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#Virginia

# virginia - Saturday 10 May, 2014

US hot air balloon tragedy: One body recovered, two people still missing
# Virginia
# Virginia

US hot air balloon tragedy: One body recovered, two people still missing

May 10th 2014, 2:22 PM 22,504 Views 31 Comments

Eyewitnesses said they saw people screaming for help as the balloon’s gondola caught fire.

# virginia - Monday 31 March, 2014

Meet the couple who won the lottery three times... in one month
# Inspired By Cadbury
From The Daily Edge
# Inspired By Cadbury

Meet the couple who won the lottery three times... in one month

Mar 31st 2014, 6:00 PM 50,066 Views 47 Comments

Here’s how much they collected.

# virginia - Friday 14 February, 2014

Voter-mandated same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

Voter-mandated same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

Feb 14th 2014, 12:28 PM 7,235 Views 33 Comments

Virginia has become the first state in the south of the US to overturn a public prohibition of same-sex marriage.

# virginia - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Former Virginia Governor forced to hand back Rolex as he's charged with corruption
# Corruption
# Corruption

Former Virginia Governor forced to hand back Rolex as he's charged with corruption

Jan 21st 2014, 10:44 PM 8,329 Views 16 Comments

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.

# virginia - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

One dead, one still missing after US Navy helicopter crashes off Norfolk, Virginia
# Chopper Crash
# Chopper Crash

One dead, one still missing after US Navy helicopter crashes off Norfolk, Virginia

Jan 8th 2014, 7:13 PM 13,691 Views 24 Comments

Five personnel were on board the MH 53E Sea Dragon when it came down around 18 nautical miles off the coast.

# virginia - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Column: The tobacco industry promotes a killer product – we should limit all interactions with it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The tobacco industry promotes a killer product – we should limit all interactions with it

Dec 18th 2013, 1:00 PM 129 Views 94 Comments

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.

# virginia - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Irish-American 'underdog' elected mayor of Boston
# US Elections
# US Elections

Irish-American 'underdog' elected mayor of Boston

Nov 6th 2013, 8:23 AM 17,086 Views 29 Comments

Meanwhile, Bill de Blasio was elected the first Democrat mayor of New York City in 24 years.

# virginia - Monday 4 November, 2013

Mother defends 7-year-old son's KKK Halloween costume
# USA
From The Daily Edge
# USA

Mother defends 7-year-old son's KKK Halloween costume

Nov 4th 2013, 8:30 PM 31,570 Views 63 Comments

It’s a family tradition, apparently.

# virginia - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Two charged over €2 million cannabis seizures
# Growhouses
# Growhouses

Two charged over €2 million cannabis seizures

Oct 22nd 2013, 9:29 AM 8,290 Views 28 Comments

Another man who jumped from a roof to escape gardaí in the course of an ‘Operation Nitrogen’ raid in Kerry remains in hospital.

# virginia - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Man abducted in Co Cavan found alive and well
# Virginia
# Virginia

Man abducted in Co Cavan found alive and well

Oct 9th 2013, 11:24 AM 36,355 Views 53 Comments

Richard O’Donovan was bundled into a jeep in Virginia yesterday afternoon. He’s now made contact with gardaí

# virginia - Saturday 7 September, 2013

5, 4, 3, 2, 1...NASA launches its latest mission to the Moon
# Space Race
# Space Race

5, 4, 3, 2, 1...NASA launches its latest mission to the Moon

Sep 7th 2013, 5:33 PM 7,576 Views 64 Comments

The robotic mission will collect information about the lunar atmosphere and surface to help scientists with their moondust problems.

# virginia - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Fort Hood shooter is seeking death penalty in his own murder trial - lawyer
# Nidal Hasan
# Nidal Hasan

Fort Hood shooter is seeking death penalty in his own murder trial - lawyer

Aug 7th 2013, 6:28 PM 10,372 Views 16 Comments

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.

# virginia - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Post-mortem due on man who died after swimming in lake
# Cavan
# Cavan

Post-mortem due on man who died after swimming in lake

Jun 25th 2013, 3:52 PM 8,955 Views 2 Comments

The 26-year-old was taken from the water by his friends but was pronounced dead in hospital.

