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# us - Thursday 14 September, 2017

'Bad boy of pharma' Martin Shkreli jailed over Hillary Clinton threat

Shkreli said that his comments were just a joke and apologised for his “poor judgement”.

Democrats say they've reached a deal with Trump over the fate of immigrant children

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi said they had a “very productive” dinner meeting with Trump.

# us - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

One killed and three injured at high school shooting in tiny US town

The shooter has been arrested.

US Supreme Court upholds Trump's refugee restrictions in travel ban case

The order was not the court’s last word on the travel policy that President Donald Trump first rolled out in January.

# us - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Pictures: Residents of Florida return home to survey wreckage from Hurricane Irma

Many buildings escaped major damage, according to a Key West resident.

North Korea warns US will face 'greatest pain' it ever experienced following UN sanctions

The move by the Security Council bans textile exports and restricts shipments of oil products to punish Pyongyang for its sixth and largest nuclear test.

Video: Pilot escapes with minor injuries after small plane smashes into a tree

An aviation investigation has been launched.

# us - Monday 11 September, 2017

Irma downgraded to tropical storm but 6.2 million Florida homes lose electricity

Hurricane Irma hit Florida with winds of up to 210 kilometres per hour last night.

Eight dead following a shooting at a Texas home

All of those killed and injured were believed to be adults.

# us - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Could a fellow Republican beat Donald Trump in 2020?

There is a plausible scenario in which Trump could be vanquished by someone from his own party, Larry Donnelly writes.

# us - Monday 4 September, 2017

Man dies after running into Burning Man festival flames

More than 70,000 people are attending the art and music celebration in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.

# us - Sunday 3 September, 2017

No records to back up Donald Trump's claims that Obama wiretapped him

The FBI and Department of Justice have concluded that Donald Trump lied when he made the claims.

# us - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Trump says talking is 'not the answer' to North Korean situation

His comments are at odds with remarks made by US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.

# us - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Cinema cancels Gone With the Wind screening over 'racially insensitive' content

The film is usually shown every summer but will not be shown next year.

# us - Monday 28 August, 2017

Trump Organisation lawyer emailed Putin aide for business deal help

Trump’s personal lawyer has said the president’s company pursued a Trump Tower in Moscow during the Republican primary.

Trump declares state of emergency in Louisiana as US braces for return of Hurricane Harvey

The Category 4 hurricane has wreaked havoc across the gulf coast since making its landfall last Friday.

# us - Friday 25 August, 2017

16 US employees hurt in 'unprecedented acoustic attack' in Cuba

Some of the staff are believed to have experienced hearing loss.

# us - Thursday 24 August, 2017

White nationalist who featured in Vice documentary arrested over violent clashes

Christopher Cantwell handed himself into police custody over violence at Charlottesville.

# us - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

US couple wrongly jailed for 21 years for sexually assaulting children to receive €2.7 million

In 1991, Dan and Fran Keller were accused of abuse and dark rituals that included dismembering babies and torturing pets.

United Nations issues 'racism warning' over growing US tensions

A UN committee has said the move is aimed at helping prevent “existing problems from escalating into conflict”.

Protesters clash in Phoenix as Trump defends his response to Charlottesville violence

Trump made his comments during a rally in Phoenix, Arizona.

# us - Monday 21 August, 2017

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,

'They are assassins, criminals who won't terrorise us': Leaders react to Barcelona attack

Germany has called the attack “revolting”.

# 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.

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