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Man (21) faces robbery trial

A DUBLIN man has been sent for trial on charges of attempting to hijack a car and armed robbery with an imitation handgun in a shopping centre car park.

Robert Mitchell (21) is alleged to have robbed the woman of €200 and attempted to hijack the car at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre last year.

He had a book of evidence served on him at Blanchardstown District Court.

Mitchell, of Droim Na Coille Drive, Ballyowen Lane, Lucan, was remanded on bail pending his trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on July 12.

ANCIENT APPLE

WORTH A FORTUNE

One of the first Apple computers ever built goes on the Christie's auction block in New York next week – and it could fetch up to €400,000.

The Apple 1 from 1976 is a forerunner of today's MacBooks, iPads and iPhones.

Ted Perry, a retired school psychologist from California who owns the old Apple, has kept it stashed away in a cardboard box.

KILLER FAILS IN

EXECUTION BID

A condemned murderer who tried to seek his own death warrant after Oregon's anti-death penalty governor stopped all executions in the state cannot reject that reprieve, the Oregon Supreme Court has ruled.

Democratic governor John Kitzhaber, in a major salvo in the US's long-running battle over capital punishment, issued a blanket reprieve to all 36 prisoners on Oregon's death row in November 2011.

He said he would allow no more executions on his watch because he believed the death penalty was morally wrong.

TEENS JUST GOT

A LOT SMARTER

Young teenagers who make up the second wave of millennials, the generation that began in the 1980s, are more resilient, adaptable and tech savvy than their older counterparts, a new study shows.

The 70 million millennials, or Generation Y, have been dubbed the entitled or me generation.

Younger millennials, aged 13-17, are very different in outlook, planning and use of technology than 20-somethings.


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