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#US

# us - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Warning of 'life-threatening' rainfall as Hurricane Florence closes in on US east coast

The hurricane has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm from Category 3.

# us - Monday 10 September, 2018

Warnings of 'catastrophic flooding' as Florence upgraded to category 4 hurricane

Governors of three states have declared an emergency.

# us - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Police officer shoots neighbour dead after mistaking his flat for her own

The officer is facing a manslaughter charge.

# us - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Child killed as Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall on US Gulf Coast

Authorities have declared emergencies in several areas.

# us - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Extraordinary scenes mark beginning of 4-day hearing for Trump's Supreme Court pick

Handmaid’s Tale protesters and accusations of withheld documents marred the opening statements of Senators today.

# us - Friday 31 August, 2018

US couple ordered to give homeless man what's left of $400k they raised for him

The homeless man had helped the couple pay for fuel for their car when they were left stranded one night.

# us - Monday 27 August, 2018

Over half of the 70,000 workers at Walt Disney World are to vote on $15 minimum wage

The increase would apply to unionised workers at the park and would bring the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

# us - Friday 24 August, 2018

Veteran US senator John McCain chooses to stop brain cancer treatment

The 81-year-old was diagnosed last year.

Trump - 'Impeach me and watch the economy crash'

The embattled US president’s outbursts prompted a rare retort from his out-of-favour Attorney General Jeff Sessions last night.

# us - Thursday 23 August, 2018

US imposes steep tariffs on $16 billion of Chinese goods

China said it will “continue to make the necessary counter-attacks”.

# us - Friday 17 August, 2018

Military parade ordered by Trump postponed after costs spiral over €79 million

Trump had ordered the show of air power after being impressed by France’s Bastille Day parade last year.

# us - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Man arrested after 46 people overdose at park in Connecticut

No deaths were reported, but officials said two people suffered life-threatening symptoms.

# us - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on schedule

On 3 August the agency named the first nine astronauts who will fly to space on Boeing and SpaceX vehicles in 2019.

# us - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Father arrested at New Mexico camp was 'training children to commit school shootings'

Tests on a dead body found at the compound are being carried out to see if they are his son.

US hits Russia with sanctions over nerve agent attack in England

A former Russian spy and his daughter were exposed to Novichok in March.

# us - Monday 6 August, 2018

44 shot, five killed in a night of gun violence in Chicago

Ten of the shootings took place in the space of just three hours.

11 starving children found by police at New Mexico desert compound

The children had no food or fresh water, and only dirty rags for clothing.

# us - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Thieves use baby's pram to steal shark from Texas aquarium

The shark has now been recovered by police and is “resting” in the aquarium’s quarantine.

# us - Monday 30 July, 2018

Trump says he's willing to meet with Iran leaders 'any time'

Trump’s offer comes after a provocative warning a week ago from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

# us - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Explainer: Why Trump has warned Iran of 'consequences few throughout history have suffered before'

The nuclear deal with Iran struck by former President Barack Obama is one that Trump detests.

# us - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Pope Francis orders US bishop accused of sexual abuse to live 'a life of prayer and penance'

The Holy See’s announcement about McCarrick said that Francis was taking action.

# us - Friday 27 July, 2018

UK suspends cooperation with US over fears 'The Beatles' Isis suspects could be executed

The two suspected British jihadists were captured by US-backed Syrian forces.

# us - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Trump lashes out at his former lawyer, says taping of client 'perhaps illegal'

There had been reports that the FBI had seized the recording during a raid on Cohen’s office earlier this year.

# us - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Trump invites Putin to visit White House this year

Meanwhile, Trump has rejected a proposal by Putin to allow Russian officials to interrogate a former US ambassador and other US citizens.

# us - Monday 16 July, 2018

EU urges US, China and Russia to avert trade 'conflict and chaos'

EU Council President Donald Tusk spoke after meeting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as part of an annual EU-China summit.

# us - Sunday 15 July, 2018

'I thought children were supposed to be a priority here in the United States.'

Parents reunited with their children after being separated at the border have been speaking publicly.

# us - Friday 13 July, 2018

Trump denies criticising Theresa May in interview with The Sun newspaper

Trump’s comments come just hours after launching an extraordinary attack on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy.

# us - Thursday 12 July, 2018

# us - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Nuclear talks: US says they were productive, North Korea reckons American attitude was 'extremely regrettable'

The two powers appear to have quite different takes on how well the two-day-long denuclearisation talks have progressed.

# us - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Three-year-old girl dies after being stabbed at birthday party in US, authorities say

Timmy Kinner is accused of stabbing a group of children and adults at the party on Saturday.

# us - Monday 2 July, 2018

Nine people stabbed at three-year-old's birthday party in US

The motive behind the attack remains under investigation, according to police.

# us - Monday 25 June, 2018

Harley-Davidson to move some production out of the US over EU tariffs

The iconic American brand was hit with retaliatory tariffs by the EU.

# us - Saturday 23 June, 2018

French teenager spent two weeks in US detention after she crossed Canada border jogging on beach

‘We were locked up all the time and in the yard there was barbed wire and dogs.’

US suspends military training exercises with South Korea

The move comes in a bid to support diplomatic negotiations with North Korea.

# us - Friday 22 June, 2018

Whiskey, jeans and motorbikes: EU tariffs on US goods come into effect

The move comes after US President Donald Trump imposed 25% tariffs on steel imports and 10% on aluminium.

# us - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Trump orders end to separation of migrant children but says 'the border is going to be just as tough'

Trump’s about-face comes after more than 2,300 children were separated from their parents and adult relatives.

# us - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council and labels it a 'cesspool of political bias'

The US claimed that the UN is biased against Israel.

# us - Sunday 17 June, 2018

22 people injured and one suspect dead after US arts festival gun attack

Two suspects opened fire at 2.45am during the Art All Night Trenton festival that showcases local art, music, food and films.

# us - Saturday 16 June, 2018

'I wanted to share my story but I was paralysed in fear': Black Panther actor and undocumented migrant

Bambadjan Bamba is living in limbo in the United States as an undocumented immigrant.

Why having over 100 nuclear weapons could do more harm than good to a country

Experts have looked into the impact using such weapons would have on a nation’s population and resources.

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