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In brief: Man denies he spat on garda

A YOUNG man has denied spitting at a garda after he was taken to a garda station on suspicion of public order offences.

Michael Casey (21) is alleged to have spat on Garda Aidan Ferris's clothing during an incident in Tallaght Garda Station.

Casey denies the allegation, and Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter until September.

Casey, of Brookview Green, Tallaght, denied assaulting Garda Ferris and violent behaviour at Tallaght Garda Station on April 2.

He also denied wilfully obstructing Garda Brian O'Connor during an incident at Brookview Lawns and to failing to follow the directions of gardai at Brookview Way.

'Sterile' victims

fight for payout

Nearly 35 years after the US ended its sterilisation programme, North Carolina is the only state trying to make amends to thousands of victims.

They cannot have children because of eugenics-inspired theories about social improvement.

Next week, victims and their relatives will tell their stories to a state task force considering compensation to victims of sterilisations that continued into 1974.

Roughly 85pc of victims were women or girls, some as young as 10.

Four killed in shop hold-up

Four people were shot dead at a pharmacy on New York's Long Island in what police said looked like a robbery gone wrong.

Gunfire erupted inside Haven Drugs, a family-owned pharmacy in Medford, about 60 miles east of New York city.

Police rushed to the scene after getting a call about gunfire from a witness.

When they arrived, they found two employees and two customers dead.

TV series wins four Emmys

The Bold And The Beautiful has won drama series honours for the third consecutive year at the Daytime Emmys in Las Vegas.

Scott Clifton also won 'younger actor' honours for his role as Liam Cooper in the show -- one of four trophies the series earned.

It tied with The Young And The Restless for directing in a drama series.