Phoenix-based Capt Michael Johnston (57) died while piloting American Airlines flight 550, scheduled from Phoenix to Boston. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

An American Airlines jetliner with 147 passengers on board made an emergency landing in Syracuse, New York, on Monday after the pilot suffered a heart(...)

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Mark Makela/Reuters

Pope Francis landed in Philadelphia on the final stop of his tour of the United States, calling for a more active role for women and the laity in t(...)

President Michael D Higgins, sitting next to Brazilian footballer Kaká, said the elimination of hunger “in our lifetimes” is a “powerful idea”.

Extreme hunger is one of the “greatest failures of contemporary life” and an indictment of global polices, President Michael D Higgins has told a gath(...)

President Michael D Higgins was speaking on Saturday at a session at the UN General Assembly in New York. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A “concerted political commitment” is needed by world leaders to ensure promises made by the United Nations to tackle issues such as poverty, inequali(...)

Pope Francis was greeted by about 80,000 people as he drove through sprawling Central Park on Friday. Photograph: Richard Drew/Reuters

Pope Francis, a day after addressing the United Nations in New York, travels on Saturday to Philadelphia, the birthplace of US independence, to promot(...)

It’s difficult to dislike Darwin Deez. No, make that downright darned impossible. The New York band, led by Darwin Smith, operate within t(...)

Michael Slager, who was fired from his job after video emerged of Walter Scott being shot in the back, could face between 30 years and life if convicted of murder. Photograph: Reuters/Charleston County Sheriff’s Office

A grand jury on Monday indicted a former police officer on a murder charge for the shooting death of a black man in North Charleston, South Carolina, (...)

Air France jets at Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris. An Air France flight from the airport was escorted by US fighter jets to New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport on Monday after an anonymous threat was made against the flight. File photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

An Air France flight from Paris was escorted by two US F-15 fighter jets to New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport on Monday after an anonym(...)

Liana Kristina Barrientos will be arraigned on felony fraud charges in the Bronx. The fraud, Bronx prosecutors say, is that in 2010, for her most recent union, she wrote on her marriage license that she had never been married before. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The year 2002 was very busy for a young woman named Liana Kristina Barrientos. For one thing, she was married on Long Island, on Valentine’s Day. For (...)

Dancing girls at the unveiling of the Jaguar media conference on April 1st, during the New York Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. Photograph: Don Emmertdon/AFP

Detroit may be where cars are made, but New York is becoming the town to show them off. Just look around at the New York International Auto Show. Hond(...)