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# us - Friday 9 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie US Congress passes spending bill to end government shutdown United States

US Congress passes spending bill to end government shutdown

The government shutdown did not last too long.

# us - Thursday 8 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Notorious British IS fighters nicknamed the 'Beatles' captured by Kurdish forces - reports Syria

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.

From TheJournal.ie Wall Street, we have a correction: The Dow Jones is plummeting again Hold On To Your Hats

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.

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Father of three victims of Larry Nassar lunges at the former doctor in court Michigan

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't mean to': Police say LA school shooting was an accident Shooting

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Trump set to okay release of explosive memo alleging abuse of power in the FBI United States

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

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie FBI has 'grave concerns' over Trump plan to release controversial memo Russia Investigation

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

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump heralds 'a new American moment' in his first State of the Union address State Of The Union

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

From TheJournal.ie US ends ban on refugees from 11 'high-risk' countries Immigration

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

From TheJournal.ie US car wash shooting: Victims families say killer was motivated by 'jealousy' Pennsylvania

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

From TheJournal.ie Tsunami threat lifted for Canada and US after powerful earthquake off Alaska Warning

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

From TheJournal.ie Researchers say new blood test for cancer could catch disease before it spreads Cancer

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

From TheJournal.ie Steve Bannon refuses to answer lawmakers' questions following 'White House instructions' No Comment

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

From TheJournal.ie Trump takes aim at Democratic senator over leak of 's***hole countries' comments Racism

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

From TheJournal.ie 'An epic failure': Fallout continues after pushing of 'wrong button' causes mass panic in Hawaii Ballistic Missiles

'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

From TheJournal.ie African Union demands apology from Donald Trump for 'racist' slur Outrage And Shock

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

From TheJournal.ie 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

From TheJournal.ie US police apologise to victims after throwing away untested rape kits Justice

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's biggest company is poised to save over €100m thanks to Trump's tax cuts Bonanza

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Frozen iguanas falling from trees in Florida as record-breaking cold spells continue Defrost

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.

From TheJournal.ie Four killed, flights cancelled and schools closed as 'bomb cyclone' batters the US Bombogenesis

Four killed, flights cancelled and schools closed as 'bomb cyclone' batters the US

Nearly 75% of flights departing Boston and New Jersey’s Newark airports were cancelled.

# us - Thursday 4 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Shark froze to death as freezing cold continues to grip large sections of the US Massachusetts

Shark froze to death as freezing cold continues to grip large sections of the US

Yesterday, Florida saw snow for the first time in 29 years.

# us - Thursday 28 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Republican Roy Moore files lawsuit to block Alabama Senate result, alleging voter fraud Alabama Senate

Republican Roy Moore files lawsuit to block Alabama Senate result, alleging voter fraud

Democrat Doug Jones was announced the winner of the 12 December special election.

# us - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie A white Christmas: Record-breaking 60 inches of snowfall has completely buried this US town It's Sort Of Erie

A white Christmas: Record-breaking 60 inches of snowfall has completely buried this US town

58 inches of snow fell between Christmas Day to Stephen’s Day in the US town of Erie.

# us - Sunday 24 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Surely to God Trump won't break up families': Letters reveal fears of undocumented Irish in the US FOI

'Surely to God Trump won't break up families': Letters reveal fears of undocumented Irish in the US

Others were less supportive of the undocumented with one man asking for them to be described as illegal rather than ‘undocumented’.

# us - Saturday 23 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'The world wants peace, not death!' - Trump welcomes new sanctions on North Korea Nuclear Weapons

'The world wants peace, not death!' - Trump welcomes new sanctions on North Korea

The sanctions will restrict oil supplies vital for Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programmes.

# us - Friday 22 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie US President Donald Trump signs $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law Tax Reform

US President Donald Trump signs $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law

He also signed short-term funding bill into law that that will keep the federal government running until 19 January.

# us - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie America says North Korea carried out WannaCry malware attack Malware

America says North Korea carried out WannaCry malware attack

“The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible.”

# us - Monday 18 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Multiple fatalities and injuries after Washington train derails onto highway Pierce County

Multiple fatalities and injuries after Washington train derails onto highway

It’s not yet known what caused the incident.

# us - Thursday 14 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Leader of the British far-right group that Trump retweeted has been arrested Belfast

Leader of the British far-right group that Trump retweeted has been arrested

The US President retweeted a message from Britain First’s deputy leader last month.

# us - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Rex Tillerson says US ready to talk to North Korea 'without preconditions' Progress

Rex Tillerson says US ready to talk to North Korea 'without preconditions'

Tillerson, however, remains determined to force it to abandon its nuclear arsenal.

# us - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Trump makes last-ditch effort to get Roy Moore elected despite molestation accusations Alabama

Trump makes last-ditch effort to get Roy Moore elected despite molestation accusations

Several women have claimed Moore sexually molested or pursued them when they were in their teens.

# us - Monday 11 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 70% of Irish people would not support a state visit by Donald Trump Poll

70% of Irish people would not support a state visit by Donald Trump

Trump has been a divisive figure in politics across the world since he took over as US president in January of this year.

From TheJournal.ie New York subway attack: Suspect came to US in 2011 and was inspired by Islamic State NYC

New York subway attack: Suspect came to US in 2011 and was inspired by Islamic State

The man set off a crude pipe bomb strapped to his body earlier today in a crowded subway corridor near Times Square.

From TheJournal.ie Judge rules transgender people are free to enlist in the US military from January Transgender

Judge rules transgender people are free to enlist in the US military from January

The move will be seen as a blow to President Donald Trump.

From TheJournal.ie Warning issued about window blinds to help prevent tragic accidents Safety This post contains videos

Warning issued about window blinds to help prevent tragic accidents

Two children end up in US emergency departments every day due to accidents with window blinds.

# us - Sunday 10 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Arab leaders 'denounce and condemn' Trump's stance on Jerusalem amid violent protests Palestine

Arab leaders 'denounce and condemn' Trump's stance on Jerusalem amid violent protests

Ministers are demanding the US reverses its decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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