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# virginia - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

US airport shut because of 'serious threat'

Richmond International Airport was evacuated as sniffer dogs searched the complex.

# virginia - Friday 3 May, 2013

Some of the earliest American settlers were cannibals

The discovery of the bones of a 14-year-old girl in Virginia provides evidence that some early American settlers resorted to cannibalism to stave off starvation, scientists say.

# virginia - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Heroin and sub-machine gun found in vacant house in Cavan

Gardaí say the heroin has an estimated street value of up to €750,000.

# virginia - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Gardaí appeal for information on missing Meath 17-year-old

Ricky McDermott from Meath was last seen in the early hours of Monday morning.

# virginia - Friday 22 March, 2013

Three dead in US marine base shooting

The shooting happened in Virginia at about 11pm yesterday.

# virginia - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Queues mean final Virginia, Florida results could be delayed by hours

Mitt Romney’s hopes are likely to hinge on Virginia – but long queues and state law means the result could be a late one.

# virginia - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Obama or Romney? Voters go to the polls in US presidential election US 2012 This post contains videos

Obama or Romney? Voters go to the polls in US presidential election

Tens of millions of Americans will cast their vote today as the US presidential election reaches its conclusion.

# virginia - Monday 5 November, 2012

The final countdown: Obama and Romney in last push for votes

The candidates are criss-crossing the key battleground states with just hours to go before the US decides on Obama or Romney.

# virginia - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

LIVE: Watch the Weather Channel’s coverage of Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Sandy This post contains videos

LIVE: Watch the Weather Channel’s coverage of Hurricane Sandy

The hurricane is now just hours from making landfall. Watch live coverage from the United States right here.

# virginia - Monday 29 October, 2012

PHOTOS: New York battens down the hatches as Sandy approaches Frankenstorm This post contains images

PHOTOS: New York battens down the hatches as Sandy approaches

The Metropolitan Transport Authority has locked up the train network ahead of Sandy’s landfall this evening.

Irish citizens advised not to travel to eastern US until Sandy passes

The Department of Foreign Affairs says you shouldn’t travel until Sandy passes, and the damage can be evaluated.

'Don't be stupid. Get out.' - Mass shut down as Sandy approaches US

Financial markets have closed and residents along the Eastern Seaboard have been told to evacuate as Hurricane Sandy approaches.

# virginia - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Romney hits the road while Obama closes ranks ahead of second debate

Mitt Romney’s going to Ohio, Virginia and Iowa with a spring in his step; Barack Obama’s busy practising his lines.

# virginia - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Teenage guitarist has no arms – so he plays with his feet Hero This post contains videos

VIDEO: Teenage guitarist has no arms – so he plays with his feet

And he’s still better than us.

# virginia - Sunday 1 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge In photos: NASA's aeronautical research centre as it was in the 1920s Space This post contains images

In photos: NASA's aeronautical research centre as it was in the 1920s

Langley Research Center was founded in 1917 and later became famous as the site where the first moon landing was planned.

# virginia - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

"The pilot is on my patio" - 911 tapes from Virginia jet crash released Jet Crash This post contains videos

"The pilot is on my patio" - 911 tapes from Virginia jet crash released

The newly-released calls to emergency services reveal what local residents saw when the F-18 jet crashed into a retirement complex during a training flight on Friday.

# virginia - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Virginia fighter jet being flown by 'student pilot' - report Fighter Jet This post contains images

Virginia fighter jet being flown by 'student pilot' - report

There are also witness reports suggesting the pilot deliberately shed fuel in order to minimise the impact of any crash.

# virginia - Friday 6 April, 2012

US fighter jet crashes into residential area in Virginia

Six people have been hospitalised after the crash, including the two pilots who had ejected from the aircraft.

The Daily Fix: Friday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.

# virginia - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

US man successfully undergoes world's most extensive face transplant

Richard Lee Norris can feel his face and is already shaving, despite having his face ruined in a gun accident 15 years ago.

