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# america - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Trump enters White House without a mask and tells people 'don't be afraid of Covid' after leaving hospital

The US President may remain infectious for much of the next week, according to his own administration’s guidelines.

# america - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

'It's unfathomable that we've reached this point': US death toll from Covid-19 tops 200,000

Only five countries — Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Spain and Brazil — rank higher in Covid-19 deaths per capita.

# america - Saturday 19 September, 2020

US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies aged 87

She died of pancreatic cancer.

# america - Friday 11 September, 2020

US pays tribute to 9/11 victims as pandemic forces socially distanced commemorations

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden will pay their respects at the same memorial today.

# america - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

US coronavirus death toll hits 150,000

The figure is by far the highest in the world.

# america - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

US says Beijing's pursuit of offshore resources in South China Sea are illegal

Beijing claims most of the South China Sea through a vague delineation based on maps from the 1940s.

# america - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Joe Biden proposes 'Buy American' campaign to bolster US firms

The former vice-president has called for $700 million to be spent on supporting manufacturing and technology firms.

# america - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values

Trump echoed comments he’d made the day before at Mount Rushmore.

# america - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

US on track for 100,000 new Covid-19 cases a day, warns top disease expert Anthony Fauci

There have been at least 126,000 deaths from Covid-19 in the United States so far.

# america - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Trump tweets and later deletes video of man chanting 'white power'

A spokesperson for Trump later said he was not aware ‘white power’ was mentioned in the video.

# america - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

US Attorney General William Barr agrees to testify before Congress

Congress is examining whether he has inappropriately politicised the Justice Department.

# america - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Former eBay employees charged after allegedly sending spiders and cockroaches to US couple

The campaign was allegedly over a newsletter they published which was critical of the company.

# america - Friday 12 June, 2020

Trump supporters attending his rallies told they must sign waiver promising not to sue if they catch Covid-19

The first of his rallies is due to take next Friday in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

# america - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments

There were zero arrests during demonstrations in the US capital in the last two days, and a curfew has been lifted in advance of today’s protest.

# america - Friday 5 June, 2020

The Explainer: What does the George Floyd killing mean for America?

On this week’s episode, Glenn Burkins joins us from North Carolina to talk about the impact of the protests.

# america - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Taoiseach invites woman who received abuse for Irish dancing video to 2021 St Patrick's parade

Morgan Bullock said she was accused of cultural appropriation because she is a black Irish dancer.

# america - Friday 17 April, 2020

Wave of protests in several US states as anti-lockdown campaigns grow

Much of the protesters are affiliated with Trump supporter groups.

# america - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Jihad Jane: How the 'new face of terrorism' wound up in Waterford

A new Irish-made documentary tells Colleen LaRose’s, Jamie Ramirez and Ali Damache’s story.

# america - Friday 27 December, 2019

Spotify to suspend political advertising in 2020

The company said it does not have the necessary level of robustness in its systems to responsibly validate and review this content.

# america - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'

It will initially have about 200 people and a first-year budget of $40 million.

# america - Friday 20 December, 2019

'A huge step': US suspect charged over death of teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn

Anne Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity after the crash which killed Harry Dunn on 27 August.

# america - Friday 20 September, 2019

One killed and five wounded in Washington DC shooting

The incident occurred just a few kilometres from the White House.

# america - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Nancy Pelosi repeats pledge that US-UK trade deal won't pass Congress if Brexit 'imperils' Northern Ireland

Pelosi said the Good Friday Agreement needed to be protected, and was “a beacon of hope for the entire world”.

# america - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Man (20) walks into Walmart armed with guns to 'test his right to bear arms'

Dmitriy Andreychenko’s wife Angelice had told him it wasn’t a good idea.

# america - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Irishman facing deportation from US to be released from detention for 30 days, legal team says

Keith Byrne was detained by customs officials on 10 July.

# america - Sunday 14 July, 2019

'A hard-working family man': Irish father-of-three facing deportation after decade seeking US residency

Fermoy native Keith Byrne was detained on Wednesday.

# america - Friday 5 July, 2019

Poll: How do you feel about Mike Pence's planned visit to Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel about Mike Pence's planned visit to Ireland?

A date in September has been floated although official details have not yet been released.

# america - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Explainer: Why have Trump's Fourth of July plans annoyed so many people?

Celebrations in Washington usually go off without the involvement of the president in a bid to leave politics outside patriotism.

# america - Saturday 25 May, 2019

US judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion ban

The bill banning abortion where a heartbeat is detectable was passed in March.

# america - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Farmer in Nebraska saws off his own leg with a pen-knife after getting trapped in farm machine

He eventually became free and dragged himself to the nearest phone to call for help.

# america - Friday 10 May, 2019

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.

# america - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'It'd be a great opportunity for the provinces to build their brand in the States'

The New England Free Jacks will host the four Irish provinces’ A teams in March and April.

# america - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Former trainee prison guard kills five people in shooting at Florida bank

The shooter called police from within the bank, telling them he had opened fire.

# america - Sunday 6 January, 2019

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.

# america - Saturday 22 December, 2018

The Mueller investigation will be the political story of 2019, and other predictions for US politics

Larry Donnelly looks back on 2018 and ahead to 2019 in American politics.

# america - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Almost 700 clergymen accused of child sex abuse in US state - far more than was disclosed by Church

The state’s attorney general said it was clear from its investigation that the “Catholic Church cannot police itself”.

# america - Thursday 8 November, 2018

California bar shooter Ian David Long suspected of suffering from PTSD

In April, the authorities were called after Long was “somewhat irate, acting a little irrationally” at his home.

# america - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today

Will Trump’s divisive rhetoric win the day, or is there a Democrat resurgence looming?

# america - Monday 29 October, 2018

From The42 'We’re murdering each other every day. Other countries don’t go through this' - Golden State Warriors coach Speaking Out This post contains videos

'We’re murdering each other every day. Other countries don’t go through this' - Golden State Warriors coach

Steve Kerr spoke about the threat of gun violence in America after 11 people were shot dead in Pittsburgh.

# america - Friday 19 October, 2018

US opens national investigation into alleged abuse carried out by more than 300 suspected priests

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has confirmed that it will ‘cooperate’ with the federal investigation.

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