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# us - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

US test pilot who first broke sound barrier dies aged 97
# Chuck Yeager
# Chuck Yeager

US test pilot who first broke sound barrier dies aged 97

Dec 8th 2020, 9:54 AM 13,308 Views 27 Comments

Chuck Yeager was the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound in 1947.

# us - Monday 7 December, 2020

Dog reunited with owners after going missing for over three years
# Homeward Bound
# Homeward Bound

Dog reunited with owners after going missing for over three years

Dec 7th 2020, 2:56 PM 57,037 Views 23 Comments

Lola, a black Labrador, vanished from a fenced garden in 2017.

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani tests positive for Covid-19
# United States
# United States

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani tests positive for Covid-19

Dec 7th 2020, 6:56 AM 26,869 Views 33 Comments

“Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!!!” Trump tweeted yesterday.

# us - Sunday 6 December, 2020

US report claims 'directed' radio frequency is causing mystery illness among its diplomats in Cuba
# Havana Syndrome
# Havana Syndrome

US report claims 'directed' radio frequency is causing mystery illness among its diplomats in Cuba

Dec 6th 2020, 7:47 AM 26,328 Views 24 Comments

US and Canadian officials began reporting the mystery illness in 2016.

# us - Saturday 5 December, 2020

US House of Representatives approves bill to decriminalise cannabis at federal level
# Weed
# Weed

US House of Representatives approves bill to decriminalise cannabis at federal level

Dec 5th 2020, 7:42 AM 16,631 Views 49 Comments

The bill, which passed 228-164, will now go to the Republican-controlled Senate.

# us - Thursday 3 December, 2020

US government lawyers interview Ivanka Trump over alleged misuse of funds by presidential committee
# Investigation
# Investigation

US government lawyers interview Ivanka Trump over alleged misuse of funds by presidential committee

Dec 3rd 2020, 7:19 AM 90,910 Views 41 Comments

Lawyers allege that Donald Trump’s inauguration committee misused donor funds.

# us - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

US officials investigating 'bribery scheme' involving donations in return for presidential pardons
# Law And Order
# Law And Order

US officials investigating 'bribery scheme' involving donations in return for presidential pardons

Dec 2nd 2020, 7:30 AM 44,421 Views 42 Comments

The scheme was allegedly directed at unnamed ‘senior White House officials’.

US captain of scuba dive boat charged with manslaughter over deaths of 34 people last year
# California
# California

US captain of scuba dive boat charged with manslaughter over deaths of 34 people last year

Dec 2nd 2020, 7:01 AM 20,743 Views 4 Comments

The boat sank off the California coast after bursting into flames last year.

# us - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Mysterious metal monolith discovered in US desert disappears
# Utah
# Utah

Mysterious metal monolith discovered in US desert disappears

Nov 29th 2020, 9:45 AM 59,886 Views 32 Comments

The object of unknown origin appeared in Utah earlier this month.

# us - Friday 27 November, 2020

Donald Trump says he will leave the White House if Electoral College confirms Joe Biden win
# US Election
# US Election

Donald Trump says he will leave the White House if Electoral College confirms Joe Biden win

Nov 27th 2020, 7:07 AM 42,085 Views 104 Comments

Trump has so far refused to concede this month’s election.

# us - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Joe Biden says Northern Ireland border must remain open after Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Joe Biden says Northern Ireland border must remain open after Brexit

Nov 25th 2020, 6:48 AM 25,383 Views 38 Comments

Biden told reporters yesterday that he did not want to see “a guarded border”.

# us - Friday 20 November, 2020

US police respond to shooting with 'multiple victims' at mall in Wisconsin
# Wauwatosa
# Wauwatosa

US police respond to shooting with 'multiple victims' at mall in Wisconsin

Nov 20th 2020, 10:29 PM 39,535 Views 22 Comments

Officers reportedly responded to the incident at 3pm local time.

Americans face growing raft of Covid-19 restrictions as emergency vaccine request to be filed
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Americans face growing raft of Covid-19 restrictions as emergency vaccine request to be filed

Nov 20th 2020, 7:25 AM 15,760 Views 4 Comments

An emergency use authorisation request for the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is expected to be filed today.

# us - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Louth violinist invited to play at Joe Biden's presidential inauguration
# Patricia Treacy
# Patricia Treacy

Louth violinist invited to play at Joe Biden's presidential inauguration

Nov 19th 2020, 6:40 PM 43,779 Views 29 Comments

Patricia Treacy says she feels both “honoured and privileged” to play at the event.

US hospitals overwhelmed with virus cases as deaths top 250,000
# Countrywide
# Countrywide

US hospitals overwhelmed with virus cases as deaths top 250,000

Nov 19th 2020, 7:11 AM 19,361 Views 17 Comments

Nearly 77,000 Americans were hospitalised with coronavirus as of Tuesday.

# us - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Covid-19: New York City closes schools in response to rising number of cases
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: New York City closes schools in response to rising number of cases

Nov 18th 2020, 9:37 PM 24,426 Views 23 Comments

Schools in the country’s largest city are set to shut from tomorrow.

# us - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Facebook and Twitter defend handling of US election misinformation in heated Senate hearing
# US Election 2020
# US Election 2020

Facebook and Twitter defend handling of US election misinformation in heated Senate hearing

Nov 17th 2020, 10:42 PM 29,535 Views 24 Comments

The companies have been criticised for their handling of political content recently.

