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Man killed while self-driving car was on autopilot
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Man killed while self-driving car was on autopilot

Jul 1st 2016, 8:14 AM 21,254 Views 42 Comments

It is the first known death caused by a self-driving car.

US Democrats end 14-hour filibuster demanding stronger gun laws
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US Democrats end 14-hour filibuster demanding stronger gun laws

Jun 16th 2016, 9:01 AM 15,781 Views 39 Comments

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy spoke about the Newtown school massacre, which saw the loss of 26 people, mostly children, in 2012.

The body of the 2-year-old boy dragged underwater by an alligator has been found
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The body of the 2-year-old boy dragged underwater by an alligator has been found

Jun 15th 2016, 10:12 PM 109,729 Views 83 Comments

The family were on holiday when the incident happened.

‘I’m next, I’m dead’: Survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre speak out
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‘I’m next, I’m dead’: Survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre speak out

Jun 14th 2016, 8:59 PM 23,020 Views 61 Comments

50 people were killed in gun attack by Omar Mateen at Florida gay nightclub Pulse.

Flags flown at half mast to remember Orlando shooting victims
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Flags flown at half mast to remember Orlando shooting victims

Jun 14th 2016, 9:15 AM 11,883 Views 117 Comments

The Taoiseach confirmed the Irish flag will be flown at half mast at Government Buildings and Leinster House as a mark of respect.

Trump says Obama might 'get the Orlando shooting better than anybody knows'
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Trump says Obama might 'get the Orlando shooting better than anybody knows'

Jun 14th 2016, 8:07 AM 30,165 Views 75 Comments

The US President has said the massacre appears to be “homegrown extremism”.

Orlando gunman 'was regular at Pulse' clubgoers say
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Orlando gunman 'was regular at Pulse' clubgoers say

Jun 14th 2016, 7:48 AM 35,843 Views 68 Comments

Clubgoers told a local paper the 29-year-old would drink heavily and get “loud and belligerent” in the gay club.

'Call the police mommy, I'm gonna die': Mother shares texts sent from son at Florida nightclub
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'Call the police mommy, I'm gonna die': Mother shares texts sent from son at Florida nightclub

Jun 13th 2016, 10:52 AM 50,872 Views 60 Comments

Tributes have been paid to the 50 victims.

Inside "Pervert Park": The Florida home for sex offenders
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Inside "Pervert Park": The Florida home for sex offenders

Jun 12th 2016, 10:30 AM 41,213 Views 33 Comments

A documentary tells the residents’ stories.

American singer who starred in The Voice shot dead after concert
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American singer who starred in The Voice shot dead after concert

Jun 11th 2016, 11:17 AM 51,822 Views 36 Comments

Christina Grimmie, 22, was signing autographs when a gunman shot her and then himself.

Crocodiles known to prey on humans discovered in Florida - 6,000 miles from usual habitat
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Crocodiles known to prey on humans discovered in Florida - 6,000 miles from usual habitat

May 20th 2016, 10:11 PM 37,253 Views 46 Comments

The animals can grow up to 6 metres long and have been known to eat humans.

George Zimmerman auctions gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin
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George Zimmerman auctions gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin

May 19th 2016, 10:12 AM 18,411 Views 134 Comments

Protests erupted in the US over the shooting of the unarmed black teenager in 2012.

Woman goes to hospital with shark attached to her arm after being bitten at Florida beach
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Woman goes to hospital with shark attached to her arm after being bitten at Florida beach

May 16th 2016, 2:55 PM 43,077 Views 34 Comments

Witnesses said people were bothering the shark.

Website stops George Zimmerman selling the gun he killed Trayvon Martin with
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Website stops George Zimmerman selling the gun he killed Trayvon Martin with

May 12th 2016, 9:10 PM 22,150 Views 36 Comments

The website has not said why.

American surgeon who has dementia brought drugs to Ireland after 'falling for an internet scam'
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American surgeon who has dementia brought drugs to Ireland after 'falling for an internet scam'

Apr 29th 2016, 7:40 PM 31,412 Views 0 Comments

Judge Greally indicated that she would impose a five year sentence which she would fully suspend on condition he leave the country.

Unbeaten Khabib handed a new opponent after UFC main event is called off
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Unbeaten Khabib handed a new opponent after UFC main event is called off

Apr 8th 2016, 9:37 AM 5,105 Views 4 Comments

Newcomer Darrell Horcher will step in next weekend after the injury to Tony Ferguson.

Florida burglar identified thanks to facial tattoo of, er, Florida
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Florida burglar identified thanks to facial tattoo of, er, Florida

Apr 6th 2016, 9:56 PM 15,717 Views 13 Comments

He also has stars tattooed on his face and ‘red rum’ tattooed on his neck.

Check out these incredible pictures of the ruins of America's Space Race
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Check out these incredible pictures of the ruins of America's Space Race

Mar 13th 2016, 6:00 PM 33,422 Views 12 Comments

Photographer and academic Roland Miller has travelled across America capturing images of the remnants of an international race long forgotten.

Florida pro-gun activist is shot by her four-year-old son
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Florida pro-gun activist is shot by her four-year-old son

Mar 9th 2016, 11:00 PM 58,828 Views 124 Comments

Jamie Gilt is a vocal advocate for gun ownership and was seriously injured.

