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# US

Last year
Tributes paid to country music pioneer Loretta Lynn, who has died aged 90
A family statement shared online said the songwriter died peacefully in her sleep this morning.
# Trump
Donald Trump files $475-million lawsuit against CNN for alleged defamation
Trump at a rally in Michigan last weekend.
# United Nations
US asks UN Human Rights Council to debate rights abuses in China's Xinjiang region
A UN report on Xinjiang published last month cited possible crimes against humanity against Uyghur Muslims in the region.
# Ukraine
Drone attack hits Ukraine as US warns Russia of ‘consequences’ over nuclear weapons
A massive fire and explosion was caused in the port of Odessa.
# risk of recession
'Certainly a risk' of US recession, says US Treasury Secretary
Janet Yellen added that ‘we’ve got a good strong labor market, and I believe it’s possible to maintain that.’
# out of court
Judge dismisses Donald Trump’s Russia probe suit against Hillary Clinton and FBI
US District Judge Donald Middlebrooks said Trump’s lawsuit contained ‘glaring structural deficiencies’ .
# interpro
'They have got to want it' - URC chief on Munster v Leinster derby in the USA
Martin Anayi confirmed that this season’s URC final will be hosted by the top-ranked side again.
# Washington
One dead and nine missing after seaplane crash near Seattle
The crash happened in Mutiny Bay, off Whidbey Island, about 65 kilometres north-west of the city .
# US
Anne Heche’s son files court papers to control late star’s estate
The actress died from her injuries nine days after she was involved in a car crash in Los Angeles earlier this month.
# US
Sarah Palin fails in comeback bid and loses to Democrat in Alaska
Mary Peltola is the first Alaska Democrat elected to the US Congress since 2008.
# tensions
China says troops 'remain on high alert' as two US warships sail through Taiwan Strait
It is the first transit since China staged unprecedented military drills around the island following the visit of US Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
# US
Three Dutch soldiers shot outside hotel in Indianapolis, say police
At least one soldier was in critical condition following the incident.
# Covid-19
Dr Jill Biden tests positive for Covid-19 in 'rebound' case
US President Joe Biden continues to test negative.
# Fatally Shot
Ex-detective pleads guilty to lying to obtain warrant to search Breonna Taylor's home
The former detective admitted to conspiring with another ex-detective to falsify a warrant affidavit.
# 2015 nuclear deal
Iran agrees to ease demands that were stalling nuclear deal - US officials
Only weeks ago, negotiations seemed to be on the verge of collapsing.
# Trial
Two men found guilty of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
It was the second trial for the pair after a jury in April could not reach a unanimous verdict.
# US
Three police officers suspended in Arkansas after viral video of beating suspect
It is the latest incidence of police brutality to be caught on camera and spark outrage in the United States.
# White House
Top US Covid-19 advisor Dr Anthony Fauci to step down in December
The 81-year-old is the country’s leading infectious disease expert.
# Watsonville
'Fatalities' reported after two small planes collide over California airport
The planes collided while the pilots were on their final approaches to the small airport.
# US Justice Department
FBI recovered 'top secret' documents during search of Donald Trump's Florida home
Documents made public today show the search was partly based on suspicions of violations of the US Espionage Act.
# Cincinnati
Suspect who tried to breach FBI office in US city dies in stand-off
The FBI warned agents to take extra precautions amid increased social media threats to its employees and facilities.
# Trump
US attorney general requests that warrant for raid on Trump's home be made public
Merrick Garland did not reveal the reason for the unprecedented search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
# 6 january
Ex-police officer who stormed US Capitol sentenced to over seven years in prison
Former Rocky Mount Police Sgt Thomas Robertson did not speak in court before US District Judge Christopher Cooper sentenced him.
# US
US Attorney General 'personally approved' FBI search of Donald Trump's Florida home
Merrick Garland has asked a court to unseal the search warrant the FBI received before searching the Mar-a-Lago estate.
# Manhattan
Donald Trump declines to answer questions in New York fraud probe
The hearing comes days after FBI agents raided the former US president’s home in Florida as part of an unrelated investigation.
# US
Iranian operative charged in plot to murder Trump security adviser John Bolton
Shahram Poursafi, identified by US officials as a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, is wanted by the FBI.
# Mississippi
Grand jury declines to indict woman whose accusation set off 1955 lynching of Emmett Till
The jury determined there was insufficient evidence to indict Carolyn Bryant Donham on charges of kidnapping and manslaughter.
# Trump
Mar-a-Lago investigation: What we know so far
The FBI searched the premises yesterday.
# Anne Heche
Anne Heche in a coma after LA car crash, representative confirms
The 53-year-old was taken to hospital following the incident on Friday morning.
# Donald Trump
Trump says his Florida home has been 'raided' by the FBI
The FBI declined to comment on whether the search was happening or what it might be for.
# Georgia
Man who shot jogger Ahmaud Arbery given life sentence for hate crime
Travis McMichael’s punishment is largely symbolic as he had already been sentenced to life without parole for murder earlier this year.
# Nancy Pelosi
China's largest-ever Taiwan military drills draw to a close
Beijing has raged at a trip to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
# California
Receding floodwater lets police evacuate people trapped in US Death Valley
It nearly equaled the record for rainfall in a single day in the valley.
# Joe Biden
US President Biden tests negative after second bout of Covid-19
Biden’s physician Kevin O’Connor said his antigen test this morning was negative.
# Abortion
White House calls Indiana abortion ban 'devastating'
The ban takes effect on September 15.
# sandy hook shooting
Alex Jones ordered to pay $49.3 million in damages over Sandy Hook hoax claims
The conspiracy theorist must pay the money to the parents of a pupil killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.
# Elon musk
Elon Musk accuses Twitter of fraud in countersuit over abandoned $44 billion takeover
In its own filing, Twitter rejected the billionaire’s argument, calling it “as implausible and contrary to fact as it sounds.”
# US
Two killed following lightning strike near the White House
Police said two others remain in a critical condition in hospital following the strike.
# sandy hook shooting
Alex Jones ordered to pay Sandy Hook parents more than $4 million over hoax claims
The parents had sought at least $150 million in compensation for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
# Taiwan
27 Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan's air defence zone following Pelosi visit, Taipei says
China is gearing up for military exercises dangerously close to the island’s shores in retaliation for the visit.