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# us - Thursday 7 July, 2022

'Cheer' star Jerry Harris sentenced to 12 years for child pornography charges
# US
# US

'Cheer' star Jerry Harris sentenced to 12 years for child pornography charges

Jul 7th 2022, 9:57 AM 38,057 Views 0 Comments

The star of the hit Netflix series pleaded guilty to one count of travelling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and one count of receiving child pornography.

New report details missed chances to stop Uvalde school shooting
# Rob Elementary
# Rob Elementary

New report details missed chances to stop Uvalde school shooting

Jul 7th 2022, 6:54 AM 9,693 Views 5 Comments

The report is another damning assessment of how police failed to act on opportunities to stop the massacre.

# us - Wednesday 6 July, 2022

Guitarist Carlos Santana collapsed on stage after he 'forgot to eat and drink water'
# Safe And Well
# Safe And Well

Guitarist Carlos Santana collapsed on stage after he 'forgot to eat and drink water'

Jul 6th 2022, 7:05 PM 27,412 Views 20 Comments

The 74-year-old was performing at an open-air concert in Michigan when he became ill.

# us - Monday 4 July, 2022

At least six people dead after shooting at Chicago suburb's Fourth of July parade
# 4 July Shooting
# 4 July Shooting

At least six people dead after shooting at Chicago suburb's Fourth of July parade

Updated Jul 4th 2022, 10:07 PM 61,556 Views 45 Comments
  • Another 24 people have been taken to hospital to be treated for their injuries.
  • Police said a firearm has been recovered, but that authorities are still searching for the suspect.
  • Mayor of Highland Park Nancy Rotering says the community has been "terrorised by an act of violence that has shaken us to our core".
'We are incredulous': Family of Shireen Abu Akleh condemn result of US probe into her death
# Shireen Abu Akleh
# Shireen Abu Akleh

'We are incredulous': Family of Shireen Abu Akleh condemn result of US probe into her death

Updated Jul 4th 2022, 7:56 PM 22,601 Views 20 Comments

The US said the journalist was likely killed by Israeli gunfire, but said there was no reason to believe she was shot intentionally.

# us - Saturday 2 July, 2022

The Explainer: What Roe v Wade being overturned could mean for other US laws
# The Explainer
# The Explainer

The Explainer: What Roe v Wade being overturned could mean for other US laws

Jul 2nd 2022, 6:30 AM 9,032 Views 19 Comments

The landmark decision means Americans no longer have a constitutional right to abortion.

# us - Thursday 30 June, 2022

Joe Biden calls for 'exception' to US Senate rules to protect access to abortion
# Roe V Wade
# Roe V Wade

Joe Biden calls for 'exception' to US Senate rules to protect access to abortion

Jun 30th 2022, 4:03 PM 8,940 Views 22 Comments

Biden described the US Supreme Court’s decision to end the constitutional right to abortion as “destabilising”.

# us - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

Iran nuclear talks have 'not yet' yielded hopes for progress
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

Iran nuclear talks have 'not yet' yielded hopes for progress

Jun 29th 2022, 10:48 PM 4,681 Views 4 Comments

An EU source said the discussions were supposed to last several days.

# us - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

Biden blames smuggling industry for migrants' deaths in Texas disaster
# SAN ANTONIO
# SAN ANTONIO

Biden blames smuggling industry for migrants' deaths in Texas disaster

Jun 28th 2022, 5:39 PM 12,451 Views 23 Comments

US police are investigating the grim discovery of about 50 bodies in and around an abandoned truck.

# us - Monday 27 June, 2022

Three deaths and multiple injuries as cross-country train derails in Missouri
# Amtrack
# Amtrack

Three deaths and multiple injuries as cross-country train derails in Missouri

Jun 27th 2022, 11:15 PM 12,316 Views 1 Comment

Nearly 250 passengers were on board at the time of the derailment.

# us - Friday 24 June, 2022

'A step backward for women's rights': America reacts as Roe v. Wade is overturned
# Abortion
# Abortion

'A step backward for women's rights': America reacts as Roe v. Wade is overturned

Updated Jun 24th 2022, 6:06 PM 30,797 Views 50 Comments

The decision has been met with mixed reaction from civilians, lawmakers and politicians on either side of the political divide.

# us - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Biden 'deeply disappointed' after Supreme Court says people have right to carry guns in public
# New York
# New York

Biden 'deeply disappointed' after Supreme Court says people have right to carry guns in public

Updated Jun 23rd 2022, 8:15 PM 36,059 Views 36 Comments

The ruling strikes down a New York law that required a person to prove they had legitimate self-defence needs to receive a gun permit.

