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#US

# us - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Judge describes ISIS-bound US teen as “a bit of a mess”, jails her for four years Shannon Conley

Judge describes ISIS-bound US teen as “a bit of a mess”, jails her for four years

A US judge described Shannon Conley as “a bit of a mess”.

# us - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

IMF cuts its predictions for the world economy (but says the US is doing ok)

The IMF has cut its economic predictions for the next two years.

# us - Saturday 17 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie David Drumm isn’t giving up on his bid to go bankrupt in the US Drummer Boy

David Drumm isn’t giving up on his bid to go bankrupt in the US

The former Anglo CEO filed appeal papers last night.

From TheJournal.ie In three months, gay marriage could be legal in all 50 US states Coast To Coast

In three months, gay marriage could be legal in all 50 US states

The Supreme Court is being asked if a ban in four states is allowed under the constitution.

# us - Friday 16 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Potential American presidential candidate says country has to be ‘more like ISIS’ Islamic States

Potential American presidential candidate says country has to be ‘more like ISIS’

“They got the wrong philosophy, but they’re willing to die for what they believe, while we are busily giving away every belief and every value for the sake of political correctness.”

# us - Thursday 15 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ISIS-inspired attack on US Capitol ‘foiled by FBI’ Christopher Cornell

ISIS-inspired attack on US Capitol ‘foiled by FBI’

20-year-old Christopher Cornell was arrested after he purchased two semi-automatic weapons and 600 rounds of ammunition.

# us - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What my years as a military defence lawyer in Guantánamo forced me to see Torture

Opinion: What my years as a military defence lawyer in Guantánamo forced me to see

Guantánamo Bay has just marked its thirteen anniversary; its legacy is as shameful as it is horrifying.

# us - Saturday 10 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Department looks at options for lifting ban on gay men donating blood Blood

Department looks at options for lifting ban on gay men donating blood

A policy paper being examined sets out options including a total removal of the ban and a time deferral on donation.

# us - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Full judgement: What the US judge ruled on former Anglo boss David Drumm Lies Damned Lies

Full judgement: What the US judge ruled on former Anglo boss David Drumm

The 122 page ruling is damning in its assessment of Drumm’s testimony.

# us - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A 1795 time capsule placed by one of the US Founding Fathers will be opened tonight National Treasure

A 1795 time capsule placed by one of the US Founding Fathers will be opened tonight

The capsule from Samuel Adams is believed to contain old coins and documents.

From TheJournal.ie Jurors got their first look at shaggy-haired Boston bombing accused as death penalty looms large Face To Face

Jurors got their first look at shaggy-haired Boston bombing accused as death penalty looms large

Jury selection is expected to take three weeks with jurors allowed excuse themselves if they object to the death penalty.

# us - Sunday 4 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie North Korea is really unhappy with the US over those new sanctions Tensions

North Korea is really unhappy with the US over those new sanctions

North Korea said the US is focused on ‘inveterate repugnancy and hostility’. Ouch.

# us - Friday 2 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie US imposes financial sanctions on North Korea over Sony hack The Interview

US imposes financial sanctions on North Korea over Sony hack

Obama said they were aimed at the government of the country and not its citizens.

# us - Thursday 1 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Women and children among 28 dead as rocket hits wedding party Afghanistan

Women and children among 28 dead as rocket hits wedding party

WARNING: Some people may find the images in this post distressing.

# us - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Today’s top stories in 6 seconds News Wrap

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

# us - Saturday 27 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Two cops helped to deliver a baby on a subway on Christmas Day Philadelphia This post contains videos

# us - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie North Korea’s internet was down for over nine hours last night Sony Hack

North Korea’s internet was down for over nine hours last night

It was not clear who or what had shut down Pyongyang’s web connections.

# us - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Search continues for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect after six die in US shooting spree Bradley William Stone

Search continues for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect after six die in US shooting spree

All six dead in Pennsylvaia have a “familial relationship” to the suspect Bradley William Stone.

# us - Friday 12 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US avoids West Wing-style shutdown as House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill Phew

US avoids West Wing-style shutdown as House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

The late night vote followed a long day of arm-twisting by the White House as dozens of Democrats revolted over parts of the bill.

