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From TheJournal.ie Composting of human bodies now legal in Washington Recomposition

Composting of human bodies now legal in Washington

The bill was signed in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations.

From TheJournal.ie US delays Huawei ban for up to 90 days, while founder says the firm 'can't be isolated' Tech

US delays Huawei ban for up to 90 days, while founder says the firm 'can't be isolated'

The founder of the Chinese technology giant has said that it “can’t be isolated”.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why are so many US states tightening abortion laws right now? Podcast

The Explainer: Why are so many US states tightening abortion laws right now?

With a Supreme Court dominated by conservatives and a pro-life president, this type of shift in abortion legislation had been expected for some time – so what happens now?

From TheJournal.ie Trump says he's 'strongly pro-life' but supports abortion in cases of rape, incest and protecting life of mother Abortion

Trump says he's 'strongly pro-life' but supports abortion in cases of rape, incest and protecting life of mother

Trump’s comments come after several US states passed tough new restrictions on abortions.

From TheJournal.ie Trump announces plans for 'merit-based' immigration policy plan Immigration

Trump announces plans for 'merit-based' immigration policy plan

The immigration reforms would be the first major change to the system in decades.

From TheJournal.ie Man (26) who reported Texas girl missing arrested in her disappearance Maleah Davis

Man (26) who reported Texas girl missing arrested in her disappearance

Derion Vence, who is the former fiancé of the girl’s mother, was arrested near Houston yesterday.

From The42 PSG teenager Tim Weah cuts short Celtic loan Transfer News

PSG teenager Tim Weah cuts short Celtic loan

With the U20 World Cup approaching, the United States striker has opted to leave the Scottish champions early.

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from US prison Freed

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from US prison

Manning was jailed in early March for refusing to testify in a grand jury investigation .

From TheJournal.ie Fake heiress who conned New York's elite sentenced to up to 12 years in prison Scam

Fake heiress who conned New York's elite sentenced to up to 12 years in prison

Ana Sorokin traveled free of charge on private jets and lived for months at luxury hotels without paying the bill.

From TheJournal.ie US more than doubles tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods Trade War

US more than doubles tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods

China has pledged “necessary countermeasures” to the 25% tariffs.

From TheJournal.ie US Attorney General Barr held in contempt by committee over Mueller report William Barr

US Attorney General Barr held in contempt by committee over Mueller report

The move escalates tensions between Democrats and President Donald Trump.

From The42 Europe captain Padraig Harrington gets Ryder Cup wildcards reduced to three for 2020 Cut

Europe captain Padraig Harrington gets Ryder Cup wildcards reduced to three for 2020

His request for the number of wildcards for Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup campaign to be decreased from four has been accepted.

From TheJournal.ie Iran inches away from landmark nuclear deal amid US sanctions Hassan Rouhani

Iran inches away from landmark nuclear deal amid US sanctions

President Rouhani said Iran wants to negotiate new terms with remaining partners in the deal.

From TheJournal.ie Jeremy Corbyn turns down invitation to state banquet for Donald Trump State Visit

Jeremy Corbyn turns down invitation to state banquet for Donald Trump

Corbyn said May “should not be rolling out the red carpet for a state visit”.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea billed US $2 million for imprisoned student's medical care Otto Warmbier

North Korea billed US $2 million for imprisoned student's medical care

Otto Warmbier fell into a coma after apparently being tortured behind bars and died days after arriving back in the United States.

From TheJournal.ie US couple sentenced to life in prison for imprisoning 12 of their children California

US couple sentenced to life in prison for imprisoning 12 of their children

David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin pleaded guilty.

From TheJournal.ie FDA orders medical device companies to stop selling pelvic mesh Vaginal Mesh

FDA orders medical device companies to stop selling pelvic mesh

The FDA said it couldn’t assure women that these devices were safe and effective longterm.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-convict charged with claiming to be missing boy Timmothy Pitzen This post contains videos

Ex-convict charged with claiming to be missing boy

The FBI declared Rini’s story a hoax after performing a DNA test.

From TheJournal.ie A US teenager has come forward to say he is a young boy missing since 2011 Timmothy Pitzen

A US teenager has come forward to say he is a young boy missing since 2011

Timmothy Pitzen has not been seen since his mother died by suicide.

From TheJournal.ie 'Grave breaches': Trump's White House reversed security clearance details US Congress

'Grave breaches': Trump's White House reversed security clearance details

White House security adviser Tricia Newbold has detailed “grave breaches of national security”.

