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# united-states - Thursday 4 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The only wild jaguar in the United States has been caught on camera Big Cat This post contains videos

The only wild jaguar in the United States has been caught on camera

He’s called ‘El Jefe’, ‘The Boss’.

# united-states - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Clinton narrowly edges out Sanders to win Iowa Democratic caucuses Presidential Election

Clinton narrowly edges out Sanders to win Iowa Democratic caucuses

The race has been called the closest in Democratic caucus history.

# united-states - Monday 18 January, 2016

From The42 US basketball team name 30-man list for Rio Olympics roster and it’s ridiculously talented Star Studded

US basketball team name 30-man list for Rio Olympics roster and it’s ridiculously talented

LeBron James and Steph Curry are among the finalists but there’s no Kobe Byrant.

# united-states - Thursday 14 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie US town hit by water crisis after supply switched to save money Legionnaires

US town hit by water crisis after supply switched to save money

Local officials first declared a public health emergency in October in response to tests that showed children with elevated levels of lead.

# united-states - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Ten US sailors detained after their boats drifted into Iranian waters Farsi Island

Ten US sailors detained after their boats drifted into Iranian waters

Tehran said the crew and vessels will be returned safely and promptly.

From TheJournal.ie David Drumm has bail rejected ahead of hearing to send him back to Ireland Staying Put

David Drumm has bail rejected ahead of hearing to send him back to Ireland

The former Anglo boss has had his latest appeal for bail rejected.

# united-states - Sunday 10 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie US reacts to North Korea’s nuclear test with bomber plane flyover Show Of Force

US reacts to North Korea’s nuclear test with bomber plane flyover

The mission was conducted “in response to recent provocative action by North Korea”, US Forces Korea said in a statement.

# united-states - Monday 4 January, 2016

From Business ETC The United States is suing Volkswagen over the emissions scandal Diesel Engines

The United States is suing Volkswagen over the emissions scandal

The civil complaint against the German automaker was filed on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why are a group of gun-carrying ranchers staging a siege on government property? Oregon

Explainer: Why are a group of gun-carrying ranchers staging a siege on government property?

Protesters in Oregon claim to be fighting the cause of two men who have been charged with arson on government property.

# united-states - Sunday 27 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This chart shows the cost of fighting Islamic State compared to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan The Cost Of War

This chart shows the cost of fighting Islamic State compared to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

The Iraqi war has cost the US in the region of $1.64 billion.

# united-states - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Seven-year-old girl calls 911 because she touched the Elf on the Shelf Emergency

Seven-year-old girl calls 911 because she touched the Elf on the Shelf

Touching him makes the magic of Christmas go away.

# united-states - Monday 21 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Monday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

A car crash in Galway, a pay rise for workers and a fight over a radio station… all the day’s big stories.

# united-states - Friday 18 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Schools shut down in Virginia district after outrage over Islamic calligraphy lesson Virginia

Schools shut down in Virginia district after outrage over Islamic calligraphy lesson

An assignment given to students in one school involved copying a Muslim statement of faith in Arabic.

# united-states - Thursday 17 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Man charged with assault after choking a woman for reclining her seat on an airplane United States

Man charged with assault after choking a woman for reclining her seat on an airplane

Lawrence Wells, 54, faces up to 10 years in prison.

# united-states - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Canadian pastor sentenced to life in prison in North Korea International Incident

Canadian pastor sentenced to life in prison in North Korea

Hyeon Soo Lim was accused of running an anti-North Korea human rights ‘racket’.

# united-states - Monday 14 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Rubber balls found in eye-sockets of severed head in US Pennsylvania

Rubber balls found in eye-sockets of severed head in US

The embalmed head of a woman was found by a boy walking through the woods in Pennsylvania.

# united-states - Saturday 12 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie People with black-sounding names have a harder time finding rooms on AirBnB, research shows Discrimination

People with black-sounding names have a harder time finding rooms on AirBnB, research shows

Profiles using names like Kristen and Brad had an easier time booking accommodation than profiles using names like Tamika and Jamal.

# united-states - Friday 11 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Concerns for Irish citizens as US visa waiver may be abolished Esta

Concerns for Irish citizens as US visa waiver may be abolished

An immigration expert has warned that entering the US could become a lot more difficult.

# united-states - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This homeless man has just won €450,000 on a scratchcard Take A Break

This homeless man has just won €450,000 on a scratchcard

He had been staying at a homeless shelter in Aspen, Colorado.

# united-states - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Suspected burglar killed by alligator ‘while hiding from police’ Florida

Suspected burglar killed by alligator ‘while hiding from police’

Matthew Riggins was found with injuries that were consistent with an alligator attack.

