Wednesday 13 December 2017

US court stands by God on currency

The US Supreme Court has refused to hear an atheist's latest challenge to the government's references to God.

Michael Newdow says government references to God on US currency infringe on his religious beliefs. An appeals court says the phrase 'In God We Trust' is ceremonial and patriotic.

Garage goes on sale for £150,000

A garage has gone on sale for the cost of more than many flats in the same city.

The building in Thistle Street Lane, in Edinburgh's New Town, is on the market for £150,000 (€173,000). The 18ft by 18ft building has room for two cars.

Dog ate owner's toes as he slept

A dog ate three of his owner's toes as the diabetic man slept, out of an instinct to remove diseased flesh, according to animal experts.

James Little (61) called the emergency services in Oregon, US, to say his dog had eaten the toes. Experts say dogs will sometimes remove diseased flesh after being attracted to a wound. The dog is now up for adoption.

DNA test confirms rapist's identity

DNA tests have confirmed an unemployed lorry driver is the East Coast Rapist suspected of terrorising women over 12 years, Connecticut police say.

Aaron Thomas (39) was arrested on Friday in Connecticut, US. Yesterday Thomas, who is wanted for 17 rapes and other attacks in four states, was taken to hospital after trying to hang himself in his cell, police said.

Penn thanks Hugo for Haiti support

Sean Penn thanked Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez for supporting the actor's Haiti relief group, saying the aid had helped its humanitarian work.

Mr Chavez met Penn at the presidential palace in Caracas and praised the actor's efforts with his J/P Haitian Relief Organisation.

Man arrested for ambulance theft

A man charged with stealing an ambulance in Kentucky says he needed a ride home.

Police saw the ambulance being driven erratically and pulled it over. The driver, Shane Hale (26), was jailed for drunken driving.

Irish Independent

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