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# usa - Yesterday’s News

Use cannabis from time to time? Even casual use can alter your brain, a new study says

The study is the first to focus on possible brain effects among recreational users.

# usa - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Column: One year on, we remember the lives lost and forever altered by the Boston bombings

It is unfortunate that, sometimes, it takes a tragedy of this magnitude to vitiate differences and to remind us of our common humanity, writes Larry Donnelly.

# usa - Thursday 10 April, 2014

FBI adds ‘family annihilator’ to Ten Most Wanted list

Investigators say the man brutally murdered his wife, mother and three sons at their home in Maryland almost 40 years ago.

# usa - Monday 7 April, 2014

# usa - Thursday 3 April, 2014

US denies it created Twitter-style app to stir Cuban unrest

The White House insists it was part of a “development assistance” scheme to allow Cubans to “talk freely among themselves”.

Mass shooting at US base Fort Hood: 14 wounded, gunman reported killed

The Texas base was the scene of a deadly shooting rampage in 2009.

# usa - Thursday 27 March, 2014

WATCH: Helicopter rescues four-year-old boy from Washington mudslide

The death toll today reached 25, with over 90 more people missing.

Column: ‘With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying’

As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow became a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her harrowing testimony is a continuing reminder of the importance of nuclear disarmament, writes Jamie Walsh.

# usa - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

NASA satellite captures photo of Washington mudslide

Ten more bodies have been found today, authorities confirmed.

# usa - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Fatal US mudslide: Five questions families want answered

The number of people missing has fluctuated wildly from 18 to 176.

# usa - Monday 24 March, 2014

Up to 108 people on missing list after US mudslide Searching This post contains images

Up to 108 people on missing list after US mudslide

At least eight people have been killed in the mudslide that happened on Saturday in a rural area near Seattle.

# usa - Sunday 23 March, 2014

“The aim of Putin is not Crimea but all of Ukraine”: Kiev fears Russia ready to attack

The country’s interim leaders say they fear an imminent invasion, following the fall of their last airbase in Crimea.

From The Score VIDEO: Robbie Keane scored a classy goal for LA Galaxy last night Too Good

VIDEO: Robbie Keane scored a classy goal for LA Galaxy last night

The Ireland international is continuing to exert his influence on the MLS.

# usa - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Column: The day I had to prove I was Irish – and failed

Both my parents are Irish, I live in Ireland and I hold an Irish passport. But that wasn’t enough when I was called interview for America’s coveted ‘greencard lottery’, writes Stephen Collins.

# usa - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law tells court he did not plot to kill Americans

Abu Ghaith is most famous for appearing in a video with bin Laden the day after the 9/11 attacks.

# usa - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Russia isolated as China abstains from UN vote on Crimea

Moscow has vetoed a resolution criticising tomorrow’s succession referendum in Crimea. China, which often backs Russia, abstained from the UN vote.

Column: In Irish America, there’s far more to the celebration of St Patrick’s Day than parades

Boston native Larry Donnelly takes a look at the most prominent elements of 2014’s weekend-long celebrations in America’s most Irish city, and how they compare with what’s happening here.

# usa - Friday 14 March, 2014

Sinn Féin: ‘Undocumented Irish in US just want to live a full life paying their taxes’

Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald held meetings with US politicians at Capitol Hill in Washington DC on the issue.

# usa - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

New blood test could predict onset of Alzheimer’s

US researchers have developed a prototype test which can indicate whether a person will develop the disease.

# usa - Monday 10 March, 2014

Column: What does it mean to be an Irish American today?

It’s not a political bond or a business bond that binds Ireland and the US – it’s a bond between people, writes Sean Dunne.

# usa - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about Frank Flannery, International Women’s Day and the missing Malaysian Airline plane.

Obama calls European leaders over Ukraine crisis

The new measures will ‘noticeably affect relations between the international community and Russia’.

Mardi Gras in New Orleans a century ago was still a wild party

Give or take a few strings of beads.

Gunfire keeps monitors from Crimea as Russia ups threats

The OSCE said earlier today that its monitors would try again to enter the Ukrainian region of Crimea.

Column: A tribute to Margaret Hinchey, one of Ireland’s most remarkable daughters

Irish immigrant, suffragette and labour leader Margaret Hinchey resisted a society which treated her as a should-be-mother first, a woman second and as a human last, writes Liam Hogan.

# usa - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Someone stole an entire toilet from a hotel room without being noticed Oh Crap

Someone stole an entire toilet from a hotel room without being noticed

How did they get it through reception?

From The Daily Edge Diet Coke’s new ad campaign makes a REALLY unfortunate drug reference On Coke

Diet Coke’s new ad campaign makes a REALLY unfortunate drug reference

New ads have been turning heads in New York all week.

# usa - Monday 3 March, 2014

‘A clear violation of sovereignty’: G7 leaders condemn Russian troop build-up

Russia’s partners in the G8 have condemned Moscow’s military escalation and cancelled their participation in preparations for the group’s summit in Sochi this June.

# usa - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Russia approves use of military in Ukraine

British Foreign Secretary William Hague condemned the decision stating that it is potentially grave threat to the sovereignty.

Putin seeks parliament approval for the use of Russian troops in Ukraine

In a statement he requested that Russian armed forces be used on Ukrainian territory ‘until the normalisation of the political situation’.

# usa - Saturday 22 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge ‘Loser Keeps Bieber’ bet on Olympic hockey game goes hilariously wrong Worst Bet Ever

‘Loser Keeps Bieber’ bet on Olympic hockey game goes hilariously wrong

This amazing billboard really sums it all up.

# usa - Friday 21 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Liam Neeson gives emotional interview about wife Natasha Richardson’s death Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson gives emotional interview about wife Natasha Richardson’s death

The actor spoke about his wife’s passing during an interview with CBS’s Anderson Cooper.

Obama to meet the Dalai Lama today despite stern warning from China

The meeting was only announced late last night and is being held behind closed doors.

# usa - Thursday 20 February, 2014

US warns of possible shoe bomb terror threat

The Department of Homeland Security has urged airlines to pay extra attention to flights from overseas into the US.

# usa - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Cuba makes Hemingway bills, letters and recipes available to USA

The Nobel Prize-winning author spent more than two decades living in Cuba.

At least seven killed during fresh wave of violence in Kiev

The incident has been condemned by the USA, EU and NATO.

# usa - Monday 17 February, 2014

From The Score Blackpool trialist Freddy Adu on being a Football Manager legend Teen Prodigy

Blackpool trialist Freddy Adu on being a Football Manager legend

The former American wonderkid is up there with greats such as Tonton Zola Moukoko and Cherno Samba.

From The Daily Edge Man calls 911 because his wife got stuck in her jacket Zip It

Man calls 911 because his wife got stuck in her jacket

He didn’t want to ruin the coat by attempting to cut her out of it.

# usa - Sunday 16 February, 2014

From The Score Eddie O’Sullivan set for involvement with ‘American Prototype Team’ All-American

Eddie O’Sullivan set for involvement with ‘American Prototype Team’

The former Ireland head coach could take charge of a team selected on the basis of a rugby combine in the US.

# usa - Friday 14 February, 2014

Voter-mandated same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

Virginia has become the first state in the south of the US to overturn a public prohibition of same-sex marriage.

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