Jody May-Chang greets a friend as couples gather at the Ada County Courthouse in Idaho to apply for same-sex marriage licences, moments before the ruling. Photograph: Patrick Sweeney/Reuters

The US supreme court has temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling on same-sex marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada that would have allowed gay couple(...)

Glanbia’s global performance nutrition division was the key contributor to the group’s first-half results. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh / THE IRISH TIMES

Glanbia, the Irish performance nutrition and ingredients group, grew its sales by 10.7 per cent to €1.3 billion in the first six months of its year, w(...)

Kevin McCarthy (49) has been promoted to the role of majority leader in the lower chamber of the US Congress. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The third most senior Republican in the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy has been promoted to the role of majority leader in the lower chamber(...)

Signs of support with images of US Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl are displayed outside Zaney’s coffee shop in Hailey, Idaho. Photograph: Patrick Sweeney/Files/Reuters.

Bowe Bergdahl’s home town has abruptly cancelled plans for a welcome back celebration amid security fears over the prospect of big crowds - for and ag(...)

Brendan Boyle (right) with his brother Kevin, speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and their father, Frank, who is from Donegal.

The son of a Co Donegal emigrant was among the winners picked to lead their parties in the US midterm elections in November as primary voters in six s(...)

Dr John Ryan, cardiologist and assistant professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. “The reality is patients don’t complain based on organ systems, they complain based on symptoms.”

There are downsides to every job and, in the case of Tipperary-born cardiologist Dr John Ryan, it is telling people they have an incurable illness. Ry(...)

The To-Do List
The To-Do List

The To-Do List is set in 1993. And just in case you miss the relevant inter-title, the film is fit to burst with the flotsam and jetsam of the age: Ed(...)

One of the largest wildfires in California history roared deeper into Yosemite National Park today while flames on the opposite side of the sprawling (...)

A massive search enters its seventh day today for  James Lee DiMaggio, suspected of abducting Hannah Anderson (16). Photograph: San Diego Sheriff’s Department handout

A harrowing search for a missing California teenager ended when FBI agents rescued the girl and shot and killed her apparent kidnapper at a campsite d(...)

When, in April 2007, American newsrooms first learned of a mass shooting at the Virginia Tech campus, journalists seeking information on the victim(...)