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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Virginia

All time
# Dangerous
US police hunt armed prisoner who escaped wearing a hospital gown
The man wrestled a gun off a guard and fled the hospital, where he had been receiving treatment after a suicide attempt.
# helpful chaps
Shopper 'mistakenly drops' cocaine while in the supermarket
The incident occurred at Super Dollar in the State of Virginia.
# Virginia
Man due in court over hit and run that left pedestrian seriously injured
A car has also been seized as part of the investigation.
# Dressed Down
Teenager asked to leave prom after dads complain she would give sons 'impure thoughts'
The girl says that her dress complied with the “fingertip rule”, but she was still asked to leave.
# Virginia
US hot air balloon tragedy: Two bodies found in search
Witnesses watched as the balloon caught fire after hitting a power line as it was coming down to land. They said they heard screams from the balloon’s occupants.
# Virginia
US hot air balloon tragedy: One body recovered, two people still missing
Eyewitnesses said they saw people screaming for help as the balloon’s gondola caught fire.
# inspired by cadbury
Meet the couple who won the lottery three times... in one month
Here’s how much they collected.
# Marriage equality
Voter-mandated same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional
Virginia has become the first state in the south of the US to overturn a public prohibition of same-sex marriage.
# Corruption
Former Virginia Governor forced to hand back Rolex as he's charged with corruption
Once a rising GOP star, Robert McDonnell has been forced to hand over $140,000 in cash and other gifts he received from a pharmaceutical company CEO.
# chopper crash
One dead, one still missing after US Navy helicopter crashes off Norfolk, Virginia
Five personnel were on board the MH 53E Sea Dragon when it came down around 18 nautical miles off the coast.
Column: The tobacco industry promotes a killer product – we should limit all interactions with it
More and more countries are attempting to introduce anti-smoking laws – and the multi-billion euro tobacco industry is responding by launching long, cripplingly expensive legal challenges. Ireland should not let itself by bullied, writes Senator John Crown.
# US Elections
Irish-American 'underdog' elected mayor of Boston
Meanwhile, Bill de Blasio was elected the first Democrat mayor of New York City in 24 years.
Mother defends 7-year-old son's KKK Halloween costume
It’s a family tradition, apparently.
# growhouses
Two charged over €2 million cannabis seizures
Another man who jumped from a roof to escape gardaí in the course of an ‘Operation Nitrogen’ raid in Kerry remains in hospital.
# Virginia
Man abducted in Co Cavan found alive and well
Richard O’Donovan was bundled into a jeep in Virginia yesterday afternoon. He’s now made contact with gardaí
# Space race
5, 4, 3, 2, 1...NASA launches its latest mission to the Moon
The robotic mission will collect information about the lunar atmosphere and surface to help scientists with their moondust problems.
# nidal hasan
Fort Hood shooter is seeking death penalty in his own murder trial - lawyer
Lieutenant Colonel Kris Poppe urged a military judge to either prevent Major Nidal Hasan from representing himself at the high-profile trial or allow the court-appointed lawyers tasked with assisting him to be removed from the case.
# Cavan
Post-mortem due on man who died after swimming in lake
The 26-year-old was taken from the water by his friends but was pronounced dead in hospital.
# JFK 50
Pics: Only ever flame taken from JFK's grave lands in Ireland for JFK 50
The flame was given to the Irish Naval Service, who will transport it to New Ross aboard the Irish naval vessel LE ORLA.
# Virginia
US airport shut because of 'serious threat'
Richmond International Airport was evacuated as sniffer dogs searched the complex.
# Cannibalism
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.
# Crime
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.
# Missing
Gardaí appeal for information on missing Meath 17-year-old
Ricky McDermott from Meath was last seen in the early hours of Monday morning.
# Breaking
Three dead in US marine base shooting
The shooting happened in Virginia at about 11pm yesterday.
# Swing States
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.
# US 2012
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.
# US 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.
# hurricane sandy
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.
# Frankenstorm
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.
# hurricane sandy
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.
# hurricane sandy
'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.
# US 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.
# Hero
VIDEO: Teenage guitarist has no arms – so he plays with his feet
And he’s still better than us.
# Space
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.
# jet crash
"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.
# Fighter Jet
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.
# jet crash
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.
# Daily Fix
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.
# Medical Marvel
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.
# Fuel
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.