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# us - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

# us - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

US government sues Google over its 'illegal monopoly' on internet search and advertising services

The case is one of the country’s biggest antitrust lawsuits in decades.

# us - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

First Covid-19 reinfection in US confirmed by researchers

A 25-year-old man with no known immune disorders or underlying conditions was infected with Covid-19 on two separate occasions.

# us - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Trump's Supreme Court nominee to tell US senators that judges should not decide policy

Amy Coney Barrett will be quizzed by senators tomorrow, weeks out from the US election.

# us - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Trump’s doctors say he has been treated with steroid for drop in oxygen level but overall is improving

Trump’s oxygen levels have dipped at least twice over the last several days, his doctors have said.

# us - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Donald Trump only doing a 'little' debate prep ahead of first clash with Joe Biden

Joe Biden will face off against Donald Trump for the first time.

Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million - but the true figure is likely higher

The US has so far recorded the most deaths from the virus.

# us - Monday 28 September, 2020

Five things we've learned about Donald Trump's tax affairs

The US President has been waging a legal battle to keep his tax returns hidden, but the New York Times has published details.

TikTok: US judge temporarily blocks ban on popular app

The order banning the app was due to take effect at midnight on Sunday.

Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016 and 2017, according to New York Times

The major investigation into the US president’s finances comes just weeks before the election.

# us - Friday 25 September, 2020

Breonna Taylor’s family condemn prosecutor for failing to charge officers

Taylor, a black woman who was an emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by white officers.

US Republican leader says there will be an 'orderly transition' after election following Trump remarks

Trump declined to commit to a peaceful transition if he loses in November.

# us - Thursday 24 September, 2020

TikTok set to appear in US court to argue attempted ban is not motivated by 'genuine security concerns'

The Chinese-owned app is seeking a preliminary injunction against the ban.

# us - Monday 21 September, 2020

Trump to defy Biden as he says he'll announce Supreme Court nominee by the end of the week

Biden has said that rushing a nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsberg through the Senate before the election would be an “abuse of power”.

Judge halts WeChat ban in US-China tech battle

At the weekend Donald Trump said he had approved a deal allowing Oracle to become data partner for TikTok to avert a shutdown of that app.

# us - Sunday 20 September, 2020

Iran says US faces 'maximum isolation' as world powers dismiss sanctions

Security council members say Washington lost the legal ability to invoke the measure after the US withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal.

# us - Saturday 19 September, 2020

US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies aged 87

She died of pancreatic cancer.

# us - Friday 18 September, 2020

US bans TikTok and WeChat, citing national security reasons

Downloads of the apps will be banned from Sunday onwards.

Hurricane Sally: Rescuers seek out people amid widespread flooding

Homeowners and businesses have begun cleaning up following the storm.

# us - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Forecasters warn of 'historical flooding' as Hurricane Sally makes landfall in Alabama

People living near streams or rivers are being urged to evacuate their homes.

# us - Monday 14 September, 2020

Residents on US Gulf Coast watch as Hurricane Sally tracks towards the coast

Sally is expected to become a hurricane later today and reach the coast by tomorrow.

# us - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

'One of the most gifted and complete midfielders in world soccer' - Ireland star's English loan move confirmed

Denise O’Sullivan’s North Carolina Courage boss was full of praise for the Cork woman ahead of her temporary switch to Brighton & Hove Albion.

# us - Friday 4 September, 2020

Prime suspect in fatal shooting of man during pro-Trump protest is shot dead by police

Officials say Michael Reinoehl brandished a gun as a federal taskforce attempted to arrest him.

# us - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Trump describes protesters as 'domestic terrorists' during visit to Wisconsin

The city of Kenosha has been the scene of demonstrations since the shooting of Jacob Blake last week.

# us - Monday 31 August, 2020

Steve Bannon to go on trial next year on charges he defrauded $25 million from 'We Build the Wall' donors

The former White House strategist appeared in court by audio link today.

# us - Friday 28 August, 2020

Handcuffs attaching paralysed police shooting victim Jacob Blake to his hospital bed removed

Jacob Blake cannot move from the waist down after being shot seven times in the back.

# us - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Hurricane Laura: People stranded as rescuers wait for winds battering US Gulf Coast to ease

Laura weakened to a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 160 km/h.

# us - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2016 US election?

Cast your mind back four years…

Former CIA officer charged with selling US secrets and exposing informants to China

He was tricked into admitting his activities last year by a US undercover agent.

# us - Monday 17 August, 2020

TikTok ramps up defence against US accusations that app is security threat

China meanwhile slammed Washington for using “digital gunboat diplomacy” in the TikTok case.

# us - Friday 14 August, 2020

TikTok ban in US to be challenged

The company and its US employees are planning to take Donald Trump’s administration to court.

# us - Sunday 9 August, 2020

US hits 5 million Covid-19 cases - the highest in the world

The US death toll – currently at 162,441 – is also the highest in the world.

# us - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Trump and Biden forced to break with convention for nomination events

Donald Trump has suggested he will make his acceptance speech on the grounds of the White House.

# us - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Suspected teenage mastermind behind Twitter hack pleads not guilty in Florida court

A number of high-profile Twitter accounts were hacked including those of Kanye West, Bill Gates, and Barack Obama.

# us - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Hurricane Isaias arrives in North Carolina with 85mph winds

Isaias killed two people in the Caribbean and struck the Bahamas.

# us - Saturday 1 August, 2020

TikTok responds to Donald Trump's pledge to ban the app

The president said he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order.

# us - Thursday 30 July, 2020

NASA launches latest rover mission to search for life on Mars

The rocket took off in California despite a 4.2 magnitude earthquake.

# us - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

US coronavirus death toll hits 150,000

The figure is by far the highest in the world.

# us - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell raise concerns that her accusers may post evidence from trial online

The socialite’s legal team argue that her accusers could misuse evidence to boost their chances in civil cases against her.

# us - Friday 24 July, 2020

Russia accused of firing anti-satellite weapon in space

US Space Command said it has evidence that Moscow carried out the test on 15 July.

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