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# us - Friday 30 March, 2018

UK and US soldiers killed in Syria bomb blast

A State Department spokesperson said they were not aware of any decision to pull troops out of Syria.

California judge rules that coffee needs to be sold with cancer warning

The lawsuit called for the coffee industry to remove acrylamide from its processing.

# us - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

China and North Korea confirm that Kim Jong-un took a secret trip to Beijing

It was Kim’s first trip abroad since taking power in North Korea.

# us - Monday 26 March, 2018

Coveney says Ireland will 'show solidarity with closest neighbour' over Russian diplomats expulsion

Britain has already expelled 23 Russian diplomats, accusing them of being undeclared intelligence agents.

# us - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Zuckerberg runs ads in 9 British and US newspapers to say sorry for data scandal

“We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t we don’t deserve it,” the Facebook CEO said.

# us - Saturday 24 March, 2018

'This march wouldn't be happening if people at my school weren't shot dead'

Hundreds of thousands of people are to take part in gun control rallies across the US today.

# us - Friday 23 March, 2018

'Stop killing us': Protest over shooting of unarmed black man takes over US motorway

22-year-old Stephon Clark was shot on Sunday in the back garden of his grandparents’ home.

'We're not afraid of a trade war': China hits back and threatens US with tariffs

Yesterday, Donald Trump hit China with tariffs of up to $60 billion of imports.

# us - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Mother arrested in US after video of infant smoking cigar goes viral online

The Raleigh Police Department has said that the child is now safe.

Dashcam footage released of Uber self-driving car fatally hitting pedestrian Investigation This post contains videos

Dashcam footage released of Uber self-driving car fatally hitting pedestrian

Police have said the SUV is unlikely to be found at fault because it may not have had time to stop.

# us - Monday 19 March, 2018

Teenage girl shot dead by her 9-year-old brother in Mississippi

Local media are reporting that the two had been arguing about a video game controller before the shooting.

# us - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Who is Gina Haspel, the black ops veteran Trump's nominated to lead the CIA?

If she wins the nomination, she would be the first female director of the CIA.

# us - Thursday 15 March, 2018

'Multiple' fatalities after brand new pedestrian bridge collapses in Florida

The bridge collapsed in a college area, crushing at least eight vehicles.

Britain, France, the US, and Germany united in 'abhorrence' over first nerve agent attack in Europe since WWII

Russia’s foreign minister earlier threatened to respond to the deportation of Russian diplomats from the UK by kicking out British diplomats on Russian soil in turn.

Poll: Do you think Leo should invite Donald Trump to Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Leo should invite Donald Trump to Ireland?

The Taoiseach is to meet with the US President later today for a 40-minute meeting.

# us - Saturday 10 March, 2018

After crunch trade talks, EU attacks US for failing to provide 'full clarity' on tariffs

The EU has lined up counter measures against Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminium.

Gunman and three women dead after hostage standoff at veterans' home in California Yountville This post contains videos

Gunman and three women dead after hostage standoff at veterans' home in California

The standoff lasted for almost eight hours before police entered to find four people dead.

# us - Friday 2 March, 2018

Two people shot dead at Michigan college campus; shooter still at large

The campus has been put on lockdown.

# us - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Donald Trump has made March 'Irish-American Heritage Month'

The White House said that it was “no wonder that American art, business, and public life are marked by Irish names and symbols”.

# us - Sunday 25 February, 2018

The company behind Bulmers is having big problems selling cider in the US

C&C’s distribution deal with the Pabst Brewing Company has come to an end.

# us - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Coveney says 'we can't alter geography and history' amid increasingly tense Brexit talks

The Tánaiste added that power-sharing needs to be “urgently” restored in Northern Ireland.

# us - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

From The42 Woods and Stricker named vice captains of US Ryder Cup team Double Appointment

Woods and Stricker named vice captains of US Ryder Cup team

Jim Furyk has appointed the pair ahead of this year’s event at Le Golf National in Paris.

Donald Trump moves to ban 'bump stocks' used in deadly Las Vegas shooting Gun Control This post contains videos

Donald Trump moves to ban 'bump stocks' used in deadly Las Vegas shooting

The US President said it was time to ‘move past clichés and tired debates’.

McDonald's Ireland not impacted by US changes - the Happy Meal cheeseburger is here to stay

McDonald’s US last week announced cheeseburgers and chocolate milk will no longer be listed options for Happy Meals.

# us - Monday 19 February, 2018

White House: Donald Trump supports move to strengthen gun background checks

Trump has come under intensifying pressure to act after 17 people were killed last week.

# us - Friday 9 February, 2018

US Congress passes spending bill to end government shutdown

The government shutdown did not last too long.

# us - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Notorious British IS fighters nicknamed the 'Beatles' captured by Kurdish forces - reports

Violence flared in eastern Syria where the US-led coalition said it killed pro-regime fighters to fend off an attack on its Kurdish allies.

Wall Street, we have a correction: The Dow Jones is plummeting again

The market has fallen 10% since its all-time high two weeks ago.

US Vice President to be in same room as North Korean head of state - but 'no intention' for meeting

Mike Pence is scheduled to be in the same room as a senior North Korean official at the opening ceremony.

# us - Friday 2 February, 2018

Father of three victims of Larry Nassar lunges at the former doctor in court

The father asked the judge for “five minutes” in a locked room with Nassar.

'I didn't mean to': Police say LA school shooting was an accident

Two students were shot and one left critically injured after a 12-year-old fired the gun.

Trump set to okay release of explosive memo alleging abuse of power in the FBI

“The president is OK with it,” an official told AFP, in relation to releasing the memo.

# us - Thursday 1 February, 2018

A 12-year-old girl has been arrested after a school shooting in LA Guns This post contains videos

A 12-year-old girl has been arrested after a school shooting in LA

Two students were shot, one critically.

FBI has 'grave concerns' over Trump plan to release controversial memo

The four-page memo suggests that the Justice Department and the FBI abused their power.

# us - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Donald Trump heralds 'a new American moment' in his first State of the Union address

Trump said the United States’ immigration policies were the cause of a number of social ills.

# us - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

US ends ban on refugees from 11 'high-risk' countries

But Department of Homeland Security officials say they are working to implement new screening measures.

# us - Monday 29 January, 2018

US car wash shooting: Victims families say killer was motivated by 'jealousy'

Timothy Smith shot and killed four people yesterday morning at Ed’s Car Wash near Pittsburgh.

# us - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Tsunami threat lifted for Canada and US after powerful earthquake off Alaska

The quake struck at 9.31am Irish time.

# us - Friday 19 January, 2018

Researchers say new blood test for cancer could catch disease before it spreads

In 83% of cases, the test was even able to narrow down where the cancer was anatomically located.