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# us - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

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.

# us - Friday 14 July, 2017

'Please help. I'm stuck in here': Texas man gets trapped inside at ATM

Some customers using the ATM dismissed the notes as a joke.

# us - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'In retrospect I probably would have done things a little differently': Trump Jr under fire for meeting Russian lawyer

Trump Jr said yesterday the meeting “really went nowhere” and that he never told his father about it because there was “nothing to tell”.

# us - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Two studies show association between coffee-drinking and living longer

Altogether more than 680,000 took part in the two studies.

16 dead in US military plane crash in Mississippi

All 16 victims were on the Marine Corps aircraft and there were no survivors.

# us - Monday 10 July, 2017

'It went nowhere but I had to listen': Trump Jr met Russian lawyer for information on Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump Jr has said he’ll cooperate with the Senate Intelligence Committee after confirming the meeting took place.

# us - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Quiet reported as ceasefire begins in south Syria

The ceasefire was announced on Friday.

# us - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Man breaks out of high-security prison using wire cutters and a drone

The 46-year-old who was convicted of kidnapping was recaptured at a Texas motel two days later.

Venus Williams driving 'lawfully' at time of fatal crash, police say

Police initially said she was ‘at fault’ in a crash that led to the death of a 78-year-old man.

North Korea has 'built an intercontinental ballistic missile', so what now?

The Hwasong-14 ICBM could apparently reach Alaska.

# us - Friday 7 July, 2017

US man who barricaded himself in bank and claimed to have a bomb dies after police stand-off

The man claimed to be an Iraq war veteran.

Trump 'raised concerns of American people' with Putin at start of G20 talks today Election Meddling This post contains videos

Trump 'raised concerns of American people' with Putin at start of G20 talks today

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that neither of the pair wanted to stop talking once they’d started.

Bill Cosby sexual assault retrial set for 6 November

A judge declared a mistrial last month after jury members failed to reach a verdict.

# us - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Trump says Russia 'could have' interfered with 2016 US election

The US President described Moscow’s actions as “destabilising” during a visit to neighbouring Poland.

# us - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Donald Trump offers help to baby whose life support is to be switched off

Charlie Gard’s parents want to take him to the US for an experimental treatment – which the courts have repeatedly ruled against.

# us - Sunday 2 July, 2017

A multi-million dollar project is working on making New York City a quieter place

The project involves trying to catalogue all the disparate noises that can be heard regularly in the city.

# us - Saturday 1 July, 2017

First-ever Cork to Boston flight takes off

The new service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

This TD has been tasked with helping the 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US

John Deasy’s new role comes amid Donald Trump’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants.

# us - Friday 30 June, 2017

18-year-old girl shot dead in road rage incident after two cars try to merge into one lane in Pennsylvania

Bianca Roberson had only just graduated from High School and was due to begin college this autumn.

# us - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Trump slammed by Republicans and Democrats after tweet about female host 'bleeding badly from a facelift'

Trump’s outburst was directed at the hosts of the MSNBC show Morning Joe.

# us - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

US announces tougher airline security rules - but no laptop ban for now

“We are raising the bar globally” for security standards, said one senior official.

Three Chicago cops charged with cover-up in shooting of black teen

The officers are due to appear in court today.

# us - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Chernobyl's radiation monitoring system hit by cyberattack

The attacks began in Russia and Ukraine before spreading to western Europe and the US.

# us - Monday 26 June, 2017

Philando Castile's family reaches $3m settlement over his death

The 32-year-old was several times by police officer Jeronimo Yanez in Minnesota.

'Bad boy of pharma' Martin Shkreli goes on trial for fraud US

'Bad boy of pharma' Martin Shkreli goes on trial for fraud

Martin Shkreli rose to infamy after raising the price of HIV drug Daraprim from $13.50 a pill to $750.

# us - Friday 23 June, 2017

North Korea says it is the 'biggest victim' in US student's death

Otto Warmbier had been in a coma since shortly after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for allegedly stealing a poster.

# us - Monday 19 June, 2017

Russia warns it will 'treat US planes as targets' after jet shot down

The US military shot down a Syrian Air Force jet yesterday, in a new escalation of the conflict.

# us - Friday 16 June, 2017

Donald Trump says he's ending Obama's 'one-sided deal' with Cuba

Of course, that’s not the whole truth – in reality he’s restricting travel and trading with Cuba.

Woman who urged boyfriend to kill himself in texts found guilty of manslaughter

Michelle Carter faces a sentence of probation to 20 years in prison.

# us - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Republican congressman shot at baseball game 'remains in critical condition' tonight

Five people were shot by gunman James Hodgkinson, who also lost his life, during the incident.

Four killed and others injured after San Francisco warehouse shooting

The shooter is thought to be an employee at the delivery company.

Bernie Sanders says suspect who shot Republicans volunteered on his campaign

“Let me be as clear as I can be. Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society,” Senator Sanders told Capitol Hill.

Two inmates 'dangerous beyond description' on the run after killing guards

“My biggest worry is they’re going to kill somebody else.”

# us - Monday 12 June, 2017

Once again, Donald Trump's travel ban has been rejected by the courts

The ban has been rejected twice before – once in January and again in March.

Republican who bodyslammed reporter sentenced to 20 hours of anger management

Montana congressman Greg Gianforte was handed 40 hours of community service today.

Puerto Rico votes to become 51st US state

However, turnout was low and the referendum result isn’t binding.

# us - Sunday 11 June, 2017

US attorney general Jeff Sessions the next to face grilling over Russian interactions

Concerns have been raised about whether Sessions helped otherwise subvert the ongoing Russia-related investigations.

Footage shows moment woman chained up for two months by serial killer is rescued South Carolina This post contains videos

Footage shows moment woman chained up for two months by serial killer is rescued

South Carolina prosecutors released several videos, dozens of pictures and hundreds of pages of evidence against serial killer Todd Kohlhepp.

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