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# us - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Gabby Petito’s boyfriend died by suicide, lawyer for his family says
# Brian Laundrie
# Brian Laundrie

Gabby Petito’s boyfriend died by suicide, lawyer for his family says

Nov 23rd 2021, 10:20 PM 37,460 Views 10 Comments

The Petito case caused a huge media stir in the United States and further afield for weeks.

# us - Monday 22 November, 2021

Police to charge driver with 'intentional homicide' after five killed at US Christmas parade
# Wisconsin
# Wisconsin

Police to charge driver with 'intentional homicide' after five killed at US Christmas parade

Updated Nov 22nd 2021, 7:55 PM 106,764 Views 49 Comments
  • At least five people have died and 48 people have been injured.
  • Police had initially investigated whether the suspect was fleeing police when he drove into the parade - but is being charged with intentional homicide.

# us - Friday 19 November, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse cleared on all counts in shooting trial, as Biden warns against 'violence'
# Kyle Rittenhouse
# Kyle Rittenhouse

Kyle Rittenhouse cleared on all counts in shooting trial, as Biden warns against 'violence'

Nov 19th 2021, 6:39 PM 64,201 Views 0 Comments

Rittenhouse claimed the shootings were self-defence.

Two separate transatlantic flights made emergency stops in Ireland today
# Emergency Landing
# Emergency Landing

Two separate transatlantic flights made emergency stops in Ireland today

Nov 19th 2021, 5:47 PM 104,726 Views 28 Comments

One of the planes had engine problems over the Atlantic, while the other had a sick passenger on board

Kamala Harris held presidency for 1 hour 25 mins while Joe Biden was under anaesthesia
# US
# US

Kamala Harris held presidency for 1 hour 25 mins while Joe Biden was under anaesthesia

Updated Nov 19th 2021, 5:28 PM 56,588 Views 101 Comments

The US President had a colonoscopy as part of a regular health check, the White House said.

US authorises Covid boosters for all over 18s
# Boosters
# Boosters

US authorises Covid boosters for all over 18s

Nov 19th 2021, 3:12 PM 11,658 Views 37 Comments

The booster decision comes as cases are rapidly rising nationally in the US

# us - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Judge vets potential jurors for Ghislaine Maxwell grooming trial
# Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
# Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Judge vets potential jurors for Ghislaine Maxwell grooming trial

Nov 16th 2021, 6:42 PM 10,467 Views 0 Comments

The socialite hugged her lawyers when she entered the courtroom and briefly sketched a courtroom artist who was drawing her.

Biden and Xi at loggerheads on Taiwan following lengthy US-China virtual summit
# Virtual Summit
# Virtual Summit

Biden and Xi at loggerheads on Taiwan following lengthy US-China virtual summit

Nov 16th 2021, 6:50 AM 8,972 Views 3 Comments

The video-link summit took place last night in Washington and early this morning in Beijing.

# us - Monday 15 November, 2021

Belarus: EU and US vow new sanctions, Lukashenko talks to Angela Merkel
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus: EU and US vow new sanctions, Lukashenko talks to Angela Merkel

Nov 15th 2021, 9:29 PM 12,375 Views 5 Comments

Belarus President Lukashenko today discussed the crisis with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

# us - Friday 12 November, 2021

New draft of COP26 deal weakens language on fossil fuel phaseout
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

New draft of COP26 deal weakens language on fossil fuel phaseout

Updated Nov 12th 2021, 8:35 AM 7,101 Views 17 Comments

“The world is watching us,” COP26 President Alok Sharma told delegates.

Defence rests case in trial of US teen accused of shooting three men during Kenosha protests
# Kyle Rittenhouse
# Kyle Rittenhouse

Defence rests case in trial of US teen accused of shooting three men during Kenosha protests

Nov 12th 2021, 7:01 AM 14,873 Views 0 Comments

The defence and prosecution asked the judge to hold closing arguments on Monday.

# us - Saturday 6 November, 2021

Eight people dead and several injured after 'crowd surge' at US music festival
# Astroworld
# Astroworld

Eight people dead and several injured after 'crowd surge' at US music festival

Updated Nov 6th 2021, 10:18 AM 64,503 Views 14 Comments

A total of 23 people were also hospitalised.