Assange ‘strip searched and moved cell’ on day of extradition announcement
# Julian Assange
# Julian Assange

Assange ‘strip searched and moved cell’ on day of extradition announcement

Jun 23rd 2022, 10:44 AM 14,181 Views 24 Comments

The wife of the Wikileaks founder has said his treatment was ‘especially cruel’.

# us - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

Passenger jet catches fire while landing at Miami airport
# Miami
# Miami

Passenger jet catches fire while landing at Miami airport

Jun 22nd 2022, 4:28 PM 28,133 Views 17 Comments

More than 100 people were forced to flee the burning and mangled aircraft.

# us - Saturday 18 June, 2022

US President Biden unharmed after falling off bike near his home
# Joe Bikin'
# Joe Bikin'

US President Biden unharmed after falling off bike near his home

Jun 18th 2022, 5:07 PM 64,760 Views 28 Comments

Biden was cycling near his Delaware home on an anniversary trip with his wife.

# us - Friday 17 June, 2022

January 6th rioters came within 40 feet of Mike Pence, committee hears
# 6 January
# 6 January

January 6th rioters came within 40 feet of Mike Pence, committee hears

Updated Jun 17th 2022, 7:30 AM 19,214 Views 0 Comments

New evidence has highlighted Pence faced as rioters outside the Capitol chanted ‘hang Mike Pence’.

# us - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

Man who shot Ronald Reagan freed from court oversight after 41 years
# John Hinckley Jr.
# John Hinckley Jr.

Man who shot Ronald Reagan freed from court oversight after 41 years

Jun 15th 2022, 10:20 PM 56,074 Views 18 Comments

John Hinckley Jr shot Reagan and three others with a revolver outside a Washington hotel on 30 March 1981.

# us - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

New York high court rejects Trump appeal, clearing way for testimony
# Fraud Probe
# Fraud Probe

New York high court rejects Trump appeal, clearing way for testimony

Jun 14th 2022, 10:41 PM 26,504 Views 0 Comments

Trump and his two eldest children, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr, agreed last week to answer questions under oath starting 15 July.

Tourists stranded as Yellowstone park closed following historic floods
# Flooding
# Flooding

Tourists stranded as Yellowstone park closed following historic floods

Jun 14th 2022, 9:25 PM 28,764 Views 2 Comments

Numerous homes and other structures were destroyed, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

Britney Spears’ ex charged with stalking her at her wedding
# Jason Alexander
# Jason Alexander

Britney Spears’ ex charged with stalking her at her wedding

Jun 14th 2022, 7:27 AM 18,530 Views 1 Comment

Jason Alexander was also charged with trespassing, vandalism and battery.

# us - Monday 13 June, 2022

'How To Murder Your Husband' author sentenced to life in prison for killing husband
# Oregon
# Oregon

'How To Murder Your Husband' author sentenced to life in prison for killing husband

Jun 13th 2022, 10:15 PM 34,620 Views 0 Comments

Nancy Crampton Brophy was convicted of second-degree murder on 25 May after a seven-week trial.

Wildfires force hundreds to evacuate in Arizona and California
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Wildfires force hundreds to evacuate in Arizona and California

Jun 13th 2022, 9:40 PM 11,653 Views 4 Comments

The number of square miles burned so far this year is more than double the 10-year national average.

# us - Saturday 11 June, 2022

Thousands march on Washington DC to demand changes to US gun laws
# Gun Violence
# Gun Violence

Thousands march on Washington DC to demand changes to US gun laws

Jun 11th 2022, 7:32 PM 20,904 Views 35 Comments

The call for changes to the law in America follow recent massacres in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York state.

# us - Friday 10 June, 2022

Court sets date for Harvey Weinstein sex assault trial in Los Angeles
# California
# California

Court sets date for Harvey Weinstein sex assault trial in Los Angeles

Jun 10th 2022, 10:00 PM 9,967 Views 0 Comments

The disgraced film producer faces 11 felony charges in California.

China will 'not hesitate to start war' if Taiwan declares independence, Beijing warns US
# Tensions
# Tensions

China will 'not hesitate to start war' if Taiwan declares independence, Beijing warns US

Jun 10th 2022, 8:05 PM 29,264 Views 40 Comments

China’s defence minister made the comments during his first face-to-face meeting with his US counterpart in Singapore.

# us - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Donald Trump set to testify in New York fraud probe in July
# Investigation
# Investigation

Donald Trump set to testify in New York fraud probe in July

Jun 8th 2022, 10:32 PM 13,261 Views 0 Comments

His children, Donald Trump Jr and Ivanka, will also testify in the civil probe.

