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(...)

 New York: $6.3 million was raised from the state over the past 20 years. Photograph: Gary Hershorn/EPA

An examination of the 20 years of financial information in the group’s US filings shows the success the party has enjoyed in tapping the Irish-America(...)

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(...)

Lesley Gore performs at the She’s got the power! event outside Lincoln Center in New York in July 2011. Photograph: Michael Nagle/The New York Times

Lesley Gore, who was a teenager in the 1960s when she recorded hit songs about heartbreak and resilience that went on to become feminist touchstones,(...)

Trevor Madigan: has called the Big Apple home for more than a decade

Silicon Valley may be the first port of call for Irish techies looking to make a name for themselves on the global stage, but New York is giving it a(...)

 Officials inspect the scene of Tuesday’s crash in which a Metro-North train collided with an SUV in Valhalla, New York. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

As the investigation into the deadliest incident in the history of New York’s Metro-North Railroad got under way on Wednesday, officials said they (...)

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(...)