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# America

Last month
August 2023
'He texted from America at 5 in the morning. I couldn't get back to sleep'
24-year-old Kildare man Paddy Ryan is now a three-times-capped USA international.
Two dead and 1.1 million without power after eastern US storms
The storms’ spread was massive, with tornado watches and warnings posted across 10 states from Tennessee to New York.
This year
The era of climate change denial is mostly gone, Micheál Martin says
Severe heatwaves have gripped southern Europe, parts of the United States, Mexico and China this month.
Leinster scrum-half McCarthy set for move to the US after Eagles call-up
The 28-year-old was born in Michigan and played underage rugby for Ireland.
Joe Biden says he came to Ireland to make sure 'the Brits didn't screw around'
The US President was referring to Britain’s commitments to Northern Ireland.
Covid vaccine requirement for international travelers entering US to end 11 May
The decision comes as Covid-19 deaths in the US have declined by 95% since January 2021, the White House said.
Russian woman gets 21-year sentence for cheesecake-poisoning of US lookalike
The woman visited the home of her then 35-year-old victim in 2016 bearing the gift of a cheesecake.
America urges Russia to release US journalist arrested for espionage
The US has pushed for the release of Evan Gershkovich, who was arrested last week, as well as Paul Whelan who holds joint Irish citizenship.
US tells Russia it will fly aircraft 'wherever international law allows' following drone crash
American forces brought down the unmanned drone after an encounter with Russian jets near Ukraine.
Poll: Do you think Joe Biden should serve another term as US President?
Biden’s wife Jill said yesterday that the US president ‘has not finished what he started’.
Key US swing state senator John Fetterman hospitalised with depression
The Pennsylvania representative – who has made headlines for his imposing stature and unconventional dress style – had only just returned to work.
Coveney to travel to US West Coast to speak to industry leaders
Coveney will hear from enterprise leaders and highlight Ireland’s value as a location for foreign direct investment.
US cops fatally shoot double amputee fleeing from them
36-year-old Anthony Lowe abandoned his wheelchair as officers point their weapons at him after allegations he had stabbed someone.
Biden calls for calm after five police officers charged with beating black man to death
Tyre Nichols died in hospital after he was stopped on 7 January for what the Memphis Police Department said was reckless driving.
29-year-old Tyre Nichols died in hospital after he was stopped for what the Memphis Police Department said was reckless driving.
Family lawyers said police 'brutalised him to the point of being unrecognisable'.
Video footage of the arrest is to be published today
Five US officers charged with murder over beating of black man following traffic stop
Teacher shot by six-year-old in US is recovering, police say
The teacher was identified as Abby Zwerner, 25, who is described as ‘devoted to students’.
McCarthy inches ahead in US speaker race after fierce rebellion within Republican party
The chamber is unable swear in members and begin its 2023-24 session.
Five children among eight relatives found shot dead in Utah home
Bodies were discovered yesterday when police did a welfare check at the house.
Last year
At least 47 killed after 'worst storm' in almost half a century hits US northeast coast
Much of the eastern United States is expected to remain in a deep freeze until tomorrow at least.
Zelensky tells US congress aid is 'investment in global security'
Zelensky enjoyed a hero’s welcome on a trip to Washington to rally support
January 6 committee to issue criminal referrals over attack on Capitol, chairman says
The panel’s chairman said that the committee has decided to issue the referrals, but he did not disclose who the targets will be.
US basketball star moved to penal colony following nine-year sentence for drug possession
A Russian court rejected an appeal against Griner’s nine-year sentence for drug possession last month.
Larry Donnelly: Biden’s student debt initiative is a welcome drop in the ocean
Our columnist looks at the prohibitive cost of education in the US and Biden’s recent efforts to address this.
US says Russia trying to fabricate evidence after deadly strike on prisoners-of-war
The Ukrainians killed at the Donetsk prison included troops captured during the fall of Mariupol.
US and Russian top diplomats hold 'frank' first talks since Ukraine war
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he told his Russian counterpart that the world will not recognize annexation.
'My body my choice': Thousands rally across US for abortion rights
Thousands also rallied in Texas and Kentucky, and more protests were planned in other major cities as well as at hundreds of smaller events across the country.
White House warns against violence after abortion protests
Press Secretary Jen Psaki called for restraint after reports of demonstrations outside the homes of two Supreme Court justices.
All time
Police officer guilty of manslaughter over death of black motorist Daunte Wright
Minneapolis police officer Kim Potter shot Wright during a traffic stop after she said she confused her gun for her Taser.
Anger among black Americans following Rittenhouse verdict as Biden warns against violence
The defendant and the two men he killed were white but the case has been linked from the start to issues of race and the criminal justice system.
One dead as US college endures two shootings in a week
It is the second shooting at the university but is not thought to be linked.
At least two dead after plane crashes in California suburb
The plane was a twin-engine Cessna C340, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Biden pushes vaccine mandates to boost US economy
Biden had ruled out mandates in the past but feels the action is now required as almost 70 million Americans remain unvaccinated.
Zuckerberg says claim Facebook put profits over safety 'just not true'
His comments came after a whistleblower Frances Haugen, gave evidence to US politicians yesterday.
Convicted murderer executed in Missouri despite pleas for clemency
Ernest Lee Johnson, 61, was executed for the 1994 murders of three convenience store workers.
US Senate to vote later today in bid to avert government shutdown
The coming days are expected to be the most critical yet for Biden’s presidency.
No migrants left at Texas border camp as Biden condemns ‘horrible’ scenes
Almost 15,000 people – most of them Haitians – converged on the area just days earlier seeking asylum.
Space tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown
The SpaceX capsule carrying four space tourists landed in the Atlantic after three days in orbit.
New York millionaire Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder
The 78-year-old Durst will appeal against the conviction, which carries a mandatory life sentence.
California forest fires threaten world’s largest trees
Groves of gigantic sequoias could be in the path of the wildfires.
Irishman, 'one of world's largest facilitators' of child abuse images, jailed for 27 years in US
Marques had been arrested in Dublin and extradited to the US in 2019.
California's Democratic governor Gavin Newsom defeats recall election
The Democrat stays in office in the US’s most populous state, preserving his chances for a future run at federal politics.
Only a handful of the 46 names on the ballot had any level of public recognition and most failed to gain traction.
The victory cements Newsom as a prominent figure in national Democratic politics in the US.
Dozens of candidates try to unseat California governor in 'recall election' - here's how it works