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# us - Monday 29 July, 2013
Most of the freed youths are young teenagers aged 13 to 16, said Ronald Hosko, assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division.
# us - Saturday 27 July, 2013
Lucy Johnson vanished from her home near Vancouver in Canada in 1961.
# us - Friday 26 July, 2013
The squirrel was trapped on 16 July and test results revealed on Tuesday that the plague bacteria was present.
# us - Friday 19 July, 2013
Obama has made his first comments on the Trayvon Martin case since George Zimmerman was acquitted last weekend of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in Martin’s death last year.
# us - Thursday 18 July, 2013
Detroit stopped making payments on some of its $18.5 billion of debt and obligations last month.
# us - Monday 15 July, 2013
The 52-year-old was already serving life in prison for the murder of his girlfriend when he bludgeoned a fellow prisoner to death in 1990.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that the aircraft contained no arms, ammunition or intelligence gathering equipment.
Meanwhile, President Obama has urged calm.
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# us - Saturday 13 July, 2013
“Sum Ting Wong,” “Wi Tu Lo,” “Ho Lee Fuk,” and “Bang Ding Ow” were not the pilots’ names…
The bill includes a ban on terminations starting at 20 weeks after conception and mandates that a doctor must be with a woman when she takes a pill to induce abortion.
# us - Wednesday 10 July, 2013
Daniel “El Loco” Barrera stands accused of having produced and distributed up to 400 tons of cocaine a year, illegally smuggling part of it into the United States.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in court for the first time since the April bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260.
# us - Tuesday 9 July, 2013
The 30-year-old, who leaked details of the US’ vast surveillance operation, has agreed to an offer of political asylum from Venezuela, a top pro-Kremlin lawmaker said in a tweet that was later deleted.
Two teenage Chinese girls were killed and more than 180 people injured when the flight skidded out of control and went on fire.
# us - Monday 8 July, 2013
Investigators are trying to determine what caused the crash of Flight 214 that killed two passengers Saturday at San Francisco International Airport over the weekend.
# us - Sunday 7 July, 2013
Two teenage girls, aged 16 and 17, on their way to summer camp in the US were killed after a passenger jet crashed at San Francisco airport yesterday.
# us - Saturday 6 July, 2013
Eight adults and two children have been confirmed as being critically injured into today’s crash landing at San Francisco International Airport.
Nicaragua and Venezuela have also offered asylum to the American – one days after denouncing the rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane over Europe amid reports that the fugitive was aboard.
# us - Monday 1 July, 2013
In a statement today the Commission said that the allegations that offices in Brussels and the United States were targeted, “demand full clarification”.
A Russian official has confirmed to AFP that the US whistleblower and fugitive has applied for political asylum.
The mother of two fell around 50 feet as she was being hoisted up towards the roof of the stage on a wire for a battle scene in the show.
“The EU is not going to attack the United States. Supposedly, China or the EU was doing this on the US…can you imagine what the blowout would be?” – Gay Mitchell, MEP
# us - Wednesday 26 June, 2013
Ahead of the 50th anniversary of John F Kennedy’s visit to Ireland, the Taoiseach described the relationship between Ireland and America as being one of “hope and history”.
# us - Tuesday 25 June, 2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the sooner Snowden selected his final destination the better for all.
# us - Monday 24 June, 2013
The former National Security Agency employee is reported to be heading for the Cuban capital of Havana before seeking asylum in Ecuador.
# us - Sunday 23 June, 2013
Snowden’s latest revelations show the NSA was hacking Chinese mobile phone companies to gather data from millions of text messages.
# us - Saturday 22 June, 2013
The former government contractor revealed that the NSA collects Americans’ phone records and internet data from US companies.
# us - Wednesday 19 June, 2013
The US President will use an open-air speech to propose a reduction in American and Russian warheads.
The Taliban’s decision to use the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan name on its new office in Qatar has prompted the ire of the Afghan government.
# us - Tuesday 18 June, 2013
The Griffin disappeared in 1679 – but now a beam has been found that may have been part of the ship.
# us - Monday 17 June, 2013
Taoiseach Enda Kenny will arrive in Fermanagh later today, where he is expected to hold talks with the US president.
# us - Friday 14 June, 2013
The MD of Lidl Ireland has been tasked with conducting an analysis of the market to see if entering it would be feasible.
James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, now 83, was captured in Santa Monica, California, in 2011.
# us - Tuesday 11 June, 2013
It is hoped the Senate will pass the bill, which provides a 13-year pathway to citizenship for the more than 11 million living illegally in the United States, by the July 4 break.
Booz Allen Hamilton confirmed in a statement that Edward Snowden’s employment with them had been “terminated”.
# us - Saturday 8 June, 2013
The killings began as a domestic violence incident with the gunman killing his father and brother.
# us - Friday 7 June, 2013
One alleged gunman has been taken into custody but police say there could be a second gunman still on the loose.
# us - Wednesday 5 June, 2013
A four-storey apartment building has collapsed onto a smaller structure in the US city of Philadelphia, killing one person and injuring 13 others.