The POTUS has revealed his past as a pot-user. These days, says David Usborne, Barack Obama has other vices
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Victory for gun control advocates as US Federal judge largely upholds New York ban on assault weapons
Wednesday 01 January 2014
Judge rules ban on some semi-automatic weapons does not violate the 2nd amendment, but strikes down provision limiting magazine capacity
Tuesday 27 August 2013
Muriel Siebert, the first woman to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, has died at the age of 80.
Thursday 25 July 2013
Wednesday 19 June 2013
The consulting and accounting giant Deloitte received a sharp slap on the wrists from officials in New York state yesterday, with one of its arms agreeing to pay a $10m fine and accepting a one-year ban from providing consulting work to financial institutions overseen by state regulators after its work for Standard Chartered on money-laundering issues was found wanting.
Friday 17 May 2013
Poppy-seed cake, polygamy and patchouli are just some of the ingredients of Seventies communal life recalled in this sensuous novel.
Sunday 14 April 2013
Students at Albany High School, in New York State, were asked to pretend to be Jew-hating Nazis in a class purporting to teach the art of persuasive writing
Thursday 14 March 2013
A 64-year-old loner sauntered into a barbershop in upstate New York, coolly asked if the man cutting hair remembered him and then opened fire with a shotgun, the first shots in a burst of violence that left four dead and two critically wounded.
Wednesday 26 December 2012
Killing is what I do best, said 62-year-old who set his house ablaze to lure victims
Wednesday 12 December 2012
'Revenge' street assault comes one day after the conviction of prominent offender
Sunday 04 November 2012
Temperatures plunged across the battered American north-east today, adding to the misery of communities already struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy.
Thursday 01 November 2012
Nikhil Kumar reports from New York as President Obama flies in to survey storm-ravaged East Coast
Sunday 19 August 2012
In profit ...
Wednesday 15 August 2012
Former champion Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the US Open with the knee injury that has kept him out of action since Wimbledon.
Saturday 11 August 2012
Thursday 09 August 2012
Whether or not Standard Chartered is guilty of sanctions-busting, the US regulator that brought the charges has questions to answer about its conduct in the affair.
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