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# us - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Tearful Simone Biles withdraws from gymnastics team event citing mental health reasons
# Out Of Action
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# Out Of Action

Tearful Simone Biles withdraws from gymnastics team event citing mental health reasons

Updated Tue 3:45 PM 79,642 Views 19 Comments

The team representing the Russian Olympic Committee won the gold medal in Biles’ absence.

Last missing person from Miami building collapse identified
# Surfside
# Surfside

Last missing person from Miami building collapse identified

Tue 8:43 AM 17,816 Views 7 Comments

98 were killed when the residential building collapsed last month.

# us - Friday 23 July, 2021

Taliban says Afghan president must go in order to reach peace deal
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban says Afghan president must go in order to reach peace deal

Fri 9:41 AM 14,895 Views 25 Comments

The group has swiftly captured territory in recent weeks as the last US and Nato soldiers leave Afghanistan.

# us - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Oregon wildfire: Biggest inferno in US is now larger than the city of Los Angeles
# Bootleg Fire
# Bootleg Fire

Oregon wildfire: Biggest inferno in US is now larger than the city of Los Angeles

Jul 20th 2021, 7:41 AM 13,841 Views 6 Comments

The blaze has prompted over 2,100 evacuations and destroyed 67 homes.

# us - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Moon 'wobble' to cause surge of severe flooding in 2030s, Nasa warns
# Moon Wobble
# Moon Wobble

Moon 'wobble' to cause surge of severe flooding in 2030s, Nasa warns

Jul 15th 2021, 4:00 PM 53,224 Views 51 Comments

Flooding will affect almost all US mainland coastlines, sometimes in clusters that could last over a month.

# us - Monday 12 July, 2021

Firefighters work in searing heat as they struggle to contain biggest California wildfire of year
# California
# California

Firefighters work in searing heat as they struggle to contain biggest California wildfire of year

Jul 12th 2021, 9:27 AM 18,653 Views 9 Comments

Elsewhere, power supplies were affected after another huge fire in Oregon.

# us - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Biden says US war in Afghanistan will end on 31 August
# Military
# Military

Biden says US war in Afghanistan will end on 31 August

Jul 8th 2021, 10:43 PM 10,839 Views 22 Comments

The US is seeking to end a war that has lasted nearly 20 years.

# us - Monday 5 July, 2021

Hackers demand $70m (€58.9m) after US IT company ransomware attack
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Hackers demand $70m (€58.9m) after US IT company ransomware attack

Jul 5th 2021, 9:30 PM 26,301 Views 25 Comments

More than 1,000 companies have been affected in the US based Kaseya attack.

# us - Friday 2 July, 2021

Trump Organisation and finance chief plead not guilty to ‘audacious’ tax fraud
# New York
# New York

Trump Organisation and finance chief plead not guilty to ‘audacious’ tax fraud

Jul 2nd 2021, 7:21 AM 15,675 Views 28 Comments

Allen Weisselberg was arraigned after a grand jury returned an indictment charging him and Donald Trump’s company with tax crimes.

# us - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Dozens of deaths may be tied to historic US-Canadian heatwave
# Heatwave
# Heatwave

Dozens of deaths may be tied to historic US-Canadian heatwave

Jul 1st 2021, 6:49 AM 10,010 Views 0 Comments

In Vancouver, police have responded to more than 65 sudden deaths since the heatwave began.

# us - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies aged 88
# Bush Era
# Bush Era

Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies aged 88

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 9:25 PM 23,588 Views 56 Comments

Rumsfeld led the US into war in Afghanistan and Iraq during the presidency of George W Bush.

Unprecedented US heatwave causes blackouts with deaths reported across Northwest
# Heatwave
# Heatwave

Unprecedented US heatwave causes blackouts with deaths reported across Northwest

Jun 30th 2021, 6:50 AM 19,416 Views 7 Comments

Officials said more than a half-dozen deaths in Washington and Oregon may be tied to the intense heat.

# us - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Giuliani suspended from practising law over false statements made for Trump
# Barred
# Barred

Giuliani suspended from practising law over false statements made for Trump

Jun 24th 2021, 8:24 PM 31,284 Views 40 Comments

A disciplinary committee has barred the ex-mayor of New York over statements he made in a bid to get the 2020 presidential election result reversed.

# us - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Antivirus software creator John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison
# McAfee
# McAfee

Antivirus software creator John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison

Updated Jun 23rd 2021, 9:13 PM 123,351 Views 55 Comments

The 75-year-old was arrested last October at Barcelona’s international airport.

