US president Barack Obama announcing a  plan  to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from  coal-burning power plants. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The Obama administration has vowed to override states that refuse to accept its new climate goals by mandating how they should achieve emissions cuts,(...)

US presidential hopeful Rick Perry has said filmgoers should be able to take their guns into cinemas in order to help stop fatal shootings. Photograph: Getty

US presidential hopeful Rick Perry has said filmgoers should be able to take their guns into cinemas in order to help stop fatal shootings. Spe(...)

Melvin Galle Jr (41) and Keith M Galle (34) have been charged with attempted second-degree murder and armed robbery over the shooting of Brian Hanrahan (30) from Co Tipperary on January 27th.

Two brothers accused of robbing and shooting an Irish garda while he was on holiday in New Orleans in January will stand trial separately in October, (...)

Albert Woodfox: he was was convicted of the murder in 1972 of a guard in Angola prison, Louisiana, where he was serving time for armed robbery

A federal court has ordered the release of the longest-standing solitary confinement prisoner in the US, who has been in isolation almost without paus(...)

The burial of Liam Flynn at Arlington National Cemetery. Photograph: Marty Katz

A US military investigation into the Black Hawk helicopter crash that killed an Irish member of the US Marines and 10 others off Florida’s coast in Ma(...)

Dennis Hastert, speaker of the US House of Representatives from 1999-2007, allegedly paid an individual from his hometown of Yorkville $3.5 million (€3.2 million) to “compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct”. File photograph: Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images

Former speaker of the US House of Representatives Dennis Hastert has been charged with lying to the FBI and evading banking laws over the alleged paym(...)

Joe Conway, originally from Portlaoise, is director of print and electronic media at Houston Community College: “You pick up a lot of skills working as a journalist”

Plenty of people have run away from Ireland over the years. None more so than Joe Conway, who took to his heels and left the country in 1987 to take u(...)

Percy Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad ‘When A Man Loves A Woman’, has died at the age of 74. Photograph: Getty Images

Percy Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad ‘When A Man Loves A Woman’, has died at the age of 74.William Clark, coroner for East Baton Ro(...)

 Jason Quigley will take on Lanny Dardar in Los Angeles on Friday night. Photograph: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

Donegal’s Jason Quigley faces Lanny Dardar on Friday night in Los Angeles hoping to secure the fourth win of his professional career. The Quigley bout(...)

Gay rights advocate Vin Testa in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP

Gabriela Polanco says her 14-month-old daughter Alexandra Noemi is running around, eating with a fork and drinking out of “a big-girl cup”.Two years a(...)