# us - Thursday 4 November, 2021

Irish man caught in US after sending nude selfie to 'teen girl' appeals extradition order
# Court
# Court

Irish man caught in US after sending nude selfie to 'teen girl' appeals extradition order

Nov 4th 2021, 6:18 PM 35,768 Views 0 Comments

The man fled the US while serving a 15-year probation bond he entered into on his release

Jury selection starts for Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell
# Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
# Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Jury selection starts for Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell

Nov 4th 2021, 5:29 PM 9,004 Views 0 Comments

Maxwell says she’s innocent of charges she recruited teenagers who were not yet adults for Epstein to sexually abuse

# us - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Biden predicts Democratic win in Virginia but election remains too close to call
# Terry McAuliffe
# Terry McAuliffe

Biden predicts Democratic win in Virginia but election remains too close to call

Nov 2nd 2021, 9:23 PM 16,513 Views 17 Comments

The election is seen as the first major test of Joe Biden’s political brand.

# us - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

US introduces gender neutral option for passports
# Gender Neutral Passport
# Gender Neutral Passport

US introduces gender neutral option for passports

Oct 27th 2021, 5:32 PM 10,341 Views 0 Comments

At least 11 other countries provide an ‘X’ or ‘other’ option for gender on passports

# us - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

US criticises Israeli settlements on Palestinian land
# West Bank
# West Bank

US criticises Israeli settlements on Palestinian land

Oct 26th 2021, 9:30 PM 19,119 Views 26 Comments

The criticism by President Joe Biden’s administration was some of the strongest in years on Israel.

Children under 18 won't be required to be fully vaccinated to enter US
# International Travel
# International Travel

Children under 18 won't be required to be fully vaccinated to enter US

Oct 26th 2021, 9:59 AM 13,691 Views 6 Comments

They will still need to take a Covid-19 test unless they are two or younger.

# us - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated visitors
# US Travel Ban
# US Travel Ban

US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated visitors

Oct 13th 2021, 9:53 AM 13,620 Views 3 Comments

Vehicle, rail and ferry travel between the US and Canada and Mexico has been largely restricted to essential travel.

# us - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Five things we've learned from the Facebook whistleblower
# Frances Haugen
# Frances Haugen

Five things we've learned from the Facebook whistleblower

Oct 6th 2021, 3:38 PM 25,732 Views 9 Comments

Frances Haugen has called for the social media giant to be regulated.

# us - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Single ticket wins $700 million Powerball jackpot in US
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Single ticket wins $700 million Powerball jackpot in US

Oct 5th 2021, 9:35 AM 21,773 Views 14 Comments

No one had won the game’s grand prize since 5 June.

# us - Monday 4 October, 2021

Biden administration lifts abortion referral ban on family planning clinics
# Abortion
# Abortion

Biden administration lifts abortion referral ban on family planning clinics

Oct 4th 2021, 10:43 PM 13,938 Views 7 Comments

This comes as battles over abortion grow sharper from Texas to the US Supreme Court.

# us - Friday 1 October, 2021

'A great deal of healing to do' - NWSL calls off matches in the wake of coaching abuse scandal
# US Soccer
From The42
# US Soccer

'A great deal of healing to do' - NWSL calls off matches in the wake of coaching abuse scandal

Oct 1st 2021, 6:07 PM 4,986 Views 0 Comments

Paul Riley was fired as head coach of the North Carolina Courage following the latest allegations.

# us - Saturday 25 September, 2021

Canadian pair released from China following US deal with Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou
# China
# China

Canadian pair released from China following US deal with Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

Sep 25th 2021, 10:42 AM 19,526 Views 39 Comments

The company’s chief financial officer and the daughter of the company’s founder has now left Vancouver.

# us - Thursday 23 September, 2021

US special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

US special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions

Sep 23rd 2021, 4:19 PM 9,182 Views 12 Comments

Daniel Foote said that he was stepping down immediately ‘with deep disappointment and apologies to those seeking crucial changes’.

# us - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Boris Johnson admits defeat on US trade deal after Joe Biden talks
# No Deal
# No Deal

Boris Johnson admits defeat on US trade deal after Joe Biden talks

Sep 22nd 2021, 6:48 PM 43,950 Views 42 Comments

British farmers can now sell the US lamb, though.

# us - Monday 20 September, 2021

US travel ban to be lifted for vaccinated passengers from November
# Good News
# Good News

US travel ban to be lifted for vaccinated passengers from November

Updated Sep 20th 2021, 6:35 PM 56,821 Views 35 Comments

Simon Coveney said this will come as “very good news” for many Irish people impacted by the ban.

