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#US

# us - Today’s News

Mocked for his tweets, Trump fires back - on Twitter

In the Saturday Night Live sketch, Trump is chided by aides for sending retweets.

# us - Yesterday’s News

Trump breaks decades of US foreign policy with telephone call from president of Taiwan

One Democratic Senator said, “That’s how wars start”.

# us - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Kidnapped California woman found tied up at the side of a road was branded by captors

Sherri Papini was abducted while jogging and found three weeks later.

'Terrific guy, fantastic country' - Trump's phone call to Pakistan leader

Trump’s transition team confirmed a call had taken place between the two men.

# us - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Irish woman waiting to hear about extradition to US is on suicide watch

The mother-of-one is wanted by US authorities in connection with an alleged multi-million euro steroid distribution enterprise.

People have donated $100,000 to a website to dig a big hole in the ground

Organisers Cards Against Humanity has not pledged to give the donations to charity, or to any cause.

# us - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

US judge rules that anorexic patient can refuse forced feedings

The court also granted her request for care to relieve pain or discomfort.

# us - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

The US State Department has issued a terror travel alert for Europe

It warned American citizens of credible information showing planned attacks by Isis and Al-Qa’ida this Christmas.

# us - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Here’s what it’s like in the first US city to allow marijuana to be smoked socially

Denver now allows bars and restaurants to give patrons the option to use marijuana alongside a cocktail or meal.

# us - Friday 18 November, 2016

Man who was denied a judge's seat after racism allegations set to be Trump's attorney general

Trump has tapped Mike Pompeo to be head of the CIA and former military intelligence chief Michael Flynn as national security adviser.

# us - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Nearly 24 hours from freedom, Brendan Dassey's release from prison has been blocked

His conviction has been overturned but State prosecutors are appealing that decision.

# us - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

"False news": Trump takes to Twitter to deny seeking top security clearance for his children

The successful Republican Party nominee for the White House has engaged in another Twitter tussle.

# us - Friday 11 November, 2016

How the US president-to-be picked up a Clare golf resort for a song

Doonbeg had a colourful history even before it was acquired by the brash billionaire.

# us - Thursday 10 November, 2016

More bodies found at US home of man linked to five other deaths

The property owner, Todd Kohlhepp, was arrested last week.

# us - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Open thread: How do you feel about Donald Trump winning the election?

A lot of people expected the race to be close, with most polls predicting Hillary Clinton would win.

Putin congratulates Trump, says he wants to 'improve relations' between Russia and US

A lot of far-right leaders are very happy with the election result.

# us - Sunday 6 November, 2016

More Samsung woes as 'exploding' washing machine leaves customer with broken jaw

A number of injuries have been caused by “excessive vibration”.

# us - Friday 4 November, 2016

From The Daily Edge This student from Co Down tested his US classmates on Nordie slang, and they hadn't a clue A Wee Dander

This student from Co Down tested his US classmates on Nordie slang, and they hadn't a clue

Do you think I came down the Lagan in a bubble though? Do you?

# us - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Babies should sleep in same room as parents to reduce risk of death - doctors

Close to 3,500 infants die each year in the United States from sleep-related deaths.

# us - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Police investigate after black high school student allegedly had noose tied around his neck

The student said as many as four white students put a noose around his neck during football practice.

# us - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Irish students' mental health video seen by over four million people in America

ABC’s flagship show Good Morning America showed clips of the video during an interview with Michael Bublé.

# us - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Michael Moore has just released a surprise film about Donald Trump

The previously unannounced film was premiered last night.

# us - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Arkansas judge in the dock for trading lower court fines for sexual favours

Joseph Boeckmann could face up to 20 years in prison.

# us - Sunday 16 October, 2016

A city on the brink of destruction: Can anything save Aleppo?

Once the second city of Syria, much of Aleppo has been destroyed by four years of non-stop fighting.

# us - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

'You're talking about abuse. It's not cool' - US athletes line up against Trump's 'locker room' defence Foul Play This post contains videos

'You're talking about abuse. It's not cool' - US athletes line up against Trump's 'locker room' defence

Athletes are saying that his words would not be permitted.

Man shot dead in search for flood victims, as Hurricane Matthew's death toll mounts

The hurricane has now claimed 34 lives in the US as well over 500 lives in Haiti.

# us - Monday 10 October, 2016

Mikhail Gorbachev warns of 'dangerous' consequences of tensions between US and Russia

The ongoing civil war in Syria has seen relations between the countries sour further.

# us - Friday 7 October, 2016

US accuses Russia of hacking political sites

Pressure has been mounting on the Obama administration to call out Russia for the hacking of US political sites and email accounts.

# us - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

PICTURES: Thousands flee as Hurricane Matthew slams into Haiti

In nearby Jamaica, officials said the army and military reserves were called up to help deal with hurricane damage.

# us - Monday 3 October, 2016

Donald Trump's charity has been ordered to stop raising money in New York

The Donald J Trump foundation was told that it must “cease and desist from soliciting contributions” in New York.

# us - Friday 30 September, 2016

Warnings of humanitarian catastrophe as bombing turns city into a "giant kill box"

The city of Aleppo has been the centre of a fierce campaign of bombing by regime forces.

Alabama Chief Justice suspended over gay marriage order

The judge vehemently denied the charges against him

A Fine Gael TD wants the government to expel the Russian ambassador over Aleppo airstrikes

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has condemned Russia’s bombardment of the Syrian city.

# us - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Man found in raft after mother was lost at sea was suspect in grandfather's killing

Nathan Carman was found after eight days at sea. His mother is presumed to have drowned.

At least one dead, over 100 injured as train crashes into station in New Jersey

The train failed to stop as it sped into the station, went up over bumper blocks at the end of the track and rammed into a wall.

# us - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Tearful nine-year-old delivers speech on police brutality in Charlotte

Zianna Oliphant needed a stool to be seen over the lectern at the Charlotte city council meeting.

# us - Friday 23 September, 2016

Data Protection Commissioner seeking answers after massive Yahoo privacy breach

Yahoo said names, email addresses, birth dates, and scrambled passwords were stolen.

# us - Thursday 22 September, 2016

State of emergency as police fire tear gas in second night of violent protests in Charlotte

Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was shot dead in an apartment carpark on Tuesday after an encounter with officers seeking a suspect.

# us - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

From The42 Controversial sprinter Tyson Gay in surprise bid to make US bobsleigh team Cool Runnings

Controversial sprinter Tyson Gay in surprise bid to make US bobsleigh team

The 34-year-old is joined by fellow Olympic runner Ryan Bailey.

# us - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Video shows unarmed black man shot dead by police officer

Terence Crutcher was shot by a police officer on Friday.

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