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#United States

# united-states - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie US police hunt armed prisoner who escaped wearing a hospital gown Dangerous

US police hunt armed prisoner who escaped wearing a hospital gown

The man wrestled a gun off a guard and fled the hospital, where he had been receiving treatment after a suicide attempt.

# united-states - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Utah has brought back the firing squad – so how does it work? Death Penalty

Utah has brought back the firing squad – so how does it work?

The firing squad will be used as a backup if lethal injection drugs aren’t available.

# united-states - Monday 23 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish Traveller held in US over $1 million insurance fraud murder Texas

Irish Traveller held in US over $1 million insurance fraud murder

Anita Fox, a 72-year-old housekeeper, was stabbed seven times while at work.

From TheJournal.ie It’s tornado season in the States but (weirdly) there are no tornadoes Weird Weather

It’s tornado season in the States but (weirdly) there are no tornadoes

There have been none in March so far – and that’s the first time that’s happened in 50 years.

# united-states - Sunday 22 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Islamic State’ calls for attacks on US soldiers as names and addresses published Leak

‘Islamic State’ calls for attacks on US soldiers as names and addresses published

However, security sources believe the information was already in the public domain.

From TheJournal.ie American troops evacuated from Yemen as civil war approaches Crisis

American troops evacuated from Yemen as civil war approaches

The advance of rebel forces has continued.

# united-states - Saturday 21 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Man armed with wasp spray and machete shot by police at airport New Orleans

Man armed with wasp spray and machete shot by police at airport

One passenger was injured with a graze on the arm during the incident.

# united-states - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Obama denied Enda’s handshake and it was mortifying Awkward

WATCH: Obama denied Enda’s handshake and it was mortifying

It’s fine, just look at your hand Taoiseach.

# united-states - Monday 16 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Saddam Hussein’s tomb destroyed amid fighting… but his body might not be there Tikrit

Saddam Hussein’s tomb destroyed amid fighting… but his body might not be there

The tomb was levelled during heaving fighting for Tikrit.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are ministers’ St Patrick’s Day trips worth the money they cost? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are ministers’ St Patrick’s Day trips worth the money they cost?

More than €700,000 was spent between 2011 and 2014 sending ministers on trips for the national holiday. How do you feel about it?

# united-states - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Police in Ferguson made a racist comment about Barack Obama Endemic Racism

Police in Ferguson made a racist comment about Barack Obama

Extracts into a Justice Department report into the Missouri police force have been leaked.

# united-states - Monday 2 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Thieves make off with A LOT of gold in armed attack on a security van United States

Thieves make off with A LOT of gold in armed attack on a security van

It’s like Die Hard with a Vengeance. Kinda.

# united-states - Friday 27 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Someone put it on a trailer and drove off’: An entire house was stolen in Oregon
From TheJournal.ie Seven people shot dead in shooting rampage in small US town Missouri

Seven people shot dead in shooting rampage in small US town

The gunman also died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

# united-states - Thursday 26 February, 2015

From The42 Rory McIlroy says US Ryder Cup taskforce is ‘overdoing it’ Shots Fired
From TheJournal.ie An ‘America’s Next Top Model’ contestant has been killed in a triple murder United States

An ‘America’s Next Top Model’ contestant has been killed in a triple murder

Mirijana Puhar was killed along with two others in North Carolina on Tuesday.

# united-states - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Weed is now legal in another US state Green Light

Weed is now legal in another US state

Alaska joins Colorado and Washington State in the cannabis club.

# united-states - Thursday 19 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Potent drug brings us closer than ever to a HIV vaccine Groundbreaking

Potent drug brings us closer than ever to a HIV vaccine

The drug candidate has been shows to stop every strain of HIV.

# united-states - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Mother’s plea to thieves who stole her baby boy’s ashes but left the box storing them Left Behind

# united-states - Monday 16 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A scorpion sneaked onto a US flight and stung a passenger Scorpion On A Plane

A scorpion sneaked onto a US flight and stung a passenger

The flight was then delayed for an hour while flight attendants made sure there were no other stowaways in the cabin.

# united-states - Monday 9 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Teenager (16) charged with murder after ‘sending Snapchat selfie with body’ Pennsylvania

Teenager (16) charged with murder after ‘sending Snapchat selfie with body’

A parent of one of the recipients passed a screenshot on to police.