Texas school shooting survivor tells US Congress: 'I don’t want it to happen again'
# Gun Violence
# Gun Violence

Texas school shooting survivor tells US Congress: 'I don’t want it to happen again'

Jun 8th 2022, 8:10 PM 10,582 Views 13 Comments

Miah Cerrillo, a pupil at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, said she watched a teacher being shot in the head before looking for a place to hide.

# us - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

Matthew McConaughey makes emotional appeal for gun control at White House
# US
# US

Matthew McConaughey makes emotional appeal for gun control at White House

Jun 7th 2022, 10:45 PM 45,049 Views 32 Comments

The actor spoke powerfully about some of the children who died in his hometown of Uvalde two weeks ago.

# us - Friday 3 June, 2022

Biden calls for ban on assault weapons to tackle US gun violence
# Gun Control
# Gun Control

Biden calls for ban on assault weapons to tackle US gun violence

Jun 3rd 2022, 9:52 AM 12,829 Views 27 Comments

The US President condemned the refusal of a majority of Republican senators to support tougher laws as “unconscionable”.

US lawyer Michael Avenatti jailed for four years for defrauding Stormy Daniels
# New York
# New York

US lawyer Michael Avenatti jailed for four years for defrauding Stormy Daniels

Jun 3rd 2022, 7:06 AM 26,360 Views 0 Comments

Avenatti had already been found guilty in February 2020 of trying to extort millions of dollars from sports apparel giant Nike.

# us - Thursday 2 June, 2022

Amber Heard’s lawyer says actress will ‘absolutely’ appeal defamation decision
# US
# US

Amber Heard’s lawyer says actress will ‘absolutely’ appeal defamation decision

Jun 2nd 2022, 10:19 PM 12,326 Views 0 Comments

Heard’s lawyer said she has “excellent grounds” for the appeal as there was “so much” evidence that was not included during the trial.

Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction upheld by appeal court in US
# Harvey Weinstein
# Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction upheld by appeal court in US

Jun 2nd 2022, 5:30 PM 16,601 Views 0 Comments

Weinstein was convicted in New York in February 2020.

# us - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Buffalo supermarket shooter charged with 10 murder counts and domestic terrorism
# Buffalo Shooting
# Buffalo Shooting

Buffalo supermarket shooter charged with 10 murder counts and domestic terrorism

Jun 1st 2022, 10:45 PM 15,129 Views 12 Comments

Other charges filed by the grand jury include attempted murder and weapons possession.

Jury awards $15m in damages to Depp and $2m to Heard in high-profile verdict
# US
# US

Jury awards $15m in damages to Depp and $2m to Heard in high-profile verdict

Updated Jun 1st 2022, 8:47 PM 95,513 Views 0 Comments

The jury deliberated for 13 hours before reaching a decision.

# us - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Justin Trudeau proposes ban on the sale and importation of handguns in Canada
# Gun Control
# Gun Control

Justin Trudeau proposes ban on the sale and importation of handguns in Canada

May 31st 2022, 7:53 AM 14,483 Views 24 Comments

The move comes after the recent mass shootings in neighbour the United States.

# us - Monday 30 May, 2022

Biden vows action as Uvalde tells president to ‘do something’ following shooting
# Uvalde
# Uvalde

Biden vows action as Uvalde tells president to ‘do something’ following shooting

May 30th 2022, 8:19 AM 10,165 Views 23 Comments

The US Justice Department announced on Sunday that it will review the police response and make its findings public.

# us - Friday 27 May, 2022

Pro-gun NRA to hold convention in US state where school shooting killed 21
# Texas
# Texas

Pro-gun NRA to hold convention in US state where school shooting killed 21

May 27th 2022, 11:50 AM 16,024 Views 22 Comments

Former US president Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed that he will attend the NRA meeting.

# us - Thursday 26 May, 2022

Texas shooting: Officials say gunman was in school for around 40 minutes before being killed
# Uvalde
# Uvalde

Texas shooting: Officials say gunman was in school for around 40 minutes before being killed

May 26th 2022, 9:08 AM 23,096 Views 21 Comments

Details of how the mass shooting took place are beginning to emerge.

'How to murder your husband' writer found guilty of killing husband
# Murder She Wrote
# Murder She Wrote

'How to murder your husband' writer found guilty of killing husband

May 26th 2022, 8:34 AM 28,501 Views 0 Comments

The author of “The Wrong Husband” and “The Wrong Lover,” had been struggling financially before she shot her husband twice.

'This is on you': Beto O'Rourke angrily confronts Texas governor over Uvalde school shooting
# Texas
# Texas

'This is on you': Beto O'Rourke angrily confronts Texas governor over Uvalde school shooting

May 26th 2022, 8:08 AM 30,057 Views 55 Comments

19 children and two teachers were killed in the shooting on Tuesday.