Timothy Ray Jones is seen in an undated picture provided by the Smith County Sheriff’s Department in Smith County, Mississippi. Five children between the ages of 2 and 8 were found dead yesterday  near a logging road in Alabama. Photograph: Smith County Sheriff’s Department/Handout/Reuters

A South Carolina man led US authorities to the bodies of his five children in rural Alabama, ending a six-day search that had stretched across the So(...)

Jeff Buckley on stage at Wetlands, New York, in 1994, the year ‘Grace’ was released. Photograph: Steve Eichner/Getty Images

Some albums are born great and some have greatness thrust upon them with time. And some, like Jeff Buckley’s Grace, are a bit of both. Released(...)

Joe

To date, David Gordon Green has zigzagged himself an enjoyably erratic groove. George Washington, his superb debut feature, flagged him as a denizen o(...)

Senator Thad Cochran celebrates with supporters at a victory party in Jackson, Mississippi. Photograph: Edmund D Fountain/The New York Times

The latest win by the US Republican Party mainstream over the insurgent conservative wing – a narrow victory by veteran Mississippi senator Thad Co(...)

William Higgins sits on a stump outside his grandfather’s house that was destroyed by a tornado yesterday in Mayflower, Arkansas. Photograph: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images 1:29

On a second day of ferocious storms that have claimed at least 21 lives in the southern United States, a tornado tore through the Mississippi t(...)

Photograph: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty 3:17

‘Okay, you knuckleheads,” the drill instructor shouts at three recruits lined up outside the company commander’s office. They jump to attention as (...)

 Police  work to assist motorists as they attempt to drive up a hill covered in snow in Charlotte, North Carolina, yesterday. Photograph: Chris Keane/Reuters

A deadly winter storm gripped the southeastern US yesterday, crippling travel, grounding flights, knocking out power to 363,000 customers and (...)

An angry looking sea churns under the Baily Lighthouse on Howth Head as a walker takes to the beach on Sandymount during the recent stormy weather. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

About 70 per cent of the surface of the Earth is covered in water. For billions of years, the boundaries between sea and land have been in flux. The v(...)

Patty Griffin: ‘I don’t have a naturally strong voice. I have to work like an athlete to keep it’

‘I wrote a lot of it before he died. I was kind of bracing myself for that because you know it was going to be big. I was connected to him pretty s(...)

Kathryn Stockett author of ‘The Help’

American novel The Help was the most borrowed adult fiction book in Irish libraries last year, according to figures from the Local Government Manageme(...)