# us - Saturday 6 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Photos: The world’s biggest nativity scene happened this week Away In A Manger

Photos: The world’s biggest nativity scene happened this week

One thousand people, some wise men, a donkey and a camel…

# us - Friday 5 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 1.8 million Irish adults could be at risk of dying 8 years before their time Weight Loss

1.8 million Irish adults could be at risk of dying 8 years before their time

Obesity could also lead to a person losing as much as 19 years of healthy living.

# us - Thursday 4 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: US policing culture is growing increasingly violent – so where will it end? Protect And Serve

Opinion: US policing culture is growing increasingly violent – so where will it end?

Adjusting for the disparity in population, citizens in Britain – another country with armed police – are around 100 times less likely to be shot by a police officer than Americans.

# us - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 100 human brains have gone missing from a university in Texas Lost The Head

# us - Monday 1 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “Everyone considers them as rape fraternities” – US colleges have a rape problem Yes Means Yes

“Everyone considers them as rape fraternities” – US colleges have a rape problem

California has just brought in a ‘Yes means Yes’ consent law.

# us - Sunday 30 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Undocumented and living in the US? Here’s what the new immigration reforms mean for you Irish Abroad

Undocumented and living in the US? Here’s what the new immigration reforms mean for you

In the US it is estimated that there is over 50,000 undocumented Irish citizens.

# us - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Remember the name Tamir Rice – a child shot dead by police for carrying a toy gun USA

Column: Remember the name Tamir Rice – a child shot dead by police for carrying a toy gun

American police forces have become increasingly militarised in recent decades – adopting the weapons, tactics and mindset of soldiers instead of civilian protectors.

# us - Sunday 23 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Suicide bomber on motorcycle kills 50 at volleyball game Afghanistan

Suicide bomber on motorcycle kills 50 at volleyball game

WARNING: This article contains a graphic image of those killed in the blast.

# us - Saturday 22 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Bill Cosby was applauded by an adoring audience last night Cosby Show

Bill Cosby was applauded by an adoring audience last night

The entertainer has be accused by more than a dozen women of sexual assault.

# us - Friday 21 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Casinos drop Bill Cosby shows as more and more women allege sexual assault No Comment

Casinos drop Bill Cosby shows as more and more women allege sexual assault

At least 12 women had made rape and sexual assault allegations against the comic.

From TheJournal.ie Irish undocumented migrants in the USA could be able to visit home Reform

Irish undocumented migrants in the USA could be able to visit home

President Obama has offered undocumented migrants protection from deportation.

# us - Thursday 20 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Almost a thousand people have died since the start of the Ukraine ceasefire 13 Every Day

Almost a thousand people have died since the start of the Ukraine ceasefire

That’s an average of 13 people a day.

From TheJournal.ie 50,000 Irish citizens could be affected by Obama’s immigration law change Irish Abroad

50,000 Irish citizens could be affected by Obama’s immigration law change

The President will be using his power to create a system that better facilitates undocumented immigrants.

# us - Saturday 15 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Not lovin’ it: The slow decline of fast food in America Om Nom Ugh

Not lovin’ it: The slow decline of fast food in America

Has the US love affair with fast food come to an end? Not quite – but consumers are starting to turn away from burger chains.

# us - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie New York Mayor declares city Ebola-free alongside cured patient Virus

New York Mayor declares city Ebola-free alongside cured patient

Mali, however, has recorded just its second death.

# us - Saturday 8 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Gorbachev: We’re on the brink of a ‘new Cold War’ BERLIN 25

Gorbachev: We’re on the brink of a ‘new Cold War’

The 83-year-old has accused the West, particularly the US, of giving in to “triumphalism” after the collapse of the USSR.

# us - Thursday 6 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US scientist denies lacing his wife’s energy drink with a lethal dose of cyanide Death By Poisoning

US scientist denies lacing his wife’s energy drink with a lethal dose of cyanide

Autumn Klein fell suddenly ill and died three days later.

# us - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Five things we learned from the US midterms Red Tide

Five things we learned from the US midterms

Bad night for Obama, but what else happened?

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Catch up as you wake up.

From TheJournal.ie Disaster for Obama as Republicans win US Senate Midterm Elections

Disaster for Obama as Republicans win US Senate

Republicans seized at least seven seats from Senate Democrats.

# us - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Republicans eye the Senate in close midterm vote Midterm Elections

Republicans eye the Senate in close midterm vote

Democrats could lose Senate seats in as many as 10 states.

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