From TheJournal.ie SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station NASA

SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station

The announcement was met with applause at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

From TheJournal.ie Trump gives mammoth two-hour speech attacking Democrats, 'socialism' and the Russia investigation United States

Trump gives mammoth two-hour speech attacking Democrats, 'socialism' and the Russia investigation

Trump’s speech came as he sought to move on from a bruising week in domestic and international politics.

From TheJournal.ie Long identified as staunch friends of Israel, Democrats are now being accused of anti-semitism Anti-Semitism

Long identified as staunch friends of Israel, Democrats are now being accused of anti-semitism

The claims have echoes of those against Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour.

From TheJournal.ie Larry Donnelly: Too many observers have been unable or unwilling to come to grips with Trump’s appeal Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Too many observers have been unable or unwilling to come to grips with Trump’s appeal

I still find it difficult to believe that he is President Trump. I wish it weren’t so. But it is.

From TheJournal.ie Hawaii is considering a law to ban cigarettes being sold to anyone under 100 Age Limit

Hawaii is considering a law to ban cigarettes being sold to anyone under 100

The proposed law would effectively amount to a cigarette ban by 2024.

From TheJournal.ie Virginia Governor now says he wasn't in KKK and blackface photo on his yearbook page Racism Row This post contains videos

Virginia Governor now says he wasn't in KKK and blackface photo on his yearbook page

Ralph Northam on Friday apologised for the photo.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic diocese in Texas publishes list of 300 priests accused of sexual abuse Catholic Church

Catholic diocese in Texas publishes list of 300 priests accused of sexual abuse

The diocese says it’s part of an effort to bring about the restoration of trust.

From TheJournal.ie Police search for 'armed and dangerous' man accused of killing parents and 3 others in shootings Louisiana

Police search for 'armed and dangerous' man accused of killing parents and 3 others in shootings

Dakota Theriot was being sought on first-degree murder and other charges.

From TheJournal.ie US Supreme Court allows for Trump's restrictions on transgender troops to come into effect Military

US Supreme Court allows for Trump's restrictions on transgender troops to come into effect

The high court today reversed lower-court orders preventing the Pentagon from implementing its plans.

From TheJournal.ie Trump confirms that US military has killed architect of 2000 USS Cole bombing

Trump confirms that US military has killed architect of 2000 USS Cole bombing

The military said Friday that Al-Qaeda operative Jamal al-Badawi was believed to have been killed in a precision strike in Yemen.

From TheJournal.ie Close to a million Ford cars recalled to replace airbag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel Recall

Close to a million Ford cars recalled to replace airbag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel

The move includes over 782,000 vehicles in the US and is part of the largest series of recalls in US history.

From TheJournal.ie US visa bill for Irish graduates scuppered by single US senator Deadline Passes

US visa bill for Irish graduates scuppered by single US senator

The bill was passed in the US House of Representatives without the need for a vote early in December but then hit a serious roadblock in the Senate.

From TheJournal.ie Trump threatens to shut US-Mexico border 'entirely' if Congress doesn't approve wall funding Shutdown

Trump threatens to shut US-Mexico border 'entirely' if Congress doesn't approve wall funding

Democrats are refusing to provide $5 billion for Trump’s border wall project.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's pretty sad': Trump acknowledges security concerns over surprise trip to Iraq Troops

'It's pretty sad': Trump acknowledges security concerns over surprise trip to Iraq

The US President says his concerns were for the First Lady, not for himself.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: St Stephen's Day 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: St Stephen's Day

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue hits international pharma company with €1.6 billion tax demand Tax Bill

Revenue hits international pharma company with €1.6 billion tax demand

The matter relates to the 2013 sale by Elan of the intellectual property the MS drug Tysabri.

From TheJournal.ie Yemeni mother granted leave to enter US to see dying two-year-old son Yemen

Yemeni mother granted leave to enter US to see dying two-year-old son

Abdullah Hassan, a US citizen like his father, suffers from a rare genetic brain condition and is on life support.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea condemns US sanctions, says they could 'block the path to denuclearisation' Sanctions

North Korea condemns US sanctions, says they could 'block the path to denuclearisation'

The warning from the North yesterday came days after the US said it was imposing sanctions on three senior North Korean officials.

From TheJournal.ie Trump's interior secretary denies he is quitting over the multiple investigations into him Ryan Zinke

Trump's interior secretary denies he is quitting over the multiple investigations into him

In his resignation letter, Zinke said there had been “vicious and politically motivated attacks” against him.

From TheJournal.ie Man (79) to be extradited to US over FBI's claims he produces child pornography High Court

Man (79) to be extradited to US over FBI's claims he produces child pornography

The US-Irish citizen, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, had objected to his extradition to New York.

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