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# us - Friday 22 April, 2022

Ex-Honduran president appears in US court on drugs charges
# New York
# New York

Ex-Honduran president appears in US court on drugs charges

Apr 22nd 2022, 10:06 PM 10,671 Views 2 Comments

Juan Orlando Hernandez appeared in a New York federal court via video-link after he was brought to the United States on Thursday.

Florida governor signs Disney government dissolution Bill after 'Don't Say Gay' row
# Ron DeSantis
# Ron DeSantis

Florida governor signs Disney government dissolution Bill after 'Don't Say Gay' row

Apr 22nd 2022, 9:41 PM 34,094 Views 44 Comments

Disney had criticised the new law barring instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in pre-school through to third grade.

# us - Thursday 21 April, 2022

Honduras ex-president extradited to US for drug trafficking trial
# JUAN Orlando Hernandez
# JUAN Orlando Hernandez

Honduras ex-president extradited to US for drug trafficking trial

Apr 21st 2022, 10:30 PM 9,301 Views 6 Comments

Juan Orlando Hernandez risks spending the rest of his life in prison if convicted.

# us - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

Johnny Depp ‘the closest I’ve ever been’ to breakdown after severing finger
# Lawsuit
# Lawsuit

Johnny Depp ‘the closest I’ve ever been’ to breakdown after severing finger

Apr 20th 2022, 11:05 PM 42,403 Views 0 Comments

Giving evidence today, the actor recounted in graphic detail an alleged incident which took place in Australia in March 2015.

UK court formally issues order to extradite Julian Assange to US
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

UK court formally issues order to extradite Julian Assange to US

Updated Apr 20th 2022, 11:50 AM 11,683 Views 0 Comments

The decision now rests with Home Secretary Priti Patel.

# us - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

Johnny Depp says he is ‘obsessed with truth’ as he gives evidence in US lawsuit
# Lawsuit
# Lawsuit

Johnny Depp says he is ‘obsessed with truth’ as he gives evidence in US lawsuit

Apr 19th 2022, 10:21 PM 21,653 Views 0 Comments

The actor told a Virginia courtroom that his former wife Amber Heard was bringing ‘heinous and disturbing’ allegations against him.

# us - Thursday 14 April, 2022

Florida becomes latest US state to restrict abortion access
# Abortion Laws
# Abortion Laws

Florida becomes latest US state to restrict abortion access

Apr 14th 2022, 10:30 PM 20,610 Views 46 Comments

The new law, which comes into force on 1 July, reduces the abortion limit from 24 to 15 weeks.

Islamic State 'Beatle' found guilty for role in US hostage deaths
# US
# US

Islamic State 'Beatle' found guilty for role in US hostage deaths

Apr 14th 2022, 10:05 PM 12,618 Views 0 Comments

The jury deliberated for four hours before finding El Shafee Elsheikh guilty on all counts.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard engaged in ‘mutual abuse’, therapist tells court
# Lawsuit
# Lawsuit

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard engaged in ‘mutual abuse’, therapist tells court

Apr 14th 2022, 9:10 PM 25,321 Views 0 Comments

Laurel Anderson, a clinical psychotherapist who saw the pair on multiple occasions, gave evidence at a libel trial.

# us - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr pleads guilty to forcible touching in New York club
# US
# US

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr pleads guilty to forcible touching in New York club

Apr 13th 2022, 11:00 PM 39,087 Views 0 Comments

Gooding, 54, was arrested in June 2019.

Friend of Johnny Depp says legal dispute with Amber Heard ‘wrecked’ actor’s life
# Lawsuit
# Lawsuit

Friend of Johnny Depp says legal dispute with Amber Heard ‘wrecked’ actor’s life

Apr 13th 2022, 9:13 PM 26,260 Views 0 Comments

The actor is suing his former partner for libel over a 2018 article she wrote in The Washington Post.

# us - Thursday 7 April, 2022

US Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court
# Supreme Court
# Supreme Court

US Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

Apr 7th 2022, 8:10 PM 18,022 Views 36 Comments

Jackson is the first Black woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court.

Nancy Pelosi tests positive for Covid-19
# US
# US

Nancy Pelosi tests positive for Covid-19

Apr 7th 2022, 7:32 PM 17,044 Views 32 Comments

Pelosi, 82, received a positive result a day after attending a bill signing event at the White House with President Joe Biden.