# us - Thursday 17 June, 2021

US to try to develop antiviral pills that would reduce Covid-19 symptoms
# Treatment
# Treatment

US to try to develop antiviral pills that would reduce Covid-19 symptoms

Jun 17th 2021, 6:20 PM 9,927 Views 9 Comments

The US is investing $3.2 billion in the development of the pills.

Major banks, airlines hit in new global online outage
# Global Web Outage
# Global Web Outage

Major banks, airlines hit in new global online outage

Jun 17th 2021, 10:18 AM 24,661 Views 9 Comments

The outage was confined to systems using the Akamai content delivery system.

# us - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

US and Russia agree to let ambassadors return to their host countries
# Cold Peace
# Cold Peace

US and Russia agree to let ambassadors return to their host countries

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 8:20 PM 15,931 Views 12 Comments

Tense relations between the US and Russia led ambassadors to return home earlier this year.

# us - Friday 11 June, 2021

Politician expelled for letting far-right protesters into Oregon state Capitol
# US
# US

Politician expelled for letting far-right protesters into Oregon state Capitol

Jun 11th 2021, 8:04 AM 16,458 Views 35 Comments

Representative Mike Nearman is the first member of Oregon’s state House to be expelled in its 160-year history.

# us - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Justice Department argues Donald Trump cannot be held liable for ‘crude’ remarks
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Justice Department argues Donald Trump cannot be held liable for ‘crude’ remarks

Jun 8th 2021, 7:25 AM 27,226 Views 18 Comments

The former American leader recently teased the prospect of another presidential bid in 2024.

# us - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Larry Donnelly: The 2024 race for the White House has begun - but who could run for the Republicans?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: The 2024 race for the White House has begun - but who could run for the Republicans?

Jun 5th 2021, 8:00 PM 38,917 Views 50 Comments

Our columnist sounds out the potential GOP field.

Second night of protests in Minneapolis over fatal shooting of man by US marshals
# Minnesota
# Minnesota

Second night of protests in Minneapolis over fatal shooting of man by US marshals

Jun 5th 2021, 12:17 PM 25,612 Views 24 Comments

Winston Boogie Smith Jr died on Thursday night in Minneapolis.

# us - Saturday 29 May, 2021

Biden sets out plan for six trillion dollar budget with plans to tax corporations and the wealthy
# United States
# United States

Biden sets out plan for six trillion dollar budget with plans to tax corporations and the wealthy

May 29th 2021, 7:51 AM 20,660 Views 44 Comments

The plan is aimed at stopping US debt spinning out of control and includes protections for the poor.

# us - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

US says it will aid Gaza without helping Hamas
# Anthony Blinken
# Anthony Blinken

US says it will aid Gaza without helping Hamas

Updated May 25th 2021, 12:49 PM 14,842 Views 26 Comments

The US secretary of state, who is on a tour of the region, has pledged to ‘rally international support’ to help the impoverished coastal territory.

# us - Sunday 23 May, 2021

US says unclear Iran ready for nuclear pact return
# Tehran
# Tehran

US says unclear Iran ready for nuclear pact return

May 23rd 2021, 6:20 PM 9,973 Views 10 Comments

A fifth round of talks are talking place in Vienna on rescuing the deal.

# us - Thursday 13 May, 2021

In Ohio, people who get a Covid vaccine are entered in a draw for $1 million
# Pandemic Prize
# Pandemic Prize

In Ohio, people who get a Covid vaccine are entered in a draw for $1 million

May 13th 2021, 7:46 AM 20,571 Views 54 Comments

The state will give a $1 million prize away every week for five weeks in a lottery open to residents who have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

# us - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Panic buying frenzy on US east coast after cyber attack shuts down fuel pipeline
# Gas Stations
# Gas Stations

Panic buying frenzy on US east coast after cyber attack shuts down fuel pipeline

May 12th 2021, 10:17 PM 39,641 Views 30 Comments

The Federal government is urging calm.

# us - Friday 7 May, 2021

Four ex-police officers indicted on civil rights charges over George Floyd's death
# Jury
# Jury

Four ex-police officers indicted on civil rights charges over George Floyd's death

May 7th 2021, 3:38 PM 11,168 Views 0 Comments

The men are charged with violating George Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force.

