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From TheJournal.ie Jared Lougner pleads not guilty to Arizona shooting charges Arizona

Jared Lougner pleads not guilty to Arizona shooting charges

22-year-old man charged with attempted assassination of Gabrielle Giffords back in court today.

From TheJournal.ie Gabrielle Giffords could make 100% recovery, say doctors Gabrielle Giffords

Gabrielle Giffords could make 100% recovery, say doctors

The Congresswoman shot in the brain 14 days ago is discharged from hospital – and should retain ALL her mental abilities.

From TheJournal.ie Giffords to be moved to Texas for physiotherapy Arizona

Giffords to be moved to Texas for physiotherapy

The wounded congresswoman will travel south for further treatment, after yesterday standing up for the first time.

From TheJournal.ie Gabrielle Giffords' husband thought his wife had died when he saw TV news Giffords

Gabrielle Giffords' husband thought his wife had died when he saw TV news

Family of shot Congresswoman heard erroneous early news reports as they rushed to her side on January 8.

From TheJournal.ie Palin defends claim of "blood libel" in Arizona aftermath Tuscon This post contains videos

Palin defends claim of "blood libel" in Arizona aftermath

The Republican frontrunner defends her choice of words, adamant she was “falsely accused of being an accessory to murder”.

From TheJournal.ie Arizona shooting victim Gabrielle Giffords' condition improves Arizona

Arizona shooting victim Gabrielle Giffords' condition improves

US Congresswoman recovering in hospital, as family of the shooting’s youngest victim say her organs have been donated to another child.

From TheJournal.ie Arizona shooting victim arrested after allegedly threatening Tea Party leader Arizona

Arizona shooting victim arrested after allegedly threatening Tea Party leader

A man who was shot twice during last week’s shooting spree in Arizona has been arrested and forced to undergo a mental evaluation after allegedly threatening a leader of the conservative Tea Party movement.

From TheJournal.ie Arizona shooting victim (9) to be buried Arizona This post contains videos

Arizona shooting victim (9) to be buried

Christina Taylor-Green will be laid to rest, as Barack Obama addresses the nation and Sarah Palin comes under more fire.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Controversy over Cowen’s dinner with three Anglo execs rumbles on; Michaela’s family fly her body home, and Jedward shortlisted for the Eurovision.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Wednesday Take 5

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Loughner parents: 'We don't understand why this happened' Arizona This post contains videos

Loughner parents: 'We don't understand why this happened'

The parents of the main suspect in the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords say they wish they could change the “heinous events”.

From TheJournal.ie Fox News president urges left and right to tone down rhetoric (Photos, video) Media This post contains videos This post contains images

Fox News president urges left and right to tone down rhetoric (Photos, video)

Palin refutes alleged role of rhetoric in the Arizona shooting as right-aligned news organisation chief points out that the Democrats used a target map a few years ago.

From TheJournal.ie America's Enduring Strength: Sarah Palin's response to the Arizona shooting Sarah Palin

America's Enduring Strength: Sarah Palin's response to the Arizona shooting

Former governor of Alsaka and vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has posted her reaction to Saturday’s attempted assassination of Gabrielle Giffords on Facebook.

From TheJournal.ie Palin's presidential ambitions damaged by Arizona shooting Sarah Palin

Palin's presidential ambitions damaged by Arizona shooting

A backlash against Sarah Palin due to her “crosshairs map” – that identified congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords using a target sign – has damaged the former governor’s presidential hopes.

From TheJournal.ie Giffords shooting suspect Jared Loughner appears in court Arizona

Giffords shooting suspect Jared Loughner appears in court

Twenty-two-year-old man accused of attempting to murder congresswoman and three others, and of killing two federal employees makes first court appearance.

From TheJournal.ie Arizona observes silence in memory of shooting victims Arizona This post contains videos

Arizona observes silence in memory of shooting victims

Barack and Michelle Obama lead silence as the United States stops to remember the six people killed in Saturday’s shooting.

From TheJournal.ie Girl shot dead was one of 9/11 'Faces of Hope' Face Of Hope This post contains videos

Girl shot dead was one of 9/11 'Faces of Hope'

Christina Taylor Green, 9, killed in Saturday’s multiple shooting outside a supermarket in Arizona, had appeared in a book about children born on September 11, 2001.

From TheJournal.ie How did Gabrielle Giffords survive? Gabrielle Giffords

How did Gabrielle Giffords survive?

Several factors coincided to improve Gabrielle Giffords’ chances of surviving a bullet through the head, doctors say.

From TheJournal.ie One man charged with attempted assassination of Gabrielle Giffords Arizona This post contains videos

One man charged with attempted assassination of Gabrielle Giffords

Videos reportedly posted by 22-year-old shooting suspect Jared Loughner focus on ‘mind control’ and ‘conscience dreaming’.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Three investigations underway into gas leak at a Cork hotel; YouTube offers a glimpse inside the mind of Jared Lee Loughner, and the Beckhams’ good news.

From TheJournal.ie US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot point blank at public meeting Gabrielle Gifford This post contains images

US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot point blank at public meeting

The congresswoman remains in a critical condition after being shot point blank in the head in Arizona; a total of 18 people were injured in the attack and six people have been reported dead – including a nine-year-old girl.

Arizona governor has total meltdown on TV debate (video) Meltdown This post contains videos

Arizona governor has total meltdown on TV debate (video)

Ten seconds of uninterrupted TV silence that Jan Brewer will want to forget.

A US FUGITIVE and his cousin-fiancée are on the run in the US since his escape from prison nearly two weeks ago. John McCluskey, 45, and Casslyn Welch, 44, have been chased by police across six states.

Two other prisoners who escaped alongside McCluskey have already been captured. Welch allegedly helped the trio to break out of Arizona State Prison by providing tools to cut the prison fence.

McCluskey was serving a 15-year sentence for attempted second-degree murder at the time of his escape. He and Welch are suspected of murdering a couple whose burned remains were discovered in a camper on a remote ranch in Oklahoma.

The couple, who are believed to style themselves on the notorious outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, are believed to have left their hiding spot in the Yellowstone National Park area of Wyoming.

Unconventional appeal

US authorities say they don’t believe McCluskey and Welch may not be willing to “go down lightly” if confronted by authorities. In an extraordinary public appeal, McCluskey’s stepfather called for him to give himself up.

In his plea, Jack Washburn threatened to shoot McCluskey if he ever saw him again and said:

I know what you guys are doing. You think you’re Bonnie and Clyde: you’re not. You’re no comparison, you’re scum.

The Toronto Sun today reported that the couple may be heading for the Canadian border.

The prison break has exposed security flaws at the complex. AP reports that no alarms rang as the three men made their getaway from the medium-security institution.

A US FEDERAL JUDGE has blocked parts of Arizona’s immigration law just hours before it was due to take effect. The state is expected to engage in a legal battle to have the judge’s decision overturned.

The ruling means that a section of the law which required police officers to check a person’s immigration status as they enforced other laws has been removed. It also delayed the provision stating that immigrants would have to carry their documentation on them at all times.

The law was signed in April by Arizona’s Republican governor Jan Brewer and drew severe criticism from the White House, which said it would sue the state over the law. Obama called it “misguided” and potentially discriminatory, according to CBS.

Today, the US President expressed cautious optimism on hearing the news about the federal ruling.