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#US

# us - Thursday 22 March, 2018

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.

# us - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Steve Bannon refuses to answer lawmakers' questions following 'White House instructions'

This is the first time Bannon has testified in the probe around Trump’s campaign involvement with Russia.

# us - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Trump takes aim at Democratic senator over leak of 's***hole countries' comments

Without explicitly denying his use of the word, Trump said the senator had misrepresented what he said about African nations.

# us - Monday 15 January, 2018

'An epic failure': Fallout continues after pushing of 'wrong button' causes mass panic in Hawaii

People received notices to their phones that a ballistic missile attack was imminent just after 8am local time.

# us - Saturday 13 January, 2018

African Union demands apology from Donald Trump for 'racist' slur

The US President has denied making the comment, though he admits that his language had been “tough”.

# us - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Death threats sent to US school after video of teacher being handcuffed goes viral Louisiania This post contains videos

Death threats sent to US school after video of teacher being handcuffed goes viral

Deyshia Hargrave was arrested after questioning pay policies during a board meeting.

# us - Sunday 7 January, 2018

US police apologise to victims after throwing away untested rape kits

The Fayetteville police force in North Carolina has admitted it threw away more than 300 rape kits.

# us - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Ireland's biggest company is poised to save over €100m thanks to Trump's tax cuts

Building supplies firm CRH is selling its Americas distribution division.

# us - Friday 5 January, 2018

Iran says that meeting of UN Security Council over mass protests is 'a preposterous example of US bullying'

At least 21 people have been killed and hundreds arrested amid anti-government rallies and unrest that began last week.

Frozen iguanas falling from trees in Florida as record-breaking cold spells continue

In Boston, rescue services had to rush to the aid of people trapped by icy waters in their vehicles.