# us - Friday 30 April, 2021

FactCheck: Yes, Black people are disproportionately affected by fatal US police shootings
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Yes, Black people are disproportionately affected by fatal US police shootings

Apr 30th 2021, 6:00 AM 16,725 Views 0 Comments

Black people are fatally shot by US police at a higher rate than white people relative to their proportion of the population.

# us - Thursday 29 April, 2021

'America is ready for takeoff': Joe Biden declares new dawn for US in first address to Congress
# 100 Days
# 100 Days

'America is ready for takeoff': Joe Biden declares new dawn for US in first address to Congress

Apr 29th 2021, 7:25 AM 12,787 Views 14 Comments

It was one of the most watched moments of Biden’s presidency.

# us - Monday 26 April, 2021

US to share 60 million AstraZeneca vaccines with the world
# 60 Million Doses
# 60 Million Doses

US to share 60 million AstraZeneca vaccines with the world

Apr 26th 2021, 6:28 PM 36,486 Views 42 Comments

The Astra Zeneca vaccine has yet to be cleared for use in the US but is used across the globe.

# us - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

US Justice Department to investigate policing in Minneapolis after Floyd verdict
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

US Justice Department to investigate policing in Minneapolis after Floyd verdict

Updated Apr 21st 2021, 3:57 PM 26,691 Views 55 Comments

The department is already investigating whether the officers involved violated George Floyd’s civil rights.

'Black lives do, in fact, matter': US newspapers react to George Floyd verdict
# Front Pages
# Front Pages

'Black lives do, in fact, matter': US newspapers react to George Floyd verdict

Apr 21st 2021, 8:20 AM 18,295 Views 57 Comments

Derek Chauvin was found guilty of Floyd’s murder yesterday.

'She was just a kid': Protests held in US state of Ohio after police fatally shoot black teenager
# Columbus
# Columbus

'She was just a kid': Protests held in US state of Ohio after police fatally shoot black teenager

Apr 21st 2021, 7:17 AM 45,169 Views 82 Comments

The girl was shot after she appeared to attempt to stab two people.

# us - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Ghislaine Maxwell in third bid for bail as she awaits trial on sex trafficking charges
# Crime
# Crime

Ghislaine Maxwell in third bid for bail as she awaits trial on sex trafficking charges

Apr 20th 2021, 7:16 AM 11,418 Views 0 Comments

Maxwell’s trial on charges alleging she recruited and groomed teenage girls to provide sexual massages to Jeffrey Epstein is set to begin on July 12.

# us - Friday 16 April, 2021

Killer in Indianapolis FedEx shooting identified as 19-year-old former employee
# Indianapolis
# Indianapolis

Killer in Indianapolis FedEx shooting identified as 19-year-old former employee

Updated Apr 16th 2021, 10:10 PM 72,847 Views 98 Comments
  • The suspected shooter has been named as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole from Indiana.
  • At a press conference, it was revealed that police seized a gun from the suspected shooter last year.
  • Employees of the company are among the dead, FedEx said. Five people are also wounded.
Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers seek to delay sex-trafficking trial after prosecutors bring new charges
# New York
# New York

Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers seek to delay sex-trafficking trial after prosecutors bring new charges

Apr 16th 2021, 7:29 AM 20,052 Views 0 Comments

She has sought a minimum three-month delay.

# us - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Bernie Madoff, convicted of running world's biggest-ever Ponzi scheme, dies in prison
# US
# US

Bernie Madoff, convicted of running world's biggest-ever Ponzi scheme, dies in prison

Apr 14th 2021, 3:01 PM 26,139 Views 30 Comments

He was serving a 150-year sentence.

Former officer claims use of force on George Floyd was justified because he wasn't 'resting comfortably'
# Derek Chauvin Trial
# Derek Chauvin Trial

Former officer claims use of force on George Floyd was justified because he wasn't 'resting comfortably'

Apr 14th 2021, 7:16 AM 24,390 Views 0 Comments

His evidence contradicts that given by a range of authorities in the trial.

# us - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Joe Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by 11 September
# 20 Years
# 20 Years

Joe Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by 11 September

Apr 13th 2021, 6:08 PM 13,126 Views 22 Comments

Joe Biden is expected to make the announcement tomorrow.

Protests in Minneapolis after fatal shooting of black man by officer who 'drew handgun instead of taser'
# US
# US

Protests in Minneapolis after fatal shooting of black man by officer who 'drew handgun instead of taser'

Apr 13th 2021, 7:32 AM 17,950 Views 103 Comments

The city is already experiencing tensions as the George Floyd murder trial continues.

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