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#US

# us - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Varadkar meets Jimmy Fallon while on US trade mission

The Taoiseach said the TV host is “very proud of his Irish heritage”.

# us - Monday 23 September, 2019

Police officer suspended after arresting two 6-year-olds in Florida school

The grandmother of one of the children said the child was arrested after she threw a temper tantrum and kicked somebody.

# us - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Trump sacks John Bolton as national security adviser

Trump announced the news on Twitter.

# us - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Hurricane Dorian death toll rises to 43 in the Bahamas as it moves north to Canada

Authorities say the number of fatalities will rise further.

# us - Friday 6 September, 2019

New preclearance services at Irish airports 'will make it easier to travel to US'

Dublin and Shannon are the only airports in Europe that offer US preclearance.

# us - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Hurricane Dorian strengthens to category 3 storm as it heads up the US coastline

The storm has already claimed at least 20 lives in the Bahamas

# us - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Five members of same family among 34 presumed dead in California scuba diving boat fire

Authorities say they have ended their search for survivors.

Hurricane Dorian claims the lives of at least seven people in the Bahamas

The storm caused mass destruction and continues to move up the US coastline.

# us - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

US Catholic school removes Harry Potter books from its library following consultation with exorcists

The school’s priest said the books could be used to ‘conjure evil spirits’.

# us - Saturday 31 August, 2019

US woman left to give birth alone in jail cell sues city of Denver

After almost six hours of labour, Diana Sanchez gave birth to a boy.

# us - Friday 30 August, 2019

Brother of gymnast Simone Biles charged over triple murder in US

Three people were killed in a shooting at a New Year’s Eve party in Ohio.

Donald Trump launches new military centre to protect 'America's dominance in space'

US military chiefs claim the move is necessary to defend the country’s ‘way of life’.

# us - Thursday 29 August, 2019

MythBusters star killed during attempt to break 824km/h land-speed record

39-year-old Jessi Combs appeared in 12 episodes of the show.

# us - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

US television presenter apologises after comparing black colleague to a gorilla

“I said something yesterday that was inconsiderate, it was inappropriate, and I hurt people,” anchor Alex Housden said.

US judge blocks state law that would ban abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy

A judge in Kansas City said the law violates a previous Supreme Court ruling.

# us - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Explainer: Why a US court ruling could be a turning point in one of the country's worst-ever drug epidemics

A landmark ruling against Johnson & Johnson was made in Oklahoma yesterday.

# us - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Trump's attempt to buy Greenland follows a long history of the US buying territory with cash

The idea was soundly rebuffed this week.

Patient's death could be first linked to vaping in US, health officials say

Officials are trying to find the cause of a respiratory illness in up to 200 more people.

# us - Friday 23 August, 2019

John Deasy to quit politics ahead of the next general election

Deasy was the government envoy to Washington DC.

# us - Thursday 22 August, 2019

# us - Monday 19 August, 2019

'Essentially, it's a large real estate deal': Trump confirms he's considering buying Greenland

Trump last week expressed interest in the self-governing part of Denmark.

# us - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Gibraltar rejects US demand to seize Iranian oil tanker

The vessel is due to set sail later today.

# us - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Gibraltar orders that Iranian tanker be released, in a blow to the US

Washington DC can make another bid for the supertanker’s detention as long as the vessel has not left Gibraltar’s waters.

# us - Monday 12 August, 2019

Autopsy carried out on the body of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein

Epstein was found dead in his cell in a suspected suicide.

# us - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

R Kelly charged with prostitution and solicitation involving 17-year-old girl

The charges relate to an alleged incident in 2001.

# us - Friday 2 August, 2019

US blames Russia over ending of a major Cold War-era nuclear arms deal

This comes after Washington launched the process to pull out of the INF treaty this year.

Trump escalates trade war with threats to place more tariffs on Chinese imports

The US president made the announcement in a series of Tweets.

# us - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Rapper A$AP Rocky tells court he was 'scared' and tried to 'walk away' during street fight

The rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, faces up to two years in prison over the incident.

# us - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

US Senate fails to block sale of $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia

Trump issued a trio of veteos to attempt to push through the sale.

# us - Friday 26 July, 2019

'His mind is blown': Family of Irishman facing deportation from US delighted he has been released from prison

Byrne was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials on 10 July.

# us - 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.

# us - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Scans on US diplomats posted in Cuba show 'something happened' to their brains

Cuba has rejected the results of a study by the University of Pennsylvania.

# us - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

'A massive and dangerous change': Trump expands fast-track deportations in US Ice

'A massive and dangerous change': Trump expands fast-track deportations in US

Immigration officers will be able to deport migrants without allowing them to appear before judges.

# us - Thursday 18 July, 2019

US warship shoots down Iranian drone near Persian Gulf

It comes a number of weeks after Iranian forces shot down a US drone.

Wife of Irish man facing deportation from US says her husband is being given 'no choice' but to leave

Keith Byrne was detained by customs officials on 10 July.

# us - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

US policeman won't face charges for chokehold that may have contributed to death of Eric Garner

The decision effectively ended the five-year-old case.

# us - Monday 15 July, 2019

Court dispute involving Catholic priest facing drug charges in US to be heard in October

Fr Michael O’Leary was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in March.

# us - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Met Police responds to criticism in wake of warning media not to publish leaked memos

“Do you have any comprehension of a free society? This isn’t Russia,” the Sunday Times editor said in response.

US policeman who was fired over fatally shooting unarmed man was rehired so he could claim pension

Philip Brailsford was acquitted of the murder of Daniel Shaver in an Arizona hotel in January 2016.

# us - Friday 12 July, 2019

Turkey receives first batch of Russian missile defence system angering US

NATO said it’s “concerned about the potential consequences” of the purchase.