US singer Don McLean pictured in  Dublin in May 2015. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

American Pie singer Don McLean has been arrested in Maine on a domestic violence charge. Jail supervisor Corporal Brad Woll said Mr McLean was arrest(...)

What was revealed during the murder trial of Graham Dwyer (centre) was a person with a dark and twisted mind, and a sex scene that had allowed him to prey on vulnerable women. File photograph: Collins Courts

Everyone’s normal shifted during the trial of Graham Dwyer for the murder of Elaine O’Hara earlier in 2015. Over the course of 46 days, the facade o(...)

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump told a campaign rally in Tennessee that he would “build a big, beautiful safe zone” inside Syria where people could find refuge.  Photograph: Wade Payne/AP

More than half of America’s states are refusing to accept Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks as Republican presidential contenders propo(...)

A Democratic Party supporter in Louisville takes down a sign supporting Jack Conway, the defeated candidate in the Kentucky governorship election. Photograph: Philip Scott Andrew/The New York Times

A California state politician, a Democrat from the San Francisco Bay area, wants a Bill passed that would allow people to take selfies while castin(...)

In 2000, Kathleen Snavely donated $1 million to Syracuse University’s school of management in memory of her first husband. Photograph: Syracuse University archives

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The company has launched a dedicated US website and will open its first store, in Portland, Maine, in November. It  hopes to open up to 10 US outlets in the next two years

Investment on its imminent US debut and a “bruising second quarter” in the UK have taken their toll on Fat Face, the fashion retailer. The company, ow(...)

Landmark: The CN Tower in Toronto

Three of us fly into Toronto mid September and fly out of Boston mid October. Can you advise us on the best way to travel from Toronto (after spend(...)

Marijuana enthusiasts gather after midnight to celebrate the legalisation of recreational use of marijuana in Portland, Oregon. Photograph: Steve Dipaola/Reuters

Crowds counted down the minutes to midnight then lit up joints as smoking marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday and the legalisation movement (...)

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 (...)

US vice-president Joe Biden said that more than 1.2 million Irish voters “took a courageous stand for love and family when they overwhelmingly chose marriage equality”. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US vice-president Joe Biden has described Ireland as “a nation where the people resoundingly stand for equal rights” after the Irish people voted by a(...)