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# us - Thursday 24 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 24th 2020, 7:34 AM 7,568 Views 8 Comments

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
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

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

Updated Sep 21st 2020, 7:21 PM 42,298 Views 70 Comments

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
# Technology
# Technology

Judge halts WeChat ban in US-China tech battle

Sep 21st 2020, 12:03 PM 15,797 Views 10 Comments

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
# Mike Pompeo
# Mike Pompeo

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

Updated Sep 20th 2020, 3:20 PM 42,388 Views 69 Comments

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
# America
# America

US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies aged 87

Sep 19th 2020, 12:45 AM 33,477 Views 52 Comments

She died of pancreatic cancer.

# us - Friday 18 September, 2020

US bans TikTok and WeChat, citing national security reasons
# China
# China

US bans TikTok and WeChat, citing national security reasons

Sep 18th 2020, 2:37 PM 21,439 Views 30 Comments

Downloads of the apps will be banned from Sunday onwards.

Hurricane Sally: Rescuers seek out people amid widespread flooding
# US
# US

Hurricane Sally: Rescuers seek out people amid widespread flooding

Sep 18th 2020, 8:57 AM 11,301 Views 3 Comments

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
# Stormy Weather
# Stormy Weather

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

Updated Sep 16th 2020, 11:52 AM 39,215 Views 11 Comments

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
# Hurricane Season
# Hurricane Season

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

Updated Sep 14th 2020, 9:21 PM 39,412 Views 10 Comments

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
# Crossing The Pond
From The42
# Crossing The Pond

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

Sep 9th 2020, 6:15 PM 12,273 Views 6 Comments

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
# Portland
# Portland

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

Sep 4th 2020, 10:49 AM 38,204 Views 80 Comments

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
# Kenosha
# Kenosha

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

Sep 1st 2020, 10:31 PM 30,499 Views 96 Comments

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
# New York
# New York

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

Aug 31st 2020, 10:17 PM 31,191 Views 0 Comments

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
# Wisconsin
# Wisconsin

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

Aug 28th 2020, 10:28 PM 58,254 Views 137 Comments

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
# Hurricane Season
# Hurricane Season

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

Updated Aug 27th 2020, 9:20 PM 22,591 Views 1 Comment

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?
# White House
# White House

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

Aug 18th 2020, 9:30 PM 24,661 Views 17 Comments

Cast your mind back four years…

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

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

Aug 18th 2020, 7:36 AM 17,597 Views 1 Comment

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
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

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

Aug 17th 2020, 10:40 PM 12,809 Views 10 Comments

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
# China
# China

TikTok ban in US to be challenged

Aug 14th 2020, 8:20 AM 16,275 Views 12 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Aug 9th 2020, 4:10 PM 31,499 Views 88 Comments

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
# White House
# White House

Trump and Biden forced to break with convention for nomination events

Aug 6th 2020, 1:07 PM 14,648 Views 21 Comments

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
# Bitcoin Hack
# Bitcoin Hack

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

Aug 5th 2020, 9:30 AM 18,440 Views 0 Comments

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
# US
# US

Hurricane Isaias arrives in North Carolina with 85mph winds

Aug 4th 2020, 6:56 AM 12,195 Views 3 Comments

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
# White House
# White House

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

Updated Aug 1st 2020, 1:50 PM 125,465 Views 174 Comments

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
# Perseverance
# Perseverance

NASA launches latest rover mission to search for life on Mars

Updated Jul 30th 2020, 2:36 PM 21,371 Views 52 Comments

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

# us - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

US coronavirus death toll hits 150,000
# Death Toll
# Death Toll

US coronavirus death toll hits 150,000

Jul 29th 2020, 10:13 PM 27,952 Views 70 Comments

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
# US
# US

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

Jul 28th 2020, 7:01 AM 18,744 Views 0 Comments

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
# Star Wars
# Star Wars

Russia accused of firing anti-satellite weapon in space

Jul 24th 2020, 8:19 AM 23,837 Views 48 Comments

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

China responds to 'erroneous' closure of US consulate by ordering office in Chengdu to shut
# Diplomatic Row
# Diplomatic Row

China responds to 'erroneous' closure of US consulate by ordering office in Chengdu to shut

Jul 24th 2020, 7:02 AM 12,248 Views 28 Comments

The US has an embassy in Beijing and consulates in five other mainland cities.

