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8th February 2023
# disney dismay
Disney lays off 7,000 as streaming subscribers decline
The layoffs follow similar moves by US tech giants such as Meta and Google.
Last month
January 2023
# tyre nichols
Biden calls for calm after five police officers charged with beating black man to death
Tyre Nichols died in hospital after he was stopped on 7 January for what the Memphis Police Department said was reckless driving.
29-year-old Tyre Nichols died in hospital after he was stopped for what the Memphis Police Department said was reckless driving.
Family lawyers said police 'brutalised him to the point of being unrecognisable'.
Video footage of the arrest is to be published today
Five US officers charged with murder over beating of black man following traffic stop
# Joe Biden
More classified documents found at Biden home in Delaware
The newly discovered documents date back to Biden’s time as vice president.
Last year
# US politics
Republican US congressman-elect under investigation for fabricated CV
George Santos has admitted he never worked for Goldman Sachs as he claimed, and he is not Jewish.
Americans dig out from 'blizzard of the century' as death toll passes 50
As temperatures plummeted, commuters and some residents fleeing their freezing homes became trapped on highways.
# washington state
Concerns mount as fresh wave of vandalism on US power grids
The latest incident happened on Christmas Day and knocked out power for 14,000 customers in Tacoma, a port city area south of Seattle.
# Blizzard
At least 47 killed after 'worst storm' in almost half a century hits US northeast coast
Much of the eastern United States is expected to remain in a deep freeze until tomorrow at least.
'Epic' winter storm wallops US, leaving a million people without power
Heavy snow, howling winds and biting cold air took hold of much of the nation, including normally temperate southern states.
# New York
FTX founder Bankman-Fried allowed $250m bail bond and house arrest
Bankman-Fried, arrested in the Bahamas last week, was flown to New York late on Wednesday after deciding not to challenge his extradition.
# Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape in Los Angeles trial
It is Weinstein’s second criminal trial.
'No Killer Robots': San Francisco pauses deadly police robot policy amid public outcry
The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to explicitly ban the use of robots for fatal force for now.
# kirstie alley
Cheers star Kirstie Alley dies from cancer at 71
John Travolta said his time with Alley was ‘one of the most special relationships’.
# Hawaii
Volcanic lava approaches key road on Hawaii’s Big Island
The molten rock could make the road impassable and force drivers to find alternate coastal routes in the north and south.
# christian victory
Pulisic's first-half goal sends USA through and ends Iran's extraordinary World Cup
The USA will face the Netherlands in the last-16 after a 1-0 win.
US court rules 19-year-old daughter cannot witness execution of her father
Kevin Johnson was sentenced to death for the 2005 murder of a white policeman in Missouri.
# drab
England jeered by own supporters after dreary draw with United States
A dreadful game finished 0-0 at the Al-Bayt Stadium.
# cat me if you can
Let the cat out of the bag: Airport security staff spot stowaway in suitcase
The cat, called Smells, was fortunately retrieved from the case before take-off.
Gareth Bale's instinct from penalty spot more impressive than on LGBTQ+ rights
Wales skipper breathes life into country’s World Cup campaign after USA had looked set to get off to winning start.
# Report
Bale earns Wales a point in opening draw with United States
The Dragons captain slammed home his 41st Wales goal from the penalty spot.
USA v Wales, World Cup
Al Rayyan Stadium hosted tonight’s Group B clash, which finished 1-1.
# US
At least 5 people killed and 18 injured in shooting at LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado
There have been more than 600 mass shootings in the US so far this year.
# Fraud
Elizabeth Holmes gets more than 11 years in prison for Theranos scam
Holmes was chief executive throughout the company’s turbulent 15-year history.
# Death Row
Two inmates convicted of murder executed in US
Murray Hooper was 76-years-old when he was put to death.
# Group by Group Guide
Group B Preview: England expect and Wales dream in tricky, politically-charged group
Next in our series is a guide to Group B featuring England, Wales, USA, and Iran.
# US Midterms
US Democrats celebrate Senate win over distraught Republicans
Retaining a Senate majority is a major boon for President Joe Biden as he seeks to keep his policy agenda on track.
# Elizabeth Holmes
US prosecutors seek 15-year prison term for Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes
Holmes was found guilty of defrauding investors in January.
# rarity
US women suffer first home defeat in over five years
Germany ended their 71-match home unbeaten streak, which included 64 victories and seven draws.
# squad goals
Reus misses out and Goetze recalled for Germany, injured Lukaku named in Belgium squad
World Cup squads: Ronaldo and Lewandowski lead Portugal and Poland respectively.
# first cap
'The USA asked what kind of interest I had... I was like, 'I want to play with Ireland''
Munster prop Jeremy Loughman is set to make his Ireland debut against Fiji on Saturday.
# Midterms
Biden tries to promote his two years in office as Trump hints at 2024 comeback
Trump may announce a presidential bid if Republicans do well in coming elections
Arizona poll watchers ordered to keep their distance in US midterm vote
Voting for the midterm elections has been underway for the past 10 days in Arizona
Intruder shouted 'Where is Nancy?' before assaulting Pelosi's husband in their home
The US Speaker of the House of Representatives was not in her home at the time.
# Harvey Weinstein
Dancer in Weinstein film tells court he sexually assaulted her
Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to four counts of rape and seven other counts of sexual assault.
# North Korea
North Korean nuclear test would meet 'unprecedented' response: US, Japan, South Korea
Seoul and Washington have repeatedly warned that Pyongyang could be close to testing an atomic bomb for the first time since 2017.
# School Shooting
At least three killed in St Louis school shooting, including gunman
The gunman, a former student of the school, fatally shot a teacher and a teenage girl.
# Alex Jones
Alex Jones seeks new trial after one billion dollars Sandy Hook verdict
Jones and his company, Free Speech Systems, was ordered to pay $965 million in compensatory damages to the families of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims last month.
# Roe v Wade
Joe Biden vows to legislate for Roe v Wade if Democrats control Congress after midterms
The ruling was overturned by the Supreme Court earlier this year.
# Human Rights
Saudi Arabia sends US citizen to prison for criticising the country
The prison sentence marks another source of tension between the historic allies, after Saudi Arabia raised oil prices
Biden says he 'can beat' former US president Donald Trump again
He stopped short of announcing a bid for a second term.
# Trump
Donald Trump files $475-million lawsuit against CNN for alleged defamation
Trump at a rally in Michigan last weekend.