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Ex officer stole €1.7m in coins

A former police officer for the US Mint in Philadelphia has admitted to stealing $2.4m (€1.7m) worth of "error" coins and selling them to a coin distributor in California.

William Gray (64) pleaded guilty to charges of theft of government property and tax evasion. He admitted taking the coins, knowing they would be more valuable to collectors because they were "mint errors".

Boy accused of violent conduct

A boy has been charged with violent behaviour at a garda station in Dublin.

The 14-year-old appeared at the Children's Court accused of being intoxicated and breach of the peace, at the South Circular Road on August 25 last. He also faced an additional charge for violent behaviour at Kevin Street Garda station. He was remanded on bail.

Dead satellite to fall to Earth

A dead Nasa satellite will soon fall to Earth, but the space agency said there is very little chance that a piece of it will hit someone.

Nasa said the 20-year-old satellite will probably fall sometime between late September and October.

It said pieces could land anywhere in the six inhabited continents.