Former Trump advisers held in contempt of Congress over attack on US Capitol
# 6 January
# 6 January

Former Trump advisers held in contempt of Congress over attack on US Capitol

Apr 7th 2022, 2:01 PM 12,587 Views 24 Comments

Criminal referrals for Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino will be sent to the US Justice Department for possible prosecution.

# us - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

Second man arrested on gun charges after six killed in Sacramento shooting
# Mass Shooting
# Mass Shooting

Second man arrested on gun charges after six killed in Sacramento shooting

Apr 5th 2022, 4:35 PM 6,734 Views 0 Comments

More than 100 shots were fired early on Sunday in the Californian city.

# us - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Trial of Islamic State 'Beatle' begins as defense claims mistaken identity
# Washington
# Washington

Trial of Islamic State 'Beatle' begins as defense claims mistaken identity

Mar 30th 2022, 8:05 PM 10,559 Views 0 Comments

El Shafee Elsheikh, 33, is accused of involvement in the murders of two American journalists and two aid workers.

Facebook's Meta funded attack campaign against TikTok, report says
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

Facebook's Meta funded attack campaign against TikTok, report says

Mar 30th 2022, 7:31 PM 10,754 Views 3 Comments

The campaign reportedly includes placing letters in major US news outlets and promoting negative stories about TikTok.

# us - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

Biden's Irish heritage was a factor in his weekend remarks about Putin, ex-US Defence Sec says
# He's Irish
# He's Irish

Biden's Irish heritage was a factor in his weekend remarks about Putin, ex-US Defence Sec says

Mar 29th 2022, 3:15 PM 28,798 Views 41 Comments

At the weekend, Biden remarked that the Russian President “cannot remain in power”.

# us - Sunday 27 March, 2022

Blinken stresses US does not seek Moscow 'regime change' after Biden's 'unscripted' comment
# Vladimir Putin
# Vladimir Putin

Blinken stresses US does not seek Moscow 'regime change' after Biden's 'unscripted' comment

Mar 27th 2022, 4:09 PM 32,017 Views 64 Comments

The US President’s apparently unscripted call caused the White House to scramble to row back on the remark.

# us - Saturday 26 March, 2022

US seeks tighter UN sanctions after North Korea missile test
# Weapons
# Weapons

US seeks tighter UN sanctions after North Korea missile test

Mar 26th 2022, 7:43 AM 7,713 Views 9 Comments

North Korea appeared to test-fire its biggest intercontinental ballistic missile to date this week.

# us - Thursday 24 March, 2022

Trump sues Hillary Clinton, others over Russia collusion accusations
# Lawsuit
# Lawsuit

Trump sues Hillary Clinton, others over Russia collusion accusations

Mar 24th 2022, 9:15 PM 39,169 Views 40 Comments

The former US president is also suing the Democratic National Committee and former FBI director James Comey.

# us - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright dies aged 84
# RIP
# RIP

Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright dies aged 84

Mar 23rd 2022, 7:00 PM 21,393 Views 18 Comments

In a statement, Albright’s family said she died “surrounded by family and friends”.

# us - Friday 18 March, 2022

Biden and Xi talk on US push to get China lined up against Russia
# China
# China

Biden and Xi talk on US push to get China lined up against Russia

Mar 18th 2022, 1:40 PM 20,965 Views 10 Comments

This marks the two leaders’ first call since a video summit in November.

# us - Thursday 17 March, 2022

Honduran judge rules ex-president Hernández can be extradited to US
# JUAN Orlando Hernandez
# JUAN Orlando Hernandez

Honduran judge rules ex-president Hernández can be extradited to US

Mar 17th 2022, 4:07 PM 7,443 Views 0 Comments

Juan Orlando Hernández is accused of having facilitated the smuggling of some 500 tons of drugs to the US since 2014.

# us - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

Japan-US marine combat drills held amid fears over Chinese and Russian activity
# Mount Fuji
# Mount Fuji

Japan-US marine combat drills held amid fears over Chinese and Russian activity

Mar 15th 2022, 1:28 PM 24,044 Views 4 Comments

Training was held near Mount Fuji as the allies strengthen military cooperation.

US police arrest man suspected of stalking and killing homeless people
# Arrest
# Arrest

US police arrest man suspected of stalking and killing homeless people

Mar 15th 2022, 1:05 PM 19,450 Views 0 Comments

At least two people have been killed and three others were injured in less than two weeks.

# us - Monday 14 March, 2022

Sinn Féin on US charm offensive to garner support for Irish unity and the Good Friday Agreement
# Irish Unity
# Irish Unity

Sinn Féin on US charm offensive to garner support for Irish unity and the Good Friday Agreement

Mar 14th 2022, 11:57 PM 19,607 Views 38 Comments

McDonald says we shouldn’t underestimate the power of having the US on our side.

