Home comforts: Polly McCourt and Ila

The place of birth on Ila Isabelle McCourt’s birth certificate reads “Manhattan”. Nothing unusual there. Ila is a native New Yorker, born to Cian M(...)

The CIA established the Center on Climate Change and National Security in 2009, a decision that drew fierce criticism from some Republicans who viewed it as a distraction from more pressing terrorist concerns. Photograph: Getty Images

A senior US scientist has expressed concern that the intelligence services are funding climate change research to learn if new technologies could be u(...)

Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, at a match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London, on Sunday. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

New Jersey governor Chris Christie on Sunday began a three-day trade mission to the UK. The trip is meant to bolster his state’s economic and cultura(...)

A street shrine to  Etan Patz. Pedro Hernandez is on trial accused of kidnapping and murder in one of the US’s most famous missing persons cases. File photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The mother of Etan Patz, a boy whose disappearance from a New York City street in 1979 ignited a national movement to find missing children, will tell(...)

Boston and Cape Cod suffered the worst of the US snowstorm on Tuesday, with 36 inches of snowfall recorded in some areas. Photograph: Katherine Taylor/The New York Times. 0:38

A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of s(...)

 Tourists walk over the Brooklyn Bridge ahead of the storm.  Photograph: Andrew Kelly/EPA

The northeastern United States is steeling itself as Winter Storm Juno hits, with meteorologists predicting more than two feet of snow in the region s(...)

Snow collects on a bicycle during a snow storm in Cambridge, Massachusetts on January 24th.   Forecasters are warning of up to 90cms of snow for part of the east coast of the US on Monday.  Photograph: Reuters 1:00

Aer Lingus has cancelled flights between Dublin and New York today ahead of the potentially “historic” blizzard to hit the east coast ofthe US. The ai(...)

A screengrab showing the police stop during which Jerame Reid was fatally injured. 1:40

A US police video of officers confronting and then fatally shooting a black man in southern New Jersey has stirred anger over another death at the han(...)

It is possible the bankruptcy judge can refer his findings against David Drumm (above) to the US attorney general’s office with a view to a legal action being brought over his false statements under the US criminal code. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm could face further legal action from creditors pursuing debts and criminal charges for lying to a (...)

A couple of weeks ago I took my first ever London bus journey. Ok, not quite on a par with scaling Kilimanjaro or going sky diving (two on the buck(...)