# us - Monday 16 November, 2020

Joe Biden warns 'more people may die' from Covid-19 if Trump refuses to concede US election
# US Election 2020
# US Election 2020

Joe Biden warns 'more people may die' from Covid-19 if Trump refuses to concede US election

Nov 16th 2020, 10:44 PM 25,172 Views 60 Comments

Trump continues to insist that he has won the US election.

# us - Friday 13 November, 2020

Joe Biden wins total of 306 electoral votes, with 232 for Donald Trump - US media
# US President-elect
# US President-elect

Joe Biden wins total of 306 electoral votes, with 232 for Donald Trump - US media

Updated Nov 13th 2020, 8:11 PM 69,948 Views 55 Comments

Biden’s win in Arizona represents a ‘flip’ of the state to Democrat for the first time since 1996.

# us - Monday 9 November, 2020

US Senate leader says Trump ‘100% within his rights’ to fight presidential election results
# Mitch McConnell
# Mitch McConnell

US Senate leader says Trump ‘100% within his rights’ to fight presidential election results

Nov 9th 2020, 9:57 PM 51,850 Views 65 Comments

The president’s allies have been reluctant to congratulate Joe Biden on his projected win.

Following criticism, former UUP deputy leader deletes 'appalling' tweet about Kamala Harris
# VP Elect
# VP Elect

Following criticism, former UUP deputy leader deletes 'appalling' tweet about Kamala Harris

Updated Nov 9th 2020, 7:43 PM 131,685 Views 78 Comments

John Taylor referred to Kamala Harris without using her name, and solely as “the Indian”. He later deleted the tweet.

Donald Trump announces 'termination' of defence secretary Mark Esper
# You're Fired
# You're Fired

Donald Trump announces 'termination' of defence secretary Mark Esper

Nov 9th 2020, 6:30 PM 107,698 Views 29 Comments

It was reported that Esper had prepared a resignation letter last week.

# us - Sunday 8 November, 2020

'This is the time to heal in America': Joe Biden vows to unite the US in his election victory speech
# A Nation Once Again
# A Nation Once Again

'This is the time to heal in America': Joe Biden vows to unite the US in his election victory speech

Nov 8th 2020, 2:41 AM 19,627 Views 20 Comments

The 77-year-old has pledged to heal divisions in the country.

# us - Thursday 5 November, 2020

From Sharpies to 'dumped ballots': The misinformation being shared about voting in the US
# Debunk
# Debunk

From Sharpies to 'dumped ballots': The misinformation being shared about voting in the US

Nov 5th 2020, 3:01 PM 24,978 Views 18 Comments

Here are some claims of electoral fraud being spread on social media, and the facts behind those claims.

# us - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Now what? The key states to keep a close eye on in the coming hours (and days)
# Edge Of Seat
# Edge Of Seat

Now what? The key states to keep a close eye on in the coming hours (and days)

Nov 4th 2020, 1:46 PM 26,260 Views 28 Comments

Seven states are all waiting to be called.

# us - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

LIVE: Biden promises to end divisions between red states and blue states
# US Election 2020
# US Election 2020

LIVE: Biden promises to end divisions between red states and blue states

Updated Nov 3rd 2020, 8:33 PM 102,758 Views 63 Comments

Follow our liveblog for updates as US citizens vote in a historic election.

# us - Sunday 1 November, 2020

'We are not prepared for this at all': What happens if Donald Trump disputes the US election result?
# US Election
# US Election

'We are not prepared for this at all': What happens if Donald Trump disputes the US election result?

Nov 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 73,671 Views 99 Comments

Trump has repeatedly refused to commit to the result of this week’s presidential election.

# us - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Magic mushrooms, flags, wolves and weed: Americans will be voting on all sorts on Tuesday
# No On 24
# No On 24

Magic mushrooms, flags, wolves and weed: Americans will be voting on all sorts on Tuesday

Oct 31st 2020, 9:30 AM 21,298 Views 5 Comments

It’s not just the presidency that’s to be decided.

# us - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

'I can’t believe we pulled this off': Nasa craft lands on asteroid to collect rubble as part of rare space mission
# Bennu
# Bennu

'I can’t believe we pulled this off': Nasa craft lands on asteroid to collect rubble as part of rare space mission

Oct 21st 2020, 12:28 PM 17,992 Views 24 Comments

Only Japan has previously collected asteroid samples.

# us - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 20th 2020, 5:45 PM 23,443 Views 62 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

First Covid-19 reinfection in US confirmed by researchers

Oct 13th 2020, 10:18 AM 38,647 Views 47 Comments

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
# Amy Coney Barrett

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

Oct 11th 2020, 4:53 PM 33,136 Views 12 Comments

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
# Walter Reed
# Walter Reed

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

Oct 4th 2020, 5:15 PM 47,485 Views 47 Comments

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
# US
# US

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

Sep 29th 2020, 8:06 AM 24,052 Views 84 Comments

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
# Nine Months
# Nine Months

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

Sep 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,953 Views 29 Comments

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
# Tax Returns
# Tax Returns

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

Sep 28th 2020, 11:52 AM 48,383 Views 117 Comments

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
# Social Media
# Social Media

TikTok: US judge temporarily blocks ban on popular app

Sep 28th 2020, 7:09 AM 14,616 Views 1 Comment

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
# Taxing
# Taxing

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

Sep 28th 2020, 6:51 AM 46,107 Views 95 Comments

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
# Louisville
# Louisville

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

Sep 25th 2020, 10:15 PM 28,045 Views 54 Comments

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
# Mitch McConnell
# Mitch McConnell

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

Sep 25th 2020, 7:10 AM 26,988 Views 48 Comments

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