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# washington - 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 41,768 Views 0 Comments

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

# washington - 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 27,357 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 6,900 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 17,577 Views 40 Comments

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

# washington - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Ahead of Obama vs Romney: Top 5 moments from US presidential debates
# You're No Jack Kennedy
# You're No Jack Kennedy

Ahead of Obama vs Romney: Top 5 moments from US presidential debates

Oct 3rd 2012, 6:45 AM 5,867 Views 9 Comments

Obama and Romney will go head to head for the first time in a presidential debate tonight – but here’s 5 stand-out moments from previous presidential races.

# washington - Friday 10 August, 2012

US says has 'eyes' inside Iran nuclear programme
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

US says has 'eyes' inside Iran nuclear programme

Aug 10th 2012, 9:31 PM 5,074 Views 30 Comments

Israel has insisted the threat of Iran developing a viable nuclear weapon was becoming more “urgent” – but Washington has indicated diplomacy remains the best option.

# washington - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Woman chased and attacked by raccoons
# Attack
# Attack

Woman chased and attacked by raccoons

Jul 11th 2012, 10:45 AM 5,286 Views 16 Comments

Michaela Lee was left with 16 puncture wounds after being set upon by several of the small animals in a US park.

# washington - Thursday 21 June, 2012

After 40 years, the 'what ifs' of Watergate scandal are still tantalising
# Watergate
# Watergate

After 40 years, the 'what ifs' of Watergate scandal are still tantalising

Jun 21st 2012, 7:30 AM 7,095 Views 4 Comments

Forty years on from a late night break-in that would eventually lead to the first and only resignation of a US President there are plenty considering the “what ifs” of the scandal.

# washington - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Prosecutor launches new Strauss-Kahn gang rape investigation
# DSK
# DSK

Prosecutor launches new Strauss-Kahn gang rape investigation

May 22nd 2012, 8:33 AM 2,390 Views 5 Comments

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn acknowledges being involved in “libertine” activity, but says he never used violence and was unaware of anyone being paid for sex.

# washington - Saturday 19 May, 2012

G-8 leaders to focus on European financial crisis
# G8
# G8

G-8 leaders to focus on European financial crisis

May 19th 2012, 10:21 AM 1,253 Views 14 Comments

Energy will also be on the agenda, as the world looks to the oil markets in advance of scheduled sanctions on Iranian oil exports.

# washington - Thursday 17 May, 2012

George W Bush welcomes Arab Spring, says USA should not 'fear freedom'
# Dubya
# Dubya

George W Bush welcomes Arab Spring, says USA should not 'fear freedom'

May 17th 2012, 2:42 PM 1,732 Views 9 Comments

Bush said the United States shouldn’t fear the spread of freedom – even if it doesn’t know what policies newly liberated countries will pursue.

# washington - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Romney insists he would have ordered bin Laden killed
# Bin Laden
# Bin Laden

Romney insists he would have ordered bin Laden killed

May 1st 2012, 8:00 PM 2,864 Views 12 Comments

Seemingly backtracking on his statements from a few years ago, the Republican presidential candidate says he would have given the order to kill Osama bin Laden.

# washington - Monday 30 April, 2012

What's Obama's slogan going to be for the 2012 election?
# Usa 2012
# Usa 2012

What's Obama's slogan going to be for the 2012 election?

Apr 30th 2012, 1:55 PM 3,190 Views 38 Comments

His ‘Yes We Can’ campaign in 2008 was seen as hugely influential – but can his new slogan top its popularity?

# washington - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

VIDEO: 13-year-old boy saves school bus as driver passes out
# Pupil Of The Month
# Pupil Of The Month

VIDEO: 13-year-old boy saves school bus as driver passes out

Apr 11th 2012, 8:47 AM 6,612 Views 16 Comments

Quick-thinking pupil Jeremy Wuitschick managed to guide the bus to a stop – as this clip shows…

# washington - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Convicted felon finds time to update his Facebook status while on the run
# Fugitive
From The Daily Edge
# Fugitive

Convicted felon finds time to update his Facebook status while on the run

Apr 10th 2012, 8:49 AM 5,541 Views 5 Comments

As one friend posted to his account: “cops all over you.” Travis A. Nicolaysen responded with: “got away thanks bro.”

