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# us - Yesterday’s News

Entire US navy brought to a standstill after 10 sailors lost in Singapore collision

The guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC near the Straits of Malacca.

# us - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Lost US Navy warship found seven decades after it was sunk in the final days of World War II

The location of the ship was unknown as no distress signal was sent.

Fewer people in US are dying after being struck by lightning - here's why

Taking the growing population into account, the lightning death rate has shrunk more than 40-fold since recordkeeping began in 1940.

# us - Friday 18 August, 2017

Steve Bannon out of job as Trump's chief strategist

It comes after a huge backlash over Trump’s response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia,

# us - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Trump references unfounded mass killing rumour in response to Barcelona attack

The tweet suggested Trump actually believes a story that many historians say is apocryphal.

# us - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Abraham Lincoln Memorial defaced in Washington DC

The graffiti appeared to say ‘F*** law’.

# us - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Donald Trump doubles back - says there was 'blame on both sides' at Virginia

He also defended his advisor Steve Bannon as “not a racist”.

# us - Monday 14 August, 2017

The number of hate groups in the US has been on the rise since 2014

President Trump denounced “evil” racism, bigotry and hatred during a speech today.

Donald Trump calls KKK and neo-Nazis 'repugnant' in new statement on Virginia marches

The US President has been criticised strongly after initially stating that there was violence “on many sides”.

# us - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Special prosecutor looking to interview Trump's ex-chief of staff over Russia election interference

Robert Mueller is seeking an interview with White House chief of staff Reince Priebus.

Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day

Many people buy pills illegally when their prescriptions run out.

# us - Saturday 12 August, 2017

One killed and 19 injured after vehicle hits counter-demonstrators at white supremacist rally in Virginia

There were violent altercations today in the small city as demonstrators and counter-demonstrators clashed.

# us - Friday 11 August, 2017

Trump says that a military plan to deal with North Korea is 'locked and loaded'

He called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to “find another path”.

# us - Monday 7 August, 2017

US tells North Korea: 'Stop missile tests if you want to talk'

The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously approved a US-drafted sanctions package over the weekend.

# us - Sunday 6 August, 2017

New US immigration proposals could be beneficial to Irish, expert suggests

The proposals would see the introduction of a points-based system favouring skilled anglophone workers.

New sanctions imposed on North Korea are 'a whole new level'

A ban on exports aims to deprive Pyongyang of about €850 million in annual revenue.

# us - Saturday 5 August, 2017

US wants UN ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron and seafood

The move could cost Pyongyang about €850 million in annual revenue.

US still wants to join climate talks despite plan to withdraw from agreement

The country can’t formally pull out of the Paris accord until 2020 at the earliest.

# us - Friday 4 August, 2017

'We will find you': White House vows crackdown on 'staggering number of leaks'

Concern has been expressed after phone calls between President Trump and two world leaders were leaked this week.

'Hero' British hacker arrested in US on charges of creating software to attack banks

Marcus Hutchins had previously been hailed as a hero for thwarting the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware onslaught on countries worldwide in May 2017.

Trump lashes out over Russia probe after news of grand jury

The process could lead to criminal indictments.

# us - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Irish J1 student in 'very serious condition' after suffering cardiac arrest while swimming

The 22-year-old was swimming in the Ocean City area of Maryland when he came into difficulty.

Two dead and several injured after school explosion in Minneapolis

A gas explosion led to the collapse of the school building.

'Armed and dangerous': Oxford University worker and US professor wanted over Chicago murder

Police have alerted law enforcements around the US that the pair should be considered armed and dangerous.

# us - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Missing Irish hiker 'may have left California trail to avoid snowy conditions'

25-year-old David O’Sullivan set off to hike the Pacific Crest Trail in March.

# us - Monday 31 July, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci removed from post just 10 days into the job US

Anthony Scaramucci removed from post just 10 days into the job

It comes days after he launched a searing foul-mouthed attack on his most senior colleagues, describing one as a “paranoid schizophrenic”.

# us - Saturday 29 July, 2017

'He's biting my nose': Rescued boa constrictor killed after attacking US woman

“I’ve never heard of this before,” the dispatcher says in a recording of the call.

# us - Friday 28 July, 2017

Kerry woman (107) who emigrated to America finally fulfills dream of receiving high school diploma

Hanna Lovett was born in a small town in Kerry in 1910. She moved to the US when she was 12.

North Korea launches another missile hours after US and Japan step up sanctions

The launch came a day after North Korea celebrated what it calls “Victory Day”.

# us - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Traces of sleeping pill found in Jason Corbett's body, court hears

Thomas Michael Martens and Molly Martens Corbett are on trial for the murder of Jason Corbett in the US.

Trump refuses to say whether or not he'll fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Trump has expressed increasing anger with Sessions as his Justice Department’s investigations into possible Trump-Russia collusion have quickened.

# us - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

John McCain returns to Washington after blood clot surgery to vote on Obamacare

The 80-year-old senator has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

# us - Monday 24 July, 2017

Jared Kushner says he has 'nothing to hide' about Russia

“I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government.”

# us - Friday 21 July, 2017

No legal duty for laughing teens to rescue a drowning disabled man, says judge

“Never in my life would I have ever thought we would need a law to make this happen,” the local mayor said.

Here's the new White House comms guy that Sean Spicer resigned over

Anthony Scaramucci called Spicer “a true American patriot” and says he hopes he’ll “make a tremendous amount of money”.

# us - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

US police officer who shot dead Australian woman was startled by a 'loud sound', investigators say

Justine Damond called Minneapolis police on Saturday at around 11:30pm to report a possible assault occurring near her home.

Donald Trump had a second meeting with Vladimir Putin that no-one knew about

It has emerged that the two spoke at a dinner on the final night of the recent G20 summit.

# us - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Relatives want answers after Australian woman who called 911 killed by US officer

Reports say that Justine Damond had called to report a sexual assault when she was shot.

# us - Saturday 15 July, 2017

North Korea's Kim: Dictator? Reformer? Shrewd negotiator?

Like father, not necessarily like son.

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