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Thursday, May 21, 2015
US agents make record New York heroin bust worth US$50 million
U.S. agents in New York seized a record-breaking US$50 million worth of heroin smuggled from Mexico in the biggest such haul in state history, officials announced Tuesday.
Oil pipeline spills about 21,000 gallons off California
A broken pipeline spilled 21,000 gallons (79,500 liters) of crude oil into the ocean before it was shut off Tuesday, creating a slick stretching about 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) along the central California coastline, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
The Obama administration and Senate Republicans worked in unusual harmony Tuesday to advance major trade legislation opposed by many rank-and-file Democrats, an expanding struggle already leaving a mark on the 2016 campaigns for the White House and control of Congress.
After braving the leaky boats of the Mediterranean, many migrants to Europe make another dangerous crossing, risking their lives hidden inside or under the wheels of trucks to try to reach Britain.
Seattle officials told Secretary of State John Kerry he'd be better off avoiding the city to deliver a major trade speech because of ongoing protests over Arctic drilling that have drawn hundreds of activists on land and sea.
Student back in school, with teacher who gave her kidney
An 18-year-old returned to her Detroit high school Tuesday with a new kidney, donated by her gym teacher.
US investigation of 2007 peanut butter recall wraps up, firm facing charges
ConAgra Foods is likely to face a criminal charge now that the U.S. government has completed its investigation of the company's 2007 peanut butter recall.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Pakistani investigators Tuesday carried out raids on a firm accused of running a global fake degree empire, officials said, confiscating computers and holding employees for questioning as the scandal deepened.
Six Chinese nationals, three of them professors, were charged with economic espionage in a US indictment unsealed Tuesday alleging the theft of technology used in mobile phones for Beijing's benefit.
An Argentine appeals court has touched off protests by reducing the sentence of a man convicted of abusing a 6-year-old boy, on grounds that the victim was a homosexual who had previously been abused by his father.
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