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Dublin: 19 °C Tuesday 30 September, 2014

#US

# us - Today’s News

New US ambassador to Ireland to be sworn in today

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, is attending the ceremony in Washington DC.

# us - Yesterday’s News

Doctors to train like airline pilots in simulation centres

The centre will recreate real life clinical scenarios using simulation models.

# us - Saturday 27 September, 2014

State of Play: How are the US Senate mid-terms looking?

Very good. If you’re a Republican.

From The Score Rickie Fowler chips in beautifully from the bunker Ryder Cup

Rickie Fowler chips in beautifully from the bunker

This could turn out to be a big putt.

Grandad Bill and Granny Hillary: Chelsea Clinton gives birth to baby girl

Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky is Chelsea Clinton’s first child.

# us - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Cameron recalls British parliament to vote on joining air strikes in Iraq

Speaking after talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi, Cameron said he was “confident” that members of the House of Commons would authorise the move.

# us - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

US and five Arab countries begin airstrikes on Islamic State in Syria

The strike was conducted by the US, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

US Navy record missile attack on Islamic State group and upload it on YouTube Military Operation This post contains videos

US Navy record missile attack on Islamic State group and upload it on YouTube

The US navy have documented the attack by filming the Tomahawk Land-Attack Missiles in action.

# us - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Russian fighter jets intercepted by US near Alaska

The warplanes intercepted the jets on Wednesday.

# us - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Here’s how police and the public can use social media to solve a crime in a few hours

Twitter users teamed up last night to catch suspects in a homophobic attack in Philadelphia

# us - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Obama orders 3,000 US troops to West Africa to ‘turn the tide’ on Ebola

The current outbreak has killed 2,400 people so far.

# us - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Australia sending 600 troops to join US against Islamic State – but not for combat

400 air personnel and about 200 military personnel followed a formal request from Washington for Australia to contribute to the international coalition.

# us - Friday 12 September, 2014

From Business ETC The US threatened Yahoo with a $250,000-a-day fine for not giving data to PRISM Under Pressure

The US threatened Yahoo with a $250,000-a-day fine for not giving data to PRISM

The company challenged the US government on constitutional grounds, but failed and was forced to hand over the US user data.

Mother of killed James Foley felt like “annoyance” to US government

Diane Foley said her family was warned it would be charged if it tried to raise ransom money to free James.

# us - Friday 5 September, 2014

California to become first US state to ban plastic bags

Under the Californian legislation, single-use plastic bags would disappear from grocery stores and pharmacies from 1 July, 2015.

# us - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Executioners in Oklahoma’s botched execution couldn’t inject the needle properly

They injected Clayton Lockett in the flesh instead of the vein and he died of a heart attack 45 minutes later.

From Business ETC Here’s why people are worried about a US warrant for emails on Irish servers Privacy

Here’s why people are worried about a US warrant for emails on Irish servers

A US court has said Microsoft has to hand over the data but European governments (ours included, of course) and other US companies think this would be a disaster.

# us - Sunday 31 August, 2014

9-year-old girl dies after sand hole collapse at US beach

The young girl was digging a hole between three and five feet deep when the sand collapsed, according to local officials.

# us - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Opinion: Dramatic change is needed in American foreign policy – the people have no appetite for war

The US must no longer be impulsively ready to employ its military around the world either for its own or for others’ ends.

From Business ETC Apple fails again in its bid to ban Samsung’s US phones sales Patent Wars

Apple fails again in its bid to ban Samsung’s US phones sales

Despite dropping all claims outside the US, the patent battle between both companies rages on.

# us - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Man charged with shooting the drunk driver that killed his two sons is acquitted

David Barajas’ two sons were killed by the driver as they pushed a truck in Texas.

# us - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

From Business ETC Yanks and Canucks in a stir as Burger King buys Tim Hortons for €7.5bn Whopper Deal

Yanks and Canucks in a stir as Burger King buys Tim Hortons for €7.5bn

Tim Hortons is a Canadian institution but is being bought mainly for tax reasons.

# us - Monday 25 August, 2014

Mourners throng church in St. Louis for funeral of slain teen Michael Brown

Brown’s father has called for protests to be halted for the day.

China not backing down in ‘spy plane’ row with US

The US says a Chinese fighter flew to around 9 metres from an American military plane in a “very dangerous” intercept…

# us - Friday 22 August, 2014

Islamic State will “have to be defeated” says America’s top general

The militants have an “apocalyptic, end of days vision”, it has been said.

From The Daily Edge Celebrity lookalike convinces US police they’d arrested someone famous Copycat

Celebrity lookalike convinces US police they’d arrested someone famous

They didn’t become aware of his true identity for WEEKS.

# us - Friday 15 August, 2014

US Marine who urinated on corpses of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan has died

Robert Richards, who was 28, was found dead by his wife at their home in Florida.

# us - Thursday 14 August, 2014

US troops in Iraq find plight of refugees ‘better than feared’

The Pentagon said an evacuation is now far less likely.

# us - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# us - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Weird Wide Web: Dating abandoned animals, a Gaza smartphone game and suing Facebook

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# us - Friday 8 August, 2014

Poll: Should the US go ahead with Iraq air strikes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the US go ahead with Iraq air strikes?

Obama said warplanes will launch strikes if neccessary – do you agree?

# us - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Detroit man convicted of shooting unarmed woman on his porch

Theodore Wafer had claimed he was acting in self-defense.

# us - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

From Business ETC Apple and Samsung decide to call a patent truce, but only outside the US Patent Wars

Apple and Samsung decide to call a patent truce, but only outside the US

The two companies will continue to pursue existing cases that are taking place in US courts.

# us - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Amnesty to USA: Stop sending jet fuel to Israeli military

The last US jet fuel delivery arrived in Israel on 14 July.

# us - Monday 4 August, 2014

Here’s how US Marines evacuate an embassy in a hostile country

Ever wondered how the Marine Corps mobilises so quickly, and how missions are carried out?

# us - Friday 1 August, 2014

Two Americans infected with Ebola being evacuated back to US

Meanwhile, West African states announce an ‘isolation zone’ sealing off the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak.

President Bush is writing a biography of his dad, President Bush

The book will be “heartfelt, intimate, and illuminating”. Bless.

# us - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

US Bill introduced to end NSA’s bulk collection of phone records

If enacted, the legislation would be the most significant change in the wake of Edward Snowden’s information leaks.

# us - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Israel extends temporary ceasefire to 9pm tonight as Gaza death toll passes 1,000

Today’s ceasefire allowed Palestinian’s to return to what was left of their homes to try to salvage belongings.

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