Rogue trader John Rusnak: pleaded guilty to defrauding AIB subsidiary Allfirst in 2002 and was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison. He has since run a dry-cleaning and laundry business in the Baltimore area

John Rusnak, the rogue trader who cost AIB $691 million, has said he will not testify at a US trial in which the bank is suing Citibank for $(...)

Tangier Island, Virginia, in Chesapeake Bay; The island is just 4ft above sea level so it is vulnerable to the vast expanse of water around it. Photograph: Simon Carswell

As James “Ooker” Eskridge drives around Tangier Island, which he has represented as mayor for eight years, he stops his electric golf cart next(...)

Colm Hughes with his U2 hedge in Malahide. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There’s something pleasingly eccentric about topiary. And it is more pleasing still when found in unlikely places. Seeing beautifully carved hedges(...)

A high-tech US military blimp designed to detect a missile attack has come loose and wreaked havoc as it floated from Maryland into Pennsylvania while dragging more than a mile of cable and knocking out power to thousands. Photograph: Service Electric Cablevision/Handout via Reuters.

A high-tech US military blimp designed to detect a missile attack has come loose and wreaked havoc as it floated from Maryland into Pennsylvania whil(...)

 Police in riot gear stand on on the street after Baltimore authorities released a report on the death of Freddie Gray in May. Kevin McLeod was shot in Reistertown, an area where protests broke out following Gray’s death. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

A man was shot dead after pointing his finger as if it was a gun at a police officer who was chasing him for trying to obtain cough syrup with a fake (...)

Supporters and protesters  outside the White House in Washington during the visit of Salman bin Abd al Aziz. Photograph: EPA/Michael Reynolds

Reassuring Saudi Arabia’s king that the Iran nuclear deal would not destabilise the Middle East was high on the topics of discussion when US presiden(...)

A woman places a bouquet of roses at a memorial for Sandra Bland near Prairie View A&M University on Tuesday. Photograph: Pat Sullivan/AP

Authorities in the US have insisted that a patrol car video showing the arrest of a black motorist, who was later found dead in a jail cell, was not e(...)

 President Barack Obama: stressed that there was no alternative to the deal. Photograph: Getty Images

The tough negotiations leading to a nuclear deal with Iran may have concluded in Vienna, but the hard work on selling the agreement to sceptical Repub(...)

José del R Millán from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the electrode-studded hat capable of analysing brain signals which are then given to a robot as instructions to follow. These instructions are transmitted in real time over the internet

“Humans are not disabled, humans are not broken. Our built environment, our technology is disabled. We need not accept our limitations.” These were t(...)

Former Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley waves to the crowd with his wife, Katie, after formally announcing his campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination in Maryland. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Barbara O’Malley recalls the first time her son Martin ran for office. It was high school, the eighth grade and O’Malley was 14. As well as passing on(...)