Cian O'Connor leads Ireland to showjumping glory in Florida
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Cian O'Connor leads Ireland to showjumping glory in Florida

Mar 5th 2016, 2:46 PM 3,522 Views 10 Comments

Conor Swail (Down), Shane Sweetnam (Cork) and Richie Moloney (Kilkenny) were also part of the victorious Irish side.

Stunning finish gets Shane Lowry in the mix at Honda Classic
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Stunning finish gets Shane Lowry in the mix at Honda Classic

Feb 25th 2016, 11:00 PM 9,026 Views 0 Comments

The Offaly man coped well with difficult scoring conditions in Florida.

Man pulls shark from the sea to take photos with it
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Man pulls shark from the sea to take photos with it

Feb 23rd 2016, 8:53 AM 22,098 Views 58 Comments

Because that’s what you do, apparently.

'Fake' teenage doctor charged after attempting to treat undercover police officer
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'Fake' teenage doctor charged after attempting to treat undercover police officer

Feb 18th 2016, 8:09 PM 32,344 Views 34 Comments

18-year-old Malachi Love-Robinson has been accused of setting up a fake medical practice in Palm Beach, Florida.

Man accused of throwing alligator through drive-through window in "stupid prank"
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Man accused of throwing alligator through drive-through window in "stupid prank"

Feb 10th 2016, 1:53 PM 14,760 Views 11 Comments

He was ordered to have no contact with animals.

Shark attacks worldwide are at an all-time high
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Shark attacks worldwide are at an all-time high

Feb 9th 2016, 2:11 PM 15,602 Views 51 Comments

Attacks involving the sea’s most notorious predators were at their highest in 2015 since records began.

'Facebook killer' jailed for life after murdering wife and posting photo online
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'Facebook killer' jailed for life after murdering wife and posting photo online

Feb 6th 2016, 9:26 AM 17,161 Views 15 Comments

33-year-old Derek Medina was found guilty last year of second-degree murder.

Furniture from JFK's 'Winter White House' has just been sold off in Florida
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Furniture from JFK's 'Winter White House' has just been sold off in Florida

Jan 24th 2016, 1:35 PM 20,784 Views 10 Comments

The various furnishings, including a massage table and several beds, were sold for $400,000 (€370,000).

Man wakes up to find 8-foot crocodile in his swimming pool
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Man wakes up to find 8-foot crocodile in his swimming pool

Jan 22nd 2016, 4:04 PM 35,319 Views 34 Comments

Not the best way to start the day.

Donald Trump's child cheerleaders cheering for American freedom is really something
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Donald Trump's child cheerleaders cheering for American freedom is really something

Jan 15th 2016, 11:00 AM 32,271 Views 121 Comments

The home of the brave.

WATCH: Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter arrested after drunken bar fight
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WATCH: Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter arrested after drunken bar fight

Jan 14th 2016, 9:47 PM 22,885 Views 30 Comments

“Sir, my name is Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys. I’m f***ing – I’m a singer…”

Suspected burglar killed by alligator 'while hiding from police'
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Suspected burglar killed by alligator 'while hiding from police'

Dec 8th 2015, 1:59 PM 14,562 Views 20 Comments

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

A man who posted photos of his wife's dead body to Facebook is convicted of murder
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A man who posted photos of his wife's dead body to Facebook is convicted of murder

Nov 25th 2015, 8:21 PM 20,345 Views 11 Comments

Derek Medina wrote under the photos that he had suffered years of abuse.

Nine killed after plane crash destroys apartment building
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Nine killed after plane crash destroys apartment building

Nov 11th 2015, 10:17 PM 13,877 Views 4 Comments

The private plane crashed two miles away from the Ohio airport it was due to land at.

Man who posted photo of his dead wife on Facebook says he acted in self-defence
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Man who posted photo of his dead wife on Facebook says he acted in self-defence

Nov 4th 2015, 9:22 PM 39,016 Views 14 Comments

Derek Medina’s lawyer claimed his wife, Jennifer Alonso, used Ecstasy and worshipped Satan.

This man claims to have made $15 million from finding golf balls... but is it possible?
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This man claims to have made $15 million from finding golf balls... but is it possible?

Oct 28th 2015, 9:33 AM 11,350 Views 6 Comments

Glenn Berger takes on alligators and other hazards but says the risk is worth the reward.

Man jailed for 139 years for extorting child pornography from hundreds of boys
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Man jailed for 139 years for extorting child pornography from hundreds of boys

Oct 24th 2015, 8:30 PM 21,147 Views 27 Comments

Patrick Killen would “beg, bribe and cajole the unsuspecting boys to send him sexually explicit pictures,” then share them with others online.

Police officer shoots family dog dead when it runs to greet him
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Police officer shoots family dog dead when it runs to greet him

Oct 22nd 2015, 9:26 PM 31,163 Views 140 Comments

The family are asking for an apology from the officer involved.

'World's fattest woman' loses 32 stone, buys her first bikini
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'World's fattest woman' loses 32 stone, buys her first bikini

Oct 20th 2015, 10:40 AM 46,631 Views 26 Comments

Catrina Raiford once weighed half a tonne.

One person killed and four injured in zombie event shooting attack
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One person killed and four injured in zombie event shooting attack

Oct 18th 2015, 7:31 PM 34,109 Views 25 Comments

The incident happened in Florida shortly before midnight yesterday evening.

Woman in police standoff demands to have sex with boyfriend before arrest
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Woman in police standoff demands to have sex with boyfriend before arrest

Oct 16th 2015, 7:56 PM 40,950 Views 41 Comments

One for the road.