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US moves to block US Airways-American Airlines merger

US moves to block US Airways-American Airlines merger Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced it has filed an antitrust lawsuit challenging the proposed merger of US Airways and American Airlines. 

Boston gangster 'Whitey' Bulger found guilty of gangland killings

Boston gangster 'Whitey' Bulger found guilty of gangland killings Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

A federal jury in Boston reached a verdict Monday in the 32-count indictment against reputed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Massachusetts. 
US plans lower sentences for drug-users

US plans lower sentences for drug-users Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered changes across the Justice Department to eliminate what he called “draconian” mandatory minimum sentences for certain non-violent drug offenders.

BlackBerry may put itself up for sale Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

BlackBerry will consider selling itself after the long-awaited debut of its new phones failed to turn around the struggling smartphone maker. 
Popular singer Eydie Gorme dies in Las Vegas at 84

Popular singer Eydie Gorme dies in Las Vegas at 84 Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

American popular music star Eydie Gorme, whose 60-year partnership with husband Steve Lawrence made them top nightclub and TV stars, has died at age 84.
Small plane crashes into houses in US state of Connecticut

Small plane crashes into houses in US state of Connecticut Sat, 10 Aug, 2013

Up to six people are feared dead after a twin-engine light aircraft crashed into two houses in the US state of Connecticut. It was on a short flight from Teterboro Airport outside New York City, it said in a statement.
Apple wins key patent case against rival Samsung in US

Apple wins key patent case against rival Samsung in US Sat, 10 Aug, 2013

Apple reportedly won its patent-infringement case against Samsung in a decision that limits the U.S. import of certain products. 
US embassies to reopen after alert

US embassies to reopen after alert Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

The State Department says that 18 of the 19 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Middle East and Africa that have been closed due to a terrorist threat will reopen on Sunday or Monday.
Barack Obama pledges greater surveillance transparency

Barack Obama pledges greater surveillance transparency Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

US President Barack Obama has announced plans to limit sweeping US government surveillance programmes saying the United States "can and must be more transparent."
Lavabit secure email service linked to Edward Snowden shuts down

Lavabit secure email service linked to Edward Snowden shuts down Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

Lavabit, the email service reportedly used by fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, has shut down, apparently due to U.S. government pressure.
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr worldwide

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr worldwide Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

Muslims across the world began to celebrate the holiday of eid al-Fitr on Thursday, beginning the day with morning prayers after one month of fasting. 
U.S gets it wrong on Egypt again

U.S gets it wrong on Egypt again Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

Editor's note: Cynthia Schneider is a professor in the practice of diplomacy at Georgetown University; dean at the School of Diplomacy, Dubrovnik International University; and a senior nonresident fellow at Brookings Institution. She is also a former U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands.
Federal Agents Bust Colorado Man in Alleged Bombs-for-Drugs Sting

Federal Agents Bust Colorado Man in Alleged Bombs-for-Drugs Sting Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

A Colorado man who claimed to be a former demolition expert in the U.S. Marines was arrested Thursday after he allegedly tried to trade guns and homemade bombs with a 20-meter “kill zone” for cocaine.

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