Curtis Jones  completed his sentence at a medium security prison in South Florida. His sister is due to be released in the coming days. Photograph: Getty Images

A Florida man who was convicted of committing murder at the age of 12 after being tried as an adult left prison on Tuesday morning after serving almos(...)

Gillian (26) is a pastry chef from Clonmel, Co Tipperary who most recently worked at the Shelbourne Hotel. Wesley (26) from Capetown, South Afr(...)

The accident destroyed an unmanned Dragon cargo ship about two minutes after it lifted off from Florida for the International Space Station. Photograph: Mike Brown/Reuters

A faulty metal brace in an unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket likely triggered the explosion that destroyed the booster minutes after liftoff from Florid(...)

Florida-based Grooveshark had some 35 million users of its music streaming service at its peak. Photograph: Facebook

Joshua Greenberg, the 28-year-old co-founder of the music streaming website Grooveshark, was found dead in his home in Gainesville, Florida, over the (...)

Despite the US and Cuba opening their embassies, the move doesn’t end the US trade embargo against Cuba. Photograph: Ernesto Mastrascusa/EPA 0:59

The Cuban flag was raised over Havana’s embassy in Washington on Monday for the first time in 54 years as the United States and Cuba formally restored(...)

'But for the mild penis-anxiety blip, Magic Mike XXL is all about the women'

Let me preface this piece by stating that this is not a review of Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to the Steven Soderbergh 2012 sleeper hit Magic Mike. (...)

Fire crews try to control the blaze at Mt Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina. Photograph: Clarendon County Fire Department/Reuters

US investigators are examining the cause of a series of fires at black churches across the southeastern United States over the past two weeks. The (...)

A man watches a television broadcast of US president Barack Obama speaking, in Havana on Wednesday. Mr Obama said the US would increase contacts with the Cuban people and engage with the Havana government, civil society and ordinary Cubans. Photograph: Enrique de la Osa/Reuters

The United States and Cuba have agreed to reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, officially restoring diplomatic relations more than a half centur(...)

US president Barack Obama. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The US and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other’s capitals, as the countries bid to restore ties after more than 50 years of hostilities. (...)

Subaru needs to make greater strides in the engine department. The  gearbox strains and bellows under full acceleration

As the late, great Frank Gorshin would have said, “Riddle me this, riddle me that”. Riddle me how a car company, which utterly trounces Volkswagen (...)