# virginia - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Pics: Only ever flame taken from JFK's grave lands in Ireland for JFK 50
# JFK 50
# JFK 50

Pics: Only ever flame taken from JFK's grave lands in Ireland for JFK 50

Jun 20th 2013, 2:52 PM 9,720 Views 59 Comments

The flame was given to the Irish Naval Service, who will transport it to New Ross aboard the Irish naval vessel LE ORLA.

# virginia - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

US airport shut because of 'serious threat'
# Virginia
# Virginia

US airport shut because of 'serious threat'

Jun 11th 2013, 3:23 PM 15,073 Views 8 Comments

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

# virginia - Friday 3 May, 2013

Some of the earliest American settlers were cannibals
# Cannibalism
# Cannibalism

Some of the earliest American settlers were cannibals

May 3rd 2013, 9:41 AM 16,849 Views 41 Comments

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
# Crime
# Crime

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

Apr 16th 2013, 1:42 PM 7,070 Views 10 Comments

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
# Missing
# Missing

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

Apr 2nd 2013, 9:59 AM 13,745 Views 15 Comments

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
# Breaking
# Breaking

Three dead in US marine base shooting

Mar 22nd 2013, 8:34 AM 8,277 Views 5 Comments

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
# Swing States
# Swing States

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

Nov 7th 2012, 2:09 AM 1,980 Views 1 Comment

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
# US 2012

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

Nov 6th 2012, 7:09 AM 3,351 Views 34 Comments

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
# US 2012
# US 2012

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

Nov 5th 2012, 7:55 AM 2,620 Views 1 Comment

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
# Hurricane Sandy

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

Oct 30th 2012, 8:05 AM 41,776 Views 0 Comments

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
# Frankenstorm

PHOTOS: New York battens down the hatches as Sandy approaches

Oct 29th 2012, 4:22 PM 27,365 Views 30 Comments

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
# Hurricane Sandy
# Hurricane Sandy

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

Oct 29th 2012, 2:34 PM 6,902 Views 9 Comments

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
# Hurricane Sandy
# Hurricane Sandy

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

Oct 29th 2012, 9:40 AM 17,581 Views 40 Comments

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
# US 2012
# US 2012

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

Oct 13th 2012, 12:19 PM 4,640 Views 15 Comments

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

VIDEO: Teenage guitarist has no arms – so he plays with his feet
# Hero
From The Daily Edge
# Hero

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

Jul 24th 2012, 9:00 PM 5,600 Views 0 Comments

And he’s still better than us.

# virginia - Sunday 1 July, 2012

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

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

Jul 1st 2012, 9:15 AM 4,513 Views 2 Comments

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
# Jet Crash

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

Apr 10th 2012, 11:53 AM 4,923 Views 2 Comments

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
# Fighter Jet

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

Apr 7th 2012, 4:04 PM 5,229 Views 10 Comments

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
# Jet Crash
# Jet Crash

US fighter jet crashes into residential area in Virginia

Apr 6th 2012, 9:26 PM 9,993 Views 25 Comments

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

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Apr 6th 2012, 7:51 PM 6,948 Views 7 Comments

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
# Medical Marvel
# Medical Marvel

US man successfully undergoes world's most extensive face transplant

Mar 28th 2012, 6:47 PM 6,456 Views 21 Comments

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
# Fuel
# Fuel

Oil laundering plant discovered in Cavan

Mar 27th 2012, 10:17 PM 7,275 Views 27 Comments

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
# Transplant
# Transplant

Former US vice president Dick Cheney receives heart transplant

Mar 25th 2012, 12:40 PM 3,225 Views 30 Comments

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

Riverdance bids farewell to US
# Goodbye Riverdance
From The Daily Edge
# Goodbye Riverdance

Riverdance bids farewell to US

Mar 13th 2012, 12:49 PM 1,206 Views 4 Comments

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
# US 2012
# US 2012

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

Mar 7th 2012, 7:29 AM 1,726 Views 9 Comments

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’
Live Mar 7th 2012, 4:00 AM

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

# virginia - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Romney and Santorum prepare to square off in Super Tuesday battles
# Super Tuesday
# Super Tuesday

Romney and Santorum prepare to square off in Super Tuesday battles

Mar 6th 2012, 8:03 AM 1,038 Views 13 Comments

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