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#United States

# united-states - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Composting of human bodies now legal in Washington

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

# united-states - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

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”.

# united-states - Monday 20 May, 2019

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?

# united-states - Sunday 19 May, 2019

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.

# united-states - Friday 17 May, 2019

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

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

# united-states - Sunday 12 May, 2019

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.

# united-states - Saturday 11 May, 2019

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.

# united-states - Friday 10 May, 2019

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released from US prison

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

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.

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

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

# united-states - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

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.

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.

# united-states - Friday 26 April, 2019

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”.

# united-states - Thursday 25 April, 2019

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.

# united-states - Friday 19 April, 2019

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

David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin pleaded guilty.

# united-states - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

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.

# united-states - Friday 5 April, 2019

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.

# united-states - Thursday 4 April, 2019

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.

# united-states - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

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

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

# united-states - Sunday 3 March, 2019

SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station

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

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.

# united-states - Saturday 23 February, 2019

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.

# united-states - Saturday 16 February, 2019

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.

# united-states - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

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.

# united-states - Sunday 3 February, 2019

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.

# united-states - Friday 1 February, 2019

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.

# united-states - Sunday 27 January, 2019

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.

# united-states - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

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.

# united-states - Sunday 6 January, 2019

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.

# united-states - Friday 4 January, 2019

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.

# united-states - Thursday 3 January, 2019

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.

# united-states - Friday 28 December, 2018

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.

# united-states - Thursday 27 December, 2018

'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.

# united-states - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

The 9 at 9: St Stephen's Day

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

# united-states - Friday 21 December, 2018

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.

# united-states - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

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.

# united-states - Monday 17 December, 2018

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.

# united-states - Sunday 16 December, 2018

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.

# united-states - Friday 14 December, 2018

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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