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Kristina Cooke

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21 Oct 2014 | 9:20 PM

Special Report - U.S. visa programme for crime victims is hit-or-miss prospect

(Reuters) - It was the week of Chinese New Year, and Jian Zhen Huang was climbing her sister’s doorstep in Brooklyn with cups and other supplies for the celebration inside. Suddenly, a young man grabbed her, punched her in the face several times, knocked her down to the pavement and stole her phone.

5 Aug 2013 | 9:05 PM

Exclusive - U.S. directs agents to cover up programme used to investigate Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funnelling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.

12 Jul 2013 | 1:20 PM

Analysis - 911 calls highlight emergency response challenges in Asiana crash

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tapes of 911 emergency calls made moments after an Asiana Airlines jet crashed at San Francisco airport last Saturday reveal panic and confusion, and highlight some possible problems as emergency services raced to the scene.

9 Jul 2013 | 3:40 AM

Asiana airliner was well below target speed before impact - NTSB

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Asiana airlines plane that crashed on Saturday at San Francisco airport was travelling at 103 knots seconds before it hit the seawall in the front of the runway, far below the target speed of 137 knots, according to a flight data recorder recovered by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

14 Jun 2013 | 9:39 AM

While working for spies, Snowden was secretly prolific online

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While working for U.S. intelligence agencies, Edward Snowden had another secret identity: an online commentator who anonymously railed against citizen surveillance and corporate greed.

13 Jun 2013 | 11:09 AM

Snowden as a teen online: anime and cheeky humour

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Long before he became known worldwide as the National Security Agency contractor who exposed top-secret U.S. government surveillance programs, Edward Snowden worked for a Japanese anime company run by friends and went by the nicknames "The True HOOHA" and "Phish."

13 Jun 2013 | 3:49 AM

Exclusive - Snowden as a teen online: anime and cheeky humour

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Long before he became known worldwide as the NSA contractor who exposed top-secret U.S. government surveillance programs, Edward Snowden worked for a Japanese anime company run by friends and went by the nicknames "The True HOOHA" and "Phish."

15 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

Charity says at least one NY child stayed with Sandusky

STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - At least one child from the New York City area stayed at the home of former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, who has been accused of paedophilia, during the 1990s, a spokeswoman for the Fresh Air Fund said on Tuesday.

22 Aug 2011 | 12:00 AM

USA becomes Food Stamp Nation but is it sustainable?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Genna Saucedo supervises cashiers at a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera, California, but her wages aren't enough to feed herself and her 12-year-old son.

26 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

New York hopes for economic boost from gay marriage

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City businesses hope the Big Apple will become the destination of choice for same-sex marriages, with hotels, wedding planners and caterers vying for a slice of the potentially lucrative trade.