Joseph ‘Beau’ Biden, attorney general of Delaware, who has died from cancer.

Former Delaware attorney general Beau Biden, son of US vice president Joe Biden, died on Saturday after battling brain cancer, the vice president s(...)

Prof Richard Wool, who has died aged 67, emigrated to the United States after graduating from UCC in l969 and went on to become an internationally ren(...)

The US Defense Department  accidentally sent shipments of live anthrax bacteria from the Dugway Proving ground facility (above) to labs in nine US states and to a US air base in South Korea. Photograph: George Frey/Epa

The US military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine US states and a US air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to (...)

Caitlin Vennard and Cormac McGrady at Yosemite National Park in California in 2012. McGrady is now unable to visit his American wife’s family in the US because he is banned from the country.

What started for Caitlin Vennard and her husband Cormac McGrady as late-night fun on a beach holiday ended with his deportation from the US, after thr(...)

 Emergency personnel man a barricade near the wreckage of an Amtrak passenger train carrying more than 200 passengers from Washington, DC to New York that derailed  in north Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At least five people were killed and more than 50 others were injured in the crash. Photograph: Mark Makela/Getty Images 1:00

The train that crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night having derailed on a bend, killing at least seven people, was travelling at 106 miles per hour(...)

Demonstrators lie on the street street to block traffic during a protest in Baltimore, Maryland against the death Freddie Gray in police custody. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP Photo/Getty Images 1:06

US police in Delaware have released video from a 2013 incident showing a black suspect being kicked in the face by a white officer who has been charge(...)

Seán Quinn jnr and his sister Colette Quinn. Photograph: David Sleator.

A judge will rule later on an application by members of the family of Seán Quinn for orders permitting them to cross-examine Irish Bank Resolution (...)

US vice president Joe Biden was not at home at the time. Photograph: Mandel Nganmandel NGAN/AFP/Getty

Multiple gunshots were fired from a vehicle near the Delaware home of US vice president Joe Biden last night, the secret service said.The vice preside(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry, who defended the absence of a high-ranking American leader. Photograph: Rick Wilking/AFP/Getty Images

The Obama White House made the rare move of admitting a mistake by saying that it should have sent a senior leader to join with the heads of 40 count(...)

Elton John at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas: Caesars Entertainment last month announced an agreement  to  cut its debt to $8.6bn from about $18.4bn. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Lower-ranking creditors of Caesars Entertainment moved to force the casino company’s main operating unit into bankruptcy in an attempt to block a plan(...)