# washington - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

A bromance continues: David Cameron and Barack Obama
# BFFs
# BFFs

A bromance continues: David Cameron and Barack Obama

Mar 14th 2012, 2:34 PM 4,276 Views 16 Comments

The British Prime Minister is in the US for a three-day visit.

# washington - Monday 12 March, 2012

Girl, 7, dies after being shot by sibling
# Child Shooting
# Child Shooting

Girl, 7, dies after being shot by sibling

Mar 12th 2012, 9:07 AM 4,359 Views 6 Comments

The children discovered a gun in their policeman father’s van on Saturday.

# washington - Sunday 4 March, 2012

Romney extends lead with victory in Washington state
# US 2012
# US 2012

Romney extends lead with victory in Washington state

Mar 4th 2012, 9:57 AM 963 Views 2 Comments

The frontrunner left his opponents scrambling for second place last night in the race for the Republican US presidential nomination.

# washington - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Prime numbers: The week in stats
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Prime numbers: The week in stats

Feb 25th 2012, 6:59 PM 2,970 Views 0 Comments

Debts, draw-downs, state assets and lunar rock – all of that, and more, in your weekly numerical wrap-up.

# washington - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Nine-year-old facing charges over US school shooting
# School Shooting
# School Shooting

Nine-year-old facing charges over US school shooting

Feb 23rd 2012, 10:05 PM 5,963 Views 32 Comments

Amina Kocer-Bowman, 8, remains in critical condition today after being shot in the abdomen yesterday.

Girl, 8, seriously injured in Washington school shooting
# School Shooting
# School Shooting

Girl, 8, seriously injured in Washington school shooting

Feb 23rd 2012, 2:45 PM 2,198 Views 3 Comments

Police say that the girl was apparently accidentally shot by a classmate yesterday afternoon.

# washington - Monday 20 February, 2012

Washington avalanche kills 3 skiers
# Cascade Mountains
# Cascade Mountains

Washington avalanche kills 3 skiers

Feb 20th 2012, 7:48 AM 1,696 Views 0 Comments

A fourth skier survived the slide on Stevens Pass in the Cascade Mountains.

# washington - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

US state becomes the seventh to legalise same-sex marriage
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

US state becomes the seventh to legalise same-sex marriage

Feb 14th 2012, 10:58 AM 1,878 Views 20 Comments

However opponents of the new law immediately filed legal papers to challenge it, making it likely that a vote will have to be held on the issue.

# washington - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Tánaiste hopeful of 'early progress' on US visas for Irish
# Immigration
# Immigration

Tánaiste hopeful of 'early progress' on US visas for Irish

Feb 9th 2012, 1:10 PM 3,111 Views 11 Comments

Meanwhile, Eamon Gilmore joins Enda Kenny, Richard Bruton and Bill Clinton for a forum urging “influential friends” to invest in Ireland.

# washington - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

'Few precedents' for scale of Ireland's austerity budgets, Gilmore admits
# Austerity
# Austerity

'Few precedents' for scale of Ireland's austerity budgets, Gilmore admits

Feb 8th 2012, 9:14 PM 4,667 Views 31 Comments

The Tánaiste told a US audience that budgetary measures had come “at a considerable cost to the Irish people”.

# washington - Monday 6 February, 2012

Man kills self, two sons in fire at Washington home: police
# US
# US

Man kills self, two sons in fire at Washington home: police

Feb 6th 2012, 12:47 PM 5,074 Views 5 Comments

US authorities say that Josh Powell, whose wife has been missing for two years, intentionally set his home on fire during his children’s visit.

# washington - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Pint-size Present of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

Pint-size Present of the Day

Jan 19th 2012, 10:32 AM 3,909 Views 10 Comments

No comment.