# us - Thursday 23 July, 2020

US House votes in favour of removing Confederate statues from Capitol Hill
# Congress
# Congress

US House votes in favour of removing Confederate statues from Capitol Hill

Jul 23rd 2020, 7:38 AM 15,051 Views 52 Comments

Representative Karen Bass from California said that these statues represent an acceptance of white supremacy and racism.

# us - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

China says US has ordered it to close consulate, condemning 'outrageous move'
# Houston
# Houston

China says US has ordered it to close consulate, condemning 'outrageous move'

Jul 22nd 2020, 10:18 AM 32,605 Views 30 Comments

The US has reportedly ordered China to close its consulate in Houston.

Trump concedes Covid-19 pandemic in US is 'likely to get worse before it gets better’
# Trump
# Trump

Trump concedes Covid-19 pandemic in US is 'likely to get worse before it gets better’

Jul 22nd 2020, 6:49 AM 25,520 Views 0 Comments

Politicians and White House officials have opened negotiations on a trillion-dollar-or-more ‘phase four’ rescue package.

# us - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Trump believes charging US couple over brandishing guns during protest 'an egregious abuse of power'
# St Louis
# St Louis

Trump believes charging US couple over brandishing guns during protest 'an egregious abuse of power'

Updated Jul 21st 2020, 9:46 PM 78,840 Views 0 Comments

Footage of the white couple outside their home went viral amid worldwide protests against racial injustice.

Chinese companies sanctioned by US government over complaints of Muslim abuse
# Xinjiang
# Xinjiang

Chinese companies sanctioned by US government over complaints of Muslim abuse

Jul 21st 2020, 9:05 AM 13,317 Views 58 Comments

The United States says 11 companies are implicated in human rights abuses in China.

# us - Monday 20 July, 2020

'Everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars': Kanye West holds first campaign rally
# The West Wing
# The West Wing

'Everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars': Kanye West holds first campaign rally

Jul 20th 2020, 7:48 AM 185,403 Views 107 Comments

The rapper spoke about various topics from abortion and religion to international trade and licensing deals.

# us - Sunday 19 July, 2020

‘No credible measures’ available to UK for Harry Dunn suspect extradition
# Harry Dunn
# Harry Dunn

‘No credible measures’ available to UK for Harry Dunn suspect extradition

Jul 19th 2020, 4:34 PM 22,120 Views 0 Comments

Mr Dunn died when his motorbike crashed into a car outside a US military base.

Covid-19: More than 600,000 deaths worldwide; total cases pass 14.2 million
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: More than 600,000 deaths worldwide; total cases pass 14.2 million

Jul 19th 2020, 8:14 AM 17,582 Views 38 Comments

Health officials in Ireland recorded 21 new cases on Saturday.

# us - Saturday 18 July, 2020

US politician and civil rights leader John Lewis dies aged 80
# RIP
# RIP

US politician and civil rights leader John Lewis dies aged 80

Updated Jul 18th 2020, 5:34 PM 22,581 Views 66 Comments

He was the youngest and last survivor of the Big Six civil rights activists.

Covid-19: US posts record 77,638 new cases in 24 hours
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: US posts record 77,638 new cases in 24 hours

Jul 18th 2020, 9:44 AM 36,878 Views 92 Comments

It’s the third day in a row that a new daily record has been set in the world’s hardest-hit country.

# us - Friday 17 July, 2020

US Supreme Court's Ruth Bader Ginsburg says her cancer has returned
# US
# US

US Supreme Court's Ruth Bader Ginsburg says her cancer has returned

Jul 17th 2020, 7:35 PM 31,403 Views 42 Comments

The popular, liberal judge said that she wouldn’t retire.