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#USA

# usa - Sunday 19 April, 2015

This is what Lincoln had in his pocket when he was assassinated

This week marked 150 years since the president was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre.

# usa - Saturday 18 April, 2015

Natasha McShane making “remarkable” progress five years after vicious attack

Her attacker was sentenced to 90 years in prison.

# usa - Friday 17 April, 2015

Russia bans Tom Hardy movie as it casts the country as ‘a sort of Mordor’

The Russian culture minister said ‘Child 44′ painted the population as “sub-human”.

# usa - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

The Irish are among the most free people in the world

The Irish are among the most free people in the world

When it comes to travel visas anyway. Not all nations have it so easy though…

A marijuana delivery service just secured a big investment… from Snoop Dogg

Yep… he’s a venture capitalist now.

# usa - Monday 13 April, 2015

LA hit by earthquake but some thought it was just their noisy neighbours

The quake hit in the early hours of this morning.

# usa - Saturday 11 April, 2015

“I don’t think he ever met an enemy”: Man shot by police officer is laid to rest

A video of the shooting sparked outrage.

# usa - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

“It’s not all about where you came from in Ireland, it’s about where you live now!”

The final episode of the TG4 documentary series airs tonight.

# usa - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

The world’s oldest woman has died…

Gertrude Weaver had only attained the accolade five days ago.

The lyrics to one of the world’s most famous songs have been sold (along with its secrets)

Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’ manuscript has gone for $1.2 million.

# usa - Saturday 4 April, 2015

An Irishman in America: The mixed emotions of making a new home

The moments of regret have been few and far between since my move to the States, but I still think about what it means to be ‘Irish’ in a new land.

# usa - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Robin Williams’ family fight over his Oscar – but don’t want to go to court

The dispute centres on objects related to the actor’s career, such as his 1998 Oscar.

Man killed by headstone as he tended to mother’s grave

The granite headstone weighed 140 to 180 kilos.

# usa - Monday 30 March, 2015

One dead after attack by two men “disguised as women” on NSA headquarters USA

One dead after attack by two men “disguised as women” on NSA headquarters

One person was shot dead after driving an SUV into the agency’s building.

# usa - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Mother arrested after bodies of a young boy and teenage girl found in home freezer

The two children were found in a plastic bag.

# usa - Thursday 19 March, 2015

9/11 victim identified nearly 14 years on from attack

Matthew David Yarnell was aged 26 when he died.

# usa - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

One dead and five wounded in shooting attacks in US suburb

The suspect – a bald, white man in his 40s – is still at large.

# usa - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

The Secret Service want to build a mock-up of the White House

It said it would help them train better for security breaches.

# usa - Monday 16 March, 2015

A stolen police golf cart and naked swimming: St Patrick’s Day arrests in the US

There was a mass brawl in Syracuse, but everywhere else went well.

# usa - Friday 13 March, 2015

Why Ferguson is on a knife-edge again

US president Barack Obama has described the shooting of two police officers as an ‘ambush’.

# usa - Saturday 28 February, 2015

As a practising Catholic, I didn’t always support same sex marriage – but I do now

Two things happened that changed my mind…

# usa - Friday 27 February, 2015

Bill Cosby asks judge to dismiss 3 accusers’ defamation suit

The women, all of whom have stepped forward in recent years, say Cosby’s representatives publicly branded them as liars.

# usa - Thursday 26 February, 2015

World stops for a moment to watch two llamas on the run Llamawatch

World stops for a moment to watch two llamas on the run

There’s nothing we like more than a live chase…

# usa - Monday 23 February, 2015

Conjoined twins successfully separated after 24 hour surgery

Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata underwent the surgery in Texas Children’s Hospital.

# usa - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Parents arrested after 7-week-old baby dies of starvation

Prosecutors allege Data Toria Hancock was not given adequate food and medical care.

Blast at California refinery injures four people

The facility’s flare system was triggered to burn off fuel that could add to the fire.

Police officer pleads not guilty to slamming a grandfather into the ground, paralysing him

The officer has pleaded not guilty to assault.

# usa - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Man creates black ice using buckets of water to mask drink driving crash

Police said it took a half-ton of salt to melt the ice and make the road passable.

# usa - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Students given ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ word puzzle in class

Words such as “spanking” “handcuffs” and “bondage” were just some of the words included on the list.

# usa - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Irish man killed in hit-and-run incident in Florida USA

Irish man killed in hit-and-run incident in Florida

A man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

# usa - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Family of US hostage ‘hopeful’ she is alive despite IS claim she is dead

The US says it is skeptical and are investigating claims by Islamic State she was killed by an airstrike.

# usa - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Two brothers arrested over shooting of garda in New Orleans

Garda Brian Hanrahan was shot several times after refusing to hand over cash in an attempted mugging.

# usa - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Islamic State claims it has beheaded Japanese hostage

Both US and Japanese authorities are trying to verify the footage.

Opinion: Get used to ‘freak weather’ – that’s climate change, folks

Extreme weather like North America’s current ‘Snowmaggedon’ may be something we should learn to expect.

# usa - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

From Business ETC Thanks to falling oil prices, this is how much cheaper it is to get from A to B Road Trip

Thanks to falling oil prices, this is how much cheaper it is to get from A to B

You’re saving cash, but not as much as you might have expected.

# usa - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Here’s how the world’s most advanced missile-defence system works USA

# usa - Monday 19 January, 2015

This man escaped being trapped between two trucks

He was in his pick-up when it got stuck in a pile-up.

PICS: Defining moments of Martin Luther King Jr’s life

The Nobel Peace Prize winner died in 1968.

# usa - Friday 16 January, 2015

Opinion: This year’s Oscars were a decidedly white affair

The Academy’s (94% white) voters indisputably snubbed creative talent by non-white actors and directors this year.

# usa - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Yosemite duo complete world’s most difficult climb… free-climbing (yikes)

A crowd of friends and well-wishers were waiting for them.

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