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From TheJournal.ie US firefighters rescue lorry driver whose cab was dangling 70 feet over a river Virginia

US firefighters rescue lorry driver whose cab was dangling 70 feet over a river

Wayne B Boone was treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's our constitutional God-given right': Heavily-armed protesters descend on Virginia for pro-gun rally Right To Bear Arms

'It's our constitutional God-given right': Heavily-armed protesters descend on Virginia for pro-gun rally

The rally has been organised by the Virginia Citizens Defense League which opposes gun control laws.

From TheJournal.ie Man (20s) due in court over series of ATM thefts Cavan

Man (20s) due in court over series of ATM thefts

The man has an address in Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Dozens injured in 69-car pile-up on motorway in US state of Virginia Williamsburg

Dozens injured in 69-car pile-up on motorway in US state of Virginia

Authorities do not yet know the cause of the crash, but fog and icy road conditions were contributing factors.

From TheJournal.ie Pedestrian killed after being struck by bus in Cavan LISGREY

Pedestrian killed after being struck by bus in Cavan

The man, who was in his 50s, was fatally injured after he was hit.

From TheJournal.ie Cross-border gang questioned by gardaí about ATM thefts Atm Thefts

Cross-border gang questioned by gardaí about ATM thefts

The gang is suspected of being involved in the attempted raid on an ATM in Virginia, Co Cavan last week.

From TheJournal.ie Three men arrested following attempted ATM robbery in Co Cavan overnight Virginia

Three men arrested following attempted ATM robbery in Co Cavan overnight

In a follow-up operation, more than €300,000 was recovered.

From TheJournal.ie 'No evidence of violence': USA Today HQ evacuated following reports of armed man in the building Evacuation

'No evidence of violence': USA Today HQ evacuated following reports of armed man in the building

The police said it found “no evidence of any acts of violence or any injuries”.

From TheJournal.ie Virginia Governor now says he wasn't in KKK and blackface photo on his yearbook page Racism Row This post contains videos

Virginia Governor now says he wasn't in KKK and blackface photo on his yearbook page

Ralph Northam on Friday apologised for the photo.

From TheJournal.ie US governor apologises over appearing in 'clearly racist and offensive' photo Ralph Northam

US governor apologises over appearing in 'clearly racist and offensive' photo

Ralph Northam is facing calls to resign over the photo.

From TheJournal.ie Wayne Rooney arrested in US for public intoxication and swearing Virginia

Wayne Rooney arrested in US for public intoxication and swearing

Rooney was arrested by the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority at Dulles International Airport.

From TheJournal.ie Photographer heard 'thuds, screams and cries' as neo-Nazi ploughed into crowd, US court hears Charlottesville

Photographer heard 'thuds, screams and cries' as neo-Nazi ploughed into crowd, US court hears

James Fields (21) is accused of the first degree murder of Heather Heyer.

From TheJournal.ie Five dead following shooting incident at Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland Annapolis

Five dead following shooting incident at Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland

A police official added that it was estimated that three people had been injured.

From TheJournal.ie Restaurant asks Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders to leave Get Out

Restaurant asks Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders to leave

Sanders serves in an “inhumane and unethical” administration, the restaurant’s owner said.

From TheJournal.ie Soldier steals 'tank' and leads police on bizarre mid-speed chase lasting nearly two hours Virginia

Soldier steals 'tank' and leads police on bizarre mid-speed chase lasting nearly two hours

The vehicle resembled a military tank but was in fact an armoured personnel carrier.

From TheJournal.ie Train full of Republican politicians collides with truck, one killed on board truck Virginia

Train full of Republican politicians collides with truck, one killed on board truck

One lawmaker said the truck had been ripped in half by the impact.

From TheJournal.ie US police release footage of officers shooting man dead after car chase Virginia

US police release footage of officers shooting man dead after car chase

The FBI is investigating the circumstances behind the shooting which his family have described as “senseless”.

From TheJournal.ie Woman accused of dressing as clown and killing wife of man she later married faces death penalty Virginia

Woman accused of dressing as clown and killing wife of man she later married faces death penalty

Witnesses told investigators in 1990 that they were having an affair, though both denied it.

From TheJournal.ie White nationalist who featured in Vice documentary arrested over violent clashes Christopher Cantwell

White nationalist who featured in Vice documentary arrested over violent clashes

Christopher Cantwell handed himself into police custody over violence at Charlottesville.

From TheJournal.ie Steve Bannon out of job as Trump's chief strategist White House

Steve Bannon out of job as Trump's chief strategist

It comes after a huge backlash over Trump’s response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia,

From TheJournal.ie Thousands hold vigil for Charlottesville victim as Trump pays tribute to 'truly special young woman' Heather Heyer

Thousands hold vigil for Charlottesville victim as Trump pays tribute to 'truly special young woman'

Those in attendance at the vigil sang several spirituals and observed a moment of silence.

