Members of the New York City Fire Department beside  a fallen crane on 40 Worth Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York,  February 5th,  2016. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

One person has been killed and two others are seriously injured after a large mobile crane collapsed in New York City, smashing into the roofs of park(...)

Both pro- and anti-choice sides were dumbfounded by the outcome. The accused had been acquitted, the accusers indicted. The spectacular backfire might have been less of a surprise (although would still have been surprising) in Manhattan or San Francisco. But in Sheldon country?

Until just last week, the only thing many of us knew about Harris County is that it is located in east Texas, where Sheldon Cooper comes from. Sheld(...)

Billionaire Donald Trump lost to Texas senator Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucuses, while Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were locked in a virtual tie after a hard-fought battle. Photograph: Composite/Bloomberg/AFP

Billionaire Donald Trump lost to Texas senator Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucuses, while Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were locked in a virtual tie af(...)

The new Ford Mustang: finally taking to Irish roads in right-hand drive

Cars are driven with prejudice. There is always a pre-conceived notion of the owner behind the wheel. A middle-aged man in a 2005 Merc suggests a one-(...)

The opening of a new consulate in Hong Kong in 2015 saw “rental allowance” costs soar there from €29,080 to €295,062. Photograph: Billy HC Kwok/Bloomberg

Spiralling rents in New York City have forced the Department of Foreign Affairs to increase by more than one-third the rent allowance it pays to its (...)

High maintenance doughnuts

HOT Happn The dating app pings when you’ve crossed paths with someone. No more expanding into British airspace after exhausting local scope on Tind(...)

 Pedestrians walk on Amsterdam Avenue on Sunday in New York city. Most of New York’s streets were cleaned up overnight after a huge snow storm hit the mid-Atlantic states. Photograph: Getty

New York city has slowly emerged from a massive blizzard that paralysed much of the US east coast, while snowy gridlock gripped the nation’s capital (...)

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and  Ted Cruz participate in the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate. Photograph: Getty

Republican Ted Cruz felt the pressure of challenging Donald Trump in Iowa, which kicks off the presidential race on February 1st, as he came under fir(...)

The case arose from John Rusnak’s having hidden trading losses at AIB’s Allfirst Bank  for at least five years before they were revealed in February 2002.

Citigroup has settled long-running litigation in which AIB accused it of helping rogue currency trader John Rusnak rack up a $691 million loss. US di(...)

Fionnuala Walsh trains off the west Clare coast

Fionnuala Walsh’s mother couldn’t swim, so she made sure her six children could. Growing up on the Shannon Estuary, the record-breaking long-distance(...)