# united-states - Sunday 6 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie US couple found guilty of kidnapping daughters, forcing them to defecate in closets Arizona

US couple found guilty of kidnapping daughters, forcing them to defecate in closets

After this trial is over, they will be tried in Pinal County, where the family lived for several years and where similar crimes are believed to have been committed.

# united-states - Saturday 5 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Parole hearing brings back dark memories of the notorious “San Francisco witch killers” California Nightmares

Parole hearing brings back dark memories of the notorious “San Francisco witch killers”

In the early 1980s, Suzan and Michael Carson went on a religious, drug-fuelled mission to rid the world of “witches” in California.

# united-states - Friday 4 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie American school builds insane 67-foot Singing Christmas Tree made of 275 children Fa La La La Laaaaaaaaa
From TheJournal.ie US officials say San Bernardino gunman had been in contact with terror suspects Syed Farook

US officials say San Bernardino gunman had been in contact with terror suspects

However, these were not “significant players” according to the FBI, but were still under scrutiny.

# united-states - Thursday 3 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Women are now able to fight on the US military’s frontline In Combat

Women are now able to fight on the US military’s frontline

This has ended centuries of men-only tradition.

# united-states - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie US politician has a plan for immigrant criminals who re-enter illegally: Execute them Mark Chelgren

US politician has a plan for immigrant criminals who re-enter illegally: Execute them

One local political leader called the comments “vile, hateful and downright deplorable.”

# united-states - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Penneys has just opened up another major store in the US Living In America

Penneys has just opened up another major store in the US

The branch has opened its doors in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

From TheJournal.ie Trial of man accused of killing two Irish peacekeepers begins, but is immediately delayed Mahmoud Bazzi

Trial of man accused of killing two Irish peacekeepers begins, but is immediately delayed

The military tribunal heard from former Private John O’Mahony.

# united-states - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Brussels to stay on lockdown for a week as PM says attack threat still “imminent” Terror Alert

Brussels to stay on lockdown for a week as PM says attack threat still “imminent”

The US State Department said information suggests attacks are planned in multiple regions.

# united-states - Monday 23 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie At least 16 injured in shooting at New Orleans playground United States

At least 16 injured in shooting at New Orleans playground

As many as 500 people were in the park at the time.

# united-states - Friday 20 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle sentenced to 15 years Sex Crimes

Ex-Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle sentenced to 15 years

Fogle was given the sentence for having sex with minors and possessing child pornography.

From TheJournal.ie Mormonism is taking a lot of heat for its attitude towards gay rights Utah

Mormonism is taking a lot of heat for its attitude towards gay rights

The church declared that the children of gay couples cannot be blessed or baptised until they turn 18.

# united-states - Thursday 19 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Triple child killer who murdered his daughter in petrol-filled house fire is executed Put To Death

Triple child killer who murdered his daughter in petrol-filled house fire is executed

Raphael Holiday killed his 18-month-old daughter and her two half-sisters in Texas.

# united-states - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Man on death row barred from having a six-pack of beer with his last meal Georgia

Man on death row barred from having a six-pack of beer with his last meal

“His request was declined as alcohol is a contraband item…”

# united-states - Saturday 14 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This wall is having 20 years’ worth of chewing gum power hosed off of it Seattle

This wall is having 20 years’ worth of chewing gum power hosed off of it

The gum wall is considered something of a landmark in Seattle.

# united-states - Thursday 12 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Millions of Americans could be banned from smoking in their own homes Public Housing

Millions of Americans could be banned from smoking in their own homes

And anyone who doesn’t comply could be evicted.

# united-states - Monday 9 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Boy with autism saves his classmate with Heimlich manoeuvre he learned on SpongeBob Take A Break

Boy with autism saves his classmate with Heimlich manoeuvre he learned on SpongeBob

His classmate had been choking on a piece of apple.

# united-states - Friday 6 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Netanyahu’s new PR director: ‘John Kerry has the mental age of a 12-year-old’ Israel

Netanyahu’s new PR director: ‘John Kerry has the mental age of a 12-year-old’

It is reported that Netanyahu described the comments as unacceptable.

# united-states - Thursday 5 November, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This same-sex couple want to get married… but are already father and son United States

This same-sex couple want to get married… but are already father and son

It comes down to a snag with the adoption laws.

From TheJournal.ie Boy who disappeared 13 years ago finally found after he applied for college Ohio

Boy who disappeared 13 years ago finally found after he applied for college

Julian Hernandez’s mother reported him missing after his father left a note saying he took him.

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