Passengers disembark from a ferry boat in lower Manhattan in New York following the evacuation of the Statue of Liberty after a telephone bomb threat and the discovery of a suspicious package.  Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Law enforcement authorities have determined the Statue of Liberty and surrounding areas are safe after a bomb scare led to the evacuation of hundreds (...)

A member of a bomb squad works beside a bomb disposal robot and  gyrocopter after it landed on the West Front of the US Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

A Florida man was arrested after he landed his small helicopter on the west lawn of the US Capitol on Wednesday, police said, violating restricted ai(...)

The White House will eliminate a major diplomatic hurdle by pushing to have Cuba dropped from a list of state sponsors of terrorism. Photograph: The New York Times 1:30

Cuba recognised what it called a “fair decision” by US president Barack Obama to inform Congress he intends to remove Cuba from a US list of state spo(...)

A Lamborghini that was part of an exotic car racing attraction at Walt Disney World crashed into a guardrail, killing a passenger and injuring the driver, police said. Photograph: WFTV via AP

A Lamborghini that was part of an exotic car racing attraction at Walt Disney World crashed, killing a passenger and injuring the driver.The Florida H(...)

US president Barack Obama looks on as he gets a tour of the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica. Mr Obama has called for an end to psychiatric therapies that seek to change the sexual orientation of gay, lesbian and transgender youth. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters.

US president Barack Obama has called for an end to psychiatric therapies that seek to change the sexual orientation of gay, lesbian and transgender yo(...)

Peter Casey hopes to win Fine Gael Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh’s seat.

Dragons Den entrepreneur Peter Casey has confirmed he will contest the upcoming General Election in Donegal as an Independent candidate.Mr Casey, from(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

An armed US marshall stands outside federal court in Brooklyn before the court appearance of Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

A US air force veteran has appeared in court accused of trying to support the Islamic State.Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh (47) from New Jersey pleaded (...)

Rick Elice, co-writer of Jersey Boys: ‘I have never been able to hold down a job. I have had no plan to my life, wherever the stream has taken me, I’ve gone.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Rick Elice seems anxious to please his Irish audience. As he delivers a self-deprecating and smart monologue about how he came to write Jersey Boys(...)

Passengers walk from a Delta jet which skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport. Photograph: Larry Donnell/Reuters

A Delta Air Lines jetliner landing during a snowstorm at New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Thursday slid off the runway and struck a fence before coming(...)