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Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Apple and Samsung decide to call a patent truce, but only outside the US

The two companies will continue to pursue existing cases that are taking place in US courts.

From The Daily Edge Drunk woman crashed car into fire station with python wrapped around her neck Alrighty Then

Tuesday 5 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 9-year-old boy stabbed in a playground dies from his injuries Michigan

9-year-old boy stabbed in a playground dies from his injuries

The 12-year-old boy who allegedly carried out the attack called the police and turned himself in.

From The Daily Edge Authorities investigating viral video of man kicking squirrel into the Grand Canyon Jackasses

Authorities investigating viral video of man kicking squirrel into the Grand Canyon

The shocking video emerged online over the weekend.

Monday 4 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Second case of ebola confirmed in Nigeria Outbreak

Second case of ebola confirmed in Nigeria

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country.

From The Daily Edge A 150-pound giant tortoise was found ‘on the run’ by US police Slow And Steady

A 150-pound giant tortoise was found ‘on the run’ by US police

His name is Clark. Clark the tortoise.

Saturday 2 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Southside Slayer’ who killed 14 women tells judge “I’ll be back” as he’s sentenced to death Serial Killer
From The Daily Edge Truck crash coats US highway in butter Road To Hell

Friday 1 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie President Bush is writing a biography of his dad, President Bush Keeping It In The Family

President Bush is writing a biography of his dad, President Bush

The book will be “heartfelt, intimate, and illuminating”. Bless.

Thursday 31 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Lucky escape after axe smashes through car window on dual carriageway Hatchet Job

Lucky escape after axe smashes through car window on dual carriageway

The car’s occupants are said to be ‘shook’.

Argentina burns bondholders for the second time in 13 years

The country’s Finance Minister hit out at what he called “vulture funds”.

Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Last crew member of atomic bomb plane Enola Gay dies aged 93 Enola Gay

Last crew member of atomic bomb plane Enola Gay dies aged 93

“I personally think there shouldn’t be any atomic bombs in the world — I’d like to see them all abolished.”

From TheJournal.ie Israel announces limited ‘humanitarian’ ceasefire Ceasefire

Israel announces limited ‘humanitarian’ ceasefire

IDF says the temporary cessation of violence “does not apply to areas where IDF soldiers are operating”.

From The Score Sam factor and bullying scandals prompt NFL teams to undergo sensitivity training Education

Sam factor and bullying scandals prompt NFL teams to undergo sensitivity training

Such guidance could be valuable for the St Louis Rams in particular.

Tuesday 29 July, 2014

From The Score ESPN suspends pundit Stephen A Smith for comments on abuse US Media

ESPN suspends pundit Stephen A Smith for comments on abuse

The TV star apologised for suggesting that women provoked domestic abuse.

From TheJournal.ie US Bill introduced to end NSA’s bulk collection of phone records Surveillance

US Bill introduced to end NSA’s bulk collection of phone records

If enacted, the legislation would be the most significant change in the wake of Edward Snowden’s information leaks.

Monday 28 July, 2014

US aviation authority threatens Southwest Airlines with $12m fine over safety concerns

The FAA says the fine relates to repairs made to Boeing 737 planes in Southwest Airlines’ fleet.

From The Daily Edge Fist bumps are the least infectious way to say hello It's Science

Fist bumps are the least infectious way to say hello

Forget hand shakes and high fives.

From TheJournal.ie Man killed as 13 hit by lightning on busy beach Los Angeles

Man killed as 13 hit by lightning on busy beach

The man was hit on the popular Venice Beach after being caught in a thunderstorm.

Saturday 26 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Baby girl dies after being left in hot car in 32 degree heat Kansas

Baby girl dies after being left in hot car in 32 degree heat

The foster parent who was looking after the child said he’d forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory.

From The Score The anti-Armstrong? Tour ‘boss’ Nibali unimpressed with comparisons to Lance Leader

The anti-Armstrong? Tour ‘boss’ Nibali unimpressed with comparisons to Lance

The Italian cyclist has combined racing smarts, skill at bike-handling, and powerful climbing.

From The Score WWE star choke holds robber, stops burglary from occurring Hero

WWE star choke holds robber, stops burglary from occurring

“I saw the guys running out the back. I chased them. I caught one of them.”

From The Daily Edge Game of Thrones announces new season five cast members Laughter Is Coming

Game of Thrones announces new season five cast members

Plus, there’s a new blooper reel.

Friday 25 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Toddler crashes jeep then runs home to watch cartoons Dinky And Driving
From TheJournal.ie Dutch government sending military police to protect MH17 crash site Ukraine

Dutch government sending military police to protect MH17 crash site

Dutch and Australian investigators were at the site today.

Thursday 24 July, 2014

From The Score Good news, Patriots fans… the Gronk is fit for training camp NFL

Good news, Patriots fans… the Gronk is fit for training camp

New England boss Bill Belichick says his best tight end is ready for road.

Facebook is raking it in as earnings soar to $2.9 billion

More users, more mobile apps, more ads = lots more money.

From TheJournal.ie At least 19 dead after train crashes into school bus in India India

At least 19 dead after train crashes into school bus in India

Some 18 children on their way to school have been confirmed dead so far.

Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 11 parents of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls have died since their abduction Taking A Toll

11 parents of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls have died since their abduction

One father reportedly died repeating his kidnapped daughters’ names.

From The Daily Edge Adele’s baby son wins damages over paparazzi photos Damages

Adele’s baby son wins damages over paparazzi photos

The one-year-old got a five-figure payout for the pictures of his ‘milestone moments’.

Tuesday 22 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Sweetest vandals ever smear cars with pastries and doughnuts DONUT BANDIT
From TheJournal.ie Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback Trouble

Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback

The ruling means many low and middle-income people could face price hikes.

Monday 21 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Prison changes uniform because Orange Is The New Black made jumpsuits ‘cool’ Oitnb
From The Daily Edge Woman arrested after posting selfies in a stolen dress Caught Rapid

Woman arrested after posting selfies in a stolen dress

Not the wisest move in history.

From TheJournal.ie 45 years ago, man walked on the moon – here’s how it was reported Moonwalker

45 years ago, man walked on the moon – here’s how it was reported

It was one small step for man, one giant leap for media coverage.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Expired’ beef and chicken supplied to McDonald’s and KFC in China Not Lovin' It

‘Expired’ beef and chicken supplied to McDonald’s and KFC in China

Both immediately stopped using meat from the supplier once the revelations emerged.

Friday 18 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Bill Clinton sought extra information on Bin Laden back in the 1990’s Bin Laden

Bill Clinton sought extra information on Bin Laden back in the 1990’s

Records released today from Bill’s years in the White House concern the August 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

Thursday 17 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge New species of water mite named after Jennifer Lopez Jenny From The Dock

New species of water mite named after Jennifer Lopez

It’s called the Litarachna lopezae and it was found near Puerto Rico. Cool.

From TheJournal.ie US will offer any assistance needed to determine what happened to flight MH17 Mh17

US will offer any assistance needed to determine what happened to flight MH17

Obama said his first priority was to determine whether there were any US citizens were on board.

From TheJournal.ie Comet-chasing probe sends back pics of ‘strange-looking potato’ formation Space Probe

Comet-chasing probe sends back pics of ‘strange-looking potato’ formation

The Rosetta probe is due to land on the comet in November – and its latest pictures suggest it is made of two distinct parts.