US forces conduct mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas
# Deportations
# Deportations

US forces conduct mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas

Sep 20th 2021, 1:29 PM 25,279 Views 21 Comments

Over 12,000 migrants were camped around a bridge in the border town of Del Rio.

# us - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Irishman, 'one of world's largest facilitators' of child abuse images, jailed for 27 years in US
# America
# America

Irishman, 'one of world's largest facilitators' of child abuse images, jailed for 27 years in US

Sep 16th 2021, 8:21 AM 58,648 Views 0 Comments

Marques had been arrested in Dublin and extradited to the US in 2019.

# us - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Ohio woman pleads guilty over plot that led to deaths of eight family members
# Ohio
# Ohio

Ohio woman pleads guilty over plot that led to deaths of eight family members

Sep 11th 2021, 12:00 PM 58,860 Views 10 Comments

Angela Wagner, 50, admitted conspiracy to commit aggravated murder, along with burglary, evidence tampering and other charges.

Here's how the US is marking 20 years since the September 11 attacks
# Twin Towers
# Twin Towers

Here's how the US is marking 20 years since the September 11 attacks

Sep 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,364 Views 31 Comments

The US and other countries, including Ireland, are remembering the victims of 9/11 on its 20th anniversary.

# us - Thursday 9 September, 2021

US Justice Department sues Texas over restrictive abortion law
# Roe V Wade
# Roe V Wade

US Justice Department sues Texas over restrictive abortion law

Sep 9th 2021, 9:56 PM 13,437 Views 17 Comments

The Texas law bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.

First foreigners on commercial flight fly out of Kabul since US pulled out
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

First foreigners on commercial flight fly out of Kabul since US pulled out

Updated Sep 9th 2021, 5:37 PM 27,237 Views 13 Comments

It represented a breakthrough in the bumpy coordination between the US and the new Taliban leaders.

# us - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Stricker admits losing sleep over Reed omission as US Ryder Cup captain makes wildcard picks
# Whistling Straits
From The42
# Whistling Straits

Stricker admits losing sleep over Reed omission as US Ryder Cup captain makes wildcard picks

Sep 8th 2021, 4:30 PM 7,464 Views 6 Comments

Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele, Harris English, Tony Finau, Daniel Berger and Scottie Scheffler are all in.

# us - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Biden says extreme weather across US this summer is a sign of worse to come
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Biden says extreme weather across US this summer is a sign of worse to come

Sep 7th 2021, 7:46 PM 16,134 Views 21 Comments

Biden flew to storm-ravaged New York and New Jersey today after the states were struck by Hurricane Ida last week.

# us - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Biden to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 at three memorial sites
# Itinerary
# Itinerary

Biden to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 at three memorial sites

Sep 5th 2021, 12:53 PM 11,509 Views 19 Comments

Next Saturday’s anniversary falls less than two weeks after the end of the nearly two decade-long US war in Afghanistan.

# us - Friday 3 September, 2021

'Shaman' rioter pleads guilty over US Capitol unrest
# Capitol Riot
# Capitol Riot

'Shaman' rioter pleads guilty over US Capitol unrest

Sep 3rd 2021, 9:30 PM 29,672 Views 22 Comments

Chansley has been a subscriber to QAnon, the far-right conspiracy theory.

Hurricane Ida: Huge clean-up takes place after dozens killed in US floods
# Hurricane Ida
# Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida: Huge clean-up takes place after dozens killed in US floods

Updated Sep 3rd 2021, 1:29 PM 23,692 Views 10 Comments

The toll was highest in New Jersey, where 23 people died in heavy rains.

# us - Monday 30 August, 2021

EU recommends Member States reimpose travel restrictions on US over rising Covid cases
# Travel
# Travel

EU recommends Member States reimpose travel restrictions on US over rising Covid cases

Aug 30th 2021, 9:31 PM 19,640 Views 23 Comments

Most EU members have followed Brussels’ travel advice during the crisis so far.

# us - Sunday 29 August, 2021

US carry out air strike on explosive-laden car in Kabul after terror warning
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

US carry out air strike on explosive-laden car in Kabul after terror warning

Updated Aug 29th 2021, 4:34 PM 37,739 Views 42 Comments

A Taliban spokesman confirmed the incident, saying a car bomb destined for the airport had been destroyed.