Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm, who is attempting to walk away from his bankruptcy debts in Boston. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

The judge in the trial of three former Anglo Irish Bank directors described the bank’s former chief executive David Drumm as “the author” of th(...)

Paramedic Bryce Reed  has been arrested for possession of an explosive device, a federal official said yesterday. Photograph: McClennan County Sheriff’s Office/Reuters

A criminal investigation has been launched into the massive Texas fertiliser plant explosion that killed 14 people, after weeks of largely trea(...)

Former president George Bush: “I’m comfortable with what I did,” he said. “I’m comfortable with who I am.” Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Former US president George W Bush, one of the most controversial presidents of the modern age, has said he is comfortable with(...)

A Kaufman County Sheriff's deputy stops a vehicle entering the neighborhood where Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife were found dead on SaturdayPhotograph:  C Curry/The New York Times

Authorities have launched a massive investigation into the weekend killings of a Texas district attorney and his wife, which occurred months af(...)

The summer before I started college, I lost my heart to a Western. As I waited nervously for my Leaving Cert results, I distracted myself with (...)