# virginia - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

Oil laundering plant discovered in Cavan

Gardaí and Revenue officers uncovered the plant this evening and said it had the capacity to launder around ten million litres of fuel per year.

# virginia - Sunday 25 March, 2012

Former US vice president Dick Cheney receives heart transplant

The former vice president of the United States has had a long history of heart problems and had been on the transplant list for 20 months.

# virginia - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Riverdance bids farewell to US Goodbye Riverdance

Riverdance bids farewell to US

After 16 years Riverdance will end its US tour in June. The final St Patrick’s Day performance will take place in Chicago this weekend.

# virginia - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Mitt Romney prevails - just about - in not-so-Super Tuesday

Romney tops the poll in six states, but Rick Santorum’s showing – particularly in the key battleground of Ohio – is a strong one.

As it happened: Santorum runs Romney close on dramatic ‘Super Tuesday’

A dramatic night in the race for the Republican Party nomination, and we followed it all the way…

# virginia - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Romney and Santorum prepare to square off in Super Tuesday battles

Voters in 10 US states will today decide on who should be the Republican presidential nominee, with everything to play for.

# virginia - Sunday 25 December, 2011

Republican candidate Newt Gingrich misses out on Super Tuesday ballot in own state

Gingrich failed to qualify for his state’s Super Tuesday primary ballot.

From The Daily Edge Bumper Sitdown Sunday: 12 deadly reads for Christmas Sitdown Sunday

Bumper Sitdown Sunday: 12 deadly reads for Christmas

A special double edition of the very best writing from around the web.

# virginia - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Has our Baby Jesus thief gone Stateside? Spate of statue thefts in US

But one large Nativity figure was recovered – after its alleged robber put a photo of it on Facebook.

# virginia - Saturday 10 December, 2011

Virginia Tech gunman was 'standoffish' student, neighbours say Virginia Tech This post contains videos

Virginia Tech gunman was 'standoffish' student, neighbours say

Ross Truett Ashley, 22, is said to have killed a police officer apparently at random before turning the gun on himself.

# virginia - Friday 9 December, 2011

Police say Virginia Tech gunman acted alone

Investigators are still trying to find out why the gunman ambushed the officer, Deriek W. Crouse before taking his own life.

# virginia - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Two dead after shooting on Virginia Tech campus

The campus was the scene of a mass shooting in which a single gunman killed 33 people four years ago.

# virginia - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Thomas Haynesworth exonerated after 27 years in US prison for rape

Haynesworth, now 46, was convicted in 1984 of three sexual assaults, but has been released following new DNA evidence.

# virginia - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Woman found guilty of throwing two-year-old granddaughter off a bridge US

Woman found guilty of throwing two-year-old granddaughter off a bridge

Angelyn Ogdoc died after she was thrown off a 45-foot-high skywalk in the US state of Virginia last November.

# virginia - Monday 29 August, 2011

US Army officer suspected of killing rampage found dead

A US Army officer suspected of killing four people in two different states during the turmoil of Hurricane Irene has been found dead in a wooded area following a manhunt.

# virginia - Sunday 28 August, 2011

In Pictures: the aftermath of Hurricane Irene Irene This post contains images

In Pictures: the aftermath of Hurricane Irene

Residents return to their homes along the east coast as New York dealt with the effects of the tropical storm.

Water levels rise as New York braces for Irene's impact Irene This post contains videos

Water levels rise as New York braces for Irene's impact

Two million people are without electricity on the east coast as high winds and rough seas take at least ten lives…

# virginia - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

5.9-magnitude earthquake in Virginia sparks nuclear safety worries

The earthquake, which was the largest to hit the US east coast in 67 years, struck less than 24 kilometres from a two-reactor power plant.

# virginia - Friday 5 August, 2011

Five-hour lockdown but no gunman found at Virginia Tech

The US state university was hailed for its response to reports of a gunman on campus. In the end no such person was found.

# virginia - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Virginia Tech campus locked down after reports of gunman

The reported sighting of an armed man on the Blacksburg, Virginia campus has trigged a precautionary lockdown.