 23:59

A JetBlue pilot who screamed about a bomb during a flight and had to be restrained by passengers is found not guilty for reasons of insanity.
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US backs first home-use HIV test

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 23:07

An over-the-counter HIV test that can be used at home is expected to be sold in the US within months, after winning approval from regulators.
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VIDEO: Pakistan to reopen Nato routes

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 23:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan has said it will reopen supply lines to Nato forces in Afghanistan after it received an apology from the United States for an American airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
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Man Utd seeks $100m US listing

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 22:12

One of the world's biggest football clubs, Manchester United, formally applies to start selling shares on the New York Stock Exchange.
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No charges for crash politician

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 21:11
related places: June

Former US Secretary of Commerce John Bryson will not face any charges relating to three car crashes in June, prosecutors say.
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Pakistan to reopen Nato routes

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 19:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato, Washington

Pakistan is expected to reopen supply routes to Nato-led forces in Afghanistan, as Washington apologises for killing 24 of its soldiers in November.
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US TV actor Andy Griffith dies

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 18:59

Andy Griffith, who portrayed a small-town sheriff on US 1960s sitcom The Andy Griffith Show, dies, aged 86.
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Colombia general turns himself in

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 16:55
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Bogota

A Colombian police general, who was the head of security for the former President Alvaro Uribe, hands himself in to US counter-narcotics agents in Bogota and is flown to the US to face charges of drug trafficking.
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US recovery is tepid, says IMF

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 15:02

The US recovery "remains tepid", the International Monetary Fund says as it cuts its growth forecast for this year and next.
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US denies evidence of mermaids

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 13:36

Science has found no evidence that mermaids exist, a US government scientific agency says, in response to public inquiries.
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US singer still in Prague prison

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 12:36
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

Randy Blythe, singer with US metal band Lamb of God remains in jail in the Czech Republic, despite posting bail.
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Tom Cruise supported by Paramount

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 11:47
related places: Paramount

US film studio Paramount offers its public support to Tom Cruise following the news that he and Katie Holmes are to divorce.
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Nigeria agrees $4.5bn oil deal

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 10:28
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria signs a preliminary $4.5bn deal with US-based Vulcan Petroleum to build six oil refineries.
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US 'leads in building innovation'

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 7:13

The US leads the world in innovative building and infrastructure projects, according to a list compiled by KPMG.
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US storm woe endures for millions

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 2:43
related places: Friday

Almost two million people remain without power in the eastern US, amid sweltering temperatures, after storms blamed for 22 deaths since Friday.
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VIDEO: GlaxoSmithKline 'guilty of fraud'

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 2:18

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is to pay $3bn (£1.9bn) in the largest healthcare fraud settlement in US history.
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Colorado fire efforts gain ground

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 1:49
related places: Colorado

The Waldo Canyon fire, the most destructive wildfire in Colorado's history, is now 70% contained, officials say, as fires rage across the western US.
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Twitter told to surrender tweets

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 22:26

A US court rules that Twitter must hand over tweets posted by an Occupy Wall Street protester facing trial for disorderly conduct.
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Phelps targets only seven golds

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 18:57

Michael Phelps will only be aiming for seven Olympic swimming gold medals at London 2012 after opting out of the 200m freestyle.
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US sees stronger hints of Higgs

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 17:48
related places: Higgs

Hints of the Higgs boson detected last year by a US "atom smasher" have become even stronger after further analysis, scientists say.
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Sugar 'to shape synthetic liver'

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 17:33

Researchers have moved a step closer to creating a synthetic liver, after a US team printed a 3D model of a network blood vessels could grow into.
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GlaxoSmithKline 'guilty of fraud'

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 17:08

Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3bn (£1.9bn) in the largest healthcare fraud settlement in US history in a case concerning three drugs.
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Airbus launches first US factory

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 16:35
related places: Alabama

European plane manufacturer Airbus has confirmed plans to build a $600m (£483m) factory in Alabama, marking its first facility on US soil
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Dell to buy Quest software firm

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 15:50
related places: Dell

Dell will buy the US software firm Quest for $2.4bn (£1.53bn) as it expands its software business to offset falling demand for personal computers.
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Swearing bear tops US box office

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 9:02

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's debut feature film, about a talking teddy bear called Ted, opens top of the US box office, beating stripping Magic Mike.
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Expedition seeks Earhart answers

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 8:44
related places: Monday

An expedition to find out what happened to celebrated US woman pilot Amelia Earhart sets out from Hawaii later, 75 years after her last flight.
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VIDEO: Fresh search for Earhart plane

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 6:35

A new search is being launched off the coast of Hawaii to find out what happened to the US pilot Amelia Earhart, whose plane disappeared on 2 July 1937.
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VIDEO: DC swelters after storms cut power

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 22:00

Millions of people in the eastern United States are without power during an intense heatwave.
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State emergencies after US storms

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 14:59

States of emergency are declared in four US states and Washington DC after violent storms leave millions without power during an extreme heatwave.
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VIDEO: Grandmother abandons Cuba-US swim

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 11:51
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A 49-year-old grandmother has failed in her bid to become the first woman to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys without a shark cage.
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US rock singer arrested in Prague

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 11:15
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

Randy Blythe, singer with US metal band Lamb of God is arrested in Prague over the death of a fan at a gig in the Czech Republic two years ago.
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LA riot: Rodney King funeral held

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 3:19

The funeral has taken place in Los Angeles of Rodney King, the African-American at the centre of the deadly riots in the US city 20 years ago.
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VIDEO: Residents on impact of DC storm

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 22:49

Some three million people have been left without power after violent storms hit the region around the US capital, Washington DC.
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UN calls for new Syria government

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 21:23
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

International talks on Syria end with a call for a transitional government to be set up, amid reports of a bomb killing 30 people near Damascus.
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US storms cut power to millions

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 20:12
related places: Atlantic

A violent summer storm cuts power to three million people around the US capital Washington DC and causes the deaths of at least 12 people.
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