# united-states - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Pilot taking selfies ‘likely factor’ in fatal plane crash Denver

Pilot taking selfies ‘likely factor’ in fatal plane crash

The pilot and only passenger died in the crash last year.

# united-states - Monday 2 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Six more weeks of winter? Groundhogs differ on forecasts Groundhog Day

Six more weeks of winter? Groundhogs differ on forecasts

Punxsutawney Phil, generally considered the most reputable groundhog, is predicting more wintery conditions.

# united-states - Saturday 31 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie You might be related to one of these esteemed looking gentlemen Look Familiar?

You might be related to one of these esteemed looking gentlemen

Refinement is easier to pull off in black and white.

# united-states - Friday 23 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Someone in Florida keeps slashing pelicans’ pouches so they starve Cruel

Someone in Florida keeps slashing pelicans’ pouches so they starve

“They have a slow and agonising death until they starve to death.”

# united-states - Sunday 18 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Teen couple arrested after alleged crime spree across United States Florida

Teen couple arrested after alleged crime spree across United States

The pair, aged 18 and 13, had eluded the police in as many as five states.

# united-states - Friday 16 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Don’t panic, World War III hasn’t actually started Hacked

Don’t panic, World War III hasn’t actually started

Hackers used Twitter accounts of major news organisations to claim the US and China were firing missiles at one another. They’re definitely not.

# united-states - Saturday 10 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Department looks at options for lifting ban on gay men donating blood Blood

Department looks at options for lifting ban on gay men donating blood

A policy paper being examined sets out options including a total removal of the ban and a time deferral on donation.

# united-states - Friday 9 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Moving on: US welcomes release of 53 political prisoners in Cuba Havana

Moving on: US welcomes release of 53 political prisoners in Cuba

it’s part of the moves to normalise ties between the two countries.

# united-states - Thursday 8 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Father faces murder charge after daughter (5) thrown off a bridge Florida

Father faces murder charge after daughter (5) thrown off a bridge

A police officer who had pulled the man over witnessed the incident.

# united-states - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie US asks Poland to extradite director Polanski over rape of 13-year-old Courts

US asks Poland to extradite director Polanski over rape of 13-year-old

Polanski pleaded guilty to the 1977 rape, but left the US before he was sentenced.

# united-states - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie New centenarians: 407 Irish people celebrated their 100th birthday in 2014 Aged 100

# united-states - Monday 5 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Suspected Al-Qaeda leader dies in US just days ahead of trial Embassy Bombings

Suspected Al-Qaeda leader dies in US just days ahead of trial

He was accused of being involved in the bombings of US embassies in Africa in 1998.

From TheJournal.ie Newborn baby girl taken from her home after a shooting found dead in a bin California

Newborn baby girl taken from her home after a shooting found dead in a bin

The body of the 3-week-old girl was discovered behind a row of shops.

From TheJournal.ie ‘No record’ of meeting between Queen and alleged sex abuse victim Sex Slave

‘No record’ of meeting between Queen and alleged sex abuse victim

In a second, stronger statement on the issue, the Palace “emphatically denied” Prince Andrew had any form of sexual contact with the woman.

# united-states - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Decapitate him, burn him alive’: Islamic State supporters call for hostage’s death Twitter

‘Decapitate him, burn him alive’: Islamic State supporters call for hostage’s death

Moaz al-Kasasba was captured last week after his plane was reportedly shot down in Syria.

# united-states - Sunday 28 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Afghanistan war is officially over after 13 years – but nobody has told the insurgents Troop Withdrawal

The Afghanistan war is officially over after 13 years – but nobody has told the insurgents

About 3,500 foreign troops – mostly from the US – were killed during the $1 trillion campaign.

# united-states - Saturday 27 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Two cops helped to deliver a baby on a subway on Christmas Day Philadelphia This post contains videos

# united-states - Friday 26 December, 2014

From Business ETC UK has leapfrogged France as the 5th biggest economy because of drugs and prostitution Put On The Red Light

UK has leapfrogged France as the 5th biggest economy because of drugs and prostitution

And China will become the world’s biggest economic powerhouse within a decade, according to the CEBR.

# united-states - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Bad choices were made’: Clashes as police confirm black teenager shot dead near Ferguson Antonio Martin

‘Bad choices were made’: Clashes as police confirm black teenager shot dead near Ferguson

There are conflicting accounts of what happened prior to the shooting in the St Louis suburb of Berkeley.

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