Jenna Morris trims Nick Bonora’s hair at Bernadette’s Barbershop in  Lafayette, Indiana.  The store is one of several that display a sticker stating: “This business serves everyone.” Photograph: Nate Chute/Reuters

The national uproar over new religious freedom state laws has shown how the conflict between defenders of religious liberty and opponents of discri(...)

 Actor Liam Neeson, who will narrate the Easter Rising documentary The Irish Rebellion. The   documentary’s premier will be simulcasted in Irish embassies across the world to local audiences.  Photograph: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images

A €2.8 million documentary that will be the centrepiece of the television coverage of the Easter Rising centenary will be screened simultaneously in I(...)

A 1915 bottle in the Coca-Cola archives in Atlanta, Georgia.

In 1915 the Root Glass Company of Terre Haute, Indiana was one of eight glass manufacturers to take up the challenge set by a company based in Atla(...)

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker   speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on Thursday. Walker’s  bitter fight against trade unions has cast him on to the national stage. Photograph: Jabin Botsford/The New York Times

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker received one of the loudest cheers of his speech at this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) when h(...)

Don Keough was among the first recipients of an Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Award honouring members of the Irish diaspora

Irish-American businessman Don Keough, a champion of Ireland who promoted Irish studies in the US and encouraged American corporate investment into Ir(...)

Luck of the draw: last week’s Lotto was postponed after a glitch

After racking up losses of €43 million, Greek gaming giant Intralot last year pulled the plugged on a pretty disastrous foray into running part of the(...)

Snow collects on a bicycle during a snow storm in Cambridge, Massachusetts on January 24th.   Forecasters are warning of up to 90cms of snow for part of the east coast of the US on Monday.  Photograph: Reuters 1:00

Aer Lingus has cancelled flights between Dublin and New York today ahead of the potentially “historic” blizzard to hit the east coast ofthe US. The ai(...)

Edward Longshore draped in an American flag stands outside the Silent Movie Theatre for a midnight screening of ‘The Interview’ in Los Angeles, California. The provocative comedy  went straight to US consumers  in an unprecedented online debut. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

Sony Pictures’ comedy The Interview grossed more than $1 million in limited release at the US box office on December 25th, the studio said on Friday.T(...)

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr (left) leans in to whisper to Hammond Police Lieutenant Richard Hoyda during a news conference about murders in Hammond, Indiana. Photograph: Reuters

The bodies of seven women have been found in Indiana after a man confessed to killing one woman and led investigators to at least three other bodie(...)

Objection! Meretricious sentimentality! Objection! Badgering the audience! Where is this leading, your honour? Where indeed? Heaven save us fro(...)