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# us - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 911 caller told to “deal with it yourself” after teenage friend shot New Mexico This post contains videos

911 caller told to “deal with it yourself” after teenage friend shot

The victim later died and the dispatcher has resigned.

# us - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A Florida man has been jailed for killing a family of ducklings with his lawnmower Run Over

A Florida man has been jailed for killing a family of ducklings with his lawnmower

Jason Falbo plead guilty to animal cruelty charges.

# us - Monday 27 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie “Gun-free zones are a bad idea” : After cinema shooting, Rick Perry wants guns in cinemas Open Carry This post contains videos

“Gun-free zones are a bad idea” : After cinema shooting, Rick Perry wants guns in cinemas

The presidential candidate is a consistent advocate of gun rights.

# us - Saturday 25 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Man found dead in car was “alien-human hybrid” who had 1,200 guns Los Angeles

# us - Friday 24 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 35 militants believed dead as Turkey gets very, very aggressive towards Islamic State Just Got Real

35 militants believed dead as Turkey gets very, very aggressive towards Islamic State

The eastern European country, which borders Syria, has finally entered the fray.

# us - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The Texas woman who died in a jail cell was threatened with a Taser by police Dashcam This post contains videos

The Texas woman who died in a jail cell was threatened with a Taser by police

Questions remain over whether or not the arrest video was edited.

# us - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Dramatic video shows toddler rescued from scorching hot car Kansas

Dramatic video shows toddler rescued from scorching hot car

The two-year-old was saved from the car in temperatures of 101 degrees Fahrenheit.

# us - Monday 20 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Grooveshark co-founder Josh Greenberg found dead, aged 28 Music Streaming

Grooveshark co-founder Josh Greenberg found dead, aged 28

The streaming service recently closed, under threat of having to pay crushing financial penalties to record labels.

# us - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Judge declares mistrial after murder suspect punches his own lawyer in the face Below The Belt

# us - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Officers high-five as the US’s most wanted man is calmly arrested by small-town cops Charleston This post contains videos

Watch: Officers high-five as the US’s most wanted man is calmly arrested by small-town cops

Dylann Roof was arrested the morning after the Charleston shootings.

# us - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘They had legs ripped off … faces missing’: An eye witness recalls the horror of Okinawa 70th Anniversary

‘They had legs ripped off … faces missing’: An eye witness recalls the horror of Okinawa

“We simply had no idea what to do. I was 17. We all thought we would be back at school in a week.”

# us - Monday 22 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama used the n-word while discussing racism Straight Talking This post contains videos

Barack Obama used the n-word while discussing racism

The US President was speaking on a comedian’s podcast.

# us - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Rachel Dolezal faces media storm and insists “I identify as black” Transracial

Rachel Dolezal faces media storm and insists “I identify as black”

She has also said the she ‘never had a DNA test’.

From TheJournal.ie A woman called the cops to report a drug deal gone wrong (you can imagine what happened) Florida

A woman called the cops to report a drug deal gone wrong (you can imagine what happened)

Yes, she’s facing charges for drug possession.

# us - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Hispanics along the US-Canada border say they’re being stopped because of their skin colour Stop And Search

Hispanics along the US-Canada border say they’re being stopped because of their skin colour

They say that they’re being stopped because of racial profiling.

# us - Monday 15 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Nightmarish’ scene as two teens lose limbs in nearby shark attacks East Coast This post contains videos

‘Nightmarish’ scene as two teens lose limbs in nearby shark attacks

The attacks happened in the same North Carolina town.

# us - Thursday 11 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie We believe fears about the TTIP are unfounded – we need to break down barriers to business Opinion

We believe fears about the TTIP are unfounded – we need to break down barriers to business

Much of the focus about the trade deal has been on big business, but little attention has been paid to SMEs and how they would benefit from it.

# us - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Texas cop who drew gun and wrestled bikini-clad teen girl at pool party resigns Mckinney

Texas cop who drew gun and wrestled bikini-clad teen girl at pool party resigns

Eric Casebolt was not pressured to leave according to the McKinney police chief.

# us - Monday 8 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie New York puts bounty on the heads of two escaped murderers after “Shawshank” style breakout Manhunt

New York puts bounty on the heads of two escaped murderers after “Shawshank” style breakout

David Sweat and Richard Matt cut through steel walls to make their getaway.

# us - Sunday 7 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Corporations could start suing governments for ‘barriers’ to profit – will you accept this? Opinion

Corporations could start suing governments for ‘barriers’ to profit – will you accept this?

