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#United States

# united-states - Yesterday’s News

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.

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# 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.

From TheJournal.ie The police killings that have sparked racial tensions in the US this year Timeline

The police killings that have sparked racial tensions in the US this year

The shooting dead of Antonio Martin joins a growing list of similar incidents in the last six months.

From TheJournal.ie Gay men will be allowed give blood in the US… after abstaining from sex for a year HIV

Gay men will be allowed give blood in the US… after abstaining from sex for a year

The FDA said it made decision after reviewing scientific evidence in recent years.

# united-states - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Slow botched execution of Oklahoma murderer ruled constitutional by US court Clayton Lockett

Slow botched execution of Oklahoma murderer ruled constitutional by US court

Lawyers had argued that the execution of Clayton Lockett was “prolonged and agonising”

From TheJournal.ie North Korea’s internet was down for over nine hours last night Sony Hack

North Korea’s internet was down for over nine hours last night

It was not clear who or what had shut down Pyongyang’s web connections.

# united-states - Saturday 20 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie North Korea: ‘We had nothing to do with the Sony attack’ Proposal

North Korea: ‘We had nothing to do with the Sony attack’

Pyongyang warned the US of “grave consequences” if the proposal for the joint investigation was rejected.

# united-states - Friday 19 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Obama: ‘We will respond’ to North Korea hack The Interview

Obama: ‘We will respond’ to North Korea hack

Sony said it still plans to release The Interview… but in a different format.

# united-states - Thursday 18 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What’s the new deal between the US and Cuba? Cigar Diplomacy

Explainer: What’s the new deal between the US and Cuba?

Wondering what’s going on between the US and Cuba? Find out here…

# united-states - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Video shows terrifying scenes inside airplane forced to make emergency landing Extreme Turbulence

Video shows terrifying scenes inside airplane forced to make emergency landing

Passengers can be heard screaming and praying.

# united-states - Friday 12 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Grand Canyon filled with fog is simply magical looking Total Cloud Inversion

The Grand Canyon filled with fog is simply magical looking

The phenomenon on show is a what’s called a total cloud inversion.

From TheJournal.ie US avoids West Wing-style shutdown as House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill Phew

US avoids West Wing-style shutdown as House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

The late night vote followed a long day of arm-twisting by the White House as dozens of Democrats revolted over parts of the bill.

# united-states - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie US (finally) releases details of the CIA’s interrogation of terror suspects after 9/11 Interrogation

US (finally) releases details of the CIA’s interrogation of terror suspects after 9/11

The report is expected to be a damning indictment of a secret program under the administration of former president George W Bush to question dozens of detainees.

# united-states - Sunday 30 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why cold weather doesn’t mean global warming isn’t real Climate Change

Here’s why cold weather doesn’t mean global warming isn’t real

If it’s so cold and there’s a dangerous amount of snow, then how could the Earth possibly be warming?

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