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# American

This year
American woman who claims abuse videos of her appeared on porn websites seeks damages in Irish court
The woman claims that that she was drugged and raped by a man when she was a minor.
All time
Major banks, airlines hit in new global online outage
The outage was confined to systems using the Akamai content delivery system.
US explorer completes first unaided, solo trek across the Antarctic
Colin O’Brady (33) took 54 days to complete the nearly 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometre) crossing.
Utah man crashes plane into his own home after being arrested for assault of his wife
The pilot, Duane Youd, died
Woman fired for giving Trump the finger sues her former employer
Juli Briskman said the decision to terminate her was a violation of her right to free speech.
Appeal for witnesses after woman 'kicked in face' by man 'with American accent'
The incident happened in the Henry Street area of Limerick in the early hours of last Monday morning.
Drunk American punched by passer-by in Germany for giving Nazi salute
The American is now under investigation for violating Germany’s laws against the display of Nazi symbols or slogans.
Devastated Venus Williams sobs over fatal car crash
After her win over Elise Mertens in the Wimbledon first round, the world number 11 was repeatedly asked about the incident.
Former congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting 15-year-old
She also accused him of asking her to undress on camera.
Tourist dies after crash with truck in Donegal
The driver of the car passed away in hospital last night.
Samuel L Jackson clarifies comments about British actors
He has criticised the system that allows black actors from overseas take prominent roles in American films.
The Wikipedia entry for the crisp sandwich is an insult to the nation of Ireland
These brothers gave up their jobs to drive around America in a van
It’s called the Bro’d Trip.
"He still had my letters" - the Irish woman who married her American teenage penpal
Siobhán Moran and David Roth started writing to each other in 1993. Then last year, he finally found her again after years of trying.
Arrested couple lived 'normal home life' for weeks next to dead son's body
The American couple said their son did not wake up one morning several weeks ago.
Astronauts had to hide from space junk that threatened to hit the ISS
It was a bit of an emergency situation.
7 ways to spice up your BBQ eating this summer
It’s BBQ, Jim, but not as we know it…
Three Irish siblings rang the Nasdaq bell this morning
Catriona, Colm and Cormac Barry won a tech start-up competition for their company Trakax.
Love/Hate is heading to Hawaii
Watch out for the Five-O, lads.
Billionaire flies his two nannies to Davos, tells Americans to "have less things"
Jeff Green made his fortunes betting against sub-prime mortgages.
American jailed over 'Bible left in nightclub bathroom' freed from North Korea
However, two Americans remain in hard labour camps in the country.
Experimental Ebola drugs shouldn't just be given to well-off patients, say experts
Two US patients and a number of other doctors have been treated with experimental drug, Zmapp, which has never been used on humans before.
A suspected US double-agent has been 'arrested for spying' in Germany
It is likely to further strain US-German relations following previous revelations that the NSA spied on Merkel’s phone calls.
Second time this month that US Airways plane diverts to Dublin over crew illness
Both flights were bound to Philadelphia, having left Venice. The flight crew and passengers were not affected.
Defendant shot mid-trial after attempting to attack witness with pen
Siale Angilau was facing charges of racketeering.
Column: Why do British and American attitudes to dictionaries differ?
There may be a story to tell about social class and dictionaries in the two countries, with the American publishers marketing to the aspirational, and the British ones to the arrived, writes Lynne Murphy.
At least seven killed during fresh wave of violence in Kiev
The incident has been condemned by the USA, EU and NATO.
Sports Film of the Week: Lymelight - The Story of Angeli VanLaanen
The American freeskier, who is competing at the Winter Olympics, was misdiagnosed for 14 years before discovering she had Lyme disease.
This is what two inches of snow did to Atlanta
Helicopters and Humvees are being sent to save stranded commuters.
The White House is having a virtual "Big Block of Cheese Day"
And Josh Lyman and Will Bailey are involved. Kind of.
IMF and UN staff among dead in Kabul restaurant attack
A suicide bomber detonated his vest at the entrance to the Lebanese restaurant as two other militants opened fire on customers.
Plane lands on New York City highway
Miraculously, nobody was seriously injured as the plane touched down on a busy road in afternoon traffic.
Woman renews marriage vows with ferris wheel on American TV show
Linda first married ‘Bruce’ last July.
Police officer fired after nasty altercation with squirrel
It’s not every day you write that sentence.
Column: Debt ceiling, government shutdown: what is the future of American democracy?
The world breathed a collective sigh of relief when an eleventh hour deal ended the US government shutdown – but it only fully funds the government until January, writes Larry Donnelly.
Man takes legal prove he's alive
An Ohio man who left the state for years is finding it hard not to be legally dead.
5 of the best internet responses to the US government shutdown
Sure g’wan, close down the country, no biggie.
Dirt bikes and a handlebar moustache in the greatest golf advert ever
American golfer Rickie Fowler stars as a private investigator who hunts down on-course cretins.
Amazing, jammy hole-in-one sends the crowd wild at the US Open
Shawn Stefani will tell you that he planned on bouncing his iron shot off a green-side bank and in.
Spare a thought for this poor American man trying to pronounce Donegal on the news
He hadn’t a hope.