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Trump takes aim at Democratic senator over leak of 's***hole countries' comments

Without explicitly denying his use of the word, Trump said the senator had misrepresented what he said about African nations.

# america - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Investigator's team 'interested in speaking to Trump' over possible Russian collusion

When or even if an interview would occur was not immediately clear.

# america - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Ancient DNA evidence reveals story of first Native Americans to enter the continent

A team of researchers made the discovery using DNA from a six-month-old Native American infant.

US police apologise to victims after throwing away untested rape kits

The Fayetteville police force in North Carolina has admitted it threw away more than 300 rape kits.

# america - Friday 5 January, 2018

Four killed, flights cancelled and schools closed as 'bomb cyclone' batters the US

Nearly 75% of flights departing Boston and New Jersey’s Newark airports were cancelled.

# america - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Top Hollywood women launch anti-harassment initiative following Weinstein scandal

Over 300 influential women have signed it.

# america - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

A white Christmas: Record-breaking 60 inches of snowfall has completely buried this US town

58 inches of snow fell between Christmas Day to Stephen’s Day in the US town of Erie.

# america - Friday 22 December, 2017

US President Donald Trump signs $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law

He also signed short-term funding bill into law that that will keep the federal government running until 19 January.

# america - Monday 4 December, 2017

'We need his vote': Trump backs Republican accused of preying on teenagers

US Senate hopeful Roy Moore is accused of sexually inappropriate conduct with a string of teenage girls.

# america - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Suspected serial killer arrested after bringing murder weapon to his job at McDonald's

Howell Emanuel Donaldson is charged with four murders which spanned 51 days.

# america - Monday 27 November, 2017

Donald Trump calls senator 'Pocahontas' at event honouring Native Americans

Sarah Huckabee Sanders said a racial slur “was certainly not the president’s intent”.

# america - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'The Irish conflict's Martin Luther King': John Hume's journey to America

The topic is explored in a new documentary and book.

# america - Monday 20 November, 2017

60,000 attend mass in Detroit clearing the way for sainthood of Irish-American priest

Bernard Francis Casey was born in Wisconsin in 1870, the sixth of 16 children born to Irish immigrants.

# america - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Trump says that 'twisted' North Korea won't subject the world to 'nuclear blackmail'

Trump said the red carpet rolled out for him in Asia showed that “America is back”.

# america - Monday 6 November, 2017

Former US congressman Weiner starts prison sentence for sexting 15-year-old girl

Weiner was sentenced in September by a judge who said the crime resulted from a “very strong compulsion”.

# america - Thursday 2 November, 2017

35 US-born children adopted by Irish families

The adoptions have taken place in the last four years.

# america - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Five killed in New York terror attack were Argentine friends celebrating a school reunion

The Argentine victims were from the city of Rosario.

Nurse arrested after refusing to draw blood from unconscious patient settles case for $500,000

Wubbels plans to use part of the money to fund legal help for others trying to get similar body-camera video.

# america - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

126 million Americans may have seen posts linked to Russian operation during US election

Moscow has denied any attempt to manipulate the US election.

# america - Saturday 28 October, 2017

US Defense Secretary warns North Korea of 'massive military response'

Pyongyang in recent months has sparked global alarm by conducting a sixth nuclear test and test-launching missiles capable of reaching the US mainland.

# america - Friday 27 October, 2017

US release trove of secret files on JFK assassination - but 300 are delayed on national security grounds JFK

US release trove of secret files on JFK assassination - but 300 are delayed on national security grounds

Kennedy scholars have said the documents were unlikely to contain any bombshell revelations.

# america - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Three million adult Americans carry a loaded gun on a daily basis

New research reviewed the behaviour of 1,444 gun owners in the US.

# america - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Disappearance of Las Vegas shooting security guard raises questions

Jesus Campos “wants to tell his story at a time and place of his choosing.”

# america - Sunday 15 October, 2017

'We're a country that idealises its founding': America's complicated relationship with the gun

That intimate connection with firearms is under renewed scrutiny after the worst mass shooting in recent US history.

# america - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Tillerson denies he considered resigning from Trump cabinet but doesn't say whether he called him 'a moron'

“I serve at the appointment of the president and I am here for as long as the president feels I can be useful to achieving his objectives.”

# america - Friday 29 September, 2017

US withdraws diplomatic staff in Cuba over mystery 'sonic attacks'

The attacks of an unknown nature have targeted at least 21 US embassy staff in Havana over the past few months, the US said.

# america - Monday 25 September, 2017

A woman has passed US Marine infantry training for the first time

Three dozen female Marine Corps officers had previously signed up for the infantry training program but failed to finish.

North Korea says Trump has declared war as it vows to shoot down US planes

“He declared a war on our country.”

Former US congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

Weiner, weeping as he read from a written statement on a page he held in front of him, called his crime his “rock bottom”.

# america - Sunday 24 September, 2017

As US warplanes fly off North Korea, Trump says the country's leaders 'won't be around much longer'

The war of words between the two powers shows no sign of abating.

# america - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

'Cold, calculated, planned': US man could face death penalty after murdering two black people

Kenneth James Gleason, from Louisiana, killed two black men last week.

# america - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

US Supreme Court upholds Trump's refugee restrictions in travel ban case

The order was not the court’s last word on the travel policy that President Donald Trump first rolled out in January.

# america - Monday 11 September, 2017

From The42 'Soft, under-performing, tattooed millionaires': Lalas takes names in scathing rant at US national team Bit American This post contains videos

'Soft, under-performing, tattooed millionaires': Lalas takes names in scathing rant at US national team

Lalas implied Christian Pulisic ‘didn’t warrant a mention’ while naming and shaming USMNT players and management.

# america - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'It is a worry': Tourism Ireland concerned about the fall-off in tourists visiting Ireland in July

'It is a worry': Tourism Ireland concerned about the fall-off in tourists visiting Ireland in July

While there has been a 3.8% boost in overall overseas visitors this year, there was a decline in tourist numbers last month.

# america - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Scientists are using painkiller-addicted fish to develop new treatments for addicts

Researchers found the fish were willing to work harder and even enter risky conditions in order to get their fix.

# america - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Call for Tuam Town Hall to remove memorial to Irish Confederate major

Shaun Cunniffe said that the plaque should be removed to a museum so that people can discuss the issues around it.

The icons of Confederacy at the heart of America's debate

There are more than 1,500 symbols of the Confederacy on public land, mostly in the South.

A new generation of white nationalist groups flourish under Trump

Analysts say theses groups may have members in the tens of thousands and tacit supporters in the hundreds of thousands.

# america - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Thousands hold vigil for Charlottesville victim as Trump pays tribute to 'truly special young woman'

Those in attendance at the vigil sang several spirituals and observed a moment of silence.

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