Julian Assange denied permission to appeal against US extradition decision
# Julian Assange
# Julian Assange

Julian Assange denied permission to appeal against US extradition decision

Mar 14th 2022, 9:15 PM 12,539 Views 27 Comments

The WikiLeaks founder is wanted in the US over an alleged conspiracy to disclose national defence information.

# us - Friday 11 March, 2022

Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail for staging hate crime
# Chicago
# Chicago

Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail for staging hate crime

Mar 11th 2022, 10:22 AM 15,850 Views 13 Comments

Smollett was also ordered to pay $120,106 in restitution to the city of Chicago.

# us - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Black Panther director mistaken for bank robber while trying to withdraw money
# Ryan Coogler
# Ryan Coogler

Black Panther director mistaken for bank robber while trying to withdraw money

Mar 10th 2022, 5:24 PM 42,312 Views 20 Comments

Police have determined that the whole thing was a mistake by the bank employee and Coogler “was never in the wrong”.

# us - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

First person to receive pig heart transplant dies after two months, US hospital says
# Maryland
# Maryland

First person to receive pig heart transplant dies after two months, US hospital says

Mar 9th 2022, 3:28 PM 40,998 Views 7 Comments

57-year-old David Bennett passed away yesterday.

# us - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Six teenagers arrested after 15-year-old killed in US school shooting
# Iowa
# Iowa

Six teenagers arrested after 15-year-old killed in US school shooting

Mar 8th 2022, 8:45 PM 27,326 Views 6 Comments

The suspects, all from Des Moines, Iowa, are charged with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.

US bans Russian oil imports and UK to phase them out over invasion of Ukraine
# Russian Oil
# Russian Oil

US bans Russian oil imports and UK to phase them out over invasion of Ukraine

Mar 8th 2022, 4:39 PM 36,097 Views 55 Comments

Joe Biden said the ban on Russian oil was decided ‘in close consultation’ with US allies.

# us - Friday 25 February, 2022

Nato leaders agree to bolster eastern forces after Ukraine invasion
# NATO
# NATO

Nato leaders agree to bolster eastern forces after Ukraine invasion

Feb 25th 2022, 10:51 PM 37,884 Views 48 Comments

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance will ‘defend every ally against any attack’.

# us - Thursday 24 February, 2022

Parents of teenager charged in school shooting to stand trial
# Michigan
# Michigan

Parents of teenager charged in school shooting to stand trial

Feb 24th 2022, 10:30 PM 36,706 Views 0 Comments

The gun used in the Oxford High School shooting was given to Ethan Crumbley as an early Christmas present, prosecutors have said.

Judge approves Boeing settlement with investors over 737 Max
# 737 Max
# 737 Max

Judge approves Boeing settlement with investors over 737 Max

Feb 24th 2022, 6:25 PM 14,703 Views 5 Comments

Insurers for several current and former Boeing directors will pay the settlement to Boeing.

Ghislaine Maxwell juror to be questioned under oath by judge next month
# Ghislaine Maxwell
# Ghislaine Maxwell

Ghislaine Maxwell juror to be questioned under oath by judge next month

Feb 24th 2022, 5:55 PM 13,562 Views 0 Comments

Maxwell remains incarcerated after she was convicted of trafficking teenage girls for sex after a three-week trial in New York.

# us - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

US women's team reaches landmark $24 million settlement in equal pay dispute
# Resolution
From The42
# Resolution

US women's team reaches landmark $24 million settlement in equal pay dispute

Feb 22nd 2022, 12:53 PM 4,776 Views 10 Comments

A monumental day, as the long-lasting saga comes to an end.

# us - Friday 18 February, 2022

Poll: Do you think Russia will invade Ukraine?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Russia will invade Ukraine?

Feb 18th 2022, 11:35 AM 50,306 Views 89 Comments

The US has warned an invasion could take place in the ‘coming days’, which Moscow has rejected.

# us - Thursday 17 February, 2022

Declaring thousands of baptisms in US invalid due to word error 'over the top', Irish priest says
# We Vs I
# We Vs I

Declaring thousands of baptisms in US invalid due to word error 'over the top', Irish priest says

Feb 17th 2022, 2:51 PM 34,071 Views 34 Comments

Thousands of Catholics in the US and Brazil may have to be re-baptised because the priest in question said ‘we’ instead of ‘I’.