US Republican senator Marco Rubio: highlighted age difference between Hillary Clinton and him. Photograph: Hans Deryk/Reuters

Marco Rubio, a Republican senator from Florida, has attacked Hillary Clinton, saying she would be a flawed “20th century candidate” for the presidency(...)

A Florida jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer 18 years ago record punitive damages of more than $23 billion (€17 billion) in her lawsuit against the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Florida jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer 18 years ago record punitive damages of more than $23 billion (€17 bil(...)

The judge rejected claims that funding for the purchase of the house came from a tow truck business Christy Russell claimed to operate. He was also satisfied the income from such a business was not consistent with Mr Russell’s lifestyle, which included a Florida cruise and a €38,000 extension to the house. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The home of the wife of Christy Russell, a man described by a judge as having “extensive links” to people involved in the “upper levels of crime”, was(...)

Virgin Atlantic is to fly from Northern Ireland to the United States next summer, for the first time.The airline, founded by Richard Branson 30 years(...)

A mural of LeBron James reads “come home” on the side of a barbershop in Cleveland. Photograph: Dustin Franz/New York Times

Among the beautiful people expected to turn up in Rio for tomorrow night’s World Cup final is the superstar whose homecoming has been subject to frenz(...)

 Middleweight Jason Quigley (left)  against Zanibek Alimkhanulyin the World Championship final last year. Quigley will face Howard Reece in his first professional fight on Saturday. Photograph: Cahal Noonan/INPHO

Jason Quigley will face Florida’s Howard Reece in his debut professional fight on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas. The former Irish (...)

Bankhawk Analytics chief executive Brian Weakliam

Irish financial services company Bankhawk Analytics has been named “most transformative” start-up at the SAP Sapphire Now conference in Orlando, Flori(...)

Senan Allen SC was an agreed investigator between AIB and bank manager Declan Maher from Clifden, Co Galway. Mr Maher is claiming unfair dismissal and seeking compensation from AIB after his position at AIB Clifden was terminated in 2011.

A senior counsel appointed as an independent investigator concluded that a bank manager warranted dismissal as a result of writing a letter sanctionin(...)

A still from a video clip showing Tariq Khdeir’s face with a heavy black eye and swollen lip. He is a cousin of Mohammed Abu-Khdeir, the youth whom Palestinians believe was abducted and murdered by far-right Israelis on Wednesday.

An Israeli judge today released from jail and placed under house arrest a 15-year-old American of Palestinian descent whose apparent beating by Israel(...)

The passport processing office in Balbriggan, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The woman behind the glass is more adept at avoiding eye contact than a Dublin City Council clamper. “You’re not leaving the country today,” sh(...)