From TheJournal.ie Why are statues of US Civil War leaders being removed from across the US? Explainer

Why are statues of US Civil War leaders being removed from across the US?

“You’re changing history. You’re changing culture,” Trump said of the removal of statues of Confederate leaders.

From TheJournal.ie Both Bush presidents condemn racial bigotry after Trump's 'both sides' statement Charlottesville

Both Bush presidents condemn racial bigotry after Trump's 'both sides' statement

President Donald Trump disbanded two business councils after CEOs began resigning from them.

From TheJournal.ie Charlottesville victim's mother: 'This is not the end of Heather's legacy' Heather Heyer

Charlottesville victim's mother: 'This is not the end of Heather's legacy'

Hundreds gathered for a memorial of Heather Heyer, who was killed after a white supremacist rammed a car into protesters.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump doubles back - says there was 'blame on both sides' at Virginia Charlottesville

Donald Trump doubles back - says there was 'blame on both sides' at Virginia

He also defended his advisor Steve Bannon as “not a racist”.

From TheJournal.ie The number of hate groups in the US has been on the rise since 2014 Xenophobia

The number of hate groups in the US has been on the rise since 2014

President Trump denounced “evil” racism, bigotry and hatred during a speech today.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump calls KKK and neo-Nazis 'repugnant' in new statement on Virginia marches Charlottesville

Donald Trump calls KKK and neo-Nazis 'repugnant' in new statement on Virginia marches

The US President has been criticised strongly after initially stating that there was violence “on many sides”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Get the f*** out of here': Organiser of white nationalist protest chased out of press conference Virginia This post contains videos

'Get the f*** out of here': Organiser of white nationalist protest chased out of press conference

Jason Kessler had barely begun speaking before protesters began shouting over him.

From TheJournal.ie Charlottesville mayor: Killing of woman was 'terrorist attack with a car used as a weapon' Virginia

Charlottesville mayor: Killing of woman was 'terrorist attack with a car used as a weapon'

There were widespread scenes of violence yesterday in the Virgina city as white supremacist and nationalist demonstrations clashed with counter-protesters.

From TheJournal.ie One killed and 19 injured after vehicle hits counter-demonstrators at white supremacist rally in Virginia Charlottesville

One killed and 19 injured after vehicle hits counter-demonstrators at white supremacist rally in Virginia

There were violent altercations today in the small city as demonstrators and counter-demonstrators clashed.

From TheJournal.ie Last-minute appeals for mentally ill prisoner due to be executed tomorrow in the US Death Penalty

Last-minute appeals for mentally ill prisoner due to be executed tomorrow in the US

William Morva was convicted of killing a police officer and a prison guard.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says Republican who was shot yesterday is 'in some trouble' Steve Scalise

Trump says Republican who was shot yesterday is 'in some trouble'

Louisiana congressman Steve Scalise was shot and wounded at a Republican charity baseball game yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Republican congressman shot at baseball game 'remains in critical condition' tonight Virginia

Republican congressman shot at baseball game 'remains in critical condition' tonight

Five people were shot by gunman James Hodgkinson, who also lost his life, during the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Bernie Sanders says suspect who shot Republicans volunteered on his campaign Virginia Shooting

Bernie Sanders says suspect who shot Republicans volunteered on his campaign

“Let me be as clear as I can be. Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society,” Senator Sanders told Capitol Hill.

From TheJournal.ie An Irish view of a Swing State: 'Trump supporters think they're going to shock the world' Read Me

An Irish view of a Swing State: 'Trump supporters think they're going to shock the world'

David Kenny gives a snapshot from the swing state of Virginia where there is “a lot of enthusiasm for a Donald Trump presidency”.

From TheJournal.ie FBI investigating if double stabbing was linked to Islamic extremism Roanoke

FBI investigating if double stabbing was linked to Islamic extremism

Authorities said a man is currently being held without bond at a jail in Roanoke.

From TheJournal.ie Jury recommends two-and-a-half year sentence for police officer who killed unarmed black man Virginia

Jury recommends two-and-a-half year sentence for police officer who killed unarmed black man

The ex-officer, Stephen Rankin, shot 18-year-old William Chapman in the face and chest outside a Wal-Mart store last year.

From TheJournal.ie Hillary Clinton has picked this guy as her running mate for the presidency Tim Kaine

Hillary Clinton has picked this guy as her running mate for the presidency

Virginia senator Tim Kaine is seen as a popular centrist choice for a brutal electoral campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly patient in Meath forced to wait 35 minutes for ambulance from Cavan after collapse Navan

Elderly patient in Meath forced to wait 35 minutes for ambulance from Cavan after collapse

The 75-year-old collapsed in Navan on Friday afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Man wrongfully convicted of murder to be released after 33 years in prison Virginia

Man wrongfully convicted of murder to be released after 33 years in prison

Keith Harward was acquitted with the help of DNA evidence after spending over three decades in prison.

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