Officials inspect the scene of Tuesday’s crash in which a Metro-North train collided with an SUV in Valhalla, New York. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

As the investigation into the deadliest incident in the history of New York’s Metro-North Railroad got under way on Wednesday, officials said they (...)

US attorney general Eric Holder has announced that  criminal charges have been brought against three men for their alleged involvement in a Russian spy ring operating in New York City. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters.

The US government has unveiled criminal charges against three men for their alleged involvement in a Russian spy ring operating in New York City.Evgen(...)

Two plainclothes New York City police officers were shot in the Bronx on Monday night after they attempted to stop  a robbery. Above, a policeman bows his head as he listens during the funeral of  NYPD officer Wenjian Liu January 4th, 2015. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters 1:11

Two plainclothes New York City police officers were shot in the Bronx on Monday night after they attempted to stop a car while responding to a robbery(...)

American actor John Finn

John Finn is an American actor who plays an Irish-speaking garda in TG4’s drama, ‘An Bronntanas’. He had a lead role in the US series ‘Cold Case’ –(...)

Alisha Jordan with the West County Hotel Cup at a photocall ahead of the TG4 All-Ireland Junior, Intermediate and Senior Ladies Football Championship Finals next  Sunday. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Can’t make it all alone, Alisha Jordan is talking about the visible ink on her arms. “That’s what New York does to you. You get carried away sometime(...)

Dave Fanning: “The J1 is one of the most important things you do as a student”

DAVE FANNING Music journalist and broadcaster Massachusetts, 1974 On my first day in New York I ordered a “baggle”, meaning a bagle. I ordere(...)

Anna Kennedy with mum Eilish and dad Jimmy at their home in Co Donegal. Photograph: Declan Doherty

‘In my gut, I knew something was wrong.” At her home in Donegal, sitting across from her husband Jimmy, Eilish Kennedy describes the moment 13 years (...)

He looks guilty as sin: Eric Bana takes Sean Harris in for questioning

HSo, apparently this utterly ghastly horror film is based on true events. Yeah, and my poop smells of pansies. Actually, in one sense, Deliver Us From(...)

 Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America  has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

The US justice department is poised to announce a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over accusations that it duped investors into buying (...)

German players pose for the winners’ photo after winning the FIFA World Cup: while talent is a prerequisite, organisation and hard work make a big difference.Photograph: EPA/Ballesteros

Adam Smith’s most profound insight was on the relationship between the division of labour and the extent of the market. The old sage would even have b(...)