Gardai have launched an appeal for a Wexford boy who has been missing for four days. Seamus Ronan-John (16) was last seen at the Greenlake, Fourth Mountain area of Wexford at around 11pm on Saturday, August 23.
He is 6ft tall, slim, with very tight shaven brown hair. He has brown eyes, and has eyebrow and ear piercings. Seamus is believed to be wearing a grey coloured Smith & Jones jacket with white lines on the sleeves and blue writing on the front.
Scientists erase bad memories
Bad memories of trauma need not leave people emotionally scarred for life, according to neuroscientists who claim it is possible to erase feelings of fear or anxiety attached to stressful events.
In a breakthrough for the treatment of depression or post-traumatic stress, researchers at the Riken-MIT Centre for Neural Circuit Genetics, in America, have pinpointed the brain circuits that attach emotions to memories, and crucially, learnt how to reverse the link.
F1 boss Bernie out to get even
The Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has promised to get even with critics who predicted his downfall from a bribery trial, which he settled earlier this month.
Mr Ecclestone paid $100m to prosecutors in Germany to put the brakes on charges that he paid a bribe to steer the sale of Formula One to his preferred buyer, the private equity firm CVC. "Now I am in a position where I have got a little bit more time and I shall follow my old idea in life: 'Don't get mad, get even.' I haven't got mad but I'm going to get even," Mr Ecclestone said.
'I'm glad I was blown up'
A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing has married the nurse who tended to his injuries after the terrorist attack. In a love story watched closely by Americans, James Costello married Krista D'Agostino at a hotel just a mile from the scene of the bombing.
"One thing I say that she hates is I'm actually glad I got blown up," Mr Costello said in an interview. "I don't think I would have ever met her if I didn't."
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Police who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant struck and killed a crew member with the longrunning "Cops" television show and the suspect, who was carrying a pellet gun, authorities said Wednesday.
Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said witnesses and officers thought the robbery suspect's Airsoft handgun was real, but that it fires only plastic pellets. He said the suspect fired from the pellet gun before officers returned fire. The suspect was struck by gunfire, but fled outside of the restaurant before collapsing.
Officers continued firing on the suspect as he exited the restaurant, and that was when the "Cops" crew member was also struck, said Schamaderer.
"Cops" is a reality TV show that depicts law enforcement officers in action. According to its website, the show has been filmed in at least 140 U.S. cities and three foreign counties.