# washington - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Video: Smoke bomb sparks White House lockdown
# White House
# White House

Video: Smoke bomb sparks White House lockdown

Jan 18th 2012, 8:45 AM 1,436 Views 1 Comment

Hundreds of Occupy protesters had gathered outside of the gates after marching on the US Capitol.

# washington - Friday 13 January, 2012

Amir Khan gets his rematch with Lamont Peterson
# Do Over
From The42
# Do Over

Amir Khan gets his rematch with Lamont Peterson

Jan 13th 2012, 10:10 AM 283 Views 0 Comments

Golden Boy Promotion chief executive says the WBA has at last given into his calls for a another fight.

# washington - Monday 9 January, 2012

US army investigating loss of 'sensitive' weapons accessories
# Sensitive
# Sensitive

US army investigating loss of 'sensitive' weapons accessories

Jan 9th 2012, 2:37 PM 1,997 Views 4 Comments

A $10,000 reward has been offered for information which leads to the recovery of the missing military gear.

Slideshow: 6 things you didn't know about Michelle Obama
# First Lady
# First Lady

Slideshow: 6 things you didn't know about Michelle Obama

Jan 9th 2012, 11:05 AM 5,288 Views 13 Comments

A new book lifts the lid on the First Lady’s life inside the White House…

# washington - Friday 6 January, 2012

Here's why Amir Khan thinks someone 'interfered' with judges in that defeat
# Ref Justice
From The42
# Ref Justice

Here's why Amir Khan thinks someone 'interfered' with judges in that defeat

Jan 6th 2012, 10:33 AM 963 Views 8 Comments

British boxer took to Twitter last night to post a series of pictures of the ringside goings on in Washington.

# washington - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Daggers found hidden in hollowed-out book at US airport
# Daggers
# Daggers

Daggers found hidden in hollowed-out book at US airport

Dec 21st 2011, 9:25 AM 2,747 Views 12 Comments

TSA officials found the weapons concealed in a passenger’s book at a Washington airport.

# washington - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

US ask Iran to return alleged CIA 'spy'
# Iran
# Iran

US ask Iran to return alleged CIA 'spy'

Dec 20th 2011, 11:01 AM 1,151 Views 9 Comments

The US has asked for Iran to free “without delay” a 28-year-old American man of Iranian descent who has been accused of spying.

# washington - Sunday 27 November, 2011

US vows full probe into Pakistan border incident
# Afghan War
# Afghan War

US vows full probe into Pakistan border incident

Nov 27th 2011, 9:14 AM 1,319 Views 1 Comment

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered America’s deepest condolences for the loss of 25 Pakistani soldiers.

# washington - Saturday 26 November, 2011

Pakistan: 25 troops dead in NATO helicopter attack
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Pakistan: 25 troops dead in NATO helicopter attack

Nov 26th 2011, 12:27 PM 894 Views 5 Comments

Pakistan has blamed NATO for the attack on the Afghanistan border last night.

# washington - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Iran rejects America's 'virtual embassy' plan
# Iran
# Iran

Iran rejects America's 'virtual embassy' plan

Nov 1st 2011, 11:41 AM 437 Views 5 Comments

Hillary Clinton said last week that the US plans to launch a website offering visa advice to Iranians who want to travel to the US.

New flights to run between Dublin and Washington, DC
# Flights
# Flights

New flights to run between Dublin and Washington, DC

Nov 1st 2011, 9:12 AM 3,450 Views 21 Comments

United Airlines will operate the flight, the first time this company has flown out of Ireland.

# washington - Sunday 9 October, 2011

Demonstrators pepper-sprayed in Washington museum
# Occupy DC
# Occupy DC

Demonstrators pepper-sprayed in Washington museum

Oct 9th 2011, 9:21 AM 481 Views 16 Comments

Police used pepper spray to repel the protesters, who entered the National Air and Space Museum in Washington to demonstrate yesterday.