Conservative author Peter Schweizer, a former speechwriter for Republican president George W Bush, has claimed in his book “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich” that Hillary Clinton made policy decisions while US secretary of state that benefited donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The publisher of a controversial new book that looks at the ties between Bill and Hillary Clinton and donors to their charity has made several factual(...)

A tornado in Cisco, Texas, last week. Photograph: Brian Khoury/Reuters

In June 1956, David Hoadley was a teenager when a storm passed through his home town of Bismarck, North Dakota, which is at the northernmost end of Am(...)

 Seán Dunne and his wife Gayle Killilea at their home in Ballsbridge back in 2008. Photograph: Derek Speirs

Property developer Sean Dunne thought that by filing for bankruptcy in his new home in the United States in March 2013, he was preempting Ulster Bank’(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm with his wife Lorraine Drumm. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

A US judge was correct in refusing to allow former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm walk away debt-free through bankruptcy because it “wou(...)

Dzokhar Tsarnaev (21), was convicted of 30 federal charges relating to the twin bombings that killed three spectators and wounded more than 260 other people near the marathon’s finish line on April 15th, 2013.

The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial has sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (21), an ethnic Chechen and naturalised American citizen, to death after(...)

Gayle Killilea:  Filed emergency motions seeking a jury trial in the district court rather than in the bankruptcy court in the US. Photograph: Collins

Gayle Killilea, wife of developer Seán Dunne, has asked a US judge not to refer a fraudulent asset transfer case taken against them to the bankruptcy (...)

 Dodging the Iraq issue, Jeb Bush said that “talking about hypotheticals” did a disservice to those who served there.  Photograph: Alvin Baez/Reuters

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, yet to declare his presidential candidacy but expected to make an announcement shortly, is struggling to escape the (...)

 Hillary Clinton’s 1979 interview: the then first lady of Arkansas shared her views on the benefits of being young in elected office, privacy in public life and the strains on “a political marriage”.

A 36-year-old television interview with Hillary Rodham, then first lady of Arkansas, has been unearthed in which the future presidential candidate sha(...)

 Wilbur Ross: The New York investor  sold a 5.5 % stake in Bank of Ireland for €477 million in June 2014, three years after buying into the lender. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Billionaire US investor Wilbur Ross, who almost tripled his money on his bottom- of- the- cycle investment in Bank of Ireland, has ruled out buying i(...)

Children play near the final hideout of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad. Photograph: Asif Hassan/AFP

The raid on the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that killed Osama bin Laden and the intelligence leading to the attack have been a source of fasc(...)