Category: U.S

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staffDecember 27, 2017

Obama warns on harmful social media use

Former US President Barack Obama has warned against the irresponsible use of social media, in a rare interview since stepping ...

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staffDecember 24, 2017

Miss America executives quit over emails

The Miss America Organization CEO, Sam Haskell, has resigned over leaked emails that disparaged pageant contestants. The organisation said it ...

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staffDecember 23, 2017

Astronaut who first flew alone dies at 80

Bruce McCandless, who was captured in a stunning photograph in 1984 as he made the first untethered flight in space, ...

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staffDecember 20, 2017

YouTube prankster admits killing boyfriend in stunt gone awry

A YouTube prankster from the US state of Minnesota has admitted fatally shooting her boyfriend in a videotaped stunt they ...

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staffDecember 20, 2017

Cardinal Bernard Law, archbishop at center of Catholic sex scandal, dies at 86

Cardinal Bernard Law, the former Boston archbishop who was forced to resign 15 years ago amid a major Catholic church ...

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staffDecember 19, 2017

Final votes loom on Republican tax bill

The Republican-controlled Congress plans final passage later of the most sweeping overhaul of the US tax system in more than ...

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staffDecember 19, 2017

Derailed US Amtrak train went 80mph into bend

A US passenger train that derailed, killing three people, was travelling at 80mph (130km/h) on a curve with a speed ...

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staffDecember 18, 2017

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport power cut strands thousands

A power cut at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson international airport has led to a partial shut-down, with tens of thousands of people ...

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staffDecember 8, 2017

Residents flee as California fires spread

Nearly 200,000 residents have been evacuated from their homes in California as firefighters battle several raging wildfires. Governor Jerry Brown ...

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staffDecember 5, 2017

Mass evacuation in California wildfire

Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes north of Los Angeles as a fast-moving wildfire rips through ...