Some of those ‘barriers’ could include labour rights, food safety rules, regulations on the use of toxic chemicals, digital privacy laws and even new banking safeguards.

# us - Saturday 6 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: A Hollywood producer is building the largest mansion in US history It's Epic

Pictures: A Hollywood producer is building the largest mansion in US history

Yours for $500 million. Take a look…

# us - Friday 5 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A remote US island has struck a blow for marriage equality in the Pacific Drop In The Ocean

A remote US island has struck a blow for marriage equality in the Pacific

Guam has struck down a ban on same-sex marriage.

From TheJournal.ie This man has just had the world’s first skull transplant Noggin This post contains videos

This man has just had the world’s first skull transplant

For good measure, Jim Boysen also got a new kidney and pancreas.

# us - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Flying to the States? Be wary – US airport security is worryingly awful… Insecure Much This post contains videos

Flying to the States? Be wary – US airport security is worryingly awful…

A recent internal investigation found US security procedures failing routine weapons security tests in 96% of cases.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Terrorism suspect’ lunged at police with a knife before they shot him dead Police Shooting This post contains videos

‘Terrorism suspect’ lunged at police with a knife before they shot him dead

Usaama Rahim’s brother says he was shot in the back.

# us - Monday 1 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Student admits killing his mother with a baseball bat in row over college grades Alabama

Student admits killing his mother with a baseball bat in row over college grades

Tyler Blansit called the police after the fight on Friday.

# us - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge This ‘sexist’ statue on a college campus has become a big talking point on Twitter Mansplaining

# us - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 16 now dead, and 40 missing, as extreme flooding continues to batter US-Mexico border US

16 now dead, and 40 missing, as extreme flooding continues to batter US-Mexico border

In Texas, 12 people were reported missing after the holiday home they were staying in was swept away by rushing floodwaters.

From TheJournal.ie Mystery surrounds case of woman found pushing her dead son on park swings Maryland

Mystery surrounds case of woman found pushing her dead son on park swings

Toxicology tests are being carried out on the child.

# us - Friday 22 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 1,080-calorie hotdog-burger (with crisps) will ‘appeal to US patriotic spirit’ Only In America

1,080-calorie hotdog-burger (with crisps) will ‘appeal to US patriotic spirit’

Jimmy Kimmel said the burger was “like eating a petting zoo”.

# us - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie US prostitute jailed after killing Google executive with heroin on his yacht Call Girl Killer

US prostitute jailed after killing Google executive with heroin on his yacht

Alix Tichelman pleaded guilty to manslaughter and will serve six years.

# us - Monday 18 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Police charge 170 after ‘gruesome’ shootout between biker gangs Waco This post contains videos

Police charge 170 after ‘gruesome’ shootout between biker gangs

Nine people died and 18 were wounded in the incident.

# us - Friday 15 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Philadelphia train deliberately sped up prior to crash Train Crash

Philadelphia train deliberately sped up prior to crash

Attention has now turned to the train’s engineer Brandon Bostian. The Amtrak train was travelling at 100mph on a curve when the accident occurred.

# us - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Paramedic proposes to the woman he helped save after domestic violence attack Engaged

Paramedic proposes to the woman he helped save after domestic violence attack

Melissa’s ex-boyfriend attacked her, and Cameron helped her in her recovery.

Things are looking seriously rosy for the EU right now

Or for its economy at any rate. The union has outstripped growth in both the US and the UK for the start of 2015

# us - Sunday 10 May, 2015

From The42 Irishman McWilliams bringing Ivy League’s Yale to new levels Irish Abroad

Irishman McWilliams bringing Ivy League’s Yale to new levels

The former Ireland Women’s assistant coach is enjoying life in the States.

# us - Friday 8 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Alert after FBI warns that extremists could attack troops or police Islamist

Alert after FBI warns that extremists could attack troops or police

Security has been upped at US military bases.

# us - Thursday 7 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Are there secret plans in place to ‘spirit’ Aisling Brady McCarthy out of America? Boston

Are there secret plans in place to ‘spirit’ Aisling Brady McCarthy out of America?

The prosecutors of McCarthy’s trial have claimed that such plans exist.

# us - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State militants say they’ve struck the US for the first time Texas Shooting This post contains videos

Islamic State militants say they’ve struck the US for the first time

The group says the US will see ‘the soldiers of the Islamic State do terrible things’.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who tweeted ’2 drunk 2 care’ before killing two friends in car crash gets 24 years Pothead Princess This post contains videos

Woman who tweeted ’2 drunk 2 care’ before killing two friends in car crash gets 24 years

Kayla Mendoza drove the wrong way down a motorway at 154 km/h.

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