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In Brief: Son jailed after stabbing dad

A 22-year-old man who drunkenly stabbed his father and threatened to kill gardai when they arrived to assist has been sentenced to eight months in jail.

James McDonagh refused to put a knife down and shouted at Garda John Dure, "I'll f***ing kill you sergeant or whoever you are" before throwing cups and saucers at him.

McDonagh, of Campsite, Coolock Lane, in Santry pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to threatening to kill Garda Dure.

Garda Alan Flaherty said gardai were called to the campsite following a row between McDonagh and his father, during which McDonagh's father was stabbed in the hand. Garda Flaherty used his pepper spray on him after McDonagh threw the knife at him.



Space shuttle nears target

A California museum has raised nearly half of the $200m needed to build a permanent exhibit for the space shuttle Endeavour.

The California Science Museum has received a donation from the Mr and Mrs Samuel Oschin Family Foundation that will allow it to start the design phase of the project.

The museum did not disclose the amount of the gift, citing an agreement it made with the foundation.

Endeavour is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles in September.


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