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# us - Yesterday’s News

Man arrested after grandmother and her husband decapitated in creche

None of the children witnessed the incident.

After five years and 250,000 dead, a ceasefire has been agreed in Syria

The International Syria Support Group also agreed “to accelerate and expand the delivery of humanitarian aid beginning immediately”.

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# us - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Chris Christie dealt the resurgent Marco Rubio a huge blow with this drop-the-mic attack

The no-nonsense New Jersey governor went on the attack over Rubio’s memorised speeches.

# us - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Tens of thousands flee for Turkish border amid Russia-backed onslaught on Aleppo

Turkey last faced such an influx in 2014 when 200,000 refugees fled the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane over three days.

‘Facebook killer’ jailed for life after murdering wife and posting photo online

33-year-old Derek Medina was found guilty last year of second-degree murder.

# us - Friday 5 February, 2016

Six people found dead with ‘signs of trauma’ in family home

Police are investigating after six bodies were discovered in a house on Chicago’s Southwest Side.

# us - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

From Business ETC The EU has a new framework for how US tech giants handle your data Troubled Waters

The EU has a new framework for how US tech giants handle your data

The details concerning the EU-US Privacy Shield will be finalised over the coming months.

# us - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Anti-government rancher killed in standoff had vowed to die rather than go to jail

“I love the elements. And this is where I’m going to breathe my last breath…I’m not going to spend my last days in a cell.”

One killed, seven arrested as police clash with Oregon militia

The leader of the group that led the rural revolt at a wildlife refuge has been detained.

# us - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Anti-abortion activists who took undercover videos face criminal charges

It’s the first time anyone has been charged in relation to the videos.

# us - Monday 25 January, 2016

‘The Battle of Mt. Vernon’: More than 600 recruits join mass snowball fight in Baltimore Snowzilla This post contains videos

‘The Battle of Mt. Vernon’: More than 600 recruits join mass snowball fight in Baltimore

The eastern US is recovering from record snows.

# us - Saturday 23 January, 2016

Eight people have died as “Snowzilla” hits the US

There is expected to be two feet of snow in Washington DC.

# us - Friday 22 January, 2016

What you need to know about the ‘brain-shrinking’ virus now appearing in the US

The Zika virus is thought to be behind a disturbing rise in the number of babies being born with underdeveloped brains in Brazil.

Defamation case against Bill Cosby thrown out by judge

A woman had claimed the comedian defamed her when he responded to allegations that he drugged and sexually assaulted her.

Millions brace themselves for worst US snow storm in decades

Extreme weather is forecast across at least 15 states.

# us - Thursday 14 January, 2016

DNA from condom and cigarette lead to arrest of Senegalese man over Ashely Olsen murder

The American artist was found strangled and with skull fractures in her Italian apartment.

# us - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

This group of employees thought they had won the lottery and absolutely lost it

But they hadn’t double checked the numbers :(

From The Daily Edge This group of employees thought they had won the lottery and absolutely lost it Powerball

This group of employees thought they had won the lottery and absolutely lost it

But they hadn’t double checked the numbers :(

# us - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

This car was turned into a giant ice sculpture after its owner parked it by a freezing lake

The driver left his car by Lake Erie as he was going out drinking with friends.

# us - Friday 8 January, 2016

Judge rules man fit to stand to trial over horrific beheading of workmate

Alton Nolen is accused of beheading an administrator at the food plant where he had just been suspended.

# us - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Founder of ‘white people’ dating site says he’s not racist as he dated a black woman once Backlash This post contains videos

Founder of ‘white people’ dating site says he’s not racist as he dated a black woman once

Where White People Meet has been causing controversy in the US.

Trump ad footage of ‘Mexicans storming US border’ is actually from Morocco Totally On Purpose This post contains videos

Trump ad footage of ‘Mexicans storming US border’ is actually from Morocco

His campaign manager’s response? “No s***.”

US markets opened the new year with their worst first day performance since the dark days of 2008

The struggles of China’s stock markets are causing shocks felt around the world.

Watch: The heartwarming moment police find an abducted young girl in a car park

The child had been taken in Albuquerque after her mother’s car was stolen.

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What difference will Obama’s new gun control plan make? Mass Shootings This post contains videos

What difference will Obama’s new gun control plan make?

The US president announced a series of executive actions to curb gun violence yesterday.

# us - Friday 1 January, 2016

15 natural wonders in the US that are under threat

Form coast to coast, but in danger of disappearing.

# us - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

This ‘Ghost Army’ used phony inflatable tanks and weapons to dupe Hitler in WW2

The men were artists, audio technicians, actors and designers who created inflatable mock-ups of military vehicles, tanks and artillery.

# us - Monday 28 December, 2015

At least 43 people killed during Christmas storms in the US

One twister over the weekend recorded winds of up to 200 miles per hour.

# us - Saturday 26 December, 2015

‘Hello, is this planet Earth?’: Astronaut apologises after calling wrong number from space

Tim Peake, the first Briton to visit the ISS, phoned the wrong number from space yesterday.

# us - Friday 25 December, 2015

14 killed as tornadoes sweep across southern US

Among the dead in Mississippi was a boy of seven.

# us - Friday 18 December, 2015

The UN Security Council has backed a US-Russian plan for peace in Syria

The US and Moscow are ‘agreeing to disagree’ on the fate of Bashar al-Assad.

# us - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Man whose company hiked cost of life-saving drug arrested on fraud charges

Martin Shkreli came under criticism after his company increased the cost of Daraprim by over 5,000%.

# us - Friday 11 December, 2015

Concerns for Irish citizens as US visa waiver may be abolished

An immigration expert has warned that entering the US could become a lot more difficult.

# us - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

‘Fascist’ and ‘unhinged’: Trump slammed over call for ban on Muslims entering the US

He did not specify if the proposal would affect both tourists and immigrants.

# us - Sunday 29 November, 2015

Newborn baby girl found buried alive in riverbed

The two-day-old baby was discovered after passers-by heard her crying.

# us - Saturday 28 November, 2015

In photos: Living homeless in a Hawaiian paradise

Hawaii has the highest rate of homelessness in any US state.

Suspect named in family planning clinic shooting that left three dead

The shooting took place just a day after millions of Americans celebrated Thanksgiving.

# us - Thursday 26 November, 2015

‘Outrageous’ Donald Trump mocks disabled journalist Not Good This post contains videos

‘Outrageous’ Donald Trump mocks disabled journalist

The US presidential candidate flailed his arms and changed his voice while imitating a New York Times reporter.

# us - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

A man who posted photos of his wife’s dead body to Facebook is convicted of murder

Derek Medina wrote under the photos that he had suffered years of abuse.

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